Category Archives: Ubuntu

Ubuntu tweaks

By | May 28, 2024

To remove the confirmation every time you shutdown or reboot, type this into the terminal. To remove the GRUB (the GRand Unified Bootloader) option during startup to boot faster, add to the file /etc/default/grub. (sudo is required to edit). eg: GRUB is basically a boot loader that helps uses to choose what OS they want… Read More »

What does uname stand for?

By | July 6, 2023

The uname command stands for “UNIX Name.” It is a standard command found in Unix-like operating systems, including Linux and macOS. The uname command is used to retrieve system information about the underlying operating system and machine. The uname command can be used with different options to display specific information. Some commonly used options include:

How to install nodejs on Ubuntu

By | July 31, 2020

Nodejs is included in the Ubuntu repository by default. This means that if you run: sudo apt install nodejs your terminal screen will be swing into action downloading the current stable release of node. Currently it is v10.19.0. But what if you need another version? What if you need to guarantee a specific version? First… Read More »

Quick links to set up Ubuntu on Mac

By | January 27, 2020

You’ll need to download Virtual Box: You’ll want to download the latest version of Ubuntu and most probably the desktop version: Go through the install process. You’ll want to turn on Guest Addition in order to be able to copy and paste between the 2 OS’s You’ll want to set the Virtual Box display… Read More »

How to install Ubuntu Guest Mode on Virtual Box on OSX

By | November 9, 2018

If you are running Ubuntu on Virtual Box you will want to make sure you can copy and paste between the to environments. Simply turning on Bidirectional won’t work using a normal Ubuntu ISO. You need to upgrade to Guess Addition. Guest Additions provide additional capability to a guest virtual machine, including file sharing and… Read More »

How to rotate your screen in Ubuntu/Linux

By | December 4, 2015

I had a dedicated key for auto rotate on/off on my laptop which worked in Windows but in not Ubuntu. I’m glad because I got to learn a new command called xrandr. I remember this by thinking of x random r. It is really neat and I recommend you running these commands and experiment. These… Read More »

Random Linux commands that I have used

By | June 1, 2015

find libblkmaker | wc -l This counts the number of files and folders in a directory. wc stands for word count. -l prints the number of lines. | pipes the results to the wc command. find libblkmaker -type f | wc -l If you want to count just the files, add the criteria -type f.… Read More »