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Fix Lubuntu 14.04 Network Manager Missing From The Panel

Lubuntu 14.04: The Network Manager icon doesn't show up by default for some users by default. Until the Lubuntu developers fix this, here's how to get the Network Manager icon back.

How To Install And Tweak GNOME Flashback Session In Ubuntu 14.04

The Classic, now called Flashback session was quite popular in Ubuntu 12.04 so I though I'd write an article on how to get the same experience in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. 

The old classic GNOME session, now called "Flashback" is still available and working in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Here's how to install it and tweak a few things.

Here are the results to expect after following the steps below:

Note: the default setup is to use two panels, but I've only used one in the screenshots above. You could the default 2 panels setup with the window list at the bottom, just one panel like in my screenshots, one panel with a dock at the bottom, etc., it's all up to you.

Get Xbox Gamepads Properly Configured In Ubuntu With ubuntu-xboxdrv

You can use Xbox/Xbox360 gamepads in Linux by using the xboxdrv driver, and configure it using the jstest-gtk tool however, the package below fixes a few things related to xboxdrv.

WebUpd8 reader Rael has created a PPA for getting xboxdrv properly configured and running in Ubuntu: his package creates a start daemon for xboxdrv, cleans up old broken configurations, marks xpad as conflict (and stop it if necessary) and adds the "Joysticks" (jstest-gtk) entry into System Settings.

See What's New In The 14.04 Release Of Lubuntu, Kubuntu And Ubuntu GNOME

All the Ubuntu flavors reached version 14.04 (LTS) today. Below we'll take a quick look at what's new in Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME and Kubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr).

For Xubuntu, see: Xubuntu 14.04 Available For Download [Video, Screenshots]

All the Ubuntu flavors (except for the main Ubuntu version - with Unity, which is supported for 5 years) will be supported for 3 years.

10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr To Get A Near Perfect Desktop

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) will be released tomorrow and since many of you will install it as soon as it's released (or maybe you're already using Ubuntu 14.04), here's a list of 10 useful things to do to get a near perfect desktop.

Ubuntu 14.04 things to do

While the tweaks below are targeted at Unity, many of them also work with other Ubuntu flavors like Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu or Ubuntu GNOME.