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Tweak Ubuntu 11.04 Natty using UbuntuTweak

Tweak Ubuntu 11.04 Natty using UbuntuTweak

Ubuntu Tweak lets you look and change whats inside the hood of Ubuntu (or Linux Mint or other Ubuntu derivatives). Basically it provides a nice GU Interface to change settings which are otherwise hidden or difficult to change, thereby allowing a more customized user experience. Installation on Maverick Meerkat is simple, first add the...

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Enable Rar Unrar Support in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

Enable Rar Unrar Support in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

The archive manager in Linux (Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal) doesn’t support the decompressing of rar files by default. To add the support for rar files just install rar and urar by running the command: sudo apt-get install rar unrar Now you should be able to unrar .rar files using the default archive manager.

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Install libstdc++.so.5 on Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

Install libstdc++.so.5 on Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

If you try installing Intel Fortran Compiler or several other softwares on Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal or older Ubuntu, it is going to throw the error: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5 The original libstdc++5 package is no longer available with the Ubuntu 9.10 repos. So for 32 bit system you would have to...

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Enable Restart X server (Ctrl-Alt-BackSpace) in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

Enable Restart X server (Ctrl-Alt-BackSpace) in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

Since Ubuntu 9.10, X server kill/restart option via Ctrl-Alt-Backspace is disabled by default, to enable it in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, follow the following approach. Click on the Ubuntu button at top left corner and search for keyboard. Launch the keyboard preferences (first in search result as shown below) Now on the Keyboard Preferences...

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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

This is an installation guide for Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal targeted at people who want to dual boot with Windows 7 (would work for any version of Windows) and Ubuntu. I have chosen the most basic setup with Windows 7 already installed and occupying the entire hard drive. An alternate setup could be, that...

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How to Change Default Grub Theme or Splash Image in Ubuntu 11.04 and 10.10

How to Change Default Grub Theme or Splash Image in Ubuntu 11.04 and 10.10

Ubuntu 11.04, Natty Narwhal and its predecessors Ubuntu 10.10, Lucid Lynx (10.04 LTS)  etc use Grub2 and it is possible to change the grub theme from its drab black and white to something more refreshing. The instructions for doing so are included below. In addition you can also change the resolution of the Grub...

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Change Default Boot Order for Grub 2 in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty or 10.10, 10.04 etc

Change Default Boot Order for Grub 2 in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty or 10.10, 10.04 etc

Ubuntus 9.10, 10.04, 10.10, 11.04 etc. use Grub2 so if your are using any of these versions of Linux then this trick should work for you. This post discusses the standard command line approach as well as GUI approach, discussed at the end of this post. With Grub 2 you can no longer edit...

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Remote Desktop Connection to Windows 7 PC from Ubuntu 11.04 Natty or 10.10 or 10.04

Remote Desktop Connection to Windows 7 PC from Ubuntu 11.04 Natty or 10.10 or 10.04

You can connect to a Windows 7 or any windows machine  from your Linux Box (Ubuntu, Fedora etc.) with a built in RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) server capability. One has to be running at least a Professional version (Ultimate and Media Center versions are fine too) of windows. Enable Remote desktop connection capability on...

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How to Install / Update Linux Driver for HP Printers / Scanners

How to Install / Update Linux Driver for HP Printers / Scanners

Most *nix distros support HP printers via HPLIP (HP Linux Imaging and Printing). However, if you buy a recent printer or scanner model, it is quite likely that the default version of HPLIP won’t support your device. This happened to me when I connected my new HP LaserJet 1536dnf MFP, a multifunction printer, Ubuntu...

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Perfect Linux Desktop Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal: Post Install Guide

Perfect Linux Desktop Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal: Post Install Guide

Ubuntu 11.04 presents a completely fresh new approach to Linux with a completely refurbished Unity desktop environment. After we put the new environments through its paces, we were extremely pleased with the innovations brought in by Canonical. Read the review here, although the beta 2 was quite buggy, the final release seems to have...

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Test Drive Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal (Beta 2)

Test Drive Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal (Beta 2)

It’s time to preview the upcoming Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, as Canonical has no plans of releasing any RCs this time around, so this Beta 2 basically is the full featured version that the users would be laying their hands on, come April 28th, of course sans several bugs, which are quite a few...

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Install Firefox 4 in Ubuntu 10.10

Install Firefox 4 in Ubuntu 10.10

Ubuntu won’t update the default Firefox installation on its own, so we need to tell it to update to the latest Firefox 4. Firefox 4 absolutely rocks, you can upgrade to it by following these commands in a terminal. First we add the Firefox stable repository and then update, followed by upgrade, remember the...

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TurnKey: Ready to Use Specialized Virtual Appliances

TurnKey: Ready to Use Specialized Virtual Appliances

If you are a Web 2.0+ user you might want to host a WordPress blog or may be a Joomla or Drupal powered Website or build a NAS server, or may be a torrent server interests you. If you have needs like these and you are looking for a no nonsense off-shelf solution, then...

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GUI Software to Mount ISO in Ubuntu 10.10

GUI Software to Mount ISO in Ubuntu 10.10

There are multiple programs that can do the job for you. Here are two of my personal favorites. Gmount-iso is a great utility to mount iso images in Linux (Ubuntu 10.10, Fedora 14 etc.). You can install it from command line by doing this: sudo apt-get install gmountiso The usage is very simple, you...

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Install or Update Virtualbox 4.0 on Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10

Install or Update Virtualbox 4.0 on Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10

VirtualBox 4.0 was released on December 22, 2010. If you are still stuck with old version of VirtualBox or if yor are going to install it for the first time, I would suggest you upgrade or install the latest version as per your case. VirtualBox 4.0 comes with a bunch of new features which...

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Make Ubuntu 10.10 Look Like Snow Leopard in One Step!

Make Ubuntu 10.10 Look Like Snow Leopard in One Step!

We had tried earlier to mimic the look and feel of Mac OS (Snow Leopard) for Ubuntu 10.10 and 10.04, but with only limited success. The process was not only cumbersome, the final product wasn’t as perfect as you would like it to be. Things have changed and changed for good, with the advent...

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Best Looking Linux Distribution – Mint Linux?

Best Looking Linux Distribution – Mint Linux?

While there can be many possible contenders, Dedoimedo thinks that the best looking Linux Distribution is Mint Linux and we can’t agree more. Theoretically speaking any Linux distribution can be made to look like any other, but when we say best  looking, of course it means best looking out of the box. There may...

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Replacement for Basic Gnome Menu in Ubuntu – Mint Menu

Replacement for Basic Gnome Menu in Ubuntu – Mint Menu

Lets be frank, default menu that ships with Gnome, to put it mildly, isn’t that good. Mint Menu that ships with Mint Linux is a very workable and far more useful Menu. The good part is that you don’t need to switch to Mint Linux to use it. You can install and use it...

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Superb Mini Server 1.5.5 Released

Superb Mini Server 1.5.5 Released

A new version of Superb Mini Server (SMS), a Slackware-based Linux distribution for servers, has been released: "Superb Mini Server version 1.5.5 released (Linux kernel 2.6.35.7). This release upgrades packages to Slackware 'Current' and brings the latest stable versions of several packages including PHP 5.3.5 and CUPS 1.4.6.....

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Puppy Linux 5.2 Released

Puppy Linux 5.2 Released

Larry Short has announced the release of Puppy Linux 5.2, an independent, minimalist Linux distribution for the desktop. From the release notes: "To create Lucid Puppy 5.2 we began with the popular Lucid Puppy 5.1.1. We then upgraded, updated, and/or improved all of the main programs as well....

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