After installing OS X Lion I tried to burn a DVD in my macbook, and it turns out that this is what I get using Disk Utility: I tried several DVDs (DVD+R, DVD-R, different brands, and tried to burn at different speed), with no luck. Also it refuses to read movie DVDs. But it can […]

Wake on LAN

Many modern computers and network enabled devices support the functionality to be turned on remotely. This is commonly referred as Wake on LAN or Remote Wake-Up. Technically this is done sending a datagram packet in broadcast to all the computers in the same network, on any port (the usual one is port number 7); the […]

3G USB Stick on Ubuntu

I am in London for work, and my hotel wants me to pay £ 17 per day for accessing internet. But I found an internet café which is offering Internet connection on a 3G USB stick for £ 19.99 per week ( 197 Praed Street, Paddington ). The USB stick is from Three, like […]

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 […]


You are currently browsing the NewInstance weblog archives for Hardware.

Longer entries are truncated. Click the headline of an entry to read it in its entirety.


February 2017
« Nov    

Follow me

twitter flickr LinkedIn feed

Subscribe by email

Enter your email address:



Tag Cloud