I use 12.04 precise long term service release. I bought a USB 3.0 adapter which repleaces the DVD player and comes with two USB 3.0 ports. After, I have upgraded some time ago to linux kernel >3.0.20 the module for USB 3.0 (xhci) disappered from the kernel. I was suprised because I would expect USB 1.0 to disspaear not a newer technology. But I found a way to make it work again.
I use Google Earth very much for GIS data presentation. It is important for me that the overlays is used in maximum extend capabilities of Google Earth. Under Windows this is covered with a good OpenGL library. Same quality can be achived with Linux after a little bit of tricks.
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After using it couple of weeks I decided to send back the hardware. It has issues with kernel 3.x. I replace with a new addition to my laptop, which replaces the DVD player but works 100%.
I decided to buy a USB 3.0 hard disk. My experience with the one in the office is quite remarkable. The speed they offer is actually real. I see nearly 8 to 9 times speed up in file transfer compared to USB 2.0. But, there was a problem, my laptop does not have a USB 3.0 so I needed to find a way to attach it.
Luckly I found an easy solution. IMy laptop has Express card slot so I bought Continue reading
It is going very well with Xubuntu 11.10. I am actually amazed. As I hoped the package reps are perfectly maintain and I do not need to deal with “new generation” desktops.
Anyway, there was something from the beginning I did not like. Ubuntu or Linux Mint had very good graphic card support on dual screen. So, it was easy to maintained, but with Xubuntu this was a little bit of trouble. When you go to settings manager “Display” options were few with no help (Figure 1). So, I was looking for a solution to fix this easily instead of dealing with xorg.conf file like old days.
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