How to Start Your Reply on Top in Mozilla Thunderbird – About Email

This was really bugging me – too easy.

How to Start Your Reply on Top in Mozilla Thunderbird – About Email.

Install Google Chrome in Ubuntu 14.04 / 13.10 / 12.04 PPA

Install Google Chrome in Ubuntu 14.04 / 13.10 / 12.04 PPA.

wireless – Ubuntu 13.10 – Wifi not re-connecting after suspend – Ask Ubuntu

wireless – Ubuntu 13.10 – Wifi not re-connecting after suspend – Ask Ubuntu.

Install Evolution 3.10.x Mint 16

Even with the ubuntu updates repo from the gnome 3 team, there are still some dependency mismatches.  I know this is risky, so repeat at your own risk, but so far its worked for me.
sudo -E add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
sudo apt-get update
Force the update of the libwebkitgtk packages that Evolution 3.10 requires.  You must install all 3 dependencies at once!

sudo apt-get install libwebkitgtk-3.0-common=2.3.2-1ubuntu6~saucy1  libjavascriptcoregtk-3.0-0=2.3.2-1ubuntu6~saucy1 libwebkitgtk-3.0-0=2.3.2-1ubuntu6~saucy1

sudo apt-get install evolution evolution-dbg evolution-ews

WARNING: You should disable the gnome3 ppa after this as doing a dist-upgrade with this repo breaks wifi!

How to Install RabbitVCS for Nemo in Linux Mint Cinnamon | UbuntuHandbook

How to Install RabbitVCS for Nemo in Linux Mint Cinnamon | UbuntuHandbook.

Building a Bunk Bed for Tom

Based on plans from http://woodgears.ca/bed/bunk_bed/plans.html

I produced metric plans that I am going to use to build Tom a new bed.  Tom wants to paint it orange, purple and green.

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Bunk Bed Plans

How to Install Google Sketchup 2013 on Linux Mint 16

The same instructions work for Linux Mint 15 / 16.  However it seems that the 2014 version of Sketchup does not work on Mint 16, luckily I still had the 2013 version of the SketchUpWEN.exe file.

How to Install Google Sketchup 2013 Ubuntu 13.04 | UbuntuHandbook.

 

I have uploaded the 2013 version to my google drive.  You can download it

 

 

 

 

Fix Slow Graphics Performance on Ubuntu 13.04 + Intel GPU | LinuxG.net

This does actually appear to make a difference, but so does disabling the effects in cinnamon, I have not done detailed comparisons though.

Fix Slow Graphics Performance on Ubuntu 13.04 + Intel GPU | LinuxG.net.

 

cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Section “Device”
Identifier “Card0”
Driver “intel”
Option “AccelMethod” “uxa”
#Option “AccelMethod” “sna”
EndSection

Rebuilding my laptop – Installation and Post Installation

Installation

Installation was as simple as getting a copy of Mint 16 DVD and performing a standard installation.

 Post Installation

I updated all packages that needed updating and then installed various additional packages to get me back the functionality I had before.

Additional PPAs

  • sudo -E add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp
  • sudo -E add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

Packages

  • sudo apt-get install cntlm git gitk git-svn slapd ldap-utils ia32-libs proxytunnel openssh-server apache2 expect zenity tlp tlp-rdw indicator-cpufreq wine1.5

Additional Software

Virtual Box

wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.3.8/virtualbox-4.3_4.3.8-92456~Ubuntu~raring_amd64.deb

sudo dpkg -i virtualbox-4.3_4.3.8-92456~Ubuntu~raring_amd64.deb

Dropbox

 

cd ~ && wget -O - "https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64" | tar xzf -
~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd

Backups Restored

Restored:

  • bin directory
  • .ssh directory
  • Documents directory
  • Pictures directory
  • Desktop directory
  • gitolite-admin directory
  • .mozilla directory
  • .m2 directory
  • .profile
  • .gitconfig
  • .thunderbird
  • .mozilla

Copied opt.tar to /opt
Copied Development backup to ~

Other Stuff

  • sudo sudoedit /etc/sudoers – added NOPASSWD to the %sudo line

Configure system proxy to be localhost:3128

sudo vi /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/95proxy with proxy:

Acquire::http::proxy  "http://localhost:3128/";
Acquire::ftp::proxy "http://localhost:3128/";
Acquire::https::proxy "http://localhost:3128/";

Update Network Proxy to use localhost 3128 ffor http, https, ftp.  Don’t do this for socks

 

Fix up a android problem with a missing library

 

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/mesa/libGL.so.1.2.0 /usr/lib/libGL.so

 

Intel Graphics and VMWARE

http://www.webupd8.org/2013/04/how-to-use-intel-linux-graphics-drivers.html

First of all upgrade the intel graphics drivers

echo "deb https://download.01.org/gfx/ubuntu/13.10/main saucy main #Intel Graphics drivers" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/intellinuxgraphics.list
wget --no-check-certificate https://download.01.org/gfx/RPM-GPG-KEY-ilg -O - | sudo apt-key add -
wget --no-check-certificate https://download.01.org/gfx/RPM-GPG-KEY-ilg-2 -O - | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

sudo apt-get install libtxc-dxtn-s2tc0

Modify vmware .vmx file to add

mks.gl.allowBlacklistedDrivers = "TRUE"

 

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ia32-libs

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