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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Oooo so minty and fresh!

by Paul Joyce

It was time for a new start. Out with the old. In with the new. From this point on, Linux Mint will be my proverbial guide in the world of Linux. Ubuntu had let me down, leaving me stranded in a world of limbo.   So its officially sayonara Ubuntu, we had some good times. […]

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Goodbye Ubuntu

by Paul Joyce

I’ve been an avid user of Ubuntu for many users, from desktops and laptops, all the way up to servers. Like all good things however, my journey with Ubuntu is drawing to a close. Or more correctly, its being closed for me. With Ubuntu’s move to use the Unity desktop environment several months ago (see […]

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Cant enter Linux Wireless Password

by Paul Joyce

Okay so a nice short article on something that was causing me a lot of grief! I came home from work and for some reason unknown to me, over the course of the day my laptop had lost the WPA (WiFi Protected Access) code to connect securely with my home wireless network. Okay a little […]

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Removing Ubuntu’s Unity bar

by Paul Joyce

So it was only earlier this week I put together a post complaining quite openly about the ‘Unity’ shell that now comes with the latest Ubuntu releases, so I thought it was time to say how I managed to remove it and bring back a bit of sanity and usability to my Ubuntu machine. First […]

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Clementine shortcuts not working in Ocelot 11.10

by Paul Joyce

With my passion for Ubuntu dropping every major release, this article explains how to work around Clementine’s (and probably other programs) keyboard shortcuts not working in the new Ocelot 11.10 version.

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