Fix Google Earth 5.0 user interface font on Linux

I installed Google Earth 5.0 and the ugly UI font from the beta is still here.
Based on the comments from Google Earth Help page from here I’ve created the following script wich will fix the user interface font issue.

#!/bin/bash

sudo […] Continue Reading…

HOWTO Force fsck on the Next Reboot

fsck is used to check and optionally repair one or more Linux file systems.
By creating /forcefsck file you will force the Linux system (or rc scripts) to perform a full file system check.
Create a file called forcefsck:
sudo touch /forcefsck

View Config Files Without Comments

Use this grep invocation to trim comments out of config files. Comments are great but can get in your way if you just want to see the currently running configuration. I’ve found files hundreds of lines long which had […] Continue Reading…

Thinkpad HDAPS in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty

One of the cool features in a Thinkpad is IBM Active Protection System.
The system consist of two parts. The driver that enables reading the acceleration data and some sort of userspace software that does the actual parking of the […] Continue Reading…

Launchpad is now open source

Launchpad is now open source.
Canonical public announcement is here: http://blog.canonical.com/?p=192
The Canonical launchpad developers will be on IRC in #launchpad-dev on irc.freenode.net.
For real time development discussion, that’s the place to go; for usage questions, #launchpad is still the channel, as […] Continue Reading…

Clear ALT+F2 history in Gnome

Use this command in your terminal to clear the “Run Program” dialogue box invoked by ALT+F2 in Gnome:

gconftool-2 –set /apps/gnome-settings/gnome-panel/history-gnome-run –type list –list-type string “[]”

Google Wave

The guys behind the Google Maps are working on a tool for communication and collaboration on the web. It’s called Google Wave and it’s planned for release later this year. The nice thing is that will be open source’d […] Continue Reading…

Android applications running on Ubuntu

Canonical will develop an environment wich will allow Andoid applications to run on Ubuntu. Source.
Also, HP considers dropping Windows for Android in netbooks. Source.

Random crash of the X server in Jaunty

I experienced a lot of random X server crashes using the proprietary driver for the NVIDIA graphic card on my Thinkpad T61 running Ubuntu 9.04 x86 with Compiz activated.
I managed to fix the problem by installing the lastest NVIDIA […] Continue Reading…

Custom usplash resolution in Ubuntu

Recently I made a clean install of Ubuntu 9.04 on my Thinkpad T61.
I configured the figerprint, the accelerometer is reporting correct values.
I did not like the default resolution at boot. So I created a custom usplash.conf file:

sudo joe /etc/usplash.conf

I […] Continue Reading…

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