Posts Tagged ‘Ubuntu’

One of the handiest features of Compiz is having multiple workspaces, anywhere from 2 to 1024 (for the extreme multi-tasker). By default, you can switch through workspaces by using Control + Alt + Left/Right. However I find it’s far quicker to switch workspaces by just spinning your mouse wheel. To do so (presuming you have […]

My HowTo on fixing an EXT partition in Ubuntu is by far my most popular post, pulling in new visitors everyday. The only reason I wrote it is because it was something that happened to me now and again. But what about dual boots? What happens when your NTFS drive goes beserk, and you only […]

This howto is selfish, in that it is for me only. It is so that I can remember how to set Compiz up in the way I like best. You may or may not find this of any use. I know I will ๐Ÿ™‚ Virtual Desktops In “General Options”, change Desktop Size to 5 horizontal, […]

Just a quick note lest I need it again later. It’s possible to change the framebuffer (think of it as console resolution) in Debian and probably Ubuntu, by modifying GRUB’s default settings. In your favourite editor, open up /etc/grub.d/00_header Navigate down to line 126. You should see something like this, Add the following line ”ย set […]

I’d intended on doing a HowTo on setting up a VPN server in Ubuntu, but I’ve yet to get it working, so for now, this will do ๐Ÿ™‚ Now, to begin. Imagine you want to port a tunnel on server (the machine you can SSH into), to your laptop, say port 5901, a VNC port. […]

I’ve been promising this HowTo for a while, so here it finally is ๐Ÿ™„ Apt-Cacher-NG is an apt proxy. It caches the packages you download locally each time you update your system. Why bother you might ask? Well, if you have multiple computers using the proxy, you save on bandwidth by not having to download […]

I recently got an Xbox 360, not a new 360 S, but the older 360. The ones that tend to cook themselves after a period of time ๐Ÿ™„ Well anyway, over the holidays, I had wanted to take a motherboard I had lying around, a PCI graphics card, a cheap network adapter, shove it all […]

Things have been rather hectic in the real world, and the forecast is only set to get worse. My laptop is still out of action, and I’ve yet to open it up to check the RTC battery. I found some documentation saying that simply leaving the machine on for many hours should recharge the battery, […]

I’m rather enjoying my distro hopping session. So far I’ve gone from Windows, to Ubuntu, to Archbang and LUbuntu. While getting familiar with the Crunchbang Linux forums, I found a rather nice looking distro. No, it wasn’t Crunchbang (though that will be on the distro hop list), but rather, Madbox, a distro I’d never heard […]

Last night I ditched Archbang, and, after messing around with a few boot CDs I have lying around, Tecra is back up and running. Recognise it? It’s LUbuntu 10.10. It’s a name that crops up fairly often when “Lighweight” and “Ubuntu” are mentioned in the same sentence (before you say it, yes the “L” stands […]