The syslog shows me this after I try connecting:( Read more... )
Does anyone know what went wrong and how I can fix this?
ETA: I found this post on an Ubuntu forum by someone who had the same problem with this wireless chip after the recent update and switching my wireless driver over from the "wl" one to the "brcmsmac" one seems to have restored my wireless as well. The key on my laptop indicating wireless doesn't work with this driver like it did before, but the wireless itself works now. Now I only have to make sure that this will be the driver that's loaded automatically, at least until this kernel/firmware incompatibility is fixed in another update.
I have been using ArchLinux for almost three months now on my work (desktop) laptop. After using Gentoo Linux for more than three years on the previous machine, I thought it would be time to try something new.
In this posting, I would like to share my experiences on Arch compared to other distributions I am/was using.( Read more... )
Ok, so here's the "recipe" for you to roll your own Unity-free Ubuntu.
1 start with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS distro.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cinnamon
3 install MDM [mint] login manager instead of GDM [gnome] login manager.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mdm mint-mdm-themes
You can go ahead and uninstall Unity, but leave gnome as cinnamon does use sections of it.. plus it's handy to have a backup. Cinnamon itself, unlike gnome, is fully customisable and works well with the new kernal. Compiz also works well with it.
Eager to get as many fonts as possible, but the fonts should be still legal and of high quality? If you are a web developer, you may already know Google's Web Fonts. Google provides you with CSS snipplets that allow you to integrated those fonts into you own webpages. Of course, Google does not own those fonts, but instead uses publicly available fonts which were released under the Apache license or the Open Font License.
You can not only used those fonts for you webpages, but on your own machine as well. All fonts are available for download through a Mercurial repository. If cloning the Mercurial distributed repository is not an option for you (e. g. it is quite large), you can fetch all fonts through the web interface. To simplify this task, I wrote a small Bash script (plus some Perl magic and Curl) to fetch all font files, available at my Gitorious repository. Gentoo Linux users can use the ebuild media-fonts/googlewebfonts.
Enjoy more than 1000 font files of a total size of more than 150 MB!
So i've had to do a clean reinstall, and i've gotten most of my programs back the way I like 'em.
Except now I'm trying to install chinese ttf fonts, and they had installed fine and showed up perfectly in Openoffice the last time, and now they don't show up properly at ALL. :(
Is there a way to do that? Or must I update openoffice/the system further before I can install my chinese fonts?
And single window mode (and, even better, the option to switch between single and multi window mode)!
Seriously, if you use Gimp with any regularity, check it out if you haven't already.
I have a post at my personal journal about my Acer netbook and having just installed Xubuntu. I'm hoping I can get tips from people in this community as to how I can, well, prettify my system a little.
I'm also interested in your recommendations for word processing apps. Xubuntu came with Abiword, which I have used a handful of times. Are there other programs that are better? (Background: I've been a Windows and Microsoft Word ever since I left DOS and PFS First Choice as a high schooler, and I am, generally speaking, a fan of Microsoft Word, in that it's never given me problems.) I don't want to bog my system down with more program than it can handle, given that I have 1 GB of memory and a 1.66 GHz processor, but I definitely want to know my options.
And while we're at it, what about blog clients? I'm using DW, LJ, and WordPress, so something that can handle all of those would be great, but any of the three would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance! So far I'm loving my Linux experience, and I'm already planning to fix my mom's laptop by installing Ubuntu on it for her. :)
1. It was always easy to use.
2. The usability of Unity has come along way since everyone hated it.
3. I needed the time to get used to the thought of something radically different from Gnome.
4. Having an iPhone and using a touchscreen part of the time at work, I've adapted to the idea of a touchscreen-aimed OS/UI.
Either way, I like it! It works fine, I can find things easily enough so far. And? I can see this on a tablet! In fact, I really want a tablet with a Linux OS. Now.
Biggest complaint so far: Firefox seems slow, even though I have hardly any add-ons installed. You're not the fast thing you once were, Firefox. But you still do everything I want you to, and exactly how I want you to do it (only, a bit slow), so I'm not quite ready to give you up yet.
Oh, and I may look into whether it's at all possible to shift the Close/Minimize/Maximize buttons to the right in Unity, because they're even more far away now, all the way over there above the Dash.
I still have some files to transfer, settings to change, and keyboard shortcuts to set up, but I'll get to them, when things start annoying me too much, *g*. I have my most important files transferred, though, and consider this my primary OS now, even though I know you're not supposed to with Betas. But I'm biased because of how well the Lucid Beta worked, which I kept running for months after the final release came out, so… Eh, whatever.</Famous last words>
I've been using Linux Mint as my main desktop for the last couple of years and have always really liked their style - I've tried Unity and Gnome Shell and I don't hate them, but they've never felt quite comfortable with them.
Cinnamon is still a work in progress at the moment, but I really enjoy its combination of traditional style desktop with the modern Gnome 3 libraries underneath. It's already pretty stable for day to day use, and there's the beginning of a active community of applet/extension developers. It just needs a wallpaper randomiser and it'll be my perfect desktop. ;-)
I would like to know if there are any GUIs for editing these combinations, so I can easily add a few. I do in theory know how to do it by editing the config file, but this means lots of looking up hex codes and risking breaking things (it's quite easy to create combinations that make other characters unavailable).
Searching only gives me lots of advice on how to remap the ComposeKey (I'm happy with it remaining at its default of Shift-AltGr). Ubuntu packages seem to lack anything with the obvious keywords :-/
I want it so I can check my email while I'm on vacation or dogsitting at someone else's house, mostly. It would also be nice if it could run Audacity so I can edit audio files while I'm at conventions.
Are there any brands or models I should particularly look for or avoid? I'm tempted to buy a used machine on Craigslist, but also considering buying new. The last "laptop" I owned was a Compaq Portable, so I'm not exactly up on the latest laptop trends and would like some guidance on what to look for or ask about.
So then I figured maybe I need to update my flashplayer, and tried first the stable one, then the beta (my current player version is now 11.2.202) but neither helped. Then I wondered whether maybe some of my other Firefox additions caused trouble, that maybe some script or adblocking interfered, and I hadn't allowed all the necessary scripts, so I allowed everything for the page in NoScript, disabled Adblock and Ghostery blocking, but it still doesn't work. Then I tried another browser entirely, and went to the site with Epiphany, so no add-ons could cause trouble, but again flash video worked in principle, but not on the Daily Show page. :(
Any ideas what the problem could be?
ETA: I changed absolutely nothing, and now (on March 1) the video plays again. Maybe something was wrong with their site setup. Odd.
This blog post shows how to setup a personal WebDAV/HTTP server which shares a directory inside your home. It is designed for local networks, but as security (SSL and username/password) is part of the configuration, you could give friends across the Internet access to the server.( Read more... )
The solution is to use the package manger to completely remove FF... after backing up your passwords, permissions, bookmarks and extensions! [use something like FEBE, or xmarks .. FF is just about stable enough if you don't ask it to load any webpages.]
Once you've done that, follow the instructions here and install IceCat, which is the Ubuntu specific, open-source fork of FireFox. [the quick method works, I've tested it myself]
After that, Icecat will look and behave like the unbroken version of FF, you can restore your bookmarks etc. So far it'll accept the latest versions of addons for FF with no problems, but obviously I haven't tested them all.
Job done. Out with borked FF, in with Icecat.
I've had a clean reinstall of my linux mint and everything is good... until just today a thing popped up to say that my root is full.
D: I had given it 4GB when I reinstalled linux mint, leaving everything to my home drive. Now what I read is that root IS required in larger volumes.
So what can I do? I have plenty of space in /home, and I don't particularly want to reinstall everything. Where is the files where I can delete/clear my cache? How do I go about doing it?
(In nice easy steps because I can't actually find this .tmp or .var folders that other websites say I must look in.)
I looked into the package list whether maybe I could just de-install the Australian and other unneeded English localization packages, but as far as I can tell selecting English automatically selects many countries, and you can't disable some localizations on their own. Similarly when I installed German, it now also offers me Austrian, Swiss and Luxembourgian spellchecks.
Running Ubuntu 11.04 ix86 32 bit and Gnome 2.32.
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