Ubuntu

Acer Aspire 5560G-7809 Laptop: A Gamble Worth Taking

Typically it hasn’t been recommended to buy an Acer, at least in my circles. From the surveys I’ve seen generally Acer rankings are last of the major computer manufacturers. Astonishingly they rank close to the top of units sold. When I saw this, I deduced that Acer likely made possibly shabby computers sold at basement-prices […]

Toggle Unity Desktop Effects

Not using desktop effects in Linux helps gaming a good deal, improving frames-per-second and smooth ability. Using Ubuntu’s Unity I’ve noticed gaming gets effected quite a bit. Here’s a script that can toggle them on and off (note that you have to login with desktop effects enabled for this to work). Thanks go to Mossroy […]

gedit to Geany

I’ve decided lately to switch from gedit to Geany as the default editor. I had done this before and really liked it (I didn’t want to set it up again because I didn’t remember all the settings I had changed). Geany is more religious how it handles text and I can’t really define it better […]

Ubuntu Oneiric: Final Touches

Note: A month ago I meant to write this article but experienced hardware issues. I wrote that in places that Oneiric was slow… I was wrong. Apologize for any inconvenience. Here are some edits, additions, and subtractions that help complete the feel of the of Ubuntu’s 11.10 Oneiric desktop. Note that a couple modifications are […]

Mounting a Windows NTFS Partition as a Regular User (Ubuntu)

To be able to mount a Windows NTFS partition in Linux as a regular user (e.g. mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/Windows), rebuilding the driver with internal FUSE (Filesystem in USErspace) support is required, and then setting correct permissions is needed. Download and Compile First setting a couple variables eases the process: blddir=~/Downloads/build # A good place to […]

Swap File for Suspend

Warning: I have not found this method to be unreliable; therefore, I have reverted back to using a swap partition. I decided not to clutter my partitioning scheme anymore with a swap partition so from now on I’m using a swap file instead. This shows how to do use a create and use swap file […]

Converting Ext4 to JFS

Because I have an older laptop and disk I/O can really bottleneck on the motherboard, I decided to move from the ext4 filesystem to JFS. Recently, I’ve used ext4 because it was fairly fast and definitely reliable; however, with the kernel moving to 2.6.30 new data integrity features have been added that slow it fairly […]

Ubuntu Oneiric: Initial Musings

Update: Because of hardware problems the information about Oneiric’s speed are off, please ignore these mentions. Correction: Also, Unity is a collaboration of Gnome 3.0 and the Ubuntu Launcher with the Launcher generally replacing Gnome 3′s Activities Start Menu. Aaaaaaaa…. First thing I noticed as Oneiric booted up was how pretty it was: from the […]

Main Repository for Bugs.

I’ve been kinda thinking about this in the back of my mind for awhile now. Now, leave it to none other that Mark Shuttleworth to speak his mind about it. Mark now talks about it in his Mark Cuban kinda of way. Actually its a heck of an idea. I’ve done a fair share of […]

Just Felicitations!

Well this is it my new site! Perhaps the first thing I will do is to thank you for visiting. I can definitely say that I am happy setting up this blog on WordPress. Well Done, WordPress! A little about me. I like to discover, try and check out new programs. Linux is perfect OS […]

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