Tag Archives: Ubuntu

Disable virtual CD-ROM drive with built in software on Huawei and ZTE GSM modem devices

Huawei E220Like many of you out there I use mobile broadband as my Internet connection. What bugs me the most is that annoying virtual CD-ROM drive that pops out every time I put my stick in my USB connector. The idea is that average user has all of its modem drivers (of course Windows only) nearby. What's the use for that thing on our beloved Linux boxes? I know one. We can have fun disabling this annoyance once and for all. In this article I'll show you how to use your your Linux PC to disable virtual CD-ROM drive with built in software on Huawei and ZTE GSM modem devices.

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Ambiance & Radiance themes from Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick on 10.04 Lucid Lynx

Ubuntu AmbianceI'm one of many people not satisfied with current Linux on desktop situation. I'm saying this with regards to Unity / Gnome3 story. Because of that I use Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx with Gnome 2 on all of my machines. But there is one thing I don't like on my Ubuntu 10.04 PC and that is default theme. In comparison with later Ubuntu version Ambiance and Radiance themes from Ubuntu 10.04 look unfinished. So lets fix this. In this article I'm bringing you Ambiance & Radiance themes deb packages from Ubuntu Maverick 10.10 backported to Ubuntu Lucid 10.04.

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Linux Mint 12 final version has been released

I'm glad to inform you that one of the most compelling Linux distributions in todays Unity/Gnome3 Linux situation Linux Mint 12 final version has been released. Linux Mint 12 developers did their best to please us faithful Gnome 2 users by making few Gnome 3 extensions to mimic Gnome 2 user experience and by supporting Gnome 2 fork named Mate Desktop environment.

What's new in Linux Mint 12 you might ask?

  • Linux 3.0 kernel
  • Based on Ubuntu 11.10 but without Unity
  • GNOME 3.2 + Mint Gnome Shell Extensions (MGSE)
  • MATE Desktop Environment (alternative to Gnome 3.2 + MGSE)
  • Mozilla Firefox 7.0 and Mozilla Thunderbird 7.0
  • LibreOffice 3.4

Download links

At the time of writing this article Linuxmint.com hasn't been updated with new download links yet so here are some of the download mirrors:

Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot officially released

It's my pleasure to inform you that final version of Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot has been released. Here are the download links for the Ubuntu 11.10:

For the list of all available releases you can go to official Ubuntu releases download pages:

Have fun with Ubuntu 11.10, expect TechyTalk.info review shortly!

NFS file sharing server and client on Ubuntu Linux

When you want to share files between Linux and Windows machines you don't have a lot of choice, you end up using Samba. This situation is very common so most Linux distributions including Ubuntu Linux make configuring Samba a breeze. But what if you want to share files between Linux PCs? Sure you can use Samba but you have more flexible and faster choice - NFS (Network File System). In this article I'll show you how to do basic NFS server and client setup on Ubuntu Linux and other Ubuntu based distributions.

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