* cat /proc/cpuinfo
* lspci
* sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
* glxgears
* fgl_glxgears
* glxinfo | grep rendering
* aticonfig
* sudo aticonfig –dtop=horizontal –overlay-on=1
* sudo gedit /etc/fstab
* sudo gedit /etc/gdm/gdm.conf

* gconf-editor
* sinfobash -v3
* SUPER USER NAUTILUS (copy and paste anywhere)
* gksudo nautilus

* weather-util
* weather – command-line tool to obtain weather conditions and forecasts
* $ weather -f -i kvpz -c valparaiso -s in  (kvpz is the code for the weather station near me. Find yours here)
* weather-util ubuntu 8.04 Manual

Program Settings

* iriverter (used with the INSIGNIA PILOT NS-4V24)
* Device: iriver: PMP series
* Audio: 128Kbps
* Video size: 320 x 240
To kill a screen session:
screen -X kill

Use “screen -ls” to get a list of running sessions.

then use “screen -X -S {session # you want to kill} kill”


Set Time

To change time means to set a new time. To set time in Ubuntu (or any Linux), just run the following command

sudo date newdatetimestring

where newdatetimestring has to follow the format which is described below

  • nn is a two digit month, between 01 to 12
  • dd is a two digit day, between 01 and 31, with the regular rules for days according to month and year applying
  • hh is two digit hour, using the 24-hour period so it is between 00 and 23
  • mm is two digit minute, between 00 and 59
  • yyyy is the year; it can be two digit or four digit: your choice. I prefer to use four digit years whenever I can for better clarity and less confusion
  • ss is two digit seconds. Notice the period ‘.’ before the ss.

Let’s say you want to set your computer’s new time to December 6, 2007, 22:43:55, then you would use:

sudo date 120622432007.55

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