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Old 15. Nov 2010, 10:44 AM   #101 (permalink)
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OK, now I have a question of utmost importance

My preferred icon set in FaenzaWolfe but now the new mail tray notification tied to Thunderbird only changes from dark silver to light silver instead of green. This is no where near as noticeable and I'd like to change it. Is there a way to do this without affecting the whole icon set?
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Some applications are configured to always use the same icon regardless of the selected theme: e.g. emacs23, gcolor2, bluefish, hardinfo, defcon, gufw, pithos, goldendict.
To display the Faenza icon, edit as root the /usr/share/applications/application_name.desktop file and locate the line beginning with 'Icon='. Replace the fullpath icon name by the one of the Faenza icon (usually, it's the name of the application itself) without the extension.
Source: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.p...content=128143
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Old 15. Nov 2010, 11:45 AM   #102 (permalink)
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Thanks for this but what I'm actually trying to do here is to revert back to the standard system icon in this instance without affecting others from the FaenzaWolfe theme.

Normally, with Thunderbird and its "Thunderbird indicator 1.1" extension installed the Ubuntu mail notification envelope turns green on receipt of new messages. With the FaenzaWolfe theme installed this envelope icon merely changes to another shade of silver which doesn't stand out at all.

On another issue, is anyone else experiencing sloow page rendering with Ubuntu? I've seen several threads about this in the forums but nothing convincing yet as an answer. I'm getting this with Firefox, Chromium and Opera so it must be system specific and not browser orientated. I'm noticing it most with our own site especially when I'm sending a reply to a forum post or comment.
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Old 15. Nov 2010, 12:13 PM   #103 (permalink)
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Just adding to my post above, this is the closest I've found to my own situation.

http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/inde...t-1593699.html

I can confirm problems with mobile broadband too in that with an established connection, after some time I suddenly see the "red cross" appear and yet when I click the tray icon there is no mobile broadband entry available to re-connect to The config is still there because if I open the window and click "edit" and apply, the thing starts calling out again and connects.

I'm also experiencing the same erratic nature as highlighted with cable.

The issues in this thread all appear to be upgrade related although mine was a fresh install.

This is exactly what happened to me with a previous version. Everything was fine for a couple of weeks and then the problems started.
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Old 15. Nov 2010, 05:21 PM   #104 (permalink)
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Normally, with Thunderbird and its "Thunderbird indicator 1.1" extension installed the Ubuntu mail notification envelope turns green on receipt of new messages. With the FaenzaWolfe theme installed this envelope icon merely changes to another shade of silver which doesn't stand out at all.
Faenza Wolfe icons are beautiful in shade of silver, that's the reason for the bright silver for envelope icon with new message. But I think you can change it to green.

The envelope icon with the new message indicator-messages-new.png which is silver should be located at your_user_name\.icons\FaenzaWolfe\status\22.

You can go to \usr\share\icons\Humanity\status\22
Look for this icon indicator-messages-new.svg which is green and in svg format, double click it and save as indicator-messages-new.png (i.e. in png format).

Replace the above silver icon with this green icon, then change to other icon theme and back to Faenza Wolfe icon theme, you should be able to see the envelope now turns to green. It works for me.

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On another issue, is anyone else experiencing sloow page rendering with Ubuntu?
So far ok to me. Not experiencing slooow () page rendering with Ubuntu.
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Old 15. Nov 2010, 07:57 PM   #105 (permalink)
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Replace the above silver icon with this green icon, then change to other icon theme and back to Faenza Wolfe icon theme, you should be able to see the envelope now turns to green. It works for me.

WOT a star! Now I have a green mail icon that fills half the screen so I can't miss it

Only joking works perfectly - thanks!
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Old 04. Jan 2011, 08:09 AM   #106 (permalink)
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Default DVD player does not regonize DVD Movie disk

I have this thread posted on Ubutu's forum.
Thought I would ask Gizmo's resident experts.

From what I am seeing I don't believe its a restricted format problem for I have everything installed and with maveric 10.10 it also installed while I was installing Ubuntu. Anyway I reinstalled all of it just to cover my bases.

Like the thread says I'm running Ubuntu 10.10
My cd/dvd player recognizes game and data CD'S/DVD'S the cd/dvd icon appears on desktop and I can access the files as well as playing games off the cd's.

When I try movie DVD's I get no desktop icon nor is it shown in the file managers. When trying to access the movie via VLC (open disk) I get the following error:
Playback failure:
DVDRead could not open the disc "/dev/dvd".
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///dev/dvd'. Check the log for details. (Don't know what log its referring to)
SMplayer and xine won't work either

I have tried every tip I could find on Ubuntu's forum. I installed all restricted format files including libdvdread4 and then ran this command
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh

followed all the advice from this site: restricted formats/playing dvd's

Its like the drive won't recognize a movie DVD.

Just as a side note. I use to run simply mepis with no issues with
movie dvd's. I also dual boot to Winxp no problems their either

Anyone experience this problem?

Thanks in advance

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Old 04. Jan 2011, 02:48 PM   #107 (permalink)
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For my case, when I inserted a movie DVD on Mint 10, it auto detected and played back with no issue.

The same DVD inserted on Ubuntu 10.10, it also auto detected and played back ok. I've had the libdvdread4 installed as well, from the same link you indicated.

My DVD was auto mounted at this folder /media.
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Old 04. Jan 2011, 04:29 PM   #108 (permalink)
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When I try movie DVD's I get no desktop icon nor is it shown in the file managers. When trying to access the movie via VLC (open disk) I get the following error:
Playback failure:
DVDRead could not open the disc "/dev/dvd".
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///dev/dvd'. Check the log for details. (Don't know what log its referring to)

Anyone experience this problem?

Thanks in advance

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I think it is strange it reads /dev/dvd. It is usually /dev/sr0 or something like that. Under the Menu Go to System>Administration>Disk Utility. Find your CD/DVD drive. On the right hand of the drive info it should give you your device name. Also down at the bottom under "Volumes" It should tell you disk type, which should be UDF, and also has a few buttons available to mount or unmount the drive. Try unmounting and re mounting it once. Then type the following command in an open terminal window. vlc /dev/sr0 (change sr0 to your device name if necessary) VLC will launch, and if there are errors, they will be reported in the terminal. Copy and paste any error messages back here.
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Old 05. Jan 2011, 04:00 AM   #109 (permalink)
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Thank you Rtho

That was the most logical response yet. Even compared to those from Ubuntu's forum.
I agree that dvd:///dev/dvd (this didn't make sense to me either). Thought it might inclusive to vlc.
I'll be back in touch.

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root@wdhpr-W3644:/home/wdhpr# vlc/dev/sro
bash: vlc/dev/sro: No such file or directory
root@wdhpr-W3644:/home/wdhpr# vlc/dev/sr0
bash: vlc/dev/sr0: No such file or directory
root@wdhpr-W3644:/home/wdhpr# vlc/sro
bash: vlc/sro: No such file or directory
root@wdhpr-W3644:/home/wdhpr# vlc/sr0
bash: vlc/sr0: No such file or directory
root@wdhpr-W3644:/home/wdhpr# vlc/dev/dvd
bash: vlc/dev/dvd: No such file or directory
root@wdhpr-W3644:/home/wdhpr# vlc/dev/cd
bash: vlc/dev/cd: No such file or directory
root@wdhpr-W3644:/home/wdhpr#

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Old 05. Jan 2011, 06:46 AM   #110 (permalink)
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It looks like you missed the single space between vlc and the drive /dev/sr0. It is very important that there is that space. Sorry it is not so clear in my post, but it was ther. Also the last letter there in "sr0" is a zero.
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