Drupal Howtos

A how-to is a short description of how to accomplish a specific task. This is a compilation of Ubuntu related howto's which I provided to users in my network or which I applied myself. Targeting the Ubuntu beginner they provide a simple and detailed step-by-step description with pictures. I hope they'll help you!

What can I do when Ubuntu freezes?

Although Ubuntu/Linux is much more stable than Windows, it happens sometimes that the Ubuntu screen freezes, that you can't control your computer with your mouse/keyboard, what is usually the sign that the system is in a unstable state. If so, I propose you the following procedure.

Ubuntu xkill command

How to apply a Drupal patch with Ubuntu

The patch utility is by default installed in Ubuntu. All you need to do is to download the patch and to apply it. Provided that the patch was made relative to the root directory of the concerned project, navigate to the that directory (using cd). For a patch on Drupal, that will be the Drupal directory; for a contrib module or theme, that is the root directory of the project.

Ubuntu 12.04 and Drupal 7

How to change the boot menu (GRUB) in Ubuntu 10.04 or 12.04

Almost all operating systems offer the possibility to customise the system start up process. Ubuntu has it's own "StartUp-Manager" but it is not installed by default. It can be used for managing the settings of your Ubuntu boot loader (Default operating system, time-out, etc.).

How to type Pali Language in Ubuntu 12.04

Instructions how to prepare your computer to type Pali and how to use your keyboard to do so.

Ubuntu enable iBus

What is a PPA and how can I add a PPA to Ubuntu?

PPA stands for Personal Package Archive. It is a software repository that you can add to Ubuntu for the installation and continuous update of applications. Installing software on Ubuntu is different than on Mac or Windows; some might say better. Rather than going to the web to download a package, it's usually a better bet to check the Ubuntu Software Center for any program you might want to install.

Open Sofware Sources

How to add a PPA to the Ubuntu system using the terminal

Step-by-step instructions how to add a PPA (Personal Package Archive) to Ubuntu using the terminal.