Ubuntu 13.10 release schedule is out. Final version on 17th October 2013. CHeck it out.
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Every operating system, Windows, Mac, Linux, create temporary files while running. Software installations and uninstallations also create temp files. These files consume a small part of hard disk space. In addition to this, Google chrome, Mozilla Firefox like web browsers store histories, web caches, cookies etc.. Accumulation of these files also reduces the useful space. […]
Most of the laptops come with high graphics card such as NVidia these days. These graphics cards are mostly used for gaming purposes. If you are not interested in gaming, these graphics card are just white elephants. If you are using Linux, lets say Ubuntu, you might not be using the graphics card at all. […]
File/Directory System in Ubuntu : All of it.
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When you install Ubuntu and try to surf internet using the default browser Firefox, you will notice one thing missing and that is the bookmarks toolbar on the top. I had a little trouble looking for the option in the Preferences and that is the reason why I am writing this post. Here is how […]
Problem: While trying to update Ubuntu using the command sudo apt-get update in terminal results in the following error: W : Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 11.10 _Oneiric Ocelot_ – Release amd64 (20111012)/dists/oneiric/main/binary-i386/Packages Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs E: Some index files […]
Problem: I was bored with Ubuntu 12.04 beta version and decided to try my hands on Linux Mint (controversially) the most popular Linux distribution. I downloaded the image file and used the default Start Up Disk Creator program in Ubuntu to make a bootable USB disk to install Linux Mint replacing Ubuntu. When I tried […]
Overheating in laptops is not a new issue. Specially after Ubuntu 11 series, the number of complaints against overheating and battery drainage has increased exponentially. One superb and simple way to deal this issue is to use Jupiter. It helps in controlling the heating to a certain extent and thus it also helps in improving […]
Problem: I made a decision to switch to Linux Mint from Ubuntu. After the successful installation I tried to install some of my favorite applications that include Dropbox, Ubutnu One and Google Chrome. To install Google Chrome, I downloaded the .deb file from Google Chrome website and when I double clicked on it to install […]
The new and stylish VLC 2.0 has been released recently and now it supports the integration with the sound menu meaning you can now control the VLC player from the Ubuntu sound menu like you do with Rythembox or Banshee. By default it is not enabled in Vlc but can be easily enabled by following […]
In this post we will see how to add an application in start-up so that it automatically starts each time you login in to Ubuntu. Go to Unity or Gnome dash and look for Main Menu:
Ubuntu is conducting an official survey to know what users think about Ubuntu, how much satisfied they actually are with the Ubuntu experience and whether or not they would like to use the experimental new service offered by Ubuntu apart from the basic demographic information. So the users who always cry for “I hate Unity” […]
Problem: Not everyone likes the sound at the time Ubuntu starts for some reason. In this post we will see how to disable start up sound in Ubuntu 11.10. Fix: Go to the right top of corner of your screen and there choose Startup Applications… Here clear the option of Gnome Login Sound: Voila! You […]
Problem Scenario: While installing Ubuntu it gives an option whether a user is required to enter password while login or not. Most of the people opt for password at login time. If you want to change this option and want auto login option for particular user, here is how to do that: Solution: Go to […]
By default Ubuntu check for updates daily. If for any reasons you want to change the schedule so that Ubuntu check for updates once in week or month or never, here is how to that: Open Update Manger (by typing Update in Unity Dash) In Update Manger click on Settings In there go to Updates […]
Ubuntu 12.04, the LTS (Long Term Support) version, beta version is out. According to the release schedule of Ubuntu 12.04, the final version will be released by the end of April. In case you are an early adopter and wants to try your hand on the beta release, here is how to upgrade to the beta […]
Imagine a scenario where you want to delete a directory (lets say dir_name) which contains lots of subdirectories (folders) and files. You may encounter the following errors if you try rm or rmdir:
rm: cannot remove `dir_name': Is a directory
rmdir: failed to remove `dir_name': Directory not empty
cannot remove directory `dir_name’. Directory not empty
Most of us are used-to of using the backspace key to go back to previous page while browsing in Mozilla Firefox. By default, Firefox in Linux doesn’t provide the functionality of pressing backspace for going back to previous page which is quite irritating as it forces one to use the mouse.
A little tweak is required in Firefox configuration to make it work. Here is what you need to do: