Howto Change Ubuntu Forced fsck

In Ubuntu the boot hard disk is checked every 20 boots. I have to boot my laptop quite often, so about once a week booting takes more than 10 minutes. This clearly sucks. Fortunately, there is an easy way […] Continue Reading…

Install Flash in Songbird

If you have installed Songbird by hand, automatic instalation of flash will not work. Here’s a quick fix.

Under Windows:
Open Songbird and paste http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/xpi/current/flashplayer-win.xpi in the location bar at the top of the library or browser. Follow the installation process.

Under […] Continue Reading…

Cold Boot Attacks on Encryption Keys

Some guys at Princeton University published the results of their attacks on popular disk encryption systems (BitLocker, FileVault, dm-crypt, and TrueCrypt) using no special devices or materials.
Find out more about their research here and here.

Ubuntu Forums Menu

Just found about this add-on: Ubuntu Forums Menu.
The extension adds additional navigation menu for Ubuntu Forums via main-menu and context to Firefox.
Get it from here.

No virtualbox kernel driver after kernel upgrade

After kernel upgrade, your VirtualBox modules will not be updated.
As a result, your virtual machines will not work.
Here is a quick fix. Run this in your terminal:

Java is unable to print to CUPS printers

If you’re using a CUPS printer on Ubunutu (or other linux distro) you may not print from Java.
There is a quick fix taken from here.
Add an /etc/cups/client.conf file containing:

Terminator – nice multi terminal application for Linux

Hi folks!

I’ve been using Terminator for quite a long time now and I find it very usefull.

Install it in Ubuntu by running:

There is a feature I would like to see in the future releases: saving the layout of the […] Continue Reading…

Cannot use USB devices on Virtualbox 2 in Intrepid

There is a quick fix if you get some USB related errors when opening Preferences in Virtualbox 2.
You only have to add these lines in your /etc/fstab file:

Nokia N73 synchronization with opensync under Ubuntu 8.04

Yeap, Nokia N73 is a great phone and the N-Series PC Suite looks very nice.
But if you are using Linux, you can’t use the Windows PC Suite. Don’t hurry to fire up a Virtualbox or VMWare machine running Winblows […] Continue Reading…

Ubuntu 8.10 on Lenovo ThinkPad T61

Just installed Ubuntu 8.10 on my T61. Works great!
I hated that bloated Vista Business!

Items that work out of the box:
– Nvidia: 2D works, 3D requires the installation of the proprietary drivers (nVidia Quadro NVS 140)
– Wireless: Atheros card
– Bluetooth […] Continue Reading…

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