Posts Tagged ‘ubuntu’

Chinese Input Support

Without switching to a Chinese locale (or having your menus and stuff switched to Chinese). These steps worked for me in Karmic. Go to System > Administration > Language Support > Install / Remove Languages Select Chinese (simplified) and check all the components available From Synaptic Package Manager, install scim and scim-pinyin Start Terminal and […]

Vi/Vim Goodness

My recent fail whale of an upgrade from Jaunty to Karmic made me realised that I have forgotten to note down a couple of stuff here. This girl geek cannot live without her vi/vim but the stock install of vim-tiny in Ubuntu is woefully inadequate for the CLI text-editing ninja. Please upgrade to vim (full) […]

Karma needed for Karmic

Karmic Koala popped out of the oven recently, and I decided to do my first upgrade. My gut told me that it was not a great idea to jump on Karmic so early, but my itchy fingers got ahead of me. It was a Bad Idea™. I should have done a trial run with the […]

Kernel Cleaning

So after a couple of rounds of kernel updates on my Ubuntu install, a little housekeeping was in order. To remove the older kernel versions, uninstall linux-image-x.x.xx (just “removal”) from Synaptic Package Manager. Probably a good idea to keep the last version before the current one. If you’re multibooting, you may need to tweak Grub […]

Need for Speed vs Sleep

After I upgraded the xorg drivers using this guide, I realised that suspend/hibernate stopped working. Argh. I am running Ubuntu on a laptop and I am one of those chronic “hibernaters”. It’s not the bootup that I can’t wait for, it’s the having to re-launch all the programs that I don’t quite fancy. 🙂 So […]