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About SoCRaT

Research Support and Infrastructure Engineer, OSS & Linux Geek

Get your Desktop Icons BACK on Ubuntu 19.04 with Nemo

Gnome disabled OOTB support for managing Desktop icons, and is now handled via a gnome shell extension that is missing many features and not quite usable. The best solution I found so far was to install nemo (file manager on … Continue reading

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Reset your Ubuntu Desktop to its default settings

dconf reset -f / Sources: https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/10/how-to-reset-ubuntu-desktop-to-default

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How to check the DHCP server on Ubuntu

This is if you need to know which server gave you your dynamic IP: cat /var/lib/dhcp/dhclient.leases That’s it, Enjoy!

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Change default storage location of docker containers on Ubuntu 18.04 and 18.10

This was tested on Docker version 18.09.4, build d14af54266, it includes ALL docker data. Just edit/create a file inside /etc/docker named daemon.json and add the following: { “data-root”: “/new_location”} then simply restart docker: sudo service docker restart Source: https://docs.docker.com/engine/reference/commandline/dockerd/

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Print a batch of files on Ubuntu 18.10

Here we will send a batch of files inside a directory to the default printer in Ubuntu. First of all, you’d better define a default printer in your system by going to Printers and then select Use Printer by Default: … Continue reading

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Touchpad enable/disable script and shortcut on Ubuntu 18.10

If your laptop doesn’t have a working switch for turning on/off your touchpad, then this post is for you. Create a script called disenable_touchpad.sh and add the following code to it: !/bin/bash state=$( gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad send-events ) if [ … Continue reading

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How to fix Ubuntu dock still visible while screen is locked on 18.04 and 18.10

A very stupid bug that has been there for quite a while! Luckilly the fix has been released recently into the proposed repository for both Bionic & Cosmic (Disco as well). Just enable the proposed updates from Software & Updates … Continue reading

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