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    [ubuntu] Re: What's the deal with Compiz in 12.04?

    If you're going to use Unity in 12.04 then Compiz is the WM and you're stuck with it.

    If you use Xubuntu or Lubuntu or Kubuntu or some other configuration of WMs or DE then you won't be bothered...
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    [other] Re: Using Amazon kindle as Documenation Aide

    alzaf, yes and yes.

    It is excellent for plain text, pretty good for PDFs.

    Just stay away from the DRMed stuff and all will be well.

    (The Kindle GPLed source code is fun to look through by...
  3. [all variants] Re: Can anyone recommend a less buggy distro than Ubuntu?

    As above.
  4. [all variants] Re: Can anyone recommend a less buggy distro than Ubuntu?

    Debian Stable (Squeeze) is a rock. Debian Testing (Wheezy) is more stable than an Ubuntu LTS (ever since 8.04).

    Or you can go for one of the Linux Mint versions based on Debian Testing. Or Saline...
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    Re: Android and Linux

    What do you mean? As HTML? As PDFs?

    I should think so as one can do so with the browser.

    Storage however would be quite limited (unless you pay for more) but things can always be dumped to USB...
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    Re: Android and Linux

    Oh, definitely. I don't mind too much on my smartphone though I try to seek out GPLed apps when I can.

    But this is the kind of Linux we'll be seeing around us.
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    Re: Android and Linux

    Yes, of course Unity has had much discussion here. As it should. (Anyone really interested should subscribe to the ayatana mailing list.)

    But back to Android. I wonder how Chrome OS for netbooks...
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    Re: The Gnome foundations own web browser

    Epiphany has never crashed for me. Chromium has never crashed for me (though plugins have and are reloaded with page refresh). Firefox crashes several times a day. Opera is not FLOSS.
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    Re: Android and Linux

    It doesn't use X, it has most GNU tools but it has to be hacked in order for you to have root. There are however many Open Source and GPLed apps and thousands that are free as in beer and ad...
  10. [SOLVED] Re: Accessing microSD card on Android Motorola XT720

    Urf. I didn't know to click the USB icon in the panel to manage mounting. I do now.
  11. [SOLVED] Accessing microSD card on Android Motorola XT720

    One problem: The Motorola mounts in 10.04 but I can't tell the size of the available disc space so don't know if it's some internal memory or the 16 GB microSD card. It shows some files and a...
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    Re: Mandriva forked into Mageia

    This is good news. It would be a misfortune for all of Madrake/Mandriva's history to be lost.
  13. Re: Finally, super cheap $100 Android Tablets-readers are in.

    I have the m001. The 7 inch screen is just fine because unlike the original Eee (which I also have) the tablet can be in portrait or landscape mode.

    I really don't know much about Android so I'm...
  14. [SOLVED] Re: I download flash 10.01 but shows as 9.0 r48 and crashes

    Yes. It was in the profile.

    Even after removing it there were further complications which I won't go into but it's installed and working now.

    Thank you very much for your help.
  15. [SOLVED] Re: I download flash 10.01 but shows as 9.0 r48 and crashes

    When I cd to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

    :/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins$ ls
    flashplugin-alternative.so librhythmbox-itms-detection-plugin.so libtotem-mully-plugin.so
    gxineplugin.so ...
  16. [SOLVED] Re: I download flash 10.01 but shows as 9.0 r48 and crashes

    Unfortunately the problem persists. Thank you very much though.
  17. [SOLVED] Re: I download flash 10.01 but shows as 9.0 r48 and crashes

    32bit lucid, davidmohammed.
  18. [SOLVED] I download flash 10.01 but shows as 9.0 r48 and crashes

    Hi.

    I have Firefox 3.6.6 (for Ubuntu canonical -1.0) in 10.04.

    Adobe Flash crashes. I've uninstalled and reinstalled through CLI, through Synaptic, through Adobe's website using the .deb. and...
  19. [ubuntu] Gwibber gets IOERROR from gnom-keyring in 10.04

    When I start gwibber from the CLI to see why it dosn't start I get:

    $
    (gwibber:12508): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "ubuntulooks",

    (gwibber:12508):...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Notifications Reversion

    Really? I was sure that sabdfl wanted non-interactive popups, no borders, nothing clickable. These are kind of the opposite of that.

    Anyway, thanks, Lance.

    I'll just stay with my 8.04 style...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Notifications Reversion

    Bonus: The notifications just hang there until an option is clicked and in the case of Forecastfox it takes over the current browser window and goes to the weather site.

    EDIT:
    That behaviour was...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Notifications Reversion

    All right. I've done that.

    To test, I had someone in my contacts list sign out of Pidgin and back on. I had a pop-up appear in the centre of the screen notifying they were online with buttons for...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Notifications Reversion

    Silly sod am I.

    ~$ aptitude show ubuntu-desktop|head -2 && aptitude show notification-daemon|head -2 && aptitude show notify-osd|head -2

    Package: ubuntu-desktop
    State: installed
    Package:...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Notifications Reversion

    Hi, Lance.

    1) aptitude show ubuntu-desktop|head -2 && aptitude show notification-daemon|head -2 && aptitude show notify-osd|head -2


    2) $ uname -a
    Linux zubuntu 2.6.32-22-generic #33-Ubuntu...
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    [ubuntu] Enabling Nvidia in 10.04

    Hi.

    After dist upgrading to 10.04, the Nvidia graphics driver is not activated. When I click the activate button a pop-up says "You are not authorized to perform this action."

    How can I sudo...
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