This post isn’t so much aimed at helping others (although maybe it will) as making my next upgrade easier. The intention is to add every tweak etc as I do them or remember them.
Here is what it looks like:
And here is the custom menu I made for the launcher:
See 15 Things I Did After Installing New Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot for how to make those and lots, lots more.
Initial video problems resolved
To begin with, I couldn’t even boot into Unity or anything. I had to boot into recovery mode and clear the path in various ways. I can’t remember exactly what I did but it involved wiping existing video drivers so I could even boot into Ubuntu 2D.
Had to get into recovery mode and purge the existing drivers. IIRC the file system was treated as being read-only and I had to remount as step 1 (nice and quick) before I could successfully make the other changes from root.
sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia* fglrx*
I probably wiped /etc/X11/xorg.conf as well.
Once into Ubuntu 2D I was able to add proprietary drivers for nVidia and some combination worked and I was able to get Unity 3D working.
Booting into correct system
Want grub (grub2) to load my main system, not the test version I put in a new partition:
sudo grub-install /dev/sda
To change other grub settings edit /etc/boot/grub:
sudo gedit /etc/boot/grub
then edit the line –
save the file, then run
Re-ordering icons on launcher
In Unity 3D just drag them to the right then up or down and back in. In Unity 2D, hold for two seconds, then you can drag them around (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1709136).
Removing overlay scroll bars
sudo apt-get remove overlay-scrollbar liboverlay-scrollbar-0.1-0
Adding the system load indicator
Adding a memory load indicator (useful when running a virtual OS at same time)
Restore debugging for Netbeans
sudo gedit /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini
Find php.ini using phpinfo() then edit it thus:
sudo gedit /etc/apache2/apache2.conf
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 stop
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 start
sudo gedit /etc/php5/conf.d/xdebug.ini
xdebug.ini was correct:
This folder did exist.
Managed to get the automated synchronisation working by deleting ~/.wine, reinstalling WINE, and reinstalling SQLyog (having saved
but the main system was flaky and crashed when displaying the results of a connection (amongst other things). The following gave a clue that WINE was involved: Mouse offset problem when using a WINE application maximized Downgraded from WINE 1.3 to 1.2 and the problems went away.
Also had to handle this when upgraded SQLyog: wine: cannot find L”C:\\windows\\system32\\plugplay.exe”. Fixed by making a copy of system.reg and wiping section on plugplay.
Adding an icon to the launcher involved the solution from How can I edit/create new launcher items in Unity by hand?
- Right click your desktop
- Select Create Launcher…
- Create the custom Launcher as you want to.
- Open your Home Folder. Press Ctrl + H to show hidden files if necessary.
- Browse to .local/share/applications
- Drag and drop your Launcher from Desktop to that folder.
- Now drag and drop your launcher from .local/share/applications to the Launcher Bar on the left on your Screen.
- You can now delete your custom Launcher on the Desktop if it’s still there.
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