mendeley on ubuntu

install per the directions on the website. which are nicely hidden. but why is there a separate dir for each ubuntu release? do i need to change it every time i update? every 6 months? for every app? geez hope not..

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configure JDK on Ubuntu

installed openjdk-6. so how do i configure intellij (downloaded as a gzip) to start? needs JAVA_HOME turns out the JDK files are put in /usr/lib/jvm directory. then the JAVA_HOME needs to be put in /etc/environment. oh yes, and the javadocs are in openjdk-6-doc or something like that.

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installing ubuntu (yes again)

nvidia driver install breaks the system. had to install 5 times. oh why do i alwaays try these crappy things.. the default oss driver for nvidia works but prompts to install the proprietary for better performance. installing this, or downloading it from nvidia and installing ( causes the X window system not to start at […]

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and then for cmdline here

windows for the win.. oh noes what did i say. anyway i wanted to hage the open command window here feature that is default in win7 now and was also availeble in earlier ones as extra. seems there was this thing called nautilus-open-terminal in packages to be installed. lets see if it works i will […]

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mounting ntfs in ubuntu

in installing ubuntu 9.04 i somehow managed to get the install to detet my ntfs partition and install that to whereever i wanted to mount it to. in 9.10 i missed this option so dont know what went wrong. anyway i hadto look into manually installing this. so after some googling i installed ntfs-config with […]

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ubuntu whining

ok so after running around on summer holidays and doing all kinds of annoying work and studies crap, i am back with attempts to do something silly.. so i installed linux, ubuntu 9.04 more specifically as a 2nd os for my desktop compewter. it seemed nice in the beginning, big difference from the old linux […]

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