Miscellaneous Ubuntu links

  • to get back old scrollbars: gsettings set com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode normal
  • or sudo apt-get remove overlay-scrollbar liboverlay-scrollbar-0.2-0 liboverlay-scrollbar3-0.2-0
  • Gedit external plugins fail to load: askubuntu.com/…-failed-to-load
  • Constant “System program problem detected” popup error messages, linked to apport:
    edit /etc/default/apport and set enabled=0
  • When apt-get gets stuck, then there are two commands to free it:
    apt-get -f install
    dpkg --configure -a

Installing hplip

apt-get install hplig hplip-gui simple-scan
hp-setup #might have to manually tell it the ip-address of the printer
lpstat -p #find name of printer
lpadmin -p <printer> -o usb-unidir-default=true
  • if constantly “waiting for printer”, try going through the “modify” wizard in cups
  • gutenprint: correct with offset-> 5mm down 1.7mm, print to edges and crop to fit.