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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Update alert without description info but 73 kB of ghost data

    Thanks for the replies.

    Apt-get update did not show anything strange, went through without fixing it (only ran once). Did not run Apt-get upGRade at all.

    But some days later, a normal Software...
  2. [ubuntu] Update alert without description info but 73 kB of ghost data

    After a normal Ubuntu "Software Updater" update, I am presented with a strange message:

    (here is all the info/text in the Software updater window, where the fields that normally contain update...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Doesnt the "Kill process" window have unique ID?

    Yes, thanks. That works. Do such dialogs have "Window ID"? Will it be different each time, or can one particular application's Kill-Process dialog be identified across sessions?
  4. [ubuntu] Doesnt the "Kill process" window have unique ID?

    Hi all, I am on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, using Gnome 2.
    Whenever one application "might" be problematic so that I might want to "kill" it, I normally open a "Kill process" window for that, selects "Always...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: How to get a pop-up window for battery alerts?

    The power management options does not offer pop-up windows for battery alerts in 10.04 LTS. (nor configurable audio alerts where one can set a custom sound for the desired event, AFAIK). Is this...
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    [ubuntu] Re: What happened to my low battery alert?

    FYI - I posted a new, more elaborate request about this here:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=11150277#post11150277

    Seems like there is a real need for this (not only a matter of finding...
  7. [ubuntu] How to get a pop-up window for battery alerts?

    Hi all. One thing I am truly missing in Ubuntu is a way to configure pop-up alert windows for various system events, in particular when the battery is at certain levels.
    It should _not_ pop up as...
  8. [ubuntu] Open Network Tools with cursor in Ping field?

    Hi all,

    Is it possible to affect how the Network tools appear on open?
    a) I want that window to open with the Ping tab active, and the cursor ready for me to type the URL in the ping field.
    b)...
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    [gnome] Re: Nautilus Open File Thumbnails

    (Using Gnome, ) I am wondering the same. How to be able to change the display of files so it is possible to see miniature previews for images. Take for example how this works in Windows where one can...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Sticky notes retrieval? After surprise 100% drive usage warning

    Ref. this ongoing issue: "All sticky notes are erased"
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/gnome-applets/+bug/61570
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    [ubuntu] Secondary monitor showing its own desktop?

    Hi everyone,

    On a laptop, using the external monitor option, can a secondary monitor be set up so that it operates separted from the main desktop?
    I would like to have two desktops, and let the...
  12. [gnome] Re: Dynamic percentage in window titles makes sidebar flick

    (Bump...) Anyone else that are experiencing this? I have not tried 10.10 yet, if this is a known problem, is it solved in that release?
  13. [gnome] Dynamic percentage in window titles makes sidebar flick

    Is there a known bug in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS about this? When for example Brasero Disc burner is in action, it displays the progress as percentages in the title bar. This makes my sidebar that shows all...
  14. [ubuntu] Vertical panels ineconomical space usage (and/or bug)

    [64-bit Ubuntu 10.04 LTS]

    (Using Gnome desktop environment) I have a vertical panel on the right side, which either is buggy, or at least seems to behave strangely. Posting here to find out if it...
  15. [ubuntu] VirtualBox: which is the fastest lightweight Linux?

    See this post in the Desktop Environment forum:

    "Lightweight virtualization for "desktop security""
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1566391
  16. [ubuntu] Lightweight virtualization for "desktop security"

    Hi all, I wonder which linux distros that can best fit for the following scenario using VirtualBox OpenSource Edition (OSE) on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:

    I want to run applications that need web access...
  17. Re: What can I do with a secondary laptop computer?

    Since it sounds like it is not incredibly important to you, I would say the best thing you can do with it is to help someone who really need it.

    You probably have a local charity organisation...
  18. [gnome] Conveniency: Return to the same work environment after a reboot?

    It would be great to be able to help spread Linux by helping others manage convenience such as automatic startup elements. I think it is important to find solutions that does not involve custom...
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    [ubuntu] Automatic login with enforced screen lock

    Is there a way to set Linux to automatically log in to a specific user account and at the same time lock the screen? I want to save time and trigger various software that always should start up on...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: How do you lock your desktop without activating the screen-saver ?

    Second that, should be possible to lock the screen and only show the desktop, with two options; either the desktop with its "elements", or (default) just the currently active desktop background image...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: Rhythmbox plugin: A method to sift and remove duplicate songs?

    A duplicate finder would be great.
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