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Getting Ubuntu Minimal + LXDE to automount USB drives

I am trying to get Ubuntu Minimal +_ LXDE to auto mount my USB drives. Currently I need to do pmount /dev/sdb1 manually. Also I have LXDE > Preferences > Automount all checked
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Two work space in a single monitor? [closed]

I have a lcd monitor, i want to view two workpaces together in the single monitor. simply said i want two split my monitor into two workspace all the time. Any ideas people? I've seen compiz showing ...
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Pros and Cons of Unity desktop environment [closed]

I have just upgraded to 11.04 that is why wanted to know your opinions about pros and cons of unity desktop environment. Thank you
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How to use word hyperlinks?

When I open word document in Open Office I have link like this https://somehome/someword.doc#SOME_SECTION I think it should work that when I click on the link its forwarded to SOME_SECTION in that ...
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Install Ubuntu One on *ubuntu

What packages do I require to install Ubuntu One on Ubuntu with other DEs? I can't use the regular Ubuntu on this seriously old desktop. I just need enough for the backend to function in the ...
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How to run a custom set of programs in a specific workspace?

I use several workspaces in order to have different context for different works. Therefore, I run the same set of applications in the same workspace repeatedly. And also I run the same application in ...
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Will there still be a separate Netbook edition after Unity becomes the default desktop environment?

After a long time of enjoying the bliss of ignorance I've been reading up a bit on the developments in the land of desktop environments. One thing I didn't find was whether there will still be (a need ...
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Where can I find a package for “project looking Glass”? (“The Java desktop”)

I really really want to find this package. Because after I saw the youtube clip I realized it's just one of those things I must have done before I die. This tutorial would be great if the repository ...
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Is Unity a Desktop Environment?

I read somewere that Unity is a DE, is that true or not?
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Is there one file that all Desktop Managers (GNOME, KDE, XFCE and etc) are required to read/execute when users login?

I use GNOME and it first executes commands from /etc/profile and then from ~/.profile. This I have found by putting statements like echo 'something' > test in all files that i could think of like ...
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The future of the Ubuntu family

How would the Unity path Canonical is going through regarding desktop environment affect the other flavours of Ubuntu? I mean official or almost Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and perhaps others not officially ...
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KDE, GNOME, XFCE, Unity, ad-nauseum… Can a GUI app run in X without any of these?

This upcoming Ubuntu move to Unity as its Desktop Manager, got me wondering where the modular line lies between a Desktop Manager and X. My understanding is that X is a window manager, and window ...