Posts from ‘May, 2010’

Storing and reusing Ubuntu updates

Suppose you have two computers running the same version of Ubuntu and you have downloaded and installed the updates on one of the computers. Since you are having a rather expensive or maybe, a limited internet connection, you do not wish to download the updates again for the other computer. Updates downloaded by aptitude are […]

Mounting ext4 partitions in Debian

As of Debian 5.04 (Lenny), Debian doesn’t support mounting ext4 partitions out of the box, or rather, we should say, using conventional methods. Trying to mount an ext4 partition using the mount directive yields the error : The roundabout way of doing it is setting a test_fs flag on the partition using the tune2fs utility. […]

I’ve had some (Pulse)Audio problems

Like many others, my speakers stopped working after I upgraded to Lucid Lynx. The usual solution of purging, reinstalling PulseAudio didn’t work for me, nor was my volume muted. I finally got it working by removing PulseAudio and not installing it afterwards. AlsaMixer works just fine for me. However, I some times get the feeling […]

How to download a file concurrently/simultaneously from different sources in Ubuntu

In order to achieve this, you need to download an install Aria2, a lightweight, multi-source download utility. It can be installed from it’s package ‘aria2′ from the universe repositories. Now we need to create a file containing the source URLs for the file(s) we need to download. The source/mirror URLs should be separated by a […]