Tyler Nienhouse's Blog

Quick Look – Ubuntu 9.10 Daily (07/15/09)

Today I’ve decided to take a look at the Daily Release (07/15/09) of Ubuntu and Karmic Koala and post my findings on it to show you what too look forward to in October! Due to its early stage, this version of Ubuntu does not have a graphical installer, so I won’t post any screenshots for the installation. There is a … Read More

Gateway T-6345U and Ubuntu Jaunty

  I recently got a new Gateway T-6345U laptop and (being a Linux lover) I installed Ubuntu Jaunty on it right after I made sure it all worked. Installation Installing Ubuntu was as easy as usual, though it went a little slow due to Gnome’s power manager’s lack of using the maximum CPU speed. Fortunately, there’s a panel applet that … Read More

Wii Remote as Mouse in Ubuntu 9.04

I’ve recorded a tutorial on how to set up a Wii Remote as a mouse in Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope (9.04), and also written a text version below the video if you would prefer to use that. There is also a text version of this tutorial for those who like to copy and paste below this. This tutorial is an updated … Read More

Creating Graphs in iWork Pages

** Images in older articles have been lost ** I have recently been asked how to insert a graph in Apple’s iWork Pages program, so here is a short post about inserting a chart or graph in Pages. Inserting Graphs To insert a chart, just simply click on the “Charts” button on the tool bar then you can select what … Read More

Fix Ubuntu 9.04 ATI Driver Issue

(Edit: this tutorial does not work with Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala and I will unfortunately not be able to update it for Karmic because I do not have the time nor hardware.) (Edit 03/14/10: I no longer have the hardware to work on this issue. -This tutorial is no longer officially supported by myself- I personally suggest finding a way … Read More

Setup Gmail SMTP in KMail

** Images in older articles have been lost ** After easily setting up your Gmail IMAP account in KMail (perhaps using a tutorial like the one featured on Jatecblog) you may wonder how to set up your outgoing SMTP acout too.  After some looking around, I don’t see much of anything on this subject other than people having problems setting … Read More

Import Reader Feeds into Akregator

** Images in older articles have been lost ** I just moved over to KDE 3.5 (the good old days) and was migrating everything over to Kontact (which includes Akregator) and decided it would be nice to import my Google Reader feeds into Akregator. I’ve compiled steps on how I did this myself. 1. Head over to Google Reader (http://google.com/reader/) … Read More

Fix Broken package – Ubuntu

Sometimes a corrupt installation package can corrupt your package management system leaving your Linux unable to install or on remove any packages (Software). Here is the message error I got from apt-get after trying to install ndas-admin for Ubuntu. [bash]$sudo apt-get install mplayer Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree Reading state information… Done E: The package ndas-admin needs to … Read More

Windows Seven (Build 6801)

** Images in older articles have been lost ** Windows Seven is Microsoft’s latest creation which is expected to be released by the end of 2010. I’ve been doing a little bit of messing around with it lately, so here is what I have seen. (Click on the screenshots to view them in their original size.) The Installation (Screenshot1) The … Read More

Happy 10th Realese Ubuntu!

The popular community developed Linux distribution “Ubuntu”, which releases every six months (a month after each GNOME) is having it’s 10 release this month! This upcoming release is version 9.04 which is named “Jaunty Jackalope” Here I’ve compiled a list of all of the Ubuntu releases with their release dates, names, and version numbers. October 26, 2004 – Ubuntu Warty … Read More