Category Archives: Ubuntu 11.10

release 11.10

Android SDK under 64bit Ubuntu 11.10

today i had the problem under Ubuntu 11.10 64bit, that adb from the Android SDK failed to start with the output

error while loading shared libraries: libncurses.so.5: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64
The solution is quite simple: The system has a 64bit environment, but the package from google is 32bit. So you have to install the 32bit libraries via

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

Ubuntu 11.10 Gnome 2 Style

to everybody who doesn’t like unity under ubuntu 11.10. You can install gnome-shell by

sudo apt-get install gnome-shell

After this you get the option gnome-classic at your login screen. Then rearange the desktop items and move window buttons to the right and you have a gnome 2ish look and feel.

Gnome 3 Panels

Ubuntu 11.10 comes with two panels. One on bottom and one on top with the time widget in the middle. If you want to add new widgets or move something on the panels try pressing ALT while right-clicking something on the panel.

Gnome 3 Button Layout

in Ubuntu 11.10 all window buttons are aligned left and there seems no way to change this with a GUI tool. You can move the window buttons back to the right with the following command:

gconftool-2 --set /apps/metacity/general/button_layout 
--type string "menu:minimize,maximize,close"

After this your buttons are on the right side again. I didn’t have to restart my X-server nor relogin.