How to tutorials related to the desktop enviorment.

By default ubuntu (9.10 and 10.04) Ubuntu does not come with the needed codecs to play dvds for legal reasons. It will only take you a few minutes to make the needed and change. First you will need to open a terminal window and issue the following commands

Click on Applications > Accessories > Terminal


In this example I am running Ubuntu 7.10 but this should work the same way in more updated releases such as Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 or Ubuntu 11.04 (Unity). The Terminal Server application is installed by default, so this makes things very simple.



Note: The following steps will work for installing open SSH server on a desktop computer as well as Ubuntu server. This can also be done in Debian and Linux Mint.


VirtualBox can be a handy tool when playing with configurations and testing things out. You can create a base image, make several copies and start playing around and messing things up. Since you made copies you can always go back to your original and start from ground zero.

In Ubuntu you can install all your updates through the command line. You will often have to do this if you are running Ubuntu server without a GUI. Lets take a look at some of the commands to help keep you secure and up to date with all the open-source goodness.

I had to use a Macbook Pro for a while at work while and got hooked on the two finger scroll. Since I am a Linux junky and needed to find a method to enable this in for my Ubuntu latop. In the past I was able to go this by clicking a button under mouse settings. For some reason this was greyed out with Ubuntu 10.04.


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