Update: Logitech LX8 in Ubuntu

December 22, 2008 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: bash, gadget, HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

I first wrote about the Logitech LX8 back in August, 2008. The one feature that had eluded me was the side scrolling with the tilt wheel. Through some information I found on fellow blogger Ken Zutter's site, I now have my LX8 working in Ubuntu including the side scrolling feature. The key was to go back to the evdev driver. Once I made the driver change the side scrolling worked, except in the wrong direction. Left went right and vice versa. No changes in button mapping in the xorg.conf file made a difference, so I resolved to make the mapping changes with Xmodmap. Below are the changes I made to get everything working the way that I want it. Read more

Create a Button to Restart USB in Ubuntu

December 19, 2008 by · 8 Comments
Filed under: bash, gnome, HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

I've been using my HP w2207 flat panel monitor for some time now. My only frustration has been that I haven't been able to get the USB ports on the side to work unless I have a device plugged in when the computer boots. I think this is more the fault of Ubuntu than it is the monitor. Ubuntu just doesn't seem to care about a USB hub unless there is a device plugged into it. After a little searching on the web I found that a fellow blogger had posted a solution on Hack 2 Live. Read more

Create an Ubuntu Live USB Drive

December 18, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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There are several places on the net that show you the long, manual procedure required to create a Live USB Linux drive. With so many netbooks coming out without CD drives, the folks at Ubuntu saw the need for an easy way to create a bootable Live USB drive so you can install Ubuntu on that new netbook. I'm going to show how to do this with Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) since that's the long term support version. Read more

Install Fedora Cursor Theme in Ubuntu

December 13, 2008 by · 3 Comments
Filed under: gnome, HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

This post is part of the process to Install the Fedora 10 Theme in Ubuntu.

I've recently been kicking the tires on Fedora 10. I've never been much of a fan of Ubuntu's default Human theme, but I though Fedora 10 looked great right from boot up of the Live CD. Fedora has a cool cursor theme where a little blue dot circles around your pointer when the computer is busy. Not happy to leave well enough alone, I went on a quest to add this cursor theme to my Ubuntu 8.04 installation. Although I haven't tested it, this should work on any other version of Ubuntu as well as most other Linux distros. Read more

Change the Week Start Day in Ubuntu

December 7, 2008 by · 10 Comments
Filed under: gnome, HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

A while back I showed how to change the week start day in the Hamster Applet time tracker. Today I'm going to show how to change the week start day to Monday for Ubuntu in general. This will affect various applications in Ubuntu including the default clock applet on the panel. I figured some of this out by reading this post on the Ubuntu forums. Read more

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