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[SOLVED] Number pad is not working in ubuntu

It’s the second time that I have to solve the problem of the number pad not working in Ubuntu. For what I’ve seen in some forums it happens in other linux distributions as well. The solution in 4 simple steps: – Open System -> Preferences -> Keyboard – Click on the Mouse Keys tab – […]

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Running Google App Engine in Ubuntu 10.4 Lucid Lynx

It is not new, it always happens the same to me. After I update my computer to the latest version of Ubuntu (in this case version 10.4) I always have to spend a couple of days reconfiguring things or reinstalling packages. The thing is that right now I am developing an application using Google App […]

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Ubuntu 10.4: How to place the window close button on the right again

Ubuntu 10.4 is live. I’ve been using Ubuntu for around 4 to 5 years, and I am a pretty happy user. From my point of view, the big problem I found on this release (which I just installed 5 minutes ago) is that they changed the window buttons from the right to the left side […]

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Google Chrome for Linux

Today I’ve received an e-mail from Google telling me that they launched the new beta for linux of their browser Google Chrome.  It’s been a while since they first launched a version for Windows. As you might expect, I’ve downloaded and installed this brand new version of Chrome for Linux and I installed on my […]

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[SOLVED] The kvm-qemu virtual machine ignores shutdown and reboot

These days I’ve been playing with KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine). All started with a kernel upgrade and VMWare Server stop working, and getting lots of errors when executing vmware-config.pl while recompiling the modules. Anyway, what matters is that I’ve migrated a couple of virtual machines from VMWare Server 2 to qemu-kvm. One of the virtual […]

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How to get the UUID of a disk or partition in Ubuntu

Sometimes it can be very useful, and even necessary, to know the UUID (Universally Unique Identifier) of a disk or partition in Linux. Nowadays the configuration for mounting disk partitions on linux (the file /etc/fstab) uses the UUID instead of the device name (/dev/hda1, /dev/sda1 …). If you need to know which is the UUID […]

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PHP amazingly improves itself

This was me, looking how to install PHP 5.3 in the new Ubuntu Karmic, because using the new functionality of late static binding will simplify my code, and I’ve found something amazing. A new feature that was missing in PHP, but they have included in PHP 5.3… the… wait for it…. wait for it…. wait […]

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Installing Firefox 3.5 in Ubuntu

In order to install Firefox 3.5 in Ubuntu (before Canonical update the official repositories) is as follows: First you should add following line in /etc/apt/sources.list (in order to edit this file you will need admin privileges, aka run as root): deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/fta/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main Then, we should run following command to validate previous repository and […]

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Installing Canon PIXMA iP2600 printer in Ubuntu 9.04 64-bits

While I was in UK, I bought a  Canon PIXMA iP2600 printer. It was not expensive at all and the ink was not as expensive as other printers, so I though it would be a good purchase for the price. The thing is that when I tried to install the printer in Ubuntu 64-bit, there […]

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