xorg.conf for Ubuntu Gutsy tribe 5 on IBM Thinkpad t43 2668-75U 1

This is the xorg.conf file as generated from the Live CD. # xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file) # # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using # values from the debconf database. # # Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page. # (Type ...

Setting Up Tomcat 5 on Ubuntu 6.06 40

I had mentioned that I’d post a quick how-to on setting up Tomcat 5 on Ubuntu Dapper. So here it is and lucky for me it’s VERY easy. Translations: castellano First a quick overview of what we are going to do: 1. install software 2. change 1 line in a configuration file. 3. start the ...

Sleep Deprivation and Being a Loser 1

On Sunday I installed Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper) at Sprachenatelier Berlin e.V. a small language school in Friedrichshain. It took all night and I’m still not finished. Someone had installed a Tomcat server that was serving a custom jsp app. Having never installed tomcat nor having ever developed Java Server Pages and only finding out about ...

Tracking Ubuntu Adjectives

Ubuntu‘s quite known for its {obscure adjective} {animal} release names. I though it might be interesting to see how the Ubuntu release cycle affected the {obscure adjective}s’ search volume. I turned to Google Trends and did a query for each of the {obscure adjective}s. The results were quite interesting. Warty wasn’t even on the chart ...

The Dapperness of the Drake 5

This was originally going to be a response to a comment on my last post but it got a bit long. I’ve been using Ubuntu Dapper Drake since Febuary and often forget about the improvements I noticed upon first upgrading. For me, Nautilus has finally become a pleasure to use instead of the pain it ...

Recovering from Ubuntu Dapper Release Party 3

Last night I went to the Berlin Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake) release party at Danial Holbach‘s (dholbach) place. It was nice to meet other ubuntu lovers. I arrived at 8pm and left at ~4:30am. By then the sun was already on the rise and by the time I arrived home it had already become completely ...

I’m Feeling So Dapper!

I just got finished installing Ubuntu 6.04 (Dapper Drake). It’s becoming ever-more polished although it is a beta and there are quite a few things that just don’t work yet. I really like the cleaned up menu layout. The search function in Nautilus is also nice. I’ve been having problems with quite a few Mono ...

Ubuntu Laptop Testing 1

I’ve kinda officially joined the Ubuntu Laptop Testing Team today. I’ll be testing my IBM Thinkpad T43, Model# 266875U. I haven’t got tons of time for it but another guy has a Canonical-supplied T43 that is about 90% the same hardware so I’ll just copy his stuff where appropriate. If you’d like to help just ...

Abolish ubuntu spatial in Hoary

For those who hate ubuntu spatial and never want to see it again, you can issue this command WITHOUT any users logged into Gnome (GConf can’t be running.). sudo gconftool-2 --direct --config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults --type bool --set /apps/nautilus/preferences/no_ubuntu_spatial true The same is true for other settings as well. Also, if you want to make a setting ...