SSH into your servers from Unity using unity-sshsearch-lens

I love Unity, especially the lens feature. While going through the Ubuntu store, found this neat little lens for initiating an SSH connection. The lens parses your ~/.ssh/known_hosts & ~/.ssh/config files and provides you with a list of servers that you can connect to. Just install the lens, logout & login back to your desktop…

[How-to] Fix for Ubuntu unable to shutdown with ACPI turned off due to a problem with GeForce FX 5200 and OnBoard Intel Chipset

The title might be a little long so let me explain it here. This is in relation to my post on Ubuntu hanging during boot with nVidia FX 5200. A brief history: I tried to install and boot Ubuntu (all releases till date) with my card, and ACPI settings turned on. The LiveCD boot and…

Ubuntu Natty to skip changelogs

Due to the continuous demand for downsizing both our installation media, as well as the install footprint, we looked for packages which we should eliminate  […], but also for stuff that users generally don’t need and won’t miss. IMO package changelogs very much fall into the latter category, so they were very high on the “first against the wall”…

Speed Up apt-get Downloads in Debian / Ubuntu and it’s derivatives

Enter apt-fast. apt-fast is an apt-get supplement/replacement script by Matt Parnell. Basically apt-fast does pretty much the same thing as apt-get does, except that the download part of it is handled by axel. The result being that your program installation downloads finish faster. A lot faster. Up to 26-times, according to Matt. via Speed Up…

Ubuntu 10.10 on 10/10, AskUbuntu (aka Ubuntu.StackExchange) also launched

You must’ve heard enough number of times about Ubuntu 10.10 “Maverick Meerkat” being released today, so I won’t bore you with the details. What I would like to highlight is that AskUbuntu, previously known as ubuntu.stackexchange.com, was also launched today. For the unknown, Stack Exchange is collection of sites focusing on Question & Answer style, instead of…