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First post from T430

So I finally got Kubuntu 12.04 installed on this brand new Lenovo T430. Everything went except for:

  • Some IO errors during installation; either SSD became almost full while installing or then it was some power saving feature
  • No firmware for Intel WLAN on installation; post-installation everything works

I’ll save a draft right now, and try suspending. Suspending was fast, and so was wakeup from it. I’ll try hibernation next, or I would, If it was enabled in the menus. I guess I’m going to have to dig around that some other day.

As expected, with the SSD and good Intel graphic drivers everything is as fast and smooth as possible.


Eclipse 4.2 in Kubuntu 12.04

Quickly get Eclipse 4.2 looking somewhat ok under Kubuntu 12.04:

  1. Change GTK+ style to oxygen-gtk from KDE System Settings
  2. Change KDE color scheme from default (which has greyish background) to Zion (was bundled for me)
  3. Install jeeeyul’s themes
    1. Use “chrome” theme
    2. Use “Thin Sash (Classic)” from Layout tab of the Chrome Theme Configuration
  4. Pray that your eyes can take the all-white screen

I also tried to replace all fonts from “monospace” to “inconsolata” and “Sans” to “Ubuntu”. Now if I only could get Solarized Light colorization to java and xml editors…

Windows 7 installation vs. Kubuntu 11.10

I just received my new Asus 1215B notebook. On the first start there’s an Windows 7 installation that will begin without any questions asked.

Few funny notes on the installer; there’s this point where you are asked about the country, timezone and some third question about your locale question. If you select your timezone BEFORE selecting country it will nicely reset the your timezone selection.

Installing the Windows 7 from disk took as long as Kubuntu 11.10 from USB3 stick with network updates (through a highspeed network connection).

Looking how my Asus does not have a DVD drive I couldn’t find any way to do full Windows backup, for example a bootable USB stick in under 5 minutes. I guess if or when I need to reinstall windows I’m going to have to call Asus and ask for a … well it cannot be a recovery disc for sure.

Number of clickthrough license agreements:

Windows 7: 2 (Windows and Bing Bar — WTF?)
Kubuntu 11.10: 0, zero

Why the hell I had to agree to Bing Bar terms? I tried to go without agreeing to those, but it was required for me to use my computer (but it empahized how great it is that Bing is pre-installed and ready to go). What does one even use Bing Bar for?

Downloading Kubuntu 11.10 64-bit image was my first ever experience of using Windows 7 and the latest Internet Explorer. It wasn’t comforting to see that Internet Explorer is still a bitch to use. It’s very sluggish even compared against Firefox, which in turn is hell to use compared to Chromium. Why on earth can’t they fix the damn browser, or just realize they need to shut it down?

New flash plugin version for amd64:

Adobe still fails fullscreen video even with this latest version. youtube 240p video plays at most 16fps on fullscreen, 23-26fps on almost 1:1 size. Hopefully we’d just get over the flash problem ASAP.

For Kubuntu users: If you go to Adobe site where you can select “APT for Ubuntu 10.04+” and only get an error about the unregistered handler for URI “apt:adobe-flashplugin?channel=$distro-partner”, just make sure you have Ubuntu partner repository (see below) enabled, go ahead and install the adobe-flashplugin package manually. You should also remember the removal of previous (perhaps manually installed) flash versions before you restart your browser. Not sure why I don’t have the apt: bindings installed in 11.10 but I don’t really care to troubleshoot; I prefer using aptitude to manage the packages.

Ubuntu partner repository URLs
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu oneiric partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu oneiric partner

Eclipse on Lucid

Quick note; after upgrading (K)ubuntu from 9.10 to 10.04 you need to install libswt-mozilla-gtk-3.5-jni. This package depends on xulrunner-1.9.2 which somehow was not installed on upgrade.

Without libswt-mozilla-gtk-3.5-jni you will run into (and have no formatting in javadoc view):

org.eclipse.swt.SWTError: No more handles [MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME='/usr/lib64/xulrunner-addons'] (java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: no swt-mozilla-gtk-3557 or swt-mozilla-gtk in swt.library.path, java.library.path or the jar file)
at org.eclipse.swt.SWT.error(SWT.java:3910)
at org.eclipse.swt.browser.Mozilla.create(Mozilla.java:516)
at org.eclipse.swt.browser.Browser.(Browser.java:119)
... rest skipped