Ubuntu 12.04 and BCM4312 LP-PHY Not Connecting to Wireless

After nearly a year of touching nothing but Apple Macs, we experienced a sudden computer shortage in the office and I had to breathe life into an old Compaq Presario CQ40. The old machine was heavily bogged down by Windows Vista, so I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 and was up and running in no time… untilContinue reading “Ubuntu 12.04 and BCM4312 LP-PHY Not Connecting to Wireless”

Repair XP MBR with only an Ubuntu Live CD

I just deleted an old Ubuntu off the Journo’s dual-boot Ubuntu/XP HP Pavillion, and along with it Ubuntu’s Grub and her Master Boot Record (MBR), which of course rendered the machine useless. Sigh. I had an Ubuntu 10.04 Lycid Lynx Live CD at hand (never leave home without it), so here’s how to repair anContinue reading “Repair XP MBR with only an Ubuntu Live CD”

How to make OpenERP work on Ubuntu Server 9.10

Yes, the title of this post is a good question.  At the moment I don’t have the answer, but I sure am trying to find it and hopefully, by the end of this post I will have it. Update: I’ll save you some time and tell you now that I failed in making OpenERP workContinue reading “How to make OpenERP work on Ubuntu Server 9.10”

Installing Firefox-3.5.tar.bz2 on Ubuntu 9.04

Your problem: you’re running Ubuntu and your current Firefox 3.0.11 is not offering you the much anticipated, very exciting upgrade to Firefox 3.5.  So you’ve downloaded the firefox-3.5.tar.bz2 file and now you want to know how to install it. Update: If you’ve already installed Firefox 3.5 and now want to upgrade to Firefox 3.5.1 thenContinue reading “Installing Firefox-3.5.tar.bz2 on Ubuntu 9.04”

WorkRave on Ubuntu might just save your life

Don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of time on my computer. I mean, A LOT. Like many people, I work on my computer, so my work is totally reliant on my computer, so there’s nothing I can do that doesn’t involve my computer (god help me if one day we run outContinue reading “WorkRave on Ubuntu might just save your life”

Evolution uses only default smtp server

Einstein once said that one definition of madness is doing the same thing over and over for ever and ever expecting a different result. Well then, when it comes to computers, we should all be mad really, because such is the nature of the computer, that you could well do the same thing over andContinue reading “Evolution uses only default smtp server”

First look at the new Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

It’s 11.32pm and I just finished cleaning my house and we all know that after cleaning house, there’s nothing more rewarding than cleaning your desktop too.  I’m about to upgrade to and get a first look at the new Ubuntu 8.04 and you’re more than welcome to join the ride.