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Sync Files Between Your iPhone/Touch And Linux PC

Sadly, Apple has chosen to keep the iPhone/Touch devices ‘closed’ which hinders file transfer to and from the device. In fact, they have ordered the removal of USB file transfer abiliity in several apps including Stanza and Air Sharing. Fortunately, users can still sync files via several popular protocols including WebDAV, FTP, email, and syncing ...

The Apple iPad – My Opinion

A few days ago Apple confirmed the rumor that had been circulating for some time by officially announcing the iPad, a tablet computer. I have owned an iPod Touch since July of 2008, and while I like it very much, it has some features that I dislike and lacks others. Some of these features will ...

To Tweak or Not to Tweak?

Ubuntu-tweak has been upgraded to version .5x. A deb installer can be found here. Similarily, a deb installer for ailurus can be found here. These two applications are similar in nature, and duplicate a few functions. Both can be used to customize your Ubuntu/GNOME installation quite a bit. Both purport to make the learning of ...

How To Boost Volume in an AVI File (Karmic) 2

In the good old days of Jaunty, Ubuntu had an asound.conf file that could be patched to increase the range of audio volume. This is no longer supported in Karmic. Instead, the PulseAudio volume control allows up to a 50% increase over the norm. Unfortunately, depending on how the .avi file was created, this may ...

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 ...