Sunday, June 26, 2011

Configure 10MBPS Full-Duplex Mode in Ubuntu

If you have your internet provider limiting you Link speed/duplex mode like mine, there is  a workaround available in Ubuntu. Okay, in windows it can be done graphically by

Device Manager > Network Adapter > Properties > Advance > Link Speed/Duplex Mode

But in Ubuntu, its quite different, but easier than Windows you must say! Go to terminal, and simply type the following command using your root password :

sudo mii-tool -F 10baseT-FD

Give other settings like IP address etc. as usual.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Use terminal directly from Kate

Kate, along with Geany is one of my favorite text editor. One of the good features of Kate is that it open a file in terminal in the files own loacation. For Example, if you have a file in D drive, with following path : Folder1/Folder2/Folder3/File1 then Kate will open it in terminal in the same location say Folder1/Folder2/Folder3/File1 for my given example.

Ubuntu users might find that terminal in disable in Kate. Personally I also face the problem. The reason for the problem is Kate actually build on KDE distribution. Hence if you use the terminal of Kate, you need to install the package konsole in Ubuntu. So, go to your Ubuntu desktop terminal (Application > Accesories > Terminal) and type the following command :

sudo apt-get install konsole

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Use Ubuntu font in Lucid

The all new Ubuntu Font
There is a new font for Ubuntu called 'Ubuntu' from the release versions of 10.10 to onwards.

But if you do not want to upgrade your system like me, then you can use the all new Ubuntu font in your current distribution. I am currently using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx), so I write this based upon Lucid.

Now, lets start! First add the repository for Ubuntu true type fonts and then simply download font package. Here is the command to write in terminal :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/ubuntu-font-family
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ttf-ubuntu-font-family

It is time to change your font. Go to System>Preferences>Appearance Settings and modify the Font tab shown bellow: