For a seeming eternity Ubuntu has for whatever reason failed to ship a version which upon install that can pair properly with Apple’s Bluetooth keyboard. Bug after bug has been filed on this to no avail. So to my lack of suprise, after installing the new 10.4 (Lucid Lynx), Bluetooth would not pair with the keyboard.

Luckly, the situation has seem to improved to the point where only two changes are needed to get it working:

aptitude install blueman

  • Add hid_apple to /etc/modules (must be first) to allow Bluetooth to survive a reboot.

Progress? Kinda…..

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Jungledisk is a front end to Amazon S3 storage service that provides the ability to share files between computers AND backup your data on the cheap (0.15 cents per GB)… What I like about this best is it has software for all 3 operating systems (Windows, OSX, Linux) and surprisingly works quiet well on Ubuntu but its not as integrated as I’d like. Mainly, I can’t mount and unmount the Jungledisk without considerable headache. So a simple how to on how to get it working (Hardy 8.04)

Step one, edit /etc/fstab

sudo nano /etc/fstab
add line:
http://localhost:2667 /home/yournamehere/jungledisk davfs nolocks,user,noaskauth 0 0

step two:davfs2

sudo aptitude install davfs2

step three: fix the davfs2 install

sudo chmod ug+s /sbin/mount.davfs

step four: fix the davfs2 config so that admin (instead of staff) can use it.

sudo nano /etc/davfs2/davfs2.conf
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# General Options
# ---------------

# dav_user        davfs2            # system wide config file only
dav_user nobody
# dav_group       davfs2            # system wide config file only
dav_group admin
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