xmodmap -e “keycode 234 = Super_L”
xmodmap -e “keycode 233 = Super_R”
Having changed the CPU frequency to ‘Performance’ I decided to go back to ‘On Demand’ so that the processor would not get so hot. My laptop’s Intel Centrino 1.7Ghz processor was heating up to 81 degrees celcius! Intel say that the maximun operating temperature for this processor is 100 degrees, but I think I would rather keep it cool for longer to increase not only the battery life whilst unplugged, but also to increase the lifetime of the processor itself. (more…)
For Compiz Users
An embedded screensaver is light on memory usage, but won’t play nice with Compiz Fusion.
gconftoolâ€2 â€â€type bool â€â€set /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop false /usr/lib/xscreensaver/glmatrix â€root
If you don’t like the Matrix look, you can substitute any listed screensaver instead of “glmatrix.”
For Compiz Fusion Users:
XWinWrap is not available in the Ubuntu repositories. I installed it with this DEB package from TreviÃ±oâ€™s Ubuntu Repository.
Ever been typing on your computer with an Ubuntu installation and find the screen go black or that you have been logged out, shutting down all your open applications because you forget and hit the backspace key whilst holding down the Shift key? Major pain.
Hereâ€™s a solution I have come accross: (more…)
These sub-programs are usually accessible by running ‘wine <wineprogram>’ . With some exceptions, the programs can be also be accessed with just ‘<wineprogram>’ (if Wine was installed in the user’s $PATH), although it is usually safer to use the former invocation.
A complete list of these programs can be found in the source at wine-<version>/programs/
In GNOME GUI
Here is a method for doing this via Gnome. In gnome, choose Places | Home Folder from the menu panel (ie open nautilus). When file browser opens, enter “fonts:///” as the Location. Then simply drag the new font into the fonts directory.
Alternately, you can get to the fonts directory by going to System | Preferences | Font. This will bring up a Font Preferences dialog with a Details button. Click “Details…” then click the button “Go to font folder”. Now drag fonts into fonts directory.
Either of these methods will install the font(s) for your local user. You can see them in (more…)