Ubuntu
SSH into your servers from Unity using unity-sshsearch-lens
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Sathya
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 and you're good to go. To search, just bring up Unity dash by hitting the Super (aka Windows) key, type either the username or host and just hit enter to initiate the connection.

Ubuntu Unity Development Does a IAmA on Reddit.
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ Sathya
Q: What does Linux need to be if its going to be a real contender to Windows? What are you guys doing about that? A: It needs support from the major players. Personally I think we need to lure: Steam Adobe (all their stuff) Autodesk (all their stuff we don’t have) We also are going to need to increase the buy in from hardware vendors. Nvidia/AMD/Intel all need to care about 2x what they do right now about.

Wallpaper Showing Keyboard Shortcuts And Mouse Tricks For Ubuntu Unity
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Sathya
Going through Ask Ubuntu, found a nice answer on keyboard shortcuts for Ubuntu Unity. Now if that’s too much for you to remember, Octavian Damiean has created this sweet wallpaper with the shortcuts and gestures overlayed on it. Click on the above image for a full size version, or a here’s a SVG version if you prefer the same.

[How-to] Fix for Ubuntu unable to shutdown with ACPI turned off due to a problem with GeForce FX 5200 and OnBoard Intel Chipset
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ Bharath
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 the boot after installation, both hang halfway. My previous solution was toΒ turn off ACPI in BIOS.

find command examples
· β˜• 3 min read · ✍️ Sathya
I’ve used find extensively and always wanted to writeup a nice post on this, but the linked post trumps my effort!Β Copy pasted from his blog, as the person’s allowed to do so. Also, as a general note - before using exec with the actual command, do preview it! ` —————————————————————————————— remove empty directories —————————————————————————————— find . -depth -type d -empty -exec rmdir ` —————————————————————————————— change various file attributes ——————————————————————————————

Always display the location bar in Nautilus
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Sathya
This is a pretty good tip. The default style irritates me to no end. Check out the full post, there are some great tips, especially if you’re new to Nautilus like me. Ever since some distros started their attempt to become more β€œuser-friendly” and gaining the nice looks, some default features got changed. In this case, it’s the location bar. Instead of it they got some buttons that shows the location and let you navigate through the directories!

4096-Byte Sector Hard Drives & Linux
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ Sathya
Recently, I bought a pair of those new Western Digital Caviar Green drives. These new drives represent a transitional point from 512-byte sectors to 4096-byte sectors. A number of articles have been published recently about this, explaining the benefits and some of the challenges that we’ll be facing during this transition. Reportedly, Linux should unaffected by some of the pitfalls of this transition, but my own experimentation has shown that Linux is just as vulnerable to the potential performance impact as Windows XP.

Virtual DJ Software for Linux: Mixxx
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Sathya
Mixxx is described as a complete package for amateur and professional DJs alike, providing everything you need to create and perform live mixes. It can run without connecting turntables and mixers, which makes it a replacement for traditional DJ setup. For professionals, it supports advanced features like comprehensive MIDI controller support, vinyl control, and multi-core CPU support. via Virtual DJ Software for Linux: Mixxx | TechSource. Seems nice.

[How-To] Get iPhone Internet Tethering Working in Linux
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Sathya
I’ve owned couple of mobile phones now, all in increasing number of features. But the one thing that remained common amongst all of them, was the ability to use a tethered Internet connection in both Windows and Linux. Until I got the iPhone, that is. With the iPhone, I could no longer use the iPhone as a modem in Linux. Not anymore. I was recently researching about claims that Ubuntu could sync with the iPhone, even the non-jailbroken ones.