The ‘UNIX’ Archives
Posted September 21, 2011 by

Chrome OS: Enable Tap-to-Click on Touchpad

If you are wanting to use the touchpad instead or carrying around a mouse, you will need to enable tap-to-click for the touchpad emulate mouse clicks.

Category Google, Linux

Posted September 20, 2011 by

Chrome OS: Require Password When Waking from Sleep Mode

If you typically just close the lid on your laptop when you are done and allow it to go into Sleep mode, you leave your system vulnerable to others. By default, Chrome OS does not require a password when it wakes from Sleep mode which means that anyone can easily access your information. Here’s how […]

Category Google, Linux

Posted September 19, 2011 by

Chrome OS: How to Disable Guest Browsing

Chrome OS allows others to use your device to browse the internet without keeping their browsing history. If you have children, this may be a concern for you. Here’s how to disable guest browsing.

Category Google, Linux

Posted September 18, 2011 by

Chrome OS: How to Access the Command Line

Since Chrome OS is a Linux based system, being able to access the command line is a must for advanced users. While it isn’t a straight forward method, getting to the command line is simple to do.

Category Google, Linux

Posted September 11, 2011 by

Unix: How to Set the System’s Date and Time

The basic way to alter the system’s date in Unix/Linux through the command line environment is by using “date” command.

Category Linux, UNIX

Posted September 9, 2011 by

Unix/Linux: How to use grep commands

grep is one of the more important Unix/Linux command-line utilities. This tutorial will demonstrate different ways of utilizing the text-search utility.

Category Linux, UNIX

Posted October 23, 2010 by

How Can I Access Linux partitions from Windows?

Having a dual operating systems installed can lead to some problems in accessing of partitions in Windows. This is the easiest way to access Linux partitions in Windows.

Category Linux

Posted September 4, 2010 by

Ubuntu: Enable the Icons in the System Menu

If you have a need for continuity in your operating system, then you will notice that the System menu contains no icons like the Applications and Places menus. Here’s how to enable the icons so that the System menu looks like the others.

Category Linux

Posted September 3, 2010 by

Ubuntu 10.04/10.10: Restore the Keyboard Command for Killing the X Server

In older versions of Ubuntu, the key sequence of Ctrl+Alt+Backspace for stopping the X server was enabled by default. Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 have this disabled by default. Here’s how to restore the keyboard command.

Category Linux

Posted August 16, 2010 by

Install Linux from a USB Drive

Installing an operating system from a disk image requires a disk to be burnt which is time consuming. An easy alternative is to use a free software such as Unetbootin.

Category UNIX

Posted October 14, 2009 by

Ubuntu: How to Mount an iPhone or iPod Touch as an External Drive

If you are an Ubuntu user, your iPhone (or iPod Touch) can be used as an emergency external drive. You can also easily access and download images.This can be accomplished without having to jailbreak your phone (or media player).

Category Linux

Posted February 12, 2009 by

Create a Linux software RAID array

This recipe is a spin-off from my blog entry on building an inexpensive storage server, if you want more commentary, see my blog.

Category Linux