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Spinning down USB drives in linux

Some of the┬ácommercial┬ásolutions like the “Passport” and “MyBook” USB drives have spin down logic built in to avoid excessive wear and tear. I recently came across a steal on newegg for a bare bones Intel D2500 (atom) based nettop, and … Continue reading

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Fixing Ubuntu 10.4 Window Buttons

For whatever reason they decided to break window buttons in the gnome GUI for Ubuntu 10.4. I dual boot Windows and Ubuntu and can’t be bothered to have such inconsistencies. Here’s how to “unbreak” this. push Alt+F2 type ‘gconf-editor‘ without … Continue reading

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More on the Mini 110

Well it’s a tad nerve-racking getting Ubuntu 9.10 UNR working properly just days before I leave on my trip. The microphone didn’t work, but apparently reinstalling your alsa audio drivers (fix here) solves that. It just takes about an hour … Continue reading

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Tethering your blackberry to your laptop in Ubuntu

It works! I’m currently updating on my Dell laptop, which is tethered to my T-Mobile curve blackberry (8320 model I think) via a USB cable. In my bedroom, with poor signal, I’ve peaked at 36kb/s, with an average of somewhere … Continue reading

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