Posts tagged with: unity

[SOLVED] Battery icon lost on Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

Well friends, my friends had the older version of Ubuntu 10.10 on his laptop Lenovo.  He told that he upgraded his Ubuntu as I told him that natty is the worst you will ever see but he finally upgraded. I told that I didn’t liked the Unity introduced as the default look. So I searched for a lot, but didn’t got any solution. So then I logged out and selected for the “Gnome” look during login screen And I got the battery with all the information that I needed. And he was happy. But that was not just the solution I was happy with.

So I just went back to unity and you might be willing to work on unity as the major change on Natty was the Unity. So here is the solution. Open your terminal and type the following:

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:iaz/battery-status && sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install battery-status

Now just log out if necessary, you will get your detailed battery status.

[HOWTO] Get the old gnome look back from the unity | Ubuntu 11.04 Lucid lynx

Hi friends, you might be looking for the similar solution to get rid of the unity cause unity is not that good as the old beautiful gnome look. I too don’t like the current alpha look of Unity cause nothing is stable. This doesn’t mean that stop Unity. Unity is the major change that is happening in the upcoming Ubuntu 11.04 Lucid Lynx. They are changing the look but what happened to the old beautiful gnome? My friends, its still alive and along with you in your PC. Yes, you don’t need to install any third party system.

There is something you can do in order to see you system revert back to the old appearance. Here is how you get the old gnome look back. Basically there are two ways of getting it back. This way, whether you’re going online to access sites like, or  Just kill the unity and the start “gnome-panel” and you get it with most of the function not working and this was the hardest way.

The easiest way to get it back is just “log off” and the click on your “username”. Then do not enter the password that quick. When you click your username, you see a small “panel” at the bottom of your screen. There you go and choose the “gnome compatibility”. And type your password. That’s the easiest way you get your beautiful gnome with everything working at its best.

[HOWTO] Enable Alt+F2 in ubuntu 11.04 alpha release

Hi friends, today I am here to write an article on how to return back the old and favorite “Alt+F2” gnome runner back. Basically, its not a problem cause currently Ubuntu 11.04 Lucid lynx is in alpha phase and they are making it better. We do have lots and lots of problem with the Unity but they are adding lots and lots of features right now and I am happy with it cause I am able to write some blog articles. And writing blog articles are fun for me.

Ok, now back to the topic. Open “ccsm”. If you haven’t installed it, install “compizconfig-setting-manager” and then run it. After that, check out the “Gnome Compatibility” option and you favorite runner appears after that. Similarly the menu “Alt+F1” also appears.

Have fun.