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Changing sensible (i.e. default) browser

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

I want to use ~/firefox/firefox as my default browser. (I have an older version of Firefox installed system-wide, and 2.0 in my home dir). I think I set this somewhere in XFCE, and it works fine for most apps. However, some apps (e.g. xpdf) still use Konqueror — yikes (takes a long time to start […]

Getting information about your Linux system

Friday, August 31st, 2007

To see which kernel version you are running: uname -r To see which version of Ubuntu you are running: lsb_release -a To get information about installed hardware: lspci To see whether the kernel detected plugging in of an external device: dmesg | tail

Using your linux machine as a router

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

The wireless card of my old old old Toshiba laptop (urmel) seems not to be getting along with the 128bit WEP key. Since I use it only very rarely, I’ve now set my everyday laptop (audrey) up to act as a router for urmel, using these instructions:

“Dialup” via DSL

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

Note: Post written under Xubuntu Dapper; see addendum for Gutsy. I’m currently online using a pay-per-minute “dialup” via DSL. First, I have to run: sudo pppoeconf This is self-explanatory with good instructions. It sets up a profile called dsl-provider. To connect: pon dsl-provider While you’re connected (or not), pppstatus tells you the status of the […]

Slax on a USB drive

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Basically, I followed these instructions, but here is the official record of what I did.