Fast Drupal with Vagrant Scotch Box

This is how I set up a new Vagrant Scotch Box with Drush support.

NOTE: After updating VirtualBox through the normal, daily Ubuntu update, it might be necessary to reinstall with the below commands.

Enter these commands in your terminal to prevent the log in screen after boot to disappear too quickly:

gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power idle-brightness 900
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.session idle-delay "uint32 900"
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.screensaver lock-delay "uint32 900"

Installing Gnome 3 on Ubuntu 12.04

From your terminal, run this command:

sudo apt-get install gnome-shell

Reboot your computer, click on the little Ubuntu icon next to your login name and select select 'Gnome Classic (No effects)'.

Spell-check in LibreOffice in Ubuntu

To install the Danish dictionary, run this command, from your terminal: sudo apt-get install hunspell-da

Restart LibreOffice, and from Writer, choose Tools -> Options... click Language Settings -> Languages in left menu. Under 'Default languages' - 'Western' select 'Danish'.

Speed up Drupal with the Boost module

The Boost module works by caching static versions of pages, and serving them to anonymous users. Because Boost caches pages in flat HTML files and the server doesn't hit your database, pages are sent to the users much faster, sometimes in as little as 200-300 milliseconds, which will seem almost instantly. From the Boost module page: "If you are on shared hosting this is your best option in terms of improving performance."

Install LAMP web server and Drupal 7 in Ubuntu

Installing a web server is very easy in Ubuntu, just enter a few lines in the terminal: There is no need to install and configure each part of a LAMP (Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP) installation individually. You can also install other programs this way. The downside is that all components are installed automatically, and not reviewed by you. But as long as you only use the web server locally (localhost or, and don't open up for access from the Internet, it should be safe.

Installing and recording music with Ubuntu Studio

If you want to record music with the Ubuntu GNU/Linux system, Ubuntu Studio will make the installation of the programs needed much easier, and get you started with just a few clicks. As well as audio programs, video and graphics programs are also part of Ubuntu Studio.

Apart from a computer, the music programs installed with Ubuntu Studio and an instrument, you will need something to interface between your instruments and the computer and an external USB sound card can do just that.