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 Disable splash screen in ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

On January 14, 2010, in disable, splash screen, ubuntu 9.10, by Dipin Krishna

The splash screen is shown when you boot up ubuntu.You can stop showing the splash screen and instead view details about your boot process. Follow the steps below to disable the splash screen.1. Edit grub.  $ sudo gedit /etc/default/grub Locate the following line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash” Remove quiet and splashNow the line should look like this […]


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 Assign Custom Shortcut Keys on Ubuntu 9.10

On December 16, 2009, in shortcut keys, ubuntu 9.10, by Dipin Krishna

Ubuntu includes a very limited shortcut key configuration utility which doesn’t allow you to assign hotkeys to your own applications or scripts. To get around this limitation, we can use the built-in gconf-editor utility to assign them ourselves.First you’ll want to load up gconf-editor by typing it into the Alt+F2 Run dialog. Once in the […]


How to play multimedia files(install codecs) in ubuntu 9.10

On November 8, 2009, in multimedia, ubuntu 9.10, by Dipin Krishna

You can find many applications for windows to play many kind of codecs. Some of the windows applications are windows media player, real player, vlc, mplayer Ubuntu equivalent : vlc, mplayer, helix player To have Ubuntu playing all kinds of stuff, you need to install many codecs. Add the new repository and update your system. $ […]