Gnome 3 (running on Ubuntu, with the latest nvidia drivers from nvidia’s ppa) shell kept crashing on me when I was typing in the Activities “Search Box”, after some digging, the problem seems to be the recently-used list. If there is anything in it, it crashes things apparently. This seems to work: echo "" > ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbelecho "" > ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel then,… Read more →
Backing things up is very important… your hard drive will fail one of these days, and when it does you will lose everything (trust me, my laptop hard drive failed once…). You are backing important things up right? Oh… Enter Crashplan. It seems like a simple way to set up your important things to be backed up elsewhere, either on… Read more →
I use Komodo Edit all the time on Windows (XP and Vista) but up till now I have not used it in any Linux environment. I decided it was time to take the plunge and try things out. First I had to download the tar file from the activestate website (here), that was easy, the one thing that I was… Read more →
My dad was looking to edit some photos to be able to send more than just a couple through email. He needed something simple, all he really wanted to do was either lower the quality or shrink the image (make the file smaller than the 2 mb that it started as). The other requirement was that it runs on his… Read more →
To do this, all you have to do is go to System->Preferences->Sessions You will get a window like this: Then all you have to do is click Add, Edit or Remove to make the changes you want to make. I am sure this is similar in most forms of the Gnome desktop in Linux.