Category Archives: Linux

Compile upstream Linux kernel from on Ubuntu or Debian

Linux kernelIn this article I will show you how to compile kernel from on Debian based operating systems like Ubuntu. If you talk to any Linux guru he will say that compiling upstream is something very complicated and reserved only for advanced users. That just isn't true. Nowadays to compile upstream kernel without excessive modification of default options all you need is some free time, because compilation process could take 30 to 60 minutes or longer depending on your PC characteristics. So lets get down to business...

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Netbeans 7.0 and "Cannot find java. Please use the -- jdkhome switch"

Netbeans LogoWhy do I like coding in Netbeans IDE? I don't really know why, I just do. Don't get me wrong, I use Eclipse and it is a great tool but Netbeans and me go way back. But unfortunately there is a little hiccup with the latest Netbeans 7.0. Installing Netbeans while having OpenJDK results in Netbeans refusing to start with error message "Cannot find java. Please use the --jdkhome switch" when you try to start it with Sun (now Oracle) Java. The fix for this annoying bug (I guess we can call it bug) is rather trivial so read on.

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Turn mouse acceleration off on Ubuntu or any other Linux PC

Tux mouseI must admit that I'm no gamer. Actually the only game I play occasionally is Urban Terror FPS. I don't want to spend those 15 minutes a month playing at the end of TAB key players list. Recently I've discovered that my gaming improves when I turn the mouse acceleration off. So lets talk about how to do this in Linux operating system. I'm not talking about gnome-mouse-properties because when you use GUI to turn the mouse acceleration off it doesn't really gets turned off, it is only reduced. In this article I will show you how to turn your mouse acceleration completely off. Follow me...

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OpenSuse 11.4 Ralink RT3090 driver rpm packages

OpenSUSE LogoIn one of my last articles I've wrote about excellent Ralink RT3090 Ubuntu driver PPA by Launchpad user Markus Heberling, thanks Markus for your work. Here is the link to this article:

Wireless network Ralink RT3090 Ubuntu driver PPA

Recently I've had to use OpenSuse 11.4 on a laptop with RT3090 wireless network adapter. On OpenSuse you are left with open source drivers that work great but not as good as Ralink proprietary drivers. In this article I'm bringing you OpenSuse 11.04 rpm packages with Ralink RT3090 proprietary wireless driver for 32-bit architecture. I'm also providing OpenSuse src.rpm packages you can use to rebuild this driver package for your kernel architecture or kernel version. For this packages I've backported all Markus Heberling Ralink rt3090 driver patches from his Ubuntu RT3090 PPA.

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Ubuntu fix network stopped working after resume from sleep

I'm currently using Ubuntu Lucid on my HP Compaq CQ56 laptop. It is really Linux friendly laptop, but like every other configuration it needs some tweaking to really shine. In this post I will show you how to fix problem with ethernet network not working after resume from sleep. This procedure works for ethernet or wifi network devices, or any other hardware device that makes problems after resume from sleep.

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