Showing posts from May, 2012

My Ubuntu 12.04 Rants

I've been using Ubuntu from past five years or so. I was young, loved fixing problems, remembering scary commands and making my system work. Now I've finished my college, have got mouths to feed and want a decent stable OS to make my job easier. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin from scratch last month. I love the OS, love unity but here are some of my rants. 1) Background service eats too much CPU I usually keep my laptop on idle while I lie on my bed. While doing so the first thing I noticed was my laptop's fan constantly running. As you can see from the picture above, compiz, hud-service, xorg and unity-panel-service are eating half of my CPU all night long. 2) Installing indicator-network removes network-manager This is by no means Ubuntu's fault. You need to be careful while using commands like apt-get and specially when you use any sudo command. In my case, I wanted to install weather indicator. While doing so I discovered indicator-netw

Add Proxy Exception In Ubuntu 12.04

Ubuntu 12.04 comes with shiny graphical tool to setup system wide global proxy. But as seen in the picture below there is no way to add exception or ignored host. To overcome this limitation we have to install dconf Editor . You can install by clicking the previous link or by typing sudo apt-get install dconf-tools in terminal. Please note that though the software is call dconf editor its packaged as dconf-tools. Once installed open dconf editor and navigate to system -> proxy. From here you can add ignore-hosts as string and as seen in the picture below. You may need to log out and log in for the changes to take effect.