Saturday 25 October 2014

How to install Numix GTK Theme and Icons on Ubuntu 14.10 | Ubuntu Tutorial and How To

How to install Numix GTK Theme and Icons on Ubuntu 14.10 | Ubuntu Tutorial and How To:

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13.10 - Chrome won't start from the launcher - Ask Ubuntu

13.10 - Chrome won't start from the launcher - Ask Ubuntu:

For me in 14.10 using 39.0.2171.36 beta (64-bit), a Chrome extension, Google Mail Checker Plus Classic, had created a google-chrome.desktop entry in ~/.local/share/applications.

I renamed this to google-chrome.mailchecker.desktop, logged out and then in, and my launcher worked again.
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Ubuntu 14.10 Install VirtualBox Guest Additions

I've had reasonable results with Ubuntu running under VirtualBox by using the repository VirtualBox Guest utilities.

Install Synaptic from a terminal using:
$ sudo apt-get install synaptic
Once installed, run synaptic using:
$ sudo synaptic
Search for the package virtualbox-guest-utils and select it for installation. It will a few other packages for installation, and after a reboot it will be fine.

You can get some more up to date utils by installing from the ISO image, but this requires installing some pre-requisites first.

You can find that info here:
I haven't tested this for a while, but you need the following pre-requisite packages:
  • build-essential
  • module-assistant
You also need to prepare the system to build modules using:
sudo m-a prepare
You can also avoid rebuilding modules manually by installing dkms.

Ubuntu 14.10 Fast TSC Calibration Failed

This seems to be a fairly cosmetic issue, and I found a partial answer here:

For me, the timer output type was acpi_pm:

$ cat /sys/devices/system/clocksource/clocksource0/available_clocksource
I edited /etc/default/grub using:
$ sudo vi /etc/default/grub
I changed:
I then regenerated the grub.cfg using:
$ sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
After a reboot all was good.

Ubuntu 14.10 Desktop Released

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Release notes:

LibreOffice 4.3.2 Released

Get it here:

Release notes:

LibreOffice 4.3.2 (2014-09-25) - Fresh Branch

This is the third release from the 4.3 branch of LibreOffice which contains new features and program enhancements. As such, the version is stable and is suitable for all users. This version may contain a few annoying bugs which will be fixed in the next bugfix versions to come.

General notes on features and enhancements are contained in this release. For a detailed list, please check our complete release notes here.

The following notes apply:
  • This release is bit-identical to 4.3.2 Release Candidate 2 — you don't need to download or reinstall if you have that version already.
  • This version still contains a few annoying bugs, as listed here.
  • quickstarter on windows has been removed.

General notes/notes from the 4.3 line:
  • Mac version doesn't bundle the MediaWiki extension.
  • The distribution for Windows is an international build, so you can choose the user interface language that you prefer.
  • Help content is available via an online service, or alternatively as a separate install.
  • Our Windows binaries are digitally signed by The Document Foundation.
  • For Windows users that have Apache OpenOffice installed, we advise uninstalling that beforehand. The two programs register the same file type associations and will conflict when the Quickstart feature is installed and enabled.
  • If you run Linux, the GCJ Java variant has known issues with LibreOffice; we advise to use OpenJDK instead.
  • Some menu entries have changed or been added. If something appears to be missing, that may be due to the use of customized menu settings from your previous LibreOffice installation.