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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

How to always use a text-based location bar in nautilus...

Open terminal and type the command below
    $ gconftool-2 --type=Boolean --set /apps/nautilus/preferences/always_use_location_entry true
To switch back
    $ gconftool-2 --type=Boolean --set /apps/nautilus/preferences/always_use_location_entry false

Thursday, June 10, 2010

How to fix plymouth bootup resolution...

After installed proprietary driver for NVidia or ATI, plymouth bootup screen has turned large and ugly. Here's how to fix it

1) Install v86d and hwinfo package
    $ sudo apt-get install v86d hwinfo
2) Check maximum resolution supported when running Plymouth
    $ sudo hwinfo --framebuffer
3) Edit the resolutions in the GRUB2 files
    $ sudo gedit /etc/default/grub
Assuming your monitor can support 1280x1024, otherwise change it to whatever resolution supported by your monitor
4) Change the text below
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
to
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset video=uvesafb:mode_option=1280x1024-24,mtrr=3,scroll=ywrap"
then look for the text below
    #GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480
and change it to
    GRUB_GFXMODE=1280x1024
5) Edit another file
    $ sudo gedit /etc/initramfs-tools/modules
6) Add the following line at the end of the file
    uvesafb mode_option=1280x1024-24 mtrr=3 scroll=ywrap
7) Run
    $ echo FRAMEBUFFER=y | sudo tee /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash
8) Update Grub
    $ sudo update-grub2
9) Generate new splash screen
    $ sudo update-initramfs -u