Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Ready for Gutsy?

Then I suggest you read the Release Notes of this new version:

In the next days I will be posting my first impression of this new version!

See you!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Problems with video card?

Have you seen this screen recently??

Before you reinstall your Ubuntu, check out this tip:

If you changed something on your Linux configuration regarding video you can easily solve your problem returning your old /etc/X11/xorg.conf

In most cases we do not have a backup of this file until we need it. In this case you can reconfigure your system with this command:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Just follow the screen instructions. A Vesa video work fine for most boards in an emergency.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Remove startup program manually

When you change something that you shouldn't at Beryl, like the Rendering Platform option...

The programs that you have added manually from this menu:

Are available at your ~/.config/autostart directory.

Use Ctrl + Alt + F1 to open a new terminal, logon and remove the program that is causing the problem.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

From Windows to Ubuntu... CLI...




What it does?


ls -lah

List files on a directory in a human view



Copy files



Move Files



Clear screen



Create folder



Remove folder



Remove a file


rm -r

Remove a folder and its contents

CPU scaling

When you are using a laptop CPU scaling helps you to save power on batteries or give you better performance when connected to AC power.

Just add the applet to some of your gnome panels and change the permissions of file /usr/bin/cpufreq-selector with this command:

sudo chmod +s /usr/bin/cpufreq-selector

Then you will get this icon showing you the processor speed...

Clicking over it you can choose the best profile to use.

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Friday, June 1, 2007

Cedilla / Cedilha Problem (ć to ç)

a very common problem to Brazilian users with U.S. International keyboard. Still with the problem on Feisty...
When you press ' + c you get ć instead of ç.

Edit as super user the file "
/etc/gtk2.0/gtk.immodules" and replace

"cedilla" "Cedilla" "gtk+" "/usr/share/locale"


"cedilla" "Cedilla" "gtk+" "/usr/share/locale"

Great Programs to start

Some programs to make the system usable.

beryl emerald emerald-theme - Graphical enhancements;
tilda - Amazing terminal program that brings you the terminal with a single keystroke;
amarok - Music Player;
k3b - CD/DVD burner;
wine - Run your Windows programs on Linux;
vlc - Video Player;
beagle - Desktop search engine;
checkgmail - Stay up-to-date with your Gmail messages;

To install any of these programs
sudo aptitude update sudo aptitude install "program"

Or, to install them all!
sudo aptitude install beryl emerald emerald-theme tilda amarok k3b wine vlc beagle checkgmail

Remember to put tilda, beryl-manager and checkgmail commands on System / Preferences / Sessions / Startup Programs. This will make these programs to start after reboot.

Useful files

Some files used to configure your system. This list will be increased soon...

Software Sources
Add or remove your software repositories.

Grub Loader
With this you can change your boot order.

Environment variables

Paths, proxies and misc. variables usable globally. (i.e.: "PATH=/bin")

File used to configure the mount of your disk partitions

Make wget, apt-get and aptitude use a proxy server

Just add this lines to your /etc/environment file...

http_proxy="http://ip address:ip port"
ip address:ip port"

then run this command to apply the changes:

source /etc/environment

Startup - Like autoexec.bat :)

This script will run before the graphical interface appears...

1. Make the script with desired commands.

2. Copy the script to /etc/init.d
cp /etc/init.d/

3. Change permission to allow execution
chmod +x /etc/init.d/

4. At /etc/init.d Link it!
sudo update-rc.d start 99 2 .
(do not forget the "." at the end of the command)

If you need to disable this script in a near future:
sudo update-rc.d -f remove