A little learning…

…is a dangerous thing.

Some Ubuntu Gutsy fun today!

IPv6 has caused issues with speed in the past, and now, again in Gutsy. Fixes:

  • Firefox specific
    • In the address bar type about:config.
    • Find this line network.dns.disableIPv6 and double click on it to change the value to true.
  • System wide
    • Open the file /etc/modprobe.d/aliases
    • Add the first three lines to the file. The line with # starting is already in the file. Find it and add the # in front of it.alias net-pf-10 ipv6 off
      alias net-pf-10 off
      alias ipv6 off
      #alias net-pf-10 ipv6

After making these changes a reboot is required.

Some Compiz help. I couldn’t work out Compiz setup on an Ubuntu box (I run Kubuntu, so Gnome is a bit odd for me), but here is the answer – installing Compiz Settings Manager.

CLI*:
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

*Or use Synaptic/Aptitude/Whatever:)

In Gnome, it ends upĀ  in System > Preferences menu as ‘Advanced Desktop Effects Settings’.

In KDE, it ends up under System in the KMenu.

Thanks to the ever informative Ubuntu Tutorials for the Compiz settings info.

When you have Compiz running, use your $install_method (CLI, Synaptic etc) to look for more plugins, there is quite a few listed in handy dandy packages:)

Oh, as KDE does do Compiz differently from Ubuntu, here is the Howto for Feisty – should work with Gusty – will keep you informed:)

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