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A Few Internet Radio Tips (Karmic)

Your first effort will be to locate a radio station that streams its broadcasts to the Internet. Radio stations are small to meduium sized businesses. Your local stations may or may not have sufficient IT support to implement the technology. If they do, the streaming format they choose may or may not be useable in ...

Recovering A Lost Desktop (GNOME)

Recently an app crashed on me. Worse, it left me staring at an empty desktop without icons. Only my wallpaper was visible. Restarting X had no effect. I tried dragging the icons out of the Desktop folder onto the visible desktop. They politely returned to the folder. The solution was to be found in the ...

HowTo Determine Possible Screen Resolutions (Ubuntu)

In an earlier post, Konstipated Koala, I documented a screen resolution bug and provided links that would enable affected users to find a work-around. Armed with that knowledge I attempted to increase my resolution to 1280×800. Strangely, I could not achieve a resolution greater than 1280×768. I knew that my 19 inch monitor could handle ...

GNOME Panel Management with help from Docky (Tutorial)

When GNOME 3 is officially released next year it will no longer have a bottom panel. The default bottom panel in GNOME 2 can be problematic at times. Some applications compete for the space at the bottom of the screen making buttons difficult to access. In this post I will suggest some solutions, and in ...

Fedora 12 On A Stick (Tutorial) 1

Now that Fedora 12 has been released you may want to take it for a test drive. Traditionally, this is the role of a livecd. However, even though it is 2009, CD burning remains somewhat of an art. I proved this to myself after making five attempts to burn a Fedora image using two different ...

The Screen Resolution Bug Resurfaces in Fedora

A few weeks ago I posted an article titled ‘Konstipated Koala‘ in which I documented an Ubuntu 9.10 bug that limits screen resolution to 800X600 for some machines with Intel drivers. In the article I gave links to other articles that would provide enough information to enable a work-around to the problem. Since that post ...

How To Install Bilbo on Ubuntu 9.10 (GNOME) 1

Bilbo is an offline blogging client supporting several blogging platforms including WordPress, Blogger and Movable Type. It is a “HotPick” in the Linux Format magazine, issue #125. There, you can read a semi-detailed description and more importantly see the link to Bilbo’s homepage. On the homepage there are additional instructions including some dependencies for installation ...

LiveCD’s and MD5SUMS – A Tutorial 1

Fedora 12 is scheduled for release on November 17. I will download  the .iso file and the associated md5sum. I’ll take it for a spin and most likely will write my thoughts on it. I will not again make the very foolish error that I did a few days with another livecd. I burned that ...

On Curing Your Sick Koala 1

It’s been over a week since Ubuntu released the latest beta of Karmic Koala. Yes, I call it a beta because that’s what it is. A poll on ubuntuforums.org indicates that about a third of users attempting to upgrade or install encounter significant problems. Calling it an official release is a misnomer. If you are ...

Konstipated Koala – Bug # 448612 4

If your monitor uses an Intel video driver you would be wise to test drive the Ubuntu 9.10 distro before installing. Do this by burning a livecd or a USB stick with Unetbootin. Attempt to change your screen resolution with the usual method (System>Preferences>Display). If the highest resolution indicated is 800X600 then you are affected ...