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Ubuntu 12.04

How to Run a Shell / Command Line / Terminal with root Privilege / Access

This tutorial is for Ubuntu 12.04. It should be the same for other versions of Ubuntu and (probably) most other Linux distributions, but no guarantee is made./p> Detailed instructions for opening a command line / terminal can be found here. When you open a terminal in Ubuntu, you do not have administrative privileges. This means […]

Ubuntu 12.04

How to Change the Timeout Period for sudo

This tutorial is for Ubuntu 12.04. It should be the same for other versions of Ubuntu and (probably) most other Linux distributions, but no guarantee is made. Detailed instructions for opening a command line / terminal can be found here. By default, sudo temporarily grants administrative privileges for 15 minutes. This means the first time […]

Ubuntu 12.04

Command Line Basics: Editing Files

This tutorial is for Ubuntu 12.04. It should be the same for other versions of Ubuntu and (probably) most other Linux distributions, but no guarantee is made. Detailed instructions for opening a command line / terminal can be found here. When you work at the command line, from time to time, it may be necessary […]

Ubuntu 12.04

Basic Command Line Techniques

This tutorial is for Ubuntu 12.04. It should be the same for every other version of Ubuntu and all other Linux distros, but I make no guarantee. Linux (on which Ubuntu is based) is fundamentally a command line driven operating system. While there are graphical interfaces to many of the available commands, sometimes you need […]

Ubuntu 12.04

How to Completely Remove / Uninstall Xubuntu Core Desktop

These instructions are for Ubuntu 12.04 running the Unity desktop on which the Lubuntu Core Desktop was installed using either the Ubuntu Software Center or sudo apt-get on the command line. The instructions may be the same for other versions of Ubuntu, but no guarantee is made. When the Xubuntu Core Desktop is installed in […]

Ubuntu 12.04

How to Completely Remove / Uninstall Lubuntu Core Desktop

These instructions are for Ubuntu 12.04 running the Unity desktop on which the Lubuntu Core Desktop was installed using either the Ubuntu Software Center or sudo apt-get on the command line. The instructions may be the same for other versions of Ubuntu, but no guarantee is made. When the Lubuntu Core Desktop is installed in […]

Ubuntu 12.04

Installing the Xubuntu Core Desktop

These instructions are for installing the Xubuntu Core Desktop in Ubuntu 12.04 running the Unity Desktop. Installation instructions may be the same or similar for other versions of Ubuntu or for other Linux distros, but no guarantee is made. Installing Xubuntu Core Desktop installs only the GUI part of Xubuntu Desktop without all the extra […]

Ubuntu 12.04

How to Install the Lubuntu Core Desktop

These instructions are for installing the Lubuntu Core Desktop in Ubuntu 12.04 running the Unity Desktop. Installation instructions may be the same or similar for other versions of Ubuntu or for other Linux distros, but no guarantee is made. Installing Lubuntu Core Desktop installs the GUI part of Lubuntu Desktop without all the extra applications […]

Ubuntu 12.04

How to Completely Uninstall / Remove GNOME Shell

These instructions are for Ubuntu 12.04 running the Unity desktop on which GNOME Shell was installed using either the Ubuntu Software Center or sudo apt-get on the command line. The instructions may be the same for other versions of Ubuntu, but no guarantee is made. When GNOME Shell is installed in Ubuntu 12.04, it installs […]

Ubuntu 12.04

How to Completely Uninstall / Remove GNOME

These instructions are for Ubuntu 12.04 running the Unity desktop on which GNOME was installed using either the Ubuntu Software Center or sudo apt-get on the command line. The instructions may be the same for other versions of Ubuntu, but no guarantee is made. When GNOME is installed in Ubuntu 12.04, it installs several packages […]

Ubuntu 12.04

How to Completely Uninstall / Remove gnome-session-fallback

These instructions are for Ubuntu 12.04 running the Unity desktop on which gnome-session-fallback was installed using either the Ubuntu Software Center or sudo apt-get on the command line. The instructions may be the same for other versions of Ubuntu, but no guarantee is made. When gnome-session-fallback is installed in Ubuntu 12.04, it installs several packages […]

Ubuntu 12.04

How to Completely Uninstall / Remove kde-plasma-desktop

These instructions are for Ubuntu 12.04 running the Unity desktop on which kde-plasma-desktop was installed using either the Ubuntu Software Center or sudo apt-get on the command line. The instructions may be the same for other versions of Ubuntu, but no guarantee is made. When kde-plasma-desktop is installed in Ubuntu 12.04, it installs several packages […]