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  1. [gnome] clock panel applet appears off-screen [maverick beta]

    [Maverick beta] When I click on the clock panel applet, it appears off the screen to the top (only the lower portion visible). Anyone else seeing poor positioning of this date/time/location window?
  2. [SOLVED] Re: SOLVED: mobile broadband: DNS resolution failure

    OK, I was doing something stupid. There was an entry for a different provider (Orange) already present in network-manager, and I used that. Creating an entry for the correct provider solved the DNS...
  3. [SOLVED] mobile broadband: DNS resolution failure

    I've bought a USB mobile broadband modem (UK, 3 network). It works on the Windows side of my machine proving that my account is active etc. Under Ubuntu (Maverick beta) it is almost working, but it...
  4. Recommendations for mobile broadband in the UK?

    I'd like to get mobile internet access for a couple of months at least while in the UK. I would be very grateful for any suggestions of good solutions that work with latest Ubuntu, don't involve...
  5. [gnome] Re: error switching to external monitor with compiz

    Update: These problems seem to have largely gone away with the latest beta of the Meerkat release.
  6. [gnome] error switching to external monitor with compiz

    With compiz active, if my external monitor is plugged in and I bring up the Monitors configuration tool (Preferences->Monitors), there is an error and my desktop environment becomes unusable....
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    [ubuntu] Re: USB printer not recognised

    OK, 98 views and no replies. We are still in need of help here. As was the case before, the USB printer is not being recognised when it is plugged in. It seems that USB ports in general on the laptop...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Seeking recommendations - best Ubuntu Netbook

    My Dell Mini 10v is the first laptop I have owned that I have actually liked. The key feature for me is that there is no CPU cooling fan: the machine is virtually silent, whatever it is doing. With...
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    [ubuntu] USB printer not recognised

    When I plug in my USB printer, most of the time it is not correctly recognised. A continuous stream of messages are written to /var/log/messages as follows:


    Mar 12 18:57:08 Trogon kernel: [...
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    [gnome] panel is not respecting gconf entries

    I was in the middle or reporting a bug in the workspace_switcher panel applet (#383641), and I thought it would be a good idea to try with fresh gconf settings. So I renamed ~/.gconf and logged out...
  11. [gnome] Re: Configure grid of workspaces without panel applet

    Bump. Is there a way to configure the dimensions of the grid of workspaces that does not involve the panel applet?

    [And btw there seems to be a bug in that the dimensions are forgotten when the...
  12. Does Asus sell 1000 series eee without Windows OS?

    Is it possible to buy a 1000 series Asus eee without paying for Windows? If so, where from (in the USA)? If not, what would you recommend as an alternative netbook which one can get without paying a...
  13. [ubuntu] F-Stop photo import doesn't organise photos

    Previously, when I imported photos from a camera using F-Stop, it automatically organised them into directories named according to year, month and day. I really appreciated this. Now, it just seems...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu Jaunty crashes

    This is a serious problem now: the machine is almost unusable. I hope this really is a software problem and not a hardware problem. We are finding that after a crash the laptop often requires a few...
  15. [gnome] Configure grid of workspaces without panel applet

    I use a 3x3 grid of workspaces under Jaunty, without Compiz (special effects set to None). However, when I remove the workspace switcher applet from the panel, log out and log in, it has reverted to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu Jaunty crashes

    When I go to System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers it searches and then says "No proprietary drivers are in use on this system". So I guess I'm already using open source drivers for the ATI...
  17. [gnome] Re: How can I remove "Window List" applet from gnome panel?

    Thanks, that's what I wanted.
  18. Thread: what is ./

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    [ubuntu] Re: what is ./

    It's a shorthand for "the current directory". Just like ".." is a shortcut for the parent directory. Try listing the files with


    ls -a

    and you'll see those two, together with the normal files...
  19. [gnome] How can I remove "Window List" applet from gnome panel?

    OK, for many icons/applets in the gnome panel, you can right-click on them and select "Remove from panel". However, for the Window List applet (the thing which provides the tabs indicating open...
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    [gnome] Re: How do I remove title bar from windows?

    @Roblloyd: Thanks for that, it seems that was what I was looking for.

    One imperfection: I have my gnome panel set to autohide, but a few pixels remain on show, even under maximus Any ideas how to...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Wireless Network password question

    Right, and so how do you tell ubuntu that you're happy with the lower level of security implied by wireless activation without a password on automatic login?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Major Jaunty stability issues

    I'm having similar problems on a Thinkpad t40 with a ATI Radeon graphics card. Disabling wireless and Compiz doesn't solve it. I'm getting the impression it's less frequent with the 2.6.27 kernel but...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu Jaunty crashes

    We're also getting hard-to-diagnose system freezes with jaunty on a laptop (Thinkpad T40). I've disabled wireless in BIOS and turned Compiz off, and they still occur. It seems to happen less...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: can ubuntu netbooks display to a large external monitor?

    Thanks, that's good to know. I don't really understand these things but thought there might be a chance that the processor or graphics card wouldn't be able to generate output at that sort of...
  25. [ubuntu] can ubuntu netbooks display to a large external monitor?

    As the title says, I have a basic question about running ubuntu on a netbook: Can you run the video out to an external monitor? Any limits on the resolution of the external monitor? Any particular...
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