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    [ubuntu] Re: How to install gcc 4.6.3 on 12.04 LTS

    Here is a larger version of the error message. I did try to run the configure script while trying to manually install gcc 4.6.3.
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to install gcc 4.6.3 on 12.04 LTS

    Yes, I did. That command fails with the same error.
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to install gcc 4.6.3 on 12.04 LTS

    I broke gcc somehow and tried to reinstall it. At the moment, gcc is not install but, when I try to reinstall it with apt-get, I get this odd message:



    If I do try to reinstall it fails with...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to install gcc 4.6.3 on 12.04 LTS

    Hadn't thought of that. I suppose it's possible. I have always just added whatever ppa's I have needed whenever I have needed them. How would I check?
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    [ubuntu] How to install gcc 4.6.3 on 12.04 LTS

    I would like to install gcc 4.6.3 using apt, if possible, but I cannot seem to choose a version any more specific than just 4.6 and, when I choose this, apt tries to install 4.6.4 even though the...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Edge scrolling on laptop touchpad causes pastes and browser navigations

    Thanks again, cmcanulty. I might be days or weeks away from trying due to my workload and the once-burned-twice-shy fear of incurring another few days of downtime. Btw, long live local libraries!...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: Edge scrolling on laptop touchpad causes pastes and browser navigations

    Thanks, cmcanulty. I'll give it a try when I am finished the code I am working on. Installing Gnome Classic Shell was supposed to be just a desktop environment as well and it trashed my (standard)...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Edge scrolling on laptop touchpad causes pastes and browser navigations

    I am leery of experimenting with a new desktop at the moment. After upgrading to 14.04 I tried to install the classic gnome shell desktop as an alternative to cursed Unity and it was a disaster. It...
  9. [ubuntu] Edge scrolling on laptop touchpad causes pastes and browser navigations

    Since installing 14.04 with cursed Unity, I have been having odd behaviour while edge scrolling on my laptop's touchpad. It seems this is caused by unintended pastes, as though tapping the touchpad...
  10. [SOLVED] Re: Contents of Desktop directory not displayed on Unity desktop

    Thanks, vasa1. I guess I should mark this thread as SOLVED twice. :-)
  11. [SOLVED] Re: Contents of Desktop directory not displayed on Unity desktop

    When I upgraded to 14.04, I tried to install the Gnome classic shell and it was a disaster so I did a fresh installation of 14.04, with cursed Unity, and I have left it alone since. But Unity has...
  12. [SOLVED] Re: Contents of Desktop directory not displayed on Unity desktop

    Thanks to all. deadflowr's suggestion was the first thing I tried and it worked. So strange that has to be enabled. Ditching Unity is getting higher on my list of things to do.

    Is there any way...
  13. [SOLVED] Contents of Desktop directory not displayed on Unity desktop

    The title says it all. Is the Unity desktop supposed to display icons for the contents of the Desktop directory? If so, my installation is not. Is there a trick?
  14. [ubuntu] Edge scrolling causes Firefox to navigate to a new page

    A strange new behaviour in a recent installation of 14.04 is that Firefox will jump to a new page while I am edge scrolling. The jumps do not follow a pattern -- as far as I have been able to tell. ...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: How to localize window controls of maximized windows in Unity

    Thanks for the tip about Mate. I did try to install Gnome again. I was quite surprised to see how Unity-fied it was and quickly tossed it. This we-know-what-you-need UI is so un-Linux. How are...
  16. [ubuntu] Disable overlay scroll bars in Unity start/search menu

    I have disabled the overlay scroll bars in Unity by running:

    gsettings set com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode normal

    however, they persist in Unity's start/search menu, where they...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: Unity launcher does not span the height of the display

    Here is the screenshot as a .png:
  18. [ubuntu] Re: How to localize window controls of maximized windows in Unity

    After searching from some screenshots of Unity, it looks like the top panel is meant to span the width of the display and the launcher is meant to span the remaining height. So my installation seems...
  19. [ubuntu] Re: How to localize window controls of maximized windows in Unity

    After searching from some screenshots of Unity, it looks like the top panel is meant to span the width of the display and the launcher is meant to span the remaining height. So my installation seems...
  20. [ubuntu] Unity launcher does not span the height of the display

    This is my second attempt to install 14.04 and deal with <insert curse word> Unity. In both installations, the Unity launcher has never spanned the height of the display area, stopping when it meets...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: How to localize window controls of maximized windows in Unity

    Until I futzed around for an hour or so, all of the menu options of maximized windows were displaying on the Unity top panel immediately to the right of the window controls. So I would see, say:
    ...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: How to localize window controls of maximized windows in Unity

    Here is a screenshot showing Firefox maximized on the Unity desktop:

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    In the top left-hand corner, it shows the controls to close, minimize, and maximize the window are being displayed on...
  23. [ubuntu] How to localize window controls of maximized windows in Unity

    After much futzing around with <insert curse word> Unity in 14.04, I have managed to get the menus of maximized windows to stop merging with the top panel in the desktop and sharing space with the...
  24. [ubuntu] Preventing dual use of top bar in desktop and windows

    I might be searching for the answer to this question using the wrong keywords as none of the solutions I have found have the desired effect.

    I believe the top bar in the <insert curse word> Unity...
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    [ubuntu] Unexpected shutdown

    Ubuntu 12.04 just shutdown for no apparent reason on my laptop. It did not feel hot to the touch but, if it did shut down because of over heating, it might have cooled before I noticed. The power...
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