Posts under ‘Ubuntu’

Finding the Lubuntu 10.04 torrent

I’ve been meaning to try out Lubuntu for quite some time, but was thwarted by the lack of a torrent. If you didn’t know, Lubuntu is an Ubuntu variant using the lightweight LXDE desktop environment, like Kubuntu uses KDE or Xubuntu uses XFCE. It hasn’t been officially approved as a part of the Ubuntu family […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]