Ubuntu DNS Issues with network-manager & dnsmasq

Submitted by donmc on Sat, 12/21/2013 - 14:01

This has been driving me crazy. Long delays on DNS lookups on Ubuntu 13.x desktop/laptops...
To fix dnsmasq errors, you should edit /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf

sudo gedit /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf
and comment out the line so it looks like this:

# dns=dnsmasq
in the "[main]" section. To comment out the line, put a '#' at the beginning of the line, then save the file.
Then restart network-manager.

Multiple copies per page printing of business cards in MS Publisher 2007/2010

Submitted by donmc on Mon, 09/02/2013 - 14:41

A bug I had noted in Publisher 2007 & 2010 is fixed by this simple change to the page size settings:

After following your steps I see the same problem in Publisher 2010 and Publisher 2007 Service Pack 2 but not in 2003 Service Pack 3. I see the 5 rows of 2 in 2003 as you are expecting in 2010 but not getting.

What type of Avery labels are you printing?

VNC Install on RedHat

Submitted by admin on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:58
Topic

[donmc@MSJ ~]$ sudo rpm -Uvh VNC-Server-5.0.4-Linux-x86.rpm
[sudo] password for donmc:
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
1:realvnc-vnc-server ########################################### [100%]
Checking for xauth... [OK]
Updating /etc/pam.d/vncserver
Looking for font path... not found.
Generating private key:
p: .....................................
q: ................
Installed init script for VNC X11 Service-mode daemon
Start and stop the service with:

bash history date/time stamps

Submitted by admin on Tue, 01/08/2013 - 14:32

By default, the bash history does not keep tabs on the time of day that a given command was run. But it is really as simple as defining ONE environment variable: "HISTTIMEFORMAT"

This from "Linux by Example": HISTTIMEFORMAT takes format string of strftime. Check out the strftime manual to choose and construct the timestamp that suit your taste. My favorite is "%F %T ".

export HISTTIMEFORMAT="%F %T "