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File Ubuntu bug URL without help page with burried link

The Ubuntu page for reporting a bug does a good job of hiding the actual launchpad URL for filing a bug. Here is a direct one Read More »

Internet Explorer in VirtualBox 4.1 in Ubuntu 10.10

I've been needing IE for testing payformystay.com for some time now, but now I'm studying and I need it to work with some interactive Silverlight stuff. Read More »

Fixing a broken Xen DomU after upgrading to Ubuntu 11.4 (Natty)

My Xen DomU's that I upgraded to 11.4 no longer booted, because the xen-blkfront module is missing from the initramfs. To fix, do this when you get the initramfs prompt: Read More »

Fixing locale message in Ubuntu when logging in or SCPing

I've encountered this error occasionally when loggin in: -bash: warning: setlocale: LC_ALL: cannot change locale (nl_NL.UTF-8) Read More »

Ubuntu 10.10 with kernel 2.6.35-25 shutdown problem as Xen DomU

The current kernel in Ubuntu Maverick has a problem with shutting down when running as a Xen DomU (guest). When the VM has more than 1 VCPU, it won't reboot or shutdown. Read More »

Ubuntu Desktop Linux and Acer TravelMate 7513WSMi

My youngest sister has retired her big-ass (17") Acer TravelMate (model 7513WSMi 7510) with a more modern offering from Sony. That was last year. Now, she thought it'd be a good idea to donate it to our oldest sister. But since the thing has always “run” like a pig with Windows Vista, her girl-geek instincts thought it better if I'd equip the old monster with Ubuntu Linux instead. Read More »

Ubuntu and SiS 671 VGA chipset driver

The video on my mom's laptop, A Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo Mobile V5535, had recently gone awry. At the time, the laptop was running Ubuntu 9.04 (I think). Reconfiguring the driver didn't do much good, so I upgraded the machine to 10.04, hoping that that would fix it. It didn't. Read More »

Disabling exim port 25 listening when zimbra is installed

Edit: This doesn't work anymore I don't think, because more modern versions check for SMTP conflicts and don't allow this. Read More »

HP LaserJet 6P under Ubuntu

Because Arnold Pilon is migrating his workplace to Apple, I could get his old PC and peripherals for free. Among its peripherals was an old HP LaserJet 6P, still perfectly working. Read More »

Adding locales in Ubuntu

I wanted the dates on my Kubuntu system to be shown as Dutch dates. Therefore, I needed to add a locale. The place to do it is in /var/lib/locales/supported.d/local. It now contains this: Read More »