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Jul
10
comment JSLint/JS Formatter for Kate
Understand and sympathise with your reasoning on the switch. Of course, if time is money as "they" say, Windows may still be cheaper! But not for all use cases. gVIM and VIM/VI in general makes me shudder! I've tried GVIM several times but I just can't get on with it. Before I used Sublime, I used to use Kate on KDE desktops. Now I tend to use Gnome - Gedit is similar to Kate. And yes, NP++ was my Windows choice before I discovered Sublime. I've also used the free Komodo Edit as well for development - it's pretty good and also is cross-platform.
Jul
9
comment Ubuntu does not work with Nvidia drivers, gives random squares after logging in
OK, glad you got it. Linux is great when it works first time but a bit of a nightmare when it doesn't!
Jul
9
answered Ubuntu does not work with Nvidia drivers, gives random squares after logging in
Jul
9
comment Ubuntu 12.04 Fullscreen Video Dual Screen
You need to tell us: What browser (I assume Firefox), what video card and what X settings you have. For example are you using TwinView?
Jul
9
answered JSLint/JS Formatter for Kate
Jul
9
comment Documents stored on separate internal drive, Ubuntu doesn't notice on startup
Just a note: I do something similar to this BUT, I have an installation script (because I occasionally switch distro's) that deletes the "My Documents", "My Videos", etc. folders in a newly created home folder and replaces them with LINKs to to data drive.
Jul
6
comment Unable to start Ubuntu 12.04. The system is running in low-graphics
"I have four options under that" - What are the options?
Jul
6
comment Unable to start Ubuntu 12.04. The system is running in low-graphics
All of the system logs are in /var/log so you can see them there. syslog contains most information but I would start with dmesg which contains the information you would see when the system is starting up. There is lot to wade through, it take a while to get your eyes and brain adjusted to spotting errors.
Jul
6
comment Why is my fresh install of 12.04 running slow?
Just for the sake of completeness. To switch to Unity-2d from Unity-3d, log out then click the icon to the right of the user name. There you can select alternative desktop types.
Jul
6
comment Why is my fresh install of 12.04 running slow?
No worries, I should have thought of that too!
Jul
5
answered With this way to set up Ubuntu, would I have to set up Windows again on my machine with RAID-10?
Jul
5
answered Why is Ubuntu offline (except torrents) while Windows is online?
Jul
5
comment Why is my fresh install of 12.04 running slow?
To get a Live CD version of Xubuntu, go to xubuntu.org/getxubuntu then choose an appropriate mirror site near where you are. Then select xubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso. Burn that to a CD (or USB stick) and then boot from it.
Jul
5
revised Why is my fresh install of 12.04 running slow?
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Jul
5
comment Why is my fresh install of 12.04 running slow?
Sorry, I'm answering questions in reverse order! To just try out XFCE, no need to change to 32bit, either just run the live DVD version to see if you get on with it or install it using the instructions above. If, however, it really does meet all of your needs, I'd then recommend a fresh install of the 32bit version of Xubuntu.
Jul
5
comment Why is my fresh install of 12.04 running slow?
You may find that you do loose some features when doing the above. But it should be enough to give you a feel for things. If you are not comfortable with doing all this, maybe try a "live" version of Xubuntu? They should have a DVD image you can write to DVD and boot off. If you like the XFCE desktop, you might want to consider going the whole hog and doing sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop which will give you the complete XFCE equivalent to the Unity (default) desktop.
Jul
5
comment Why is my fresh install of 12.04 running slow?
Re XFCE, you can simply install XFCE as an additional desktop. The package you need will already be available in the repositories you have. A quick check shows me that the package to install xfce is xfce4. This is a "meta" package which means that it will install a load of other packages itself. Once installed, you can switch between desktops by logging out, then you will get a gear icon next to the user name selected for login. Clicking on this will allow you to choose your desktop type.
Jul
5
comment Why is my fresh install of 12.04 running slow?
I'm afraid that it is a fresh install. Just grab the 32bit version instead of the 64bit. I know it seems odd, but the 64bit versions of OS's only really benefit machines with >4GB of memory since they add a significant memory overhead themselves.
Jul
5
revised How to start a program at a scheduled time if I am logged in?
Corrected where to "do stuff" to bring into line with the question.
Jul
5
comment Unable to start Ubuntu 12.04. The system is running in low-graphics
Urm, so it looks like all the Apache stuff is irrelevant then. What are you getting in the logs - there is probably an error in there.