How do I turn off the dang bell (aka PC speaker beep)?
sudo rmmod pcspkr sudo vi /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
How do I make arrow keys work in vi?
sudo apt-get install vim
How do I configure Ubuntu to have a static IP address?
sudo vi /etc/network/interfaces
auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp
auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.1.100 netmask 255.255.255.0 network 192.168.1.0 broadcast 192.168.1.255 gateway 192.168.1.1
Note: This assumes your router’s (aka gateway’s) IP address is 192.168.1.1 and you want to assign a static IP of 192.168.1.100.
sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
How do I install an SSH server?
sudo apt-get install openssh-server
How do I find out information about my processor (CPU)?
How do I find out my external USB drive’s device location?
sudo fdisk -l
How do I manually mount an external USB drive?
sudo mkdir /media/usb0 sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/usb0
Note: Your USB drive may have been assigned a different device location than
sudo fdisk -l to find out.
How do I format an external USB drive?
sudo mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb1
Note: Be very careful with this command. Make sure you have the correct device location.