Ubuntu: Blogging Application

I have previously been using the blogtk application for linux to post my blog entries.  Its an ok application, but it is very very basic.  I rather enjoy being able to have an application that I can view all my posts in a listing, show categories, and have all the information available.  I also like the ability to edit my posts from my desktop blogging application. Blogtk does not allow…

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Ubuntu: Dosbox

So I wanted to play an older game today. So I figured I better install dosbox and play my game on linux.  Heres how you can do it: sudo apt-get install dosbox extract your game files to a directory on the computer. I placed mine on my desktop in a folder. from terminal run: dosbox type: mount h: /path/to/game/directory Now in dosbox type: h: or whatever you chose for the…

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Ubuntu: Remove vmware

So if you have installed vmware and want to remove it, do the following: 1. Go to: usr/bin 2. Type sudo ./vmware-uninstaller If you get a message saying you need to use a different script then do the following: 1. sudo ./vmware-installer -l This gives you the name of the product installed. 2. sudo ./vmware-installer -u productname This will remove it properly.

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Ubuntu: Installing Audacious

What I normally use for my audio player is XMMS. With the newer versions of Ubuntu I seem to have ongoing issues with installing and getting XMMS running correctly for my audio needs.  Due to this ongoing issue, I have decided that I need to find a newer, more supported, easier to isntall audio program for my linux distributions. This search has lead me through XMMS2 (Beep Player), MPlayer, Rhythmbox,…

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Ubuntu: Installing XMMS

XMMS is an audio player like the original winamp only for linux.  If you would like to use it on your distro you have to install it because its not a standard item.  This means you have to download the tar file or add the repository to your apt-get source list. Here is a step by step process you can use to install xmms. 1. You must add the repository…

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Ubuntu: Random logoff, bug or something else?

So im running an ubuntu system here at work with my ATI video card.  Periodically the system decides to logout, when I say logout I mean logout of the desktop system back to login.  I have been searching on the Net on this issue and its mixed results indicate that it could be a video card issue, or a memory issue, or even a hard drive issue.  From what I…

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Ubuntu: Ati vs Nvidia

I have come to the conclusion that ATI video cards running under linux are not that great.  Whereas Nvidia cards seem to work much better.  I have 2 systems running with the exact same distro of ubuntu, the only realy difference is that I have 1 with a ati card the other with nvidia card.  The system running ati card is unable to process and video other than using direct…

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Ubuntu: Open as Root menu option

I enjoy being able use a graphical option of open as root, however; ubuntu by default does not include this feature in the menus which I think is kinda dumb since your most of the time logged in with a user account that has root permissions. Here is how you can add that menu option to your menus within gnome: 1. Go to the ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts folder 2. Type sudo vi…

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Ubuntu: Installing PhpMyAdmin

One thing that I never understood is that when you install apache and sql is that it does not provide a end user editor to access the sql tables and such.  One good editor that I really enjoy using is phpmyadmin.  Installing it is easy, but I always forget how to access it after installing it.  Heres how to install and access: 1. Go into terminal and type: sudo apt-get…

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Ubuntu: Multiple Monitor Taskbar

If you want to have a task bar on your second monitor like on the first then here is how you can do that: 1. Right click on anywhere on the launchbar, click “New Panel” 2. Press the Alt key and drag that panel to the other monitor. 3. Right click on that panel, and click “Add to Panel” 4. Select “Window List” under Desktop and Windows 5. Click Add….

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