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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Grub refuses to install after parted

    I set the boot flag on /dev/sda3 and I tried


    root@ubuntu:/# sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1
    1+0 records in
    1+0 records out
    512 bytes (512 B) copied, 2.4e-05 s, 21.3 MB/s...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Grub refuses to install after parted

    root@ubuntu:/# sudo fdisk -l

    WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.


    Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
    255...
  3. [ubuntu] Grub refuses to install after parted

    Hi.

    I ran a Gparted to reduce the OSX partition and now when booting ubuntu it tells me that there is no operating system.

    I tried to reinstall grub from the live cd, but this is what I get:
    ...
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    [ubuntu] DVD burning not working

    Hi.

    trying to burn an ubuntu image into my dvd (macbook pro 5.1) I get following errors on /var/log/syslog:


    Jan 30 21:36:24 hal9000 kernel: [ 4665.557672] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] Result:...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: Improve battery life and ACPI functions on the macbookpro

    I solved following the steps from here :

    Suspend works out of the box, but has a bug if you unplug the power adapter before waking (see gnome-power-manager bug #425411). This is resolved by the...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Upgrading Snow Leopard problem with rEFIt

    Why this? Sounds surprising for me.

    I found this howto should work nice. But if I won't get any benefit, possibly I'll keep ext3 (I'll check better why).



    I erased OSX disk and installed...
  7. [ubuntu] Upgrading Snow Leopard problem with rEFIt

    Hi.

    I am trying to update to Snow Leopard.

    I get this screen:

    http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/6822/picture2k.png
    Any hint?

    I have rEFIt and a working Ubuntu Linux 9.10 (ext3...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Improve battery life and ACPI functions on the macbookpro

    Sometimes it happens to my mbp5.1 that on resume the laptop goes again to suspend. Anyone found this? How to debug it?
  9. [ubuntu] NetworkManager Applet disconnecting from WIFI

    Since I updated from Jaunty to Karmic my WIFI keeps disconnecting frequently.

    Using wicd this is not happening. So I believe NetworkManager applet is responsible for the problem.

    My syslog:
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: iPod Touch + USB + Ubuntu 8.04 = HOW?

    I do not use the USB to access iPod files. But this is what I have done: http://en.newinstance.it/2009/12/03/ipod-touch-with-linux/
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    [all variants] Re: Volunteers website

    Hi!
    Very good idea.

    I have a blog and sometime I write something on how I fixed stuff on my mac-ubuntu.
    http://www.newinstance.it

    Also I am managing a page on facebook:...
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    [ubuntu] Re: mfc-daemon stopping (fan control)

    The patch is now included in mfc-daemon, downloading lastest sources using git you don't need anymore to apply it.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Minimum Fan Speed MacBook

    I use mfc-daemon (http://github.com/xiangfu/mfc-daemon), I made my own patch (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1341198) for a misbehavior, and it works great on my system now.

    I start it...
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    [ubuntu] Re: mfc-daemon stopping (fan control)

    I checked the source code of mfc-daemon and I see that it is doing complex logics when the temp goes up and down, so it may be possible that the temperature raises by 2 degree, then lower by 1, then...
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    [ubuntu] mfc-daemon stopping (fan control)

    It happens to me that sometime mfc-daemon stops to update the speed of fans. Is this happening to others? Any clue?
    Today my cpus went up to 95C...

    For the moment I put a restart every 4 minutes...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: IR Remote on macbook 5.5 and Karmic 9.10

    Notice that your /etc/lirc/lircd.conf is almost identical to /usr/share/lirc/remotes/apple/lircd.conf.macmini

    The only difference is at line
    name AppleRemote
    instead of
    name Apple_A1156
    ...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: IR Remote on macbook 5.5 and Karmic 9.10

    Yes, it works now. I had to duplicate all your configuration, that, on my system was slightly different. Now, maybe i've made something that was not necessary, I have to put it back something (like...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: IR Remote on macbook 5.5 and Karmic 9.10

    Thanks. I am trying your configuration right now.

    What effect does it have to put modules name into /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist ?

    I've seen this "black magic" before, but still I can't figure out...
  19. [ubuntu] Re: IR Remote on macbook 5.5 and Karmic 9.10

    So, now it works for you the remote, to control volume applet in gnome and in other applications?

    I'll try your configuration on my system. But for the moment the IR is not crucial for me, I can...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: Suspend/Resume, Headphones and IR remote on Karmic/MacBook pro 5.1

    Yes, thanks, I got to the same conclusion some days ago. I forgot to post the solution, but hopefully your answer will help other guys with same problem.
  21. [ubuntu] Re: IR Remote on macbook 5.5 and Karmic 9.10

    Hi.

    To me, irw is detecting key pressed, but it is having no effects on applications. I suspect I have to define an appropriate ~/.lircrc for the applications, but on 9.04 the IR remote was...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: Improve battery life and ACPI functions on the macbookpro

    It still happens to my MacBook 5.1 that on resume it may take up to 20-25 seconds, most of the time with a black screen doing nothing, then proceding to do the actual resume in few seconds (3-4)....
  23. [ubuntu] Re: Improve battery life and ACPI functions on the macbookpro

    Hi crocowhile, and all.

    This post helped me to make the suspend/resume much quicker.
    I copied this on my blog, with your permise, linking to here and giving credit to you.

    I also found that...
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    [ubuntu] Re: MightyMouse with Ubuntu 9.10

    Your computer must be always "discoverable" in bluetooth preferences. This made the difference with my mighty mouse.
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    [ubuntu] nvidia_bl

    Hi.

    I have a MacBook Pro 5.1 with Karmic. In my /etc/modules I have the nvidia_bl that I think is used to control backlight. But even if I remove the nvidia_bl from /etc/modules I can control the...
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