Backup files (*) visible on Xfce/Xubuntu desktop.
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 27, 2012
this is a rather minor and cosmetic issue, but annoying nonetheless. General backup files, ending in a tilde (~) are visible on my Desktop (Xubuntu 12.04). E.g. if I have 'example.txt' on the Desktop to take notes or whatever, and edit it with gedit, any save will automatically create a backup file 'example.txt~' which in Thunar is only visible in my ~/Desktop folder if 'show hidden files' is switched on (this is as expected); however, they are always visible on the Desktop itself, and come complete with an ugly 'paper-roll' thumbnail. I have had a look around, but apparently this isn't a common issue. Is that somehow a problem with my install? And, of course, perhaps someone would have a suggestions for how to hide the backup files.
Gnome Shell installation problem in ubuntu 11.10
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 13, 2012
I am trying to install Gnome shell in Ubuntu 11.10. I have tried to install it both with the software center and with a terminal. My updates are all up to date. I get the following message.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
gnome-shell : Depends: gir1.2-clutter-1.0 but it is not installable
Depends: gir1.2-cogl-1.0 but it is not installable
Depends: gir1.2-folks-0.6 but it is not installable
Depends: gir1.2-gee-1.0 but it is not installable
Depends: gir1.2-json-1.0 but it is not installable
Depends: gir1.2-mutter-3.0 but it is not going to be installed
Depends: gir1.2-telepathyglib-0.12 but it is not installable
Depends: gir1.2-telepathylogger-0.2 but it is not installable
Depends: gjs (>= 1.29.18) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libclutter-1.0-0 (>= 1.7.6) but it is not installable
Can gnome classic be installed?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 9, 2012
I want to install gnome classic in Quantal, but installing gnome-panel from SC lacked some packages and didn't install properly. I didn't take notes.
Is QQ ready for extras such as gnome classic or should I wait? I saw this post below but has anyone tried it yet?
Originally Posted by jbicha
Alternatively, you could use GNOME Shell (or maybe GNOME Classic, I haven't tried) to get the other Nautilus app menu.
The bug will definitely be fixed before Ubuntu 12.10 is released.
I really like Quantal, the install was smooth and easy--it works wonderfully on my old machine, and it's beautiful. Good work!
Installed dual with Win8 and the difference between ease of use is huge. QQ wins that debate at my house.
Dragging photos from Digikam copy instead of move
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 17, 2009
(I'm running a fresh install of Jaunty (64-bit). I was previously running 32-bit Hoary installation that had been upgraded many, many times, and was originally installed as Kubuntu.)
One of the things I do fairly often is to drag photos from digikam to Nautilus. When I do this, I want to Copy the files (usually because I'm exporting them somewhere that Digikam doesn't have an export filter for), not Move them. On my previous install I would get a contexual menu that asked if I wanted to Copy, Move, or Link the file that I was dragging, but on this install the photos always Move. Normally this can be overridden in Nautilus by holding down Shift or Alt, but those hotkeys don't work when dragging a file from Digikam to Nautilus (presumably because one is Gnome and the other KDE?)
I've tried loading up Konqueror to see if I could find the option to re-enable the contextual menu when dragging but I can't find it. Can anybody help?
Shutdown Log for 13.10
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 24, 2013
Every time the system is shutdown an error message scrolls across the screen too quickly for me to catch what it says. Is there a shutdown log that might be capturing this error message and if so where would I find it?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 6, 2010
Hello, new here.
I installed Ubuntu a few days ago, and am trying to get X-Plane demo to work. I've downloaded the linux installer, but when I run it from the gui icon it doesn't work.
i then did some reading and found I needed an openal package, which I downloaded from the synaptic package manager, now when I run the installer from the terminal I get the following error:
./X-Plane Demo Installer Linux: error while loading shared libraries: libopenal.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
What have I done wrong, I have tried the command:
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libopenal.so.1 /usr/lib/libopenal.so.0
but this hasn't helped either.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Python 3.12 will not accept import serial
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 26, 2010
I am trying to import a Python program which I wrote in 2.61 to 3.12. I get an error when I attempt to "import serial"
>>> import serial
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<pyshell#0>", line 1, in <module>
ImportError: No module named serial
Did 3.0 do away with serial communications or is this a bug? Is there a way I can get serial communications to work in Python 3.x?
TIA for any help anyone can give me. I
Does Linux / Ubuntu withstand RAM changes during hibernate?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 28, 2008
Just recently, I bumped into an interesting issue. Somebody had installed memory into his Windows XP laptop, and when he started up the computer he was given a very cryptic prompt:
(Going by memory)
An inconsistency has been detected
[Option 1] Delete restore files and restart the system
[Option 2] Continue starting Windows normally
I think we can all agree, that first option sounds a bit creepy and could be anything, so it turns out that he never tried it. The second option led to a BSOD. (Coincidentally, a BSOD about our best friend, acpi. I didn't know Windows had trouble with the thing, too. Who does it work for?!).
Turns out that this person had put his computer into hibernate mode before installing the new memory. Evidently, Windows had some handling for the failure, but it was not user friendly and caused quite a bit of confusion. The options were cryptic enough that they sounded destructive, such as that the first option would be killing off
C vs FORTRAN vs Sympy
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 2, 2012
I hear a lot of theoretical physicists use python (sympy) for complex calculations instead of mathematica. Also, a lot of codes are written in Fortran. My question is this: Can I do symbolic and numerical calculations in C at as high of a level as Sympy? Or, is it at a higher level (which I'm guessing is correct)?
I have time to learn. I understand C is much faster and more fundamental, so I would prefer to learn C (especially since I already know some of it). I don't know any Python.
Problem parsing dependency Depends E: Error occurred while processing pythonglade2 (
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 27, 2010
i have some problems
can anyone help me....?
E: Problem parsing dependency Depends
E: Error occurred while processing python-glade2 (NewVersion2)
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/dpkg/status
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
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