I’ve just got a brand new dedicated server. I’ve installed an ubuntu server 9.04 and default locale was configured to fr_FR.FR@euro (which is ISO). My first try to change this to UTF-8 was to run :
Since it has been requested in the guesstbook, here are some details about my last desktop.
Yesterday, my boss asked me if I could install ubuntu gutsy on his old unika laptop. Almost everything went fine, but the wifi. Even the kill switch wasn’t working and, typing in a terminal:
always outputs “radio: off”. I had also in dmesg this error:
ipw2200: failed to send TX_POWER command
So, the base of the problem was to have a working kill switch button. Here what I did:
sudo modprobe rfkill sudo modprobe rfkill_input
then I hit the killswitch button and, yay ! it worked.
To make this permanent I had to put these lines into /etc/modules :
and to have the led working, I created a file in /etc/modprobe.d called ipw2200 where I put this line:
et voila 🙂
The only annoying thing left is that the wifi is always desactivated at boot.
Create a new launcher on your panel or in the menu (using menu editor : right click on the menu and then, choose “edit menus”).
Insert and/or select the following in the launcher properties window:
- Type: Application
- Name: FireFTP
- Command: firefox -chrome chrome://fireftp/content/
- Comment: FireFTP Client
- optional : you may want to choose an icon for this new launcher.
Phosphor is a nice screensaver (at least, I love it) that scrolls a text on the screen in a old school 80’s style. On Ubuntu 7.10, it comes with xscreensaver-data-extra from universe repository.
I wrote a bash script to generate the text choosing a random fortunes from a folder ~/fortunes where I save the fortunes in a text file (the script doesn’t depends from fortune app) :
My laptop screen is sometimes not bright enough and I have reach the top of the brightness according to the brightness control that is on the keyboard. The gnome applet brightness control has never worked either.
But today I’ve found an utility (which was on all my previous linux distrib, I guess) : xgamma.
Now I can adjust my brightness with this command:
xgamma -gamma 1.4
1.4 is a number between 0.100 and 10.000, default value is 1.
To make this modification permanent, you have to add a line to Monitor section of xorg configuration file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) :
with your correct value instead of this 1.04.