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    [xubuntu] Re: Xubuntu 12.04 battery issues

    From Phoronix on April 21, 2012:




    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=nouveau_libdrm_rewrite&num=6
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    [xubuntu] Re: Xubuntu 12.04 battery issues

    I recall Phoronix testing battery life and finding that it is a bit shorter in Linux than Win7. Search www.phoronix.com for more info. Have you tried the nouveau driver?
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    [xubuntu] Re: Xubuntu 12.04 battery issues

    Try recalibrating your laptop battery:
    http://www.laptopbattery4.co.uk/blog/calibrate-laptop-battery/
    This article gives Windows-specific instructions, but the basic principle applies...
    -disable...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Problem booting into Xubuntu 12.04

    Did you ever get your system to boot into Xubuntu...even once? Not counting the LiveCD.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Brightness Control on Acer Laptop

    Thanks, this helped me get the brightness control working on my Acer 7736Z. Just a small correction on quote placements:

    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_backlight=vendor"

    Also,...
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    [xubuntu] Re: App. menu opens on wrong side of screen

    Have you poked around in the Settings Editor? I just had a problem resolved with a simple settings change in Settings Editor. It took some googling to find someone with a similar problem, but is...
  7. [SOLVED] Re: clicking link in Tbird moves FF to current workspace

    Found a solution. Here it is for anyone else who comes across this:

    Go to the XFCE Settings Editor (Application Menu->Settings->Settings Editor)

    Navigate to xfwm4->activate_action and change...
  8. [SOLVED] clicking link in Tbird moves FF to current workspace

    With the 12.04 release, I've switched my production machine to Xubuntu. This is my first time running XFCE fulltime, as such, it's taking awhile to discover the new idiosyncrasies ;)

    Just found...
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    Re: Displaying PDFs on dummy terminals

    Now that I'm thinking about this, I'm starting to get a little more ambitious...could you have a supervisor's workstation and a bunch of monitors at various production seats, and from the...
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    Re: Displaying PDFs on dummy terminals

    Here's a VGA splitter that claims to split your video signal to 8 monitors with high resolution and up to 65 meters:

    http://www.kvms.com/Product/VS98A.aspx

    Found some comparable ones at Newegg...
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    Re: Displaying PDFs on dummy terminals

    Very cool concept, thanks. I don't think it will work for my situation, though. It doesn't look stable enough for a production environment.

    What about a plain old 8 port video switch? The...
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    Re: Displaying PDFs on dummy terminals

    Well, I guess the question is, is there a way to do this without having any sort of thin client PC at each monitor? In other words, have a single computer as the "server" with cabling to multiple...
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    Displaying PDFs on dummy terminals

    Kind of a weird question, but was wondering if anyone had any ideas for the following:

    We would like to send specific work instructions in PDF format to different production departments. For...
  14. [SOLVED] Re: Cannot setup OpenDNS FamilyShield on Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Thanks to Brandon Williams. I found a thread he responded to that gave me the little extra info I needed to get going here:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1416515&highlight=opendns

    If...
  15. [SOLVED] Cannot setup OpenDNS FamilyShield on Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    I posted this on OpenDNS message boards, but not sure if they can help me there. I thought some Ubuntu gurus might be able to lend a helping hand.

    I am having trouble setting up FamilyShield on...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Compiz & window border issue - inconsistent

    Thanks for the link, I searched around and found a bug report that seems a little more relevant:
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/compiz/+bug/577482

    Lots of different compiz window...
  17. [ubuntu] Compiz & window border issue - inconsistent

    We've all probably had this issue at one time or another. Window borders disappearing when Compiz is enabled. I'm on 10.04 with Intel GMA 4500M graphics. I would say about 30% of the time when I...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: Enigmail Caused Problems Viewing HTML text in Thunderbird and Firefox

    Maybe too late for you, but here's a possible solution for you:

    In Firefox, go to View menu, select Page Style, and make sure "Basic Page Style" is selected, NOT "No Style".

    In Thunderbird,...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Keyring password changed????

    Thanks, I just had the same issue. IMO this is not a good system. When you change your system password, it should change the keyring password at the same time. Also, right-clicking to change the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Saving You Tube videos

    Search Ubuntu Software Center for "download youtube" and the first entry is FatRat, a GUI app that does this. Just another option...
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    Re: Woman Sues Google Maps

    So this is the next generation of frivolous lawsuits, following the ones where people followed their GPS's into walls, buildings, rivers, and piles of snow: "But the GPS told me to drive there!" is...
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    [ubuntu] Ambiance controls and changing icon themes

    Rather than try to explain the problem, let me describe how to duplicate it:

    First, make sure you have the weather applet in your panel. Go to Customize Theme and set window border to Ambiance....
  23. Re: Ambiance controls tied to ubuntu-mono icons

    Should I have posted this in a different section, say, General Help?
  24. Ambiance controls tied to ubuntu-mono icons

    It appears that the Ambiance controls are tied to the ubuntu-mono icon set. I've been playing with custom themes and every time I select Ambiance under Controls, it seems to lock in the ubuntu-mono...
  25. Re: How Do you drag windows from one workspace to the next?

    Appreciate this! I was just wondering how to do this. There used to be buttons on the left of the title bar in some themes that did this (where the close, min, and max buttons have been moved).
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