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  1. [ubuntu] Gobi mobile inop after upgrade to 14.04

    I had an installation of ubuntu on a pc with HP-Qualacom mobile phone device build in.
    I used well the mobile data connection, the Gobi driver installed.

    Now I upgraded this computer from 12.04...
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    [ubuntu] Re: no desktop after update to 14.04

    the mv of the 'dots' has only one result: also all setting on unity are lost, but on gnome/metacity still simply nothing.
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    [ubuntu] Re: no desktop after update to 14.04

    Ok, kansasnoob, here the output during the apt-get update and install etc.
    There are some ppa which need to be updated or changed and some keys replaced, but they are from ppa which is not from...
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    [ubuntu] Re: no desktop after update to 14.04

    root@laptopottos4:/home/otto# dconf reset -f /org/gnome/desktop/
    root@laptopottos4:/home/otto# dconf reset -f /org/gnome/gnome-panel/
    root@laptopottos4:/home/otto#



    ok, so tested the reset,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: no desktop after update to 14.04

    OK, kansasnoob, I will try all that and will report here.
    The unity is still here and works I suppose as designed. There is also gnome in the login menu, this seems to work somehow too, but is pain...
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    [ubuntu] Re: no desktop after update to 14.04

    well I tried different things. First ctrl+alt+1 and came to terminal. Tried to install gnome-panel from there, but it said it is already there.
    Tired some of the next command lines from Kansasnoob...
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    [ubuntu] Re: no desktop after update to 14.04

    OK, tried to reinstall flashback, tried to reinstall gnome-panel, components of metacity...
    Still no luck. Simply no panals or anything else on desktop. Just Desktop surface.

    What to try as next?...
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    [ubuntu] Re: no desktop after update to 14.04

    Do I have a chance to at least install Xubuntu over the now useless Ubuntu?
    If so what package to install?
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    [ubuntu] Re: no desktop after update to 14.04

    in the login menu have choise of flashback/fallback -compiz and metacity in the login menu

    However both of them end in an empty desktop with no control components at all. No panels, no buttons,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: no desktop after update to 14.04

    To me it looks like a complete reinstall is needed.
    However I need to install the classic desktop.

    There used to be some kind of 'sticky' threads with instruction how to install the classic...
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    [ubuntu] Re: no desktop after update to 14.04

    Yes , after I restart the computer by brute force (pressing the power button for long time simply) I can log in to something looking like the standard unity. There is no way to make any changes...
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    [ubuntu] Re: no desktop after update to 14.04

    So there is no way to return to classic desktop at all? My desktop is completely lost?

    The only way now I have to switch off the computer is to press the power button long time...

    I have pmagic...
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    [ubuntu] no desktop after update to 14.04

    So finally I tried to update one of my computers running 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS

    I was using classic desktop with radiance theme.

    Update ended in disaster.
    Computer can be started, but as there...
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    [UbuntuGnome] Re: update of 12.04 classic to 14.04 hw?

    Ah, OK then will first wait til July, by then the first bugs might be cleared and then might try on one of the machines. and see what happens.
    Simply hope that the classic setup I have with so much...
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    [UbuntuGnome] update of 12.04 classic to 14.04 hw?

    I have number of computers running the 12.04lts, but all have in addition to the normal unity also the classic front installed and are all operated and used with the classic dektop.

    OK, now the 14...
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    [ubuntu] Re: installation onto hp mini5102 fails

    yes have checked that, and downloaded twice, no luck.

    Have now taken the 13.10 and this does behave as expected, I was abel to install it somehow.

    Have just now problems to find the classic...
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    [ubuntu] installation onto hp mini5102 fails

    I am just after long time again in progress of an installation of 12.04.4 on my HP mini 5102.

    I can start Ubuntu live, but then when I go to the installation, I can just select language, then the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: reading and writing floppy 720kb

    any idea how to mount floppy (usb floppy drive) on 12.04?
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    [all variants] Re: PGP Keyserver mining and SPAM

    Yes sure it is possible to harvest addresses from pgp key server, but it is not very efficient and so far as long as those servers are operated and free accessible to everybody there were apparently...
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    [ubuntu] Re: reading and writing floppy 720kb

    well, the answer to the udisks:

    otto@LAPTOPOTTOS6:~$ sudo udisks --mount /dev/fd0
    [sudo] password for otto:
    Cannot stat device file /dev/fd0: Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden...
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    [ubuntu] Re: reading and writing floppy 720kb

    the problem is rather to see the media and to mount it in first place. It seems that the current kernel can not handle this any more
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    [ubuntu] reading and writing floppy 720kb

    I would like to make a dd from a floppy with 720kb , if possible then write the content to floppy 1.44mb

    So far did not even manage to read anything from my usb connected floppy drive.
    Is it...
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    [ubuntu] Re: keys for package sources broken?

    Well apt-get update will do exactly same as the GUI version, namely get the list of the items, but not install it as either the whole keyring or just some of the keys got hosed.
    Therefore I think I...
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    [ubuntu] keys for package sources broken?

    I am trying to run normal update on my 12.04/32bit but now for all packets it tells me that those are from not authenticated sources. Even the main ubuntu server.

    Where can I get the key/cert for...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: ubuntu sending searches to Amazon.com ?

    When I first tested unity, I was alarmed by the 'advertising' function of software selection.
    Every time I wanted open some program, I am forced to see advertising for some other programs.

    'It is...
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