Ubuntu: Move active window to another monitor

If your like me, I have have 2 monitors attached to my Ubuntu workstation.  When using Windows you could always get programs like Multimon or Ultramon that allowed with the click of one button to move the currently active window to the other monitor and vice versa, but there has never been anything like that available for Linux.  Until now.  By utilizing a xdotool and a small bash script and…

August 23, 2010

Ubuntu: PGP encrypt file

If you have already setup your PGP key within the system you can encrypt a file with your pgp key by doing the following command from a terminal or shell: gpg -c filename

August 19, 2010

You might be a network administrator if:

What is the difference between layer 2 and layer 3 in the OSI model? What is the difference between a hub, switch, and router? What is a VLAN? What is the difference between TCP and UDP? How do you distinguish a DNS problem from a network problem? What is a runt, Giant, and collision? What is a broadcast storm? What is the purpose of VRRP? What is a VPN? What…

August 13, 2010

Ubuntu: Decrypt PGP message

If you receive a PGP message and need to decrypt it, copy the pgp code block into a txt file, then from the command line run the following: gpg -o outputfilename.txt inputpgpfile.pgp The first name is the output file name you want the results to go to. The second name is the name of the input file, or the file with your PGP key block in it.

June 28, 2010

Ubuntu 10.04: Enable SSI in Apache2

So heres to scoop on how to get ssi working on a default install of apache on Ubuntu 10.04: Got this data from: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ServerSideIncludes Enable the Includes module a2enmod include This creates a SymbolicLink in mods-enabled of the config file in mods-available. See also RootSudo. Editing config Open the /sites-available/default file… gksudo gedit /etc/apache2/sites-available/default find this section… <Directory /var/www/> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews AllowOverride None Order allow,deny allow from all…

June 27, 2010

Ubuntu 10.04: Open as Root

An easy way to setup the Open as Root option for 10.04 is to use a application called Ubuntu-Tweak.  This program does all the editing and setup for you. Here is how to get it done: 1. Goto: www.ubuntu-tweak.com. 2. Download the latest version. 3. Open with the package manager. 4. Once install go to the Applications menu 5. Choose the system tools menu, then choose Ubuntu-Tweak 6. Goto the…

June 16, 2010

Ubuntu: Reboot when Keyboard and Mouse are frozen

How do you reboot your Ubuntu Distro when the keyboard and mouse are frozen?? Here are some simple things to try before you do a hard reboot. CTRL + ALT+ F2 (get to a terminal, you can then run top/kill/pkill to discover and kill the offending process) ALT+ SYSRQ + R then CTRL + ALT+ F2 (as above, but first try to regain control of the keyboard) CTRL + ALT…

June 3, 2010

Ubuntu: Open Office Recovery

If you use open office and have your system crash as I do, then you get the notice the next time that you try to open the document that it needs to recover the document. Most of the time this works fine, however; I have had situations where it is unable to recover the document and it seems to be stuck in a never ending cycle every time you open…

May 12, 2010