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Well I recently bought a HP Dv6-6165tx. Firstly it’s FAST.
My windows experience was really good. This is the first time I was using a laptop with multi gestures. It’s pretty cool. The Beats Audio sound system is amazing.
One thing that annoyed me was the function button needed to be pressed to use fn1-fn12. According to me it should be the other way round. So there is a simple option in BIOS where you can change it.
In the BIOS menu go to System Configuration
--> Action Keys Mode option -->Disable it. Save and reboot.
Once done with playing around in Windows it was time to install Ubuntu on it. That is what I’ll be spending the majority of my time on.
I installed the Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit version. A lot of workarounds were needed to get everything working. It was fun searching for the solutions.
Firstly the partition table. What a mess HP gave it in. Someone has described the partitioning in detail so I’ll just point to the link:
Secondly the ATI Radeon 6770m would be useless in Ubuntu. The Intel Graphics card would be more than sufficient. So I used this tutorial to disabling my ATI card in Ubuntu. BTW I don’t think switchable graphics works yet with this card in Linux. And without this workaround the fan would be on continuously in Ubuntu.
Well I like Multi Touch gestures. I’ll be using this tutorial to enable them.
For the Sub Woofers to work
Just add this line to the end of the conf file,
options snd-hda-intel model=ref
In this file :
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
And restart your computer
And here is a link to what you might to after Installing Ubuntu:
Well thats about it for now. Happy computing.
We all love privacy and we take it seriously. Most of the people whom I have met are pretty much vigilant about their data and which makes complete sense to have a tool which can you can use to fine tune your privacy settings. Till now most of our experience with Privacy Settings are related to Facebook which makes me feel like
If you are a Zeitgeist user, it is pretty expected to expect a Privacy application. Yes, we have it. Today we are releasing it. The first release was a hastily assembled up together application using pygtk (gtk2) which served it’s purpose well for the time being.
Soon it was decided in Ubuntu Developer Summit in Orlando that Activity Log Manager will be included in Ubuntu Precise to provide greater privacy controls to user. We improved the looks based on the design provided by the Canonical Design Team.
The interface was kept as simple as possible. This first release lacks a few things as of now and some more UI polish is pending including localization support. Both of them will land sooner.
It has been integrated in Gnome Control Panel (which works only on Ubuntu). In distributions where it cannot integrate in Control Panel, it runs as a standalone application.
Here is how it looks
The Zeitgeist Team worked on it and ported the application to gtk3 and vala in a few weeks which was a pleasure (and I finally learnt vala. Finally!)
The release is named “Friendly Dolphin” 0.9.0 and can be downloaded from here.
This application would be made available in Ubuntu Precise soon.
If you are building it yourself and want Control Center integration, then pass –with-ccpanel to the configure script.
This would work on all the Linux distributions which derive from Ubuntu and don’t change the gnome-control-center packaging since this integration relies on a Ubuntu specific patch for control center.
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