How to upgrade Ubuntu to 12.10 – Quetzal

by Paul Joyce

The Quantal Quetzal release date, 18th October 2012, has been and gone, which means we can all upgrade Ubuntu to version 12.10, whoop! Sadly being super busy with work I’ve only just got round to doing it. Quetzal is largely an update to tackle graphical user interface changes, such as iconography, typography and the menu […]

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Ubuntu won’t boot without USB stick

by Paul Joyce

As some of you may remember, a few weeka ago I posted an article about installing Ubuntu from USB (If you can’t remember, check it out!), which explained how to get an ISO running on a machine without an optical device. Well it turns out that wasn’t entirely the end of the situation for some… […]

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Installing Ubuntu from a USB Stick

by Paul Joyce

Need to install the Ubuntu operating system from a USB device but not sure how? Perhaps you’re installing it on a netbook and don’t have a CD drive. Here’s a short article explaining how to get the ISO on a USB FDD and how to get that all installed on your PC.

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RipperX not encoding MP3s

by Paul Joyce

A quick summary article here to help those people (and myself) fix the fact that RipperX doesn’t encode MP3 files natively. The main purpose of installing RipperX on your Linux / Ubuntu system is likely to be the fact you want to create a digital copy of all those shiney CD’s you have laying around. […]

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Howto: Disable the Guest Account in Ubuntu 12.04

by Paul Joyce

Sometimes I’m sure its very useful to have a guest account on your machine, perhaps your partner or friend needs to browse the internet and you’d rather not let them access your account as you’ve got all your code / files / swiss bank accounts open. Alas, for me the guest account is just an […]

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Bug: gedit & apps not being listed in Unity when open

by Paul Joyce

Usually in Ubuntu any open applications show themselves in Unity with an icon and a tiny white arrow. Multiple white arrows donate an application or window opened several times, e.g. the image on the right shows Thunderbird, Skype and Chrome open. Active windows have an additional white arrow on the other side of the icon, […]

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Howto: Make Ubuntu 12.04 Hibernate Successfully

by Paul Joyce

Ubuntu has always had problems getting their system to shutdown successfully into a state of hibernation. There’s never been a single solution that fits all machines or all machines. This article is a combination of resources explaining how to enable hibernation by default, or use TuxOnIce to patch the kernel.

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Howto: Fix Ubuntu 12.04’s Blank Window Power Statistics

by Paul Joyce

Well it’s hardly ground breaking, in fact it’s been on every laptop ever probably, but after finally replacing my broken battery I can now run my laptop without it being plugged in. (Yay) This also makes the power statistics and power management functions in Ubuntu infinitely more relevent. Within minutes of running Ubuntu 12.04 Precise […]

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