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    [SOLVED] Re: Google Chrome - buttons on right?

    this worked for me in Precise with Gnome Shell


    gconftool-2 --set /apps/metacity/general/button_layout --type string ":close"
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    Re: What do you do for a living ?

    Actual LAMP developer.
    Aspiring Django developer.
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    Re: GNOME 3: Why It Failed

    Gnome Shell is a better DE than Unity. I don't like the Unity launcher. I do like the 'activities' view in GS. Unity uses about 1GB of memory post-login on my laptop. GS uses half of that; only a...
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    [gnome] Gnome-Shell update notifications

    The update manager doesn't notify me of updates since I switched from Xubuntu Oneiric to Gnome Shell Oneiric. I have "Automatically check for updates: Daily" and "When there are security updates:...
  5. Thread: Happy New Year

    by alco75
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    Re: Happy New Year

    Best wishes to all Ubuntu users for 2012 8)
  6. [SOLVED] Re: How can I compile executables that will run on linux?

    Did anyone answer this?

    Probably, yes. Since C is a subset of C++, any C program is also a C++ program. Which means any C++ compiler (and presumably C++ IDE too) should handle C just fine.
  7. [SOLVED] Re: I have Ubuntu 6.06 LTS on my PC, can I replace it with 11.10

    Lubuntu and Xubuntu have far lower system requirements than Ubuntu. Ubuntu on my Thinkpad idles at 1GB memory usage - most of your memory. Xubuntu on the other hand idles at about 0.5GB.

    I'd say...
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    Python tutorials quick start guides

    Hi there,

    Can anyone recommend any Python quick start guides or tutorials, especially if they have any particular focus on Ubuntu development?

    I'm a professional LAMP programmer and I've done...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: In what directory can applications (inc downloaded) be found on Ubuntu 11,10

    I'm not sure about the Ubuntu Software Centre, but if you use Synaptic, you can find out where the installed files are by finding the package, going to its properties, and going to the 'Installed...
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    Re: What book are you reading ?

    Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Non-Believer

    (50 Beans! Finally! \\:D/ )
  11. Thread: unix epoch time

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    [SOLVED] Re: unix epoch time

    You have to store times somehow. Most modern databases support their own datetime datatype, but storing times as integers is a reasonable database-independent solution. Arithmetic operations on...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: That Windows key on the keyboard... reassingning ?

    The Keyboard -> Application Shortcuts manager xfce4-keyboard-settings in Xubuntu is excellent, much more usable than I remember it being to set up keyboard shortcuts in Natty under GNOME.

    I have a...
  13. [all variants] Re: sharing information between users on the same system

    You'd need to install the Dropbox client on both machines, yes.

    But once the Shared Folder is set up, you don't even need a command to synchronize. As soon as you write to the Shared Folder, the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Novatech laptops, UK

    You don't really save anything by buying an OS-free laptop, unfortunately. I considered Novatech, but went for a Thinkpad (that came with W7) for the build quality. Lenovo's laptops generally play...
  15. Thread: 10.10 vs 11.10

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    [ubuntu] Re: 10.10 vs 11.10

    Xubuntu Oneiric is blindingly fast compared to Ubuntu Natty. :o
  16. Thread: Netbeans 11.10

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    [ubuntu] Re: Netbeans 11.10

    Yeah, he did that. His issue is he's got no Java runtime.

    I'm pretty sure ubuntu-restricted-extras installs the OpenJDK, and that works for me on Xubuntu Oneiric, both a fresh install and an...
  17. [all variants] Re: sharing information between users on the same system

    What about Google Docs or Dropbox (Shared Folders)?
  18. [ubuntu] Re: problems installing Apache2, phpmyadmin on Ubuntu 10.04

    I would've thought it'd be better to just use tasksel really, as that installs the LAMP components where they're 'supposed' to be, rather than putting it in /opt and using xampp ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Upgrade Ubuntu with Uduntu CD

    It'll reinstall them for you, (possibly) losing any package-specific data in the process, see my previous post.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Upgrade Ubuntu with Ubuntu CD

    I went from Ubuntu Natty to Xubuntu Oneiric by 'upgrading' from a Xubuntu Oneiric Live USB. I didn't have any problems.

    (I then got rid of old packages by following this guide.)

    It's not really...
  21. Thread: keePassX

    by alco75
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    [SOLVED] Re: keePassX

    Yeah, works for me just fine on Xubuntu Oneiric too.

    I installed it with:
    sudo apt-get install keepassx
  22. [ubuntu] Re: problems installing Apache2, phpmyadmin on Ubuntu 10.04

    You'll need to install phpmyadmin separately, after the above:


    sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin

    Having said that, I've just tried it on Oneiric and it wasn't immediately available on...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: problems installing Apache2, phpmyadmin on Ubuntu 10.04

    How did you actually install LAMP in the first place? I would clean up the broken install, if you can. Then, I find the path of least resistance is to use tasksel.

    Make sure tasksel is actually...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to start Netbeans?

    In Xubuntu, it gets an entry under 'Development' ...

    Otherwise, start a terminal and try:
    which netbeans

    If that comes out with nothing try:
    locate netbeans

    (Since I only need Netbeans...
  25. Thread: Java

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    [ubuntu] Re: Java

    Doesn't ubuntu-restricted-extras include Java?
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