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David Corking

BBC NEWS | Technology | Ubuntu readies the Karmic Koala - 0 views

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    A preview for non-tech users - 3 minute video and thorough article
David Corking

BBC Breakfast Talk Up Windows 7 Dismiss Rivals | popey.com blog |Oct 21 2009 - 0 views

  • ‘little community’ building Free Software you say Rory? Dismissive and unnecessarily Patronising
    • David Corking
       
      I didn't like that bit either
  • No mention of the pain users will have upgrading
    • David Corking
       
      yes there is
  • Ubuntu isn’t ‘out next week’. The latest version is.
    • David Corking
       
      big oops
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    Cellan-Jones not up to his usual standards - though this piece is a little too harsh on him.
David Corking

PinningHowto - Community Ubuntu Documentation - 0 views

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    How to keep a package at a specific version.

    Also, a way to build an arbitrary deb package from source when you need to update libraries.
David Corking

[squeak-dev] Re: [etoys-dev] Installing Etoys and Squeak on Ubuntu 9.04 - 0 views

  • sudo gedit /usr/bin/etoys go to line 12 add this -vm sound=OSS
    • David Corking
       
      should be
      -vm-sound-OSS
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    This thread explains how to get the 2009 version of Etoys running on Ubuntu.
David Corking

HP LaserJet and Firefox printing problem solved [Archive] - Ubuntu Forums - 0 views

  • LaserJet users needed to define a custom paper size to deal with the unprintable area on all four sides of a page printed by all LaserJet models.
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    Why doesn't Firefox figure out the printable area from the PPD? Meanwhile, a custom paper size should mostly resolve it.
David Corking

The Open Sourcerer » Getting your Microsoft Tax Refunded: 10/10 for Amazon UK... - 0 views

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    "Brilliant. I can't really praise Amazon enough for that. It was easy, simple and no fuss."
David Corking

SponsorshipProcess - Ubuntu Wiki - 0 views

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    The master page for the process for creating and uploading a patch to an Ubuntu package
David Corking

Pretty Emacs (fonts) - Alexandre Vassalotti 2007 - 0 views

  • For Ubuntu 9.04 “Jaunty Jackalope” and newer, use the packages in Ubuntu repositories.
    • David Corking
       
      I think he means the package "emacs-snapshot".

      The default Emacs in Ubuntu 9.04 is still version 22, which, as far as I can tell, does not support Xfont (in the body of the editor). I certainly can't get it to work, and Emacs is too important to risk using the snapshot ;)
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    Xfont - vector fonts with hinting and antialiasing for Linux (already done for Mac OS X and Windows)
David Corking

Multitasking in Ubuntu - Using Devil's Pie - OS, Software & Networking by ExtremeTech - 0 views

  • For example, I have a file called $HOME/.devilspie/games.ds that opens all games on workspace #4: (begin (if (is (application_name) "gnobots2") (begin (set_workspace 4)) ) (if (is (application_name) "iagno") (begin (set_workspace 4)) ) (if (is (application_name) "same-gnome") (begin (set_workspace 4)) ) ) Similarly, I have an xawtv.ds configuration file that says: (if (is (application_name) "xawtv") (above) )
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    tutorial for an interesting new lisp-y tool
David Corking

All about Linux: Configuring xterm in Linux - 0 views

  • XTerm*background: white
    XTerm*foreground: black
    XTerm*pointerColor: red
    XTerm*pointerColorBackground: black
  • konsole takes a whooping 8MB and gnome-terminal over 3MB of memory, you can run xterm under 1MB
  • Create a '.Xresources' file in your home directory and enter the values that you want to set. My .Xresources file is as follows:
  • ...1 more annotation...
  • By pressing [Ctrl] key and the middle mouse button, you get a pop-up menu which helps you set/unset a lot of other features of your xterm window like enabling/disabling the scroll bars and so on.
    • David Corking
       
      If you use the pop up menu to customize your settings, I don't think there is a way to save your preferences. I think you need to use a text editor to create the .Xresources file as Ravi describes above.
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    My Ubuntu 9.04 installation does not seem to listen to the .Xresources file. I am trying to figure out why.
David Corking

The KDE Education Project - Marble - 0 views

  • opposite to other virtual globes Marble also features multiple projections: Choose between a Flat Map ("Plate carré"), Mercator or the Globe.

    The best of all: Marble is Free Software / Open Source Software and promotes the usage of free maps.

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    This is not Google Earth - both the source code and the data are free to share with your neighbour.
David Corking

2008 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners - LinuxQuestions.org | Feb 2009 - 0 views

  • Desktop Environment of the Year - KDE (43.57%)
    Window Manager of the Year - Compiz (31.56%)
    Messaging App of the Year - Pidgin (53.40%)
    Mail Client of the Year - Thunderbird (51.43%)
    Virtualization Product of the Year - VirtualBox (61.10%)
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    This is all a bit of fun, but all the same. someone please give me the link to the vote counts - I would love to know what the runners up are to some of these. (Yes I am the sort of person that also looks at Ubuntu and Debian popularity-contest results.)

    There are some well-deserved victories and predictable horrors here: I think 'worse is better' applies to some of these winners.
David Corking

Installation/LowMemorySystems - Community Ubuntu Documentation - 0 views

    • David Corking
       
      Interesting selection of Window Managers. It is a list of usual suspects, with 2 promising recruits: FVWM-Crystal and Openbox, but the omission of Enlightenment, Blackbox and WindowMaker.
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    A 'howto' with aptitude and other commands to get things going.
David Corking

WineHQ - Wine for Debian based distributions - 0 views

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    Reportedly I need a very recent version of Wine to run Google's Windows distribution of the Chrome Browser. This is a place I can get it for Ubuntu 8.10 (intrepid)
David Corking

IE4linux on Intrepid? - Ubuntu Forums - 0 views

  • python: ../../src/xcb_lock.c:77: _XGetXCBBuffer: Assertion `((int) ((xcb_req) - (dpy->request)) >= 0)' failed.
    ui/pygtk/python-gtk.sh: line 6: 6456 Aborted python "$IES4LINUX"/ui/pygtk/ies4linux-gtk.py

    and sges suggestion with
    ./ies4linux --no-gui
    • David Corking
       
      I had the exact same error as "drizad" when installing ies4linux-2.99.0.1 on Ubuntu Linux 8.10

      And the exact same fix worked a dream for installing IE6, which seems to run very well after a brief test (though it won't shut down without a CTRL-C - lucky it is unix :) )
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