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Upgrading my Eee PC to Ubuntu 12.10

I did it again. Upgrade Ubuntu right after a release despite all the problems I had in the past. But this time, after almost four weeks of working with Ubuntu 12.10 on my Asus Eee PC 1000HE, I’m confident that … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Precision M65

After upgrading my Eee PC to Ubuntu 12.04 “Precise Pangolin”, I also upgraded my Dell Precision M65 notebook. Like with my Eee PC, in previous versions little worked: Unreliable suspend, no hibernate, no WiFi, and frequent X freezes. This time … Continue reading

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Upgrading my Eee PC to Ubuntu 12.04

Last weekend I did the most stupid thing you can do when a new version of Ubuntu is released: upgrade. At least until things have calmed down a bit. Anyway, I didn’t have much to lose, as things have been … Continue reading

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Changing the Number of Workspaces in Unity

In Ubuntu’s Unity, you get four workspaces per screen, arranged in two rows with two columns each. Fortunately, there’s a way to get more desktop space, but in Ubuntu 11.10 it takes a bit of searching.

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Gnome Terminal: Stop Cursor From Blinking

I’m currently setting up my new Laptop with Ubuntu Natty. Apart from all the things I hate in Unity (the list is long), there’s one recurring annoyance: the blinking cursor in Gnome Terminal. There’s no menu setting to disable it, … Continue reading

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Ubuntu Natty vs. nVidia

Despite all the problems I had with Ubuntu updates over the last couple of years, I decided to update my work machine to Ubuntu 11.04 (“Natty Narwhal”). I expected problems and I wasn’t disappointed, after the upgrade I was left … Continue reading

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Switching Displays via Keyboard Shortcuts

When I’m at my desk I use an external LCD monitor with my netbook. I’m glad that switching displays finally works on Linux, but even on Ubuntu it takes a lot of clicks in the Monitors menu. Fortunately, I found … Continue reading

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