Sunday, February 27, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Huge list of Ubuntu Gimp tutorials

These are a few tips I found on when I was trying to do some image manipulation.  Just though I'd share

9 Common media problems on ubuntu

I found this great list on the ubuntu website when I was troubleshooting some issues I had with my microphone.  I found the fix on #9, but the rest are great to keep handy.

Fix battery estimation on ubuntu 10.10

After upgrading to 10.10 from 10.04 the battery icon got stuck at estimating.  There are three commands that will fix this problem for most people.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

List of terminal commands for ubuntu

I found a great list of commands and thought I'd share:

What to do when you first install Ubuntu 10.10

There are some things I recommend doing as soon as you install Ubuntu 10.10 to get the most out of it.  Here's what I did:

openJRE vs sun/oracle JRE

Just a quick non-post blurb.

Developers, don't use openJava at all!

Not a developer?  Who cares what you use.  Unlikely that you'll ever know the difference if you have to ask.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

How to remote into a windows server running VNC with Ubuntu 10.10

Like many, I have a Windows server 2003.  As we know, there's no Windows Remote Desktop software native to linux, so we have to make due with VNC.  Can't connect?  Here's what you're doing wrong.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Install any ISO image to a USB drive in Ubuntu 10.10

I had an ISO I downloaded from the net.  I needed to toss it onto a usbdrive but it wasn't a linux distro.  Most programs won't or can't make a bootable usb from a non-linux ISO in Ubuntu.  Or so I thought.

Task manager in Ubuntu

Every now and again you want to just end a program or kill the process.  Where the heck is the task manager?  Well, I found it and you can even bind it to ctrl+alt+delete.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

How to play Minecraft in Ubuntu 10.10

To play Minecraft on ubuntu we need three things:  1.) Minecraft.jar 2.) Java 3.) The proper permissions

How to watch netflix on Ubuntu 10.10

This solution works, isn't choppy on my computer.  It is, however a bit clunky. You need to grab your Windows XP disk (or find a lightweight version off of bittorrent or something, the lighter the better) and that's all you will need.

How to stop BCM4322 from disconnecting Ubuntu 10.10

I feel like I went through hell and back for such a simple solution.  I installed Wicd to make my wireless work.  It's not as elegant as the native wireless controller, but I can connect to wireless networks and stay connected.  It displays signal strength, channel, SSID - everything you would ever need.

Build a file from source

Sometimes you need to build a file from source, and simply can't rely on aptitude or Ubuntu Software Center for the obscure program you need.  Here's how to do it.

Convert .uif to .iso in Ubuntu 10.10

I recently downloaded a file that ended up being a .uif format.  After looking for a while I found that I could use WINE to run MagicISO and convert it through there.  I wanted, however, a linux-only option.