Category Archives: Desktop

Usplash WIP theme preview

After a day of learning how to create a usplash theme this is a semi final screenshot: The usplash template is based on usplash-smooth and the background is by evenflow. The usplash-smooth package from its PPA is required to be installed for this theme to work. The progress bar timing should be correct from the […]

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Mobile Internet via Bluetooth on Ubuntu-7.10

My old instructions on setting up internet access from Ubuntu-7.10 via a mobile phone from Telstra or Optus on Ubuntu Linux. Connecting to wireless internet plans via bluetooth. Tested with Next G, (HSDPA) and GPRS. Tested phone hardware: iMate JasJam Nokia 6110 Navigator Nokia 6120 Classic (ref) Drop me a note if you have successfully […]

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Adjusting mouse and touchpad speed in xorg.conf

My Dell XPS M1210 had received an install of Ubuntu *the* day it arrived. But the mouse and touchpad always accelerated at different speeds. The problem is that when I go to Mouse Preferences, I can only adjust cursor speed, not the speed of individual movement sources. After a lot of searching here are the […]

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Retheaming Ubuntu – Part 1

The default look of Ubuntu can sometimes be a bit off-putting for a new user who is used to the flashy looks of OSX and Vista. And to customise the look of Ubuntu from boot to desktop can be a daunting task for new users. From boot time there are three main themes that you […]

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