Ubuntu 10.04: Wireless

The wireless issue has been resolved for Ubuntu 10.04, yay I can use my wireless connection again. I actually figured this out about 2 days after I had installed it. Here is what I did to correct it: 1. Open a terminal and run: sudo apt-get update 2. sudo apt-get upgrade 3. Go to system/administration/synaptic package manager 4. in the search box type in: broadcom 5. Install the broadcom stu…

May 6, 2010
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Ubuntu: Symbolic Links

So if you want to show files from one directory in another then you can create a symbolic link to the original file location. This way you can leave your files where they are and display them in another area. Here is how to create the link: ln -s /path/to/real/file /path/to/non-existant/file

May 4, 2010
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Ubuntu 10.04:DVD playback

I installed 10.04 on my desktop and I needed DVD playback.  It didnt have it by default, so here is what I did to get it to work.  From a command line do the following: 1. sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras 2. sudo apt-get install libdvdread4 3. sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh 4. sudo apt-get install mplayer smplayer Heres a break down of what your doing: 1. Installing all the codecs and other files…

May 2, 2010
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Ubuntu 10.04

I have installed it on my main desktop system and it seems to run without any definite issues.  I did run into an issue with wireless when I attempted to install it onto my laptop.  Even the live cd boot, the wireless does not work at all.  There may be some tinkering that can be done, but its frustrating when 9.10 wireless worked by default. Im testing the server edition…

May 2, 2010
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Ubuntu: 10.04 is released

Its offical, Ubuntu 10.04 has been released as of yesterday. Im installiig both the server and desktop editions. Time to see how they handle.  I will post my results when Im done.

April 30, 2010
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Ubuntu: Data Recovery

I was recently talking to a good friend of mine who had a catastrophic failure of two of her hard disks due to power supply failure. Both drives were damaged.  This got me thinking about how you would go about recovering the data off these partitions of the drives. I decided to start doing a little research and came across this great article that talks about exactly how to do…

April 27, 2010
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Using wget to download a whole website

If you want to download you whole website using wget command, here is how you can do it: wget -r -p -l 2 http://thiswebsitegotten.com -r = wget recursively -p = download all files (incl. images) necessary to render the html pages -l 2 = descend maximum 2 levels (default is 5)

April 21, 2010
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Ubuntu: Find

Find The find command is much, much more granular than the locate command but it can also be more complicated to use. Explaining all of its options would warrant a post of its own, so I’ll just outline a few basic uses. Positives: very, very granular search parameters Negatives: slower than other methods To use the find command, refer to one of these examples: find / -type f -iname “httpd.conf”…

April 15, 2010
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Ubuntu: Install MS Fonts

If you enjoy having some of the MS fonts on your system but dont since you have installed ubuntu, then here is how to install those fonts: From a terminal type: sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer From there just follow the prompts.

April 15, 2010
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New Version of Ubuntu

For those that may not know there is a new version of Ubuntu in the works, its version 10.04 There are quite a few new updates that are included.  For the complete list of updates and for all the information about it go to: http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/lucid/beta2

April 13, 2010
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