I was able to install Ubuntu Eee 8.04 beta successfully but since then, I have not configured the wifi properly. I have followed the instructions on the wiki, forum and justing gill, who is lucky enough to have his Ubuntu 8.04 perfect OOTB, but to no avail for me.
I was actually able to use the wifi even without applying the madwifi patch, but I had to turn it on from the BIOS before starting Ubuntu up. Or I have to leave the Wi-Fi
You might also have experience with your OpenOffice to have no title bar, in fullscreen, and you can’t minimize, move or resize it when on compiz-fusion. And just like me, you can’t figure out what’s wrong and don’t know what to do. I did some research and got good ideas and formulated own idea from those. I hope my solution helps you.
Here are the problems I had with OpenOffice.
- When I open it, it’s always in fullscreen mode.
- It does not have title bars.
- The window flickers when I initiate popup menus.
- I cannot minimize, move or resize OpenOffice.
- When on xfce environment, all windows do not have title bars.
Here’s how to resolve the problem.
- Switched off compiz-fusion. You can easily switch it on/off using Forlong’s Compiz-Switch tool.
- Run xfce manually on the terminal window. You may notice that after running it manually, all windows, including OpenOffice will have title bars will automatically.
- On the terminal, type ‘xfwm4′ and press enter.
- Run compiz-fusion on xfce. To do this, run compiz-switch xfwm4 on the terminal window. To run this automatically with compiz-switch tool, I needed to add Compiz-Switch shortcut to the Program Launcher and on the command field, I put ‘compiz-switch xfwm4′. How to add a Program Launcher.
- Problem solved! More information about compiz-switch can be found on Forlong’s blog.
You may also read on below about how I discovered the problem if you’re still not bored.
I was playing with my system configuration last week to discover more about compiz-fusion and eeexubuntu. I was able to configure the animation, session settings, etc. to what I like but then, when I started my OpenOffice, I noticed that menus don’t come out as expected. Everytime a menu pops out, the whole window will flicker and then the menu hides again.
I knew it has something to do with my new config. So I tried to bring back my new configuration but there’s something I have missed and I dont know what. Then I started to investigate and research.
A Program Launcher works the same as the Quick Launch toolbar on Windows XP.
How to add a program launcher on Ubuntu.
- Right click on the Applications Panel. A popup menu appears.
- Select Add New Item from the popup menu.
- Select Launcher and click the Add button. Now you can add shortcut items to the launcher. E.g compiz-switch.
Tip: You can also add new items without typing the commands. Open the Appfinder from Accessories and you can drag and drop items to your launcher easily.
I’ve heard a lot of concerns about wi-fi capability of eeeXubuntu. Some say wi-fi do not start up. Some say they can start it up but cannot connect to any network. Some say it’s about the network manager on eeeXubuntu.
I have experienced those issues as well. I just followed the intructions descried in asus eee wiki and it really helped me.
One thing I have not resolve yet.
I can connect to all available wi-fi networks except for one. I used to hang out on that place before because wi-fi is free. But with my last 2 visits on that place, I was not able to connect successfully. The network manager says it’s connected, showing the strength in percentage. But I just can’t connect to the internet. All other users using windows running Windows OS there were able to connect successfully.
I did every possible way to reconfigure my network settings to no avail. The store owner says there’s no special steps to be connected. So I don’t have anymore ideas about it.
Somebody have any hint why? Please help.
I installed AWN after installing Compiz on asus eee. (AWN requires installing Beryl or Compiz or other compositing support)
It runs successfully, but everytime I start up eeexubuntu, multiple instances of AWN starts up. It has something to do with the saved session. That’s what I noticed.
- Un-check or Remove Avant-Window-Navigator from Autostarted Applications
- Un-check the ‘Automatically start AWN on login’ from awn-manager
- Make sure only one AWN instance is running
- Close all other windows
- Shutdown or restart asus eee, check Save session for future logins
This solved my problem. Everytime I start up my ubuntu, only one AWN instance starts up. I hope this helps you too.
You might somtimes run over an error message in Terminal or whatever console while trying to run a script. The error I am talking about here is the following:
bash: … : Permission denied
This is very easy to resolve in eeeXubuntu. Here are the steps.
Open a Terminal / console
type sudo su
Provide your password
Run thunar by typing thunar &
Browse the file you need to change permission
Right click on that file, click Properties > Permission
Check “Allow this file to run as a program”
There it is. SImple.
Another way to use that file without changing permission is to run it as root user. Open thunar as root, then run the file right there.
I hope this article helps you resolve your problem. Happy reading.