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How can I change the login screen theme in GDM?

How can I change the Login screen theme? Is there a graphical way or no?
17
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6answers
7k views

Firmware update for iPod Touch (iPhone)?

I need to update firmware of my iPod Touch (iPhone) in Ubuntu and as I have jailbroken iPod Touch I need iTunes to install apps, but unfortunately haven't found any ways to do that in Ubuntu yet. I ...
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1answer
2k views

How to burn a dual layer dvd iso from the command line

How do you burn a DVD-DL iso from the command line?
9
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3answers
825 views

Where can I find F# packages? [closed]

I'm currently install F# manually by downloading the binary distribution from Microsoft, downloading the Mono key, running the Mono installer, then fiddling with my path. Is there a PPA with F# ...
15
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0answers
601 views

How do I put a package into the Ubuntu repositories? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get my software into Ubuntu? I've created a Python application for Ubuntu. How do I package it and submit it for possible inclusion in the universe repository?
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6answers
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How can I tell, from the command line, whether the machine requires a reboot?

When you install certain updates (e.g. a new kernel) in Ubuntu Desktop, you get an indication that a reboot is required (in Lucid, the logout icon turns red). How can I check, from the command line, ...
0
votes
1answer
296 views

Is there a simple guide for how to set up a demo cloud?

I would like to be able to demo a UEC cloud at a presentation. Is there a simple guide regarding the hardware I need, and how I need to configure the UEC in order to create a nice presentation?
5
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2answers
2k views

Is there a Gnome applet for IMAP mail accounts?

In the spirit of this question... Is there an indicator applet that tells me when I've received an email through any IMAP service? If so, where can I get it?
15
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3answers
10k views

Is there Split Pane support in Gedit?

I know some other text editors like Notepad++ enable split pane to edit to files side by side. Is there any way I can add this functionality to Gedit?
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6answers
11k views

Is there a Paint.NET alternative? [closed]

Does anyone know of a simple Image Editor, with functionality comparable to Paint.NET, for Ubuntu? I've always found GIMP to be overkill and too complicated for what I want to do.
125
votes
18answers
95k views

How do I create a desktop wallpaper slideshow?

How do I create a desktop wallpaper slideshow with my own set of images? With the images coming from a pictures folder, or pre-selected With the images displayed in order, or randomly With the ...
53
votes
9answers
6k views

Which computers are guaranteed to work? [closed]

Before I buy my next laptop, I'd like to make sure that it will work perfectly with Ubuntu. Is there a list of completely supported computers anywhere?
9
votes
4answers
3k views

What are the multi-touch netbooks/tablets that work with Ubuntu? [closed]

I will be going to University soon and am looking for a tablet/netbook on which I can use a stylus to write notes (Chinese characters mostly). I have only found 2 netbooks (with swivel screens and ...
16
votes
6answers
494 views

How do I get involved with testing and QA with Ubuntu?

I'd like to get involved with Ubuntu QA by creating automated tests. Is there an ongoing effort to create these tests? Where can I learn more?
53
votes
5answers
63k views

How do I avoid the “S to Skip” message on boot?

After upgrading my laptop from karmic to lucid, my fat32 partition won't mount automatically. I get the message: The disk drive for /osshare is not ready yet or not present Continue to wait; or Press ...
22
votes
5answers
21k views

How do I get and install more themes, icons, and pointers?

I've downloaded some nice themes, icon packages, and pointers from sites like gnome-look. Now what do I do? Where else can I get these kinds of things?
4
votes
1answer
909 views

Is there a identd-like package in Ubuntu that supports IPv6?

Of those identd daemons available in Ubuntu 10.04, can any of them be made to work with IPv6? If so, a nudge in the right direction regarding how to configure the IPv6 support would be nice.
20
votes
4answers
32k views

GUI for iptables?

I would like to secure my server and it seems that IPtables is one of the first steps. Unfortunately editing the rules in a terminal is a bit complicated and dangerous (those who ever did an iptables ...
7
votes
5answers
125 views

How can I best retest a bug in a newer or development release?

I have reported a bug that occurs in Karmic on launchpad, and I have been asked to re-test it on lucid or maverick. How can I do this best?
10
votes
2answers
14k views

Sound comes out of my speakers even when headphones are plugged in [closed]

I was playing music with my headphones plugged in. The music was coming out of the headphones, but I also noticed that my speakers were playing the same music. Why is this, and how can I fix it?
5
votes
2answers
1k views

Will Haskell Platform be available in 10.10?

I've been waiting for a couple years to be able to do an apt-get install haskell-platform on Ubuntu. Will a haskell platform-package be available on Ubuntu 10.10?
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3answers
4k views

Is there a way to reset all packages/sources and start from scratch?

I have been playing with package management by adding sources from older Ubuntu releases in order to get older versions of some software (e.g. PHP). Unfortunately at some point I must have overdid it ...
19
votes
3answers
39k views

Completely Remove Ruby + Rails + Gems?

I have messed up my ruby dev environment on Ubuntu 10.04. I need to install Ruby this time using RVM. What is the best possible way to remove: Ruby All Gems RubyGems From my machine, so that I ...
8
votes
0answers
2k views

Is there a system-wide equalizer for PulseAudio or ALSA? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any Sound enhancers/equalizer? I often want to tweak the sound quality, but have found no other way than to install plugins for each piece of software. ...
2
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2answers
229 views

Ubuntu and Interactive Media Installations

I'd like to create an interactive media experience powered by Ubuntu, incorporating projected video, music, and assorted strange input devices. Has anyone used Ubuntu to orchestrate something like ...
25
votes
6answers
73k views

How do I create an Ubuntu live USB using a Mac?

I'd like to create a live USB stick on a Mac so I can install Ubuntu on another machine. How do accomplish this?
21
votes
2answers
8k views

How do file permissions work?

Can you explain briefly the main concepts and command line tools used to manage file permissions?
10
votes
4answers
6k views

How to rollback to PHP 5.2?

I have just installed a 10.04 LTS on my development server but the system that I need to run on it (Magento ecommerce) is not compatible with PHP 5.3 which ships with the newest version of Ubuntu. Is ...
18
votes
4answers
3k views

How can I get Gmail notification in my indicator applet (without leaving Evolution open)?

I'd like to have a Gmail notification service in my Epiphany indicator applet, without leaving Evolution open in the background all the time. Right now I only get notifications if Evolution is open. ...
111
votes
9answers
12k views

What's the difference between package managers?

What are the differences between apt-get, aptitude, and synaptic, and which one is the recommended choice for normal day-to-day package management? This is a basic question, but I think it'd be good ...
5
votes
2answers
230 views

How can I prevent myself from getting logged out automatically in a multi-user setup?

I am using my machine with multiple accounts logged in at the same time. I am using KDM desktop manager and KDE desktop. Ever since I upgraded to Karmic, when using one user the second user, who is ...
8
votes
5answers
1k views

Keeping multiple workstations in sync

I work with multiple computers for various reasons. I want to keep those computers in sync configuration wise. I already have a VCS based setup that allows me to manually update configurations on ...
86
votes
5answers
75k views

How do I enable full-color support in Vim?

I have a lovely Vim colorscheme (xoria256) and it looks brilliant in GVim, but when I use normal vim in Terminal, the colorscheme is only partially supported -- for example, the default ...
7
votes
9answers
1k views

Upgrade experiences from 8.04 LTS to 10.04 LTS?

I am running 8.04 desktop as a server and hosting my own web server, has anyone experienced any issues with upgrade from 8.04 to 10.04?
5
votes
3answers
531 views

How can I make Empathy retry connecting when it has a network problem

I have added Empathy to the list of applications that open by default, and it's configured to auto-connect to MSN when started, but when I login to my laptop the wifi connection takes a few seconds ...
6
votes
1answer
911 views

Indicator Applet: How to get rid of the clock?

There is currently 2 clocks on my panel, one in the "Indicator Applet", and one in the "Clock". The one in the "Indicator Applet" is redundant, and isn't as good as the "Clock". Does anyone know how ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Going from a shared NFS /home to a full LDAP solution

I recently deployed about a dozen Ubuntu (Karmic) desktops in a small office. Everything was going great, but storage became an issue. I then moved /home to an NFS mount which solved the immediate ...
16
votes
1answer
640 views

How do I submit wallpapers to be considered for inclusion in Ubuntu?

I take photos from time to time, and if I take an exceptionally beautiful one, I'd like to submit it for inclusion in Ubuntu. Where do I send/upload it?
6
votes
2answers
3k views

How to log out if the session applet is missing from the top panel?

For some reason, sometimes when I log in the top panel applets appear garbled. For instance the session applet is missing its icon, and the current username is repeated twice. This doesn't happen very ...
15
votes
3answers
3k views

How do I change how long notifications are displayed?

Is there a way to change how long the libnotify notifications last? I've googled around for this for months and no still no luck. I'm actually starting to think that you can't change it. I can't ...
5
votes
1answer
446 views

KATE keeps forgetting I have the shell plug-in enabled

I'm using Kubuntu (Karmic) and KATE is my favorite editor. I don't enable many plug-ins, but I really like the inline shell. The problem is, across re-starts, KATE seems to forget that I enabled ...
22
votes
4answers
7k views

Resetting gnome panel

How does one reset the gnome panel to the initial state? During use, gnome panel applets move and get replaced with the ones users like. After some time the panel becomes so cluttered that it ...
9
votes
2answers
832 views

How to configure mail server to report a hostname distinct from server name [closed]

I have a VPS set up with Ubuntu 10.04 running exim4 as the MTA. The machine name itself is something easily recognizable to us (in this case, 'Fermat'), but the machine itself is responsible for ...
78
votes
5answers
49k views

When installing I'm given the option of encrypting my home folder — what does this do?

Does encrypting my home folder make my computer more secure? Do I have to enter my password more if my home folder is encrypted? What else should I know about encrypting my home folder?
14
votes
5answers
4k views

What is the performance loss if you run an ubuntu desktop edition for a server machine?

Hello we have installed an ubuntu desktop edition on our dev server. I was wondering if there is any noticeable performance loss compared to the server edition.
82
votes
13answers
25k views

What's the easiest way to set up a LAMP stack?

I set up a new VPS instance of Ubuntu and am wondering what the easiest way is to get up and running with a basic LAMP stack (i.e. which packages are required, which configuration options need to be ...
14
votes
3answers
6k views

What is the easiest way to strip a desktop edition to a server edition?

We have installed Ubuntu desktop edition on our development server. Now that we have it in a data center we would like to strip it down to a server edition. Is there an easy way of doing so rather ...
10
votes
2answers
194 views

Sane path to distribution upgrades

I'm using Hardy (server) on quite a few machines and I'd like to upgrade to the latest LTS. Is it safe to edit my sources.list file to just point to the new LTS, or should I do a succession of dist ...
12
votes
1answer
1k views

Remove online status menu, but keep the logout menu?

In the upper right panel there is by default a drop down menu where you can set your online status, interact with Ubuntu One, etc. It is placed right next to the drop down menu which lets you logout, ...
14
votes
3answers
775 views

Where should I install sagemath?

Sage's installation instructions basically tell me to just untar it and run it from wherever I'd like. Not being experienced with the Linux way of where things should go in the filesystem, I'm kind of ...

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