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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter - Issue #7

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter - Issue #7 for the week of July, 15 - 21 2006

You can always find this and other Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issues at: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter

In This Issue

  • Community Council Meeting
  • The Classroom
  • Kubuntu Team Meeting
  • Ubuntu Magazine

General Community News

Community Council Meeting

July 11, 2006

The Classroom

The NewUserNetwork announces it's latest project [:Classroom:The Classroom]. The Classroom will create an educational atmosphere in an IRC channel in the hopes of teaching new users the basics, as well as the advanced tasks involved with using and maintaining their Ubuntu system. Classes will be held in #ubuntu-classroom on the scheduled dates. People interested in instructing can join #ubuntu-nun for further information or check out the NewUserNetwork wiki page.

The Ubuntu Magazine

The [:UbuntuMagazine:Ubuntu Magazine], a new project of the [:MarketingTeam:Ubuntu Marketing Team] held a meeting on July 17, 2006. The meeting included topics of a wiki redesign, project charter, magazine name, as well as some offtopic information concerning future contest possibilities. For more information concerning the meeting, please check out the [:UbuntuMagazine/Meetings/2006-07-17:Meeting Minutes].

Interviews

behindubuntu.com has interviewed the former project manager of the Canonical distro team Jane Weideman

http://behindubuntu.org/interviews/JaneWeideman/

People Behind KDE has interviewed the author of the Kubuntu package management tools Adept, Petr Rockai

http://people.kde.nl/mornfall.html

Security Updates

Ubuntu

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Updates

New Apps In Edgy

Don't forget quick installation notes, enable extra repository, package name, use g-a-i where possible, etc...

Kubuntu

Meeting July 17, 2006

The Kubuntu Team got together for yet another very eventful meeting. With topics ranging from the Kubuntu releases page, to future artwork and it's status, even some KDE Firefox in the future, and who could ever forget all the agenda topics Hobbsee posted!!! It was a great meeting and a lot got done. [:nixternal:Rich Johnson] became a Kubuntu Member as well during this meeting, so congratulations Rich and welcome aboard!!! The team is currently working on setting up the next meeting. For more information on the meeting, including agenda items, check out the [:KKubuntu/Meetings/2006-07-17:Meeting Minutes].

Kubuntu 6.06 LTS Updates

New Apps In Edgy

Don't forget quick installation notes, enable extra repository, package name, use g-a-i where possible, etc...

Edubuntu

Edubuntu 6.06 LTS Updates

New Apps In Edgy

Don't forget quick installation notes, enable extra repository, package name, use g-a-i where possible, etc...

Xubuntu

Xubuntu 6.06 Updates

New Apps In Edgy

Don't forget quick installation notes, enable extra repository, package name, use g-a-i where possible, etc...

Bug Stats

New Bugs: # BR Closed Bugs: #

Infamous Bugs

In The Press

Features Of The Week

Changing the Default Action of your Shutdown Button

Tip provided by Jojoman

This is currently not implamented in the GUI of gnome-power-manager, but will be soon (see [https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/gnome-power-manager/+bug/49214 bug #49214]). The current default option of the shutdown button is to display the "Exit" menu. Some users would just like their computer to shutdown. The following steps show how to set the action of the shutdown button.

  1. Press ALT+F2 (run menu)
  2. Type: gconf-editor

  3. Find the Key: /apps/gnome-power-manager/action_button_power

  4. Change the value to one of these: "suspend", "hibernate", "interactive", "shutdown" or "nothing"

Forward & Back MS Intellimouse Buttons

Tip provided by Steven Harms

Did you know that your "forward" and "back" mouse buttons on Microsoft Intellimice can work in Dapper with the following small changes to your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file? The following changes need to be completed in order for this to work. Remember to restart X when completed:

First step:

cd /etc/X11
sudo gedit xorg.conf

Second step: Use gedit's search and find "Configured Mouse" and replace the section with:

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Configured Mouse"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "CorePointer"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option      "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
        Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
        Option      "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 6 7"
EndSection

Third step: Save and restart your X server (crtl-alt-backspace)

Additional News Resources

As always you can find more news and announcements at:

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Conclusion

Thank you for reading the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. See you next week!

Credits

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Matt Galvin
  • Jerome Gotangco
  • Jonathan Riddell
  • Rich Johnson
  • anyone else that contributes
  • And many others

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