If you’re new to Ubuntu Linux and want to learn more about it, then this guide should be helpful to you. The topics covered are installation, package management, network and Internet connection setup, customization, proprietary hardware driver and multimedia support, troubleshooting, and much more.
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Microsoft finally made it to Twitter. Big shots like Google and Yahoo are already on Twitter, but it took Microsoft quite some time to decide whether they really want to join or not! (Come on, we all know that they are slow!)
Anyway I found it really interesting, and thought like to welcome them via my account @Linux. I did, and it was awesome to see that people found it hilarious! They started retweeting right away, and as I’m writing right now after an hour, people are still making fun of it.
I’ve been using the Unicode based Bengali fonts of Ekushey for a long time, specially SolaimanLipi which I use almost everywhere. To make these fine fonts easily available on Ubuntu, I’ve made a package of all of them called ttf-ekushey. Users of Ubuntu derivatives such as Linux Mint can use this package too.
(Twelve for now, but whenever they releases a new font I’ll update my package too.) Continue reading…
The delete key on my Acer Extensa 5620 wasn’t working on Ubuntu 8.04 out of the box, and I experienced the same problem on Ubuntu 8.10. It’s already filed as Bug 181057 and I hope it’ll be fixed on the next release.
Anyway, here’s how to fix this problem:
Open the following file as root: /etc/X11/xkb/keycodes/xfree86
Find the line <DELE> = 107
Replace it with <DELE> = 242
Find the line <I72> = 242
Replace it with <I72> = 107
Save and reboot, delete key will now work
This problem has been reported on other distributions too, and effects Acer Extensa 5210, 5220, 5620 and possibly other models that I’m not aware of.