Saturday, October 27, 2012

Upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10: Restoring Grace

Caution: Upgrading the operating system is especially dangerous, and Quantal Quetzal is not coming without this risk.

Restoring Launch-bar and Top-bar

The reason of low and limited resolution after upgrading is that proprietary fglrx video driver (for AMD/ATI) is no longer compatible with x-server 1.13 equipped in Ubuntu 12.10. At this moment, one can choose downgrading to x-server 1.12 (see details here).

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:makson96/fglrx
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install fglrx-legacy

System font

Personally, I favor the nice 12.04 fonts. One can use gnome-tweak-tool to achieve the following,

  • Default: Ubuntu 11
  • Document font: Sans 11
  • Monospace font: Ubuntu Mono 13
  • Window title font: Ubuntu 11

or simply use gsettings from terminal,

gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.desktop font "Ubuntu 10"
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences titlebar-font "Ubuntu Bold 10"
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface document-font-name "Ubuntu 10"
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface font-name "Ubuntu 10"
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface monospace-font-name "Ubuntu Mono 11"

Removing Dash Online Results

Not every search is mattering a http request, let alone the ads-like results. Go to Dash, search Privacy, turn off include online search result, or drastically

sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping

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