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Posted January 21, 2008 by

Ubuntu: Getting KDE 4.0 to Accept Your sudo Password

If you’ve installed the latest and greatest KDE, it hasn’t taken long for you to notice that it won’t accept your sudo password when it needs to run an application with administrative permissions. This is because Ubuntu uses sudo while KDE uses root. Here’s how to fix this:

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Posted January 20, 2008 by

Ubuntu: Install Compiz Config Settings Manager to Configure Desktop Effects

Compiz-Fusion adds some very sexy desktop effects to Ubuntu. To easily customize these effects, it is vital to use the Compiz Config Setting Manager. Here’s how to install this great utilitiy:

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Posted January 20, 2008 by

Ubuntu 7.10: How to Uninstall KDE

If you’ve installed KDE and find yourself yearning for the Gnome desktop, here’s what you need to do to get KDE off of your Ubuntu install:

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Posted January 15, 2008 by

KDE 4.0: Add More Widgets for Your Desktop

One of the cool features of KDE 4.0 is the widgets. Unfortunately, when you install KDE, only a few widgets are included. You can get even more widgets to help produce a sexy desktop by doing the following:

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Posted January 14, 2008 by

Ubuntu: How to Mount and Unmount ISO Files

An ISO file is an image of a CD or DVD. You can access the files contained within the ISO (without installing any software or having to burn the image to disc) by mounting the image and unmount the image when you are done with it. Here’s how:

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Posted January 14, 2008 by

Ubuntu: Stop sudo Commands from Prompting for a Password

If you do a lot of changes to your system’s settings, you will rapidly become tired of having to constantly input your password each and every time you run a sudo command. By following this recipe, you will be able to perform the commands password free.

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Posted January 13, 2008 by

Ubuntu: How to Remove a User Account

From time to time, it becomes necessary to remove a user account from your computer. Removing a user account from your Ubuntu system is a simple task that requires two separate terminal commands.

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Posted January 12, 2008 by

Ubuntu 7.10: How to Install KDE 4.0

The new KDE (K Desktop Environment) is a great way to add some very nice eye candy and additional functionality to your Ubuntu install. KDE’s new look and smooth graphical effects give your desktop some of the benefits of both Mac and Vista.

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Posted January 10, 2008 by

Ubuntu : Installing, Removing, and Searching for Packages & Apps from Terminal

This is a quickie on how install, uninstall, and search for applications/packages in Ubuntu Linux from the Terminal window.

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Posted January 8, 2008 by

Ubuntu: Disable the Startup Sound

Even though the startup sound for Ubuntu is short and pleasant, it can become annoying. I got tired of hearing it each time I logged into my system so it had to go. Here’s how to quiet it down:

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Posted January 8, 2008 by

Ubuntu: Place Trash Icon on the Desktop

Instead of having the trash icon on one of your panels, you can place it on your Ubuntu desktop for easier access. This is a great help for users whose previous operating system was Windows. It also beats trying to find the little trash icon on on of your panels.

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Posted January 7, 2008 by

Ubuntu: How to Change the Computer Name

You might run into a situation that requires you to change your computer name, either because you need it to meet a naming scheme or you’re just bored with it and want something better. By following these steps, you’ll give your computer a new identity in no time.

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