Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Installing new Linux without CD

menuentry "installer" {
        insmod FAT16
        set root=(hd1,1)
        linux /casper/vmlinuz boot=casper root=/dev/ram1 ramdisk_size=1048576 rw
        initrd /casper/initrd.lz

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

F-Spot to Flickr Export - Failing to Upload

sudo ifconfig wlan0 mtu 1450

(or lower number)
Thanks to: http://crossonline.blogspot.com/2009/04/bug-f-spot-uploading-photos-to-flickr.html

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Unable to mount USB drive - not authorized

Suddenly unable to mount USB drive - not authorized

Solution :
sudo dosfsck -a -v /dev/sdb1

Monday, May 10, 2010

Firefox crashing after 10.04 upgrade

Problem: Firefox crashes after upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04
Solution: http://commandline.org.uk/amd64-ubuntu-1004-and-flash/

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Graphics Settings for Compaq Presario R3000
Driver: Proprietary nVidia
(listed as "nvidia" in Preferences GUI)
Screen: Custom 1, Resolution 1280x800

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Windows 2000 SP4 and QEMU


Installing Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 in QEMU gives error.


Install Service Pack 3 first. Do NOT reboot/restart. Install Service Pack 4 immediately.

(I installed the service packs from downloads not through Windows Update).

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Disk thrashing in Ubuntu Gutsy


Disk thrashing (excessive disk i/o) causes decrease/loss of responsiveness in Ubuntu Gutsy.


The thrashing was caused by the swap not being turned on properly.

The swap was not turned on because fstab had the wrong UUID.Fixed based on instructions here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=3704872

- type



- note the UUID of the partition that should be the swap

- edit /etc/fstab so that the UUID matches

System Details:
Compaq Presario R3000, nVidia video card, Ubuntu Gutsy 7.1

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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Google Earth Hangs / Locks system


When using Nvidia video driver and OpenGL, Google Earth Hangs / Locks system. Requires reboot. (works fine with nv driver and without OpenGL).


cp /usr/lib/libGL*.* /opt/google-earth/

System Details:
Compaq Presario R3000, nVidia video card, Fedora 7

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