Connect Lync in Pidgin


I finally made Lync work in Ubuntu. Here is the steps:1) Install the SIPE plugin - 'sudo apt-get install pidgin-sipe'.2) Run 'NSS_SSL_CBC_RANDOM_IiV=0 pidgin &'.3) Add the Lync account, then enable it.

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My Home Lab Solution


I am pretty happy with how I set up my home lab so far. A simple and free solution,  but can meet nearly all my needs.I run all my test machines as VirtualBox virtual machines on my Ubuntu laptop. I setup an RHEL 5.5 box as the main infrastructure server in my lab domain - … Continue reading My Home Lab Solution

Compile Linux Kernel in Ubuntu


The new Linux kernel 3.7.9 has been released last week. Here is how I compiled it in my Ubuntu laptop.1) Install the prerequisites.jchen@JC:~$ sudo apt-get install git-core libncurses5 libncurses5-dev libelf-dev asciidoc binutils-dev linux-source libncurses5 libncurses5-dev fakeroot build-essential crash kexec-tools makedumpfile kernel-wedge kernel-package2) Check the current kernel version.jchen@JC:~$ uname -r3.5.0-25-generic3) Download the kernel 3.7.9jchen@JC:~/Downloads$ wget http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.0/linux-3.7.9.tar.bz24) … Continue reading Compile Linux Kernel in Ubuntu

Blogilo Proxy Settings


To make Blogilo work behind a proxy, I edited this file ~/.kde/share/config/kioslaverc in my Ubuntu laptop (there is no proxy settings in the Blogilo UI).[$Version]update_info=kioslave.upd:kde2.2/r1,kioslave.upd:kde2.2/r2,kioslave.upd:kde2.2/r3[Proxy Settings][$i] ProxyType=1 httpProxy=http://proxy-server:8080httpsProxy=http://proxy-server:8080ftpProxy=http://proxy-server:8080

Screen brightness reset in Ubuntu


My Ubuntu laptop's screen brightness resets everytime after reboot. I have found a way to make the brightness adjustment 'stay permantly': 1) Adjust the brightness to the level that I like, then run 'cat /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness '. The command will return the brightness level in a integer value. Mine is 12. 2) Add the line 'echo 12 … Continue reading Screen brightness reset in Ubuntu