My friend has Ubuntu on his computer and he told me that one day when he turned It on all the text and Images on his computer are small. This even happens when he opens the Internet, not just on his desktop. Could this be an Ubuntu problem or could there be a setting that was accidentally switched?
I am using a 17" VGA monitor with 1024x768 resolution. With some tweaking, I'm pretty satisfied with GNOME Shell and its look. The only exception is the font of the text below the icons in Activities. On my monitor with this resolution, the text is just too small. As far as I know, it's the smallest text anywhere in the GUI. This is kind of an accessibility issue for me, since I do have a sight problem
I just bought a new laptop with 1920x1080 resolution. I installed Ubuntu 11.04 via "wubi" just now, however everything in ubuntu is too small to keep my eye comfortable. I searched the web and forum and tried to enlarge those, but the solution was about Ubuntu front and folder icon only (change in "appreance", and "edit->preference"). The front and icon are still small in other applications, such as Google chrome, firefox. Note: the change of front size in chrome and firefox only changes those on the page, but not page background, not the size in tab and anything else.
I installed Suse 11.2 on my computer... i have 42" screen threw my HDMI output at 1360x768. now.. when i booted it up the first time.. .the text on everything was so small i could hardly read it... so i went and adjusted it threw my System settings by clicking on "Configure Desktop" changed everything to "Sans Serif 15"... BUT.... everything in YAST all the text is NOT readable... ANY ONE KNOW how to fix that..everything BUT yast is just fine...
I am looking for an editor to fill a specific request for a mostly non-computer person. He uses a computer to write manuals and other books for classes he teaches. He has come to ubuntu so he can more easily access updates, gimp, etc. than he felt he could in Windows.
1) I need a text editor that can be kept open without bogging things down, or can be loaded fast enough to make him think it is "TSR" (made usable in either case by a keypress on his MS internet antique keyboard)
2) Spell check as you type with editable dictionary (he can add words that will no longer show as incorrect). Ability to select spelling suggestions easily (left click a misspelled word is his current method).
3) Ability to highlight words that most of us would call syntax highlighting but for words having NOTHING to do with a programming language etc. I would call it ability to edit the keyword file(s) to make his own languages to be highlighted.
Already rejected: * anything with millions of complex keys to @#%$^%#$ remember that don't make sense * gedit * geany * kate * openoffice * treeline (though he does use it for other things) * tomboy (the cuss words there are an art form) * anything emacs/vi or similar (see #1 reject reason at top) * some gtk-nano clone he has no idea where he found
I'm looking for a programmable way to open an editor with a small window size. For example 60 columns and 3 lines. So I need an editor that can take its initial window size from command line args or environment variables, or possibly from an initial command that can be given on the command line.I've looked at documentation and experimented with gedit, gvim (and vi & vim), and nano and I don't think any of them can be controlled this way. Vi and its friends have a "window" option and also a "resize" command, both of which are described as setting the number of rows, but they don't change the graphical window size they just change the number of rows displayed in the window.
I installed it on very old machine P3 1200Mhz and it works ok but I have problem with text mode because I have 75x132 aprocs. text on screen and I don't see what I type or system replay. Is there simple way to change to 25x80 or something with greater letters. I don't have GDI.Someone sad to me to do:sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setupand it's does the job but when I restart system it's gone.
I am running Debian Lenny with Gnome and Metacity, and I've just installed the fglrx driver for my ATI card. I am running at a humble 1024x768 resolution, but I can barely read the text in many applications and on the desktop itself. Some programs are better than others, but for example, Icedove/Tbird's text is extremely small.
I encountered this thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...aviour-569624/ but wasn't sure if it was up to date or not.
I'm sure this topic has been covered plenty of times, but I'm new to setting up X/Window Manager/Desktop on Debian, and am not sure how to proceed. I've been using Linux for a couple of years but am relatively new to Debian (I started on Ubuntu - hence the being stumped by something like this).
I have an old scanner script that uses pamthreshold to create a small greyscale image of a text document. This program does not seem to be available in debian. Can anyone tell me how I can install it, or if there are any better alternatives available?
I recently set up a network of computers via Ethernet, all of which use Fedora 10. I would like to be able to get any computer on the network to hook up to the internet.(I think the solution is now figured out - see below, on page 2, "problem solved")
I have so many _wired_ devices that I can't get by with just 4 eth cable outlets anymore, so I thought I'd hook up an older router that I don't use as a way to get extra places to plug devices into.
Now it looks like:
Internet then cable modem then router1/wifi + (1 eth NAT storage) then router2 + 4 eth0 computers: (legacy FC5 box) (legacy F11 box) (updated F13 box) (windoze)
All of the computers EXCEPT the FC5 box are fine (my def of "fine" is I can ssh to and from the other computers and to outside computers, and browse the web).
The FC5 box, however, can ssh to and from computers inside the network just fine, but can't get any kind of web browsing. Nor can it ping to the outside. I get a "Network is unreachable" error. I'm not using a proxy, not knowingly, and my firewall settings haven't changed...it certainly hasn't been blocking port 80 before.
what's the best way to go about adding more ethernet when you need about 7 cables. I'm not really excited to buy a router with 8 ports or anything like that, especially when this seems to _almost_ be working just fine.
Today I noticed my sdl modem flashing away when I had no internet access programs active as far as I was aware. I did a 'ps ax' to see what was running. I saw nothing that warranted internet access. I didn't recognize the gvfsd-computer process and tried finding documentation about it on my system. I began to feel uncomfortable when I couldn't find anything showing what it was. Finally, I killed the process and the internet access immediately stopped. Research on the net showed that gvfsd-computer is a file browser. I find this very disturbing. Why was a file browser accessing my disk drive (the light was flashing) and why was it accessing the internet without my requesting such an action?
What I want to do is have two different networks connected with my switch. I want one computer to be the server and run dhcp with the ip address 10.3.2.1 and I want the other client machine to be 10.1.X.X. I want the X.X to be assigned automatically from DHCP running on the server. The subnet mask I believe should 255.255.255.0 for both networks. How can I get these two different networks to talk to each other when they are on completely different networks??
Is there an application or script file that I can use to send a message to my cel phone every day at the same time with cron? I have medications I need to take and sometime do not realize I've missed the timing until 4-5 hours later.
I put a text file on my desktop and added a couple lines of text with gedit. File type shows text/plain. Double-click opens the file in gedit which is what I want. I'm using the file to temporarily hold some snips of code that I copy from file to file, but when I copy some html into the file and save it, now file properties show it's text/html and a double-click opens the file in firefox, which isn't what I want. Is there some way to keep the file type from changing itself?
I'm running and XP virtual machine using KVM / QEMU. THere are time when I need to copy text from an application in the Fedora host machine and paste the text into a different app in the XP guest machine. I was able to do this using Vitualbox on an earlier version of Fedora.
After installing ubuntu 64 bit, I installed all my updates and installed the current nvidia driver for my 9800 GTX+ from the additional drivers page. After restarting my computer, ubuntu boots into text mode. I used google and found out a couple of commands like:
After i hit control+alt+f7 it hangs on checking battery state with NO ok to the right of it. after running sudo apt-get --purge remove nvidia -current and restarting the computer, the boot hangs on the ubuntu screen everytime.
My specs are: Core i7 860 4 GB of ram Nvidia 9800 GTX+
I installed CentOS 5.6 (kernel: 2.6.18-238.12.1.el5) with X Window on my HP Compaq 6710b. I also downloaded the firmware iwl3945 for my Intel Pro Wireless 3945 and manually installed it, reloaded the iwl3945 module and enabled NetworkManager. I could then get the wireless network connection worked on my graphical environment. I installed additional software manually by using the terminal window (Applications --> Accessories --> Terminal) and everything worked perfectly.
However, when I switched to text-based environment by issuing the commend "sudo init 3" (changing the user level) and logging in as root, I could not get any internet connection. I tried to use lynx and I got the error message: "Unable to connect to remote host". I am a complete newbie in Linux and I tried to google and search for solution within centos.org but I could not find.
I' seem to have turned on something that causes application windows to collapse into small squares in the upper left hand portion of the screen .I was playing with desktop effects but have turned that off .
I'm running F15 on a netbook with a 1024x600 pixel display. For some things, this is too small - not high enough.
For example, when setting up Evolution (btw, why do I need to set up a mail-client to use my calendar? ) the forward and other buttons fall off, even though there's in all screens plenty of space to resize... I can guess how to go "Forward" with the tab-button. However, later on, I can't enter the server details, because they too fall off the bottom of the screen.
How can I fix it so that (one of the options below will suffice):
a) I can zoom the desktop (out! I know how to make everything bigger, but that doesn't help) so it all becomes visible, albeit very small?
b) Resize the evolution setup screen - et al?
c) Find another way to make it all visible?
The attached screenshot is just for illustration; this is what I see.
I live in northern Canada. I am not in a high speed internet zone but use an alternative method which I pay lots of money to get high speed. However I am restricted to 5 GB of traffic per month.
Now I have to computers running Ubuntu. So for example, if I want to install TuxPaint on my first PC then I would go to the software center and it would download then install the software for me. Now if I wanted to install the same program on my second computer it would download it again. The problem is that this would download twice as much from the internet. Is there any way that I can save internet bandwidth by using the download files from my first computer to install the program on my second computer? Similarly, can I only download updates once but install them on both computers?
I am making the switch to Ubuntu and, not being home for almost a month, I am on mobile internet and, I would love to get the ability to send and receive text messages back has I had with the Bell Mobile Connect software. I am at our Lake house and it is my only way to stay in contact with my wife while she is at work as we dont have phone here and, well, cell phone is with the wife
I have been trying to play a .mov video on the internet, and when the video loads, I get an error that says "search for suitable plugin?.........plugin not found: -text/html decoder" and so i try to open it in movie player, it says its streaming, same thing happens. then I try to play it in vlc media player, and i get no message, it just wont play it. I installed the mediubuntu repository and performed and update and restart, and still it will not play the file. In case you want to try it yourself the address for the video is: [url]
I have all the boxes checked in the updates i.e. important, recommended, pre-released, unsupported etc. I also installed the libdvdreader repository. btw another issue im having is that although installing mediubuntu fixed my poor and choppy dvd playback issue in movieplayer, now it plays, but is very "shaky" basically it looks like they had very unsteady hand while filming. I play it in VLC media player and have zero issues, the picture quality is perfect.