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How to manage startup applications

It is quite easy to manage startup applications in Ubuntu Wily Werewolf even though this functionality is not integrated into system settings dashboard. Just follow these instructions to start applications after login.

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How to use classic Gnome shell instead of Unity desktop

There are cases where I prefer to install and use Gnome fallback mode (Gnome Flashback in recent system versions) instead of full-blown Unity desktop. I will give you simple instructions on how to change the default session manager.

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How to determine file system type

The more hard drives are lying around and the more you use them, then it becomes more important to know how to unambiguously determine file system type without mounting it.

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How to disable touchpad when external mouse is connected

I unconsciously keep my thumbs on built-in touchpad, so I decided to use external mouse and automatically disable touchpad for the time mouse is connected.

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How to schedule system reboot

It is a short entry, but an useful one, as it is important to have a basic knowledge of how to schedule system reboot or power it down automatically at specified time.

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How to access USB devices from within VirtualBox virtual machines

I constantly forget to add myself to the proper user group to access USB devices from within VirtualBox virtual machines, so I need to write it down.

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How to set CPU governor at system boot

Currently, I am playing with recent Ubuntu Wily Werewolf on my personal notebook. The first thing I did after system installation was to configure CPU governor and set it at system boot.

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How to crack password using Nvidia GPU

While this is not my primary area of expertise, I have been using John the Ripper more frequently lately, so I began to wonder how to take advantage of the powerful Nvidia GPU…