How to tutorials related to the desktop enviorment.

Sometimes you may want to use a different DNS server then the one that is handed out from your networks DHCP server. You can manually set this and the search domain in Microsoft Windows 7 by adjusting your network card settings.  In this tutorial we will walk through manually setting DNS servers in Windows 7.


In this tutorial we will look at how to change the hostname of your Ubuntu Linux system. The following steps will work both on the desktop and server platform.


How To Check What The Hostname is:

Open up a termnial or ssh into the machine that you want to check. Enter the following command.

In this tutorial we walk through setting up two users with sudo access. The first example we will just add a single user. In the second example we will create a group, configure the group sudo permissions and then add the user to the group. The second method allows us to scale quickly for new users that will need sudo access.

In this tutorial we will cover how to add a new user on ubuntu with the command line. The following commands will work on a desktop system as well as a server. The commands can also be applied on most other Linux distributions as well.

With Gimp 2.7.3 you can now enable single window mode. This allows new users that are use to Adobe Photoshop feel at home. In this tutorial we will install the newest release of GIMP in Arch Linux with two quick commands. Let's Get started!

There are many different methods of getting support in todays technical world. Some methods work better for others. I have put together a list of some of the common methods. If you are not fimiliar with what some of these are, please take a look at the bottom of the page for definitions.

When a lot of people come from windows to Linux they often are searching for the My Computer icon or the trash Icon on the desktop. With Ubuntu and many other distributions this is not enabled out of the box. With just a couple quick steps in gconf editor you will be on your way.

You can shutdown or restart your desktop or server with a simple command in bash. It could come in very handy if you ssh into your server or desktop. In this example I a doing it in on Arch Linux with a sudo user. The same commands can be applied in just about any linux distribution such as Ubuntu. You often have to issue the commands as the root user or with sudo in front of the command. (Example: sudo shutdown -r now)

Open up a terminal window

To restart your computer right away type in sudo shutdown -r now


The Following Steps can be applied to any Linux Desktop with Bash. This includes Gnome 2, Gnome 3, XFCE, KDE and Unity. This example I am using Ubuntu with the Unity desktop enviorment. If you need help on how to launch a terminal please visit the following links for your desktop.


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