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How to connect to kclad (the KCL Active Directory domain)

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

I followed these instructions (I did not get any errors). sudo aptitude install likewise-open5 Connect: sudo domainjoin-cli join kclad.ds.kcl.ac.uk LOGIN Reboot. Add the line winbind use default domain = yes to the file /etc/samba/lwiauthd.conf Reboot. Check if you are connected: sudo domainjoin-cli query I now seem to be connected whenever I am on the KCL […]

Find more network printers from the Ubuntu command line

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Some of the network printers at work do not show up when I try to find them via the Ubuntu GUI System -> Administration -> Printing but I can find them via the command hp-probe. Here at work the list returned by hp-probe is long and I know the names I’m looking for start with […]

How to get Emacs key bindings in Ubuntu

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

To get the Emacs key bindings (especially, Ctrl-a to go to beginning of line, Ctrl-e to end of line) systemwide, e.g. in Firefox, you use: gconf-editor and change the setting desktop → gnome → interface → gtk_key_theme from “Default” to “Emacs”.

Disable pop-up system notification messages in Ubuntu

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

I found the little pop-ups really annoying that show up when I get an icon in the system tray anyway, such as for available software updates. sudo chmod -x /usr/lib/notification-daemon/notification-daemon

Installing Digikam with fewer dependencies in Xubuntu/ Ubuntu Intrepid

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

If you do sudo aptitude install digikam on Intrepid, you will see that aptitude would install loads of KDE packages (Dolphin and Konqueror, yikes). Apparently, this is because aptitude now by default also installs recommended packages as “dependencies”. To avoid this, use the -R flag to aptitude (see also man aptitude): sudo aptitude install -R […]