The ones out there who decided to drop Windows 8 in favor of Ubuntu after buying an Asus X202E will probably face the issue of a too sensitive touchpad which makes the laptop barely usable, with a lot of random unwanted clicks especially during the “two finger scrolling”. The two finger scrolling is a feature I really don’t want to give up as well as the touch to click one, as i find them really convenient as long as I have to use the laptop as laptop, which means without an external pointing device such as a mouse. Continue reading “Asus X202E touchpad sensitivity with Ubuntu”
How to Fix java plugin in Ubuntu for Firefox/Chrome
Your browser Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome refuses to execute a java applet because of the security risks related to an old version of java, most likely the jdk1.7.0_40 which has been disabled by Mozilla Firefox plugin mantainers on October the 16th. So you probably want to install jdk1.7.0_45. Anyway, this said, this procedure will most likely work with following versions of Java, Firefox, Chrome, Ubuntu 🙂 And of course. if you need to install Java for your browsers or operating system and you haven’t yet installed once, just skip the parts with the “rm” command as the rest is the same.
How to install Skype on your brand new Debian Wheezy 64bit
I’m migrating all my personal computers to Debian Wheezy (or Jessie in some cases). Personally i hate Skype but i have friends who don’t want to understand the importance of using open source software only, and for this reason i need Skype at least to school them to the open source life style.
Well thanks Linus Torvalds for this unwanted advice for me and for all potential chromebook customers.
What now? Probably Lenovo, or something cheaper. Any case the operating system “will be” or “will be replaced with”: Debian.
Screenshot in gnome is very easy, as there is a program called: Screenshot 🙂
This program should come with the default Gnome 3 installation with the Debian Wheezy installer. You can find it in the Debian Classic application menu as well as in the Gnome application menu (the cool one).
Recording my desktop on Debian with RecordMyDesktop.
If you are using Debian or other debian derivatives, you can record your desktop session to a video using RecordMyDesktop. This program is available in the Wheezy repository and ad usual, you just need a command to install it:
This article is just a memo to me because I see so many good software everyday, both for command line and with GUI, that is difficult to me to remember exactly the name so i could install it on the office pc at Hippo in Amsterdam or , viceversa, at home.