Pimping Unity’s indicator panel

With Unity becoming Ubuntu‘s default desktop we had to say goodbye to all those nice applets we got used to (or at least I did) while running Gnome 2.x. I’m especially thinking about sensor-, CPU- and system-monitor-applets. Those applets are not available anymore for Unity. Instead it’s making use of indicators. So I just fired …

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Lucid desktop install with lvm2

As I recently “reorganized” the partitioning scheme on my desktop system to gain some space for my flac music files I also changed the linux partitions to further run from logical volumes. To install Ubuntu on logical volumes you need to run the alternate installer – which in my case pretty much failed. I don’t …

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The grand unified bootloader (grub) not being updated since 2006 Canonical announced to release the next Ubuntu version 9.10 – also known as “Karmic Koala” – with grub2 as the default boot manager. Of course I got curious and as I read an article in c’t about this topic I had to see what grub2 …

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