Sunday, August 16, 2009

Syndaemon Touchpads

For those of you who have laptops and have that annoying problem of accidentially hitting the touchpad while working, I stumbled across this little blog post while surfing the #ubuntu hashtag on Twitter:

basically its about syndaemon, which can monitor for keyboard activity, and disable the touchpad while until your done typing.

Good bye annoying accidential touches!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Chromium on Ubuntu

Chromium has gotten pretty useful now. Here's how I installed it from the Ubuntu PPA:

vim /etc/apt/sources.list
----- add -----
deb jaunty main
deb-src jaunty main
----- add -----
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 4E5E17B5
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

Start with:

chromium-browser --enable-plugins

to get Flash support, which is a little buggy. Otherwise, its a pretty nice browser, and a decent option for Lean installs