Category Archive: Ubuntu

Feb 04

Correct aggressive mate-settings-daemon behaviour when running x2go

If like me you have replaced FreeNX by X2Go to remotely connect to your Desktop, and you use Mate as a fallback, you might have noticed that sometimes your machine becomes unresponsive. There is a bug/feature in the Mate settings daemon that detects the numlock status and seems to do it a bit too aggressively …

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Apr 18

How to get 4od to work on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty

Channel4’s video on demand service requires Adobe Flash Player but doesn’t work on Ubuntu 14.04 by default. 4oD relies on Adobe DRM that only works on Linux if the HAL service is running. HAL is deprecated technology and has been stripped out since 13.10. Luckily for us there is a PPA maintained by Michael Blennerhassett …

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Feb 09

Run and configure FreeNX on Ubuntu 12.10

What is FreeNX? FreeNX is a Thin Client tool that allows you to establish a graphical session to your Linux desktop. It is optimised to reduce the bandwidth requirements and runs over a secure SSH session. In some ways it is very similar to Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Client. Installing FreeNX on Ubuntu 12.10 has a …

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