Answers to Linux Questions

Over the last few days I’ve received questions about Linux. So… This is a quick post that hopefully will answer most of the ones I thought were helpful.

How do you get the numlock to stay on when booting Linux?

Using Ubuntu (Gutsy), you can do this:

            sudo apt-get install numlockx

And read more about that here: Num Lock

How do I get MP3, MOV and WMV files to play? Where can I get the extra codecs?

A guide is here: How to Play Most Restricted Media Formats in Ubuntu

Can I restart GNOME without rebooting computer?