Finally solved: Touchpad x/y sensitivity differs with screen aspect ratio!

For the longest time, one of my biggest gripes about Linux in general is that my Synaptics touchpad was more sensitive in the x direction than the y direction. I figured that this was due to having a 16:9 laptop screen, and assumed that the driver scaled to screen aspect ratio by default. This was … Continue reading Finally solved: Touchpad x/y sensitivity differs with screen aspect ratio!

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Gnome 3 via PPA with Ubuntu 11.04

If you have Ubuntu 11.04, you can install Gnome 3 using the following commands from the terminal (thanks to AskUbuntu.com for the info): Now, every time I've tried this, Gnome 3 is already installed after these 3 lines. However, AskUbuntu.com's post lists a 4th line, which you can try if the above 3 don't do … Continue reading Gnome 3 via PPA with Ubuntu 11.04

Installing Flash Player 64-bit for Chrome in Linux

Download the 64-bit Linux version of the plugin. The version I used was here, in tar.gz format. Next, extract the file into your home directory. It should extract one file, libflashplayer.so. Finally, open a terminal, and type the following: then Restart Chrome, and type into the address bar. You should see the flash player plugin … Continue reading Installing Flash Player 64-bit for Chrome in Linux