How to mount USB drives in Ubuntu without needing root access. This is very easy indeed.

Mounting a USB drive in Ubuntu without needing root access. If you want to be able to mount a USB drive in Ubuntu or Linux Mint without clicking the entry in the Nautilus file manager then this post is for you. Type this command to install the pmount utility. homer@lollinux-machina:~$ sudo apt-get install pmount Then […]

Linux Mint 16 distribution will further cement Linux as the desktop operating system of choice.

The Linux Mint 16 distribution is one that will take over from Windows 8.1. The Windows operating system has good gaming performance, but Linux does as well. I have played Corebreach on Fedora Core 19 and it ran very well indeed. There are a few good Linux games that are available for PC. There are […]

A night-time river photograph.

Merry Christmas everyone.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah everyone.

Linux Mint 16 final is now available for download.

The final ISO images for the Linux Mint 16 distribution have been released. This is based upon Linux kernel 3.11, and brings many improvements in terms of software and usability. The animated HTML5 login screens should still be there as well as new versions of the packages. This release is based upon the Ubuntu 13.10 […]

How to remote desktop to Windows from Linux using the Remmina client.

How to use the Remmina client to RDP to Windows from Linux. The Remmina RDP client allows a Linux user to log on remotely to a Windows computer. This is just like using the built-in RDP client on Windows. This is the main Remmina window. The new document icon with the green cross allows you […]

Ubuntu 14.04 now a worthwile desktop Linux distribution after the disaster that was 13.10.

I am still using Ubuntu 14.04 and it is a worthwhile choice for the desktop. The stability of the desktop is fine now, that is with the default Unity desktop as well as the KDE 4.11 desktop environment. There are other desktops available, such as E17, Awesome, and Xfce4, but I like to use Unity […]

Lovely wallpapers for the KDE 4.11 Linux desktop.

http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Cuba+for+cuban?content=120562. Cuba for cuban. A lovely 2560*1600 resolution wallpaper. http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Cloud%27s+on+sunset?content=125325. Clouds on sunset. This is a lovely sunset wallpaper. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8374/8546631761_4f59b4cb8b_o.jpg. A widescreen wallpaper suitable for multiple monitors. I just wish that KDE 4.11 would let you span wallpapers. http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/D16549d0/03422_standingontheedgeofinfinity_3840x2400.jpg. Gorgeous foggy forest wallpaper. This one is awesome. Monochrome long exposure waterfall photograph: http://shutterific.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/waterfall-2.jpg. Awesome bridge […]

Strange icicles on the edges of Saturns rings. I thought that they were made up of trillions of particles.

What are these massive icicles doing on the edges of Saturns rings? I thought that the rings were made up of trillions of lumps of ice. I guess the edge of the rings is a solid ring. That would be very cool. I wonder if you could build a base on it. This adds to […]

How to add the output of a command when echoing text with bash.

This is how to do this; just add the backticks and you may then echo the output of the logname command in this echo string. echo “Hello `logname`, this is a nice day is it not?” This will add the output of the command by executing it and showing the output. Here we are showing […]

How to install the Midnight Commander file manager on Ubuntu 14.04.

The Midnight Commander is a very useful file manager application for Linux that has a text editor as well as many other useful features for managing your files. To install this on Ubuntu; type this command. homer@lollinux-machina:~$ sudo apt-get install mc This will install the Midnight Commander file manager ready for use.

Nostalgic thoughts about computers and computer gaming in the old days compared to today.

I have been thinking about the future of computer gaming. Considering the size of the map in Far Cry 3 compared to the computer games of old. There are two massive islands connected by a very deep and blue ocean. That is a massive play area. I love piloting a boat across the ocean, and […]

A look at Ubuntu 14.04 with the Trusty Tahr daily build.

The daily builds of the new Ubuntu 14.04 are out and they are very good as well. I have installed this over my buggy and useless 13.10 installation and this is working out very well. There are no bugs and everything so far is working a treat. The Unity desktop without the ATI drivers installed […]

A lovely wallpaper for your Linux desktop. A long exposure of the river flowing at night.

This long exposure of the river was taken at night and shows the flow of the water during the 1 minute exposure. I hope you like this image as a good wallpaper. The full moon was up; so the reflected light of the Sun could light up the sky.

Another way to remove the Testing Only watermark for ATI drivers on Linux.

If the ATI drivers for Linux have the Testing Only watermark; you may remove it by performing this small edit. echo “9777c589791007f4aeef06c922ad54a2:ae59f5b9572136d99fdd36f0109d358fa643f2bd4a2644d9efbb4fe91a9f6590a145:f612f0b01f2565cd9bd834f8119b309bae11a1ed4a2661c49fdf3fad11986cc4f641f1ba1f2265909a8e34ff1699309bf211a7eb4d7662cd9f8e3faf14986d92f646f1bc” > /etc/ati/signature Just run this command to add this long line to the /etc/ati/signature file; removing the UNSIGNED text. This works perfectly if you want to get rid of that annoying watermark. Then […]