Category Archives: Ubuntu

How to a Set Static IP in Ubuntu

Some recent changes to Ubuntu have changed the way we set a static IP in Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10. Previously we could change the /etc/resolv.conf file adding in our static IP details. But due to some internal changes I’m finding it more stable to make changes in the graphical interface…. nm-connection-editor, as these new changes are overwriting the file with some generated content.

UPDATE: I have written some instructions on how to set a static IP in a more ‘Linux’ fashion. Check them out here (for wired connections only)

Move Minimize, Maximize and Close Buttons – Ubuntu 12.04

gconf-editor - GNOME configuration editorI don’t know why Ubuntu has decided to keep window controls (window controls being the minimize, maximize and close buttons) in the left corner of the window. For some reason, with every release of Ubuntu I expect the window controls to be moved to the right! I keep trying to change my ways but always reach for the right corner when minimizing or trying to close – maximizing I could probably do without!

Ubuntu 12.04 is no different, time to change some settings again…

How to Open a Terminal in Ubuntu

Opening a terminal isn’t as important as it used to be in Ubuntu. Ubuntu is quite user friendly now (though some would argue it is moving against that with it’s unity interface!) but using a terminal is still as powerful as ever!

Filezilla Crashes on Drag and Drop – Ubuntu 11.10

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Filezilla – What just happened?!

Recently Filezilla crashes on drag and drop, I believe its an Ubuntu 11.10 problem as I don’t remember this occurring before. It’s pretty drastic so I’m sure I would have noticed!

Whenever I try to drag and drop a folder Filezilla disappears (exits or crashes – however you want to explain it!). It wasn’t too painful to fix…. luckily.