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  1. Re: how to set the window frame/border resize width?

    You can also modify one of the existing themes, if you are happy editing the relevant files and don't mind that your windows will have a heavier-looking border.

    Eg, to create a version of Ambiance...
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    [SOLVED] Re: How is 64 bit these days?

    Although the native 64-bit flash plugin works better than the 32-bit one in most situations (on a 64-bit install), it does have bugs. The only one that I've come across is that the 64-bit plugin...
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    Re: Luks issue with Karmic

    Somewhere else here there's a thread complaining that there are no longer any error messages shown during boot now. Perhaps this is another symptom of the same problem.

    Under Jaunty, were things...
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    Re: Disable login sounds

    There are two different issues here. The above bug is about the login sound (and other system sounds): the login sound referred to there is the sound that you hear after logging in.

    But before...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Window Management

    If you are using compiz ("Desktop Effects") then you can do tiling.

    You need to first install some compiz plugins by installing the package compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported and the package...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Need help remotely connecting to Ubuntu system from Windows

    I use nx from nomachine. There are probably good how-to's on the forums if you want to try this, but basically you need to install (on the linux machine) the ssh package as well as the packages for...
  7. Re: Problems printing with Windows printer via Samba

    This looks like bug #283811. See, in particular, comment 37.
  8. Re: two users logged in => only one can use glx extension

    I think this is a standard limitation that may or may not apply, depending on your graphics hardware and drivers. With an nvidia card and the proprietary drivers, this is not a problem. With intel...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: synaptics touchpad - typing delay? (8.10)

    Maybe this post is relevant.
  10. [gnome] Re: Compiz + Nvidia + Metacity = Glitchy Window Border

    I think this is something that happens with certain graphics cards and only certain versions of the proprietary nvidia driver. For example, I have a machine with 7600 card. I get the problem...
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    [ubuntu] Re: producing landscape PDFs with latex

    The following works for me using Ubuntu 8.04 and texlive from the repositories. My test file looks like:

    \documentclass[landscape]{article}

    \pdfpagewidth 11in
    \pdfpageheight 8.5in
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: No DejaVu Sans Condensed font

    The font should be installed in a default Ubuntu installation. It is installed as part of the package "ttf-dejavu-extra".

    You can see whether the actual font file is on your system. Opena terminal...
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    [ubuntu] Re: keystrokes cause apps to close

    I once had something like this that was fixed by going into the gnome preferences and resetting my preferences for Keyboard Layout (System->Preferences->Keyboard). Try selecting a different keyboard...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Print dialog box ignores duplex option

    This may be a reflection of the choice of driver for the printer. You could try using the "ljet4d" driver, which supports the LaserJet 4M with duplex (that's the "d").

    To switch drivers (on Ubuntu...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Manual Ubuntu entry for grub menu.lst

    I think a better way to do this is to first install the grub package in Ubuntu. This should not disturb your Fedora grub installation (but I may be wrong, please note!). I think that if you do:

    ...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Manual Ubuntu entry for grub menu.lst

    You seem to have typed something wrong in your menu.lst. You have:

    title Ubuntu 8.04
    root (hd0,2)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic ro root=dev/sdc3
    initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic
    boot...
  17. [all variants] Re: Regular Expression / Command Chaining / One liner

    Something like

    apt-cache policy `cat check-pkgs` | grep -B1 Installed

    should give you output like

    tomboy:
    Installed: 0.11.1-0ubuntu1
    --
    nautilus:
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    [ubuntu] Re: No Swap

    Assuming these are actually swap partitions, I think you should check that you have corresponding entries in /etc/fstab. You should have something like:


    /dev/sda3 none swap ...
  19. [all variants] Re: Regular Expression / Command Chaining / One liner

    Scripts based on grep in this way may run into false positives, if you aren't careful. For example, you will get a false positive for an entry "foo-bar" in check-pkgs if your system has a package...
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    [all variants] Re: Clean out /root folder

    I don't think you'd do any harm by deleting all the contents of /root here. But why bother? You shouldn't worry that the /root folder is "threatening to fill up [your] root partition completely". The...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Attempted To Install Skype

    You should check first if the file libQtDBus.so.4 is really present in your system. It should be located in /usr/lib. So try opening a terminal and typing


    locate libQtDBus.so.4

    The file...
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    [kubuntu] Re: Howto print a postscript file in Gutsy?

    If you open a terminal and do:

    lpr filename.ps
    then that should print the postscript file "filename.ps" to your default printer. (Alternatively, double-click on the postscript file to open it in...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Evince-thumbnailer

    A workaround is to disable thumbnailing of pdf files altogether. (This is something I did ages ago, because I find that all thumbnails of documents look pretty much indistinguishable. I prefer to see...
  24. Thread: Font Location

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    [ubuntu] Re: Font Location

    They are in /usr/share/fonts I think, in directories like /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-bitstream-vera.

    You can install fonts also in /usr/local/share/fonts, I believe. For a single user they can...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Only detects one processor after installing virtual box

    I'll have a guess at what might have happened. The version of the virtualbox modules that you installed ends in -386. This means (I think) that it is for the -386 kernel, not the -generic kernel....
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