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  1. [gnome] eog: toolbar button "open with gimp" (ubuntu 12.04)

    With ubuntu 10.4, I gave eog a toolbar button "open with gimp". How can I do the same under ubuntu 12.04? (I know that right-clicking on the picture gives me a menu that includes an "open with ..."...
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    [SOLVED] Re: How to mark as [solved]

    Is this somehow currently broken??
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    Re: installing wine on 12.04 (amd64)

    I just want to confirm that installing libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-quantal:i386 did solve all my problems with wine: afterwards I could install wine without problems, and it is running fine, too. - Thanks...
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    Re: installing wine on 12.04 (amd64)

    Thanks, I'll try that. So I was not making a silly mistake but things ARE seriously broken.
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    [Solved] installing wine on 12.04 (amd64)

    Today I installed ubuntu 12.04 on my new computer (amd64). Right now, I have really the default installation, nothing added, nothing removed, it's all the way it comes by default.

    Yet when I try...
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    [all variants] Re: absolute to relative symbolic links

    @NutMonkey

    symlinks can be quite helpful for converting existing links.
    relative.sh can also be used as a replacement for "ln -s" that gives you relative links right away. Also, it's easier to...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: "Could not connect to video device (/dev/video0), please check connection" error

    I was having similar difficulties when trying to use camorama. In the end, I realized that this is really a problem of camorama only. My webcam works fine with gstreamer-properties and cheese.
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    [ubuntu] Re: internal mic fails after upgrade to 10.04

    Thanks for your help!

    This says that the internal mic is selected. It doesn't offer a possibility to adjust levels.

    No matter what I select in pavucontrol, when I try to record something with...
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    [ubuntu] internal mic fails after upgrade to 10.04

    After upgrading from ubuntu 8.10 to 10.04, the only thing that does not work (anymore) is the internal microphone of my laptop.

    For capture alsamixer lets me choose between "mic" and "internal...
  10. [gnome] disabeling screen lock on suspend lets wakeup fail

    When I disable the screen lock on suspend (gnome-power-manager), the wakeup will fail the first time I try it (for lenovo x300 running ubuntu 8.10):

    When I wake up the computer after suspend, it...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Alt key in xterm

    Update:

    I have been using my ~/.Xresourses for many years on various unix/linux platforms. Somehow it contained the line

    XTerm*eightBitInput: true

    Yet for ubuntu this flag should be set...
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    [gnome] Re: gnome-terminal: remove close-tab buttons

    Kind of related: I was also annoyed by firefox that comes with such close-tab buttons, too. Yet firefox is configurable:

    In about:config search for browser.tabs.closeButtons and give it the value...
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    [gnome] Re: gnome-terminal: remove close-tab buttons

    Too bad! I guess I'll continue using konsole just for that!
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    [gnome] gnome-terminal: remove close-tab buttons

    In general, I prefer gnome over kde. Yet one thing of gnome-terminal annoys me and makes me use konsole instead: with gnome-terminal, the close-tab button is right on the tab itself. Too often, I end...
  15. [ubuntu] controling the charging and decharging level of battery (Lenovo X300)

    My Lenovo X300 is dual boot ubuntu and windows XP. How can I do the following under ubuntu?

    Under Windows XP, there is a tool (part of the power manager) that allows one to control the charging...
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    [kde] Re: konsole: using specific font

    Well, I learned that this has nothing to do with konsole or kde. But it's all about fontconfig. So to get bitmap fonts for applications like konsole and gnome-terminal, I replaced in...
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    [kde] [SOLVED] konsole: using specific font

    My favorite font is
    -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal-*-20-*-*-75-*-*-*-*
    I know it's not scalable and it doesn't give me bold or slanted. Yet I just like it better than any other font. Is it possible to...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: how to restart a daemon when laptop was asleep

    I see, thanks a lot. -- I am still in the process of familarizing myself with setting up such things. With your approach, I will have two pieces of code for syndaemon, one for starting it initially...
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    [gnome] compactify gtk menus

    I try to avoid wasting precious space on my desktop. Therefore I am a bit annoyed by the default layout of gtk menus that decorates the parent entry of a menu with a bold ">" or "V" to indicate that...
  20. [ubuntu] how to restart a daemon when laptop was asleep

    I like to use syndaemon to deactivate the touchpad when I am writing. Yet when I put the laptop asleep and wake it up again, syndaemon is gone. Is this a bug? If yes of what? If it's normal that such...
  21. [gnome] [SOLVED] starting applications during startup

    I am a gnome newbie. I'd like to start several X applications during startup. (Probably this should happen after gnome itself has started.) What is the cleanest way to do that?

    I could put...
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    [ubuntu] disabling touchpad for Lenovo X300

    With my old IBM laptop R40, "synclient TouchpadOff=1" allowed me to disable only the touchpad itself, i.e., I could still use the mouse buttons. Most often, this was exactly what I wanted. With my...
  23. [gnome] Re: emacs process-environment under gnome

    Thanks, that makes sense.



    OK, I guess I found the proper solution:

    When gnome is started by Xsession, the latter program sources

    /etc/X11/Xsession.d/40x11-common_xsessionrc
  24. [gnome] Re: emacs process-environment under gnome

    I guess, being new to gnome, my question is really why (all?) applications are started directly by the root process with "nothing else in between".
  25. [gnome] Re: emacs process-environment under gnome

    You mean the emacs built-in getenv? Inside emacs, getenv gives you the environment variables individually. The emacs variable process-environment gives you all the environment variables known to...
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