Howto: VPN connection setup on ubuntu 9.10 karmic koala

On February 20, 2010, in Karmic Koala, ubuntu 9.10, vpn, by Dipin Krishna

I took this from  There are so many variations on these VPN implementations that it is extremely difficult to generalize a known-good configuration for each. Install from the various VPN components PPTP (Microsoft VPN) pptp-linux network-manager-pptp b. VPNC (Cisco VPN) vpnc network-manager-vpnc c. OpenConnect  openconnect network-manager-openconnect Reboot PPTP VPN Configuration – This setup works for connecting […]


How to Restore grub in ubuntu remix 9.10 karmic koala

On January 11, 2010, in grub, Karmic Koala, Restore, ubuntu 10.04, ubuntu remix, by Dipin Krishna

I recently installed Windows 7 on my laptop which already had ubuntu remix installed in it.The problem i faced was, the GRUB was lost. But i had trouble getting your GRUB boot loader since the process of restoring GRUB has changed. Follow these instructions to restore your GRUB. 1. Boot from your UBUNTU LIVE from […]


How to Show the Restore/Maximize, Minimize buttons on Maximized Windows in Ubuntu Remix 9.10 karmic Koala

On January 9, 2010, in Karmic Koala, ubuntu 9.10, undecorate, by Dipin Krishna

I recently installed the new Ubuntu Remix 9.10 karmic Koala on my laptop. I found that all windows where automatically maximized when open. I had showed you how to disable the auto-maximize feature of ubuntu remix earlier. Another annoying feature was that the maximized windows doesn’t have the restore/maximize, minimize and close buttons on it. […]


How to disable the Auto Maximize feature in Ubuntu Remix 9.10 Karmic Koala

On January 9, 2010, in Karmic Koala, Maximize, maximus, ubuntu 9.10, by Dipin Krishna

I recently installed the Ubuntu Remix on my netbook. The most annoying feature i found was the ‘Maximus’. It maximizes every window you open, even small windows which should not be maximized. This is how you can disable this feature. Press Alt + F2, enter gconf-editor, Go to -> /apps/maximus/no_maximize and set it to “true” […]


How to play video dvd in ubuntu 9.10 karmic Koala

On November 1, 2009, in dvd, Karmic Koala, ubuntu 9.10, by Dipin Krishna

Follows the steps below to play DVD in your ubuntu 9.10 karmic Koala 1. Become root $ sudo su – 2. Add medibuntu repositories to your sources.list. # wget –output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list Now add the GPG Key:# apt-get update && sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get update 3.Update your system. # apt-get update 4. Now […]


How to install Skype on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

On October 30, 2009, in install, Karmic Koala, skype, ubuntu 9.10, by Dipin Krishna

The two methods  below doesn’t work now. Please see for a successfull installation of skype on ubuntu. I have provided two methods. Please do comment which one is successful. Follow these steps to install skype in ubuntu 9.10 (64 bit).         First add:            deb karmic free non-free        to your […]