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!
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
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
By default (at least at the moment) you can't install Firefox 4 through the official repositories. It's still at version 3.6.16. But you can install it in 2 simple steps as follows. Fire up the terminal and type: This will allow you to find Firefox 4 with apt-get. Install by typing:
This is just a quick supplement to my post on OpenGL on OSX. To get the same code running under Linux, I simply changed the includes to the following: ...and compiled the code using the following line in the terminal: (Note that I'm using gcc because I'm now compiling a .c file. If it were … Continue reading Compiling GLUT in Linux