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Problem with full screen in Ubuntu Answered

Hey, I've been having a problem recently. I don't know if any one else is having this problem, or if anyone could help. I'm using Ubuntu as my OS. When I go to watch videos in Hulu and I click full screen, it briefly goes full screen (just long enough to see the hit escape to exit notification) then goes back to normal view. Does anyone know how to fix this? NOTE: I already tried disabling Cairo-Dock and it didn't help at all. Thanks in advance.

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KentsOkay (author)2008-11-08

Dunno...
I never even got Ubuntu to boot properly...

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Gjdj3 (author)KentsOkay2008-11-08

Oh, that's too bad. What was the problem with it?

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KentsOkay (author)Gjdj32008-11-09

No idea, it loads, then dumps me into some sorta kernal-prompt thing....

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PKM (author)KentsOkay2008-12-05

I had something similar when I tried to install Debian- I accidentally told it to do a minimal command-line-only install and not include any graphics packages- that confused me for a long time. The most recent Ubuntu discs are live CDs which means they should boot straight into a linux desktop that you can then install from- if you have a reasonably standard computer then it should Just Work (TM). If you have an internet conenction and a CD-R there's no reason not to try it.

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Gjdj3 (author)KentsOkay2008-11-11

Which ubuntu did you install? Because if you did the one where you install inside of windows there's an easy fix.

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LinuxH4x0r (author)2008-11-07

no clue. Try a different browser

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Gjdj3 (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-11-08

Ok, I tried that but it didn't work. By the way, I finally got my Instructables book. Congratulations! Your instructable looks really nice in there.

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LinuxH4x0r (author)Gjdj32008-11-08

Thanks. Can't wait to get mine. (i think they should have used the other final picture) I have no clue

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Gjdj3 (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-11-09

Yeah, I was really excited when I got my book yesterday. Yours will probably come soon. A whole bunch of people are posting their pictures with the book so a lot of peoples have already come.

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Derin (author)Gjdj32008-11-16

Wish I could get one,but I'm positive that they don't ship to where I live,and even if they did,costs would be astronomical.:(

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Gjdj3 (author)Derin2008-11-16

Oh, do you live overseas?

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LinuxH4x0r (author)Gjdj32008-11-09

was it USPS or a private carrier like ups or fedex? I just moved and I don't want it sent there.

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Gjdj3 (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-11-08

Maybe. I'll tell you how it works.

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acer5050 (author)2008-11-08

Do you use conpiz? disable it and try again

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Gjdj3 (author)acer50502008-11-09

Oh, you're right! that's probably what it is. I'll try that also.

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11010010110 (author)2008-11-09

open a console (konsole or gnome-terminal) and run hulu from there try to do what you want close hulu and see what it wrote in the console

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Gjdj3 (author)110100101102008-11-09

That's a good idea. I'll try that. Thanks.

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killerjackalope (author)2008-11-08

I used to have the problem with windows, check what's running, it's usually something random and pointless that likes to remind you of things...

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joejoerowley (author)2008-11-08

I have the same problem exactly, hulu with ubuntu full screen. The way I think I fixed it is to pop it out of the window and then to drag the poped out player to full screen as possible. Hope that helps. Thanks

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11010010110 (author)2008-11-08

try to switch up or down screen resolution ?

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Gjdj3 (author)110100101102008-11-08

I've tried that and I don't think that's the problem. Thanks, though.

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NachoMahma (author)2008-11-07

. Maybe Hulu thinks the screen is bigger than it really is? Check the Hulu config.

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Gjdj3 (author)NachoMahma2008-11-08

Ok, thanks for the advice. I'll tell you if it works.

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