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  1. Re: Is the ancient OpenOffice Linux-killing highlighting bug a wontfix?

    Thanks for the link. That's not a bad workaround. But it depends on being able to do without MS Word shading. Does anyone ever use that in the real world? If they don't then this will be a viable...
  2. Re: Is the ancient OpenOffice Linux-killing highlighting bug a wontfix?

    VTPoet:

    Thanks for the pointer to WPS Office. It looks interesting, but I'm wary because the Linux version is still in alpha and there is a long list of recently fixed serious on the community...
  3. Is the ancient OpenOffice Linux-killing highlighting bug a wontfix?

    I am currently doing a test installation on an old hard disk with a view to reinstalling the ghastly Windows Vista on my laptop, which has been running Ubuntu for many years. The reason is that I...
  4. [all variants] How can I get music players to copy music to Android SD card?

    How can I get music players such as Rhythmbox and Clementine to copy music to the SD card on my Android phone (a Galaxy S4 running Lollipop and connected by USB) instead of the internal storage? In...
  5. Thousands of built-in low quality fonts makes typography very hard to manage

    Isn't it time for Ubuntu to rethink the fonts that come with it? I have just done a clean install and I have over 1900 fonts (including the few installed with Wine). Most of these fonts are low...
  6. [all variants] "Device or resource busy" on unused swap partition

    I recently clean-installed 14.10 and found that it came with a broken cryptswap setup. After trying to follow various instructions on various forums to get cryptswap working, all without success, I...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: unidentified daily disk-intensive activity makes computer completely unusable

    The strange thing is that it doesn't happen at the same time every day, but it does happen every day. I will try leaving iotop running in a terminal and if I can swap the windows on my desktop after...
  8. [ubuntu] unidentified daily disk-intensive activity makes computer completely unusable

    Since installing vanilla Ubuntu, as opposed to the UbuntuStudio I was running before, I find that at some point every day there is a long period of very intense disk activity which makes the machine...
  9. [all variants] Cairo dock crashes and Skype video is black

    I have recently found that Cairo Dock has started crashing very early in a desktop session and can't be restarted. If I try I get the error "intel_do_flush_locked failed: Input/output error".

    At...
  10. [all variants] Re: Unity option missing from lightdm welcome screen

    cat /usr/share/xsessions/ubuntu.desktop


    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=Ubuntu
    Comment=This session logs you into Ubuntu
    Exec=gnome-session --session=ubuntu
    TryExec=unity
    Icon=
    Type=Application
  11. [all variants] Re: Unity option missing from lightdm welcome screen

    I've done that. There are entries for Gnome, XFCE and UbuntuStudio, but not for Unity.
  12. [all variants] Re: Unity option missing from lightdm welcome screen

    Yes I do have an entry for ubuntu in /usr/share/xsessions. I am using the lightdm greeter.
  13. [all variants] Re: Unity option missing from lightdm welcome screen

    Thanks for your replies.

    I'm using 14.10. I've got ubuntu-session installed.
  14. [all variants] Unity option missing from lightdm welcome screen

    Unity is missing from the list of available desktop environments in my lightdm welcome screen.

    I originally installed UbuntuStudio on my machine and used the default XFCE, but then I installed...
  15. [all variants] Excruciatingly slow samba sharing from Ubuntu to Windows 7

    Hello.

    I have been trying to access a samba share hosted on a machine running Ubuntu from a machine running Windows 7. I am finding that downloading to the Windows machine is excruciatingly slow....
  16. [all variants] Can't access Windows 7 SMB shares from Linux

    I am having trouble accessing a Samba share on a Windows 7 machine from Linux. Sharing from Linux to Windows works fine.

    When I try to access the share through either Thunar or Gnome Commander I...
  17. [ubuntu_studio] midi through won't allow certain connections

    Hello,

    I've got two areas of misbehaviour on one of my Ubuntu Studio systems and I think they are related to each other.

    First of all I have difficulty connecting certain things to MIDI through...
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    [all variants] Re: Can't read/write to Android MTP devices

    I've got a Samsung Galaxy S4 running Android 4.4.2. So far I have found that I can drag and drop files in both directions using Thunar. However I have also just found that I can't copy music files to...
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    [all variants] Re: Can't read/write to Android MTP devices

    It turned out that Chromium had started misbehaving and needed to be restarted.
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    [all variants] Can't read/write to Android MTP devices

    According to bug #1203704 (sorry, can't paste the link due to a technical problem with the forum) GVFS can now read and write to files shared from Android MTP devices. However I am using Ubuntu 14.04...
  21. [ubuntu_studio] Can't connect MIDI keyboards to MIDI Through or Wine especially when Jack running

    I am having trouble connecting midi devices when Jack is running. I have two midi keyboards. When Jack is not running I can connect them to MIDI Through in the graph in Qjackctl, but when Jack is...
  22. [ubuntu_studio] Re: massive and unexpected increase in xruns

    Thanks for such a comprehensive answer! I will bookmark it and get onto it in a day or two when I have time.

    Thanks also for sharing your music. Some of it I enjoyed very much. I look forward to...
  23. [ubuntu_studio] Re: massive and unexpected increase in xruns

    Thanks very much for those links. My goodness it's complicated! I will work through those howtos when I get a bit more time. For the time being I have switched to working on an old desktop machine,...
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    [all variants] MTP-aware image viewer?

    Hello.

    Does anyone know of an image viewer, whether it be simple like Ristretto or more elaborate like Shotwell, that can work with MTP shares? Sometimes I want to sort through and thin out the...
  25. [ubuntu_studio] massive and unexpected increase in xruns

    Hello.

    Recently I have noticed a massive increase in the number of xruns I get when using Jack. I can't time it exactly, but it is possible that this may be a consequence of the upgrade to Trusty....
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