Automatically Update the ClamAV Virus Database

December 6, 2008 by · 2 Comments
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ClamAV is a virus scanner for Linux and Unix systems.

To install it on Ubuntu you can use Synaptic or install it from the command line using apt-get.

sudo apt-get install clamav

Once it's installed you can set up a script for right click virus scanning in Nautilus. Read more

Add On-Demand Virus Scanning to Nautilus

December 6, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: bash, gnome, HowTo, linux, security, Ubuntu 

I ran across this tutorial the other day and thought it was worth passing on. A post on TuxTraining shows how to create a script to add right click virus scanning to Nautilus (the Gnome file manager) using ClamAV. ClamAV is a virus scanner for Linux and Unix systems. Read more

Put Your Own Face on Tux – Wii Fit Review

December 4, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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We got a Nintendo Wii back in May and have enjoyed playing with it off and on. Not long after getting the Wii, my wife mentioned wanting to get a Wii Fit. Well, it ended up taking longer to get our hands on a Wii Fit than it did to get the Wii console. While browsing the Black Friday ads last week, my wife saw that the local game stores would have Wii Fit in stock for the biggest shopping day of the year here in the US. So I got up early Friday morning to head down to the game store. By 7:25 AM I was happily walking out of the store with my Wii Fit in hand having paid retail price rather than paying hundreds of dollars extra to some E-Bay scumbag. Read more

Change the Week Start Day in Hamster Applet

November 24, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: gnome, HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

I've been using the Hamster Applet time tracker for a few weeks now. See the initial post about Hamster here. One thing that was bugging me was that the weekly reports start on Sunday. The work I am tracking uses weeks of Monday through Sunday, so I wanted to change the week start to Monday. I couldn't find a way to change this in the preferences, so I started digging through the code. It turns out there is an easy way to do this by editing one of the program's Python files. Read more

How To Add a New Hard Drive in Ubuntu

November 20, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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I recently got a deal on a new 1 TeraByte hard drive, so I decided to document the steps it took to get it up and running in Linux. I'm going to assume you want to format the drive for Linux. If not, then you can probably use the CD that comes with the hard drive to partition it and format it to NTFS or FAT32. Linux can read and write to these formats, but I prefer to use the ext3 filesystem. Read more

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