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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Even in version 8.10, Ubuntu is very unstable on my PC.

    Bad memory can cause erratic program behavior, so try burning a live cd and running memtest86+.
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Nothing works and I just trashed Vista permantently.

    If the install went fine the first time, I see no reason why anything should be different the second time. Make sure your partitions aren't messed up and give the install another shot. That'll...
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    Re: Ubuntu Mock-up (Modern Gnome)

    I gave creating this a stab, but for usability reasons I definitely do not recommend it as the default. The panels on the bottom take up a lot of screen real-estate, and you can't make them auto-hide...
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    [gnome] Re: How to get programs into the menu

    Right click on the menu, go to edit menus, click 'new item', set the command to firefox...

    Why did you have firefox 2.0 on Intrepid to begin with? Are you sure you're using Intrepid? If you are,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Horrific Installation...Seeking Help

    For mp3 playback install ubuntu-restricted-extras. You can do this simply by typing the following into a terminal.


    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

    As for the speed, Ubuntu...
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    [ubuntu] Re: customize pop up menu for task bar panel

    Press alt+F2 and type gconf-editor.

    Go to /apps/panel/global/locked_down and check it.
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    [ubuntu] Re: top panel only partially adjusting to theme

    I see you have the "Custom" theme selected. That could be the problem. Click Customize and you should be able to change window borders and such. Or try selecting a full theme like Clearlooks and see...
  8. Thread: Conky problem

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    [ubuntu] Re: Conky problem

    Try changing own_window_type to override.
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    [all variants] Re: Websites dont show properly in Ubuntu

    I have this problem as well, and since it exists on Revision3 I'm reluctant to blame it on poor coding standards. If anyone has a fix, I'm all ears.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't click without holding ctrl or alt.

    Assuming your using CCSM, go to the Move Window plugin and set "Initiate window move" to alt + button1. If it's disabled, things break.

    If that doesn't work, check the same thing in the resize...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How do you move AWN?

    You can't, yet. The feature is planned to be implemented in future versions, but for now it remains at the bottom of the screen.

    Some other docks, such as Cairo-dock, can do this and might be...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Conky startup session weather forecast

    save this as .startup.sh


    #!/bin/bash
    sleep 20;
    conky &

    and put it in Sessions. It'll start up conky after a delay, which will hopefully fix your problems.
  13. Thread: 8.04 question

    by Doji
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    [ubuntu] Re: 8.04 question

    Until you get a fix, try pressing alt+ctrl+backspace when it locks up instead of a hard restart. If that doesn't work (though it probably will) press alt+ctrl+F1, log in, and type sudo reboot. If...
  14. Thread: Songbird 0.5

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    [ubuntu] Re: Songbird 0.5

    Works fine for me. Make your life easy this time around and install from a deb ;) http://getdeb.net/app/Songbird .
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    Re: Post your .conkyrc files w/ screenshots

    Here's one I've been working on. I want to add weather to it using http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=760527, but weather.com XOAP hasn't been cooperating. When I get time...

    .conkyrc
    ...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: How can I donate (money) to Ubuntu's development? Especially aesthetically?

    Right here ;) http://www.ubuntu.com/community/donations .
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    [ubuntu] Re: How do I make conky go below my browser

    It's probably one of these:


    own_window yes
    own_window_type override
    own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager

    Try pasting that into conkyrc
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    [ubuntu] Re: PLEASE explain how to install programs!!!

    Hi, and welcome to the forums.

    It isn't necessary to install programs by using the terminal, but many of us like to do it because it's often faster and makes it easier to give instructions.

    The...
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    [gnome] Re: Mac OS X shrink windows away feature

    Ubuntu tweak looks neat, but I would recommend using CCSM for the extra configurability it provides. So, if you haven't already, install CCSM (sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager).
    ...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: Always show window, but not "on top" - possible?

    I think what you're looking for is known as the ghost plugin (for Compiz-Fusion). Look at this vid and see if it suits your needs:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f7buYVaUBY

    and a thread in the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Virtualbox OSE and USB....

    www.virtualbox.org/download/1.6.0/UserManual.pdf

    Download and go to the USB support section.

    The general idea is that you'll have to add the devices you want the virtual machine to see to the...
  22. [gnome] Re: Curious AWN / Desktop Behavior at Startup

    Those of us with slower computers may have to increase the sleep time as well. Mine's 15.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Animated .Gif wallpaper?

    I'm not sure about gifs, but you can run screensavers and movies as your wallpaper using xwinwrap. I've never tried xwinwrap, so I can't guarantee anything, but you could give this tutorial a shot:...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Terminal as desktop

    Ok, so this is how to set up a desktop terminal using Compiz.

    First, make sure you have CCSM installed


    sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

    Start up the gnome terminal. Go to...
  25. [all variants] Re: Lightly-Colored, Professional Looking Desktop?

    In my opinion Clearlooks Colors is among the cleanest and most professonal themes available. It's also very well commented, making the theme easy to tweak to your liking. For example, I colorized the...
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