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Old 18. May 2010, 03:12 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Found a good tip here: http://ubuntuguide.net/quickly-close...kill-in-ubuntu

It's very useful for terminating unresponsive programs.
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Old 18. May 2010, 11:00 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Found a good tip here: http://ubuntuguide.net/quickly-close...kill-in-ubuntu

It's very useful for terminating unresponsive programs.
Thanks JL for the good tip. xkill is part of the x11 utilities (pre-installed in Ubuntu 10.04) and adding a shortcut to it makes terminating misbehaving X clients easier. It looks good to me and is worth adding it.
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Old 18. May 2010, 11:49 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Thanks JL for the good tip. xkill is part of the x11 utilities (pre-installed in Ubuntu 10.04) and adding a shortcut to it makes terminating misbehaving X clients easier. It looks good to me and is worth adding it.
Your welcome. You don't have to add a launcher for that though.
You can easily set up a keyboard shortcut by clicking the column next to xkill under shortcut.
It should change from "Disabled" to "New shortcut..."
Type out the combination you want and it will be set.

Next time you type your shortcut, xkill will appear.
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Old 19. May 2010, 05:00 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Your welcome. You don't have to add a launcher for that though.
You can easily set up a keyboard shortcut by clicking the column next to xkill under shortcut.
It should change from "Disabled" to "New shortcut..."
Type out the combination you want and it will be set.

Next time you type your shortcut, xkill will appear.
Good point JL. This is the tip after your valuable input.
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Old 19. May 2010, 05:46 AM   #35 (permalink)
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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
I hope there's more to come on the "light" or "lite" Ubuntu. Downloading the full version can gobble up my broadband quota for a month.

I have the following doubt (based on lack of knowledge) and because I haven't yet looked at the links so kindly provided by Ritho:
Could the download of Ubuntu be made smaller by making a version that:
does not include the source code. This would appreciated by end-users who have no competence whatsoever in tinkering.
does not include an "office" suite or anything other software such as music players, games, and the eye candy Compiz Fiz (whatever) etc.
I guess a browser should be included.
The end-user then has the choice of downloading whatever he or she needs.

Just a thought
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Old 19. May 2010, 06:22 AM   #36 (permalink)
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The light version will likely be a much smaller download. It does not state how big the file is however. Ubuntu light is designed to be an instant boot enviroment and I believe it contains only what is needed to get online. The idea is you can boot almost instantly and check your email, or write to your blog, etc. Then if you need more power you boot into the full desktop.

So in a way it is what you are asking for, but I don't know if it will allow you to install much more.

However, there are another choices for a lighter version of Ubuntu.

1. http://u-lite.org/ about 350MB
2. http://lubuntu.net/ about 570MB
3. You might want to have a look at all these http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=575456

You can also build your own version from scratch. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Li...ionFromScratch.
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Installed Amarok on Ubuntu 10.04, playback an mp3 file but has no sound, though playback the same from Banshee has sound.

After some searching, I entered sudo apt-get install libxine1-ffmpeg into Terminal as it says Amarok is using xine backend.

Then logged out and logged back in the system, still no sound.

At the end, I went to System > Preferences > Sound and adjusted the Hardware Profile settings. The sound came back.
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Old 31. May 2010, 03:13 PM   #38 (permalink)
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OK, so now here's the latest from MC's excursion into Linux. Moved to Ubuntu 9.04 ages back but the upgrade to 9.10 did not support my USB modem so drifted back to Windoze. 10.04 does though and after more issues with W7 my tech persuaded me to try this which was duly installed a couple of days ago. He installed the OS in his native Portuguese in order to script the modem configs and then reverted to English. This caused a few problems, especially with my UK bred keyboard but after hunting with Synaptic and removing all items Portuguese and adding a few more English packs all was well.

I added usual restricted packages plus VLC, Deluge, Gufw, XSensors, Screenlets and theme pack to make the system habitable and was back in business. Also downloaded the latest BitDefender scanner to avoid inadvertently sending a Windoze virus to Gizmo

Originally my intention was to run PC Linux OS as soon as we moved and got a landline connection sorted but now I may well stick with Ubuntu. None of the issues I experienced before with fonts, sound and network are present in this release and so far the whole thing just "works" and with very little input required from me (which is just as well ) I can also use my favoured Evolution mail which never seemed happy running under Windows and don't need to worry about how vulnerable Firefox might be to anything. I did swap my previous firewall preference from Firestarter to ufw to gain IPV6 support and added the GUI to set it from.
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Now I've worked out how easy it is to convert and re-size the images you can be bored by same in a readable format
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Originally my intention was to run PC Linux OS as soon as we moved and got a landline connection sorted but now I may well stick with Ubuntu. None of the issues I experienced before with fonts, sound and network are present in this release and so far the whole thing just "works" and with very little input required from me (which is just as well )
Good experience MC. Which cpu/mem monitor do you use? The desktop wallpaper looks nice but the lower panel or taskbar can be better looking with semi-transparent setting so that it doesn't look like broken bars.
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