Nexus 4/7/10 mount in Ubuntu (Linux)

I was having trouble getting Ubuntu to see the storage space on my Nexus 4 – but this worked perfectly. 1. Enable Developer options and enable USB debugging. 2. Install necessary modules to your computer: sudo apt-get install mtp-tools mtpfs 3. Configure 51-android.rules: sudo gedit /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules paste the following at the end of the file […]

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Facebook Messenger App on Android – Is there any way around?

The short answer is, YES – however for how long it will remain so is yet to be seen. No I am not talking about the workaround where you cancel the install of the Messenger app just before it’s finished installing – because as of version 14 of the Facebook App that “workaround” doesn’t seem […]

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Keepass2 & KeeFox

For the longest time now I have been using LastPass in Firefox to store my online login credentials. Now I am working on migrating over to Keepass2 and KeeFox. Keepass2 is the Desktop application, of which there is a version for Windows, Mac OS and Linux, and KeeFox is the Firefox plugin for accessing your […]

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Back again …

Wow – I cannot believe it’s been that long since I wrote on this blog. I guess either I have been really busy or just slack … we’ll go with ‘busy’ for now. The last post I made was about Ubuntu 11.10, and here I am typing this on Ubuntu 14.04.1 … we certainly have […]

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Ubuntu 11.10

I have been using the latest and greatest Ubuntu 11.10 for a few weeks now and have to say that overall I am impressed. Since 2006 I have been using Ubuntu as my main OS, come rain or shine, and without too much doubt I can say that 11.10 is simply the best that we […]

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IBM Thinkpad X31

So I have had this X31 Thinkpad for a couple years now and always noticed these dark spots on the LCD panel. At first I thought they were dead or stuck pixels, but due to their odd shape and coloration I began searching Google for other LCD anomalies. One thing I came across was someone […]

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Install the latest GIMP on Ubuntu!

https://launchpad.net/~matthaeus123/+archive/mrw-gimp-svn

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Ubuntu 10.04 – RTF’s executable!?

I have had this problem for some time now but never was too bothered by it. Basically the RTF files on my Ubuntu system would always be seen as being executable and when double-clicked there would appear a window asking what you wanted to do with the file. I had already set OpenOffice as the […]

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Ubuntu 10.04 – Show Boot Splash

I was having a problem with the boot splash not showing up – and here is what fixed it: – Open a Terminal and execute: sudo gedit /etc/default/grub – Add this line to the file: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=” splash vga=795″ – Save and close the file, and then execute this command: sudo update-grub – Then execute this […]

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Adobe Reader in Ubuntu Lucid 64bit

Since Adobe only offer the 32-bit versions of Acrobat Reader for Linux you need to do a couple simple things to use the 32-bit .deb in 64-bit Ubuntu. 1) Download the 32-bit DEB from Adobe HERE 2) Install the package called ia32-libs either through Synaptic Package Manager (System > Administration), or by opening Terminal and […]

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