Sunday, May 23, 2010

A bit more freedom

Changed my Keyboard back to my Logitech cordless internet pro and put the v470 Bluetooth mouse on the desktop.
The keyboard worked flawlessly, the mouse not so much. The mouse was randomly laggy and at times unresponsive; tried some 3rd party apps but no good, in the end the solution was the drop the nice values on all bluetooth processes to -10.
The v470 as a scroll wheel that can rock left or right to give an additional 2 buttons, never tried before but getting them to work was fairly easy. Installed btnx and the btnx gui and followed the guide for setting up the extra buttons :-).

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Ubuntu 9.10 -> Ubuntu 10.04

Upgraded to 10.04 yesterday, had a little time to mess around today, I like it so far and even moving the windows controls doesn't seem bad. Just the issue of it being on the left in Ubuntu and on the right with Windows. I'm sure it will be annoying soon but I'll still try.

Only problem so far was skype not working, just needed to reinstall:

For 32-bit
$ wget
For 64-bit
$ wget

You will need to install the following libraries.
$ sudo apt-get install libqt4-dbus libqt4-network libqt4-xml
Now install skype(the file u just downloaded, may be named intrepid-ibex)
$ sudo dpkg -i skype-XXXXXXXXXXXX.deb
Taken from here.