Ubuntu

How To Manually Set Up Your Wired Internet Connection in K / Ubuntu without Network-Manager

Many network problems in Ubuntu or Kubuntu seem to be related to the network manager not working correctly so here is how to configure your wired network manually:

Sound Muted After Restart in Ubuntu (Gnome) Fix

I've been having some problems recently with the sound in Ubuntu Linux (Jaunty).

Trickle Limits Upload and Download Speeds for Individual Applications

Trickle is a Linux application which allows you to limit the network bandwidth of individual applications such as a torrent client, web browsers or any other program.

Install XFCE4 Screenshooter 1.6.0 in Ubuntu Jaunty (From a .deb File)

We already presented the best screenshot application for Linux (for me at least): XFCE4 Screenshooter 1.6.0 (the article also explains how to make it the default screenshot tool in Ubuntu). But At the time I wrote the post, there was no .deb package available for Ubuntu so you had to compile it.

Create a Shortcut To Launch Virtual Machines Without Opening the VirtualBox GUI

When you want to launch a virtual machine in VirtualBox, you must first run VirtualBox and then start the VM. Here is how to create shortcuts to launch virtual machines in VirtualBox without opening the main program window:

Speed Up Firefox By ~45% - Ubuntu

The Firefox version which comes in Ubuntu has Pango enabled by default. Pango is a font smoothing library which decreases Firefox speed by up to 45%.

How-To: Install Firefox 3.5 in Ubuntu 9.04

Firefox 3.5 comes with several great new features, like the private browsing mode or the support for open video integration (full review here).

Firefox 3.5 Ubuntu Repository (deb)

To install the latest Firefox 3.5 (final) or Firefox 3.6 in Ubuntu, open a terminal and:

Gnome Do 0.8.2 Released

In case you don't know, GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present on your desktop or the web, and perform useful actions on those items.

New in Gnome Do 0.8.2:

Arista Transcoder for Linux Comes With Presets for iPod, DVD Player, PSP, Playstation 3; Live Preview

Arista Transcoder is an easy to use multimedia transcoder for the GNOME Desktop.

Lightweight But Powerful Image Editing Application: mtPaint

GIMP, despite it's interface, is the best open-source image editor. But often all you want to do is simply resize a picture or a similar minor task and for that you could use an application such as mtPaint which has a lot of great features such as:

Enable Surround Sound in Ubuntu Linux (PulseAudio)

By default, PulseAudio in Ubuntu up to Jaunty is set to work with 2 speakers (front channels). This tutorial will explain how to enable multiple sound channels (5.1, 7.1, etc) in Pulseaudio.

Gimp Save for Web Plugin for Ubuntu (.deb)

Gimp Save for Web plugin allows to find compromise between minimal file size and acceptable quality of image quickly.

Change Gnome Calendar Week Start Day to Monday [How to]

If you set your language to English (US), Gnome Calendar applet starts the week with Sunday, which is ok for USA but not for the rest of us and unfortunately there is no option in the applet to change this.

25 Great-Looking Compiz Emerald Themes

If you don't know what Emerald is and how to install these themes, see here.

Download Inkscape 0.47 Pre-Release

Inkscape 0.47 pre-release is now available for download. In case you do not know, Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.

Make Gimp Panels Auto Hide in Gnome

Normally, Gimp panels are de-attached from the main window, so you practically have 3 windows:

3 Ways to Install Latest Wine in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

I decided to put up this guide which shows how to install the latest Wine release in Ubuntu 9.04 using 3 different methods.

Mumble Makes Notifications in Ubuntu / Gnome, More Growl-Like

Mumbles tries to bring a more Growl-like interface to Linux notifications. Currently it supports applications such as Firefox, Thunderbird, Amarok, and Twitter's API, among others.

Firefox 3.5 RC 1 Ubuntu Repository

To install the latest Firefox 3.5 (currently Release Candidate 1) or Firefox 3.6 in Ubuntu, open a terminal and:

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