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    Disappearing icons from tray

    The thingy that consumes CPU cycles and makes stuff happen on the screen and other places...
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    Disappearing icons from tray

    Every icon has a file that gives a path to the executable the icon represents. This file is under /usr/share/applications/*.desktop. If the path to the executable in the *.desktop file gets broken, the icon disappears. The fix is a correct path to the executable.
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    GNOME Desktop for Windows 10?

    Windows supports ubuntu under WSL (Windows Support for LINUX). Then install the xming X-Server. Shouldn't be that hard to get GNOME running on xming under ubuntu / WSL. Imagtek.com/Documents/REXinstall.txt gives specifics installing ubuntu and xming under WSL. Unhacked install of ubuntu under...
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    Ubuntu display aspect-ratio issue

    Settings/Input/aspect-ratio/Cinema-1 fixed the problem. Thank you very very much.
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    Ubuntu display aspect-ratio issue

    Thank you for video. I'm an app-coder not a systems guy. Very relevant.
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    Ubuntu display aspect-ratio issue

    LG 29WK500-P mfg: nov 2018 Sorry...
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    Ubuntu display aspect-ratio issue

    I run on old/junk equipment and have an older LG monitor with 1920 X 1080 resolution. Under the Gnome desktop [most recent release] at full resolution, text and objects appear compressed in the Y dimension; i.e. circles look like eggs. There is no monitor adjustment that I can find, so I assume...
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    Linux: Scaled vs Native Resolution?

    Always buy the highest-resolution, most memory and fastest CPU you can afford at the time.
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    Which laptop to get for learning Linux for beginners ?

    You can install LINUX [Ubuntu] on any Windows-10 laptop. You get a bash shell, and can install a free X-Server [Xming] for graphical programs. Just search WSL aka Windows Support for Linux. Don't need to buy another laptop. imagtek.com/Documents/REXinstall.txt gives details on a WSL Linux install.
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    GTK Error

    Installation is too minimal. The X-Display server is not running.
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    Why is Wayland aping the APPLE interface? LINUX as an APPLE clone?

    It appears that the consensus is to dumb down LINUX by removing capabilities that have been in place for decades so that the full potential of modern computers is no longer accessible to desktop development. I never imagined I would see this level of craven intellectual retreat in the LINUX...
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    Why is Wayland aping the APPLE interface? LINUX as an APPLE clone?

    Thank you for the useful link. All I know is that my application is still broken by Wayland. I think forking Wayland is a very bad idea. Forking standards-based libraries can only lead to non-portability, dilution and confusion. Application development (100k+ SLOC and counting) keeps me pretty...
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    Why is Wayland aping the APPLE interface? LINUX as an APPLE clone?

    In another implemented use case of XWarpPointer(), your Display hosts a reduced resolution view of a giga-pixel (or larger) image buffer and this view is used to navigate within the buffer. Your display footprint in this image buffer at full resolution may be smaller than the footprint of the...
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    Why is Wayland aping the APPLE interface? LINUX as an APPLE clone?

    You are in a hi-res screen field of image data from a buffer that may be gigapixels. There is no GUI. Just data and an ancillary window displaying statistics, histograms, in realtime with the moving cursor, if enabled. There is zero distractions. Every pixel on the screen is data. You click and...
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    Why is Wayland aping the APPLE interface? LINUX as an APPLE clone?

    Ask Wayland developers at gitlab. They were provided with an exhaustive use case and active implementation. Then they deleted it because someone sensed a deviation from Orwellian speech codes. So this is Linux interface design. Insane.
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    Why is Wayland aping the APPLE interface? LINUX as an APPLE clone?

    As a matter of fact I did contact the Wayland developers over this issue at gitlab. After I made the problem understood, someone parsed the wording of my concerns and determined that I was not being sufficiently sensitive to the feelings of the developers. I told them to fuck off with their...
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    Why is Wayland aping the APPLE interface? LINUX as an APPLE clone?

    The issue is not whether Xlib should be replaced to address updated Display technology and network protocols. Of course Xlib needs to be replaced, and Wayland is the replacement. The issue is whether core Xlib functionality should be discarded in the process. It makes no sense to remove...
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    My First Linux Computer: Hardware Advice?

    I buy junk [3-5 year old] name-brand laptops on Craigslist with at least 8 GB, install Ubuntu or CENTOS, keep my work backed up, usually have to replace the keyboard and/or display at some point, and toss them when they die hard. Not for everyone I know.
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    Why is Wayland aping the APPLE interface? LINUX as an APPLE clone?

    Contemporary graphics libraries (Xlib, OpenGL) support application control of the cursor position on the screen. Under the APPLE interface, this capability is disabled. This capability is also disabled under the LINUX / Wayland replacement for Xlib. I know because it broke my application. So...
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    Bizarre sensitivity of LINUX developers.

    I am attempting to work around a bug in the Wayland / Xlib interface. Specifically, the Wayland developers abandoned Xlib [XWarpPointer()] functionality that my application (REX, imagtek.com) uses heavily. In a nutshell, this broke my application. Attempts to resolve this issue on the gitlab...
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