Ubuntu Dust Theme

I have just installed a new sexy theme on my Ubuntu Hardy, replacing the default brown and orange theme that hated by a lot of people.

The Dust Theme.

Dust is a concept for a new, refreshing look for Ubuntu. The idea was to take the defining aesthetic elements of Ubuntu and remix it into something clean, modern, functional, and unique.

The theme requires the new Murrine-SVN package (included in the site). Otherwise, it won’t work where the gnome panel and menu bar displays an ugly gray color. The site includes all the instructions needed to install the theme, and also includes a matching Firefox theme and wallpaper.

Below are the results on my box:

What theme do you guys use on your setup? Feel free to share what your desktop looks like, so we can exchange ideas then. 🙂

Getting Dell XPS Trackpad to work on Ubuntu Hardy

I had trouble getting my Dell XPS M1530 track pad/touch pad to work when I updated the BIOS from A07 to A09. However, it is fairly an easy fix.

Edit your ‘/boot/grub/menu.lst’ file with:
sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

Then add:

at the end of the ‘kernel’ line. It may look like below:

title		Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic
root		(hd0,0)
kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=UUID=446ea0c-57b1-4112-939c-
3f1d74be9f5f ro quiet splash i8042.nomux=1
initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic quiet

Save the menu.lst file and reboot. This should get your track pad/touch pad working.
Reference from Ubuntu Forums.