Friday, August 28, 2009

Restore Ubuntu Panels Back To Their Default Settings

As an Ubuntu user, there comes a time (or there will come a time) when you are playing around with Ubuntu/Gnome, trying different themes, different engines, different window managers, etc, and all of a sudden you run into a problem where the Panels go awry. However there is a fix for this: 

Open the Terminal. 
Once the Terminal window opens, enter the following command at the prompt:
gconftool - -recursive-unset /apps/panel 
(Remember: There should be no spaces between the two dashes before shutdown.)
Then enter the next command:
rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel
And enter one more command:
pkill gnome-panel

Both top and bottom panels will appear (if missing) with their default settings.
Hope this helps. 

Friday, August 14, 2009

Enable Flash Support for Chromium Browser

Install flash using the following command

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

Now you need to copy file into /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins directory

sudo cp /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/ /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins

Now you can run the chromium browser using the following command from terminal

chromium-browser --enable-plugins


Go to Applications->Internet->Chromium Browser and right click it, add to panel.Right click the new chromium icon and add the following command where it says command

chromium-browser --enable-plugins

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