Category Archives: GnomeClassic

Sorry, Ubuntu 12.04 has experienced internal error popup–workaround

I keep getting a popup that says “Ubuntu has experienced an internal error” without any noticeable other symptoms. I believe this is due to a bug in the program apport. Until it’s fixed I’ve disabled the program from running on startup. Open a terminal and:

gksu gedit /etc/default/apport

and then change “enabled=1” to “enabled=0”

and save the file. Then to get rid of the running program either reboot or:

sudo service apport stop


Issues with an Older Computer

I put together an old Pentium 4 system with an ATI 9250 AGP card hoping to use it as a development/test box. I have OpenGL working, to some extent, using the Radeon driver with KMS. At least

glxinfo | grep rendering


direct rendering: Yes

Nevertheless, the system boots into Gnome Classic even when Ubuntu is selected. The compiz configuration looks like Unity should run but it does not. It looks Like I won’t be able to use that system to play with Unity.

I wasn’t able to get Gnome 3 working from the Gnome3 team’s PPA on the box either. It seemed to install okay, and booted to the login screen but the actual login failed. The ppa-purge program worked fine though so I didn’t have to reinstall the system from scratch.

Add Run Command Capability back to Gnome Classic 11.04 with Awn

When you remove the gnome panel from Gnome Classic 11.04 you lose the Run Command capability. The gmrun program makes it possible to add back the feature. All that’s required is to associate it with the <Alt>F2 keyboard shortcut. I’ve added the instructions to my HowTo. Here: