Monthly Archives: June 2012

How To Remap Hardware Volume Keys Xubuntu 12.04

I am running Xubuntu 12.04 AMD64 LTS on a ThinkPad Edge E325.  The hardware volume keys did not control the internal duplex stereo but were mapped to HDMI.  This can be checked by right clicking Sound settings in system tray, … Continue reading

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O2 PAYG [UK] Huawei E173 USB Modem ~ Xubuntu 12.04 [LTS]

In this guide we will download & install a Spanish utility, then use said utility to completely bypass Network Manager.  Follow these instructions: However, under 12.04; sudo ./install needs to be; sudo bash install Once installed, you will need to switch utility … Continue reading

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Will she be mine?  I hope so!  First job will be to tastefully lower, easily accomplished.  Shocks are just wound down with an open ended spanner.  How low can you go before steering like a drunken pig on ice?  Low enough it … Continue reading

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Weston-super-Mare Indoor Ski Slope

What with them building the UK’s longest indoor snow slope in WsM & mountain biking up the Quantocks in the summer, I must really get a car. =-=-=-=-= Powered by Blogilo

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Classic Terminal

Want a classical terminal prompt as featured in Alien Breed?!? Follow this guide. (Works under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS GNOME Shell & not XFCE.) =-=-=-=-= Powered by Blogilo

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Advantages of Linux

By no means exhaustive, the following are my various musings on the advantages of Linux: No file fragmentation & therefore no lengthy defrag process, though to be fair this can be unobtrusively scheduled. A disk check takes all of 5 … Continue reading

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New Laptop

My shiny new ThinkPad Edge E325 is built & dispatched. What with a Corsair 60GB Force 3 SSD also in post, I have primed a USB key with Xubuntu 12.04 (LTS), as no optical drive, & await with excitement!!! Swapping … Continue reading

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