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Things that annoy me in Ubuntu

Posted 10-22-2010 at 05:55 AM by William (Dthdealer) (Whaling the FOSS)

I'm currently using Ubuntu on my desktop computer, and would like to share some of my issues with it and Gnome.

1) Updater creating popups and stealing my window focus
Updating is supposed to be a great feature of Linux distributions, but Ubuntu sucks at the GUI end of it. While updating I have to either leave my computer alone until the process is finished or face annoying popups in the middle of my screen every five seconds with a progress bar on them for every stage of...
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Ubuntu 1st, Mac 2nd, Windows DNF

Posted 10-21-2010 at 11:36 AM by beetleman64 (Sensible World of Linux)

Apple's announcement that a Mac OS App store would be a major presence is Mac OS X 10.7 Lion was perhaps unsurprising. After all, what more would you expect from the company which essentially introduced the idea on the iPhone and now the iPad. What is surprising is that Apple has been beaten to it by none other than Ubuntu, an OS whose unashamed vision is to take on and beat Apple at their own game.

Users of Ubuntu 10.10 will doubtless be aware of the inclusion in the Software Centre...
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Some of my instructables

Posted 10-21-2010 at 06:07 AM by peonuser
Updated 10-21-2010 at 06:14 AM by peonuser

If you are really board to death, you can look at some of these beginner instructables:

Computer related:
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Build Notes for LFS 6.6 with Package Users -- Part 3

Posted 10-20-2010 at 04:01 PM by Lufbery (The Slacker's Blog)
Updated 11-07-2010 at 09:30 PM by Lufbery

Continued from part 2.

Installation fails as indicated in the hint because of the international man pages. I decided to install them. After the installation failure: Change the foreign language man page directories to install groups as the root user, from /usr/share/man:

find /usr/share/man -type d -exec chgrp install '{}' \;

find /usr/share/man -type d -exec chmod g+w,o+t '{}' \;
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Build Notes for LFS 6.6 with Package Users -- Part 2

Posted 10-20-2010 at 03:58 PM by Lufbery (The Slacker's Blog)
Updated 11-07-2010 at 09:26 PM by Lufbery

Continued from part 1.

IV. Known Issues with LFS Packages

The package user scripts and wrappers install just fine according to the hints instructions during the proper spot in chapter 6.

Chapter 6.6
Create a dummy ldconfig so that installations won't abort due to lack of permission when running ldconfig:

cat > /usr/lib/pkgusr/ldconfig << "EOF"
echo '*** ldconfig: This is a dummy.
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