A letter to Ubuntu:
“Ubuntu, your latest and young wife may be more socialite, may have smooth make up and may look sleek, but she is not we had expected. She may have great touch but that is not everything. If it was must that you marry this Unity girl, you should not have divorced your other loyal and devoted wives. Polygamy and polyandry is normal in your culture. While your other wives would not disturb each other, this envious Unity hardly let one or the other work alongside her. She sulks, she breakdowns and show no compatibility with elders. Your wife may impress young and teenagers with her ‘touch’ of class but it lacks reliability and your ‘class’. With this marriage, Ubuntu you look more like your sworn enemy Windows.” Continue reading →
Ubuntu 13.04, Raring Ringtail has no Graphical User Interface or GUI for changing the User and Group Settings. Therefore default option is either to use ‘sudo usermod’ command from terminal, which is not difficult after a little practice. For all other command options use ‘usermod — help‘ at the terminal. But for those who want to do things as usual, like me, may install GUI from Gnome 2 which works for ‘Unity‘ as well as ‘Mate‘. This is the command from terminal (Control+Alt+T):
sudo apt-get install gnome-system-tools
This will install the good old GUI (we were using for past many years) in ‘System>Administration in Mate. However in Unity we have to use Dash and typing “users-admin” shall call the GUI.
All the best.
Ubuntu Raring Guide Wiki
I liked a picture of Red Rose, the way it turned out and I decided to use it as wall paper this month. Screen shot of Desktop is here:
Presently I am using Ubuntu-Gnome Desktop. It does not have Unity. It is better than Lbuntu. That had many problems in relation to graphics. The original Picture of Red-rose is about 2.3 MB and I shall provide a link asa asked by somebody.
Getting rid of Unity altogether:
As per the method indicated in previous post, after installing Cinnamon, we found Unity as unnecessary. Since it has been decided not to use Unity on the desktop or laptop as we still do not have touchscreen monitor, there is no point in continuing to carry the baggage of Unity. Hence I decided to remove the Unity with this simple command in terminal (Control+Alt+T):
sudo apt-get remove unity
On next screen we added password and responded with yes. After above we decided to remove dependencies with following command:
sudo apt-get autoremove.
Problems created by solution
The above command removed some part of Unity but not entirely. Continue reading →
Unity v. Gnome 3 v. Cinnamon
Ubuntu without Unity
The choices are so many that it is not easy to decide. For installing Gnome 3 check here. In my experience, the Linux Mint per say is somewhat slower than Precise Pangolin 12.04 with Cinnamon i.e. the same desktop used with Linux Mint. Therefore I decided to use Cinnamon directly on Precise Pangolin. This is how it is done:
Open terminal and run following command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable
Now update repository and install cinnamon:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cinnamon
On next log in choose cinnamon session and it is done.
Another way of installing cinnamon:
For any reason the above does not work or latest 1.4 version of cinnamon is not available from repository .deb package can be downloaded and installed. The link to 64 bit package is here and 32 bit package is here.
In case of any problem in installing the .deb packages read: Install/uninstall .deb files.
© Sandeep Bhalla