Fix Wireless Or Wired Network Not Working After Resume From Suspend In Ubuntu

It’s time for another fix, this time for wired / wireless network not working after resume from suspend. In Ubuntu, sometimes when resuming from sleep, the wired network doesn’t work and I keep getting “disconnected” notifications. I’ve read that some users are having similar issue with the wireless connection but for me, it’s always the […]

Ubuntu: LightDM Black Screen When Using SSD Workaround

Some Ubuntu users are reporting LightDM errors when using a SDD: about half the time when starting the computer, LightDM (the default Ubuntu display manager) doesn’t load correctly and only a black screen and a blinking command line cursor shows up. The issue isn’t limited to those who are using a SSD, but it’s a […]

Download Google Earth 7 With Fixed "Signal 11" Issue For Ubuntu

Google Earth 7 was released more than a month ago, however, the new version doesn’t work for most Linux users. Here’s how to run Google Earth 7 on Ubuntu right now.Google Earth 7 (7.0.1) features new 3D imagery and a virtual tour guide which highlights interesting places around the world. You can read the official […]

How To Find Out To Which PPA Repository A Package Belongs To

There are various reasons why you may need to find out to which PPA a package belongs to, for instance, in case a package in a PPA breaks something on your system, if you want to install a package which is already installed on your computer on some other machine but you don’t know the […]

Xfce: Sync To VBlank Support For The Xfwm Compositor [PPA For Ubuntu 12.10]

If you’re experiencing screen tearing in Xfce 4.10, you’ll be glad to know there’s a patch that fixes this, which you can install right away.The patch adds Sync to VBlank support to the Xfwm compositor and while it’s not perfect, it should fix most of the tearing on computers using Intel GPUs (might work with […]

Fix Dell XPS 13 Backlight Brightness Not Adjustable And Trackpad Not Working Properly In Ubuntu 12.04 Or 12.10

Sputnik Kernel PPA is an official Canonical Hardware Enablement Team PPA that provides an updated Linux Kernel which fixes some Dell XPS 13 laptop issues on Ubuntu:Backlight brightness not adjustable by default on Dell XPS 13 laptops: bug #954661 (this fix may also work for other laptops with Intel graphics processor that are having this […]