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    [gnome] Re: top bar goes missing - sometimes

    Nope, not that. The resolution is fine. The bottom panel is fine. Desktop is fine. But top panel just doesn't display (sometimes indicator.applet.complete crashes - so it seems that that is also...
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    [gnome] Re: top bar goes missing - sometimes

    Bump.

    So, does nobody else have this happen? Am I even looking in the right place for startup failures? Cos I've looked up with this gnome-disk-utility is, and I can't see how it would affect my...
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    [gnome] Re: top bar goes missing - sometimes

    I've had something similar to this in the past - I vaguely recall it being due to a setting in Compiz (specifically the one that allows windows to occupy the same space as the top bar - under Window...
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    [gnome] top bar goes missing - sometimes

    I've had this issue off and on again since installing 12.04 (clean install, not upgrade).

    Sometimes when I boot up, the top bar of the Gnome desktop is missing. If I log out then log back in...
  5. [SOLVED] Re: Broke Compiz, not sure how to fix/reinstall

    Well dang, I fixed it.

    Tried to run Catalyst Control Centre for my AMD card just to confirm that 3d graphics were working (I thought maybe I had a driver problem of some sort), and it couldn't...
  6. [SOLVED] [SOLVED] Broke Compiz, not sure how to fix/reinstall

    I've managed to break Compiz.

    Yesterday I got a system message saying that my / partition was nearly full. While trying to to find out what had taken all my drive space (I use an 8 Gb partition...
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    [ubuntu] Re: broke my desktop...

    Discovered that the panel is no longer changed by right-clicking, you <super><alt>-right-click.

    So, having done that, I can restore the applets to the panel. Sort of. Can't restore the main...
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    [ubuntu] Re: broke my desktop...

    Okay. metacity --replace gave me the default gnome decoration to my windows. Did not restore my top panel.

    Which seems to be there, kind of. I've tried turning compiz settings on one by one...
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    [ubuntu] Re: broke my desktop...

    Will try that when I get back home - but I was of the understanding that Metacity doesn't exist under Gnome 3. I've read that it has been replaced by something called Mutter.
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    [ubuntu] Re: broke my desktop...

    No, I greatly dislike Unity, which is why I was using Gnome-classic. The problem seems to have come from accidentally turning Unity on inside Gnome-classic (until a few minutes ago, I did not...
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    [ubuntu] broke my desktop...

    Hello. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, with Gnome classic as my desktop manager, compiz as my window manager, and emerald as my window decorator.

    All this was installed and working well, until...

    I...
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    [SOLVED] Re: minimise all windows / show desktop

    Worked it out. Compiz came configured with the show desktop module turned on. It interferes with Gnome's basic show desktop function. Disabled that module and all works as it should. Wierd, and...
  13. [gnome] compiz opacity not happening automatically

    Clean install - Ubuntu 12.04, Gnome classic

    Compiz's opacity effect (move mouse away from window, it becomes transparent so that I can see the window(s) below) works. But it does not start...
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    [SOLVED] minimise all windows / show desktop

    Okay, yes, it's been addressed many times before, but I've never seen my particular problem come up.

    Using a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04, with Gnome Classic for the desktop.

    I have set...
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    [SOLVED] Re: suddenly slow boot

    Well, I've done a backup (which took several hours for only 60-odd Gb), and installed on a new drive - copying back took less than half an hour. Wonderful things hard drives...

    Thanks for the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: suddenly slow boot

    just searched "BMDMA stat 0x25", and I've got a hit about someone with bad sectors on a drive getting the same thing, which he thought might have been due to a power failure. I *did* have one of...
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    [SOLVED] Re: suddenly slow boot

    Okay - dmesg has no pause, but I found this in syslog:

    Jul 12 13:34:06 Carnelian kernel: [ 27.625934] ata3.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x0
    Jul 12 13:34:06 Carnelian kernel:...
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    [SOLVED] Re: suddenly slow boot

    Thanks - any idea roughly what I should be looking for? Will it be something immediately before or after the pause?
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    [SOLVED] suddenly slow boot

    Odd problem. Doesn't seem to fit anywhere else.

    This morning my machine started taking an extra 30 - 40 seconds to boot. I have made no hardware or software changes in the last few days. Using...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Fuji Xerox M205B printer / scanner

    Yes, thanks :)

    Unfortunately there don't seem to be any printers physically similar to mine, and I've no idea how you would make hardware comparisons other than that...

    Oh well, guess I just...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Fuji Xerox M205B printer / scanner

    Okay, finding a similar printer isn't as simple as I thought - anyone got a better idea than running "multifunction printer" through google images? :)
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    [ubuntu] Re: Fuji Xerox M205B printer / scanner

    Cups admin is new to me - trying now...

    ...and that's just the same as the printing options under System-Administration, except via browser interface. Nothing new to try there.

    The firmware...
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    [ubuntu] Fuji Xerox M205B printer / scanner

    Any clues as to how I can use this with Ubuntu? Fuji Xerox provides no linux drivers (although oddly enough they do provide Mac OS X drivers), and various attempts to use generic options have...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Maverick install issues

    Update Manager gave me a new kernel.

    Video driver fell over with the same problem that caused my re-install - just could not start X after the start-up splash-screen. Occasionally get the odd...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Maverick install issues

    And the longer-term result of farting about with updates and the splash-screen is a complete clean re-install.

    Installed the ATI driver before(almost) anything else on my clean machine and it...
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