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How To Install Dig in Ubuntu Linux

One tool I’m used to having without installing (it’s included by default in FreeBSD) is Dig (which is short for Domain Information Groper). Dig is a really handy tool for checking and troubleshooting DNS related issues once you learn how … Continue reading

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How To Fix Sound Problems In Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy on Dell Computers

Currently, my main workstation at home is a Dell Dimension E520 which primarily runs Ubuntu 7.10, but I also dual boot into Windows XP for my photography hobby. One problem I had after upgrading to Ubuntu 7.10 from the default … Continue reading

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How To Display Which Processes Are Using What Ports

This is just a quick entry on how to see which software is using which ports. This comes in handy when trying to install an application server, web server, etc, and are getting errors like “port is in use”. Basically … Continue reading

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Aaannnddd… We’re Back

Oof. The site was offline for a good 30 hours or so. I attempted to add a Ruby On Rails install to FastCGI for a family related project I’ve been working on and my server totally exploded.. even the file … Continue reading

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Dell Dimension E520 With Ubuntu Linux Review

As mentioned earlier, I finally broke down and ordered a Dell Dimension E520 with Ubuntu Linux to replace my doddering primary workstation which is four years old at this point. Rather than writing a review right after opening the box, … Continue reading

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Installing A Dell 1100 Laser Printer in Ubuntu Linux

I’ve had an Dell 1100 laser printer for several years which has been both cost-effective and dependable for my low volume printing needs (coursework, maps, shopping lists, etc.). Trying to find how to get it to work on Linux wasn’t … Continue reading

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My New Dell Ubuntu Desktop Is En Route

My current desktop, right around four years old now, has been overdue for replacement for quite a long time. I’ve been holding out until quad core processors became mainstream at a price point that I was okay with, but I … Continue reading

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Rant: Installing Ubuntu 7.04 With An ATI Video Card Just Plain Sucks

I have to say I’m pretty annoyed with Ubuntu Linux at the moment. I’ve been wrestling with it all afternoon and evening to try and get it installed and working on an Lenovo / IBM T60 Thinkpad, and thus far … Continue reading

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Java 6 Shipped With Ubuntu 7.04

Ubuntu 7.04 was recently released, and is the first Linux distribution to include the Java SDK as a standard part of the Operating System. This is exciting news and goes to show that the effort put into open sourcing Java … Continue reading

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System 76: Linux Dedicated Hardware in Colorado

I’d came across System 76 before and have had it in my del.icio.us bookmarks for awhile, but I didn’t realize it was here in Denver. Very cool! I’d probably drop by there sometime if they have any sort of store … Continue reading

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