Ubuntu/Linux Tips

Tips and Tricks found for the open source software packages included in and bundled with the most popular Linux desktop distribution — Ubuntu.

Setting default volume in Radio Tray

Upgraded to Ubuntu Trusty recently and couldn’t adjust the default volume of Radio Tray. There’s a setting in the dashboard, but it didn’t take. I had to alter the config file in .local/share/radiotray. It wasn’t hard, but it wasn’t intuitive either.

[solved] Caffine not working in Ubuntu 12.04 Pangolin

If you’ve installed Caffeine on Unbuntu 12.04 and can’t get it to work, this may be the solution. Gnome doesn’t play nice with Caffeine, but there is a workaround.

[solution] Flash Player Broken in Firefox Unbutu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)

Adobe Flash player for Firefox has always had install issues on 64bit machines and with Ubuntu Pangolin, that hasn’t changed. After trial and error, I installed it manually. Here’s how I did it.

[solution] Evolution Won’t Save Password Ubuntu

The Problem: I had to change my pop email password, but then Evolution, on Ubuntu Lucid, wouldn’t remember the password. Until I found the answer!

(Results) Ubuntu Upgrade to Lucid Lynx (10.04 LTS)

A Major Step Forward

Bugs introduced by Karmic Koala are resolved, plus improvements in speed and stability

Namoroka 3.6.4pre Crashes — Solved

The latest update from Ubuntu updated Namoroka (Firefox for Ubuntu 64 bit machines) to 3.6.4pre. However, there was a problem……

(Solved) Blank CDs Not Detected – Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic

Don’t blame the Koala

Sometimes things aren’t what they seem…

Easy Archive Technique for Evolution Mail

Email messages are the Post-it® notes of the computer age. Get them organized

You might even notice an improvement in your desktop performance

Upgrade to Karmic Koala Breaks MySql Server

Smooth upgrades are usually the rule with Ubuntu

But the Koala and MySql seem to have bad karma between them