Category Archives: Ubuntu

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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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If you experience the above error message on extensions.gnome.org saying that you’re using an outdated version of gnome, try this: In a terminal, type firefox -P. This will force it to open the profile chooser.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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How to fix Ubuntu 12.04 / 12.10

The latest version of Ubuntu is out.  Time to fix it up a little. This assumes a clean install of 12.04. Basics The first thing to do is to fix your software sources. Press the “Super Key” (a.k.a. the Windows … Continue reading

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How to fix Ubuntu 11.04 / 11.10 (How to live with Gnome3 / Gnome-shell)

I often find myself looking forward to April and October, because these are the months when Ubuntu releases their latest updates for my favorite operating system. But, with my most recent upgrade I found myself thrown into the world of … Continue reading

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Samba file sharing for your Android phone

More and more, our phones are becoming little computers that we carry around with us everywhere.  And we store more and more files on these little electronic brains of ours.  But what happens when you can’t find that USB cable … Continue reading

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Use Hibernate to keep the peace in a multiple OS household.

For those of us that are into computers, its likely you’ve been tempted or have already taken the plunge on a multi Operating System machine.  The problem arises when you share that machine with others in the family.  Perhaps you … Continue reading

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