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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Can't install ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX driver

    fixed the problem; for some reason when I upgraded my kernel stuff it didn't completely register. It showed I was using 2.6.27-9 while I had most of the things installed for 2.6.27-11, including the...
  2. [ubuntu] Can't install ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX driver

    Suddenly after updating my computer, compiz fails to load all of the effects, and so I check out the hardware drivers section, and it shows that the ATI driver is not activated. If I hit "activate"...
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    [ubuntu] firefox crashing

    hey guys, I've been having some issues with firefox recently. Certain sites will almost always crash. When I run firefox in terminal it gives me this error before it closes:
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    Re: What made you try ubuntu/linux?

    Hey everyone, just wanted to say thanks for posting, these have all really been helpful.

    But for this quote specifically, can you specify what you mean when you say "I like linux because it gives...
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    Re: Does it matter where you go to college?

    I think people make a way bigger deal out of it than you have to. People worry about it so much and it causes so much stress, but really, if you go to a decent college, you'll be fine. Of course...
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    Re: What made you try ubuntu/linux?

    rubinboy, thanks for the tip, I'll look over there more thoroughly and see if anything will help me out. Although it seems like more than half the topics there are people saying why they are quitting...
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    What made you try ubuntu/linux?

    Hey guys, I'm currently doing a project for my advertising class where I need to choose a company that isn't leading in the industry and make a campaign about it. I use ubuntu and love it, so I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to make ubuntu look just like mac

    If people are at all like me, they figure that out AFTER they do all the copying stuff. I made my linux look exactly like a mac, then got tired of it and quickly realized I should just make it look...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: What laptops / chipsets definately work w/Compiz?

    I agree. See what you want first, and from there, check whether it's compatible. What kind of price range are you looking to spend on a laptop? I have a dell e1505 with an ati x1300 mobility graphics...
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    [ubuntu] Re: extra plugin freewin has problems

    that doesn't mention the freezing, but hopefully it fixes that too!
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    [ubuntu] Re: extra plugin freewin has problems

    same thing here, I think that the plugin itself is just kind of buggy at this point. It often freezes my computer, like when I start rotating it and nothing happens, but the mouse icon is still the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Suggest me a theme.

    yeah, sorry, I couldn't figure out the font on it.
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    [other] Re: awn not using default icons

    thanks! I actually went to ~/.config/custom-icons and deleted all those, but I would have never found those without your help!

    ~Franklin
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    [ubuntu] Re: Suggest me a theme.

    I personally really like this theme, called SlicknesS:

    http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/SlicknesS?content=71993
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    [other] awn not using default icons

    So, a while ago, I downloaded an icon set theme, and awn didn't make firefox, pidgin, and thunderbird update the icon set for the launchers (for some reason), so I did then manually. Now I switched...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: using metacity instead of compiz for switching workspaces

    thanks guys, I'm actually using a ATI x1300 mobility graphics card, and both work fine when running separately, and it's just when both are running together that the system goes kaputz. That kind of...
  17. [ubuntu] using metacity instead of compiz for switching workspaces

    Hey, I've been using (and loving) compiz, but noticed that freewins and any sort of workspace switching (desktop cube, desktop wall, etc), don't get along together, and whenever you try to switch...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: top panel only partially adjusting to theme

    ok, so when I do one of the full themes, it doesn't occur, which is a good sign. However, if I choose a full theme (we'll go with human), then go to the options and choose a different control theme,...
  19. [ubuntu] Re: top panel only partially adjusting to theme

    don't worry about asking the obvious questions, but yes, I did try that. Thanks for the suggestion though. Interestingly enough, the left side and my name stay that black even if I change it to...
  20. [ubuntu] top panel only partially adjusting to theme

    Hey guys, so, everything has been working well, but suddenly whenever I try to change themes, only part of the top panel changes, and the rest is black (I think from a previous theme).

    You can...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: different viewport backgrounds in new compiz

    press alt+f2 and type "gconf-editor", then go to apps-->nautilus-->preferences and making sure "show desktop" is checked.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Desktop not functioning (no icons)

    try hitting alt+f2, typing in "gconf-editor" (no quotes), then going to desktop, gnome, background, and making sure "draw background" is checked.

    Also try going to (in gconf-editor)...
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    [all variants] Re: Adding launchers to AWM

    you might want to check which awn you're running... there's a bunch of different ones from the repos, and I think the one you install through add/remove programs isn't the best. I downloaded the...
  24. [ubuntu] different viewport backgrounds in new compiz

    Hey guys, I'm running the newest compiz (0.7.6), and was wondering how to use the "wallpaper" plugin correctly for different backgrounds on the different viewports. Right now I have it enabled and...
  25. [gnome] Re: [SOLVED] Curious AWN / Desktop Behavior at Startup

    thanks, that's exactly what I needed to do! And such a quick reply too!
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