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    Re: Unity poster (feedback please)

    +1

    That has indeed been my own experience.
    Sadly, Unity config seems set in cement, at least at the moment.
    I do like choice and variety in desktops, the *boxen, KDE3, Gnome2, XFCE, LXDE,...
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    Re: Things that you hate in Ubuntu

    Really hate?
    That's a bit harsh.
    I do get pi**ed off when things don't work right (or not the way I expect) - Unity is (unfortunately) a good example of that for our family.<sigh>
    I might...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Xubuntu Precise Alpha 2 looking good

    Hi Mikodo - sorry for delay...
    But 5 weeks later the most recent Xubuntu Precise is still looking good!
    Hope yours is working well.
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    [lubuntu] Re: Java Help

    Found the above (by Vaidotas) on the Bodhi Linux forums - there's some more discussion on it there - this worked for me!

    hth, Ben
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    [xubuntu] Xubuntu Precise Alpha 2 looking good

    We love the LTS releases, but always check out the 6-monthlies so as to be aware of the latest stuff - and out of sheer curiosity.

    With the next LTS - 12.04 Precise Pangolin - due in a month or...
  6. [xubuntu] Re: Unity desktop suddenly appeared... do not want!!

    That's pretty scary... Let us know how it pans out, please.

    Have not had great success with upgrading *buntus cleanly over the years since Breezy - it's a big ask, imho. Usually just back up the...
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    [other] Re: OS choice for historic PC

    The Puppy Linux 'Wary' variant would be my recommendation for older hardware. Currently at V5.2.2, released a few weeks ago.

    You can pick which browser you use, too. Info here
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    [ubuntu] Re: can't play HD with geforce 8400 GS

    Did it all come good in the end?
    ....or is your system borked? Do hope not...
    Been offline a bit, or I'd have come back earlier.
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    [xfce] Re: Moving to XFCE from GNOME

    Suspect it depends on what/how the XFCE wallpaper config came about.

    I have no experience of mixing XFCE with Gnome3 so cannot elaborate.
    Hope someone comes up with a more helpful reply!
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    [ubuntu] Re: Cannot install 11.10 - purple screen

    How did you get on, James?
    Hope all went well.

    We've been traveling for a bit, and then I succumbed to the Dreaded Lurgi!

    Up and about again now, thought I'd check back..... Ben
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    [SOLVED] Re: HP USB printer works only with one notebook

    Well done!

    I'd have replied much earlier, but I've been traveling and have just recovered from a 10-day-long bout of the Dreaded Lurgi.

    Better now! :)
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    Re: Linux.conf.au - Ballarat 2012

    ...and the necro-ghoul exhumes the thread to say hi! Been traveling, been poorly. ( Don't ask! ;) )

    Hope to see those of you who can make it - PM me if you want to make contact before...
  13. [SOLVED] Re: Touchpad freezees, is glitchy, and just plain sucks

    I seem to have struck lucky with the fix in This Link...:)

    Well, I managed a full game of Freecell in AIsleriot without problems, so it has certainly helped....;)

    Apologies for the multiple...
  14. [SOLVED] Re: Touchpad freezees, is glitchy, and just plain sucks

    ....and I just found this page with lots of twisty little links, all different.... ;)
  15. [SOLVED] Re: Touchpad freezees, is glitchy, and just plain sucks

    This is an old problem, sadly still with us.

    Still not sure why/what/how it happens, but this ancient Itronix GoBook 250 (P3-700, 256 RAM) with Synaptics touchpad (id: 0x8f40b1) still shows it...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Shift from Ubuntu to XUBUNTU

    Xubuntu has had its own modest compositor for a while now (much less demanding than Compiz).

    It adds transparency to menus, window decorations and foreground/background windows according to your...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: Missing Printer Driver - MG5200LAN - PSTOCANONIJ

    There's a post on the forum that seems that it might be relevant here.

    Could you spell out what your hardware & network setup is, please?

    Presumably we are dealing with a Canon MG5200?
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    Re: Linux.conf.au - Ballarat 2012

    Yes, Avi Miller on BTRFS does look interesting - but as always there's a clash with something else I'd like to see - the OGPC idea is pretty much what I like to do.

    Always the way with these...
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    Re: Linux.conf.au - Ballarat 2012

    Excellent!

    Hope to see you there - do you have any specific interests this year?

    Ben
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    [xubuntu] Re: Better system monitor in xfce4

    Conky works well for us in Xubuntu Lucid. We're half-a-planet away from that machine or I'd offer the .conkyrc file to get you started.

    Xubuntu's low-resource composting means that you can have...
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    [SOLVED] Re: HP USB printer works only with one notebook

    Hello n2000 - I'm not an expert but have managed to set up a couple of HP printers in Ubuntu 10.04 and earlier versions without problems.

    BTW, did you mean Ubuntu 11.10 for Notebook B?

    One...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Cannot install 11.10 - purple screen

    Welcome to Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot 11.10 ! ;)

    This happens to us on a couple of our machines. Better than Ubuntu Natty Narwhal 11.04 which crashed/locked up/would not boot on 6 of 6 machines at...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Please Help w/Gnome-session-fallback

    May I suggest trying Lucid Lynx - 10.04 LTS? The Long Term Support is very stable and (IMO) better for
    day-to-day use than the latest releases.
    It has a standard Gnome 2 installation that just...
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    [xfce] Re: Moving to XFCE from GNOME

    About a year back I re-tasked an Acer Revo desktop and needed to switch from the Ubuntu Netbook version of Lucid (10.04) to XFCE4.

    iirc, we just grabbed the XFCE4 meta-package in Synaptic, and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Laptop shuts off by itself, overheating?

    Hello Danny - been having a look at our small Acer laptop using acpi & sensors - the Celeron 540 cruises along happily for hours at the temperatures you are seeing. Not entirely certain that it is a...
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