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Archive for the 'Gutsy' Category

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 okular in Gutsy

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

I’m running Xubuntu but I don’t see why this wouldn’t work for Ubuntu. I really like kpdf, but it cannot rotate pages. It seems that it is no longer actively developed, and that instead okular is kpdf’s successor. However, in Gutsy, if you try installing okular via aptitude, you get a dependency problem that aptitude […]

SD card with ReiserFS for backups

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

The hard drive on my laptop has occasionally been making some funny klicking noises recently, and I’m a bit worried it’s going to break down one of these days. So in addition to backups to an external HD and a USB stick, I bought a 4 GB SD card to just leave in the card […]

Xubuntu Gutsy: Laptop suspend on lid close

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

I’d assume the following works in different Ubuntu versions in general: Suspend worked out of the box, but closing the lid didn’t do anything but blank the screen. First, I installed gnome-power-manager and fiddled with gnome-power-preferences. I was able to get it to suspend on lid close, but now suspend didn’t work reliably anymore — […]

Quickly configure exim (MTA) on Gutsy

Monday, April 14th, 2008

sudo dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config This will give you a graphical interface and guide you through each step to get the basic setup.