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Feb
16
asked How can I change the color of my cursor in gnome-terminal?
Feb
16
comment Touchpad requires you to press really hard on MacBook 2.1
I'd say ask as a new question, why apt-get is not finding these packages. It's a more general issue you should get fixed.
Feb
16
comment Touchpad requires you to press really hard on MacBook 2.1
Yes definitely do not edit it until you have the driver! That's strange you can't locate the package. Try sudo apt-get update (to refresh your package listings) and see if it works after that.
Feb
15
comment Disable Multitouch Driver and return to default touchpad
Clicking on it doesn't work?
Feb
15
comment Disable Multitouch Driver and return to default touchpad
I personally use the mtrack driver, which allows two finger drag and drop. It was designed to be configurable , unlike the multitouch X (I think mtrack is actually a derived version of it). You won't be able to configure it using the settings menu, but by editing the conf file. Anyway, here's the link. Anyway, I'm not sure how your recent changes affects the instructions, but you seem to be able to experiment and figure things out :).
Feb
15
comment Dual Boot: Ubuntu using 3 times more battery than Leopard?
See the added info to my original answer.
Feb
15
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Feb
15
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Feb
15
revised Problem with Executing Boost Library
title typo: boose --> boost
Feb
15
suggested approved edit on Problem with Executing Boost Library
Feb
15
revised Disable Multitouch Driver and return to default touchpad
fixed explanation to be clearer and more applicable
Feb
15
answered Disable Multitouch Driver and return to default touchpad
Feb
15
comment Dual Boot: Ubuntu using 3 times more battery than Leopard?
Okay, so I added more info in my answer above. Disable laptop-mode-tools and use powertop to watch your power consumption. Note it is a text-based programs but there are menus along the top you can choose with the left/right arrow keys. Then enable laptop-mode and check using powertop again. You should see an improvement. The power management of the 3.0 kernel is supposed to be dismal though...I don't know how much of an improvement you'll get.
Feb
15
revised Dual Boot: Ubuntu using 3 times more battery than Leopard?
update with info on laptop-mode-tools
Feb
15
comment Dual Boot: Ubuntu using 3 times more battery than Leopard?
That's great! By the way, I don't know what error you got after you installed, but I don't think you should be running that command you tried. As for how you can tell it's doing something, I had run powertop before I installed, and after installation, I noticed that a lot of powertop's recommendations were now enabled (even though powertop doesn't save them, only suggests). So I figured it was laptop-mode-tools doing its thing. I also didn't have my laptop die so easily on me. That was a big indicator :-).
Feb
14
comment Dual Boot: Ubuntu using 3 times more battery than Leopard?
Hi, sorry, I have to run off now; I'll be back in 2 hours. Anyway, I don't have time to check your 2nd link, but note that there isn't a bug now. Your version is new enough it includes the fix. I think you're confused as to how the program works. Once you installed it, it is running immediately. There is no GUI for it, it is something that runs in the background like many other programs. You can configure its configuration file which is a text file somewhere (I'll find it later for you). And yes, it will be automatically running each time you boot up.
Feb
14
comment Unable to update Ubuntu 10.10 installed in MacBook Pro with dual boot
Unfortunately, a google search strongly suggests that this is due to differences between Leopard and Snow Leopard. It works on the latter...but perhaps not on the former as you are finding :( Given the length of this comment thread, I suggest starting another question with the all the info you have so far. You'll get more eyes as it is a new question. I think I've run out of ideas :( But I'll try again later (have to rush off).
Feb
14
comment Dual Boot: Ubuntu using 3 times more battery than Leopard?
The beauty of laptop-mode-tools is that it configures a lot of stuff automatically for you. I haven't had to make any adjustments to its configuration file. But if you google, you can find the developer webpage and other useful sites that will explain how to tweak your configuration. I'd also recommend powertop -- it is a diagnostic tool that will show you what is consuming the most energy and it also makes recommendations of what to adjust (but unfortunately it doesn't let you save those recommendations).
Feb
14
revised Why does powertop think I have two displays?
new info on problem, possibly could help diagnose
Feb
14
revised Dual Boot: Ubuntu using 3 times more battery than Leopard?
title had a typo: "tan" instead of "than"