Kubuntu and Ubuntu Linux Distribution Reference

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The MAIN difference between Ubuntu (the one everyone seems to promote) and Kubuntu (the one that everyone should actually be promoting) is that Kubuntu comes with a superior Windows Manager called KDE.

See also: Ubuntu Customization


ubuntu / kubuntu linux distribution reference

Information may be organized by [console] or [xapp] as in the procedure or command is issued via the command prompt or in xwindows.

version 6.06


@ GRUB CONFIGURATION:

[console] edit the following text file

 /boot/grub/menu.lst <- grub bootloader configuration file.


@ DNS CONFIGURATION:

[console] edit the following text file

 /etc/resolv.conf <- standard configuration file for listing dns servers


@ BASIC NETWORK CONFIGURATION FOR CLIENT

[console] ubuntu uses the debian style network configuration.

1. to configure a static IP address for eth0 edit the file:

 /etc/network/interfaces
  • Set up the looback (lo) interface iface lo inet loopback
 iface eth0 inet static

address 192.168.1.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway 192.168.1.1

  • Automatically bring up lo and eth0
 auto eth0 lo

2. to configure a dynamic IP address via DHCP for eth0:

  • Use dhcp to configure eth0
 iface eth0 inet dhcp

You can bring the ethernet interface up or down directly, or restart networking via the init script

 ifup eth0
 ifdown eth0
 /etc/init.d/networking start <- start stop restart

[xapp]

Network settings may also be modified using the 'systemsettings' interface.

 systemsettings &
 sudo systemsettings


@ ENABLE SSH REMOTE LOGIN

[console] sudo apt-get install openssh-server openssh-client

To stop ssh server:

 # sudo /etc/init.d/ssh stop

To start sshs server:

 # sudo /etc/init.d/ssh start

To restart ssh server:

 # sudo /etc/init.d/ssh restart

@ DETERMINE VERSION AND ORIGIN OF PROPRIETARY DRIVERS

[console] To identify a driver being used by ubuntu on your system, find out what driver is in use.

Use jockey-text to find the list of drivers and the packages:

jockey-text -l

Note that kmod is kernel module. Sources for this information:

You can determine which video drive is in use by:

lshw -c video

The loaded driver is prefixed with "driver=". If you want more information about the loaded driver, run modinfo. modinfo works on filenames and aliases, not on module names. The majority of the modules will have the same name for the module name and filename, but there are exceptions. One of them is nvidia.

modinfo -F filename `lshw -c video | awk '/configuration: driver/{print $2}' | cut -d= -f2`

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