new to ubuntu, having some problems


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dreamz

yes, that's it. but i can't seem to find the entry for menu text. the text 'about kde', 'about konqueror', etc. are all black and the menu is dark gray, so the text difficult to read.

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Lechio

System Settings > Appearance > Colors > Colors tab and change the "Window Text" value.

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dreamz

thanks. that was it. unfortunately, it turns out to be linked to other elements (e.g., text in dolphin, the taskbar, etc.), so i can't change it without changing everything else. not a big deal, though.

but i wanted to ask you: what browser are you using? i was looking for a good qt webkit browser that is integrated with kde, but the ones i've found are buggy. arora doesn't work properly with some sites and rekonq and konqueror struggle with gmail. i thought about trying iron since iron on windows is extraordinarily fast, but it seems to be gtk, not qt.

i've also thought about opera, but i'm not sure about how well it works on ubuntu. i had some issues with it on windows, but the linux version may be different. i'm looking for a repository with a 64-bit version.

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Lechio

Opera is the Web browser I'm using, and it works great for me. One of the fastest and more complete I've used, never crashed a single time even with multiple tabs open with flash videos playing. For some people Firefox works too, but I find it a bit too slow, limited in options and it uses the GTK toolkit... Opera is built with the QT toolkit it will integrate better with the desktop and save you system resources if you run KDE. As it is a complete browser, no "plugins" or "add-ons" are needed. :)

Get the deb file from here: http://www.opera.com/download/?os=linux-x86-64&list=all

install it, it will then automatically add the repo to apt to allow updating.

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dreamz

i'm assuming if i simply use the deb installer, it won't be installed through the package manager. do you know the repository i can add so that i can use apt?

i found the ftp where the files are stored, but i'm not sure if i can use that.

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Lechio

Using the .deb file is the same as using an apt server to install it. You get these lines added:

# This file makes sure that Opera Browser is kept up-to-date
# as part of regular system upgrades

deb http://deb.opera.com/opera/ stable non-free

# The line above will make sure you get all final public releases.
# Uncomment the following line if you want to get alpha and beta
# releases, too.

deb http://deb.opera.com/opera-beta/ stable non-free

As you want the 64bit package, install it from the source that I've provided to you in the previous post. I will appear in synaptic and be upgraded too.

The repos main page is this one: http://deb.opera.com/

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javagreen
Oh then that's simple. System Settings > Appearance > Colors is where to configure that. Works here:

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Is that what you mean? Doesn't it work for you?

Off topic, but is that theme available for Gnome? I like the color.. and would love to use it on my gnome setup.

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Lechio

^ That's a KDE color scheme, it's called "Evening Lilac". I believe it's not available for GNOME, but could be easily ported. :)

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javagreen

^ Thanks.. now to figure out how to port it across ;)

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Lechio

It's quite easy. Just work on a current theme and edit it with a text editor. Changing the colors on GNOME themes is pretty straight-forward.

For theming tutorials go here: http://live.gnome.org/GnomeArt/Tutorials

Here's the Evening Lilac color scheme:

[ColorEffects:Disabled]
Color=112,111,110
ColorAmount=-0.1
ColorEffect=1
ContrastAmount=0.5
ContrastEffect=1
IntensityAmount=0.25
IntensityEffect=2

[ColorEffects:Inactive]
ChangeSelectionColor=true
Color=112,111,110
ColorAmount=0.2
ColorEffect=1
ContrastAmount=0.25
ContrastEffect=1
Enable=true
IntensityAmount=0.05
IntensityEffect=0

[Colors:Button]
BackgroundAlternate=95,89,106
BackgroundNormal=98,92,110
DecorationFocus=161,148,175
DecorationHover=224,210,238
ForegroundActive=255,255,255
ForegroundInactive=150,144,162
ForegroundLink=104,160,223
ForegroundNegative=240,103,156
ForegroundNeutral=223,184,116
ForegroundNormal=217,210,231
ForegroundPositive=164,208,122
ForegroundVisited=177,79,154

[Colors:Selection]
BackgroundAlternate=76,112,96
BackgroundNormal=79,116,100
DecorationFocus=161,148,175
DecorationHover=224,210,238
ForegroundActive=255,255,255
ForegroundInactive=146,170,161
ForegroundLink=104,160,223
ForegroundNegative=240,103,156
ForegroundNeutral=223,184,116
ForegroundNormal=209,244,230
ForegroundPositive=164,208,122
ForegroundVisited=177,79,154

[Colors:Tooltip]
BackgroundAlternate=35,33,40
BackgroundNormal=32,30,36
DecorationFocus=161,148,175
DecorationHover=224,210,238
ForegroundActive=255,255,255
ForegroundInactive=150,144,162
ForegroundLink=104,160,223
ForegroundNegative=240,103,156
ForegroundNeutral=223,184,116
ForegroundNormal=216,205,231
ForegroundPositive=164,208,122
ForegroundVisited=177,79,154

[Colors:View]
BackgroundAlternate=50,47,57
BackgroundNormal=57,53,64
DecorationFocus=161,148,175
DecorationHover=224,210,238
ForegroundActive=255,255,255
ForegroundInactive=150,144,162
ForegroundLink=104,160,223
ForegroundNegative=240,103,156
ForegroundNeutral=223,184,116
ForegroundNormal=217,210,231
ForegroundPositive=164,208,122
ForegroundVisited=177,79,154

[Colors:Window]
BackgroundAlternate=82,77,92
BackgroundNormal=86,80,96
DecorationFocus=161,148,175
DecorationHover=224,210,238
ForegroundActive=255,255,255
ForegroundInactive=150,144,162
ForegroundLink=104,160,223
ForegroundNegative=240,103,156
ForegroundNeutral=223,184,116
ForegroundNormal=217,210,231
ForegroundPositive=164,208,122
ForegroundVisited=177,79,154

[General]
Name=Evening_Lilac
shadeSortColumn=true

[KDE]
contrast=7

[WM]
activeBackground=144,133,157
activeForeground=241,230,252
inactiveBackground=86,80,96
inactiveForeground=144,133,157

Let me know if you have any trouble porting it. :)

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javagreen

^ Excellent, thanks Lechio!

I'll try it when I get home tonight, will let you know :)

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dreamz

success! i just learned (over at the ubuntu forums) that flash requires libgtk. i simply typed 'sudo aptitude install libgtk2.0-0', installed that and a couple of other packages, and now flash works. :)

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