Archive for June, 2008

Share files between 2 ubuntu computers

If you have two computers running Ubuntu on the same network, it could be an good idea to use openssh to share files between them.

The setup shouldn’t take more than 2 minutes.

updated for Ibex.

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Google Gadgets

Google gadgets are now available for linux.

Download the .deb files here.

You can launch the program by pressing “alt+f2″ and typing “ggl-gtk”.

If you want to launch it in the sidebar, type ” /usr/bin/ggl-gtk -s -bg” instead.

Add one of those commands to “system -> preferences -> sessions” to start google gadgets when you start your pc.

google desktop

Nicotine +

There is more in the p2p world than the Gnutella network (Limewire, Frostwire, …).

A great p2p network is the Soulseek network.

It’s a bit smaller but it’s great for less commercial songs.

If you can’t find a song on Frostwire, try this one.

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Accessing upnp server from ubuntu

I have a mediatomb server running on my desktop and use it to stream content to my ps3.

As I’ve got my laptop back today, I thought it would be useful if I could also connect to it from my laptop.

This task seemed not so trivial as I thought.

For some reason I was in the illusion that I could easily connect to it using either vlc for videos and any audio player for music.

That wasn’t the case.

Rhythmbox has a upnp plugin but you’ll have to install some lib’s from the repo and even then I couldn’t use it.

I could connect to the server using firefox (entering the address for the server), but that’s isn’t very useful.

The only decent option available for ubuntu is to mount the server as drive.

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Setting up ubuntu from scratch

Today I installed hardy on my laptop, after having it in and out of the repair shop and I decided it could be usefull to put all the things I had to do in 1 post.

This post is mostly for myself, but others could find it interesting.

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