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XFCE 4 (Xubuntu) on Laptop

I recently purchased a System 76 laptop (Lemur model). This laptop came with Ubuntu pre-installed in a single partition. After playing with it a bit, I did a clean install with Kubuntu (not crazy about Unity or Gnome 3) and partitioned the disk as I liked it. I switched from Evolution to kmail and was [...]

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Updating to (k)(x)Ubuntu 9.04

I’m in the middle of upgrading my machines from 8.10 to 9.04. So far, I’ve run into two problems. The first problem was that on my first machine to upgrade, I’d launch KDE (or Gnome) and the terminal windows didn’t have a prompt. Also, update-manager or synaptic would complain about pty(s). A google / ubuntuforums [...]

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Sun Java 64-bit Browser Plugin

I found out today that Sun has an alpha version of Java 1.6.0 64-bit for linux. Look here for Java SE 6 Update 12. I had been using IcedTea java and I disabled it before proceeding. I downloaded the .bin file into my Download area and ran sudo ./jre-6u12-linux-x64.bin. This could have been done as [...]

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I was having an issue with KDE 4.2 & firefox. If I put firefoxin System Settings / Default Applications / Web Browser, I would get the page downloaded to /var/temp/kdecache-username/krun and then the file opened in firefox. I tried several options. One suggestion which lined up with how x-chat opened URLs was to use firefox [...]

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Preston Gralla tried using Linux for two weeks. As an old-time Windows user (he says from 2.0), he had some challenges. I give him an A+ for giving Linux a chance and a C for utilization of resources to overcome his challenges. Preston gets the A+ for trying and reporting that all the hardware on [...]

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