How to put icons on desktop 11.10
- date: October 18, 2011
Are you kidding me? What in the hell happened to Ubuntu, it turned into a phone OS now i feel like im on an IPHONE? There is an app store, with a launcher. Heavily suppressed options. I mean seriously come on! Im googling tutorials for "how to put icons on desktop" so someone suggested
Applications > System Tools > Configuration Editor > apps > nautilus > preferences > show desktop
My route stopped at System Tools due to the highly suppressive nature of this os and limited options. Someone also suggested that i hit Alt+F2 and type gconf-editor. That brought nothing up.
COME ON ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! HAS ANYONE SAID ANYTHING ABOUT THIS DISASTER YET?!
Where are the system options?!
HOW DO I JAILBREAK MY UBUNTU PFFT......what a laughing stock of a humility.
All for humanity....what is for humanity, a couple of baby options and a scrolly rolly bar.
Can't put icons on desktop Ubuntu 13.10
- date: January 27, 2014
Not really an absolute beginner, but haven't used UNIX since the 1970's. Frankly I was glad when they brought out DOS and happier still when they brought out Windows. But I figured UNIX must be better now, so why not give it another try?
Details, I7 Ivy Bridge laptop with 8 gb RAM Windows 8.1 running Ubuntu 13.10 in Virtualbox VM with 1 gb RAM.
Two frustrating initial problems, one is I can't get app icons onto my desktop. I read other forum discussions on this and there was one theory that you can enter "sudo cp /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop ./Desktop/firefox.desktop", for example. Well, that does put the icon on the desktop, but when I try to run the app it won't, giving a message to the effect that it is an unknown launcher. Then there is another theory that you can navigate to the folder containing the app and right click on it and press "make link". The problem with that theory is that the "make link" is greyed out and doesn't work. Fu
[SOLVED] "Installed" Ubuntu 10.10 server on Ubuntu 10.10 desktop. How to get desktop v. back?
- date: August 19, 2011
Hey guys, i've been using the ubuntu10.10 desktop version (mostly web browsing and few other stuff..just wanted to feel the difference from Windows). Installed it on my S41 BenQ notebook over a year ago and it worked fine. I'm now using the harddisk as and external disk. Ubuntu could still function when running from the external disk on other computers.
My problem is this :
I THINK I must have accidentally installed/put the 10.10 server files into the harddisk when I meant to put it in another partition for a friend. At the moment, every time I try to boot in Ubuntu, it goes straight to some kind of kernel. A co-worker said that its the Ubuntu server look. A quick google didn't reveal any results that's close to my case, so I thought I'd pop in and ask.
Is there a way to get the desktop version back? Or are there any GUI addons that would make the server version function pretty much like the desktop version?(As you'd have noticed by now, I'm very new at using Ubuntu/Linux..so I do
How to create desktop shortcut in Ubuntu 13.10 ?
- date: October 19, 2013
I used to drag application from dash and put in the desktop to create desktop shortcut in ubuntu 13.04, but in 13.10 I can't do it. After I dragged it to the desktop, there is a message like this.
Screenshot from 2013-10-19 09:10:45.jpg
Does anyone have a solution to solve this problem?
Installing Ubuntu? How easy to go back to Tiger?
- date: March 15, 2009
I have a doubt regarding installing Ubuntu (either 8.04 or 8.10) on a PowerBook G4.
I'm pretty sure the answer will "no", but I'd like double check
1. I'd like to install Ubuntu, by wiping the whole HDD, and using it for Ubuntu. Provided I have a Tiger Retail DVD, will I be able to re-install Tiger later, right? With Disk Utility during the install?
2. I have seeing, testing it with the Live CD, that in order to get the wireless adapter running, Ubuntu tries to install a firmware. Would that firmware cripple in any way the future use of the wireless adapter if I install Tiger again?
As usual, TIA
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS desktop clock continues to be wrong
- date: September 7, 2013
I have a VM of Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit running in VirtualBox.
I have noticed that the time time always ahead by one hour.
If I got to System Settings > Time & Date and either manually change it or select Automatically from the Internet and reboot the VM, it still stays ahead.
In troubleshooting, I have checked for open ntp ports with netstat -a command and got nothing back.
Also have checked firewall settings with ufw status and got back an inactive status.
I've googled around and have noticed that this appears to be an issue with 12.04 and have not seen a solid solution. Was wondering if anyone else had any other ideas on how to fix or is this something I have to live with.
And, my Windows hosts (v7) has the time zone set to UTC-6:00.
UPDATE: I have set the time to Mountain TimeZone (Denver) and reboot and now it has the correct time for Central TimeZone.
Ubuntu 12.04 unity desktop issues on upgrade from ubuntu 8
- date: August 23, 2012
I haven't been on the forum in ages as I have been off work on maternity leave for almost a year and I've almost forgotten how to use a computer!
Anyway, I switched on my home PC which I have barely used in years and decided to upgrade my installation of Ubuntu which was 8.04 or 8.10, which ever was the LTS version.
I made sure it was up to date then, upgraded one at a time until I got to 12.04. The last upgrade I had to do via the recovery console as the new interface didn't seem to be working - unity I take it.
Anyway, it doesn't work on 12.04 either, but I don't know how to get to the bottom of the issue to begin to understand how to fix it.
I see the background, in the last version I installed I could see a menu bar on the top, but not the usual Ubuntu bar, in 12.04 there is nothing up there at all. In neither version could I see a quick launch menu, even if I hold the mouse pointer at the side. I have logged in in recovery mode and tried the &quo
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop vs Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop
- date: June 2, 2009
I'm confused about which to install. Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop is supported until 2011 but Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop is only supported until 2010. If I install 8.04 LTS will I get everything from the new versions of Ubuntu or will I be stuck with just the stuff in 8.04 until 2011? How does this work?
It would be great to not have to reinstall Ubuntu every six months but I've tried the upgrades using the package installer and it never seems as good as a fresh install. Thankx for any help.
dump windows 8 for ubuntu? how?
- date: January 4, 2013
I have purchased a compaq laptop with wi 8. Hate it can I switch to ubuntu or insert a bios or what?
virtualization on ubuntu? how fast?
- date: September 3, 2009
Hey I am about to start studies in unviersity and my university has msdn connections which will give me free download of windows 7 64 bit. I am running ubuntu 64 bit on a reiserf partition. How fast is it to virtualise windows 7 on ubuntu? I have never attempted virtualization before and it would be helpful to know how well it would perform? I am willing to delete all existing partitions of windows in my machine and just virtualize it if it works well. Like can it run direct x 10 games on virtualization?
I have i7-920 gtx 280/ 6 gb ddr3 on my computer so hopefuly it would run fast. What do you guys think?
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