It’s been a while since I had to do this. I’ve gotten so used to regular Ubuntu and Nautilus and layers of auto-mounting drive-enabling modules under the hood, it took a while to re-adjust the mindset by about 18 months and do this by hand… Until PCManFM (Lubuntu’s default file manager) catches up and takes … Continue reading
Full Circle Podcast #3 Hail the Mental Mongoose is here! In this episode, three English guys struggle with the Linux Tech Survey, Wine and the English Language… Full Circle Magazine #35 is here! Digitally Retouching a Photo in GIMP Installing Google SketchUp using Wine. Review – Motorola Milestone/Droid. Top 5 – Android Applications.
A problem I’ve found with the current Lubuntu alpha; namely after install and/or tweaking the graphics settings being presented with a black screen or this message: X-session unable to launch “/usr/bin/start/xde” X-session not found “/usr/bin/start/xde” falling back to default session. on re-start. A little x-session voodoo? I got this after installing VirtualBox Guest Additions which … Continue reading
Why not take the Linux tech survey as which quite a few “youtubers” are answering and we’ve put in the Full Circle Podcast ep#3. Posted by Waqar M, alias “knowmorecomp” ( ). Text of the survey is at http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1809188/Linux%20tech%20survey .
The good news is: I have reduced my Audacity crashes by 80%… The bad news is: I did it by removing the proprietary nVidia drivers! I had long suspect that Audacity’s GTK front-end quarrels with the proprietary nVidia graphics drivers BUT ONLY on my Dell laptop. The nVidia card in this Dell was never rated … Continue reading
VirtualBox offers its own Guest Additions for improved integration between guest and host, particularly mouse-capture and more video resolutions. The guest-additions are installed to the guest, not the host. It is an essential for best performance. The current VirtualBox (184.108.40.206) includes a multi-platform cd-iso image for Guest Additions. For Windows guests you only need mount … Continue reading
The name Lubuntu is a combination of LXDE and Ubuntu. LXDE stands for Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment. The objective of the Lubuntu project is to create a variant of Ubuntu that uses LXDE, the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment, as its default GUI. Lubuntu is targeted at “normal” PC users running on low-spec hardware, without enough … Continue reading
There’s been a huge fuss over the default layout in the new Ambiance and Radiance Light themes in Lucid Lynx. Namely, the Window controls (minimise, maximise, close) being in the top left corner, not the right as we are all accustomed. But it’s surprisingly easy to fix, even if it’s buried in the arcane black … Continue reading
Following my minor rant about the Blogger NavBar and why its such a stylistic and artistic bad idea, here’s how I dealt with it. Most of the Blogger Templates use iframes to load the NavBar, styled with a CSS block ID named navbar-iframe. So we can use standard CSS formatting to move, hide or otherwise … Continue reading
It’s been about a month on the new blog platform. Well past the time to fix the hideous template I chose by default (they were all pretty hideous). So now the Catling Mindwipe has gone Minima, with a few tweaks: Fonts Colours Page element and graphic borders These were all done through the Dashboard, Layout … Continue reading
Sorry about the title, couldn’t help myself. If you haven’t seen the new branding (samples here at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Brand ) and you aren’t running the Ubuntu Lucid Lynx Alpha-3 on trial ( http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/lucid/alpha-3/ ), you can still get new themes for Light – Ambience and Radiance. These are available and working for both Lucid (9.10) and … Continue reading