Instructions for Ubuntu 11.10, 11.04, 10.10, 10.04: http://www.webupd8.org/2011/09/jupiter-applet-finally-available-for.html
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/jupiter sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install jupiter
Jupiter comes with a useful script to disable and re-enable the touchpad/track pad, it can be ran using the following command:
Now all you’ll need to do is add this command to a […]
Where proxy.addr is the proxy address, 4040 is the port number. Some proxies may require “http://” before the address.
export http_proxy=”proxy.addr:4040″ export ftp_proxy=”proxy.addr:4040″ export https_proxy=”proxy.addr:4040″
If you run this in a terminal, any programs opened from that terminal will adhere to the proxy you set but any other applications will not. This […]
Wireless (BMC4313) Drivers:
There seems to be some issues with the current range of broadcom drivers, there are several options and some barely work and give very poor wireless signal and flaky connections.
Check you wireless card lspci | grep Broadcom
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01) […]
./blender connect failed: No such file or directory ndof: spacenavd not found AL lib: pulseaudio.c:331: PulseAudio returned minreq > tlength/2; expect break up Floating point exception
Download and install the associated package to your processor from here : https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/oneiric/+package/python-openal
Restart your computer and the issue should now be resolved.
When you first switch from Windows or OSX to Linux, one of the things you’ll probably first notice (especially if you’re using a laptop) is that it can run considerably hotter than the alternatives. There are a few things you can do to remedy this, however. The following software packages help you keep track […]
Download the latest from here:
The folders correspond to kernel versions and should also include the ubuntu version, for example I chose to update 11.10 (oneiric) from “3.0.0-14-generic” to “3.1.4”, this was in a directory called “v3.1.4-oneiric/“.
You’ll need 3 files (replace * with the kernel version you’ve downloaded):
For 64 bit […]
If internet memes such as the following are displaying as squares rather than the faces they should be, it’s because Ubuntu/Linux Mint doesn’t come with the correct font packages.
To install these packages, simply install “unifont”:
sudo apt-get install unifont
If you’re having trouble in other distros, just search for the […]
It’s been a while since I bothered, the reason being it’s always seemed like an un-worthwhile struggle to get it working but either things changed or I was doing something to overcomplicate the process but it’s actually pretty simple to get surround sound up and running on your Linux machine. Now, I’m not going […]
During installing the OpenNi kinect drivers, found here: https://github.com/OpenNI/OpenNI, I came across this error:
make: Entering directory `/home/alex/kinect/OpenNI/Platform/Linux-x86/Build/Samples/SimpleViewer.net’ gmcs -out:../../../Bin/Release/SimpleViewer.net.exe -target:winexe -unsafe -o+ -r:OpenNI.net.dll -r:System.Windows.Forms.dll -r:System.Drawing.dll -lib:../../../Bin/Release ../../../../../Samples/SimpleViewer.net/*.cs ../../Res/AssemblyInfo-OpenNI.cs error CS0006: cannot find metadata file `System.Windows.Forms.dll’ Compilation failed: 1 error(s), 0 warnings make: *** [../../../Bin/Release/SimpleViewer.net.exe] Error 1 make: Leaving directory `/home/alex/kinect/OpenNI/Platform/Linux-x86/Build/Samples/SimpleViewer.net’ make: *** [Samples/SimpleViewer.net] […]
After installing Ubuntu on a USB stick with the Ubuntu USB Startup Disk Creator (usb-creator-gtk) you might encounter an error such as the following:
stdin: I/O error stdin: error 0 /init: line 1: can’t open /dev/sr0: No medium found
This is actually a bug with the software and isn’t anything you’ve done wrong. It […]