The ext3 / ext4 file system used by Ubuntu / Debian is a solid file system with a good record of stability balanced with speed. It doesn’t really get fragmented because of intelligent code design, which prevents files from being saved to random sectors. However, it can be optimized by disabling the noatime feature which [...Read more...]
(Image source: Pidgin website) 1) Get the source code by going to the Pidgin site and downloading the Linux source. 2) Unpack the archive with Archive Manager or equivalent. 3) Cd (change directory) into the extracted directory. Run the following command in Terminal, but replace the_directory with the directory name. cd the_directory 4) Type in [...Read more...]
WHOIS is a tool that shows data about the site, such as who registered the domain, where they live, their phone number, etc. However, sometimes people register for domain protection so you can’t see all that info. If you wanted to access this info to see some info about the owner, you can do it [...Read more...]
Error: Couldn’t find the iPod firewire ID As far as I know, there is partial photo support as of SVN revision 1741. 2007-10-27 Jorg Schuler <jcsjcs at users.sourceforge.net> * src/itdb_device.c (ipod_classic_1_artwork_info) src/ithumb-writer.c (pack_RGB_888, pack_RGB_565, pack_RGB_555, pack_rec_RGB_555, ithumb_writer_write_thumbnail) src/db-image-parser.h (_888 definitions) src/itdb_device.h (RGB888 thumb format enum definitions) src/itdb_artwork.c (unpack_RGB_888, unpack_experimental, itdb_thumb_get_rgb_data) Partial support for photos on [...Read more...]
According to MacRumors, a 11 year-old in Northern California managed to get a hold of his mom’s iPod Touch, and download the $999.99 Barmax App, which is apparently “the only complete bar exam prep course” for the bar exam. (no, not bartending… law) The app is also apparently 1015 GB. What the heck?! Apparently, the [...Read more...]
1) Edit the menu.lst file. sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst 2) Find the list of kernels near the bottom and add this to the end of the kernel line. pci=noacpi acpi=off 3) Reboot your computer.
Fusion-icon is a nice little icon that sits in your system tray that allows you to load window managers, window decorators, access to Compiz options and easy access to Compiz/Emerald settings. You can easily obtain it by: 1) Install git-core. sudo apt-get install git-core 2) After installing, you need to grab the code. Run this command: git-clone [...Read more...]