Killing Multiple Processes

9 February, 2010

I had a run away process that spawned a heap of duplicate processes.

I tried to do a killall -9 <processname>

but all i got back was:

No matching processes belonging to you were found

this was because the process that were running were being run by perl and sh

so instead of killing each individual process, i did the following

kill -9 `ps aux | grep <processname>| cut -b 10-15`

Tech Support over the phone

27 November, 2009

I always get friends and family phoning me up asking for help with their computer.

If I was infront of the computer I can usualy find out a way to fix things but over the phone it’s a bit harder.

I’ve found a couple of sites that make things easier.

ScreenShots.ModemHelp is a great website that has a ton of screen shots from Windows OS’s, Mac OS’s, Browsers, E-mail clients and more.

Also D-Link has a great page that has a heap of router emulators. I just wish other manufacturers had a similar thing.

Dual Monitors on Ubuntu 9.10

16 November, 2009

As I said, I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 9.10.
I needed to get dual monitors working.

As I have a NVIDIA graphics card, there is under ‘System > Administration > NVIDIA X Server Settings’

Here I selected ‘X Server Display Configuration’ then selected the second display, clicked ‘Configure’ and selected ‘TwinView’ and click ‘Apply’

This enables the second monitor. However when I clicked ‘Save to X Configuration File’ I got the error:

Unable to remove old X config backup file ‘/etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup’.

To resolve this all I did was open up a terminal and did the following: sudo nvidia-xconfig

Now when I click apply, there is no error.

I also want on the second screen a second taskbar, I found this:

1.) Right click on anywhere on the launchbar, click “New Panel”
2.) Drag that to any monitor.
3.) Right click on that panel, and click “Add to Panel”
4.) Select “Window List” under Desktop and Windows
5.) Click Add.
6.) Click Close, and you’re done.

from this guy.

Managing multiple SSH connections

11 November, 2009

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 9.10 and I found this this site that shows an easy way to manage multiple SSH connections.