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Ubuntu 11.04 blank screen on boot. SOLVED

Try these steps if you are experiencing a blank screen during boot or install of Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal. 1. LiveCD  boots into a blank screen. When you see the boot menu when you boot LiveCD, hit F6 and select the “nomodeset” option. 2. Boots into a blank screen after install. Reboot and keep your finger on the “SHIFT” key till […]

Good Password advice

Here’s some good password advice. You’ll learn what passwords to avoid and how to generate easy to remember secure passwords. source: abinesh

Restart network service in Ubuntu

Here’s how to restart the network service on Ubuntu without restarting the OS :~$ sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

How to reset your Gnome desktop

So you messed up the Gnome desktop and don’t know how to restore it back to it’s default settings. Here’s how with no risks. 1. Log out and then hit “Ctrl + ALT + F1” to opening up a terminal. 2. Delete the following directories. .gnome .gnome2 .gconf .gconfd .metacity Or run the this command. […]

Firefox tweak: Use Ram as Cache

By design Firefox will use your disk as cache. However, if you have a good amount of RAM available you could quickly improve Firefox’s performance by telling it disable disk caching and only use RAM. Here’s how you do it; 1. in your URL bar type in “about:config”. this will bring up the config page. […]

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