Setting a static IP in Ubuntu is useful for a lot of things. You may want to forward ports from your router to serve web pages, use SSH from outside your local network or set up some sort of media server.
These instructions have been tested and confirmed with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS but should be fine on other versions.
So, you are using Ubuntu, everything is great. You have customized it to your exact liking and are happy with your speeds. Just a few niggles left, and today’s is…..
Ignoring broken packages in Ubuntu or any other distribution of Linux using Aptitude package manager would usually be a bad thing and it’s not recommended. Maintaining a system of broken packages kind of defeats the object.
BUT, I recently came across a situation where I had to install a 32bit version of Chrome on my 64bit 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)
Everybody has their own preference as to where they like their minimize, maximize and close buttons. These days some even prefer to remove some of these window controls as the way some desktop environments have been developed suggest you don’t really need them.
This post aims to show you how you can put them where YOU want them!
LXDE Lightweight Desktop Environment
Changing the LXDE screen resolution is easy, but at first its not permanent. Setting a permanent resolution seems quite straightforward in Ubuntu, sometimes! You may have had a few problems setting the resolution in Ubuntu 11.10 (among other things – which has led many people to seek out new distributions).
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 – 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.