Posts Categorized: ubuntu

Vuze IP Address Filters

Vuze IP Filters

Vuze has built-in ability to exclude IP addresses under Options > IP Filters have many of these lists and the bluetack level 1 list address is: This URL should be entered into the space labelled: IP Filter file to autoload This will restrict sharing with any of the listed IP addresses.

QUB Wireless Settings

QUB_SEC QUB Wireless settings

The WiFi settings for qub_sec for Android and Linux devices: The certificate is available here and should be downloaded in advance and entered into the field labelled CA Certificate. SSID (wireless network name) =       qub_sec Authentication                           =        EAP-TTLS (PAP) Encryption / Association               =        WPA enterprise  (TKIP) For more info see… Read more »

Customising XBMC

XBMC Quick Links

Here are my tips for customizing XBMC, most of the changes to the settings are done so under System > System Settings > Skin > Settings Install the Fusion XBMCHub Repository From the Fusion Repository install the XbmcHub Wizard Edition Fix the Background Image by downloading an original and setting it under System > System… Read more »

Ripping Audio CDs with Asunder on Ubuntu

Asunder Rip audio CD

I had been using Sound Juicer on Ubuntu to rip Audio CDs to MP3 but looking for a bit more control (specifically over the bitrate) I had a play with Asunder: sudo apt-get install asunder Asunder will auto find the CDDB details for the CD to auto name the output files just like Sound Juicer:… Read more »

Acer Aspire Reboots on Ubuntu Shutdown

I had a problem using Ubuntu and an Acer Aspire V5-571G. Every time I opted to shutdown, the laptop would reboot again after a few seconds. I found this article with the answer for Fedora and to make it work on Ubuntu I chose to replace the shutdown command as follows: sudo mv /sbin/shutdown /sbin/shutdown-default… Read more »

Move Minimize, Maximize and Close Buttons Ubuntu

Ubuntu Window Controls

On Ubuntu 13.10 the following terminal commands help to configure the window control buttons and a few other things: Move the Window Controls to the Right gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout ‘:minimize,maximize,close’ Move the Window Controls to the Left gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout ‘close,maximize,minimize:’ While I was at it I also made a few other customisations:… Read more »

Media Streaming on Ubuntu with Mediatomb


Install with: sudo apt-get install mediatomb Amend the /etc/mediatomb/config.xml file. I find the  configuration below works well for all the video types I throw at it. Then access the web interface at http://localhost:49152 logging in with mediatomb/mediatomb and add some video directories to be served. <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?> <config version=”2″ xmlns=”″ xmlns:xsi=”” xsi:schemaLocation=””><!– Read /usr/share/doc/mediatomb-common/README.gz… Read more »

Automounting Netgear ReadyNAS CIFS Shares

I wanted to use Autofs to auto-mount the shares on my Netgear ReadyNAS upon entering specific directories so… Install pre-requisites: sudo apt-get install cifs-utils autofs   sudo gedit /etc/auto.master Add the line: /mnt/nas /etc/auto.nas –timeout=6000 –ghost   sudo gedit /etc/auto.nas And added the following lines: pictures -fstype=cifs,rw,noperm ://nas/pictures videos -fstype=cifs,rw,noperm ://nas/videos music -fstype=cifs,rw,noperm ://nas/music documents… Read more »

Delaying Dropbox Start in Ubuntu

Edit Startup Program Dropbox

The length of time it was taking after logging in to get Dropbox started was beginning to get on my nerves. The following worked for me: Open the Dropbox Preferences dialog and disable the option for “Start Dropbox on system startup” Next choose Applications > System Tools > Preferences > Startup Applications and add a… Read more »