Adding back Skyrocket screensaver to Xubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)

I knew how to add my favorite screensaver, Skyrocket, to Xubuntu based on having researched it before: http://www.lueckdatasystems.com/Adding_back_Skyrocket_screen_saver_to_Ub... However this time, the Really Slick Screensavers GLX Port entries did not show up in the list of screensavers. So I went searching how to get them to become available.

I discovered in this file:


that I should perform the following:

$ ps aux|grep xscreensaver

HOW-TO: Command Line Connect to a CUPS Network Printer for Ubuntu Linux

There seems to be a bug in Ubuntu in that when you reboot the system all remote CUPS printer connections are forgotten. This sounded like something needing a bit of scripting magic, so I went searching for how to accomplish that. Turns out it was quite simple actually. The utility lpadmin will be your friend to command line administer printers / print queues. The first lpadmin command attaches to the CUPS shared network printer queue via the IPP protocol, and the second lpadmin command sets the printer as the system default.

HOW-TO: Packaging Perl CPAN Devel::Trace for Ubuntu Linux

Recently I ran into a situation where a Perl CPAN module I needed was not available in the Ubuntu repositories. Someone on IRC kindly showed me a slick Ubuntu package which is able to quickly produce Ubuntu .deb packages out of Perl CPAN modules! Here is what you need to know:

Using a developer computer (aka "play box") add the following packages:

$sudo apt-get install dh-make-perl build-essential

Next use dh-make-perl to package the needed CPAN module:

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