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…

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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…

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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…

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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”…

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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

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Linux Network App

While doing a search for another application that I need I ran across an article about networking and how to monitor your netowrk and traffic data within your network.  There are several applications that are listed and several commands that you can use within your linux distro. Here is the article I found, in case anyone wants to read the whole thing. I found it quite enjoyable to read. http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/top-linux-monitoring-tools.html…

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More commands

Here is another set of commands that has some useful system style information that you execute from the terminal or shell. date – Shows the current date and time on the system. cal – Display the calander uptime – How long has the system been running. whoami – Shows the currently logged in user. free – displays the free memory on the system. whereis app – replace the word app…

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