Archive for October, 2010

BOINC Control Issues in Maverick

October 27, 2010

A bug in upgraded Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) installations has caused the boinc manager to lose its menubar. As a result the option to control the execution policy is gone.

The same control is available through the commandline,

boinccmd --set_run_mode always

for starting and

boinccmd --set_run_mode never

for stopping.

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DIKU World Community Grid Statistics

October 25, 2010

For statistics regarding the progress of World Community Grid team DIKU, follow this link

Enabling Audio on Macbook Pro and Ubuntu 10.10

October 13, 2010

An update to Maverick Meerkat disabled sound on my laptop (a 13″ mbp7,1). I got it working again by following this guide, which states that:

  1. Add to the end of /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf the following line:
    options snd-hda-intel model=mbp55
    The file can be opened by running: gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
  2. Save the file and reboot the computer

Regaining Lost Touchpad Preferences on Ubuntu 10.10

October 12, 2010

After updating to Ubuntu 10.10 – the Maverick Meerkat – I discovered, that I had lost the touchpad preferences on my Macbook Pro 13″ (mbp7,1). A quick-google revealed this post, describing the solution:

  1. Install the driver: sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
  2. Log out and then back in
  3. Open System>Preferences>Mouse and go to the Touchpad tab