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Ubuntu Global Jam 2012!
Hey guys, this holler is to all the Linux and Ubuntu fans out there. The Ubuntu Global Jam will be held at my college this year and everyone’s invited.
So if you’re around Mumbai today (March 03) or tomorrow (March 04) then feel free to drop in!
Ubuntu Mumbai Loco Team Event
Event on Facebook
Successfully setup a LAMP server (No Frills)
After a lot of reading and trying, I finally setup a LAMP server. The easiest way to do this (and I wish I had started off from here to begin with) is from the Ubuntu Community Docs.
Here is the docs to setup Apache, MySQL and Php.
Having setup, this is completely optional but very useful. Install phpMyAdmin.
boot-repair-ubuntu: app that can reinstall grub on any other partition/distro
Two Finger Scrolling
Please note: Follow this method only if the option from System->Preferences->Mouse->Touchpad doesn’t work (And also considering your laptop supports multi-touch)
- Create a file using gedit in any directory and call it some name.
I saved mine in /home and by the name 2fsrl
- Paste the following code:
Save the file
- Kick up a terminal and change the Access modifiers
$ sudo chmod +x 2fsrl
- Now run the script
That should do it!
Two finger scrolling should now be enabled!
You may also want to add the file to startup.
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Access your Linux Drives in Windows
Tried it in Windows 7 x64. Worked perfectly well with my ext3 and ext4 (with extends enabled!) partitions.
DiskInternals Linux Reader:
- Boot CD. More …
- Easy explorer look like interface.
- Works under Microsoft® Windows® 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003 Server, Vista.
- Supported file systems: Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, ReiserFS, HFS, HFS+, NTFS, FAT, exFAT.
- Supported files of any size.
- Recovered files can be saved on any (including network) disks visible to the host operating system.
Auto mount data drives on startup- Ubuntu
Ok it is very common to have all your media on some other drive of some other os (win or fedora etc) and it is very annoying to mount the volume each time. So here’s a simple tutorial on how to auto-mount those drives at startup on your Ubuntu.
- Create a directory where your drive will be mounted in the /media directory
sudo mkdir /media/whatverNameYouWant
- Find out the label of your drive(partition)
sudo fdisk -l
- Create a backup of your fstab file(Optional but highly recommended)
sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.bak
- Edit your fstab file
sudo gedit /etc/fstab
and add the line:
/dev/sdxY /media/Z filesystem defaults 0 0
- refer to step 2 for values of x (a or b) and Y (any integer 1,2…n)
- Z = whateverNameYouNamedEarlier(step 1)
- filesystem(ntfs or ext3 or ext4 etc.)
- Save and Exit
You can type:
sudo mount -a
to check and see if it worked successfully.
Also after you’ve done that, if you find the mounted volume icon on your desktop irritating you can follow these steps to clear your desktop:
- Open gconf editor
Hit + and run:
- Go to Apps->Nautilus->Desktop in the explorer list
- Now de-select the
- And your done!
You can see the changes take place as you select/de-select the volumes_visible option
For further help leave a comment below or refer to any of the following links:
A very welcome feature for Chrome global menu integration- Tabs in the panel!
Ok so you installed Natty 11.04. Now what?