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Ubuntu 13.04 VNC

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Using VNC is an effective way for remotely connecting to a box running Ubuntu 13.04. The good news is that it can be done. The bad news is that with every release of the Gnome / Unity it gets trickier for setting it up. Here are the steps to do that.

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Starting up with upstart

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

You may not care much for the recent way that Debians handles services: upstart. It seems easy enough to create new services, so here’s a quick overview.

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Ubuntu updates bricked my Lenovo t500 laptop again. They messed up the graphic drivers for ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 and left me without a decent graphic interface. To repair this mess, do the following: go to the site and download the new drivers (´╗┐ The easiest way to do this is to use [...]

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With all the regression bugs in recent kernel releases I had my doubts whether to update my desktop Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope installation to the latest 9.10 Karmic Koala. I’ve read several comparisons between 9.04 and 9.10, but usually those benchmarks use the default (and clean) installations, which in the case of 9.10 brings the [...]

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