2011. március 17.

How to install Windows XP from a pendrive?

Use FlashBoot!

Total Commander alternative for Ubuntu

1.) DoubleCommander -> it has all the functions (incl. tabs), but it froze down on me repeatedly -> dropped.

2.) muCommander -> it's java based and has no tabs, but it worked fine for file manipulations. -> keep.

Flash Plugin is crashing constantly

The newest version of Adobe Flash Plugin crashes every other time.
I solved this by using an older version which I found in my Jaunty installation folder.
Here it is - a 2009-11-14 version of Flash Plugin.

Now testing version 10.3.181.14.

Sorting out input devices 5.

For a temporary solution, here are the codes to turn the WACOM device on and off:

~$ xinput -set-prop "Serial Wacom Tablet" "Device Enabled" 0
~$ xinput -set-prop "Serial Wacom Tablet" "Device Enabled" 1


0 in for turning it off and 1 is for turning it on.

EDIT:
in my case, when turning on the Wacom device, screen dimensions are off, so I had to add an extra line to the nautilus script:
~$ xinput -set-prop "Serial Wacom Tablet" "325" 0, 0, 24780, 18630

or

~$ xinput -set-prop "Serial Wacom Tablet" "Wacom Tablet Area" 0, 0, 24780, 18630

2011. március 11.

Sorting out input devices 4.

As I wrote in the previous post, the pen tip cursor started jumping.
This time I did not only separate the Eraser into a new cursor, but I did it with the Pen too, so now there are 3 cursors on my desktop, and I'm waiting for one of them to jump.

What to do with a write-protected USB filesystem?

My MP3-Player mounts write-protected on Ubuntu (since Gutsy).

Here's what works for me most of the time:

1.) Insert your USB Mp3-player to an USB slot, let it mount automatically.
2.) Check the System Monitor -> File Systems for the proper /dev address of your device (In my case this is /dev/sdc1)
3.) Open a normal Nautilus window and press the Eject button next to the usb device, which causes the device to unmount but stay in the system: If you open your "Computer" location from "Places", you'll see your device is still there.
4.) Open a root Nautilus:
~$ sudo nautilus
5.) Create a directory in your /media folder that will be your mount point for your player (I named mine "player")
6.) Mount your mp3-player with root access to the desired mount point:
~$ sudo mount /dev/sdc1 /media/player
7.) Now you can manage your files in the root Nautilus as you like.

Cursor jumping around #2

Unlucky me...
I got my TC4400 back from the Service with a whole new screen and motherboard, and now - unlucky me... - the pen tip is the one causing the cursor jump and NOT the eraser as before. I was quite fine with not having an eraser as it solved my problems completely, but I'm pretty unsatisfied with not being able to use the pen tip, so I guess I'll have to do a big workaround and hope for the best.

As for differences, now the cursor jumps when it's caught by the pen too.

Restore Ctrl+Alt+Backspace combination to restart X-windows

Source: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/DontZap

Using GNOME

* Get to the System->Preferences->Keyboard menu.

* Select the "Layouts" tab and click on the "Layout Options" button.

* Then select "Key sequence to kill the X server" and enable "Control + Alt + Backspace".


If this doesn't work (e.g. the option is unchecked but the key sequence still works), you can edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
The DontZap option in the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file enables or disables the CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE shortcut to restart the X-server. In previous Ubuntu releases, this shortcut was enabled by default, however this has changed with 9.04 "Jaunty", as a number of users have complained about accidentally restarting their X-Server, which results in a sudden, unexpected logout which brings to the logon screen.

You can install the dontzap package and use the command dontzap --disable, or you can manually edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf,

sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

then type your password, press enter, and use the simple text editor to add a ServerFlags section like this to the start, end, or middle of the file (Ctrl+O to save file):

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "DontZap" "false"
EndSection

And then restart the Computer (or log out and back in) to apply the changes. The shortcut should be re-enabled now.

If you want to disable the shortcut, either delete the section (in Jaunty) or change it to this or add this:

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "DontZap" "true"
EndSection

And then restart the Computer (or log out and back in) to apply the changes. The shortcut should be disabled now.

2011. március 10.

Fix Firefox backspace to take you to the previous page

Source: http://embraceubuntu.com/2006/12/21/fix-firefox-backspace-to-take-you-to-the-previous-page/

Type “about:config” in the address bar of Firefox and press Enter.
`Filter` (Ctrl+F) for ‘browser.backspace_action’ and change its value to 0 (zero).

2011. március 9.

Ubuntu 10.04.1

After getting a whole new motherboard and screen for Alice, I installed a fresh copy of Lucid Lynx. So here's what has to be done to restore her old self:

- Change the MAC address for the registered one
- Java for Firefox
- Xournal, Gimp
- RSYNC the stuff back
- Nautilus Scripts
- Firefox Preferences, etc.
- Gnome themes, background, etc.

This time I installed a Total Commander like program called DoubleCommander. I'll see where I'll get with it.

2011. március 1.

Change networking hwaddress under Mac OS X

to be able to use sudo:
$ su MYUSER

to see detailed networking information:
$ ifconfig

to change ethernet hardwer address:
$ sudo ifconfig en0 ether MY:MA:CA:DD:RE:SS