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May
9
comment System Monitor does not show load averages
@Tim since there's not even a menu anymore, I don't see any way to enable it. Perhaps some configuration text file hidden beyond my Linux skills?
May
8
comment Several gigabytes free RAM, so why is my swap file used?
Note: It seems this answer provides some explanation (while the accepted answer doesn't explain at all). Maybe this post is a dupe?
Apr
19
comment Locally Integrated Menus - ALWAYS visible?
Thank you! I'll go with option #2 (and accept when I see it working).
Apr
4
comment Locally Integrated Menus - ALWAYS visible?
Thank you for the helpful attempt!
Apr
3
comment Locally Integrated Menus - ALWAYS visible?
Sorry but I already did that. And yet, all apps require me to hover over the window title bar to reveal the menus. Chrome, Terminal, Gedit, ...
Feb
28
comment Why do I only get half a desktop wallpaper?
Now having toyed with xplanet I can't decide whether to use it or not. It does produce a very nice image but the nighttime area seems wrong - too bright and missing city lights. For that, the Opentopia images win. Hmm...
Feb
28
comment To install Wine, remove graphics driver - wut?
What a relief to learn about that bug! So it's not just me being dense, there really is a problem. Thank you!
Feb
28
comment Problem with setting wallpaper using gsettings
Forgive me for hijacking your answer, but I have a similar question that you might be able to shed some light on?
Feb
28
comment Why do I only get half a desktop wallpaper?
Your answer doesn't explain the cause of my current problem but provides a fine alternative solution that I want to implement. Thank you!
Feb
28
comment Why do I only get half a desktop wallpaper?
There's a program that generates these and can be run on the local computer? How cool is that! I'll never not be surprised by the versatility of Linux :D
Feb
27
comment How can I set default terminal used in Unity?
For the sake of completeness (and because I messed up) -- how do I restore the default value after using this?
Feb
27
comment Why do I only get half a desktop wallpaper?
Just that command, or the entire script? Would you mind trying the script?
Feb
27
comment Why do I only get half a desktop wallpaper?
Nope, no luck. Nothings seems to happen.
Feb
27
comment Why do I only get half a desktop wallpaper?
Yes, correct @JacobVlijm. (I'm on 14.10).
Feb
27
comment Why do I only get half a desktop wallpaper?
Yes that works too!
Feb
27
comment To install Wine, remove graphics driver - wut?
Yes it is supported (good point). I was aware not to do both variants but I might have skipped some parts of chapter 3.1 so I am re-doing the guide now.
Feb
27
comment To install Wine, remove graphics driver - wut?
I have followed this guide and my output of fglrxinfo gives the result indicated in the page (step 8). However, in Settings > Details > Overview, "Graphics" is still listed as "VESA: -100" -- not what I expected, even after installing hardware acceleration.
Feb
25
comment To install Wine, remove graphics driver - wut?
Thank you @PranavMarathe, I followed these instructions but still causes the fglrx drivers to be removed (screenshot) - I didn't go through with it.
Feb
25
comment To install Wine, remove graphics driver - wut?
@PranavMarathe I spent days getting the display to work and I'm worried I might not be able to get it right again - so I would really prefer a solution that doesn't remove my graphics drivers. (Why is graphics support so damn hard in Linux??!)
Jan
10
comment How to install proprietary ATI/AMD drivers on 14.10?
@DanW thanks for the reminder, but sadly it didn't work for me. What worked was a magic combination of removing various X and ATI components. Now I'm only using Ubuntu built-in material (which curiously didn't work out of the box!).