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    Re: how to change WM/remove LXDE?

    Update: I noticed that I must have forgotten to install lxdm -- the default login manager for LXDE. That gets included in one of the panels by default (or it's relatively easy to add to your menus)....
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    Re: how to change WM/remove LXDE?

    I don't know WHY it worked, but when I did this: "sudo pkill X". that killed the X session and brought me back to the Unity session to login. I'm still going to have to figure out how to deactivate...
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    Re: how to change WM/remove LXDE?

    And how do you set user accounts to require a password at login? I'm sorry to be dense, but I can't seem to find this information.

    And LXDE only gives me a finite number of apps to add to the app...
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    Re: how to change WM/remove LXDE?

    i think I set my default window behavior in unity so as not to require a login. (ANd indeed, I notice that LXDE automatically starts me without login -- although it requires that I unlock the...
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    how to change WM/remove LXDE?

    Hi, there, I changed window managers from Unity to LXDE, and then I screwed up. I accidentally deleted the main toolbar -- the one that shows you Start button which opens up applications.

    I am...
  6. [ubuntu] buying new laptop: need general advice?

    I am buying a new laptop this weekend, and I want to dual boot/wubi with Ubuntu 12.10.

    Are there any videocard families I should avoid? Are there any new hardware features which I should expect...
  7. Re: Novel Writing Software for Linux - FOUND!

    I am an author who is currently working on more than one book.

    I want to mention a piece of software which is pricey, but it definitely works well on Linux (and as online application).
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Nautilus is a disaster

    Well, looks like I had another Nautilus crash. Two consecutive ones.

    The time I just described was a directory listing crash.

    For this time, I clicked on a video file twice to launch it with...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Nautilus is a disaster

    I have been having frequent crashes on 12.04, and 5 minutes ago something directly as a result of Nautilus.

    I have never had so many crashes on a single OS before. happens at least once a day. In...
  10. Re: how to diagnose and deal with random crashes?

    I should emphasize that my system crashes don't occur always as a result of video/Unity problems.

    For example, I just tried making updates to Eclipse editor and everything froze and crashed. I...
  11. Re: how to diagnose and deal with random crashes?

    Traditionalist, thanks for your reply, and purely by coincidence I stumbled upon your thread about ati drivers.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=12010970#post12010970

    Just one...
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    [all variants] Re: How do I install the ATI driver?

    I just wanted to throw out that I've been getting lots of random crashes on 12.04 with my Radeon 2600HD card.

    Using the utility in SYSTEM SETTINGS, i was able to load the proprietary FGLRX...
  13. Re: how to diagnose and deal with random crashes?

    Arisp, this is helpful information. I suspect that if it's Compiz, that will be fixed more quickly.

    I really don't know where to begin troubleshooting the fglrx proprietary drivers for Radeon. Or...
  14. Re: how to diagnose and deal with random crashes?

    Just to clarify: I'm not asking this forum for what the solution is.

    I'm just asking for how to collect crash data, how to recover from an X server crash.

    Sorry to be so trollish, but in my...
  15. how to diagnose and deal with random crashes?

    I have 12.04 and it works great. But I've noticed intermittent crashes that freeze the screen. They have been happening more frequently on this version of linux than any I have ever used.

    (I ran...
  16. [SOLVED] Re: best way to automount internal ntfs drives?

    Thanks for your reply and your thoughts about crashing and automounting.

    I mainly had this happen when I was trying to run dropbox or RhythmBox or the video player when the hard drive needed to...
  17. [SOLVED] Re: how to autostart dropbox (set startup program?)

    First, I believe I read a long thread about why the nautilius-dropbox package was not a good idea. (There was a path error, plus i think it was at the recommendation of dropbox people...
  18. [SOLVED] how to autostart dropbox (set startup program?)

    Hi, there,

    I'm having problems setting up dropbox so that it autostarts.

    First, I am NOT using the Nautilus Drop which you can download the software center.

    The reason is that after doing...
  19. [SOLVED] best way to automount internal ntfs drives?

    Hi, there I installed the latest ubuntu on one of my drives. Within nautilus I can see and explore various NTFS hard drives from my dual boot windows.

    At the same time, I'm getting a lot of...
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    [SOLVED] Re: recommend a usb wifi adaptor?

    Update. This $25 USB wifi card worked out of the box. Awesomeness!
  21. Re: just installed on dual boot, no boot or grub; why?

    this problem was solved after I installed with an internet connection. grub worked -- no problem. Awesomeness!
  22. Re: just installed on dual boot, no boot or grub; why?

    Can't you connect to the internet with a cable? It's always best to start off with a wired connection especially when you need drivers so your wifi can work.

    Practically speaking, I can't use a...
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    [SOLVED] Re: recommend a usb wifi adaptor?

    Thanks for your help. This information was useful.

    I'm going to summarize what I learned and what I decided. Tonight I will try it out. (If there are problems, I'll add remarks later on this...
  24. Re: just installed on dual boot, no boot or grub; why?

    Willee-Nilee, thanks for your help. Boot Repair Live CD might be the answer.

    I'm working on upgrading my wifi adapter, so maybe I might have Internet access again before I solve this problem.
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    [SOLVED] recommend a usb wifi adaptor?

    Hi, there, I just learned during the install that my usb wifi 802.11n adapter Linksys AE 1200 does not work in ubuntu 12 unless you try ndiswrapper.

    Ugh! Can anyone recommend a usb wifi adapter...
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