Monthly Archives: June 2008

Yes, finally sound

finally solve. after upgrading to Hardy and partitioning my hard drive and installing windows and trying to run the audio drivers now my audio works. i didn’t mess with any settings all i did was to uncheck the “External Amplifier” and the audio worked like new.

i found this at this post post #13.

hope this helps, good luck.

Restore Grub

This tutorial will illustrate how to restore grub old settings just in case that you have messed up your linux box trying to install another OS as a dual-os.


  1. Open “Terminal
  2. type “sudo grub
  3. type “find /boot/grub/stage1
  4. a list of hard drives will appear, now pick the one that is going to provide the grub files.  In my case i am going to pick “hd0” because that is my hard drive.  in this tutorial please replace the 0 for the number of your hard drive given.
  5. type “root (hd0,0)
  6. type “setup (hd0)
  7. lastly “quit

this should take care of grub to be store in the mbr.

Show your Trash Can in Linux

this tutorial will illustrate how to have the icons in your desktop like windows instead of creating folders to show them icons in GNOME

  1. Open your “Terminal
  2. type “gconf-editor
  3. Then Goto “apps->nautilus->desktop
  4. Click the box beside computer_icon_visible, home_icon_visible, and trash_icon_visible
  5. Close the window and you should be set


Whenever you upgrade your Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) there are still leftovers in your system and they takeup space and are vurnerables for intruders to attack your machine.  So in order to delete these files you could use this free app called JavaRa.

JavaRa is a free application that allows you to update your JRE to the latest version and also fully delete all old versions of Sun Java that are still in your system.


Show desktop icon

This easy tutorial for XP  will show you how to have your “Show Desktop” icon on any where in your computer.  Also you could download the file by clicking download.


  1. Open “Notepad
  2. type:
  3. Now, “Save As...
  4. File name “Show Desktop.scf
  5. Place your show desktop as desired