Hace unos días tuve un problema con mi Kubuntu 10.04 y la conexión de red. Cuando fui por apagar el PC, en lugar de apagarlo le dí a hibernar por error y cuando fui otra vez a encenderlo no tenia conexión de red disponible. Mirando en el icono que informa respecto a la conexión de red tenia un único mensaje que decía: Gestión de Redes Desactivada. Por tanto que yo intentara de buscar la forma de activar el gestor de redes, no encontraba nada y ninguna opción disponible. Después de varios intentos tuve que ponerme a buscar en la Web con mi portátil para ver si encontraba la forma de solucionar el problema. Afortunadamente encontré que el problema surge en cuanto se apague el PC de forma instantánea o como en mi caso por hibernar, por esos motivos parece que NetworkManager no borra el archivo de estado y cuando se vuelve a reiniciar el PC se genera este error. Para solucionar el problema hay que escribir una serie de comandos en el Terminal para borrar e archivo y volver a reactivar el Gestor de Redes. Os añado las líneas de comandos porque puedo garantizar que es una solución realmente efectiva:
sudo service network-manager stop
sudo rm NetworkManager.state
sudo service network-manager start
This week, in our Linux Page (in Spanish) we have posted a review about Basket Note Pads, a well developed note-taking program for KDE Linux. Basket is nice to look and very well structured. One of the first things you notice are the import – export features which allow you to easily manage text, hiperlinks, images from many different notepad applications. In particular we were really impressed by the Tomboy notes imports on Kubuntu. Moreover, Basket has detailed setting menus you can use to set a password to a specific group of notes or use any PGP key stored on your PC. Unfortunately our tests on Ubuntu – Gnome were unsuccesfull because the program crashed many times and we decided to come back to NoteCase, more graphically simple but stable on every desktop environment. Recommended for Kubuntu!
This week, in our Linux Page (in Spanish) we added a post about a new fantastic online service to manage and add software sources to your Sources List (System – Administration – Software Sources). Adding the right repository sources in Ubuntu is essential for a more practical and fast management of your OS. In fact, using the correct sources list you can be sure that your system is always updated and safe. RepoGen has been created for all these reasons. It also automatically compiles all the necessary GPG keys and you have just to add them (one by one) running the suggested command in the Terminal. We tested RepoGen on two different PCs running both Ubuntu 8.04 & Ubuntu 9.04 and were able to update our Software Sources in less of 15 minutes and without discovering a single problem. To conclude we strongly believe that RepoGen is an online service that can help you to save a lot of time and keep your Ubuntu always up-to-date! Strongly recommended!
This week, in our Linux Page (in Spanish), Frank has added an interesting post about Project Neon which is the best solution for people who desire to have the new nightly builds service for Amarok. Following the simple instructions contained in Project Neon you will able to enjoy the last developing packages for Amarok 2.0 without waiting the release of the stable version. Project Neon also provides simple instructions to install Amarok 2.0 on your Ubuntu in just five minutes. Last but not least, it is necessary to remember that Amarok 2.0 is not in its final version yet and it could potentially create some serious problems on your PC. To install it just add:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/project-neon/ubuntu hardy main
in your sources (/etc/apt/sources.list) and the install it using the following command lines:
This week, in our Linux Page (in Spanish) we have posted a brief but complete review about Krusader: one of the best file manager for KDE. As we all know, in the next Ubuntu 7.10 we will find the new Dolphin beyond to the traditional Konqueror (the KDE file manager and universal viewer) but we would like to prefer to keep your attention on this twin panel file manager. The complete list of Krusader’s features is so long that we prefer to underline just the main ones. In fact, two of the most interesting features are the remote connection manager and the special function for synchronizing directories which are very simple to use. Moreover the possibility of creating a customized menu gets Krusader very user friendly. Recommended!
Perfect Fantasy is a nice, well shaped collection of blue and/or pink icon. This collection is very attractive and contains 62 icons in three different formats (PNG, ICO and ICNS). From the website it is possible to download also two wallpapers (blue and pink) for a perfect customization of your desktop. Last but not least, today, in our hi tech news and tips Page, we posted new links about two very interesting websites.
This week in our Linux Page (in Spanish) we have posted some quick and easy notes about installing the new KDE version: 3.5.7. This new KDE version solves some bugs of the previous releases and adds new features to KPDF, Umbrello, KDevelop. The installation of KDE 3.5.7 is easy and takes not more than 15-20 minutes (it depends on how smart you are in Linux). This KDE upgrade is strongly recommended to keep your Kubuntu safer and 100% efficient while waiting the new KDE 4.
Linux is Linux but the MAC OS X dock has always fascinated us. For this reason, in our Linux Page, we posted few notes explaining how to insert a “MAC OS X” dock in the Linux desktops. In the recent past there were some bugs in using these docks but now these two solutions – KSmoothDock and KoolDock – seem to be more stable and fast also in Linux. In particular we tested the three docks and we didn’t find any problem. Last but not least, between the best docks for Linux, we cannot forget to mention an “evergreen” like Superkaramba and its nice Tuxbar.