10.04 Lucid Lynx

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The page contains some quick fixes/changes for Ubuntu Lucid Lynx.

Move Title bar button layout back to the right

Lucid Lynx moved the buttons on the title bar from the right side of the window to the left. To get the buttons back to the old way do the following:

  1. Open gconf-editor using Alt-F2 or from a shell.
  2. Navigate to apps -> metacity -> general
  3. On the right pane, look for button_layout and change to menu:minimize,maximize,close

The ':' character in the button_layout value determines what is on the left and right of the title bar.

The command line to do this in one step is:

gconftool-2 --set /apps/metacity/general/button_layout --type string "menu:minimize,maximize,close"

Add Sun Java Repo

Some apps just seem to work with only the Sun Java VM. Lucid moved the files to their partner repo. So to add Sun JVM back.

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner"
sudo apt-get update
sudo aptitude install sun-java6-jdk sun-java6-plugin
sudo update-alternatives --config java

If you want to use the Sun JVM for the browser, you need to remove the icedtea plugin.

sudo dpkg -P icedtea6-plugin