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Restore DELETE Key For Moving Files To Trash In Ubuntu 11.10 / Fedora 15 [Quick Tip]

In GNOME 3 (be it Fedora 15, Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity or GNOME Shell, etc.), you can't move files or folders to trash by pressing the DELETE key anymore and you must use CTRL + DELETE instead. But you can restore the Gnome 2 behavior - just follow the steps below.

How To Downgrade To Compiz 0.8.6 In Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

If you're using Ubuntu 11.04 with the classic Ubuntu desktop (no Unity), you've probably noticed that not all Compiz plugins work as they used to in Ubuntu 10.10 and changing some of the default Compiz settings results in quite a few bugs.

Launchpad-Getkeys Gets Proxy Support [Automatically Import All Missing GPG Keys With One Command]

Launchpad-Getkeys is a script (comes packaged in a .deb) that automatically imports all missing GPG keys, even if you're behind a firewall.

 

How do you know when you have a missing GPG key? Here's an example: when you run "sudo apt-get update", you'll see some errors like this:

[...]

Fetched 47.0kB in 6s (7,710B/s)

Reading package lists... Done

Live CD To Fix / Restore Grub (And Grub2) Or Force Filesystem Check: Rescatux

There are many ways Grub can get broken: installing Windows, messing around with Grub configuration files or just a faulty update. Luckily, there are also quite a few ways to restore Grub. Such a tool is Rescatux, an really easy to use Live CD that fixes the Grub in seconds.

 

Install Pidgin 2.7.6 in Ubuntu (With MSN Certificate Fix And Multiple MSN Logins)

Pidgin 2.7.6 was released yesterday, fixing the "Unable to validate certificate" error for omega.contacts.msn.com (so if the 

Fix Pidgin (MSN) Omega.contacts.msn.com Certificate Errors

If you're using Pidgin with MSN, you probably got lots of "omega.contacts.msn.com" certificate errors today. Here is how to fix it.

Script To Fix The Ubuntu Plymouth For Proprietary Nvidia And ATI Graphics Drivers

Installing the proprietary Nvidia or ATI graphics drivers in Ubuntu (10.04 or 10.10) will make Plymouth (the boot screen) look very big and ugly. The script in this post should fix this.

Grub Customizer 1.5 Released With Grub 2 Recovery Feature

Grub Customizer is a new graphical GRUB2 settings manager which we've told you about last week.

How To Make .deb Files Open With GDebi Instead Of Ubuntu Software Center In Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Most of you probably like the fact that Ubuntu Software Center is now used for opening .deb files in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, but I for one am not very happy with this change because Ubuntu Software Center is a lot slower then GDebi so why wait some extra seconds when I can do it faster with GDebi?

 

How To Fix GTK-RecordMyDesktop Videos [For Uploading To YouTube]

If you ever tried to record your desktop using GTK-RecordMyDesktop (it's probably the same using the KDE front-end but I didn't test that), you've probably noticed the video doesn't work on YouTube or it's rendered ver

How To Change The Mouse Cursor Theme In Ubuntu With Compiz Enabled [Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Or Newer]

There is a bug in the Compiz package in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx and as I read, in Maverick Meerkat too that doesn't allow you to fully change the mouse cursor theme.

Install Evolution 2.30 In Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx To Escape The 2.28 Crashes


Evolution is an application for the GNOME desktop which provides integrated mail, addressbook and calendaring functionality.

GetDeb, PlayDeb Repositories Down - What To Do? Use This Mirror!


GetDeb is a website which comes with a repository for easily installing lots of Ubuntu applications which are not available in the official Ubuntu repositories (mostly updates).

Fix Symbol 'grub_puts' Not Found When Migrating From Ubuntu Karmic To Lucid

Alexandre from jellykernel sent us a tip he wrote on his blog (in French) about an "Fix symbol 'grub_puts' not found" error when migrating from Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala to Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, so we'll translate it into English so it hopefully helps a lot of people.

Fixing Firefox's "do this automatically for files like this from now on" checkbox

As I think you already know, it's annoying to see that Firefox ignores you when you tell him that you want ALWAYS to use THIS program from now on. (i'm speaking about the checkbox of Firefox's download manager, do this automatically for files like this from now on). I've edited the preferences, the mime types, but without any luck..

[How-To] Recover LVM Partition On Damaged HDD

Scenario:

80GB SATA HDD, Bad Sectors, 4 Primary Partitions, boot, root, swap and a 60GB Volume Group can boot into the OS (very slow), LVM not recognized.

Solution:

Ubuntu Karmic: Upgrade ALSA To 1.0.21 From A Repository

Ubuntu Karmic comes by default with ALSA 1.0.20 and if that doesn't work for you, an upgrade to ALSA 1.0.21 might be the solution. We wrote about the ALSA upgrade script for Ubuntu and Debian but there is an easier way of upgrading ALSA: by using a repository (Launchpad PPA).

How To Disable IPv6 In Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

If your browsers work OK, you do not need to disable IPv6. Also, there is nothing wrong with either Ubuntu (Karmic) or IPv6, so if you are experiencing any issues, they are because of your ISP / router / modem.

Things To Fix / Tweak After Installing Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

Everybody posts about applications to install after upgrading to Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala. That's interesting, and some applications in those posts are quite useful. But those are just lists of applications like any other "Top 10 Ubuntu applications" list.

Fix Broken AVI Video Files With DivFix++

DivFix++ is an open source AVI video repair and preview software which works on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX. It was designed for repair and preview of files downloaded from bittorrent, gnutella, emule, ftp, web or any such source and it can repair AVI and DivX files (for now).

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