Lubuntu uses an LXDE desktop environment. LXDE is built on Openbox and sometimes has issues with composting. I had Compton and I installed xcompmgr via Synaptic. (I bet I don’t need both) and I made them start at boot by writing:
@compton -b & @xcompmgr -n
in the autostart file (/~/username/.config/lxsession/Lubuntu)
I had some window drawing issues until I fixed my conky……
In the conckyrc file one must fiddle with the own window configuration;
# Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus) own_window yes own_window_transparent yes own_window_type desktop own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager own_window_argb_visual no own_window_argb_value 255
own_window_argb_visual yes was the original setting.
What you are viewing is my newly unbricked htc one x running CyanogenMod 10.2. I unlocked the phone a while back and it ran HTC sense and jellybean. I tried to get fancy and install CyanogenMod 11 snapshot. It got stuck in a bootloop.
With android tools android SDK and android studio installed I got adb to work and…..boom..adb sideload mania. I also replaced Clockworkmod as it had no adb side load option.
This post is from my newly revamped HTC one x….Cyanogen
Android ROM’s, especially Cyanogenmod democratise mobile technology Like Ubuntu, knowledge of command line prompts and the ability to read opens new doors…..
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A distance learner depends on hardware and software to study. Having chronicled a linux users trails and tribulations attempting to use webex virtual meeting software. My department has taken notice and they have worked diligently to make my learning experience easier as a linux user. Overall the department has really made me feel welcomed as a learner.
Our department will no longer rely on microsoft-centric webex software, instead we will use visimeet. I am also very impressed by visimeet’s efforts to develop diverse platforms for their software…
It is refreshing to see Mac OS, Android and various Linux versions of this meeting software. I now, have tested visimeet on my phone, laptop and desktop. All work. Visimeet also has a web interface for use without the desktop client, impressive.
I now use Lubuntu 14.04 as my laptop for school (I tested the desktop client on a laptop and desktop running Xubuntu). Here is how the install went
First I downloaded and installed the Visimeet Debian package software..
Next I installed it with the gdebi package manager
The Lenovo G570 that ran debian Gnome 3 and XFCE died. The mobo quit and it is now ebay bait. As a student on a budget and as a distance learner I needed a new laptop. I went to ebay and purchased a HP 6930p laptop with missing backspace and function keys for £59.00. The p8600 core duo processor is old and just a little weaker than an i3 (yes I know about the threading differences). I need to run visimeet meeting software, search and read pdf documents and e books. A core 2 duo (p8600) is enough power for the quid conscious.
I am very impressed with lubuntu, it is lightening quick and very malleable. My academic needs should be met. One annoying issue I have encountered is the lack of built in webcam and mic. This is easily overcome though….: )
Gnome 3 without the package gnome is what I now have on the academic laptop. In an attempt to install audio recording software on the Debian 7.5 laptop. I assume when installing gnome sound recorder the gnome shell was installed.
Now Gnome 3 shell desktop is installed along side XFCE. After running from Unity, I was Gnome-phoic until now. The graphics are clear and oddly enough it seems snappier than XFCE. I like the hot corners and the clean desktop.
With only the Gnome shell installed it seems I can only control volume with audio applications or alsa.