replace vim-tiny with vim-full

I installed Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop edition onto one of my machines over the past long weekend and discovered that the default install uses VIM tiny as a editor instead of the full VIM. Now if your like me and used to the full version of VIM, when you start trying to edit on a system that has VIM tiny you will find that all you normal keyboard keys do not…

January 6, 2010
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Ubuntu: Change run level

So if you desire to have your system start into a command line interface mode instead of a gui all you have to do is change the run level. Here is a break down of the different run levels for Ubuntu: 1 Single-User Mode Does not configure network interfaces, start daemons, or allow non-root logins. 2 Multi-User Mode Does not configure network interfaces or start daemons. 3 Multi-User Mode with…

December 10, 2009
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Application: Cutecom

If your looking for a useful serial port or rs232 terminal type of program then a great one for use on the Linux operating system is cutecom.  Cutecom is a GUI interface serial port connection program that allows you to connect to your rs232 port and pass information.  In my case I am connecting through that to my Amateur Radio Packet TNC for usage with the packet networks.  Its straightforward…

December 7, 2009
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Tail — Its the coolest

So I figured out this new ability. Everyone else probably already knew it, but thats ok.  its called TAIL.  The command allows you to view a file in real time on the screen as changes happen.  This is great for applications that are logging things. Heres the command: tail -f /path/to/logfile.log

December 3, 2009
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Useful Commands

I always seem to find really cool commands when I need them, use them and get what I want done then I seem to forget where I got them or how I found them.  To combat this I have started a command page. I will post all the commands that I find, what they do, etc on that page. This way there is a common place to find really useful…

November 30, 2009
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Linux and old laptops

I have decided that Linux and old laptops is just not ever going to happen for me. I have an old Micron Trek2 laptop that I was hoping to install a version on linux on and use that as a basic system for some of my Amateur Radio packet data. Alas after many different attempts and tries I could not get anything to work on it. I think that its…

November 30, 2009
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Where'd my desktop go!?

I have had for quite some time a machine running with the Ubuntu 9.04 server edition within my home network. This has been my in house file server for the stuff that I just dont fel like storing anywhere else in my network. Important photos, websites I have worked on, music files, etc. We all know that kind of thing. I have been getting the update window for a couple…

November 29, 2009
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