4H Virtual Box

Download here… Should take about 15-20 minutes to download This file contains a “virtual machine”, which has all the startup files we need for our computer club. To use this file: Install VirtualBox ( https://www.virtualbox.org/ ) on your computer Select File -> Import Appliance Select the .ova file that you downloaded

Continuously build / preview a latex document

You can easily build and preview latex documents using both emacs and evince. Evince will reload pdf documents once changed. I use inotify to trigger the build shell script once any .tex file is changed. The scripts below are generic enough to be used for any build: The first script is build.sh #!/bin/bash pdfcmd=”pdflatex -file-line-error […]

Just upgraded to trusty tahr

Last time I tested trusty tahr XFCE was not behaving correct. They released it a day ago, and I upgraded few of my machines at home. Everything worked great. As far as desktop, for me there weren’t that much changes. XFCE still works. The set back I noticed was not due to ubuntu but due […]

Trusty Tahr, won’t be a big update for me at least

Just tried installing the beta of ubuntu trusty tahr, and being an xfce user I really didn’t notice much updates over there other than just being an LTS. I had to pin apt packages back to saucy to downgrade since the xfce indicator applet was crashing non stop. Will definitely upgrade towards the end of the […]

More on raring, gdm lxdm wdm srim, which one works

lxdm doesn’t work with mate. Once you select mate and try to login nothing happens. When I switch to a text console and do ps -ef | grep session it seems that there is no session running. wdm logs in fine, but sound does not work and the network applet appears as if there’s not […]

Ubuntu raring 13.04 maven error broken package

It seems that ubuntu raring 13.04 was released with a packaging problem in maven. I upgraded my home computer desktop quantal 12.10 to 13.04 raring and other some regular issues, which I usually solve by apt-get -f install, I got an error while installing maven. It seems that maven depends on both libwagon-java and libwagon2-java […]

Finally a driver that does not crash for 82845G/GL

Finally found a solution for a dinosaur machine Dell GX260 graphics driver issues. My lspci shows this: VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) As a plus, I found that compiz works. Hopefully wayland will work as well once released. Where to get it from? install the […]