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There comes the time when you might update a slow specked device (Netbook) to a more recent Ubuntu version with Unity and realize somewhere after the install that “It seems that you do not have the hardware required to run Unity. Please choose Ubuntu Classic at the login screen and you will be using the traditional environment.” So what to do now? Option 1. You anyway haven’t been a friend of that Unity thingy and would like to have that archaic but known Gnome Desktop. You’re da man, here you go, but this works only on Ubuntu 11.04  Natty (nutty) Narwahl In case you are logged in, you have to logout (do not restart just log out) On the “Login Screen” enter your login name and at the bottom you might find a drop down menu offering you Ubuntu classic as a environment to start.   Option 2. “Well, I like to have Unity, it rocks, its the best on the world that […]

I recently run into the need to know what components I have inside my box without going upstairs and grabbing the screwdriver and going back downstairs, starting to unscrew the case, maybe hurt myself while doing so, etc etc. Under Windows there is the nice tool called Speccy doing that job. But what about my Ubuntu? Its almost as easy as Speccy, called lshw (hardware lister) install it – It should be in the default Ubuntu repositories # sudo apt-get update;sudo apt-get install lshw lshw-gtk -y start the commandline tool # sudo lshw You might like to export the lshw report to a html document to store it somewhere for quick access. # sudo lshw -html > /tmp/your-file-name.html or alternatively because I love GUI’s # sudo lshw -X   Related posts: Ubunty Unity-2D Ubuntu: Some Usefull Commands Unity optimisation Ubuntu/Debian: Fix NO_PUBKEY Error For The Repositories Ubuntu / Mint: Install […]

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