Ubuntu (Linux) – Run program at startup / boot / login

This is meant to be a collection of methods in which you can launch a program automatically on an Ubuntu (Linux) system. Launch at boot – These will launch regardless if a user logs in or not. Put your script … Continue reading

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Gnome (3.10) Extension – Add User and Host name to panel

With the new version of Gnome comes a need for a new way to display the User@Host names in the panel.  Gnome 3.10 has changed their drop-down user menu, so the old extension no longer works.  Right now, this just … Continue reading

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Gnome Shell Extension – Add Hostname to Username

This is a fairly simple extension.  It adds the hostname to your username in the top right corner of the gnome 3 panel. Download Extension  extension.js: const GLib = imports.gi.GLib; try { userMenuName = imports.ui.main.panel.statusArea['userMenu'] } catch(TypeError) { userMenuName = … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 12.10 install failed – UEFI BIOS

If you have purchased or built a new computer in the last few years, you might be aware of the switch from traditional BIOS software to UEFI.  What you might not be aware of is that this can cause your … Continue reading

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How to build a cheap, reliable desktop computer for every day use.

For a tech nerd, it is hard to beat the excitement of bringing home a brand new shiny computer. That is except for maybe building one yourself. Some people question why even bother building computer yourself. What could possibly make … Continue reading

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Serpentine belt for a 351W (393W, 408W) with air conditioning, no smog pump (thermactor pump) and 130 amp alternator

Once you venture outside of stock specifications, simple parts such as a drive belt become harder to find.  In this case, a serpentine drive belt for a 351W based motor (a 408W stroker motor) was needed.  The 351W is wider than … Continue reading

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Gnome Extensions (extensions.gnome.org) shows says Gnome3 is not up to date

If you experience the above error message on extensions.gnome.org saying that you’re using an outdated version of gnome, try this: In a terminal, type firefox -P. This will force it to open the profile chooser. Create a new profile, select … Continue reading

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Fixing Gnome3 extensions after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10 and Gnome 3.6

The latest version of Ubuntu, 12.10 – Quantal Quetzal, is here and as (what seems to be) always you will likely have some issues after upgrading. One of the first issues that is going to jump out at you is … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) – Clicking sound from speakers

With a recent kernel update (to linux-image-3.2.0.26), I suddenly found my speakers clicking almost every second.  It was a small clicking noise, but a big annoyance. In a Google search, I found several answers to this problem, all pointing to … Continue reading

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The easy way to swap rear discs into a 4 lug Fox body Mustang

By far, the easiest way to convert a Fox body Mustang to a rear disc brake setup, while retaining your 4-lug wheels is to use the rear end out of an ’87 T-Bird Turbo Coupe. This is essentially the same … Continue reading

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