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Rockettheme Modulus Template - Display Component Not Working.

We're working on a new Joomla 1.7 website for a client using Rockettheme Modulus template, on the home page we didn't want to display the content component, Modulus has an on - off switch for turning off the content component for the home page.  Turning this off had no effect, leading me to start pulling my hair out as I could not find anything in the documentation or help on the demo site.  An hour of searching the forum lead me to the answer, with a Joomla 1.6 or 1.7 site the home page must be of type "featured" for the "Display Component" switch to work.

Here is the forum post:


Ubuntu 11.04 Mouse and Keyboard Issues

If like myself you have upgraded to the latest version of Ubuntu, you may have also noticed that the keyboard and mouse do not work, you have to bang the mouse or press keys down several times for them to work.

I've found a work around for now and have posted this on the Ubuntu forum.

If you have a zombie process running then you need to 'kill it' ( for this you will need a command-line terminal ), below is the command line code you need to do this.  Until Ubuntu is upgraded or someone else finds a permanent fix, you will have to do this each time you start your machine.

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We *may* be hiring - soon!

Here at we are planning to expand our operations during 2009. With this in mind we have moved to new offices in Lancaster City Centre.

This is a local position for local people (extra points for telling us the source of this bastardised quote!).

About Us

We provide a range of services to users of the Mambo and Joomla Content Management Systems throughout the UK and around the world. Our clients range from small sites for local tradesmen right through to the UK arms of major multi-national electronics manufacturers.  We have clients around the world and Dean Marshall, our principal, is well respected throughout the Joomla and Mambo circles. Additionally, we are developing a range of software products for these markets as well as extending our range of client services.

We currently do the bulk of our work ourselves, but where necessary we call upon the services of a network of trusted contacts throughout the world. Whilst we will continue to call upon the services of these professionals, we would also like to develop a team locally with the necessary skills to progress this business in what is an exciting and rewarding field.

We are looking for capable people with knowledge of Content Management Systems to join the team over the coming year. Knowledge of Joomla would be a distinct advantage, as would the enthusiasm to learn.

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Me, JoomlaShack, Joomla and the GPL


Over in the Joomla Developer's Blog it has been publicly announced that two people have resigned from JoomlaShack in recent weeks.  Whilst this fact is not entirely wrong - it is portrayed in a manner that implies my  dissatisfaction with the current stance of one of the JoomlaShack founders on the GPL debate.

I have made this post as I feel I must clear a couple of points up.

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