Ubuntu 9.10 WM quirks

September 16, 2009 at 2:17 am (review, software, tips, ubuntu) (, , , )

The quirks of my spanking new Ubuntu install is driving me nuts..

I found solutions online that do not seem to work!

1) I have to alt-tab twice to change windows (the first just shows the popup)

tried

http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-490238.html

http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-570357.html

but it seems that using compositing or adding visual effects solves the problem!

2) Alt_R doesn’t work! its a special mod key but xmodmap doesn’t help!

Any solutions is appreciated!

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Moving to Ubuntu 9.04

September 2, 2009 at 9:39 am (ubuntu) (, , , )

Finally made the move!

My old version was no longer supported (read respository servers are gone!)

I needed a bit of house cleaing (read I have files which i have no use for and don’t know if i shld del)

so the move was needed.

I wanted to use LTS (long term support)

but by a twist of fate i ended up with 9.04 amd64 no less (to make use of the 16gb ram that i got)

I must say the upgrade IS an upgrade. the graphics are slicker and more imptly they are faster!

the migration went well. So far I didn’t have to recustomize most of my settings. Just copying the profiles sorted everything.

but have the usual hiccups of having to reinstalling

  1. sun java 6
  2. flock-browser (why can’t i just copy it over?? had to get the deb from http://www.getdeb.net/)
  3. gnome-vim (why doesn’t this ship with ubuntu as default?)
  4. 64bit flash player (hmm haven’t gotten down to this yet)

But I must say the advantages are

  1. better support for HP network printers (yeah! no more manual setups with IP addresses)
  2. Google-chrome works!
  3. did I mention again that its faster and slicker?

after looking at gOS I might even fiddle to get a Mac look just to be the envy of my less techy frens

so far I haven’t met a prob like nsaunders.. with upgraded packages but will keep a note for his method

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prerelease version of the Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software for Solaris and 64-bit Linux platforms.

December 18, 2008 at 11:10 am (review, software, ubuntu) (, , , )

http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html

Get it while its hot! 🙂

will post experiences on an Ubuntu box later

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