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Ubuntu / PERL locale errors/warnings

October 31, 2011 Leave a comment

You get this?

perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
LANGUAGE = “en_US.UTF-8″,
LC_ALL = “en_US.UTF-8″,
LANG = “en_US.UTF-8″
are supported and installed on your system.

Use this!

export LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8
export LANG=en_US.UTF-8
export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8
locale-gen en_US.UTF-8
dpkg-reconfigure locales

Worked for me. Of course, replace en_US with w/e your primary language is.

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NoMachine NX, Ubuntu and the XSession

October 27, 2011 1 comment

If you get the dreaded

'Cannot run /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession ...'

when requesting a new session on an Ubuntu server, this – at least for me – fixed it:

sudo mkdir /etc/X11/xdm && sudo ln -s /etc/X11/Xsession /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession
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Your T400/T500/T410/T510 not suspending/hibernating under Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat? Fix.

February 20, 2011 2 comments

If your trusty Lenovo T[45][01]0 does not want to suspend/hibernate under Ubuntu 10.10, but just seems to do it and then comes back right away, blacklist a bunch of modules editing /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:

# suggested blacklist to fix lenovo suspend failure. lambertdw
blacklist parport
blacklist parport_pc
blacklist ppdev
blacklist lp
blacklist tpm_tis

Alternatively, just rmmod them for testing purposes (thanks to lambertdw). Offending module for me was tpm_tis, which handles the Trusted Platform Module. I don’t need it anyway. Supposedly this should be fixed in kernels >= 2.6.36.

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How to enable Google’s PDF Plugin in Chromium

November 2, 2010 27 comments

Google’s PDF Plugin is most excellent for most needs – and for anything else you can actually download the PDF and do whatever you want to do with it (sidenote though: printing would be really nice. Pretty please, Google?). Unfortunately, it only ships with the official Chrome version and is therefore not available in the Chromium editions most distributions ship or make available.

Therefore, to get and enable the plugin on your favorite local Chromium version:

Categories: fedora, gentoo, linux, ubuntu Tags: , , ,

Fullscreen Flash Videos not playing in Ubuntu/Fedora/Debian/Chrome/Firefox/insert-whatever-here when Compiz Fusion Effects are enabled

November 1, 2010 6 comments

If the headline seems familiar to you… try this:

sudo mkdir -p /etc/adobe
sudo echo "OverrideGPUValidation=1" > /etc/adobe/mms.cfg

(source)
and restart any open browsers for it to take effect.

Adobe blacklists anything with SGI as GLX vendor string for GPU acceleration. Intel cards/drivers report this though. In combination with Compiz desktop effects = bad. So using above snippet fixed any fullscreen issues on my Lenovo Thinkpad T500 with Mobile 4 Series Chipset.

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Lotus Notes 8.5.2 + Ubuntu 10.10 = working, out of the box

September 27, 2010 4 comments

Wow, they got it all right this time. Everything works without any tinkering – thanks IBM, you made my day. Seriously.

Disclaimer: On x86 that is.

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Ubuntu Maverick Looks = …

September 26, 2010 Leave a comment

… awesome. ‘Nuff said. Polished. Fonts=great seriously awesome+1. Theme=great. Overall feel=great+1.

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