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January 30, 2009

Receiving files via bluetooth on Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (8.10)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bigbrovar @ 3:49 pm
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You probably know that sending files to a computer in ibex via bluetooth doesn’t work. .. well out of the box not until you install gnome-bluetooth from synaptic. thanks to this post here http://traversingmind.blogspot.com/2008/12/receiving-files-via-bluetooth-on-ubuntu.html

January 29, 2009

Elisa : A Nice Media Center for Ubuntu

Filed under: Ubuntu,Uncategorized — Bigbrovar @ 4:15 am
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When i started using Linux some 2 years ago, one application i really wanted to have was a media center. I liked having all my multimedia controlled by one software, like a one stop media shop (more or less)

On windows i used the windows media center which is a very cool tool for my needs. Unfortuntely when i migrated to Linux i was unable to find a program that does what i wanted. i tried MyTV but it was too TV centric i don’t have a TV Card- beside was a witch to configure. I just wanted something that was easy to install, easy to use, and just works.
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January 17, 2009

Share You Internet wirelessly on Ubuntu

Filed under: Connectivity — Bigbrovar @ 2:21 pm

I wrote a guide earlier on how to share your internet connection on ubuntu. But the guide was  for non wireless sharing . well here is an updated version that allows you to share your internet connection wirelessly to other wireless  devices in your home by showing you how to create a ad-hoc wireless network on your laptop .
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Adobe Air on Ubuntu

Filed under: Ubuntu — Bigbrovar @ 12:33 pm

In the begining when i heard about adobe Air. i didnt give it a thought for one adobe was not a company renown for its for support for the Linux desktop. the fact that products like photoshop dreamweaver and a host of their top applications don’t run natively on Linux is a cliche. even the few products that have been ported are riddled with bugs, bugs you don’t get on their windows equivalent. However it seems attitude is changing and Adobe is starting to take Linux user more seriously. adobe flash player (very notorious been Firefox’s kryptonite on Linux and a general PITA) has improved alot with version 10x which was released the same day the windows version was released (doesn’t happen like this before most times we are always the last to receive updates) as if that was not enough adobe released 64bit version of its flash player on the Linux platform only. (more…)

January 10, 2009

Resetting Keyring in Intrepid

Filed under: Gnome,Guides — Bigbrovar @ 11:24 am

One of the things i find very annoying on ibex is the gnome keyring. It is suppose to provide a secured means for applications to store password. But as always with security stuff it can get very annoying especially if you use a WPA secured wireless and you authenticate your login from a finger print reader. I get this keyring prompt every time i start my system. it can be very annoying i hate typing password. and although i use my finger print for my login authentication. Having to type the keyring pass code every time i login defeat the purpose. i tried searching but it seems there is no way to disable the keyring. This surely is a bug (used to exist in hardy heron but was fixed by updates). my only solution was to reset the keyring password and put in a low level passwd. something i can easily type. and remember. sure there are security implications for this so i wont advise you do this on an enterprise machine. to reset the gnome keyring you have to delete this file login.keyring found in this hidden directory .gnome/keyrings/ (more…)

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