Monthly Archives: April 2008

How to modify your path

At times you will need to add an executable to your system path so that you can run it from any directory. To do this: Open a terminal window by going to Applications > Accessories > Terminal. In the Terminal … Continue reading

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How to mount a Windows partition (ntfs)

If you are operating in a dual-boot environment, where one partition is linux and the other partition is Windows, here’s how you mount your Windows partition in read/write mode from your linux partition: Go to Applications > Accessories > Terminal. … Continue reading

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How to create a gdeb package from an .rpm package

Occasionally, you’ll need to install software that’s only currently available as an .rpm package, meaning it is specifically packaged for a Red Hat Linux distro. These can be used to create a debian package, however, that can then be installed … Continue reading

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How to create a fresh xorg.conf file

In working with multiple monitors under Ubuntu Gutsy, I’ve had to tweak the dreaded xorg.conf file from time to time. Occasionally, I’ve had to start from scratch and create a fresh xorg.conf file. Here’s how to do it: Choose Applications … Continue reading

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