Tech Notes

Automount USB Device in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

There is(?was) a bug in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn which prevented me from auto mounting my USB drives. I was having this problem for sometime in UbuntuStudio, and I was thinking it was specific to that. But when I installed Feisty recently I had the same problem. (I know Gusty is just about to release…) So i found this after bit of a deep search, that fixed it right up.

Its just one line of code, that worked:

sudo modprobe -r ehci_hcd

Don’t know what happened nor how long the fix will last. I found this solution from here, so refer here for more details from here.

Tech Notes

Install Cups-PDF on Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn

I thought of sharing this here as it might be useful at least to me some other day. 🙂

What I wanted to do?

Print as PDF, thus Install a PDF Printer

What I installed?



Its very simple than for the earlier versions of Ubuntu, where we had to set permissions and all.
Just follow these steps:
  • sudo apt-get install cups-pdf
  • System -> Administration -> Printing
  • Double click "New Pinter"
  • There is now a "PDF Printer" detected, select it
  • Select the Generic, postscript-color
  • Give it a name, like PDF Printer
  • Right click on the newly created printer, and select Properties
  • Click "Print a Test Page"
  • The file should be in your Home folder, under the PDF folder

Its just simple as that… And worked for me fine…
If something wrong in what I have said, just correct me by dropping in a comment.

Tech Notes

Read/Write NTFS partition in Ubuntu


Little background of this story: I have installed Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) on my laptop this week. And I had whole lot of issues coming around, but I’ll write about those in a later post, and I’ll keep this limited to the topic.

As I have this Ubuntu installed as a dual-boot with Windows Vista, which came along with my laptop. When I partitioned my drive on windows I had all of them in NTFS, and when I used GParted CD, I created the Linux partitions and a FAT partition.

I thought that this one FAT partition can be used as a sharing place between my Lin & Win, as all of my other NTFS partitions will be mounted in Ubuntu as ‘Read-Only’. But that idea changed soon, as I had to do many Writes on my NTFS files, such as my University projects, which I do in both Lin & Win. So I Googled….

And found the answer: NTFS-3G Read/Write Driver

The NTFS-3G driver is an open source, freely available read/write NTFS driver for Linux and other operating systems. It provides safe and fast handling of the Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 and Windows Vista file systems. And the great news is ‘the driver is in STABLE status’.

So installation was simple after arffering to

sudo apt-get install ntfs-config
gksu ntfs-config

Just two lines on the Terminal. It worked just like that, and now I have all my NTFS patrtitions Read/Write on my Ubuntu box.

So if you guys are on any Linux, this might be handy at times…