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If you installed KDE in ubuntu (GNOME based), you may have noticed that when you log back into GNOME, you keep the KDE cursor theme.

To fix this, use update-alternatives like so:

0025|z@zentury ~$ sudo update-alternatives --config x-cursor-theme
There are 7 choices for the alternative x-cursor-theme (providing /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme).

  Selection    Path                                     Priority   Status
* 0            /etc/X11/cursors/oxy-white.theme          50        auto mode
  1            /etc/X11/cursors/core.theme               30        manual mode
  2            /etc/X11/cursors/handhelds.theme          20        manual mode
  3            /etc/X11/cursors/oxy-white.theme          50        manual mode
  4            /etc/X11/cursors/redglass.theme           20        manual mode
  5            /etc/X11/cursors/whiteglass.theme         20        manual mode
  6            /usr/share/icons/DMZ-Black/cursor.theme   30        manual mode
  7            /usr/share/icons/DMZ-White/cursor.theme   50        manual mode

Press enter to keep the current choice[*], or type selection number:

press “7″ for the default

FROM: Do Know Evil


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Adesk is the real deal if you want a video wallpaper interface.

Download from here.


apt-get install zenity mplayer unrar rar

unrar adesk-0.17.tar.gz

Enter the a-desk folder and execute xwinwrapcvs.deb or xwinwrap64.deb (2 clicks or execute by terminal by -> dpkg -i xwinwrapcvs.deb or xwinwrap64.deb

Click on “a-desk-installer” and run

If you have some time, check out a great tutorial from the Khattam blog.

Plus another interesting  package with script.

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So much nicer with ionice

Use ionice to give different processes more priority on reading and writing to your file system. A good example is the Transmission torrent client, which I prefer to run in the background most of the time. You have to get the Process ID (PID) by using the System Monitor, which can be ran from the Administration menu or by pressing ALT+F2 gnome-system-monitor. Go to the process list and find the name of the program (transmission in this example), copy the PID, and then press ALT+F2 gksudo ionice -c 3 -p 1234 where 1234 is instead the PID. I used 3 here to make it use Idle scheduling, but you can use 1, 2, and 3 for varying degrees. See man ionice for how that works in detail.

from: http://santiance.com/tag/ubuntu/

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Ubuntu Cheat Cube

Great to see the cube concept is being used. Ubuntu needs a lot more spheres in the battle against the straights.


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