Postings by Ian Bruntlett

Webcam videos - kamoso vs cheese

Hi All,

I tried using "kamoso" to record webcam videos. It was unusable. After
_much_ effort installing this or that library, I went to, it
recommended "cheese" instead.

Ubuntu 18.04 - GNOME - Desktop icon conflict


I was testing/using Ubuntu 18.04 when I noticed something odd. I had a few
files on the desktop. I plugged in a USB flash drive and an icon for the
drive appeared on the desktop, That is ok _except_ that the icon was placed
over some existing icons.

I've had a quick look on and not found anything. Has
this bug been reported before or shall I file a new bug report?

Thank :)


Workspaces on 18.04 LTS


In 16.04 I had a 2x2 matrix of 4 workspaces and it was really useful.

In 18.04 I now have a 3x1 matrix of 3 workspaces and it isn't as good. Is
there a way to adjust this to behave like 16.04?

Oh, and I'm going to file a bug report re: 18.04's handling of my HP
LaserJet printer.



Really strange glitch with Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS 64-bit


I hope this is the right place for this kind of message. If it isn't, I
apologise and ask you to direct me to the appropriate mailing list.

I'm running it on a lenovo ThinkPad T420 laptop and have been for years.

Kernel info: Linux turing 4.4.0-121-generic #145-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 13
13:47:23 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Just before logging in, I saw this unexpected error message:
"The system is running in low-graphics mode. Your screen, graphics card,,
and input device settings could not be detected correctly.

Keyboard short-cuts

Hi All,

I particularly like Ubuntu's keyboard short-cuts. Most (if not all) of my
friends at the Tyneside LUG are unaware of them. I was thinking of writing
a mini-article about them for the ACCU's CVu magazine and I was wondering
if there is a page out there that lists them? I know if you hold the
"super/Windows" key, you get a list of some of the short-cuts and was
wondering if they were also listed on a web page.

Thanks :)