Monthly Archives: March 2010

Restarting USB Storage Modules in Ubuntu

“sudo modprobe -r usb_storage““sudo modprobe usb_storage“It’s only because I had a problem in mounting any USB storage, it happened with me onceand I had to restart my machine, and I hate having to do so 🙂Source

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Download Videos From YouTube using Ubuntu

A very nice command-line tool that allows you to download videos from Youtube: “sudo apt-get install youtube-dl” After the installation process, run: “youtube-dl video_url“

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Stop YouTube from autoplaying a video when opened

A very nice plugin for Google Chrome (or Chromium) that allows you to open as much videos as you want without them playing automatically where you must open each video and pause it yourself. The surprise is: It’s pre-buffering 🙂 … Continue reading

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Setup an SSH/SFTP Server on Ubuntu

“sudo apt-get install openssh-server“ That’s it, you can now connect to your machine via SSH/SFTP from any other machine on the same network, it’s easy, fast and secure.

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Setup an FTP server on Ubuntu

Installing an FTP server on your machine facilitates sharing and transferring files easily and quickly. ProFTPD is an FTP server that is easy to install, use, and configure. To install ProFTPD on ubuntu:sudo apt-get install proftpd To start proftpd;sudo /etc/init.d/proftpd … Continue reading

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Adding a software repository from Ubuntu PPA in Ubuntu Karmic and later

This new method is easier than the old one which required you to edit your software sources manually, and then get the key and import it. The new one is as follows: Go to the PPA page of your interest, … Continue reading

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Workaround for Ubuntu Karmic Bug: Window List buttons do not always respond to mouse clicks

Here is the bug URL I got the solution from there as well, as this was an extremely annoying bug for me and I consider it a FATAL One! Open a terminal and run the following command: “nohup env GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS=1 … Continue reading

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