When you hit the backspace key in Firefox on Windows it normally goes back to the previous page, but it doesn’t on Ubuntu Linux. Below are a few steps on how to fix Firefox in Ubuntu to get the backspace button to go back in history instead of going up the page.
Users in Ubuntu (UNIX) use a lot the Terminal window to run different commands. But some of this commands can be extremely dangerous for you system. From these commands your files can be deleted, a huge number of processes can make your system freezes or deleting all hidden entries in a directory. Is better that everybody knows this commands so I will list some of these commands below and please be careful look but don’t run.
In the lasted version of Compiz Fusion 0.7.6, to many new plugins and eye candys have been added. One of this new features is that you can now rotate your desktop as cylinder or sphere.
Before to continue you need to upgrade to the latest version of Compiz, add the repository to your sources.list
In terminal window, type the following code:
gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
Add the following line to the end
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/compiz/ubuntu hardy main Continue reading
Sometimes some applications freezes up when we try to run it and we cannot close it. Instead of having to restart your system and wasting valuable time, we can simply use xkill to terminate the application so that you can continue with your computing tasks.
There are some days that KDE 4.1 is finally out, as you probably already know, and it comes with a lot of innovations for the Linux desktop. KDE 4 is the next generation of the popular K Desktop Environment, which seeks to fulfill the need for a powerful yet easy-to-use desktop, for both personal and enterprise computing. The new version provides increased stability over the first KDE 4 version and more eye candy!
Here is a step by step guide how to install KDE on your existing Ubuntu 8.04 or 8.04.1 LTS desktop.
Step 1 – Add KDE 4.1.0 Repositories
Go to System -> Administration -> Software Sources… Continue reading
A simple guide how to set up a basic Postfix mail server with IMAP and POP3 services. It does not included advanced topics such as integrating virus-checking and spam-filtering.
In our setup, Postfix sends and receives mail from Internet and stores them in the user mailboxes while clients in the Internet can retrieve their mails via Courier IMAP or POP3. The user authentication is done by Courier Authdaemon. The following diagram shows this process.
In this setup I assume that your domain is yourdomain.com and it has a valid MX record call mail.yourdomain.com. Remember to replace yourdomain.com with your actual domain in the example codes in this howto. Also I assume that you know what an MX record is. To find out MX your type in a terminal:
dig mx yourdomain.com
To install postfix
sudo apt-get install postfix
Intall mailx package for use as command mail utility program. Mail command is installed with this package.
sudo apt-get install mailx
Here are some place when you are in trouble with Ubuntu Linux. Forums and IRC channel where you get help in a very short time…les than 1 min.
Ubuntuforums.org is one of the biggest bulletin board dedicated to Ubuntu. Everything is in the right place, just search before you post a new topic.
Ubuntuguide.org is the Ubuntu User Manual. It’s a must-read for those new to Ubuntu, and especially for those just beginning in Linux.
IRC.Ubuntu.com where people are friendly, knowledgeable, and courteous, and will do their best to answer your question.