The Alpha 1 released ISO of the Ubuntu Linux distribution has been released into the wilds, bringing with it new features including the 3.0-3-generic Linux kernel and many other software updates including Firefox updated to version 5 and NetworkManager updated to version 0.9. This is an alpha release and not recommended for day-to-day usage, but …

I have tried out the old Doom.exe in Dosbox and I had to patch the Doom.exe to the Ultimate Doom version to be able to get access to all the episodes and I copied the Doom2.exe v1.9 to the folder with the other files and then after getting help in this thread, I was able …

The best thing about using Linux instead of using Windows, is that when you install a new piece of hardware on your machine or plug-in a USB device and set it up, there is no juggling CD`s and searching the Internet for updated drivers to get the hardware working, for the most part; it will …

To playback video in mplayer in different sizes, just use this command: mplayer -vf scale=960:720 my.avimplayer -vf scale=960:720 my.avi This will scale up a small frame size video to a higher size. This is good if you are playing video on the framebuffer console with mplayer and you want to be able to see the …

I have just loaded up the Crunchbang Statler Linux distribution and it is a very good first impression. It uses a very simplistic and fast desktop comprising the Openbox window manager and Conky that gives information about the status of your computer. The Tint2 panel resides at the bottom of the screen and, this provides …

To change the default console font, type: setfont /usr/share/consolefonts/Lat7-TerminusBold32x16.psf.gzsetfont /usr/share/consolefonts/Lat7-TerminusBold32x16.psf.gz at the text console and then if you are happy with the size of that font, then type: sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setupsudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup and set the same font there as you selected before, and then the initial ram disk will be rebuilt for the running …

I have just installed Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope once more, and I will see>how I go with this, I have just installed the ubuntu-restricted-extras and I should be able to play just about any format I want to. My Windows XP installation is playing up so I sacrificed the disk space occupied by Windows 7 and …

I have just upgraded my Ubuntu 8.10 kernel to 2.6.28.7 and now, the alsa sound works, which is way better than the deprecated OSS system that Ubuntu uses by default. And it was not very hard to do either, once I worked out how the mkinitramfs program worked, I was fine. $ uname -aLinux deusexmachina …