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    [ubuntu] Re: desktop switcher not working properly

    Hmm, let's try resetting Gnome's settings.

    When issued from the terminal in your home directory, these commands will take a backup of the current Gnome settings and reset them:

    mv .gnome2...
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    [ubuntu] Re: desktop switcher not working properly

    It may seem an idiotic reply but did you try restarting the computer? I believe Compiz did not "understand" that you have turned it back on.
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    Re: Click-To-Run Ruby Code

    That does it! Thanks for this great tip! :popcorn:

    EDIT: Hmm, on a second thought, this option does not correctly run scripts which reads from and writes to the terminal screen...:-k
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    Re: Click-To-Run Ruby Code

    I have tried the same with this following über-simple Python code:

    #!/usr/bin/env python
    print "Hello World!"
    raw_input("Press ENTER to exit")

    Made the script executable. Yet still, Gnome...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: How I can configure Evolution Mail to accept my e-mail adress?

    I don't think you can use Evolution with your hotmail account. There is a howto on this topic:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=200408
    but it involves installing internet server daemons and...
  6. Thread: mp3 issues

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    [ubuntu] Re: mp3 issues

    Great news! Have fun with your music collection! :) (I'm also a fan of classical music, esp. Mozart & Tchaikovsky)
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    [ubuntu] Re: mp3 issues

    OK. Here is another thread with the same problem and a solution proposal:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=648512
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    [ubuntu] Re: mp3 issues

    I guess it is somewhat related to the graphics driver, because when I issue the following command:

    ls -l /usr/lib/libGL.so.1
    I get:

    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 2008-07-14 23:11...
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    [ubuntu] Re: mp3 issues

    For one thing, that means the required gstreamer codecs have been installed, and you should look elsewhere. It is still a mystery why Rhythmbox, which also uses gstreamer codecs, cannot play them.
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: mp3 issues

    And did you try opening them in Totem?
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    [ubuntu] Re: mp3 issues

    Try to play an mp3 song in Totem. When you do that, Synaptic should interfere and install the necessary gstreamer packages to play mp3's.
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    Re: need help to post new query

    Hmm, strange... I remember to have been able to post only at Absolute Beginner's back then at my first footsteps in the forum. I was mistaken, then. :-k
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    Re: need help to post new query

    And AFAIK, newcomers are able to post only at a few locations (notably Absolute Beginner Talk) until their bean count reaches a certain number.
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Is it possible to make a hotkey to open a program?

    And if you are not using Compiz (or even if your are using it), a Gnome tweaking tool, Ubuntu-Tweak:
    http://www.getdeb.net/app/Ubuntu+Tweak

    has a section to easily assign hotkeys to applications.
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    Re: Howto : GfxBoot ( Grub like suse )

    @sankz,

    This refers to Grub splash images, which are 640x480 size, 14 color deep, low quality background pictures, which are applicable to the existing default b/w Grub screen.

    But GFXBoot is a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Rhythm Box/Amarok

    If my memory serves me correctly, there should be settings for starting/stopping/etc. media players under Gnome Menu >> System >> Preferenecs >> Keyboard Shortcuts. Can you try assigning global...
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    Re: Gnome-look.org down?

    It is back on now.
  18. [ubuntu] Re: nVidia driver troubles... (A few system queries, too)

    I guess you need to install a few more packages for the NVidia installer, such as "build-essential" and "xorg-dev". You can install these from Synaptic.

    Another point is to make sure that X is not...
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    Re: Gnome-look.org down?

    No joy from this side of the world, either.
  20. [ubuntu] Re: xmodmap - can't make it work for me to change Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to something els

    I doubt you can do combos with Xmodmap. You will need something else, xmacro or xbindkeys maybe:
    http://xmacro.sourceforge.net/
    http://hocwp.free.fr/xbindkeys/xbindkeys.html
    Both are available in...
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    [xubuntu] Re: CLI music player

    I am not sure about the Ipod part, but "moc" (sudo pat-get install moc) is a nice CLI music player. Once you install the app, the command to run it is "mocp".
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    [all variants] Re: Firefox passwords

    @Olav,

    Thank you very much.

    I was about to suggest this add-on:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/462

    But your method is definitely more straightforward, which I will also...
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    [ubuntu] Re: xbindkeys not working

    The shortcut you have described works in my computer. You should make sure that xbindkeys is working in the background: Alt+F2 >> xbindkeys

    To make this permanent, you need to include xbindkeys to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Simple calculator question.

    None that I know. But I can also suggest two other calculators:
    1. galculator: http://galculator.sourceforge.net/
    2. qalculate: http://qalculate.sourceforge.net/

    While the first one can be...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Joystick calibration

    There are two more generic joystick calibrators that you can try:
    1. jscal: http://linux.die.net/man/1/jscal
    2. jscalibrator: http://linux.about.com/cs/linux101/g/jscalibrator.htm

    The second one...
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