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UPDATE For Linux Mint 16, the
hotCorner settings have been moved to
I use Synergy on all my computers to share a common mouse and keyboard, but I’ve found that with Gnome 3 based distributions, the hot corner was causing me some grief.
The beauty of using a Linux-based system though is that you can pretty much change anything you’re unhappy with, so that’s what I’m here to do.Read on →
This is pretty much a transcription of http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/fixsudo, which is just such a good article I wanted to keep a copy for reference.
How does sudo work?
The way that Ubuntu has implemented sudo, the
/etc/sudoers file says that users in the admin group can (after a password authentication) temporarily escalate to system-wide privileges for particular tasks. And then the
/etc/groups file says which users are in the admin group.
You can read more on the community documentation about Ubuntu’s implementation of sudo.Read on →
Although it’s extremely convenient during development to add a quick breakpoint using
binding.pry, it can be a bit frustrating to clients if you accidentally deploy with these breakpoints still intact.
As much as I enjoy Ubuntu, I haven’t warmed to their Unity desktop. I personally find it’s too similar to OS X, I don’t really like the launcher with larger icons, the global menu, the shifted window control buttons, notification area changes .. etc.
Since it’s based on GTK3, I know you can modify this all, but I’d rather just use a desktop environment that doesn’t require that level of tweaking.
Enter Cinnamon. Cinnamon is developed by the Linux Mint team, which has a distribution based on Ubuntu.
Over at the LinuxBSDOS blog, there was an article on how to get Cinnamon installed in the latest Ubuntu.
I found that after doing this, I ended up with no sound. To fix this, AskUbuntu has an article that I found useful.
I spend a lot of time working in a terminal, and I like to spend that time listening to music. Since I work primarily in Linux, I was hoping there would be an easy way to merge these two activities … and it turns out there was :)Read on →