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  1. [ubuntu] I Just Bought a Dell Studio 1555 - Any Tips?

    I just took the plunge and bought myself a new computer to replace my aging MacBook. Here are the specs:

    Model: Dell Studio 1555
    Processor: Intel Core i5-520M (2.40 GHz)
    RAM: 4GB
    Graphics Card:...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Best Laptop For Ubuntu?

    I think I'm going to spring for a Studio 1555 - I was leaning towards it to begin with, and with confirmation that it works with Ubuntu, my mind is made up.

    What version of Ubuntu are you running...
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    [ubuntu] Best Laptop For Ubuntu?

    I'm in the market for a new laptop. My current one (MacBook) is starting to show it's age; I run Ubuntu on it, but there are a number of incompatibilities that are starting to irk me, and the...
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    [ubuntu] Dell Inspiron 1564 Compatibility?

    I'm looking at buying a Dell Inspiron 1564, and I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with it?

    If this would be a bad choice of laptop hardware, could anyone suggest a more...
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    [ubuntu] Ubuntu Customization Documentation

    Hello,
    I have long been interested in customizing Ubuntu for my own purposes. To be more precise, I would like to create a Ubuntu-based distribution to share with my friends and such. I have found...
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    [ubuntu] Error Message on Startup

    After installing a series of updates, I was asked to restart my computer so they could take effect. When I restarted, I got this error message displayed on a full-screen terminal (before I logged in...
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    AisleRot Solitare Foundation Not Working

    Never mind... fixed it. Turned out I just didn't properly know the rules of the game.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Panels Have Disappeared

    I'm on a mac, and there's no button I can press externally to disable my wireless. How can I disable my wireless? I can disable it from OS X, but without the panel, I can't do that from Ubuntu.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Panels Have Disappeared

    Any help would be GREATLY appreciated! (Read previous post for summary)

    -Arcelios
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Need help installing Ubuntu 8.04 on new MacBook Pro

    I have a fair amount of experience with installing Ubuntu on MacBook. Here's a quick guide:

    1. Backup your data. You are going to lose it. When you partition, it wipes your harddrive.
    2. Insert...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Panels Have Disappeared

    Here is a summary of the problems I am having:

    - My panels, both top and bottom, are gone.

    - When I right click, nothing happens. No matter where I'm clicking. Weather it's on the area where...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Panels Have Disappeared

    I tried this, but after creating a user and logging in under them, I found that their panels were gone too. I guess this problem is not user-explicit, so whatever this problem is, it's affecting my...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Panels Have Disappeared

    Didn't help :(
    All right, I'm gonna try the new user thing.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Panels Have Disappeared

    what do you mean, delete the config files?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Panels Have Disappeared

    How do you add a new user if you can't see the panels?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Panels Have Disappeared

    I tried

    gnome-panel --display=:0.0
    It spewed out a bunch of text, then ended with "ABORTED". I went back to the desktop, and there was no change. :(
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    [ubuntu] Re: Panels Have Disappeared

    I'll give it a try right now...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Panels Have Disappeared

    Yeah, no change. :(
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    [ubuntu] Re: Panels Have Disappeared

    I put in

    killall gnome-panel
    but I got this out:

    gnome-panel: no process killed
    I tried the second one, and it seemed to work all right, but it didn't help at all. Panels are still gone :(
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    [ubuntu] Re: Panels Have Disappeared

    Please, I am unable to do anything on Ubuntu while the panels are gone.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Panels Have Disappeared

    I tried that, and I got this output:



    Cannot open display:
    Run 'gnome-panel --help' to see a full list of available command line options.


    Please help :(
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    [ubuntu] Panels Have Disappeared

    I logged into Ubuntu today, to find both my panels gone. I have restarted about ten times (no, I'm not kidding), to no avail. Please, someone help.
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