I recently managed to get 3D acceleration working with Virtualbox 3.0.x running a Windows guest. I can’t lay claim to figuring this out myself, all credit goes to the guide at Dedoimedo.com, “DirectX in VirtualBox 3.0.0 – Pure joy is here”. In a nutshell: Install a Windows guest under Virtualbox, as you normally would. Shutdown […]
You may remember I had some issues on my Dell Vostro 1500 with a scary sounding periodic hard disk ‘click’, related to a bug in the pm-utils package. In brief: this bug effectively puts the disk into powersaving mode far too often, drastically reducing it’s working lifespan. Well, good news … it looks like the […]
Previously, I have posted about my experiences installing and testing Ubuntu Gutsy (7.10) on my Dell Vostro 1500 laptop. Since I set it up, I’ve been happily using it every day. At the time everything generally went pretty smoothly, but being a fairly new piece of hardware, there were a few hiccups that required some […]
I recently discovered a handy script for Nautilus to mount an ISO image using the right click context menu. It’s a handy feature that lets you quickly peek inside an iso CD/DVD image (in read-only mode), without messing around typing the typical command line (sudo mount -o loop -t iso9660 myimage.iso /media/iso).
GVim, one of the graphical versions of vim for X11, has a handy feature … you can edit remote files over ssh. Launch GVim, and issue the command: :e scp://username@someremotehost/./path/to/file where username is your username on the remote server, someremote host is the hostname or ip of the server and /./path/to/file is just that … […]
TomboyBlogposter plugin It’s a plugin that allows simple posting of a Gnome Tomboy note to a WordPress, Blogger or LiveJournal blog (or anything else that supports the Atom Publishing Protocol). It doesn’t allow setting of WordPress tags, categories or basically anything else except the title and the body text. But it is a convenient way […]
I sometimes need to remind myself how to edit that crontab file … today I found a great little graphic on the Linuxconfig wiki that sums it up nicely: Sometimes, I also pipe the stdout and stderr somewhere (like “/usr/local/sbin/backup.sh >>/var/logs/backups.log 2>/var/logs/backups.err“) if I want to avoid getting emails with the output from cron … […]