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  1. Re: How to have a custom Grub2 menu that is maintenance free

    Glad you got it sorted out! No one is perfect my friend!

    Looking at some of these files is overwhelming even to me but, I've just played around with them enough to find where to put the colors at...
  2. Re: How to have a custom Grub2 menu that is maintenance free

    Hi von Stalhein!
    I don't know why but, I am not getting notifications that you posted this.

    But, the answer to your question is that you just insert the 3 lines below the red line that is line...
  3. Re: How often do you do clean install instead of upgrade?

    First of all I have an old PC with a 500GB drive. I must have Windows for my wife and so I can help friends if they have a problem.
    Because it is an old PC (2009) I can only have 4 partitions and...
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    Sticky: Re: Ubuntu/Linux Screenshot Thread

    As a matter of fact Arch Linux has 2 versions of compiz. The 0.9 version which is newer and I'm using the 0.8 version which is actually better IMO.
    It has a Fusion Icon that actually works. You can...
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    Sticky: Re: Ubuntu/Linux Screenshot Thread

    Yes Arch Linux maintains compiz with the whole shebang of possibilities that once were available on Ubuntu. Although, not sure, some I've never seen before Arch.

    But, things like this, ffmpeg and...
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    Sticky: Re: Ubuntu/Linux Screenshot Thread

    Here's a video I took a few months ago with 13 conkys running on Arch Linux Xfce. The reason the CPU usage is so high is the screen recorder app.

    The conkys only use 10-20% CPU. But, as I said the...
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    Sticky: Re: Ubuntu/Linux Screenshot Thread

    My Xubuntu 17.04 setup with Conkywx 6.0 and a picture does not do the scrolling data justice. It would take a movie to show the true effects.
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  8. [ubuntu] Re: Emerald window decorator for Xenial Xerus 16.04

    You're welcome!
    That site said "Use Ubuntu MATE for best compatibility", but I installed in on my Xubuntu install (Ubuntu + Xfce = Xubuntu). :D

    I haven't been keeping up with what's going all...
  9. [ubuntu] Emerald window decorator for Xenial Xerus 16.04

    I finally found a PPA that will provide Emerald for 16.04. If you are one of those that cannot live without it, like me, here it is:

    https://launchpad.net/~manatails/+archive/ubuntu/emerald
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  10. Re: How to have a custom Grub2 menu that is maintenance free

    My newest Grub menu on Zesty Zapus 17.04:

    http://en.zimagez.com/miniature/20170419165958.jpg


    If you can't tell it has these colors in /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme:

    echo " set...
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    [other] Re: HOWTO: VinDSL Conky Script

    As NM5TF said a while back if any one is interested and needs any help getting up to speed on Conkywx 6.0, there are more than a few blood thirsty, Tasmanian devils err I mean people willing to help...
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    [other] Re: HOWTO: VinDSL Conky Script

    Hello? hello... hello... Awful quite in here. :biggrin:

    Zesty dropped the developmental part off of /etc/os-release so had to make a slight adjustment.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Better way to update via CLI with apt

    Life lesson #2797166391716: never post a new thread without adequate time to be sure it is correct.

    I posted some huge errors in the 1st post which have been corrected.
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    [ubuntu] Better way to update via CLI with apt

    For those of us that prefer to update via CLI and not via unattended-upgrades in the background.

    First that has to be done if you want to upgrade with just CLI.

    There are two ways to disable...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Can't install google chrome.

    I just installed it sudo apt install chromium-browser and it installed without any problem.


    cavsfan@Le-Beast:~$ apt-cache policy chromium-browser
    chromium-browser:
    Installed:...
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    [SOLVED] Re: How do I back up Grub 2?

    Or you could customize grub2. It's easy on dual boot or multi-boot systems.

    I currently have Windows 10, Arch Linux, Xenial Xerus 16.04 and Zesty Zapus 17.04 on my system.

    All you would need to...
  17. Re: Switching to windows 7 (replacing ubuntu 16.04)

    Grub restore perhaps with a live DVD/USB or whatever plugged in?

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RecoveringUbuntuAfterInstallingWindows

    I have a custom grub but, that's after you've gotten it...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Startx broken by recent upgrades

    Thanks for that, I like the nuclear method myself. Didn't have time to do it yesterday so I'm glad I got to see this before I did it.
    There were a couple of log files left in the directory so it...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Startx broken by recent upgrades

    Thank you very much! I like to be in control of my updates; nothing automagical going on anywhere. :)
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    [SOLVED] Re: Startx broken by recent upgrades

    Just curious plus I haven't kept up with the latest updates to 17.04 but, these unattended-upgrades are going on in the background right?

    I booted into Xubuntu 17.04 and had no problems. I tried...
  21. Re: Switching to windows 7 (replacing ubuntu 16.04)

    And to add to what mrgs said, you could easily boot both Ubuntu and Windows. Many of us do that.

    I've got Window 10, Arch Linux, Xubuntu 16.04 LTS and Zesty Zapus 17.04 on my box and...
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    [other] Re: HOWTO: VinDSL Conky Script

    On the day after release of Zesty Zapus 17.04 final beta and several hours fighting with it I got the name to fit in the conky-systemrc.lua file.
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  23. [Arch Linux] Re: Custom Grub for Arch in multi-boot system that is maintenance free

    Whenever Arch installs a newer version of Grub2, it does not update grub but, it does make the original files executable.

    So, rather than leave it as is what I have done is make 10_linux and...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: JPG Thumnbails not showing in Ubuntu 17.04

    Just wanted to mention that if you prefer to update/upgrade via CLI then add an alias to ~/.bashrc.
    No need for root access, just open up the file with the notepad application available to you and...
  25. [xubuntu] Re: Installation and Startup of USB on Virtualbox

    Good catch there dude. :p



    Glad you got it worked out!. :) Please mark this thread as solved.
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