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Old 05. May 2010, 09:27 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Thanks Jojoyee! Titillating transparent tweak tip there!
You're welcome. I also like the New Wave theme, but the line to comment out in the gtkrc file is found different. I've added a note at the end of this bullet point. Those who're interested, give it a try.
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Old 09. May 2010, 10:05 AM   #22 (permalink)
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After I switched over to the New Wave theme, I opened up OfficeOffice and noticed that the menu was hardly visible on the dark background.



But on the bright side, the theme can be customized by users to make the menu more visible. Here are the steps.

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Old 09. May 2010, 04:25 PM   #23 (permalink)
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After some settings, this is the aero glass effect achieved in Ubuntu 10.04.

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Old 11. May 2010, 09:35 AM   #24 (permalink)
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According to Ubuntu's documentation on MountUSB, a USB stick should automount upon insertion. On an older PC I have with Ubuntu 10.04 installed to dual-boot with XP, I inserted a USB stick (FAT32), but it didn't mount at all in Ubuntu.

In the same documentation, it also says "Sometimes devices don't automount, in which case you should try to manually mount it." (Hmmm, without saying for what reasons.). Hey it works for me in this case with manual mounting after issuing these two commands in Terminal.

sudo mkdir /media/usb
sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /media/usb -o uid=1000,gid=100,utf8,dmask=027,fmask=137

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Ran across this today. Canonical has been working on Desktop and Netbook "light" versions of Ubuntu, and the Netbook version uses a minimalistic GUI they are calling Unity. Currently Unity can be downloaded and installed on 10.04, but the light versions of Ubuntu are only available to OEM's. Calling it "light" is a little confusing, as there are already Ubuntu based distro's that use the term "lite." (note spelling)

http://www.ubuntu.com/news/unity-ubu...ht-instant-web
http://www.canonical.com/products/unity
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Old 15. May 2010, 06:35 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Also, Ubuntu 10.04 uses OpenJDK by default.
The only way to install Sun Java is by enabling its partner software source (under the other tab). Without enabling it, there's no Sun Java in Ubuntu Software Centre.
Very good info there JL. I tried to run online zip service ezyzip which apparently relies on Sun Java. It doesn't seem to accept OpenJDK. After I managed to install Sun Java-6 packages from the Canonical Partner Repository into Ubuntu 10.04, I run the online service again and it works.

I'll add another tip or the steps needed to install Sun Java-6 in the system sometime next week when the main site has been upgraded to Drupal 6 (We're going to see the new TSA theme!).
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While in Ubuntu 10.04, I use gedit to write a text file into a partition with the ntfs system. After booting into Win7, I can view the text file, but writing any other file to the same partition occasionally encounters an error. Win7 doesn't allow me to write to that partition until I use chkdsk in a DOS box to correct it. It has happened to me twice so far.
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While in Ubuntu 10.04, I use gedit to write a text file into a partition with the ntfs system. After booting into Win7, I can view the text file, but writing any other file to the same partition occasionally encounters an error. Win7 doesn't allow me to write to that partition until I use chkdsk in a DOS box to correct it. It has happened to me twice so far.
I know I am not much help here, but I have been heavily accessing a shared (read/write) ntfs drive with Ubuntu 10.04 and XP with no ill effects.
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I know I am not much help here, but I have been heavily accessing a shared (read/write) ntfs drive with Ubuntu 10.04 and XP with no ill effects.
Windows 7 not playing well with linux?
Perhaps Just an oversight by Microsoft. Or could this be a conflict brought on by the new hard drive data accessing system?

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Very good info there JL. I tried to run online zip service ezyzip which apparently relies on Sun Java. It doesn't seem to accept OpenJDK. After I managed to install Sun Java-6 packages from the Canonical Partner Repository into Ubuntu 10.04, I run the online service again and it works.

I'll add another tip or the steps needed to install Sun Java-6 in the system sometime next week when the main site has been upgraded to Drupal 6 ...
The steps added here.
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