Year: 2012

“Could not open a connection to your authentication agent” SSH-Add Error

When `ssh-add` does not work as expected because a ‘Could not open a connection to your authentication agent.’ error comes out, this might help: eval `ssh-agent` There are environment variables that needs to be set and doing the command above will essentially do just that but with far lesser key strokes. It is also easier…

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Steam Client For Ubuntu Enters Closed Beta

6th Nov 2012 is a memorable day for Ubuntu/Linux users. It is the day that Valve has started the Steam For Linux closed beta testing. For many gamers out there, casual or hardcore, I’m sure they are familiar with Steam. Who wouldn’t be? And for Linux users, particularly those who use Ubuntu, many would be…

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Eclipse IDE Global Menu Hack On Ubuntu

If you are among the countless people using Eclipse IDE as your platform for software development in Java (or other supported languages) on Ubuntu, then you may have noticed that it does not integrate at all into the global menu on Unity. Not a deal breaker actually, right. This does not even hamper you with…

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Torchlight: How To Get Fullscreen On Ubuntu 12.04

The 6th installment of the very successful Humble Indie Bundle (HIB) includes the acclaimed Adventure RPG (ARPG) Torchlight. Released back in 2009, this is the first part of the franchise from Runic Games. This particular game (well actually it was Torchlight 2, the sequel) has caught my eye, and interest, for the past month since…

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Diablo 3 And Why It Sucks

We’ve  been had. I feel Blizzard has been “playing” its players with Diablo 3 all along. I’ve got over 250 hours logged on my Barbarian (I think it’s close to 300 or even more) and guess how many drops I’m actively using? There’s like only 4! This is not even BIS (best in slot) items,…

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Gone To Tristram. Will Be Back After Inferno.. .

Have not posted for a while on this blog here. Blame it on work where more than half the time I’m forced to use Windows because we’re using MS SQL on a project. I can’t complain though. I’m learning new things. Which can only be good, right? However the above is not entirely true. That…

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Lord of Ultima for Ubuntu

Lord Of Ultima – One of the two games from EA that is now available for download straight out of the Ubuntu Software Center. EA, that sounds familiar doesn’t it? Of course! It is the same game software developer and publisher who has brought us the hit games such as Battlefield and The Sims. Surprising…

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GRUB2 Issues With Ubuntu 12.04 Installation

This is by far the weirdest Ubuntu install I have had so far in my more than 2+ years of using the said Linux distro. You see, I started using Ubuntu with version 10.04 Lucid Lynx. It’s not that I’ve not had my share of experiences with weird Linux installs and failed Linux installs. On…

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Black Screen On Logout On Ubuntu 11.10

About 2 weeks ago I started noticing something different with Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop. During shutdown none of the ugly boot messages were showing. I was elated. Since the days when boot splash was introduced into Linux nothing much has developed over the course of, more or less, a decade. Sure the names are…

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When Adobe Flash Settings Isn’t Clickable On Ubuntu 11.10

Adobe Flash Settings always worked fine back when I was still using Ubuntu Natty Narwhal in that whenever a Flash application needs permission to access my laptop’s camera and microphone, I can click on the Allow/Deny options. On Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot Flash settings is unclickable and it will eventually hang and crash whenever it asks…

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Ubuntu 12.04 Is Shaping Up Real Great

Have you seen this already – http://is.gd/kjzr76 ? The document is available on Google Docs entitled – Gnome 3 System Settings changes. Click on the link above to view it. In a nutshell what you will see there are changes that have been proposed and are currently being worked on for the next Ubuntu LTS…

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A Bluetooth Quick Fix Hack For Ubuntu 11.10

This is a fix on how to access the files on your phone via bluetooth on Ubuntu 11.10. I found it recently when I realized that bluetooth on my laptop was not working like it did on Ubuntu 11.04. Sure, the bluetooth dongle and my phones are detected without problems. Even searching for other active…

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Avoiding Errors When Setting Up Webistrano

Assuming you already have Ruby, RubyGems and MySQL  installed on your system, along with the necessary development files and tools for compiling, this may help you avoid a lot of confusing errors when you are trying to set up Webistrano. I got stuck at the part – rake db:migrate. One error would come out after…

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I Lost My Touchpad – Ubuntu 11.10

My upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot had been a smooth one albeit a bit late. Originally I was going to stay with Natty Narwhal and wait for the next LTS version – 12.04 Precise Pangolin – come April this year. What with 12.04 coming up fast in a mere 3 months and all the…

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AMD Catalyst Display Driver Now Works On Hybrid Graphics Laptops

Today was a great day for me and I hope for others as well. The day has arrived that the official AMD Catalyst™ Proprietary Display Driver for Linux x86 and Linux x86_64 now works on laptops/notebooks with hybrid graphics.. . AGAIN! The latest release of AMD graphics driver is version 12.1. What’s new? AMD officially…

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