Posts Categorized: ubuntu

UNR on the eeepc

Installed the Ubuntu Netbook Remix on the 7″ eeepc by downloading the iso then running System > Administration > Startup Disk Creator then pointing it at the iso I downloaded and set the disk to a USB pen drive. Booted from the USB disk and then chose install. Now I’ve a nice system with the… Read more »

Lightning for 64-bit Linux

Lightning Calendar for Thunderbird on 64-bit Linux (Ubuntu) can be downloaded from here: seem to appear on the official download page ๐Ÿ™

Lost Grub on Ubuntu 10.04 Upgrade

Oops chose the wrong disk for grub while upgrading and system wouldn’t boot. Inserted the Super Grub Disk I keep handy for such eventualities and this allowed me to boot into Ubuntu 10.04.At the command-line I then entered: sudo grub-install /dev/sdb I had chosen the first disk sda during the upgrade but a: df -hsudo… Read more »

Ubuntu 10.04 Window Controls

I’m not about to start to lambaste the move of the window controls to the left. I think we should give change a bit of time and see how it pans out. I do feel that it will put off some ardent Windows users – who would find it difficult to move to Mac too.So… Read more »

Firefox New Tab button left

On Ubuntu to move the the Firefox new tab button to the left rather than the right (replace the ‘me’ and ‘profilename’ bits below with the appropriate settings for your own system): cd /home/me/.mozilla/firefox/profilename/chromecp userChrome-example.css userChrome.cssgedit userChrome.css Add the following lines under the @namespace line: /* Tab bar: buttons */.tabs-newtab-button        {-moz-box-ordinal-group: 1 !important}.tabbrowser-arrowscrollbox {-moz-box-ordinal-group: 2… Read more »

Mounting FTP on Ubuntu

Install CurlFtpFS with: sudo apt-get install curlftpfs Mount an FTP site with: sudo curlftpfs -o user=myuser:mypass ftp://ftp.domain.tld ./mylocaldirsudo ls ./mylocaldirsudo fusermount -u ./mylocaldir Or add it to the fstab: mkdir /media/myftpsite && chown myuser:mysuer /media/myftpsitevi /etc/fstab Add the following line at the end of the file: curlftpfs#ftp.domain.tld /media/myftpsite fuse rw,uid=1000,user,noauto 0 0 Then under the… Read more »

Convert bin/cue to iso with bchunk

On Ubuntu install binchunker with: sudo apt-get install bchunk Then create the iso at the command-line with the following: bchunk myfile.bin myfile.cue newfile.iso More info here

Grub 2 Windows 7

I had initially installed Windows 7 then Ubuntu 9.10 on a singe SATA disk. Later I added an IDE disk and plugged in the SATA DVD drive and can no longer boot into Windows 7, with the error: error: invalid signaturePress any key to continue.. Back in Ubuntu I could see that my inital SATA… Read more »

Ubuntu Panels Lock Down

My sister had an issue with somehow moving the panels to different sides of the screen so to lock them down: In a terminal type: gconf-editor Expand apps > panel > globaland tick the option for locked_down