Saturday, November 24, 2007

Non-Distro Specific Ubuntu Guides

This is a collection of all the howto's on Ubuntu1501.com that aren't distro specific and offer you a chance to enhance your Ubuntu experience.

How Get Ubuntu

Customizing Firefox

Configure the Touchpad

Dual Booting with Windows or another OS

Replacing your Hard Drive

Installing VirtualBox with USB Support


Upgrading your RAM

How to BitTorrent

How to run uTorrent torrent client in Ubuntu

Using Evolution with Gmail

How to Encode Videos for your iPod

How to get FREE Ubuntu disks

How to get FREE Ubuntu system stickers

Integrate Last.fm into Ubuntu

Using Your Apple iPod in Ubuntu

Using KDE Applications in GNOME

Running the Conky System Monitor

How to Install a TTF Font in Ubuntu

How to Screen Capture

Fixing Dell Laptop Keyboards

Make Firefox Pretty

6 comments:

redDEAD said...

Congrats pHreaksYcle on your first article, you did a great job. You're a my ninja!

Christopher said...

I'm still wondering if anyone has installed the v.2.6.1 BIOS update and if it fixes the backlight level buttons.

Nightstudies said...

The dual boot link is broken.

gnaugher said...

I've been lurking around your page for some months now and it's been a godsend. I decided to take the plunge and work with Hardy, I've scavenged for a couple of currently working fixes for 32bit Flash In Firefox for AMD64 boxes and wi-fi. If you're interested let me know and I'll get them to you.

neo said...

soory as this is an OFF topic matter .but need to post it somewhere in ur blog //.i know this blog is for ubuntu but thinks u can help me ..i downloded the Gentto linux latest live cd and when it boots up it shows a X config error..how can i resovle that ..i searched on th web but cant find a solution yet.im not using ubuntu just because all it need a net connection to install the softwares i neeeed ,,is there any other way to install applictaions in a without internet?? im just a beginer in Linux world..iam now started working as PHp progrmmer ..can u prfer some tools that i can install in ubuntu ...hopes that u will reply

and congrats for adding a domain this blog ,,

Panda said...

This solution fixed the following problems:
The battery and AC being unrecognized by the system.
Unknown Key Pressed/Released all the time


Hello guys,

I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop with both Ubuntu Hardy and Windows Vista installed on the hard drive.

I experienced the problem listed above on both Ubuntu and Windows OS's.
I used the solution posted by dbeltran so give him credits if it works for you
Make sure that you upgrade your BIOS to the latest possible version. You can download BIOS upgrades from the dell official website. I am currently using v2.6.2 but as far as I read there is a newer release - v2.6.3
After applying the BIOS upgrade and making sure that you are still having the problem with the unknown key pressed all the time, Shut Down your laptop. Unplug the AC from the laptop and also unplug the AC from the electric switch.
Remove the battery from your laptop.
Plug the AC back to the laptop (AC is NOT plugged into the electric switch - there is no electric power) while the battery is off then press and hold the Power button for 2-3 seconds do it 2-3 times. It cleans the leftover electricity.
Unplug the AC once again and Press the Power button again and hold it for 2-3 seconds.
Unplug the cable that connects the AC with the electric switch and plug it again.
Wait for 5 minutes before putting the battery back and connecting the AC adapter with the laptop.
After all is complete turn on your computer and post your results.

This solution fixed the following problems:
The battery and AC being unrecognized by the system.
Unknown Key Pressed/Released all the time