Posts Tagged ‘ Linux / Freebsd ’

11.04 proves to be a little bit of a headache

Apr 30th, 2011 | By

Update: After a couple more hours my little bit of a headache turned into a full blown apocalypse.  This new released is absolute garbage and the end result is me being forced to format my entire partition and reinstall a fresh copy of 10.04.  Unbelievable that this release would even see the light of day
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Getting your touchpad to behave nice in Ubuntu 10.10

Mar 4th, 2011 | By

Alright so easily one of the most frustrating things about having a laptop is the god damn touch pad.  Either it’s jumping all over the place while you are typing, or misinterpreting a middle click and pasting junk everywhere or any number of other frustrating things it can do to make your life miserable.  Lucky
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All Time High-Score for Overgod’s Time Trial

Feb 9th, 2011 | By

Well googling ‘Overgod’ and ‘time trial’ and ‘high school’ come up with absolutely zero results, so here’s hoping that there’s actually someone else out there that plays this game as much as I do and will stumble upon this.  Better yet, here’s to hoping there are a few hundred people out there like that 🙂
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I now have the quietest laptop around, and coincidentally the hottest

Jan 28th, 2011 | By

Well the inevitable decline of this LG R405 laptop is finally upon me as today the main cooling fan gave out.  I’m hoping that this might be a simple loose wire that I can soder or reattach but alas I left my tiny screw driver in Canada and so I can’t open this old girl
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Public Key not working with user@server but does work with root@server

Aug 23rd, 2010 | By

Weirdest thing about my FreeBSD server that’s been bugging me for a long time.. I’m able to create rsa/dsa keys for passwordless logins but the catch was that it would only work if I was root on the client machine loggin in as root on the server.  After 6 hours of trouble shooting and mostly
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The Soundblaster Arena Gaming Headset (and linux)

Jul 20th, 2010 | By

As any of you who are following me on twitter know I ordered the beautiful, sleek and very white Soundblaster Arena headset last week from newegg and today I moseyed my way down to Puralator to pick em up!  Happy happy joy joy. Seeing as there are little no reviews of these kind of things
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Creating a custom slideshow for your wallpaper in ubuntu

Jul 12th, 2010 | By

So it seems that I’ve had a similar experience to a lot of people changing their wallpapers in ubuntu.  You’re scrolling through a bunch and in the list you notice this one called cosmos that doesn’t quite looks like the rest.  “Hmmm, what’s this?’ you think.  This looks like a bunch of images stacked on
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Volume Control icon/applet is missing from notification area

May 4th, 2010 | By

Can’t remember when this happened to me but after some upgrade in the past my gnome-volume-control-applet just stop appearing in my notification area.  From what I understand this is due to the full integration of Pulse Audio in the last linux builds, but either way it was a pain in the arse as this little
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How to mount a USB External NTFS Hard Drive that won’t mount in Ubuntu

Feb 19th, 2010 | By

So I was having a problem with my external USB hard drive lately.  The USB connectors on this LG laptop are a bit shady so things get disconnected if you bump them and this would happen with my hard drive.. The problem being that if the Hard drive was disconnected like this and not properlyy
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Open Source Alternatives to Commercial Software

Jan 24th, 2010 | By

I found this article today and wanted to reproduce it and share it around even more as it is such a wicked list.  More and more we are getting to a place where there are so many great alternatives to commercial software that you can almost see the business model starting to collapse. Enjoy Graphic
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