Category Archives: Ubuntu
gconftool-2 –type string –set /apps/panel/applets/clock_screen0/prefs/format “12-hour” gconftool-2 –type bool –set /apps/panel/applets/clock_screen0/prefs/show_date true gconftool-2 –type bool –set /apps/panel/applets/clock_screen0/prefs/show_seconds true
My laptop and desktop are not always connected to the same network as my server and when this is the case its most likely I do not have control of the network or want the information passed over the internet … Continue reading
So, at home currently rather than at university, this poses a problem when trying to connect to some resources, such as internal machines and private resources. I know Network Manager in Ubuntu has VPN support but I had never tried … Continue reading
Quick tip: gconftool-2 –type string –set /desktop/gnome/volume_manager/autoplay_vcd_command “vlc %m” gconftool-2 –type string –set /desktop/gnome/volume_manager/autoplay_dvd_command “vlc %m” No more crappy totem spawning when you insert a DVD or VCD, but instead the pleasure of VLC.
I have found a solution to my media player woes, Amarok, it serves as a nice replacement to mpd which has served me well. I will miss the flexibility of mpd but the featureset of Amarok is just amazing, all … Continue reading
My Ubuntu installation had been getting rather touchy and unstable so I eventually bit the bullet and went for a total system nuke and reinstall. After a royal screw up I got my system reinstalled. The CD image I downloaded … Continue reading
I have been meaning to contribute to the Folding@Home project once again, sadly there are no packages for Debian or Ubuntu. I set about rectifying this, you can build my package from the source available here: <http://svn.cs278.org/~chris/packages/fah/trunk/>.
On one of my frequent visits to Slashdot it has come to my attention that Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn has been released. Along side Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0! The sad bit Thunderbird 2.0 is not in Ubuntu 7.04, oh well. Slashdot … Continue reading
I have had the last week at home, only a month to go before I go back to university (woo) and I have been busy. I have been scaling up my backup solution after settling with rsnapshot I have been … Continue reading
Further to my previous post about Flash player, I have it using ESD but I need to configure ALSA to use the dmix plug-in. I found out how to do this here. Very happy now