Gnome launcher showing disk partitions in 15.0.4

Edward_Diener

The ubuntu Gnome Launcher on the left hand side of my screen is showing icons for all the disk partitions it sees on the bottom of the Launcher area. I would like to be able to remove all of these disk icons. Is there some setting to do that ?
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deadflowr

Hmm, I usually right click the icons and select unlock from launcher to remove them.
They usually stay removed from then on.

Is there a way to do this wholesale?
Not sure, never cared to find out.

Edward_Diener

Hmm, I usually right click the icons and select unlock from launcher to remove them.
They usually stay removed from then on.

Is there a way to do this wholesale?
Not sure, never cared to find out.

They never showed up on the Launcher before, and I do not know why I am seeing them now. That is why I asked if there were a wholesale way they can be removed.

monkeybrain20122

I wouldn’t worry about fixing small cosmetic things in 15.04 since it is going to reach end of life in a week or so. Unless it is mission critical it is not worthy to occupy yourself with 15.04. ๐Ÿ™‚

Edward_Diener

I wouldn’t worry about fixing small cosmetic things in 15.04 since it is going to reach end of life in a week or so. Unless it is mission critical it is not worthy to occupy yourself with 15.04. ๐Ÿ™‚

I upgraded to 15.10 and I am still seeing all the disk partitions on my machine as disk icons on the bottom of the Launcher. This is aesthetically displeasing. Is there any way to get rid of all these icons ( usually scrunched up to fit the height of screen ) ? I have no interest in clicking on any of these disk icons, and I do not access disk partitions outside of the Ubuntu /, /home, and /boot partitions which I originally setup for my file system.

Edward_Diener

I just removed each disk icon from the launcher manually. This is poor that disk icons even show upon the launcher in the first place, much less that there is no easy way to remove them all.

My mouse pointer disappear…

noname34

Good morning/evening. I have the version Lubuntu 16.04.1.

When i lock the screen of the computer, or when i want change user, i can always use the mouse, but she is invisible. I research a long time on Internet, in french and in english, but i didn’t find a solution for me.

Before, that’s worked, but i think maybe “sudo apt clean”, “sudo apt autoclean” or “sudo apt autoremove” are responsibles of this situation.

I precise it is useless to change mouse, that’s don’t work. And if i have installed gedit, my folder xorg.conf is empty…I don’t understand.

I used others lines commands, but that was useless too…

Can you help me, please ?

Thank you very much ! ๐Ÿ™‚
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Nada__Blue_Book

you need to make it confirm where is the problem is? Check your mouse with other system if there was problem on mouse then it need to change. Other was if the problem was on driver you need to install it..

noname34

Thanks for your answer. My mouse works with other systems. How can i find the best driver for my material please? And how can i install it ? I know how install programs but not the drivers on lubuntu.
I suppose it’s the same thing, but sometimes, when i try to install programs, i need research name the exact packages’s name.

PaulW2U

When i lock the screen of the computer, or when i want change user, i can always use the mouse, but she is invisible.

My mouse works with other systems.
Hello noname 34. unfortunately you did not give us any details of the PC that you are using. Does it have Intel graphics?

Bug #1568604 (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-intel/+bug/1568604) has affected many users that are using Lubuntu and Xubuntu. From what you have written I’m not sure if this bug is affecting you or if you are describing something else. The bug is still showing as “Confirmed” but not fixed in the Xenial release. Is this what you are experiencing or is you issue different?

Please give us some technical information about your PC.

noname34

Hello, my computer is a (or “an” ? ) HP Compaq dc7800 Convertible Minitour.

For read my technical information about my PC, you can watch here : http://www.cjoint.com/c/FGCobAAvkCA

But, this link will disappear in twenty-one days. I think my problem is the same. When i lock my screen, and when i start it after, cursor becomes invisible…

For Intel Graphics, i think answer is “yes”, because i have a processor Intel Pentium Dual CPU.

Have i answered correctly to your questions ? ๐Ÿ™‚

PaulW2U

For Intel Graphics, i think answer is “yes”, because i have a processor Intel Pentium Dual CPU.

Have i answered correctly to your questions ? ๐Ÿ™‚
Thanks noname34, then i think that you’re also experiencing a bug to which over 400 users have marked the bug report to say that the bug is also affecting them. ๐Ÿ™

There are several workarounds and fixes suggested in the report but the easiest and safest for now is to switch to a virtual terminal and back again with Ctrl-Alt-F1 and then Ctrl-Alt-F7 each time you unlock your PC.

Hopefully the bug will be fixed soon and that the above helps in the meantime.

noname34

In fact, Ctrl+Alt+F1 and Ctrl+Alt+F7 works, but i would like the bug can be really fix, because it’s annoying to make that all the time.

Thanks for the report, i will see it ! ๐Ÿ™‚

Multi-Monitors – Cursor Flickering/Freezing/Disappearing, GPU running at 100% Fan

hoffmann2

Hey Guys,

I’m new to Ubuntu (literally just installed it an hour or so ago) and I’ve had a bit of an issue with my dual monitor setup.

Currently I am running a ASUS ROG Mars 760×2 – Which is two NVIDIA GTX 760 GPUs on one card.
I did some digging around and I’m kind of caught in between two problems here.

The default driver Ubuntu set me up with in the “Additional Drivers” tab, it is “X.Org X server – Nouveau display driver from xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (open source”
With this driver I am experiencing a multitude of problems, my mouse cursor is flickering, freezing and disappearing when I move it(on only one screen, it looks okay on the other) and my video card is running at what sounds like 100% fan speed. It is very loud.

I google the problem and it was suggested to switch to one of the other drivers, so I attempted to switch to NVIDIA binary driver – version 352.63 from nvidia-352 (proprietary, tested), and after doing so I was only seeing one screen.
I went into the NVIDIA settings, and enabled my second screen then restarted. This managed to get my screen to turn on, but it is just a black screen. When I move my cursor over to that screen I see a black X with a white outline as the cursor.

Additionally, when I had the NVIDIA driver in use my second screen wasn’t listed in the Screen Display settings.

How do I fix this?

For now I’ll stick with the NVIDIA driver because my GPU isn’t running at full fan speed (which I’m assuming means it isn’t overheating) and the cursor doesn’t flicker, but I hope I can find a way to get my second screen working.

Thanks for your help here,

Hoffmann
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hoffmann2

Well, I managed to fix the problem by following this guide: http://www.allaboutlinux.eu/remove-nouveau-and-install-nvidia-driver-in-ubuntu-15-04/2/ and manually installing the latest NVIDIA drivers, then re-enable the screen.

Hopefully I did the right thing by doing this. Both my screens are working, there’s no jitters and no problems thus far.

Menu in LXPanel

Pranske

Hello,
I’m using latest version of LUbuntu with LXPanel 0.8.2
“Directory menu” in LXPanel is very useful feature, but it would be even more amazing, to improve functionality, by adding the ability to display not only the directories, but also the document shortcuts (symlinks) in directory.
Example: I create a directory “Common” with subdirectorys “Work” and “Home” in it and there’s shortcuts (symlinks) to the most used documents.
So, I’m getting a very handy menu with frequently used documents that are available directly from LXPanel in just a few mouse clicks.

Maybe you can offer a solution to make it?
Maybe there is any program for Lubuntu that does something like that?
I do not want every time to look for documents that I use very often, do not want to impose an overload with unnecessary shortcuts (symlinks).
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vasa1

Hello,
I’m using latest version of LUbuntu with LXPanel 0.8.2
“Directory menu” in LXPanel is very useful feature, but it would be even more amazing, to improve functionality, by adding the ability to display not only the directories, but also the document shortcuts (symlinks) in directory.
Example: I create a directory “Common” with subdirectorys “Work” and “Home” in it and there’s shortcuts (symlinks) to the most used documents.
So, I’m getting a very handy menu with frequently used documents that are available directly from LXPanel in just a few mouse clicks.

Maybe you can offer a solution to make it?
Maybe there is any program for Lubuntu that does something like that?
I do not want every time to look for documents that I use very often, do not want to impose an overload with unnecessary shortcuts (symlinks).
I use Kupfer in 16.04. It’s in the software center or just run sudo apt-get install kupfer. I make Kupfer autostart. It’s pretty decent in presenting you with recent documents without the hassle of making sym links and additional folders. It has several other uses ๐Ÿ™‚

More on kupfer:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2149928&p=12670277#post12670277


Pranske

I use Kupfer in 16.04. It’s in the software center or just run sudo apt-get install kupfer. I make Kupfer autostart. It’s pretty decent in presenting you with recent documents without the hassle of making sym links and additional folders. It has several other uses ๐Ÿ™‚

More on kupfer:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2149928&p=12670277#post12670277


Thanks, I will try and leave a feedback ๐Ÿ˜‰

Pranske

I use Kupfer in 16.04. It’s in the software center or just run sudo apt-get install kupfer. I make Kupfer autostart. It’s pretty decent in presenting you with recent documents without the hassle of making sym links and additional folders. It has several other uses ๐Ÿ™‚

More on kupfer:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2149928&p=12670277#post12670277


This is not what I expected, but it seems that a very good thing, greatly facilitating the daily tasks. Thank you, I will use in the future.

Themes not applying to launcher

declan.marks

I am trying to change the theme to numix. The theme is not applying to the launcher. The color of the launcher is coming from the background. Is this supposed to happen.
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Frogs Hair

Launcher color is derived from the background unless a custom color is applied via the Unity Tweak Tool > launcher settings.

Problems After Moving Launcher To Bottom

michael_diemer

I tried moving the launcher using three different methods. Two of them worked, the other didn’t. However, in every case, my computer was frozen after returning from suspend. The desktop was there and looked normal, but my mouse and keyboard would not work, so I couldn’t do anything. I uninstalled the dconf and Unity Tweak tools. (The other method was the one where you just run the terminal command and it instantly changes, without even putting in your password. That method worked, along with Unity Tweak. The dconf might not have installed correctly.).

I suspect a driver issue. I have had problems with video drivers in most operating systems on this computer, including Windows 7. It’s not a big problem for me, although I guess I’d prefer the launcher on the bottom for aesthetic reasons. But I think my wife will need it there when I try to introduce her to Linux. I think I’m using the Nvidia driver, as I installed 16.04 “over” 14.04, and my settings were preserved, and I’ve had to use the Nvidia driver for most Linux OS’s, to prevent similar problems, so I’m pretty sure I switched the driver on 14.04. (I also have to turn off accelerators on my browser).

Thanks,

Mike
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michael_diemer

Decided to reinstall 16.04, this time a clean install. Last time was “over” 14.04, so it preserved my settings, documents etc. This time, I am going to just stay with Unity’s default position. It seems every time I change the DE, install Tweaks, etc, I have trouble. It does better when I leave it alone.

Accents stopped working with 16.04 in gedit

a-zlex-w

I upgraded from 15.10 to 16.04. Now the accents stopped working in some programs like gedit 3.18.3 but not in others like Firefox 46.0.

In gedit, I type ‘ and then o wanting to get รณ, but instead I get ‘o separately.

I have a keyboard: “Catalan (Spain, with middle-dot L)”. In fact, it’s an Apple keyboard.

How can I correct the behaviour?
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QDR06VV9

I upgraded from 15.10 to 16.04. Now the accents stopped working in some programs like gedit 3.18.3 but not in others like Firefox 46.0.

In gedit, I type ‘ and then o wanting to get รณ, but instead I get ‘o separately.

I have a keyboard: “Catalan (Spain, with middle-dot L)”. In fact, it’s an Apple keyboard.

How can I correct the behaviour?
There has been others also talking about missing things in gedit.
See if this helps.
http://askubuntu.com/questions/762079/install-gedit-plugin-for-a-downgraded-version-of-gedit/765099

I do not see this behaviour in mate and using pluma as my text editor.

a-zlex-w

Some more information about the problem:

* It has happens in LibreOffice.
* Independent of which font I choose.
* It only happens when I open a document directly by double-clicking on it. It doesn’t happen when I first open the application and then open the document from the “Edit” menu.

So at least I have a workaround.

Trying to customize Gnome

Jakub_Brodzinski

Hello !
I wanted to change something and I installed GNOME(via sudo apt-get install gnome). I started using GNOME Classic ,and I really like it, the only think I’d like to change is the colour of the bars at the bottom and the top. They’re bright and I’d like to change it to the darker colour for example to the same colour that is in Ubuntu. Is there any way I can do it ? I found on the forums that combination of the keys Alt+RightMOuse or Alt+Super+RightMouse should give me some options but sadly It doesn’t do anything .
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buzzingrobot

Pretty sure the appearance of those panels is controlled by the theme in use.

Gnome uses Gnome Shell themes that apply to the panel, the Dash, etc., and GTK themes that apply to GTK apps.

The dark Unity colors are in its default Ambiance theme. Here’s one reputable source of themes for Ubuntu. They have a number of PPA’s, if you want to use them. Notice the themes are categorized by release versions because themes are typically version-specific. The links point to articles that contain instructions on how to install the themes. http://www.noobslab.com/p/themes-icons.html

Install “gnome-tweak-tool” so you can enable new themes once you’ve installed them

goofprog

Yes, there is a way. I do not know how but there are GTK 2.0 themes for gnome classic and I had no idea how to put them into the desktop environment. I just quit on that problem.

Frogs Hair

Hello !
I wanted to change something and I installed GNOME(via sudo apt-get install gnome). I started using GNOME Classic ,and I really like it, the only think I’d like to change is the colour of the bars at the bottom and the top. They’re bright and I’d like to change it to the darker colour for example to the same colour that is in Ubuntu. Is there any way I can do it ? I found on the forums that combination of the keys Alt+RightMOuse or Alt+Super+RightMouse should give me some options but sadly It doesn’t do anything .

The instructions you found are for the the gnome-session -flashback or fallback depending on Ubuntu version. The Gnome Classic session uses Gnome Shell themes as buzzingrobot stated. Gnome 2 themes aren’t applicable to either session.

Jakub_Brodzinski

Pretty sure the appearance of those panels is controlled by the theme in use.

Gnome uses Gnome Shell themes that apply to the panel, the Dash, etc., and GTK themes that apply to GTK apps.

The dark Unity colors are in its default Ambiance theme. Here’s one reputable source of themes for Ubuntu. They have a number of PPA’s, if you want to use them. Notice the themes are categorized by release versions because themes are typically version-specific. The links point to articles that contain instructions on how to install the themes. http://www.noobslab.com/p/themes-icons.html

Install “gnome-tweak-tool” so you can enable new themes once you’ve installed them

Using gnome tweak tool changes colour of everything but bars at the top and bottom :(.

kurt18947

There are a couple gnome shell extensions to change the color and brightness of the panel(s). I don’t know that they’d work in other than gnome shell though.

Jakub_Brodzinski

I found some tips/themes (http://itsfoss.com/install-switch-themes-gnome-shell/). Sadly it works only in “normal” GNOME ,not GNOME CLASSIC …

So there is a way to make your own bar at the botton in ‘GNOME’ (not classic) with GNOME extensions,after that u can easly customize it add/remove things.This thread can be closed .

buzzingrobot

Using gnome tweak tool changes colour of everything but bars at the top and bottom :(.

Believe you need a Gnome Shell theme for that, which is distinct from a GTK theme. Thetrick is finding two that match.

You will also need the User Themes extension installed to change Shell themes.

kurt18947

Believe you need a Gnome Shell theme for that, which is distinct from a GTK theme. Thetrick is finding two that match.

You will also need the User Themes extension installed to change Shell themes.

The gnome shell extension “taskbar” will change the background color of both top & bottom panel (‘bar’). That extension didn’t work well for me in its earlier iterations but the current version in 16.04 seems pretty good.

unity 16.04

okkadiroglu

Hi,

Just upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04. About a month ago I was not able to use unity desktop for some reason that I did not figure out. I expected that the upgrade will take care of my problem. When I log in using Ubuntu desktop all windows open on top of each other and can not move any of them. I use Metacity but I prefer Unity. If I start unity in a terminal it works well but the the strip a tho top of the window disappears and it seems that unity works under Metacity. How can I use unity when I login to my user?

Many thanks for the help, best regards
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grahammechanical

Please tell us the hardware specification & please include information about the video adapter. Especially the amount of video memory it has. It may be that your video adapter cannot do the hardware accelerated 3D rendering the Unity 3D requires or you may need to change to a different video driver. Please run this command

/usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p

This is what I get. What do you get?

graham@sda6-Lubuntu:~$ /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p
OpenGL vendor string: nouveau
OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on NVA5
OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0

Not software rendered: yes
Not blacklisted: yes
GLX fbconfig: yes
GLX texture from pixmap: yes
GL npot or rect textures: yes
GL vertex program: yes
GL fragment program: yes
GL vertex buffer object: yes
GL framebuffer object: yes
GL version is 1.4+: yes

Unity 3D supported: yes

Regards.

dFlyer

Have you tried this from the release notes:

restart unity-panel-service

okkadiroglu

Thank you very much grahammechanical,

I use a AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor ร— 4 computer with GeForce 8500 GT/PCIe/SSE2 graphics and 7.8GB memory. The output for the command you requested is given below.

oyo@okk001:~$ /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce 8500 GT/PCIe/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 304.131

Not software rendered: yes
Not blacklisted: yes
GLX fbconfig: yes
GLX texture from pixmap: yes
GL npot or rect textures: yes
GL vertex program: yes
GL fragment program: yes
GL vertex buffer object: yes
GL framebuffer object: yes
GL version is 1.4+: yes

Unity 3D supported: yes

Also many thanks dFlyer,

I did what you have asked me to do and I got

oyo@okk001:~$ restart unity-panel-service
restart: Name “com.ubuntu.Upstart” does not exist

when I searched for unity-panel-services all I found was a manual page. When I tried to install unity I got

sudo apt-get install unity
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
unity is already the newest version (7.4.0+16.04.20160415-0ubuntu1).

Thank you both for taking your time to help me.

Best regards.

Frogs Hair

If you can get into the terminal in the Ubuntu session with ctrl + Alt + t try the following.

sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
dconf reset -f /org/compiz/
setsid unity

mefisto888

Recomended driver for your GPU is 340.xx, do you have 340.xx or 304.xx?

deadflowr

Recomended driver for your GPU is 340.xx, do you have 340.xx or 304.xx?

It’s 304

OpenGL version string: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 304.131

okkadiroglu

Hi all,

Thanks very much for all your work in helping me. After two days of trying I finally solved my problem. For a very long time I was playing with packages and installing them and removing them. At my age (70) one must slow down a bit. So I decided to use LTS. My solution to my problem was a very brutal one. After taking a backup of my home directory I erased every thing and started from the scratch. Now everything works well. Many thank for all of your help.

My very best regards to all.

vasa1

Hi all,

Thanks very much for all your work in helping me. After two days of trying I finally solved my problem. …
Then please mark your thread [SOLVED] so that it may help others. Instructions for doing so are here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UnansweredPostsTeam/SolvedThreads.

Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

16.04 Xenial scrollbars

coverup1128

I have seen many posts about overlay scrollbars in Xenial, but none answered the question I have.

No matter what setting for scrollbars I choose in the Unity tweak or dconf-editor, I have a thin narrow line instead of a scrollbar in applications such as Terminal or Nautilus. It widens when I point the mouse pointer at the window border.

In other applications, such as Emacs, with the default scrolling settings, the scrollbar line is thin and very short (typically, I work with large documents), this makes it even harder to see. When set to the legacy setting, this thin narrow line disappears altogether in Emacs, and I cannot even see where I am within the document; this makes navigation through the document unbearable – I must click somewhere on the window edge to see the scrollbar, which takes me away from the paragraph I am editing. On the other hand, in firefox the scrollbar is reasonably wide and does not change its width.

Is there any way to have usable scrollbars for all applications which are wide, visible and have constant width? I hardly remember a single user who welcomed this latest `scrollbar innovation’. I don’t believe this cannot be changed – Even 14.04 overlay scrollbars were more usable and it was easy to switch to the classic scrollbars if the users did not like them.

If that matters, I use Gnome-flashback (Metacity), but the problem persists even when I switch to Unity. I use the Radiance theme.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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vasa1

What about gedit and evince? And Synaptic Package Manager (if you have it). How do the scrollbars appear in those applications?

CatKiller

Until you get it sorted, remember that you can generally use the scrollwheel, or scroll gesture if you’re using a touchpad, to scroll up and down in documents. You don’t necessarily have to fight with the teeny tiny scrollbars.

coverup1128

Apparently, there is some sort of fix

http://askubuntu.com/questions/722701/is-it-possible-to-restore-traditional-full-width-scrollbars-15-10
http://askubuntu.com/questions/707138/is-it-possible-to-make-the-scrollbars-wider-in-15-10#answer-707156

I tried these suggestions and was able to make scrollbars wider. However I hit another problem in that in some applications scrollbars were disappearing after a short while, and in emacs I still had to click to see the scroll bar. It’s a real pain since emacs is one of the main applications I use. Several other applications (such as nautlilus) have no borders, and when the windows overlay firefox or each other, you won’t be able to tell one window from another. Unfortunately, these usability issues are a show stopper for me – for time being I am switching to 14.04 LTS.