Ubuntu Ibex key repeat problems

This is really irritating me, but I can’t find a solution so far. I use Synergy to control multiple computers from a single keyboard, but have found that Ubuntu Ibex does not completely work. Apart from the “@” symbol being translated to a capital omega (which I did find a fix for) there is still …

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Evan Bottcher » Blog Archive » Linux at work again!

I’ve been intending to install Ubuntu Hardy Heron in a virtual machine for a while now, but have been scared off a bit by reports of incompatibilities with the cleverer bits of virtual/real interaction. It’s a shame, because I am thoroughly enjoying using a bare-metal installation, and would like the flexibility and portability of using …

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Disable that damn PC speaker under Linux

I have finally got fed up enough with the irritating beeping coming from my Ubuntu box that I looked up how to disable the speaker. It turns out there are a variety of approaches: To just disable beeping in bash (and most other shells) add the following line to /etc/inputrc set bell-style none To disable …

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Keyboard @ Symbol Synergy Woes

I have just added an extra PC to my Synergy setup, and found that it was confusing some keyboard characters. Particularly it was translating an entered @ to a capital Omega. After a bit of digging, I found the following discussion: Keyboard @ Symbol Woes – Ubuntu Forums The eventual recommendation is the following fix. …

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Installing Linux on an elderly laptop

A nice article which goes throught the distro-selection process for running Linux on an “elderly” laptop. The final choice is interesting, but I’m not sure if it would still apply to my somewhat more “elderly” laptop. The one in the article has a 900MHz CPU and 384MB RAM, whereas mine is a mere 233MHz with …

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