I got my official HTA Update on my Nexus 5! So, I am now at Android 4.4.3…
I am on the T-Mobile network, so I don’t know if the other carriers are pushing at the same time.
This is part of my series on installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. In the previous post, I worked through installing Virtualbox for VMs. In this post, I am working through installing the video drivers for optimal use of the video cards. My laptop has a hybrid graphics card, so I attempted to use Nvidia Prime. When that didn’t work, I dropped back to Bumblebee.
Just so you can see what I have, I looked in lspci. Here’s the Nvidia controller:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GT 650M] (rev a1)
Here’s the Intel controller:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)
Here’s what I did…
This is a continuation of my series on installing Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. My previous post covered installing programming environments and applications. In this post, I’ll go through the different media programs that I installed back onto my laptop. If you would like to see the complete list of posts, check out my Ubuntu 14.04 install page.
One of the most important programs that I use now is Shutter. It allows me to easily take screenshots of what I am working and edit the screenshots. The shutter package is easily installed from the Software Center. Once installed, I tweaked a few of the settings in Edit > Preferences.
First, I changed the path for the screenshots from the Pictures folder to a new folder that I created called screenshots.
In addition, I checked the first two options on the “Behavior” tab to allow it to start when I boot up the computer.
I installed the following other programs for working with visual media:
These are the programs I use for playing and editing video:
This installed many different things for media. For example, I noticed that it installed True Type fonts. It also installs codecs for playing videos, etc.
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
In addition, I installed the libdvdcss to get the restricted formats. That was simply by installing this package…
sudo apt-get install libdvdread4
Then, I ran the script…
Finally, I determined that I had to use the /dev/sr0 as the device for playing my DVDs. Like this:
If you are following along with the complete install, check out my next post about Virtualbox. Or, you can go to the list of posts in this series (Installing Ubuntu 14.04).
This is a continuation of my Ubuntu 14.04 Install. In the previous post, I covered all of my notes on installing network/Internet-related configuration. In this post, I’ll cover setting up my programming environments and applications. If you would like to see the list of posts in this series, you can look at the Ubuntu 14.04 Install page.
This is a continuation of my previous post on my install of Ubuntu 14.04. In this post, I took notes on restoring files from my backup. You can see the complete list of posts on Ubuntu 14.04 on my main install page.
Before installing, I had used Deja-Dup and duplicity to back up my laptop before I installed it. I’ll blog screenshots of backing it up eventually. The first thing after reformatting and installing is to restore my files back onto the laptop. On my last install, I used the command-line to install. This time, I wanted to try a GUI method.
When I first installed Ubuntu 13.10, I installed Nvidia Prime. It was easy to install and things seemed to just work at first. Now, I am having second thoughts. Bumblebee sounds like the better route for me now, and these are my notes. Switching back to Bumblebee was no trivial task though.