Tag Archives: Planet Ubuntu

USB wireless mouse and Jaunty

If you’re struggling to work out why your USB wireless mouse is registering the scroll wheel and the clicks but not the movement – it appears that movement draws more current. I just spent ten minutes farting about with a … Continue reading

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What do you identify as?

I’ve been looking at my site stats and it seems odd that a site primarily focused on Linux would have almost twice as many page views from IE as from Firefox (22% to 12%). Platform wise, XP and Linux are … Continue reading

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What was your favourite comment in OpenWeek?

I’ve been trying to get to as much of OpenWeek as I could and have really enjoyed a lot of the sessions. Dustin Kirkland’s session on encrypted home folders and of course the Docs Day sessions were fantastic 😉 So … Continue reading

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Docs Day

Ubuntu OpenWeek starts on Monday 27th April. The Documentation Team has five sessions starting on the 28th at 18:00 UTC which we’re referring to as “Docs Day”. Quite a change from Intrepid where I gave a single one hour session … Continue reading

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Not happiness is…

Following my last post… <rant> Things that do not make me happy: Spending the first of your two weeks leave that you finally managed to get at the same time as your kids in bed sick. Your clan mates PS3 … Continue reading

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Write at haste repent at leisure

I wrote a quick blog post last night, where I learned a lesson – don’t write to a syndicated blog late at night after a long day. I’ve corrected the post now, where I remarked I’d untarred a tarball to … Continue reading

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Firefox 3.x hanging on Aspire One

On my Aspire One, which is running UNR, Firefox hangs for a few seconds then resumes. Its annoying and becomes more frequent over time, especially with page loads. Continue reading

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Experimenting with Ubuntu Netbook Remix

I have an Acer Aspire One, which I’m quite fond of. It’s surprisingly versatile or at least it is once I removed Linpus Linux Lite from it. I’ve nothing against Linpus, it has a purpose and most people are happy … Continue reading

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Internet documentation for Jaunty – help!

Documentation string freeze is rapidly approaching (March 26th) and I’ve not managed to get as much feedback on NetworkManager as I would have liked in order to make some really useful documentation. Connection is one of those things that if … Continue reading

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