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    Re: Precise known bugs with workarounds

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    I wouldn't try to use features such as Cairo Dock with Ubuntu. Rather try Cairo Dock with alternatives such as Kubuntu, Xubuntu, or some other distro. Ubuntu is geared specifically towards Unity, and Gnome Classic was included as (I believe) a just-in-case fall-back.
    With regular Ubuntu Unity Cairo Dock, Compiz, the cube and the whole nine yards work flawlessly.
    But, not on the other login options. I am done messing with them any way. I will just use Unity and deal with that.
    I don't understand why they had to get so far away from how Lucid Lynx works. That IMO is the best version I have dealt with.
    But, that is off topic.

    Unity + Cairo Dock = works great!
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    Re: Precise known bugs with workarounds

    Quote Originally Posted by Cavsfan View Post
    With regular Ubuntu Unity Cairo Dock, Compiz, the cube and the whole nine yards work flawlessly.
    You got the Cube to work flawlessly with 12.04? I'm amazed, because there are a couple of known bugs that cause problems with Unity; I myself have problems with them. I am not using the Cube until the bugs are fixed.
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    Re: Precise known bugs with workarounds

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    You got the Cube to work flawlessly with 12.04? I'm amazed, because there are a couple of known bugs that cause problems with Unity; I myself have problems with them. I am not using the Cube until the bugs are fixed.
    Yes CCSM, Compiz, Cairo Dock and even Emerald windows decorator work pretty well and I got everything except Emerald from the regular repositories using Synaptic.
    I installed Emerald from this site: http://ubuntuportal.com/2012/06/http://www.upubuntu.com/2012/06/how-to-install-emerald-from-source-on.html

    Occasionally I have to reload the windows manager because the min, max, close button disappear from the top right of windows but, they are still there a mouse over shows I just cannot see them.
    But, that solves the problem when I reload it.
    The only time I have had any problem is with anything other than Unity. It crashes all the time in Classic Gnome No effect and with Effects.
    Which is why I am sticking with Unity.
    They all even work great on 12.10 Unity as well.
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    Re: Precise known bugs with workarounds

    Restore Missing Volume Button to System Tray After Upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04 (Gnome 3 Classic/Fallback)

    May 10, 2012 by Ubuntu Genius

    Please note: this is an updated version of the guide for restoring the volume button in Ubuntu 10.04/Gnome 2, and is specifically for those using the Gnome 3 “Classic” (Fallback) desktop (though may be applicable for Gnome-Shell and Unity).

    ΘΘΘΘΘΘΘΘΘΘΘΘΘΘΘΘΘΘΘΘ

    If you’ve just upgraded to 12.04 “Precise Pangolin” and found that the volume icon/button is missing from the system tray (at the far-right of the top Gnome panel), you can choose between adding the newer indicator applet, or running the old stand-alone volume button like back in Gnome 2. With the indicator applet, it will load automatically with each boot, but it doesn’t take much to get the legacy volume button to do the same.

    Volume Button:

    Note: Those who’ve had to do this before in Ubuntu 10.04 through to 11.10 will have noted the package gnome-volume-control-applet no longer exists, but since it has just been renamed, all you need to do is change the command to gnome-sound-applet.

    To run it for the current session, hit Alt+F2 to open the Run Application app, paste gnome-sound-applet into the text field, and click the Run button (you can also enter the command into a terminal, but the button will disappear if you close the terminal).

    To get it to start automatically from the next reboot, click the cog in the top-right (in Unity) and open Startup Applications and add it as a new entry with a name like “Volume Button”. If you’re using Gnome Classic, your user menu in the top-right won’t include Startup Applications, so just run gnome-session-properties via Alt+F2 or in a terminal.

    If for some reason the volume app is missing on your system, run sudo apt-get install gnome-sound-applet in the terminal.

    Indicator Applet:

    Alt+Right-click an empty area of the panel (if you have Compiz effects enabled, then you will need to hold Alt+Super/Windows while right-clicking), choose Add to Panel, then drag Indicator Applet Complete to next to the clock in the system tray, or wherever you want to put it instead. The volume button will be restored, but as part of the Indicator Applet which also has a mail/message notifier for Evolution and messaging apps, as well as showing when other apps like Rhythmbox music player are open.

    I found this here: http://ubuntugenius.wordpress.com/20...assicfallback/

    This worked for me.
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    Re: Precise known bugs with workarounds

    Quote Originally Posted by Zukaro View Post
    Default Ubuntu wallpapers will also become the login screen wallpaper (if used as your desktop wallpaper). This is a feature, however, it doesn't work with custom wallpapers (which is a bug). If you're using your own wallpaper it wont appear on the login screen; the way to fix this is to copy it into /usr/share/backgrounds and then set the permissions to read only (set "group" and "other" permissions to read only).

    You wont be able to drag the file to the folder as the folder is owned by root, so type "sudo mv /home/username/Pictures/wallpaper.jpg /usr/share/backgrounds" (make sure there's a space between locations); then go to the directory, find the file, right click, go into permissions and change group and other to read only (you're still the owner of the file, which is why you don't need to change permissions through the terminal).

    Then to use the wallpaper just select it as your desktop wallpaper and it will also become your login screen wallpaper.

    If you want your login screen wallpaper different from your desktop wallpaper download Ubuntu Tweak Tool and follow all the same steps above with the image you want to use instead; then just choose that image in Ubuntu Tweak Tool.




    I found out about this bug and the fact the permissions were the issue here:
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-tweak/+bug/888186
    I don't know if this has already been mentioned but for those who don't like working in the terminal and would rather have a gui, I found another way to copy and paste non-default wallpapers into "usr/share/backgrounds"

    NOTE: The following done using Nautilus, it might work with other File Managers but I don't know.

    I pressed ALT + F2

    This then opens a "Enter command" prompt.
    Enter the following:
    Code:
    gksu nautilus
    Another prompt will open asking for your password so enter it.

    A new window will appear saying "Home" this is nautilus but with root privileges.

    Here I like to middle click "File System" so that two tabs open in the window.

    In the first tab navigate to your "Home" folder by clicking
    Code:
    File System/usr/[usr_name]/then_location_where_wallpapers_are_saved_to
    Obviously clicking on the relevant folders to you.

    right click on intended wallpaper and click "copy".

    in the second tab navigate to
    Code:
    File System/usr/share/backgrounds
    then right click and press "paste".

    The wallpaper will then show up on the login screen.
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    Re: Precise known bugs with workarounds

    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie_Edwards View Post
    Code:
    gksu nautilus
    One thing: I was told gksu nautilus is no longer supported.
    The alternative way is to enter sudo -s, enter your password and then enter nautilus.
    You get the same results.
    See the 2nd comment here and the last comment here.
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    Re: Precise known bugs with workarounds

    Just wondering if there is a work around for this:
    When I want to restart, I have to click on the Shutdown option in the dropdown list from the gear at the top right.
    Then I have to select Restart on the left side of the box. I sometimes mistakenly click on the Shutdown box by mistake.

    Is there a way to put "Restart" as an option there.
    Quantal Quetzel 12.10 has "Restart" as an option in that same place.
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    Re: Precise known bugs with workarounds

    Hi!, Cavsfan,

    You Posted:
    One thing: I was told gksu nautilus is no longer supported.
    I do not understand this as even if no longer supported it certainly still works with 12.04.1.

    Further more the 'delay' is only there if you do not give nautilus a Path &/or a file.

    When the resulting window is closed, I get a window full of error messages, repeating the first line of the following:
    Code:
    (nautilus:2608): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets.css:1628:19: Not using units is deprecated. Assuming 'px'.
    Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare info" but it failed: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare: cannot open usershare directory /var/lib/samba/usershares. Error No such file or directory
    Please ask your system administrator to enable user sharing.
    If I use your suggestion { 'sudo-s' and 'nautilus'} then I indeed get a noticeable delay, starting with a message:
    Code:
    Initializing nautilus-gdu extension
    Shutting down nautilus-gdu extension
    Followed by EIGHT full screens of those messages , ending with the same 'usershare' message as above.

    So I shall continue use gksu for both gedit and nautilus.

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    Re: Precise known bugs with workarounds

    Bogan,
    I am just the messenger. I was told by someone else not to use gksu nautilus as it is no longer supported.
    Those 2 links I mentioned have quotes from a developer not to use it.
    "You shouldn't run nautilus as root." is what the 1st link says.

    I cannot explain why as I do not know but, I know that in earlier versions of Ubuntu nautilus-gksu was available via Synaptic as a program to install.
    As you know, this installed an option in Nautilus to "open as administrator".
    It is no longer available for Ubuntu.

    I used to run sudo bleachbit to delete cache etc. and was informed that sudo is not for GUI apps.
    There is a bleachbit as root program that is also installed which would most probably be identical to gksu bleachbit.
    I see people still using sudo bleachbit and tried to mention that they should be using gksu but, was told sudo works.
    I even posted a link that explained sudo vs gksu but, never seen any response.

    So, my point would be I guess that just because something works, if it is not supposed to be used that way, there may be unintended results.

    Like using sudo instead of gksu. It works great but, I have read that eventually it can cause harm.

    I still use gksu gedit regularly as it is the correct way to edit a GUI like gedit. I am trying to get used to gksu leafpad but, the change is hard to make stick.

    All those error messages you see when you use gksu nautilus in terminal may be a sign.
    One more knowledgeable than I would have to explain why it not supposed to be used and no longer supported.
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    Re: Precise known bugs with workarounds

    Don't use sudo for GUI programs.

    Use gksudo (rather than gksu).

    It's perfectly fine to use gksudo nautilus. Don't worry about the messages in the terminal; they are not important. If you use Alt+F2, you won't see them anyway.

    I personally have no delay when using gksudo nautilus.
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