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Ubuntu fan since Fiesty.


Nov
3
comment How can I get two-finger scrolling working on my trackpad?
If you read my question you'll see that my xinput output isn't Elantech (like it should be), it's PS/2 Mouse. Also if you see the comments on the question, installing the 3.18 kernel doesn't help--the trackpad still gets recognized as PS/2 Mouse. Since my trackpad is getting recognized as a mouse (and a very old one at that), my System Settings doesn't have options that relate to touchpads, since it thinks I have a PS/2 Mouse.
Oct
26
comment How can I get two-finger scrolling working on my trackpad?
That question doesn't really help. It suggests installing the 3.18 kernel, which isn't an easy task. I installed that kernel, and nothing has changed--it's still getting recognized by Ubuntu as a PS/2 Mouse.
Oct
26
comment How can I get Firefox to recognize multitouch gestures on a touch screen?
This doesn't work for me--dragging my finger across the page still doesn't move the page like it does in Chromium, it still selects text. Pinching and zooming also just select text. So the problem seems to be that Firefox just isn't recognizing touch screen events as touch events--it's seeing them as mouse events, maybe?
Oct
25
comment How can I get two-finger scrolling working on my trackpad?
I'm guessing you mean /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d. Commenting out the lines above, and adding the file as described caused my pointer to disappear entirely and the trackpad to become non-functional.
Oct
25
comment How can I get two-finger scrolling working on my trackpad?
I don't have an /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d directory or a 10-evdev.conf.
Oct
24
comment How can I get two-finger scrolling working on my trackpad?
it says I have the latest version.
Oct
24
comment How can I get two-finger scrolling working on my trackpad?
I get the error message: Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?
Oct
23
comment Can I set custom keyboard shortcuts for Web?
Go back, forward, open tabs--the usual browser stuff.
Oct
22
comment How can I get Firefox to recognize multitouch gestures on a touch screen?
@Whaaaaaat, I see the same problems with Firefox on Fedora running GNOME 3.14, which has the best multitouch capability I've seen yet, so I don't think it's Ubuntu that has the problem.
Oct
21
comment How can I map the Apple Magic Mouse two-finger swipe to a web browser's back and forward functions?
If you read the other replies in this thread, you'll see that what works for the Magic Trackpad definitely doesn't work for the Magic Mouse. They're very different devices.
Oct
1
comment How can I get jshint to work?
@KasiyA: added. I can't imagine it'll be that helpful, though, since the versions are no different from the standard 14.04 versions.
Sep
5
comment How can I get TTYs to work with NVIDIA drivers?
@Whaaaaaat, just for the record, the above link doesn't answer the question. In the question, I explain how I use the guide from that link to install the xorg-edgers PPA, which provides the drivers I'm using which are causing this problem.
Sep
3
comment How can I get jshint to work?
nodejs: Installed: 0.10.25~dfsg2-2ubuntu1 Candidate: 0.10.25~dfsg2-2ubuntu1 Version table: *** 0.10.25~dfsg2-2ubuntu1 0 500 us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty/universe amd64 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status npm: Installed: 1.3.10~dfsg-1 Candidate: 1.3.10~dfsg-1 Version table: *** 1.3.10~dfsg-1 0 500 us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty/universe amd64 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
Aug
29
comment How can I install Django for Python 3.x?
E: Unable to locate package python3-django
Aug
28
comment What can I do to help make Ubuntu better for iMac users?
thanks, but that link only has general guidelines for how to contribute to Ubuntu, but in order to do that, I'd still have to find out how Ubuntu handles hardware detection and driver modification on install, and how to modify those scripts to do the things that makes my hardware work.
Aug
28
comment What can I do to help make Ubuntu better for iMac users?
@Tim, the mac version of ubuntu, if I understand correctly, handles booting, but doesn't treat the hardware drivers any differently. See this answer: askubuntu.com/questions/37999/…
Aug
28
comment What can I do to help make Ubuntu better for iMac users?
@n00b: iMac13,1
Aug
28
comment What can I do to help make Ubuntu better for iMac users?
Yes, but how can I contribute these post-installation tweaks back to Ubuntu, so that new Ubuntu users in the future won't have to read guides and tweak things themselves? Where is the best place to put this post-install script so that it's likely to be accepted by the Ubuntu package maintainers?
Aug
19
comment How can I get TTYs to work with NVIDIA drivers?
@hatterman, no, they definitely enabled, because typing commands blindly still works. They just aren't being displayed. This is apparently a common problem with NVIDIA drivers.
Aug
18
comment How can I get TTYs to work with NVIDIA drivers?
@Alex, that didn't seem to have any effect. I also tried logging in blindly, entering those commands, then entering my sudo password, and that also didn't seem to have any effect.