Archive for the ‘Debian’ Category

There are various reasons you may want to set your IP address to be static, one of these being to reduce boot time by removing DHCP discovery. Doing this in Linux is quite straight forward. If you want to make your current IP address your static address, you can find the details in a few […]

If you think you’re debian install starts up too slowly, there’s a very easy way to speed it up: simply add this line to /etc/default/rcS: CONCURRENCY=shell If the file already contains CONCURRENCY=none then replace this line with the line above. This will make the startup scripts run in parallel where possible. Note: may break things […]

Annoyingly, numlock is not turned on by default in Debian or Fedora. Thankfully, the fix is simple. Firstly, install the numlockx program. This is a simple command line tool which can turn numlock on or off: Debian: apt-get install numlockx Fedora: yum install numlockx Next, add this to one of the startup scripts. I like […]

The Amazon Kindle is a great little device which stores it’s documents unencrypted and unhidden on it’s hard drive, just like you would on your PC. This means you can add and remove documents as though it was a USB drive. It’s that easy. But on Ubuntu when you plug it in, nothing happens. The […]

There are a number of ways to convert CDs into MP3s in Ubuntu. For me, the best choice is Sound Juicer because of it’s filename flexibility and ability to deal with compilations. Setting it all up is also very simple. Only two packages are required from the repository. They can be installed with the following […]