Monthly Archives: January 2009

Things you might want to change in Ubuntu 8.04 (hardy) desktop, part 2

After installing Ubuntu 8.04 (hardy) desktop, there are some things you might want to change. This article focus on user configuration (mostly editing dot files in your home directory) and do not require superuser access. Some of this changes requires … Continue reading

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How to setup PPTP VPN in Linux

1. Create a file /etc/ppp/peers/name: pty “pptp host –nolaunchpppd” name username remotename PPTP require-mppe-128 file /etc/ppp/options.pptp ipparam name 2. Add this line to the file /etc/ppp/chap-secrets: username PPTP password * 3. Create a file /etc/ppp/ip-up.d/tunnel #!/bin/sh if [ “${PPP_IPPARAM}” = … Continue reading

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Things you might want to change in Ubuntu 8.04 (hardy) desktop, part 1

After installing Ubuntu 8.04 (hardy) desktop, there are some things you might want to change. This article focus on system configuration (mostly editing in /etc) and requires superuser access (using sudo). Some of this changes requires reboot to take effect. … Continue reading

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How to use mousewheel in GNU Screen

GNU Screen has support for scrollback, but by default you have to use awkward keys to use it. I would like to be able to use Shift-PageUp, Shift-PageDown and the mousewheel to scroll, just like you can do in xterm. … Continue reading

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How to use Ctrl-Tab in GNU Screen

GNU Screen allows you to open several sub-windows within one terminal window. By default, you switch between them using Ctrl-A followed by n or p. I think this is a bit clumsy, I would like to switch with Ctrl-Tab and … Continue reading

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