HowTo: Stop Ubuntu Checking For Automatic Updates

At work I can’t afford to have my Ubuntu system update and possibly wipe out some important libraries I need, and I get pretty tired of closing the Update Manager every time it decides I need to update so here’s how to stop it:

System > Administration > Update Manager Open Settings (in the bottom left […]

Where is this “Me Menu”? – Ubuntu Lucid (10.04)

After updating my Ubuntu Karmic (9.10) to Lucid (10.04) I was browsing the new features, one of which I couldn’t seem to find. The “Me Menu” which has been talked about quite a lot recently and referred to on the feature page of Lucid: “New in 10.04. Read and update your social networks instantly. […]

HowTo: Switch the Window Menu Buttons Back to the Right – Ubuntu 10.04 / 10.10 / 11.04

I’m not an OSX person and personally prefer my minimise, maximise and close buttons to be in that order on the right, which they are not as default on the new Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) so here’s how you can swap them back to their rightful place (pun intended).

This can be done either […]

HowTo: Fix “An error occurred while mounting” – Ubuntu Lucid (10.04)

An error occurred while mounting /dev/bus/usb (and/or) An error occurred while mounting /proc/bus/usb

Press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery

If you are seeing this error on boot an easy way to get rid:

sudo gedit /etc/fstab Fine the following line (or lines if you are having both errors)

none /proc/bus/usb […]

HowTo: Fix Jumping/Skipping Sound in Spotify under Wine – Ubuntu Karmic (9.10)

The sound in Spotify was jumping or skipping much like a scratched disk would. After a little investigation I found a couple of ways to fix it with people saying one worked but the other didn’t for them. (Solution 2 worked for me).

Solution 1:

Open terminal and type:

winecfg

Click on the Audio […]

Howto: Reinstall Grub using Ubuntu Live CD

I recently installed Fedora 12 on my desktop alongside Ubuntu Karmic and Windows 7, however doing so I overwrite my grub which meant my Ubuntu system was hidden. To fix this is pretty simple..

Insert your Ubuntu Live CD Click “Try Ubuntu without any changes to your computer” Once loaded click Applications > Accessories […]