Two hacks for Ubuntu 12.04

A friend of mine has recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 and he told me he was using Gnome classic as main desktop environment. He told me that he was facing two disgusting problems:

  1. He would like to set Nautilus close, minimize and restore buttons on the right side of windows.
  2. He was suffering an ugly lagg with the cursor. Something like: something is happening in the background, and I don’t know what it is, but is really affecting the performance of the desktop environment.

For the first issue (buttons on the right):


gconftool -s /apps/metacity/general/button_layout -t string menu:minimize,maximize,close

For the second one:


sudo sh -c 'echo N > /sys/module/drm_kms_helper/parameters/poll'
# To make this solution permanent:
sudo sh -c 'echo "options drm_kms_helper poll=0" >> /etc/modprobe.d/local.conf'
sudo update-initramfs -u

Enjoy! 🙂

About Ibon

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