How to install GIMP 2.8 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

The default GIMP package that comes with Ubuntu 12.04 is 2.6. However, if you’d rather have the latest version 2.8 here’s how you can get it. 1. Remove the existing GIMP package. sudo apt-get autoremove gimp gimp-plugin-registry 2. Add the unofficial GIMP 2.8 PPA sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp 3. Update your sources and install GIMP 2.8…

How to restart autofs in Solaris

Quick step to restart the autofs service on Solaris. I’m running Solaris 10. 1. Check the auto service status. # svcs | grep auto legacy_run Oct_24 lrc:/etc/rc2_d/S72autoinstall online 17:31:10 svc:/system/filesystem/autofs:default 2. Restart the autofs service # svcadm -v restart svc:/system/filesystem/autofs:default Action restart set for svc:/system/filesystem/autofs:default.

How to install Virtualbox on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin

1. Download and install Oracle’s public key. danesh@python:~$ wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add – 2. Create a repo file for Virtualbox danesh@python:~$ sudo -s  echo “deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian precise contrib” >> ~/virtualbox.list danesh@python:~$ sudo mv ~/virtualbox.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ 3. Install Virtualbox danesh@python:~$ sudo apt-get update danesh@python:~$ sudo apt-get install dkms danesh@python:~$ sudo apt-get install…

How to change the font size in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin

I’ve always felt that the default font size on Ubuntu was a bit too large for me so naturally that ended up being the first thing I tweaked every time I installed Ubuntu. Since there’s no fonts option within the default “appearance” tool for Ubuntu, the workaround is to use the “gnome-tweak-tool”. Here’s how. First, Install the Gnome tweak…

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Unity Launcher bug workaround

The Unity launcher for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin has a bug. When auto hide is enabled, there is a lag when trying to get the panel to show. When working correctly the panel should show when the mouse cursor hits the edge but the bug requires you to move your mouse beyond the edge…