Archive for the 'Apple' Category

If you have more than one laptop/computer on your desktop, you may find yourself jumping from a keyboard to another to make use of them. In this article I explain how I configured my laptops to share keyboard and mouse using synergy. It is always a good thing to have a second monitor, for example […]

Uninstalling .pkg files on OSX

I feel safe in managing my tasks on computers when I can always undo last operations and restore a working environment. For that reasons tools like cvs, subversion, git, etc. do exist. But the same should be true with an operating system. You do your stuff, install apps, and when unhappy of the changes you […]

I used to create launchers in Linux for command line applications, to place on the desktop or in some bar. On Linux, that is as easy as specifying the launcher command or bash script, tell if you want run it in a console or not, and specify an icon. On OSX (...) read this article. […]

Ipod touch with Linux

Yesterday night I tried to connect the iPod to Linux. I tried some programs but none was working decently; but the good news is that you don't really need any special program "made for iPod" to do this. For the guys who do not know about iTunes and iPod/iPhone foolishnesses, the problem is that when […]

Suspend/Resume in Karmic /2

Previously I wrote that suspend/resume was not working in Karmic on my MacBook Pro 5.1, and I posted a solution. Now I found a better solution from the Apple Users forum on Ubuntu. The advantage is that with this fix, the suspend/resume is much faster. First you need to revert the change I suggested previously. […]

I updated today from Jaunty to Karmic and, as effect, I had Suspend/Resume/Hibernate broken. But reboot and shutdown works; before with Jaunty the reboot was frequently crashing. To fix the Suspend/Resume, I modified /boot/grub/menu.lst to add the kernel option acpi=noirq Example: title Ubuntu 9.10, kernel 2.6.31-14-generic uuid 5daec709-2655-4d7c-9968-969143e31fbd kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-14-generic root=UUID=5daec709-2655-4d7c-9968-969143e31fbd ro quiet splash acpi=noirq […]

I bought my Mac with the "International Keyboard". Which layout should you use on Linux? The keyboard layout looks like this one: As far as I know the "USA Macintosh" is the one that fits better, but still you have the §± and `~ keys inverted. To fix this I've added to Gnome Session Startup […]

The reverse horizontal scrolling problem is due to some old compatibility quirk on Apple's mouse that was using reversed scroll, and the problematic code is still there in newer kernels. See the bug: 291408. If your mighty mouse scroll ball is horizontally reversed, it can be solved in this way: - open file /var/lib/bluetooth/xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx/did - […]

Since the 24th of August a new beta of Skype is available. Some little look and feel changes, contact groups support, nothing really new, except for the native 64bit support. And I hope it will be more stable. Download it from here: I updated it because the old 32bit version recently is very unstable […]


Talking on Skype with two friends (we'll call them "I" and "B"): Luigi: try this: $ gnome-screenshot --interactive B: If I had linux :) I: nice, but the PrtSc key works as well …in combination with Alt it captures only the active window Luigi: the same for Windows, but you do not have PrtSc on […]


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