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  1. #161
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    Re: Precise known bugs with workarounds

    I am not sure if this has been mentioned before but, when in gnome classic I looked up at the date/time all I seen was the time.
    No date was displayed.

    I found a way to fix that here.

    BTW, Precise whether in Unity or Gnome Classic is really working well as you would expect from an LTS.

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    Re: Precise known bugs with workarounds

    I've recopiled the temporary solutions to the Bug 796076.

    When you run "gksudo gedit /path/of/file" gedit tries to open an untitled document and keeps loading it.

    The recopilation can be found on comment #25.

    http://bugs.launchpad.net/gedit/+bug/796076

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    Re: Precise known bugs with workarounds

    Quote Originally Posted by Freecore View Post
    I've recopiled the temporary solutions to the Bug 796076.

    When you run "gksudo gedit /path/of/file" gedit tries to open an untitled document and keeps loading it.

    The recopilation can be found on comment #25.

    http://bugs.launchpad.net/gedit/+bug/796076
    Yep confirmed this bug as well on launchpad, I get the same with Ubuntu Quantal x64.

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    Re: Precise known bugs with workarounds - Ambiance sub-menus light like Radiance

    Quote Originally Posted by whatthefunk View Post
    Crap Nvidia driver included on .iso. Solution is to remove any proprietary drivers and then revert to old Nvidia driver.

    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
     sudo apt-get update
     sudo apt-get install nvidia-current=295.33-0ubuntu1~precise~xup1
    Reboot and you should be good to go.
    This actually can be a larger problem, since on some nVidia cards, the driver simply won't work and ubuntu 12.04 will not boot. If this applies to you, then you will need to do a special installation process, which is described here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/fballem/Soft...4#Installation
    "Always take the high road! That way, nothing will hit you when the brown, gooey stuff hits the fan."
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    Re: Precise known bugs with workarounds

    Quote Originally Posted by Freecore View Post
    When you run "gksudo gedit /path/of/file" gedit tries to open an untitled document and keeps loading it.
    Thanks to Freecore, my original post giving a workaround is now redundant. Freecore found out that there is a much simpler way; just use gksudo twice, as follows.
    Code:
    gksudo gksudo gedit <file>
    It works perfectly!
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    Re: Precise known bugs with workarounds

    A couple of days ago I installed gdm (gnome display manager) via SPM in Precise. I chose lightdm to be the default display manager but,
    still thought I would never be able to get back in to Precise. Since Precise's recovery mode is "read only" on all file systems I found very little I could do.

    Then I stumbled upon a thread about recovery being read only and Paddy Landau had filed a bug. I cannot find that bug right now but I did note that Paddy had entered this in the comments of the bug as a workaround:
    Login to recovery and drop to root shell and enter these:
    Code:
    mount --options remount,rw /
    mount --all
    I was then able to enter sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm without getting an error. I also purged gdm.
    But, still when it booted up normally in gnome classic mode it would not get past the black screen with 4 dots changing to yellow and never going anywhere.
    However, I found I could press ALT+F2 and get a login prompt. Once logged in I could start lightdm with sudo service start lightdm and it would then login normally.

    By, now I know that lightdm is just not starting at bootup. I found this thread with the fix:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2049203

    It told how sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm only put "lightdm" in /etc/X11/default-display-manager.
    But, if you edited that file and put usr/sbin/lightdm in place of lightdm it would fix the whole problem.
    Last edited by Cavsfan; January 20th, 2013 at 03:05 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Re: Precise known bugs with workarounds

    Quote Originally Posted by Cavsfan View Post
    I cannot find that bug right now…
    Bug #996454. Vote for it if it affects you.
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    Re: Precise known bugs with workarounds

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    Bug #996454. Vote for it if it affects you.
    Done! I cannot believe there are only 11 (after me) people that claim to be affected by this. This was a nightmare!
    Thanks for the workaround Paddy! That saved doing a clean install and at least a couple of days getting things back like they were.
    I will have those notes available at all times. I am pretty sure everything after Precise opens as read only in recovery.

    I think I'll try to install the latest Nvidia driver from Nvidia's website.

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    Re: Precise known bugs with workarounds

    Hi!, Cavsfan.

    "Done! I cannot believe there are only 11 (after me) people that claim to be affected by this".

    Nor can I !

    I just subscribed to it, and it now says:
    Recovery Mode starts in read-only, does not mount home folder, and hangs when trying to do something Edit



    1. Ubuntu
    2. “friendly-recovery” package
    3. Bugs
    4. Bug #996454

    Reported by Paddy Landau on 2012-05-08

    You have subscribed to this bug report.


    52
    This bug affects you and 10 other people
    A BUG in a bug, maybe??

    Chao!, bogan.
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    Re: Precise known bugs with workarounds

    Quote Originally Posted by bogan View Post
    I just subscribed to it … A BUG in a bug, maybe??
    Subscribing is not a vote (you may subscribe but not consider it a problem). You need to click on the green wording, and it will ask you whether or not it affects you. Click "Yes" and it will add your vote.

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