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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 ...

Karmic Upgrade Can Break Wireless 1

In October 2008 I found blog posts on how I might get wireless working on my laptop that has an Atheros AR242x card. A third party driver form madwifi had to be installed. There was a caution that a kernel update might require re-installation. Later that month Intrepid was released and I chose not to ...

Finding A Lost/Misplaced Cellphone 5

I have not had a landline telephone for over five years. Five years ago I was very poor and the luxury of two phone services was not affordable. The cell phone was a necessity for my job. The landline was canceled. Five years ago people gave me an odd look when I told them I ...

What If Windows Was FREE?

The holiday season is approaching. For several weeks Kim Komando will air her annual radio contest. I have no doubt that due to Microsoft’s generosity, she will have several copies of Windows 7 to give away to some ‘lucky’ listeners. I ask myself “What would I do with a free and legal copy of Windows ...