Unp

Unp is a small perl script which makes extraction of any archive files a bit easier. It support several compressors and archiver programs, chooses the right one(s) automatically and extracts one or more files in one go.

Instalation:
sudo apt-get install […] Continue Reading…

SSHMenu

SSHMenu is a GNOME panel applet* that keeps all your regular SSH connections within a single mouse click.

To install it on Ubuntu, add this entry to your /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb http://sshmenu.sourceforge.net/debian stable contrib
Then you have to import the repository key:
gpg –keyserver […] Continue Reading…

Get System Information Using the Terminal

Troubleshooting, upgrading, or just curious? Find out what’s in your system without opening the case. Using these Linux command line tools, you can get details about your hardware and distribution.

I’ve tested these commands in Ubuntu 7.10, but they should […] Continue Reading…

Set Drivel to Post to Your WordPress Blog

Drivel is a nice blog editor for Gnome. To install it on Ubuntu, run this in your terminal:
sudo apt-get install drivel
Now you need to configure Drivel to connect to your blog. Go to Applications -> Internet. Select Drivel Journal […] Continue Reading…

Errors from scrollkeeper during updates from gutsy?

During the updates, you receive some weird errors about scrollkeeper.
To fix this, just run the fallowing command in your terminal:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure scrollkeeper
It will take a while, but you get the job done!

Installing Google Earth in Ubuntu (7.10 Gutsy)

If you like Google Earth then you will like it in Ubuntu. Installation is simple, here we go:
1. Open a terminal
Insert this code:
wget http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
2. When the file has finished downloading, insert this code in your terminal to install:
sudo sh […] Continue Reading…

Installing NoMachine NX on Ubuntu 7.10

NX allows you to run remote X11 sessions even across slow or low-bandwidth network connections, making it possible to start sessions from clients running on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris platforms to servers running, at present, on […] Continue Reading…

KeyTouch – The easy way to enable multimedia-keys!

Keytouch allows the selection of profiles to select your keyboard model from a list in its database. If your keyboard is not present, you can “train” it by starting up keytouch editor and pressing the relevant keys whilst identifying […] Continue Reading…

Nokia 6230 on Ubuntu

Wammu is mobile phone manager running on Linux, Windows and possibly other platforms, where Gammu and wxPython works.

To install it on Ubuntu issue the following command:
sudo apt-get install wammu
Here is a screenshot:

To make your Nokia 6230 connect to Ubuntu […] Continue Reading…

gt5 – a diff-capable ‘du-browser’

gt5 is a console command which provides an easy to understand interface to show a detailed disk usage list. Due to its console nature, i recommend using this tool for remote computers too.

Install it on Ubuntu using the following […] Continue Reading…

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