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Archive for August, 2007

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:

The next level for Firefox smart keywords: yubnub

Monday, August 20th, 2007

I’ve written about Firefox smart keywords before. Now, I’ve just come across yubnub, which takes smart keywords to the next level. In fact, yubnub is much more useful and general, a “social command line for the web”, but for starters, you can use it just as you would smart keywords, with the difference that they […]

Xfprint bug deletes files, fixed with a2ps

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

Using xfprint4 to print text files had a serious bug: by default, my default printer was selected, and the options area was greyed out and “Apply filters” was deselected. The file got printed, but was then deleted! This seems to be fixed in later versions of Xfce, according to this changelog. Selecting “Apply filters” in […]

Mozex extension for Firefox

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Since discovering Mozex, I can use gnuclient to fill out online text areas and view the source code of websites, which makes for easy copying and yanking to and from local files (to say nothing of being able to use XEmacs key bindings). Addendum Make sure you get the development version.