As I couldn’t retain my curiosity for Ubuntu’s “Raring Ringtail” release, I ended up having a dual boot with Ubuntu 13.04 and Debian Sid.
Even thought at the moment 13.04 is only 24% complete, it’s already a pretty promising release. However, one thing that heavily annoyed me is that global menu and HUD (still) don’t work out of box with Eclipse IDE.
Being part of Debian Java team (working on Eclipse) I had to do something about it. To make it as simple as possible for you, I made a package which enables mentioned features.
Package is made for/tested and working on 32/64 bit architectures on 12.04/12.10/13.04 Ubuntu.
- sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fooctrl/eclipse
- sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install eclipse-enable.appmenu
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This is also my story with X300.
I have 4 notebooks at the moment, two are Toshiba other two are Thinkpads. I dreamed about X300, it just amazed me, and after I got it, paid loads of cash for it (I paid in cash) ~2400 euros, after I rejected the fact that I’ll get Windows with it, since I’m basically “pushing” towards Debian development, otherwise the “original” cost would be ~2500 euros.
I order it Genelec (official dealer), wait for it for less than 2 weeks, got it, paid full price in cash.
Now I get my X300, I’m amazed and all, first I notice one weird thing, battery is not as it “noted” everywhere else, every week it’s losing 5 minutes of its battery life, in the end I get with something as 2:45-40, please do take the fact that I compile my own kernel and that I optimize it to the maximum, but … that’s the story.
Tried many methods, “blank it” out to … whatever it didn’t help, but I had idea of getting a new battery and in the meantime 128GB SSD came out, so it was in my future plans, some day. Anyways, pretty much everything was great and I was actually considering of switching to Thinkpad for good.
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Ok, why do I like, VirtualBox, well because it’s fast, stable, free (duh). But there is one problem that is just killing me. And few days I found a solution for the same.
1. Add usbfs group
# groupadd usbfs
2. Add your ass to that same group
# usermod -a usbfs username
3. vim /etc/fstab
4. Add //
# my vbox usb support
none /proc/bus/usb usbfs devgid=500,devmode=664 0 0
5. VBoxManage list usbhost
6. Restart the system
Please note that devgid=500 (in my case its 500) in your case it’s probably different, it’s the number of your vboxusers group …
This work, this adds usb support to your VirtualBox, but not the one I wanted, so again I had to move back to VMware Workstation. But since just recently SUN acquired VirtualBox, I’ll be watching its development progress.
There was always this problem on Slackware, usually you could only work with USB at the time.
I never cared about this, but since I have this Sony Ericsson W810i, and I’m on Slackware, which doesn’t even read one USB slot without you adding it. So I added one, to use it for my memory stick, but then when I plugged in my phone, which is ought to read phone memory and its memory card memory, it would only read phone memory.
I had no idea how to solve this, I was especially confused because my disk is read as sda1, so I figured my USB will be marked as sdb1, sdb2, etc… But no, they should be read as sdb1, sdc1, sdd1 and etc…
So today I piss out, and figure out to do it, more cuz of a challenge, rather then cuz I really needed to alter files on my Walkman.
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