Posts Tagged ‘kubuntu

tool known in Ubuntu as “disk utility”, from the package gnome-disk-utility with command palimpsest, is the best GUI based summary of disk health and partition info I’ve found

Mark Shuttleworth announces the new Ubuntu name for version 11.10 as Oneiric Ocelot, no really. Weird Ubuntu names Oneiric Ocelot: is this the strangest? My opinion is that the oddball names for Ubuntu releases aid greatly as search markers. “10.10” is not a great differentiating search term in computing whilst “maverick” (or indeed “meerkat”) doesn’t […]

Just discovered deborphan and have used it to clean up some cruft from my Kubuntu system, this should work for any .deb based system that uses apt. Removing unwanted packages List packages with no dependencies deborphan -a -n -z | sort -nr Will give you a list sorted by install size (-n) with largest first […]

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Following on from previous Safari on Linux posts this is an update based on the status for Safari 4. Update: Safari 4 on linux via WINE In what sounds like some sort of review of a Bacchanalian orgy Safari has achieved Gold status on WINE as reported at WineHQ. The specific testing was made using […]

How to configure the quicklaunch plasmoid (aka widget) so as to fix a problem with missing icons and other issues.

Gah! I’ve upgraded to 9.10; then on a subsequent reboot I was “slimming down my system” more on that later and have messed up “mountall” causing it to error on boot in standard and recovery mode. Won’t boot, not even to a console. Mountall error gives status 127 I’m sure I’m guilty of this but […]



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