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Hardcore Linux users will tell you that copy and paste is as simple as selecting a piece of text and middle clicking. And if you’re stuck with a two-button mouse or trackball, the usual trick is to click both left and right buttons simultaneously. This used to work out of the box on Ubuntu, but recent versions (since at least 11.04) do not have the middle button emulation.

What to do? – Install this cool little program:

sudo aptitude install gpointing-device-settings

Then run it and check the middle button emulation box. 🙂

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Aptitude Woes

I’ve just spent the last hour battling with Ubuntu to get it to upgrade. My problem stems from installing the World of Goo demo and then removing it (it never had a hope in hell of working on my ATI graphics card). Now every time I try to install a new package through aptitude, or try to perform an upgrade I receive

files list file for package `worldofgoodemo' contains empty filename

I had to remove

/var/lib/dpkg/worldofgoodemo.list

to fix it. Not the most elegant solution, but at least I can install things again.

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