Wednesday, January 28, 2009

How To Auto Download To Update Ubuntu

1.System->Administration->Software Sources->Updates.
2.Click Download all updates in background.
3.That's it!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

How To See Properties Windows In Synaptic

1.Open Synaptic. Settings->Preferences->General.
2.Tick Show Package Properties in the main window.
3.That's it!

Monday, January 26, 2009

How To Open New Tab Windows In Nautilus

1.Open Nautilus. Right-click on folder then Open In New Tab.
2.Or, Click on the folder using the scroll-wheel button.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

How To Install Open Source (free) Programs To Windows XP

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How To Create Photo For GRUB

1.Resize the picture to 640x480.
2.Reduce Colors to 13.
3.Save as xpm file and compress to .gz.


1.Image->Scale Image to 640x480.
2.Image->Mode->Indexed to 13.
3.Save as xpm.
4.Create archive as .gz.
5.That's it!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

How To Configure GRUB Using GUI

1.Install Start-Up Manager.
2.Get Theme from Gnome-Look. That's it!

Thoughts: Why not create GRUB themes? Few in Gnome Look.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

How To Restart Gnome From Terminal

$sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart

How do you remove entries from the "opens with" menu?

1.Open Nautilus -> Select the file -> File -> Preferences -> Open With -> Select -> Remove."


1.Where you want to go is into your home folder and use ctrl+h or view -> show hidden files.
2.Then open .local -> share -> applications

In the applications folder should be a file named mimeapps.list (it doesn't exist by default but is created from using, among other things, the in certain ways. If it's not there don't worry.

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Monday, January 19, 2009

How GNU/Linux Is Saving The Economy, The Environment, And Even Your Soul

We can't escape the fact that we are facing tough economic times. I know that for sure since I can hear the complaints, frustration and anger of the people who are experiencing financial problems, and urging them to buy original software of popular products is not an option they could choose, forcing themselves to buy pirated; selling their souls just to have jobs.

Linux is saving the economy by saving money, so they can buy other neccessities like food, clothing, and a roof to sleep in, while staying competitive in the market, since Linux is updated and upgraded for free! It is also saving employees from being laid-off since businesses will use the remaining resources for workers than buying new, expensive equipments, buying new hardware and software.

I've watched the news lately about eco-solutions and why old electronics are ruining the environment, even exporting them to other countries to get rid of these. One company found a good solution by recycling used or non-working equipments, computers, thus saving the environment. Linux is saving the environment by using it to give life to old computers. In the village I'm living in, students in our school is still using Pentium I computers having Linux installed. I mean these computers are really obsolete, but it is still usable because of Linux and even giving the students education to learn about computers and technology.

I've been a Linux user for two years, and working as a programmer doing small projects. What I never realized then that as a developer, I learned to share code because it is created using open source. FOSS helped me become a giver rather than making money for the work I did, and profiting only for myself. It made me learn collaboration, and generosity, thus saving my soul.

How To Access Apache Web Server From LAN

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

How To Fix X

Try recovery mode, that is, type escape as soon as you see the Grub prompt and select the second boot option. When the menu comes up try the fix X option.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

How To Open A Folder With Administrative Privileges

1.Open Synaptic Package Manager and install nautilus-gksu.
2.Restart X by ctrl-alt-backspace or logout then login.
3.Now, you can right-click on a folder and open it with administrative privileges.

How To Scan USB Disk For Viruses In Nautilus

1.Using Synaptic Package Manager, search for nautilus-clamscan and install.
2.Restart X by ctrl-alt-backspace or logout, then login.

Note: For you to use this, you must first install ClamAV first:

1.Applications->Add/Remove Programs, and search for clam. Check it then install.
2.That's it!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

How You Can Clear Your Screen Saver Selection Without Going Into System > Preferences > Screen Saver And Locking Up Your System

1.In a terminal window run: gconf-editor
2.Navigate to apps > gnome-screensaver
3.Go down to: themes
4.Right click then select: Unset Key

Your screen saver will now be the "blank" default.

Note: you maybe able to find gconf-editor under Applications > System Tools > Configuration Editor. This just saves you opening a Terminal window.

Thanks to SteveDee for this tip!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

How To Save Url Addresses To Desktop

1.On your Firefox browser, right-click on the url on the address bar and select all.
2.Drag it to the lower left of your panel where your desktop icon is, then to the desktop.
3.It will be saved as a text file where you can open conviniently.
4.That's it!

How To Search For A File In Ubuntu Using Gnome

1.Places->Search For Files...
2.That's it!

Friday, January 9, 2009

How To Install Windows Inside Ubuntu Linux

1.Install a virtualization software like Virtualbox.
2.Click New. Enter the disk space for your windows image (at least more than the minimum), then follow the wizard.
3.Once it created the disk required for the Windows image, enable the CDROM.
4.Click Run. It will install Windows to your virtual image. That's it!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

How To Run Applications With Administrative Permissions At Start Up

2.Click Add. Browse the application you want to run at start-up, or the command.
3.Add 'gksu' at the beginning of the line not 'sudo'.
4.Click Save. That's it!

How To Fix Sound Issue With Sound Recorder

You may encounter problems with skipping recordings on an Ubuntu install in 8.10.

1.Go to System->Preferences->Sound.
2.On device, choose HDA Intel Alsa Mixer or others whichever works.
3.In Sound Capture, choose HDA Intel Analog Alsa.
4.Try recording again. That's it!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Why Firefox Stalls Sometimes

When reading an article on the web, and scrolling, sometimes firefox would stall and would notice that the disk lights is reading. I have a fairly amount of RAM so it's not the problem. What I noticed is that I have a number of RSS feeds that is loading that would make my browser slow at times; it might other issues too, maybe.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

How To Restore The Icons In OpenOffice Writer

This may happen when you change a theme. To restore it:

1.Open OpenOffice Writer->Tools->Options->View.
2.In Icon size and style, choose the theme with icons.
3.That's It!

How To Restore Xubuntu Desktop Panel When It Doesn't Load

This may happen because you changed the user interface to Qt4 in Xubuntu. To restore:

1.Press Alt-F2, then enter system-settings-show.
2.There, change the user interface other than Qt4.
3.Restart X by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Backspace.
4.That's it!

Or, the config files for xfce4 is corrupted:

1.Open your file manager->View->show hidden files.
2.Go to .config, then delete xfce4.
3.Restart X. That's it!

Note: It will reset the desktop configurations you've made. It is best if you copy it before deleting.

Thursday, January 1, 2009