Posts Tagged ‘ubuntu’

IronKey Auto Mouting Issue – Ubuntu 10.10

By Mark Davidson on October 19th, 2010


Just after posting this I did an upgrade on my machine and there was an update to udev. After applying this update the auto mounting works fine for my IronKey.
So if you are experiencing this issue and if its possible upgrade your system do so. Make sure you have udev version 162-2.1 and it should work fine again.
If you still have issues or if your unable to upgrade the method below should still work fine.

Recently I finally got myself an IronKey and have been using it just fine under Ubuntu 9.10 and 10.04.
But after upgrading to 10.10 I have found that it does not auto mount the disc that contains the Ironkey software as it should.

After a bit of research I worked out the simplest way to mount the disc manually is to do

udisks --mount /dev/sr1

This works fine mounting the software under /media/disk/

You can then just run the software by doing

sudo /media/disk/linux/ironkey

There is an open launchpad bug for mounting hardware encrypted usb stick failes hopefully this means the issue will be fixed soon. Just thought it was worth giving everyone a heads up on this issue in the mean time for people who encounter the issue.

Get All Installed Packages on System in apt-get Format

By Mark Davidson on August 30th, 2010

Recently I needed to setup three almost identical web boxes. First of all I installed all three boxes with a base install of Ubuntu 10.04 server. I then installed all the required packages on one box and started looking for a way to replicate the installed packages on the other boxes.
I had a Google around and did not manage to find a way to do it so I decided to come up with a method by myself.

On the box where you have all your installed packages do

dpkg --list | grep "^ii" | cut -f3 -d ' ' | sed ':a;N;$!ba;s/\n/ /g' > installedOnSystem01

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Ubuntu 10.04 – Fix Button Layout

By Mark Davidson on July 28th, 2010

For anyone running Ubuntu 10.04 the new default positioning of the minimize, maximize and close buttons can be quite annoying.
Previously I have been using `gconf-editor` to edit the settings manually whenever I change themes. But here are two quicker ways.

First of all you can just use `gconf-editor` running it from terminal and specifying the parameter of the key you want to edit. The GUI will then launch with the value you want to edit already selected.

gconf-editor /apps/metacity/general/button_layout

Now Double click on `button_layout`, change it to read ‘:minimize,maximize,close’, click ok and the change should take effect.

The second way is to use the `gconftool` which allows you to directly edit gconf repository values without using a GUI.

In a terminal session run

gconftool -g /apps/metacity/general/button_layout

It will return what the current button layout is set to. Which should read


To edit this just do

gconftool -s /apps/metacity/general/button_layout -t string :minimize,maximize,close

Your button layout should now be correct.