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    [gnome] Re: Making multiple desktops more convenient?

    The first can be done with most desktop layouts using compiz/fusion. I believe it should work with either the cube, desktop plane, or desktop wall. I don't know how to set up your second request...
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    [all variants] Re: Terminal RSS script?

    Try snownews.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't build from source...

    Is there a configure script in the pygame-1.8.0release directory? Does it have the correct permissions? Take a look at/post the output of


    ls -l

    in that directory.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't build from source...

    I don't see an attachment...

    Oops, right after I posted that it loaded...sorry.
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    [all variants] Re: sudo echo tun >> /etc/modules

    You're very welcome. I just learned tee myself recently, but its a very useful utility to keep in mind.
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    [all variants] Re: [solved] aptitude question

    If you don't want to leave the terminal/aptitude for the GUI/Update Manager, you can do


    sudo aptitude dist-upgrade

    or


    sudo aptitude safe-upgrade
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    [all variants] Re: sudo echo tun >> /etc/modules

    It's not the most elegant solution ever, but the quickest one I could think of at this time of night:


    echo "tun" | sudo tee -a /etc/modules

    Like I said, not the most graceful solution ever,...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: can you use emerald when you have compiz running ?

    Even though it says for use with Beryl, that's just because no one's probably bothered to update the package description in a while. Install the package emerald, hit alt+f2 and do


    emerald...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Different Wallpapers for all Cube faces?

    The problem with this is that, without patching nautilus, you have to disable nautilus from displaying the desktop to get the different wallpapers to work. This means no desktop icons and no ability...
  10. Re: Ripped off name Heron and bird logo for your OS?

    Is there any point to this post? I can't find it.
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    Re: Has anyone tried Google?

    I always try google first for my ubuntu questions. In fact, I've only ever had to make one thread here asking for help (it was about a rather obscure network file system my school used). All of my...
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    Re: Ubuntu is not ready for average users

    You should demand a refund!
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    [ubuntu] Re: Applications not showing in panel

    You're very welcome! Sorry for not responding sooner...graduated college yesterday lol, I guess that takes slight precedence over the forums.
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    [ubuntu] Re: hardy freezes with no specific app open

    Try running top in the terminal in the background and when it freezes, see what process is using all of the system resources.
  15. [all variants] Re: Half-rant, half-question: Ubuntu's Biggest UI Failure

    If you don't like where it is, move it...check out your options before you rant, freedom is what it's all about.

    Think first next time!
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    [ubuntu] Re: Applications not showing in panel

    Try the same procedure but re-add the "Notification area" to the panel. That's the applet that contains these types of programs.
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    [ubuntu] Re: login as root Ubuntu is making me go nuts

    This kind of permission stuff is set up to make sure no normal users mess with the operating-system essential files. If a malicious user were to gain access to your system as a regular user, it...
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    [ubuntu] Re: how can I patch nautilus?

    It is source code, specifically, a *.diff file contains the difference between the original version of the source code and the version witht the feature you're looking for. To patch nautilus you'd...
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    [gnome] Re: Remove Toolbar Drop Shadow

    That's exactly what I do to get rid of my shadows.
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    [xubuntu] Re: How do I remove it?

    There should be a list of packages to remove on the psychocats ubuntu webpage!

    I've found that info useful when trying xubuntu out in the past.
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    Re: Mathematica 6.0 and Hardy heron

    Had this problem too, thanks a lot!
  22. Re: Matlab works in Octave or Scilab or other freeware

    Yup. The GUI from your matlab may not work in ocatve, but the rest should. There's a section on the octave website that discusses the incompatibilities between it and Matlab, I don't have the link...
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    Re: Donald Knuth interview

    A great and very informative interview, esp. for frequent TeX users!
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    [kubuntu] Re: Automoating getting latex packages

    I didn't know about this package, but use TeX all the time on Ubuntu, you're a lifesaver!!!
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    [ubuntu] Re: New to Ubuntu Linux--Windows XP user

    You can update all of your installed programs from one place, and browse (mostly) all availible programs from a desktop app. No need to search the internet for installers.

    And its FREE!!!
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