Tag: Ubuntu

  • IBM, I'm getting a Dell

    IBM, I'm getting a Dell

    When I was young, the laptops were Toshiba. Toshiba Satellite to be specific. Latter on IBM took that title with its Thinkpad, and the first laptop I bought was a Thinkpad which worked quite good. Very good, it’s been working almost non stop for four yeras already. I upgraded the hard disk and I gave […]

  • Typing Esperanto II

    I’ve created deb packages with my patches to Esperanto layouts. To use them, in Ubuntu, for they are packages for Ubuntu, just follow the instructions for my PPA and upgrade.Then pick them in the configuration as usual.

  • Typing Esperanto in Ubuntu (or any other X)

    I’ve got tired of not being able to easily type in Esperanto in Linux. There are some articles out there explaining it how and the are always convoluted and I’ve never seen one that gets to the point of typing “ŭ”, the always try very hard to get “ĝ”. There’s an Esperanto layout in Ubuntu […]

  • Playing with Ruby

    This is a remake of Installing Rails 2 on Ubuntu but targeting Ruby in general and with some improvements. Essentially the same, actually, but more usable, at least for myself. Ubuntu, like many other free operating systems, have a beautiful package management system that will track what depends on what, what is installed, what is […]

  • If you fancy Zope, on Ubuntu

    If you fancy Zope getting up and running on Ubuntu takes no time. Install in the usual simple and lovely way: sudo aptitude install zope3 and you’ll get Zope 3.3.1, and of course, all the dependencies. To create an instance run:

  • Installing Rails 2 on Ubuntu

    Ubuntu, like many other free operating systems, have a beautiful package management system that will track what depends on what, what is installed, what is not, what is not longer needed, which versions of each. If you tamper with it, you are asking for trouble. If you do a manual upgrade, from sources, eventually a […]

  • Encrypted home in Ubuntu 8.10

    This article is like a third edition to “Encrypted home in Ubuntu (or Kubuntu… or Debian…)”, although I keep changing the name. It’s the 8.10 edition. Many things changed and I updated the article for those, and the rest should work as well. Motivation Every day we put more and more personal information on our […]

  • Encrypted home in Ubuntu (or Kubuntu… or Xubuntu…)

    Encrypted home in Ubuntu (or Kubuntu… or Xubuntu…)

    This article is like a second edition to Encrypted home in Ubuntu (or Kubuntu… or Debian…). Important changes include that I have tested it for Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn and it works, but the devices are sd instead of hd due to all hard disk being viewed as SCSI (I am not sure why). Also […]

  • Encrypted home in Ubuntu (or Kubuntu… or Debian…)

    The explanations you’ll find here have been tested with Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) and Kubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft), they should work without any problem in other members of the Ubuntu family and with minimal changes in other Debian-based distributions like Debian itself or Mepis. In other distributions it might require even more changes.

  • Unstable packages on Ubuntu

    I’ve recently switched from Gentoo to Ubuntu. The main reasons is that in Ubuntu I have less things to take care about that I don’t really care about (like compiling Linux). In the switch I also lost some interesting features.