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AWN on Gutsy

Posted by thio4linux on October 31, 2007

how i’ve installed AWN on my kubuntu gutsy

fisrt off all edit the sources list:

sudo kate /etc/apt/sources.list

and add this lines:

deb gutsy freeverse

then you can install your AWN bar from synaptic (or adept) by installing this 3 packets:

sudo apt-get install awn-core-applets awn-manager avant-window-navigator 

then start your bar: avant-window-navigator 

if you have any problem, launch the dock from shell and look at the error. Probably it must be for some dependences so type: sudo apt-get install -f   for checkin the dependences unsatisfied or install the packets that you haven’t from synaptic…


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KDM and Splash Screen on Gutsy

Posted by thio4linux on October 28, 2007

How to personalize your KDE Desktop!

This is a tutorial to create your kdm and Splash Screen theme: you can find all that you have to modify or create.


First off all look at the kdmrc file: kate /etc/kdX/kdmrc (subs X with the version of kde), and make sure that in the [X-*-Greeter] section there’s the line UseTheme=true.

Now you can find the installed KDM theme here: /usr/share/apps/kdm/themes
Than look in the folder of the installed themes, where you can find a .xml file, which is the file with the configuration option of the kdm screen. You can modify there the color, dimension and position of fonts and images of your kdm.
Then take a look of the images and change them with your prefer ones.


KDE saves your downloaded ksplash screen in: /home/thio/.kde/share/apps/ksplash/Themes
There you can modify all that you want with your prefer images. You also find a .rc file that is the file of the configuration.

You can also download a lot of kdm & splash screen from the section of kde-look.

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Compiz+Java: NO PROBLEM!

Posted by thio4linux on October 11, 2007

the real way to solve the problem of compiz with java!

i think that there’s a lot of people with my problem… i’ve found the solution:

open this file:

sudo gedit /etc/rc.local

insert on the bottom of the file but before exit 0 this line:

export AWT_TOOLKIT=MToolkit

now you must have something like this:

#!/bin/sh -e
# rc.local
# This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel.
# Make sure that the script will “exit 0″ on success or any other
# value on error.
# In order to enable or disable this script just change the execution
# bits.
# By default this script does nothing.

export AWT_TOOLKIT=MToolkit

exit 0

then restart your distro…….

if you still have some problems type in your terminal: export AWT_TOOLKIT=MToolkit before opening your java apps………… that’s all folks!!! have fun 😉

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Kickoff – a windows like k-menu

Posted by thio4linux on October 10, 2007

Download this menu and install the .deb package:

sudo dpkg -i kicker-kickoff_1_i386.deb

have fun!!!

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Compiz-Fusion on Ubuntu

Posted by thio4linux on October 1, 2007

Installing Compiz-Fusion on your (K)Ubuntu

To avoid conflict, remove each previous installed version, remove all with:

sudo apt-get remove –purge compiz-core desktop-effect
and the old configuration file:
rm -rf ~/.compiz
rm -f /usr/local/bin/compiz
rm -rf /usr/local/lib/{compiz,libdecoration}*
gconftool-2 –shutdown
gconftool-2 –recursive-unset /apps/compiz

then add the Repository at the end of yout /etc/apt/sources.list cause in Feisty there isn’t an official Repo for our Compiz Fusion: (waitin’ for the Gibbon). Choose your architecture:

deb feisty eyecandy
deb-src feisty eyecandy

deb feisty eyecandy-amd64
deb-src feisty eyecandy-amd64

save and close the file then you have to certify the repo:
wget -O- | sudo apt-key add –
sudo apt-get update

now you can install compiz-fusion:

if you use KDE:
sudo apt-get install compiz-kde compizconfig-settings-manager libcompizconfig-backend-kconfig compiz-fusion-*

if you prefer g-nome:
sudo apt-get install compiz-gnome compizconfig-settings-manager libcompizconfig-backend-gconf compiz-fusion-*

Now you’ve installed compiz-fusion: run that typing:
compiz –replace &

or compiz replace -c emerald (if you use emerald theme manager)

if you want an automatic start with Kde you only have to create a link in ~/.kde/autostart. In g-nome is easier thanks to the program that managed the session in which you’ve only to add compiz –replace &.

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Intel 950 GMA: Resolution of your WideScreen 16:9 with Intel Graphic Chipset for (K)Ubuntu

Posted by thio4linux on October 1, 2007

If you have an Intel Graphic Board and your Ubuntu doesn’t recognoise the right resolution of your WideScreen 16:9…

sudo apt-get install 915resolution

this is a tool to modify the video BIOS of the 800 and 900 series Intel graphics chipsets. This includes the 845G, 55G, and 865G chipsets, as well as 915G, 915GM, and 945G chipsets.

look at the available modality of your video card:
sudo 915resolution -l

you must have an output like this:
ntel 800/900 Series VBIOS Hack : version 0.5.2

Chipset: 945GM
Mode Table Offset: $C0000 + $269
Mode Table Entries: 36

Mode 30 : 640×480, 8 bits/pixel
Mode 32 : 800×600, 8 bits/pixel
Mode 34 : 1024×768, 8 bits/pixel
Mode 38 : 1280×1024, 8 bits/pixel
Mode 3a : 1600×1200, 8 bits/pixel
Mode 3c : 1280×800, 8 bits/pixel
Mode 41 : 640×480, 16 bits/pixel
Mode 43 : 800×600, 16 bits/pixel
Mode 45 : 1024×768, 16 bits/pixel
Mode 49 : 1280×1024, 16 bits/pixel
Mode 4b : 1600×1200, 16 bits/pixel
Mode 4d : 1280×800, 16 bits/pixel
Mode 50 : 640×480, 32 bits/pixel
Mode 52 : 800×600, 32 bits/pixel
Mode 54 : 1024×768, 32 bits/pixel
Mode 58 : 1280×1024, 32 bits/pixel
Mode 5a : 1600×1200, 32 bits/pixel
Mode 5c : 1280×800, 32 bits/pixel

then select your prefer modality: for example if you want 1200×800:
sudo 915resolution 5c 1280 800

then you can see configuration file in /etc/X11/xorg.conf especially in the section Screen where you must find something like this:

Section “Screen”
Identifier “Default Screen”
Device “Generic Video”
Monitor “
Generic Monitor”
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection “Display”
Depth 1
Modes “1280×800”
SubSection “Display”
Depth 4
Modes “1280×800”
SubSection “Display”
Depth 8
Modes “1280×800”
SubSection “Display”
Depth 15
Modes “1280×800”
SubSection “Display”
Depth 16
Modes “1280×800”
SubSection “Display”
Depth 24
Modes “1280×800”

If the resolution isn’t the right one or if you to change manually your resolution you have to change the Modes value (in my case “1280×800”). If you notice some problem when you restart look at this part of xorg.conf and delete the Monitor Modes that change your resolution in a wrong way. Before doing any changes it’s always recommended to save the old:

sudo rm old-file new-name

(sudo rm xorg.conf xorg.con_old)

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