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  1. [ubuntu] 12.04: Prompt replaced by default "bash-4.2$" prompt

    Sometime over the last few days something somewhere has changed.

    My terminal prompt has changed to "bash-4.2$" and a cron job to restart kTorrent each day is failing. A terminal opened last week...
  2. Re: Windows GUI program launching a command prompt

    The solution I found for this was to either run the program from a terminal or include
    Terminal=true in the .desktop file that launches the program. Looks a little ugly, but all the output from...
  3. Re: Windows GUI program launching a command prompt

    Thanks for your reply, Karlchen, but...

    They’re not my programs so I have no control over how they launch other programs. I couldn’t even tell you what mechanism they use to launch these programs...
  4. Windows GUI program launching a command prompt

    Iíve got a couple of programs working under Wine (1.6.2 on Ubuntu 14.04) and they both launch command line programs. This all works fine, but Wine doesnít show me the command windows so I have to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Disable accordion effect?

    I've heard of that, but it's only a workaround - it does not disable anything.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Scroll mousewheel to move Unity Launcher

    I'd love to know this too, but it looks like the design mavins at Canonical have decided that we can't have scrolling. They've added some un-asked-for 'feature' where you can swap between windows of...
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    [ubuntu] Disable accordion effect?

    Ye Gods, is there any way to disable the ugly accordion effect in the Unity Launcher?? It's like being stabbed in the eye with a fork. How could anyone think this was a good idea?

    I've just...
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    Re: Unity Launcher wonít unhide over VNC

    The only solution I found was to turn off the Hide behaviour. Thankfully the machine is mostly used for MythTV so that at least hides the ugly launcher.

    And yes, I’m just using the standard...
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    Re: 0.25 -> 0.27 upgrade failed

    Ah...thanks for your concise explanation.

    /home/mythtv/.mythtv/config.xml did indeed have a default password.

    Is it important which is the actual file? Seems like overkill having three...
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    Unity Launcher wonít unhide over VNC

    I recently upgraded from 11.10 Oneiric to 12.04.3 Precise and find that when I connect to the machine over VNC (UltraVNC on Win 7) I cannot make the Unity Launcher unhide (using the mouse). ...
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    0.25 -> 0.27 upgrade failed

    0.25 -> 0.27 upgrade failed

    I recently upgraded Ubuntu from 11.10 Oneiric to 12.04.3 Precise. This took most of a day. Next on the agenda was MythTV so I changed repository to 0.27 and steamed...
  12. [SOLVED] Re: [solved] flash issue on linux mint 14/ubuntu 12.10

    Do this!

    You probably already have gecko installed so that's not a big deal.

    I'm even thinking of giving this a try in Windows (where I have no probs with flash). This script gives you...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't open Software Sources (among others)

    That's all well and good, but doesn't explain why these things aren't working.
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    [ubuntu] Can't open Software Sources (among others)

    My media PC running Natty seems to have developed some mysterious problems. First it was giving me a notification about update failures - it hadn't done an update check in 13 days. Running a check...
  15. [SOLVED] Re: 12.04 64-bit, "prettynames" cron job stopped running - need help

    I had a similar problem.

    Does your script delete all the links in the pretty folder before creating new ones? I can't remember the exact cause, but there were some links (somehow) created that...
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    VDPAU broken again

    After today's update VDPAU no longer works (Failed to intialize video output). "High Quality" playback works, but I know I'm better off using VDPAU.


    Aug 29 10:50:09 urania mythfrontend[6296]: E...
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    [all variants] Re: APoD Background Setter

    This topic solved the "gconftool-2 not working from cron" problem for me. Just add the lines for getting the dbus address to the setwallpaper script.

    I also had some problems with the link being...
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    [ubuntu] X-Fi quiet centre channel & LFE

    I have a media centre using MythTV that has an onboard sound chip (nVidia MCP73) and a Creative Labs X-Fi Titanium card. The internal sound works fine, but the X-Fi has a very quiet centre and LFE...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Shared file changes ownership when saved

    bump
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    [ubuntu] Shared file changes ownership when saved

    I've created a share using Nautilus on an Ubuntu 11.04 machine and can access it OK from both my Win 7 pc and partner's WinXP machine. We both have Ubuntu accounts and use those to access the share....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Shutdown only logs out?

    I also have this problem. It's just emerged on this machine after an upgrade from Lucid to Maverick.

    The only other things I've done since that are (at all) related:


    fixing the ugly low-res...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: Uncontrolled, Sporadic, log-off, not quite full Reboot

    [Edit: OK...I didn't read this thread very well :oops: - my problem is the Reboot menu option only logging me out, not rebooting]
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    [SOLVED] Re: Can't Edit/Remove gnome-panel

    I encountered this problem (or something very similar) recently and found the answer was a setting in gconf-editor that had been switched on somehow - /apps/panel/global/locked_down. Worth checking...
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    [gnome] Re: type path in Nautilus instead of using buttons

    Attached is a Nautilus script to toggle between "Location Entry" (i.e. path via text box) and the "Pathbar" (path navigation via buttons). Not as good as a toggle button, but it'll do for now.
    ...
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    [gnome] Re: type path in Nautilus instead of using buttons

    This is so annoying! Both modes are useful so why take away the toggle?
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