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Archive for the 'Gutsy' Category

Trying to stabilize weak wireless connection

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

Preface As far as I can tell, the following didn’t improve anything for me. In fact, I can’t tell whether my problem was related to the quoted bug in any way at all. I would think it more likely that it was just a signal that was too weak, period. Original blog post Network-manager (nm-applet […]

External monitor on Thinkpad X41 running Xubuntu Gutsy

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

To get my Thinkpad X41 (Intel Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller) to project to an external monitor, I used this very nicely written information. This works great. Specifically: Project to external monitor: xrandr –output VGA –auto Project to external monitor with a specific resolution: xrandr –output VGA –mode 1280×1024 Turn off projecting to external monitor: […]

Compiz on Xubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy)

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

While outsourcing my memory to this blog is handy, it’s even better when I can outsource the blog’s task by just pointing to other blogs. xubuntu blog has a very nice writeup of installing Compiz on Xubuntu Gutsy. It works without problems on the Dell Inspiron desktop (nVidia Corporation GeForce 8300 GS graphics card). I […]

“Dialup” via DSL

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

Note: Post written under Xubuntu Dapper; see addendum for Gutsy. I’m currently online using a pay-per-minute “dialup” via DSL. First, I have to run: sudo pppoeconf This is self-explanatory with good instructions. It sets up a profile called dsl-provider. To connect: pon dsl-provider While you’re connected (or not), pppstatus tells you the status of the […]