Gnome: Replacing Metacity with Fluxbox(Debian)
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 10, 2010
As I searched true Google for a tutorial how to run gnome desktop-environment with fluxbox replacing gnome's default WM metacity, I came in conclusion that most of the guides were Old. Hard. And some didn't seem to work at all.
So now that i got my gnome work with fluxbox i want to share that to you too.
TESTED TO WORK ON DEBIAN SQUEEZE ON MY SYSTEM NOT YOURS, TRY WITH YOUR OWN RESPONSIBILITY.
TESTED TO FAIL IN UBUNTU 10.04(does not start fluxbox dunno why? ending with no wm running. )
1. Open terminal and run.
2. In gconf-editor, select following path on side panel.
Now change value "windowmanager" from gnome-wm to "fluxbox"
if you don't want nautilus to manage the desktop (icons and menus) but instead you want them be like in usual fluxbox (no icons, fluxbox menus) you can set "
[SOLVED] Cannot restart Ubuntu after replacing Unity with Gnome and purging lightdm
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 25, 2012
I am running Ubuntu 11.10. I used the directions here to replace Unity with Gnome. It seemed to work fine until the end of step 2 when I rebooted the computer. When I chose the default option, I just got a black screen. When I choose the restore option and then "Restore normal boot" I get
Replacing Vista with Linux on my new computers
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 23, 2008
I'm trying to replace vista with Linux. Vista came packaged on my new machines. I've installed the same Linux on two others, also prepackaged ala Vista, with no problems.
My Linux installer loads the basic stuff then halts with message: "unable to find any devices of the type needed for this installation type", and gives me a list to choose from. None of these load, but I'm using the list to find possible drivers on the web and load them by floppy when it gets to this part. So far haven't found one that works. Most of them I have no idea what they are though I'm learning somewhat as I go.
I think the problem is missing chip controllers, because the older machines are Pentium D processors, the new ones are Pentium E. Motherboards and chipsets are also different.
I tried an upgrade of my Linux version, also another similar distro, but same result. Below is the info I hope helps.
LINUX version: Scientific Linux (same as Redhat Enterprise) 5.0
create new gnome session profile with xmonad as window manager?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 29, 2011
I'm currently using Ubuntu 11.04 using the "Ubuntu Classic" session at login (Gnome 2). I recently tried xmonad as the window manager for the gnome session, and I like it when my laptop is plugged to a big monitor; I used the method outlined here to get xmonad as the window manager and keep everything else gnome. When I don't have my laptop plugged in to another monitor, I prefer metacity due to the limitations on screen real estate.
Is it possible to create multiple two ubuntu classic sessions with each using a different window manager? If so, how? I am aware there is an xmonad session in itself, but this isn't what I want as I would like all the features from gnome to be kept. Please let me know how.
Or, please let me know if it's possible to change window manager inside a session without logging out. This would be even MORE useful.
Fully replacing Android with ARM Linux
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 27, 2013
So I saw attempts to emulate Linux on Android, using a special console application on rooted phones. What I've been pondering on doing (in case such would be stable and functional) is switching my Android device to Linux. In other words, completely removing Android and installing a Linux distribution with ARM support. I'd like to know if at this day, such a thing is possible and safe to do.
What I'm really trying to achieve is being able to use PC Linux and software on my (originally) Android smartphone. Of course, the programs that can be compiled for ARM processors. I don't truly want my smartphone to be a phone, but more like a hand laptop, where I can use the same software as my PC whenever possible.
Since I'm a KDE fan, I'm looking for a distribution that uses KDE and Plasma Active. Although smartphones have small screens, I still wish to use KWin (or the appropriate window manager) and have windows, a launcher (such as kickoff launcher), a login manager with usernames... bu
Replacing Ads With My Own on Squid
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 7, 2013
Okay, here's the deal.
I'm offering free internet to the local area just because. However, I want to put some ads for my company so I get something out of it.
I figured I could use squid to replace ads on all website with my own ads. My ads would be located at www.xxxx.com/ads/, and I have figured out that I'll need an ad for every size.
Is what I'm trying to do possible?
gnome applications segfault with error 6 in libXrandr
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 3, 2009
So far I can boot into X (fluxbox) with xdm (gdm will crash). Any gnome (gtk?) application I start segfaults. I'm not sure if there is something in my xorg.conf or a library package that is missing. This is a Debian system, but maybe there is a library that isn't a dependency but should be. Dmesg gives lines like
xscreensaver: segfault at 39 ip b7ffd140 sp bfa4cbbc error 6 in libXrandr.so.2.2.0[b7ffa000+6000]
gkrellm: segfault at 3a ip b732d140 sp bfc2c51c error 6 in libXrandr.so.2.2.0[b732a000+6000]
gnome-settings-: segfault at 3a ip b74c0140 sp bfb91dbc error 6 in libXrandr.so.2.2.0[b74bd000+6000]
I'm not sure if you can disable Xrandr in X or if that's even the problem. The X log doesn't give much help, but I can post if necessary. I have the latest libxrandr2 from Debian testing and I don't see any bug reports filed. All KDE apps appear to be working. Any help appreciated. Thanks.
[SOLVED] Replacing XP with linux DeepIn English and Hebrew
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 18, 2014
I have downloaded & used Ubuntu/Kubuntu through the years as temporary "in case" on my second computer.
I now wish to replace XP with a linux English and Hebrew. Some UBUNTU's LTS are good for this.
I just tried DeepIn - I found a Times New Roman system Hebrew font but the font list did not show any Hebrew fonts. Also, the Deepin Libre writer did not allow interchangeable use.
This email is both an intro and also a search for Hebrew software fonts that will enable writing Libre office in both languages in the same document.
Drive space allocation when replacing Fedora with Ubuntu
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 14, 2011
I am installing Ubuntu on a machine that currently has a dual-boot Windows 7 and Fedora set up. The IT department at my workplace set the machine up, but they don't really give any Linux support beyond installing Fedora.
I'd like to replace Fedora with Ubuntu.
At the first step of the installation, I am asked to allocate my drive space and am presented with the following list of devices:
/dev/sda1 Type: ntfs Size: 209 MB Used: 70 MB
/dev/sda2 Type: ntfs Size: 451941 MB Used: 69410 MB
/dev/sda3 Type: ext4 Size: 524 MB Used: 112 MB
/dev/sda5 Type: Size: 746423 MB Used: unknown
It seems obvious to me that my main Windows partition is on /dev/sda2 and the Windows 7 loader is on /dev/sda1 since they are both NTFS file systems.
However, the Fedora setup seems strange to me. I am not sure what purpose the /dev/sda3 device serves and am a little suspicious about the lack of file system type and unkown used disk space on the /dev/sda5 device.
Replacing OSX with Linux? No I do not wish to Triple boot OSX, Linux and Windows.
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 4, 2011
I couldn't think of a better place to put this...
Anyway, since my Mac is a MacMini, it has an incridibly limiting Hard Drive space of 160GB. It does not go as far as it used to. I want to install Linux on this machine, but... I need to keep Windows for certain games (that does manage to play well on this machine), but I have no interest (at the moment) of keeping OSX installed.
I can't simply resize the Windows partition, as because I need the space for Games.
Is it possible to just remove OSX and install Linux instead?
Any help is appreciated.
And sorry if a question like this was asked before, I couldn't think of a better search line aside from "replacing OSX with Linux", and that didn't seem to turn up any good results.
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