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A how-to is a short description of how to accomplish a specific task. This is a compilation of Ubuntu related howto's which I provided to users in my network or which I applied myself. Targeting the Ubuntu beginner they provide a simple and detailed step-by-step description with pictures. I hope they'll help you!

How to type romanized Pali and Sanskrit in Ubuntu 12.04/12.10

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Step-by-step instructions how to prepare your computer to type romanized Pali/Sanskrit and how to use your keyboard to do so.

How to install LXDE or Xfce Desktop Environment in Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10

Xfce Desktop Environment

If you want to run Ubuntu on an old computer and you don't succeed to tweak Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10, you might want continue to use Ubuntu 10.04 or 10.10. One key tweak to run Ubuntu on an old computer is to use a lightweight shell or desktop environment (uses little resources i.p memory). The most common ones are LXDE and Xfce. LXDE you can install from the Software Center or Synaptic Package Manager. To install Xfce, enter the following commands in the terminal.

How to run Ubuntu 12.04/10 or 10.04/10 on old computers with (very) limited resources

Xfce lightweight Desktop Environment

If you have an old desktop or laptop computer with (very) limited resources and you update to the newest Ubuntu releases you might realize that your computer is very slow. This is because Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 or 13.04/13.10 uses much more resources than previous releases. This howto shows you how you can tweak your computer to run Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 or 10.04/10.10 smoothly on computers with (very) limited resources.

How to type Sinhala in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

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Instructions how to prepare your computer to type Sinhala and how to use your keyboard to do so.

What can I do when Ubuntu freezes?

Ubuntu xkill command

Although Ubuntu/Linux is much more stable than Windows, it happens sometimes that the Ubuntu screen freezes, that you can't control your computer with your mouse/keyboard, what is usually the sign that the system is in a unstable state. If so, I propose you the following procedure.

How to apply a Drupal patch with Ubuntu

Ubuntu 12.04 and Drupal 7

The patch utility is by default installed in Ubuntu. All you need to do is to download the patch and to apply it. Provided that the patch was made relative to the root directory of the concerned project, navigate to the that directory (using cd). For a patch on Drupal, that will be the Drupal directory; for a contrib module or theme, that is the root directory of the project.

How to type Pali Language in Ubuntu 12.04

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Instructions how to prepare your computer to type Pali and how to use your keyboard to do so.

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