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  1. [ubuntu] Can't get root access in GUI (pkexec broken)

    I'm having so many issues with 11.10. It feels like an alpha release.

    The latest thing is that I can no longer enter my password to get root permissions graphically. The policykit agent dialog...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: fingerprint-polkit-agent doesn't run on login

    Hi! I didn't see this response before for some reason. I tried your suggestion, and it works perfectly. Thanks!

    I guess there was a conflict with something in the user-specific startup items that...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How do I "Activate window on mouse move over"?

    Yeah, the global menu bar really screws with this! But luckily you can turn it off. I never really understood click-to-focus (why is it useful to send mouse movements to a window that you aren't...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How do I "Activate window on mouse move over"?

    Did you find that this works for you long term? It fixes the problem for me for one login session, but next time I log in, it has reverted back to the behavior where you have to click on windows...
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    [ubuntu] Where did the locations/world map go?

    In 11.04, clicking on the time in the menu would bring down an attractive list of the world locations I had defined, with a clock for each, an indicator of whether it is night or day, and a world map...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: 11.10 Unity launcher and Panel render below everything

    There's already a thread on this.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1859985
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    [ubuntu] Re: Unity dash disappearing under open windows

    I have the same issue. Very annoying! I tried playing with the compiz settings manager (ccsm) but couldn't see anything obvious.

    Some more information: if you run
    unity --reset
    in the terminal,...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: 11.10 upgrade problems: odd boot behavior, system restart always required

    barmaley: You mean the classic Gnome desktop? You can choose it from the setting icon next to your name at the login screen.

    UncleRice: What file is not found?
  9. [ubuntu] fingerprint-polkit-agent doesn't run on login

    I just upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10, and I noticed that applications can no longer request su privileges graphically. This turns out to be because the policykit agent, fingerprint-polkit-agent, isn't...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: 11.10 upgrade problems: odd boot behavior, system restart always required

    I tried moving the /var/run and /var/lock locations as suggested, and everything seems to work fine now. Thank you so much!

    FWIW I didn't need to drop down to singleuser to do this: everything...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: 11.10 upgrade problems: odd boot behavior, system restart always required

    Actually, I've found that whether the machine boots or not isn't random: if I delete all files in /var/run/dbus/ then the machine boots into X on the next try; otherwise it gets stuck (and I can only...
  12. [ubuntu] 11.10 upgrade problems: odd boot behavior, system restart always required

    I just upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 using the update manager tool. The upgrade went smoothly, except for one message about swsusp needing a swap partition to work (I do have a swap partition, and...
  13. [ubuntu] Can't mirror screen when connecting projector

    When I connect an external projector to my laptop's video port, Ubuntu detects it automatically and sets it up as a second workspace. but this isn't what I want -- when I'm giving a presentation I...
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