How to fix network manager disabled problem (Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid)

If your network manager is not working, and says unmanaged, or Networking disabled in ubuntu 10.04 try this fix
Open the terminal from Applications menu -> Accessories -> Terminal run the following commands

service network-manager stop
rm /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state
service network-manager start

Change GDM in Ubuntu 10.04 & 10.10

1 way
this is stable way
in console run
sudo cp /usr/share/applications/gnome-appearance-properties.desktop /usr/share/gdm/autostart/LoginWindow
log out and change your settings. After second log in run command below. If you don’t run it you will see this settings screen always when log in.
sudo unlink /usr/share/gdm/autostart/LoginWindow/gnome-appearance-properties.desktop Continue reading Change GDM in Ubuntu 10.04 & 10.10

Set the icon for the keyboard layout in Ubuntu

To replace the keyboard icon with the flags, performs the following:
mkdir -p ~/.icons/flags
cd ~/.icons/flags
wget http://zeroed.ru/xlam/files/gnome/lookandfeel/flags/{ru,us}.svg
or I prefer these icons
flags_big_usflags_big_ru

 

flags_small_usflags_small_ru

 

 
installing this flags
in console gconf-editor
dl.dropbox.com/u/10861979/LJ/flags.ogv
that’s all
flags_bar_ru flags_bar_us

 

 

 
Immediately after you run the above command, will be smaller than the picture. This will change at next log on.