February 28, 2013

How to install Swedish Spelling Checking on English Ubuntu 12.10

The most popular system language for an operating system is English when working as a system developer, but when it comes to writing document you probably need a local language spelling package. And in me previous blog I have written how to install swedish spelling package for LibreOffice, but with Ubuntu 12.10 there is a better way. Install the spelling checking package as debian package.

Afer installation you need to restart LibreOffice. Then you need to make LibreOffice aware of the the new spelling package. You do that by open Tools -> Options... -> Language Settings -> Writing Aids

Now you can change spelling checking for text or the complete document via Tools -> Language

February 24, 2013

Certified Hardware on Ubuntu, for example TP-LINK Network Card

I have been getting question about installing different network cards on Ubuntu. And for some week ago I tried to install a network card with Atheros chipset with drivers from http://wireless.kernel.org, but If you are not a very advanced Linux user and do not want to spend a lot of your spare time I would recommend you to by a new network card. Network card are really cheap and maybe the most Linux friendly network card is TP-Link. A TP-Link 1 GB card is really cheap and only cost about 9 EUR or 11 USD (http://www.tp-link.us/products/details/?categoryid=235&model=TG-3269).

To get more information about certified hardware for Ubuntu, please look at the Ubuntu homepage:
Component catalog: http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/catalog/
Certified hardware: http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/

February 19, 2013

How to Get Rid of the Close Other Tabs Warning in Firefox

Starting with Firefox 16, they added a quite annoying warning dialog when you are trying to close other tabs. What is this? And even when you click on, do not warn me again, nothing happens. But there is a hack to get around it. But should it really be this hacky. Of course not. Any way this is how you fix it.

  1. Open a new tab and enter about:config.
  2. Enter in the search field browser.tabs.warnOnCloseOther.
  3. Now double click on the browser.tabs.warnOnCloseOther row to turn its value to false. 
  4. Voilà