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(X)UBUNTU TRICKS

2009-2011

  • How to prevent Nautilus to take over the desktop instead of Xfce4

Run nautilus this way:

nautilus --no-desktop

or modify /usr/share/applications/nautilus-autorun-software.desktop to have

Exec=nautilus-autorun-software --no-desktop %u

  • Make Thunderbird to take care of the link in Firefox instead of Konqueror

update-alternatives --config x-www-browser

Note: adding the http(s) keys (as network.protocol-handler.app.http) in Thunderbird 3.1.6 (Xubuntu 10.10/FF 3.6.12) didn't work.

  • Changing plymouth themes

apt-get install plymouth-theme-*
update-alternatives --config default.plymouth

  • finding out the current version

$ cat /etc/lsb-release 
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=10.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=maverick
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 10.10"

$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:	Ubuntu
Description:	Ubuntu 10.10
Release:	10.10
Codename:	maverick

$ cat /etc/issue
Ubuntu 10.10 \n \l

linux/xbuntu_tricks.txt · Last modified: 2013/03/16 17:40 (external edit)