"yes, lets use a white background, and for the font color...hmm...perhaps a light gray? 12 pt font? perfect."
In short, get the android sdk then add it to your PC's paths. Got it from here.
I found a solution to the problem of Windows using its own drivers for my phone, now I never have any problem getting ADB apps to find my device - props to Nephron over at XDA -. Assuming you have already installed Android SDK :Take the "android-sdk-windows" folder and move it to the root of your hard drive (C:\)
Right click on My Computer and click propertiesSelect the Advanced Tab or Advanced System Setting (Vista/Windows 7)Select Environment Variables...Press New
For Variable Name type: adbFor Variable Value type: C:\android-sdk-windows\tools
Worked perfectly for me.
There's nothing wrong with Extro's suggestion above.. just saying this is what worked for me
- open chrome
- go to preferences
- manage search engines
- scroll to end
- add this
1st field : gs
2nd field : encrypted.google.com
3rd field : https://encrypted.google.com/search?&q=%s
- save it then hover the entry and click make default
From now on your omnibox searches should go through google https.
So you got your shiny new Ubuntu Unity going, maybe even on the newest 12.04 Ubuntu release. Good stuff right? But oh no what's this, sad face - you just closed the Pidgin buddy list and you can't find it / unminimize / unhide it. Tragedy. Well good news friend, the fix is easy. Click the little envelope icon in the upper right corner and there should be an entry for Pidgin Instant Messenger. All is well with the world.
So my Acer uses the "Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller" aka Intel GMA 4500m. Alas I can not adjust the brightness via the cool ass function (Fn) keys on the keyboard. A little meter pops up and tells me the brightness is adjusting, yet it is not. There are a few fixes out there for this, modifying your grub, etc etc. But the one I like the most goes something like this.
max bright :
sudo setpci -s "00:02.0" F4.B=00
mediumish bright :
sudo setpci -s "00:02.0" F4.B=C1
screen off :
sudo setpci -s "00:02.0" F4.B=FF
Changing the last two numbers/letters (hex) gently scales the brightness up and down.
Problem : Just installed Suse and my USB mouse is jumpy / slow / sluggish. The track pad is fine, but the mouse is balls.
Solution : Unplug the mouse and plug it into a different slot.
After I did this my mouse feels exactly as it should.
There is at least one thread at the suse forums on this issue.
- browse to about:config
- search for keyword
- set "keyword.enabled" to true
- set "keyword.URL" to https://encrypted.google.com/search?&q=
- search for "browser.fixup.alternate.enabled", set to false
(source : http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Location%20bar%20search)
ps. you can toggled from true to false (etc) by simply double clicking the entry.
I use opendns, for some reason 1 word searches = opendns search, two word searches = google.
In case you were wondering the intel driver for the GMA 4500m doesn't work with some of the 2.6.18 based kernels aka whatever comes with centos 5.5 and 5.6. This seems to affect a lot of linux distros (suse, ubunut, etc).
The workaround I use is to boot with the option acpi=off
- run startx (using default intel drivers)
- screen flashes, gnome is visible for .5 seconds
- monitor turns *off*
- switching workspaces shows the desktop for .5 seconds
- nothing is visible. ctrl+alt+backspace = display still off
I found no solution for this problem. Plugging in an external monitor + using the hot keys to activate it doesn't work, using a different driver failed (i810).
This isn't limited to centos. During my google I found other distros with similar kernels with the same issue.
2.6.35 + intel driver + GMA 4500m = works perfect.
centos forum convo here