You probably didn't look hard enough... there are Unity tweak tools, I believe the newest Ubuntu release has one that comes with it (no need to install it) but previous versions didn't, so you had to install it or you could edit the associated files through the terminal. To install it all you really have to do is look for the tools in their software center (or whatever it's currently called) which is very user friendly.
If you don't want to use Unity at all, you just have to install an alternate "interface shell", I use mostly Gnome classic (version 2.x) but Gnome 3 is not bad. If you deal with a lot of graphics in your applications (as I do) Gnome classic is probably your best choice as it doesn't hog any resources at all.
I have been using OpenSUSE as my Desktop-OS for quite some time, as a replacement for Windows. It was the only distro that correctly recognized all hardware. Quite simple to install, got Wine and Mono on there.
Lot's of configuration options in the UI, but most examples on the internet will use the shell to change those.
An important question to ask is: is your hardware supported by the Linux you want to use? And typically you'll find that out only by installing that Linux on your computer...
Of course, you can use a boot manager and share a data partition. But at some installation a Linux might report a problem when updating the boot manager ("write protected")...
Eventually I installed Windows, getting rid of those problems.
I do not remember which one it was with the write protected error. The different distros used different versions of the boot manager and were not able to update it correctly in all cases - I had to manually edit afterwards several times.
I tested Ubuntu 10 and 11, OpenSuse, Suse Server, Suse Desktop, and CentOS; all 64 bit.
This is a foreign key error caused by the use of "." in your column identifyers. If you use capital letter format, for example: "ItemNumber" or underscores ("item_number") instead and you should be able to execute. Good luck
I have a button in my form and on click of that button I am writing this code....
OdbcCommand cmd ;
cmd = new OdbcCommand("abc", cn);
cmd.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure;
I have made a procedure named abc in database which is returning only one row from login table..So i am just checking that on click of that button my procedure should run but while debugging when i come to cmd.ExecuteQuery() it throws following error..
ERROR  [MySQL][ODBC 5.1 Driver][mysqld-5.0.77-community-nt]You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'abc()' at line 1.
I've had no experience with Joomla, but I have done some simple paddling around in Drupal. I guess I was 'arguing by analogy' in that the Drupal forum is pretty good for people who know how to frame a question (as you do).
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