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Assuming someone is working on unity there might be 2 applets which are crucial to install 1. CPU frequency scaling applet in unity Indicator applet for displaying and changing CPU frequency on-the-fly. It provides the same functionality as the Gnome CPU frequency applet, but doesn’t require Gnome panel and works under Unity. Install CPU frequency applet on ubuntu 11.04(Natty) Open the terminal and run the following commands # sudo add-apt-repository ppa:artfwo/ppa # sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install indicator-cpufreq -y Create unity launcher You can create unity launcher using the following procedure Right click on desktop, select “create launcher” name it, icon it, and put “indicator-cpufreq” as the command. then drag it to the unity launcher.   2. Indicator-sysmonitor – Monitor your CPU and memory usage Unity users can easily monitor CPU and Memory usage by using indicator-sysmonitor application.This is very simple and helpful application Install indicator-sysmonitor on ubuntu open the terminal and […]

There comes the time when you might update a slow specked device (Netbook) to a more recent Ubuntu version with Unity and realize somewhere after the install that “It seems that you do not have the hardware required to run Unity. Please choose Ubuntu Classic at the login screen and you will be using the traditional environment.” So what to do now? Option 1. You anyway haven’t been a friend of that Unity thingy and would like to have that archaic but known Gnome Desktop. You’re da man, here you go, but this works only on Ubuntu 11.04  Natty (nutty) Narwahl In case you are logged in, you have to logout (do not restart just log out) On the “Login Screen” enter your login name and at the bottom you might find a drop down menu offering you Ubuntu classic as a environment to start.   Option 2. “Well, I like to have Unity, it rocks, its the best on the world that […]

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