Posts Tagged ‘ubuntu’

The trouble with KMS


Kernel Mode Setting in Ubuntu 10.04 is a superb thing when it work.

What KMS gives:
* Flicker free switching from X to terminal (using CTRL-ALT-F1)
* Nice full resolution boot logo

What bad side-effects it gives some computers:
* Suspend/Hibernat not working
* Open GL only in software mode (Slow)

Here is how to disable it:
sudo nano /etc/default/grub

Then look for the line
and change it to

sudo update-grub

That’s it!


Locale setting in Lotus Notes


I want to run my Ubuntu desktop running with en_US locale, but using international standars for time,date etc. Lotus Notes does pick up the en_US locale and presents date, time etc in this format – and I dont want that. So this is what I put into my notes.ini to get standard format:

Run this command:

gedit /home/<put username here>/lotus/notes/data/notes.ini

Then add:

Here are a screen shot with some love from international standards:

Switch to a newer kernel in Ubuntu 10.04


Sometimes a newer kernel is necessary because there are newer drivers in there. If you’re having trouble with hibernate/suspend, wlan, bluetooth etc. Switching to new kernel can be a good idea.

Default kernel in 10.04 is 2.6.32 and this guide will help you update to 2.6.34.

When installing this kernel will be default because it has a higher number than 2.6.32.

During boot hold “shift” key pressed to display boot menu.

Propetary drivers graphic and wlan drivers might stop working. You have been warned.

For 32bit:

For 64bit:

Run this command in the same catalog as above files are downloaded:
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Now do a restart.

If you are having trouble getting wlan to run on Broadcom chipset after upgrade. Run these commands:

cd /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.34-020634-generic/include
sudo cp generated/* linux/

Update 2010-06-08

Some information how to uninstall it might be handy.

To uninstall 2.6.34 run these commands:

sudo dpkg –purge linux-headers-2.6.34-020634 linux-headers-2.6.34-020634-generic linux-image-2.6.34-020634-generic linux-source-2.6.34

Update 2010-06-22

Dont worry about Ubuntus updates to newer 2.6.32 or 2.6.33 kernels, they will have a lower priority in GRUB and therefore not be used as default kernel. So accept all kernel updates that update-manager offers.

Backup solution for Ubuntu


I was looking for a good-enough backup solution for Ubuntu. After a few minutes of googling I settled for Back In Time .

It wonderful, I can set it to backup my software every hour (or more, or less). Which keeps med happy. Sometime I do stupid thing like edit a document and press Ctrl-A and then enter, and then Ctrl-S and I dont realize this until the next time I open the document again.

It keeps snapshots of the filesystem. So that I can go back to every hour since it started. Never again loose a document!

It a one-click-install on ubuntu. And then create a folder, for example, Backups in your home directory. Then in Back in Time select which folder to backup and how often, and where the backups should go.

Welcome Ubuntu One


Ubuntu is incredible in many ways. One of them is 2GB free storage in the cloud.

It’s very easy to install. Just start it from System->Preferences

You can attach several computers to your free account, so that /home/username/Ubuntu One will contain identical files across two or more computers.