Posts from ‘April, 2010’

Stop applications from auto starting in Ubuntu

If you don’t want an application to auto start in Ubuntu, you can use the instructions in this blog post. There are many ways to go about doing this. It can be performed from the terminal or you can use the BUM GUI (Boot-Up Manager) to remove auto-starting applications. For example, say, we want to […]

Resolving the Network Manager bug in Ubuntu 9.10

Due to a bug in Network Manager, establishing PPPoE connections is not possible on a new installation of Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala). It is possible to resolve this bug by downloading and installing Network Manager from the Network Manager Team Launchpad Personal Package Archive (PPA). But you need to connect to the internet first, for […]

Get rid of freeze-ups during disk I/O activity in Ubuntu

If you are using Ubuntu(or it’s variants), and your computer locks/freezes up or becomes unusable during copying files or heavy disk activity, this post is for you. Ubuntu currently employs the kernel default I/O scheduler, CFQ or Completely Fair Queuing. It has been known to cause lags and lock-ups during heavy disk activity like copying/moving […]

Loving the Penguin

Windows XP has been replaced by Ubuntu Linux as my choice of primary operating system. I have been using it for the last three months and the experience has been amazing. The startup/shutdown happens in an instant, the machine is more responsive and it’s a good feeling to know that you are using open source […]