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  1. [ubuntu] Many programs don't work when external monitor is plugged in

    Hi All,

    Many programs don't work well when an external monitor is plugged in. Two examples are skype and Rstudio. The old QtOctave also had issues. Basically, whenever I've got my monitor...
  2. [ubuntu] Is there a better deal than the system76 desktop? What to compare it to?

    Hi All,

    I've been an exclusive user of thinkpad x200/201's (with ubuntu of course) for the past 4 years now. I do a lot of statistical computing with big datasets and/or other memory and...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Help! After upgrade "X11 initialization failed.\n"

    Bumping this thread with a similar problem. I upgraded to 12.10, and now I can't open gedit from a remote machine running 12.04.

    Help appreciated.
  4. [ubuntu] Will installing 12.10 make me need to reinstall cinnamon?

    and why?

    http://imgur.com/VHeVl
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    [ubuntu] New Kernel day!

    New Kernel day is the day that everyone gets new kernels!

    Seriously though, could somebody explain to me what precisely is changing about my system when a new Kernel is downloaded and installed? ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dual monitor problem (Cinnamon)

    and the problem mysteriously fixed itself, except that now the icons are on the wrong monitor, and cannot be dragged to the laptop monitor. weird.

    http://i.imgur.com/JBWB7.jpg

    if anyone has...
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    [ubuntu] Dual monitor problem (Cinnamon)

    Hi All,

    (apologies for cross-posting -- this is also in the newbie questions in the linux mint forums)

    Anyway, my issue:

    When I boot into Cinnamon without my second monitor plugged in,...
  8. [ubuntu] Cinnamon panels and icons gone in twinview!

    I've got a widescreen monitor that I sit on its side to use as a vertical monitor in twinview with my laptop monitor. I set it back normally to play a video game (megaglest) in widescreen, and then...
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    [ubuntu] Icons on wrong side of twinview monitor

    Please see attached screenshot.

    This is cinnamon, 12.04, on a thinkpad x201 (64 bit), with a Intel Ironlake Mobile graphics card. The vertical monitor is to the right of the laptop.

    Any...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Can't access old partition with Lucid after installing 12.04

    and what is on that NTFS partition anyway, and why would a Mint live CD make it for me?
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Can't access old partition with Lucid after installing 12.04

    OK, well, if the linux gods are listening, they should take note of my case as an example of how they really should simplify their partitioning software, and better communicate what the hell is going...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: Can't access old partition with Lucid after installing 12.04

    well, you'd not use bold if you weren't sure of yourself.

    out of curiosity, why would a mint live cd make those two partitions if linux only lives on one partition? and what could be in those...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: Can't access old partition with Lucid after installing 12.04

    and I've done a full backup, so no worries about data -- I'd like to be able to boot into Lucid to get actual work done however, rather than waiting weeks (if ever) until I am fully functional in...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Can't access old partition with Lucid after installing 12.04

    I'm pretty sure that lucid is installed on one of those two. Anyway, when I was dual-booting between mint and lucid, the lucid partition was sized on the order of those two partitions in the...
  15. [ubuntu] Can't access old partition with Lucid after installing 12.04

    Hi All, reviews of cinnamon finally convinced me to make the jump from the sinking ship that is gnome 2. I went and installed linux mint 13/cinnamon, but after 15 minutes of trying to figure out...
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    [ubuntu] Is system76 the best deal in desktops?

    Are there better values in terms of money for specs than a system76? I would be comparing against the "wild dog performance". I know squat about desktops, haven't had one in almost ten years now. ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: gedit-latex-plugin broken partially

    I was having this problem today after shopping around for a replacement for winefish. Turns out that the gedit plugin doesn't recognize the file as a latex file unless it has the .tex file...
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    [ubuntu] Re: No sound in Wine 1.3.31

    I have the same problem. I tried to run wine from the terminal, and here is all of the ouput I got:


    andrew@andrew-laptop:~/.local/share/wineprefixes/diablo2/drive_c/Program Files/Diablo II$...
  19. [ubuntu] Laptop with external vertical monitor -- getting the workspace switcher to work bette

    Hi All,

    Santa Claus recently gave me a nice new vertical monitor to plug into my laptop when I'm working from home. It works well, but I've got a couple of minor problems with it that I'd like to...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: megaglest (game) crashes on startup, screenresizes, then game aborts

    I had thought so, but I went ahead and double-checked:


    andrew@andrew-laptop:~$ echo 'deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu lucid-getdeb games' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list && wget -q -O-...
  21. [ubuntu] megaglest (game) crashes on startup, screenresizes, then game aborts

    Hi All, I'm having an issue with the game Megaglest, would appreciate help. When I type it into a terminal, I get the following output. Seems like its some problem with the rendering? My screen...
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    [ubuntu] LaTeX2rtf issue

    Hi All, I'm trying to get latex2rtf to work, so that I can send something to someone who doesn't use latex. my problem: it doesn't work. more specifically, I type the following:

    ...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: Dock and main control bar GONE in 11.10 after changing dock settings in compiz

    what I did was go running back to Ubuntu 10 and away from Unity, which I tried oh so hard to be open-minded about, before coming to the conclusion that it was trash design with bugs to boot.
  24. [ubuntu] Dock and main control bar GONE in 11.10 after changing dock settings in compiz

    Hi All,

    I'd appreciate your help with a weird problem. I downloaded compiz in order to change to dock settings to "never hide." After I did so, I somehow got stuck in a very odd state.
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Safaricom 3g modem

    Bump with the same problem. I am using Ubuntu 10.04, and have a SarariCom MobilePartner 3g modem -- its a usb stick that plugs into the computer. It has autorun for windows, but the .exe file...
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