VMware Server 1.0.6 on Ubuntu 8.0.4

VMware Server 1.0.6 on Ubuntu 8.0.4 would not run “out of the box”. I needed a library fix ...

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Google Calendar Updates

I noticed some small Google Calendar updates a couple days ago. When creating a calendar item, it is ...

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Reset ALSA sound on Linux

Sometimes, ALSA will freeze up and I have no sound. I came across this little code snip which ...

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Installing Asterisk from source on Ubuntu

These packages must be installed in order to get Asterisk to compile from source on Ubuntu: aptitude install ...

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Google’s Icon changed to the blue lowercase g today.

I like the fresh look UPDATE: Found this article 9 days later which explains a lot: Google Blog

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Compiz on Thinkpad T41 Mobility FireGL 9000 with Hardy Heron

I got Compiz working quite easily on the new Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 sudo vi /etc/xdg/compiz/compiz-manager add: SKIP_CHECKS=yes ...

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Add Medibuntu repositories to your Ubuntu 8.04

Unknown codec ‘aac’    sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/hardy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list     then    sudo apt-get update && sudo ...

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Feisty Fawn breaks Samba “Force User” Option

After upgrading to feisty Fawn, I could not connect to a Samba share. I was receiving a authentication ...

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Enable DVD Playback in Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install totem-xine libxine1-ffmpeg libdvdread3 sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/install-css.sh

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Ideas for a new home Asterisk system

Here is a response from Hans Fugal, to my PLUG posting back in March 2007 – Distinctive ring ...

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