Monthly Archives: March 2010


How to do Internet Connection Sharing in Ubuntu


Here’s how I did it –



Reposted from Here

Ubuntu 9.10 Method

Requirements: You will need either two Ethernet ports, one for the incoming internet and 1 for the connection to the other computer, or a Wireless card for the incoming internet and an Ethernet port for the connection to the other computer.

1. When logged into your computer right click on the network indicator in the top right hand corner,

2. click on “Edit Connections…”

3. select “Auto Eth0” and click “Edit…”

4. then go to the IPv4 Settings tab and next to Method:

select the drop down box and select the option that says

Shared to other computers

5. IT IS NOT NECESSARY to Restart your computer(LOOK MA NO REBOOT)


How to move Buttons to the RIGHT side in gnome for Lucid Lynx (Ubuntu 10.04)


Reposted from Here

The default for Lucid Linux Alpha 3 is to put the Windows Buttons (Minimise, Maximise, Close) on the LEFT side of the Window. This is NON-STANDARD.

Move Buttons to Right Corner (Like EVERYONE ELSE)

So, the new Light theme also brings a change in the Maximise, Minimise, Close buttons – it’s been moved from the RIGHT corner to the LEFT.

You can switch them back to the RIGHT (standard) corner by running:

gconftool-2 --set "/apps/metacity/general/button_layout"
 --type string "menu:minimize,maximize,close"

Move back to LEFT (non-standard and CURRENT DEFAULT) with:

gconftool-2 --set "/apps/metacity/general/button_layout"
 --type string "maximize,minimize,close:"

see the gconf-editor instructions, if you prefer.