Posts Tagged ‘Ubuntu’

In this howto, I’m going to run through how to install Ubuntu Server (10.10 Maverick Meerkat) and set it up as an Encoding Server, controlled via VNC and SSH. Obviously, encoding performance will depend greatly on your hardware. For this setup, I’ll be using an Intel Celeron 2.4Ghz with 256Mb of RAM. This is on […]

Brief Hope


I mentioned earlier about the built-in WiFi in Tecra not working properly. The light would come on when I flicked the switch, but other than that, nothing would happen. Well, today saw a brief flash of hope. The card was detected by the system, but refused to connect. ๐Ÿ™„ Looks like I’m not getting an […]

For those wanting a lightweight system, Gnome applications like GDM are simply too big. Here’s a quick and simply way to startup your graphical environment automatically from the command line login, be it Gnome or Openbox. This howto comes with help from the Arch Wiki. First open up a terminal (Applications>Accessories>Terminal) and type This copies […]

A Few Issues


I mentioned earlier that my laptop is now running Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick on a Compact Flash card. What I had forgotten to mention, were the few issues that have cropped up with the laptop. The first is the fact that I still havn’t been able to get the internal Wifi card working yet. There has […]

Copy Cat


Ok, so perhaps I’m being a bit of a copy cat, but really, this seemed like such a good idea that I couldn’t resist. Yup, an 8GB Compact Flash card, and a 2.5″ CF-to-IDE adapter. โ‚ฌ23 for the lot. Add one laptop, and you’ve got a poor man’s SSD ๐Ÿ˜‰ It’s cooler, lighter, faster, and […]

Well, about a week ago, I passed one of those major milestones in a person’s life, an 18th birthday. Somehow I’ve managed to survive on this planet for 18 years, in spite of the millions of different ways a person could meet their end in the run of a normal day. And for my 18th […]

Volume Icon


I don’t often post links to programs, but here’s a handy one, Volume Icon by Maato It a simple volume control icon for your notification area, perfect for Openbox users. It’s got no Gnome requirements either, for those who like to stay pure ๐Ÿ˜‰ You can compile the source or grab i386 or AMD64 .debs […]

Remember that new old system I bought? Yup, this one. I’ve finally gotten around to experimenting with it. First things first, as always, backup the harddrive with clonezilla. But as I mentioned before, for some reason Clonezilla wouldn’t boot >.< A surrogate machine, a drive swap and five minutes later I have one lovely blank […]

Screen resolution. Too large, and everything is too tiny. Too small, and nothing fits on the screen. I was having a problem with my Openbox desktop on my main computer. For whatever reason, even if I set it with lxrandr or grandr, once I logout, the setting doesn’t seem to save. Everytime I logged in, […]

The Ubuntu-Desktop package install a lot more than Gnome. And it has been extremely difficult to remove completely, for me at least, until I found this post on UF. That will painlessly remove everything installed by the ubuntu-desktop package, by un-installing all dependancies. Change “depends” to “recommends” to remove recommended packages, or just run