This part of my Ubuntu 13.10 installation series. I took a few notes on the tools I installed and settings that I tweaked.
Originally, when I would first boot up, I would get numerous errors about the Gnome-Settings-Daemon crashing. Here’s my research into fixing those.
A note on Ask Ubuntu mentioned installing libgnome-desktop 3.8.4….
I used Synaptic Package Manager to see that “libgnome-desktop-3-7” was already at 3.8.4-ubuntu1.1. Just as a guess, I tried installing “libgnome-desktop-2-17“.
That actually fixed the error messages on boot up! I also noticed that it fixed some of the programs that didn’t look quite right. The theme was broken for some reason, and this fixed it.
Note: I think that some of this might be related to installing Nvidia Prime.
Update: I used Synaptic to uninstall the “libgnome-desktop-2-17” package, and my problems didn’t come back. So, that must not have been the exact problem. Maybe some dependency to that package was the problem or it was something that didn’t completely uninstall.
- Ubuntu Forums: Gnome-settings-daemon Crashing
- Ubuntu Bugs: [xrandr]: gnome-settings-daemon crashed with signal 5 in _XReply() (nvidia binary drivers?)
- Ubuntu Bugs: xrandr Xerrors with the nvidia binary drivers (optimus)
- Ask Ubuntu: kernel 3.12 with nvidia 331 and nvidia-prime does not load Unity properly in Ubuntu 13.10 [on hold]
I was working on trying to throw together a fancy looking document, and I needed a calligraphy font. Fortunately, it was pretty easy to install the fonts.
Basically, I just placed the ttf file into a folder under /usr/share/fonts/truetype. To make it easier, I opened that folder up with root privileges.
sudo nautilus /usr/share/fonts/truetype
Then, I created a folder called “myfonts”. I copied the .ttf files into that new folder. These are the fonts that caught my eye for my needs:
Finally, I ran this command to refresh the font list:
sudo fc-cache -f -v
After that, I reopened Gimp, and I could see the font there available for use.
This is my second post in setting up my Ubuntu 13.10 install. I am working to reinstall my laptop from scratch, and I have grouped all of my notes for my Internet-related programs in this post: email, browsers, VPN, etc.
The time has come again for installing my laptop over from scratch. My goal is to take notes as I go through and capture what I do in case it might help others, or if nothing else, my notes will help me remember what I did.
So, here’s my first post of notes…
These are just some quick notes on the various Java programs that I install. I’m sorry the notes are not very complete. I’ll do better next time, but I thought these notes might still have some value.