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  1. Poll: [ubuntu] Re: Mac4Lin - New releases, discussions, comments etc.

    I'll send you a PM to help
  2. Poll: [ubuntu] Re: Mac4Lin - New releases, discussions, comments etc.

    infra_red_dude, why not make the development process of mac4lin more open?

    you could have the code hosted in subversion on google code or bazaar on launchpad. People would have access to code...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: launch multiple commands in .desktop launchers

    i made a script called hackexec with contents:

    echo $@ > /tmp/hackyrunscript
    chmod +x /tmp/hackyrunscript
    /tmp/hackyrunscript

    and put it into a folder in my PATH. Then from gnome launchers i...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: can only log in through "Failsafe Gnome" after 8.10 update

    ok failsafe gnome mode, whatever it is called...

    try the above steps that i said, and report back.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Compiz and Title bar issue

    i have seen this happen. someone is probably working on it

    if you change the window border in system>preferences>appearance >theme>customize>window border to something else, you will stop seeing...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to contol the sound under pulse

    install the package pavucontrol, then run pavucontrol in the terminal.
  7. [ubuntu] Re: can only log in through "Failsafe Gnome" after 8.10 update

    log in using gnome safe mode.
    create a new user.
    log out/restart.
    try logging in as that new user (not in gnome safe mode).
    report back if that works
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    [ubuntu] Re: flash player help

    it is bad advice to leave the repo managed version of flash, to switch to the custom downloaded one

    the problem the original poster is suffering from is that they didnt install adobe flash, but...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Gnome-Do autostart not working

    hi
    dont do it through gnome-do
    use the centralised place for autostarting applications, namely:
    system>preferences>sessions

    then add a new program with the command
    gnome-do --quiet
    (use quiet...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Splash screen disappears

    easy solution, use ext3

    anyway, im guessing it is scannign the hard drive
    if you edit the file /etc/fstab you can control if a specific partition gets scanned, by changing the number in the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Gmailfs on Startup..

    to do something automatically at startup, simply add the command in the dialog
    system>preferences>sessions

    as you have a program needing sudo permissions. you need to supply the password

    you...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: How to stop a desktop icon appearing for shared drives that aren't there?

    you could write a small shell script to do this

    if you use te program gvfs-ls to show you in the share is online, and then mount it if it is. ie something like


    if (gvfs-ls smb://{here goes...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: How to limit Tracker's indexing to one folder inside the Home directory?

    i guess you just need to delete your old index
    which is stored in ~/.cache/tracker

    then it will reindex at some point, and everything will work

    also check the config file in ~/.config/tracker...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: streaming videos play for 1 sec then stop playing and buffering

    in synaptic install the package libflashsuppoort

    this has the tendency to make firefox more crashy. if this affects you, read this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=789578
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    [ubuntu] Re: Getting webcasts to play

    i tried one, it works in totem, on a pretty much default ubuntu install.
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    [ubuntu] Re: ubuntu and myspace im with skype

    skype is a closed protocol, so no, you cant

    you cant on any version of skype, including on windows
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dvd playback problem

    you could try running
    gstreamer-properties
    in the terminal

    then go onto video tab, and in default output, try changing the plugin. click ok and try playing the dvd again
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sort MP3 by tags

    use rhythmbox, and do right click > move to deleted items (not remove)
  19. [ubuntu] Re: launch multiple commands in .desktop launchers

    yeah i could do that, but its a messy way to do things. surely there is a simpler way. if desktop launchers can run my script from a text file, surely it can just run the contents of my script

    i...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: launch multiple commands in .desktop launchers

    ok poor choice of example applications. what i really meant was just two distinct applications. say running


    gedit && totem

    to run one after the other
    or


    gedit & totem
  21. [ubuntu] [SOLVED] launch multiple commands in .desktop launchers

    say if i do: right click on panel, add to panel, custom application launcher. then choose:
    type: application
    name: my app
    command: totem && gedit
    comment:

    then clicking on it doesnt work....
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    [all variants] Re: Really strange Firefox bug

    the problem is that you have two different versions of firefox installed (check about>firefox in each, and the different shape and color icons)
    you have an old ff2 copy that is set as the default...
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    [ubuntu] Re: default download directory

    to find out how something works, and what options are needed, run
    {name of command} --help
    and
    man {name of command}

    so in this case
    wget --help
    and
    man wget
    tells you about all of the...
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    [all variants] Re: A Color Detector for Linux?

    in synaptic, install the package gcolor2 :D
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    [ubuntu] Re: apple trackpad

    system > preferences > mouse > pointer speed
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