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Maverick Meerkat

Eve Online are phasing out support for my old laptop's graphics card, so my half-hearted trading has now become 'no trading.' And since there is no Eve Online, I'm booting back into Ubuntu for the first time in ages. I've upgraded from one of the 09 versions to 10.10, and naturally have all sorts of things to fix.

Sun Java

Sun Java isn't the default. To install: (thanks to here and here).
sudo add-apt-repository "deb maverick partner"
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk

You could just update defaults, using:

sudo update-alternatives --config java

I didn't want openjdk, so removed everything (in which case no update-alternatives is needed:

sudo apt-get remove openjdk-6-jdk openjdk-6-jre openjdk-6-jre-headless openjdk-6-jre-lib

Firefox fonts

Firefox fonts were fuzzy, so back to this old trick:

sudo rm /etc/fonts/conf.d/10*
sudo dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig

Volume Control

The sound volume control button disappeared. To get it back, you can do one of two things:

  1. add "Indicator applet" to your panel. That comes with a mail indicator and others. To get rid of those, run:
    sudo apt-get remove indicator-messages indicator-me

  2. add gnome-volume-control-applet as a startup application.

I presume the Ubuntu bigwigs have decided that the indicator applet is the way of the future. Another suggestion on this page (which I didn't try) was to install sudo apt-get install gnome-volume*. No idea what that does.

{2011.04.16 - 21:06}


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