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    [ubuntu] 13.10 Works Fine - Still only coldboot Thunderbolt and the brightness Fn+key problem

    I just wanted to chime in to say that I've upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 and everything is still working fine with the same exact caveats as with 13.04:


    The Thunderbolt port only works if you have...
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    [ubuntu] 13.04 Works Great; Bluetooth works

    I upgraded to 13.04 (Kubuntu) yesterday and everything is working wonderfully. The Bluetooth works now! I was able to perform an "hcitool scan" and see my phone and my wife's Mac (which is all the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Acer Aspire S5

    Sorry about the late reply... Apparently I'm not getting notification emails on threads I'm subscribed to (I'll be fixing that!).

    THE VIDEO CORRUPTION PROBLEM HAS BEEN FIXED. A recent update...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Acer Aspire S5

    The only wifi issue was with the newer 3.7 kernel. I could resolve it by downloading the ath9k drivers and compiling them myself but I don't want to be running an unstable (RC) kernel. I'll just...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Acer Aspire S5

    I just confirmed that the video corruption problem has been fixed in the latest 3.7 kernel (from here: http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/drm-intel-next/current/). However, the wifi was...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Acer Aspire S5

    I installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 via the alternate install CD...

    NOTE: Press F2 at boot to get into the BIOS.


    Set SATA to AHCI in the BIOS (you don't want that fake "RAID" option).
    Enable the...
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    Gate One is written in Python but that probably doesn't matter

    Hi there, I'm the author of Gate One. I thought I'd chime in and say that Gate One isn't written in PHP... It is written in Python. Having said that, it shouldn't matter from the perspective of...
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    10 years now

    I'm sure some folks won't believe it but I installed Linux on my desktop PC 11 years ago because, well, I'm as geeky as they come. I wanted to make sure I knew "everything"... Windows, Mac OS,...
  9. [kubuntu] 10.04: Incorrect DPI detected after upgrade (and the temporary workaround)

    After upgrading to 10.04 I immediately noticed that my fonts were too small. A quick look at xdpyinfo reveals that the display DPI has been set to 96:


    $ xdpyinfo | grep resolution
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    [ubuntu] Suspend finally works!

    I'm glad I came back to revisit this thread checking for updates on the suspend problem! That 'GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="i8042.reset=1"' did the trick. For those who haven't applied this fix yet here's a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Acer Timeline 3810T

    Only run this command ONCE. Also, if you've run it more than once make sure to edit /etc/fstab to get rid of all the extra "tmpfs /tmp..." entries (you only need it listed once).

    Also, you can...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Acer Timeline 3810T

    One of the first tests I performed on the laptop was a full-screen 1080p test. Every video I threw at it played flawlessly--even when output to an external display. I'm curious: What sort of 1080p...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Acer Timeline 3810T

    Doh! I forgot to add one of the most important battery savers: Set vm.swappiness to 10...


    sudo sysctl -w vm.swappiness=10

    ...and make the change permanent:


    sudo echo "vm.swappiness=10"...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Acer Timeline 3810T

    I just discovered something interesting: Compositing only adds 0.1W to power consumption. I haven't tested it with Compiz but in KDE that's all it adds. So you might as well keep those desktop...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Acer Timeline 3810T

    This is true (the SU4100 doesn't go down to 800MHz) but I just wanted to mention something regarding the SU7300: When I first received my 3810T with an SU7300 it could only go down to 1200MHz. It...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Acer Timeline 3810T

    What I failed to mention in my post is that I've also enabled some other power-saving features. Some of which take care of the issues you're referring to:

    1) Enable Laptop Mode (set...
  17. Thread: Grub 2 Basics

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    Re: Grub 2 Basics

    I have some ugly bits too: The top pixel or two of the highlighted entry gets cut off and the borders end up looking like dashed lines (they're supposed to be solid). Nothing major but I'm going to...
  18. Thread: Grub 2 Basics

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    Re: Grub 2 Basics

    I searched and searched for the answer to the following question: "How do I change the font size in grub2?" It seems that no one on the entire Internet knew!

    Well, I did a lot of digging into...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Acer Timeline 3810T

    I got my 3810T-8737 a few days ago and I love it! The default battery life with Ubuntu is great but I knew it could be better. I've managed to get my laptop down to 7.0-7.3W at idle. Here's how I...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: How do you get KVM to work with VDE networking on Ubuntu 9.04?

    Did you ever get it working? I'm having the same problem and I've tried *everything*. No matter what I try vdeqemu, vdeq, vdekvm... I always get those TUNGETIFF and TUNSETOFFLOAD errors. Nothing...
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    Re: How to Sync your Blackberry in Linux

    Just thought I'd let you all know that you don't need Windows to install the Funambol plugin on your Blackberry. You just need to create a .jad file (and unzip the .cod files). Then you can copy...
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