To enter Root Terminal in Ubuntu, use Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal. Then type ’sudo -s’ and hit return. Type in your administrator password, hit [Enter] and you’re done.
on 02/28/2010 – Made popular on 02/28/2010
Just a short Tutorial today. It’s surprising how many people do not know this. To change the hostname under Linux, open a terminal window. Type the following code.
sudo nano /etc/hosts
and change the text to your new hostname. Changes will take effect on Restart.
The CPU beep is a really irritating thing in Linux distros and sometimes the graphical sound manager does not work when shutting it up.
Fortunately there is a simple way to do it in terminal. In Ubuntu (and distros based upon it) type:
gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
In Debian type:
Linux Mint is one of the most popular Ubuntu based distro’s, possibly for the fact it brings something new to the table rather than just a different set of wallpapers. Its always been one of my favorite distros, and like the main Ubuntu project, it has more than one ‘flavour’.
Ubuntu was the distribution that shot to fame not only because of its simplicity to use and install, but also because of it's Free CD project. However, Canonical has now decided to stop it's Free-for-all offering and will now offer free CDs only to those who are in need of it.
Have you ever wondered how to write your own IRC Bot? Well, its not a big deal, unless you know the basics. Bots are set of scripts that appears to IRC users as another user but performs automated functions.