For a seeming eternity Ubuntu has for whatever reason failed to ship a version which upon install that can pair properly with Apple’s Bluetooth keyboard. Bug after bug has been filed on this to no avail. So to my lack of suprise, after installing the new 10.4 (Lucid Lynx), Bluetooth would not pair with the keyboard.

Luckly, the situation has seem to improved to the point where only two changes are needed to get it working:

aptitude install blueman

  • Add hid_apple to /etc/modules (must be first) to allow Bluetooth to survive a reboot.

Progress? Kinda…..

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I downloaded the newest Ubuntu to toy with in VMware and I really had the great desire to strangle who ever decided it would be a good idea to move the minimize, maximize, and close buttons to the LEFT side of the window bar.

pic of window bar

After my momentary, are you kidding me, thoughts, it occurred to me that OSX has the same setup.

Now, interestingly enough I have a Mac and I use the left side buttons on it. Yet for at least a hour I continued to try to click at the right to get things closed in Ubuntu. Muscle memory, for those who do not think consciously about where to click when getting rid of, was going to cause me headache for the foreseeable future.

So to save you the headache I went through, enjoy the fix (from the command line):

gconftool-2 –set /apps/metacity/general/button_layout –type string “menu:minimize,maximize,close”