Category Archives: Linux

Cannot receive emails from PayPal? Check your MX settings

Recently we had a problem with a domain we own: we were able to receive emails from anyone but PayPal, including “you have received a payment” notifications. After some research we discovered that the MX server listed in the DNS settings of the domain was under the form of a plain IP address, without hostname. […]

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SugarSync synchronizes your documents for free, brings them to your smartphone

I was looking for a complete solution to keep the office PC with my laptop in sync: SugarSync does more: it offers a free 2.5Gb storage space to synchronize an unlimited number of folders between two computers; in addiction, they gives you a mobile application – available for Android, iPhone, Windows Mobile and Blackberry – […]

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Linux4One: Ubuntu for the Acer Aspire One

The Aspire One is a netbook from Acer, very similar to the Asus Eee PC. It’s sold at about EUR 200 in Italy, and it offers an 8.9″ display (1024×600), a 1.6Ghz Intel Atom CPU, a 8Gb SSD drive, with integrated Wifi, Mic and webcam. It’s a nice product, but the Linux operating system with […]

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Enable Wake-On-LAN (WOL) on an Ubuntu PC

Notice: This little tutorial assumes that you have some basic Linux knowledge, and that you know what SSH is. Christmas is coming, and I’ll be out of office for a while. I was a little worried because I could need some data from my main desktop PC… I’ll copy the most important documents on the […]

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Samsung SCX-4200 and Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (8.10)

Today I upgraded to Ubuntu Intrepid, and suddenly… my Samsung SCX-4200 printer stopped working 🙁 I recovered my notes from Ubuntu Hardy, where I wrote some operation to make the printer (and the embedded scanner) work. Unfortunately, the “trick” I took from the official Ubuntu forum (see “Samsung SCX-4200 scanner does not work on Ubuntu […]

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