Category Archives: Ubuntu

Anything related to Ubuntu, yes, it’s zedomax’s OS of choice…

How to Install Native Ubuntu on EeePad Transformer Android Tablet!


The other day, I had the pleasure of enjoying/installing native Ubuntu on my new EeePad Transformer Android tablet.   It’s not complete by any means but the keyboard is working, touchscreen is working, and it’s fairly fast.

For those of you interested in modding your Transformer tablet, you can follow complete step-by-step instructions over at on how to install native Ubuntu on the Transformer.

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How to Install Ubuntu on Galaxy Tab 10.1!


As some of you may know, I’ve recently picked up a brand, spanking-new Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet.  It’s certainly a piece of art and a mean, lean machine that can do lots of things including running Ubuntu alongside Android Honeycomb dubbed “Tabuntu”.

For those of you who want to install Ubuntu on the Tab 10.1, you can check out my full step-by-step directions over at on How to install Ubunt

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G2 Hacks – How to Install Ubuntu on your G2 Phone or any Android Device!


Did you know I (Max) was the first person ever in the world to put Ubuntu running on “top of” an Android device?   Other people probably figured it out soon or later but I did think of doing it first. *patonmybackhaha

Yesterday I had the pleasure of putting Ubuntu on my G2 Phone and even started a new site dedicated to running Ubuntu and linux alongside with Android devi

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Ubuntu Error – /etc/sudoers is owned by uid 1000, should be 0

How to fix the error “/etc/sudoers is owned by uid 1000, should be 0”?

Just type: chown -R root.root /etc/

This will make everything inside the directory to be owned and under group “root”, otherwise sudo will keep giving you errors.

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Android Hack – How to Install/Run Ubuntu on your Nexus One/Android!




Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of installing Ubuntu on my Nexus One Android phone.  Basically, this hack let’s you run Ubuntu as a virtual machine under your Nexus One Android phone.

Why?  This will give you access to millions of existing programs on Ubuntu linux plus your phone is now capable of doing so much more like being able to crack WEP, server web pages, and a whole lot more.

Anyways, IR

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Android DIY – How to Setup Android SDK on your Ubuntu/Debian Linux!

Today I was setting up my Android SDK on my laptop’s Ubuntu so I figured also to show others how easy it is to setup Android SDK on your Ubuntu or Debian using commands apt-get, tar, and wget.

For those of you who want to setup Android SDK so you can start using ADB commands or root your Android smartphone, you will need to first install Java run-time on your Ubuntu/Debian.

First, open up a terminal and put yourself into “root” mode so you don’t have to keep typing sudo in front of everything:

sudo /bin/bash

Now, let’s install Java r

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Ubuntu DIY – How to Setup Ubuntu in 10 Minutes!

Kevin Purdy at Lifehacker blog has written a short 10-minute Ubuntu setup guide over at For those of you unfamiliar with Ubuntu but tired of Macs and Windows, you might want to check it out.

Also, I am running Ubuntu myself right now, it didn’t take me too long, you can refer to my guide on how to install Ubuntu via USB flash drive. (

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Computer IR Hack – How to Add IR Controls to Your PC!


For those of you with a PC or even a Mac that runs on Windows or Linux, you are in luck as you will be able to add a simple IR circuit that will allow you to remotely control your computer via a remote control!

Now, the greatest part about this project is that the IR program is provided free of charge via WinLIRC (for Windows) or LIRC (for Linux).

This could be a great simple hack for your new media PC TV if you don’t have any kind of IR remote contr

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Ubuntu DIY – How to Fix “Failed to parse existing file etc/X11/xorg.conf”!

For those of you using Nvidia’s proprietary driver on Ubuntu and get the following error:

Failed to parse existing file etc/X11/xorg.conf

You can simply fix it by re-writing a new xorg.conf file using:

sudo nvidia-xconfig

then doing:

gksudo nvidia-settings

This will open up your nVidia settings, make changes, then choose “save to X config file” and that’s it.

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Ubuntu Hack – How to Make a Bootable Ubuntu USB Flash Drive!

Last night I had the pleasure of making my very first bootable Ubuntu USB flash drive.  The reason I made this new Ubuntu USB flash drive was because I wanted to have a real “portable” linux system that I can run everywhere.

Where, I got it up and running in just about 5 minutes (minus the fact that I had to download the ISO file).   Ubuntu 9.10 ran flawlessly on my ASUS UL30Jt laptop, everything worked out of the box, the wireless, graphics, sound, and even my volume keys!

Anyways, let me show you how to make your own bootable Ubuntu USB flash drive.  I will sh

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