Install Steam on Ubuntu and Linux Mint

With Steam support for Linux, there will most likely be a whole lot more games coming out for Ubuntu and its consorts. While the database of games with Linux support still grows, many titles are already available. To install Steam on Ubuntu or Linux Mint, open a Terminal and enter the following commands: sudo apt-key ... Read more

Remember screen brightness settings in Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Screen brightness is an attribute that is reset automatically upon rebooting your machine on Ubuntu and all its fellow distributions. Lucky you if you find the settings okay, but on notebooks and similar machines, you might want to lower the brightness, you it doesn't suck your batteries dry. To do that, open the following file ... Read more

Install WICD network manager on Linux Ubuntu/Mint

It may occur that by default your computer won't connect to wireless networks after starting up the system. A way to solve this might be to install the WICD network manager which is available in the Ubuntu repositories. Just fire up Synaptic Package Manager and search for WICD. During installation, you will be asked to ... Read more

Change grub default boot option on Linux Ubuntu/Mint

Grub's default boot option is stored within a config file found on the partition where your Master Boot Record is located (if you had it installed previously, there may also be grub.cfg files on other partitions, but these won't effect boot sequence). Its direct path is /boot/grub/grub.cfg and it has to be opened as root, ... Read more

How To Customize Basic Cinnamon Elements

Though Cinnamon comes with a settings tool you can not yet customize it to the fullest. This is because it still is under heavy development and it is even not yet recommended to create super-creative themes, since it is likely that functions will be altered or added in the near future. Nevertheless I have searched ... Read more