Friday, January 21, 2011

Ubuntu - Enter Password To Unlock Your Login Keyring

To remove the nagging screen on startup which says "Enter Password To Unlock Your Login Keyring"

sudo rm ~/.gnome2/keyrings/login.keyring 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Location of Ubuntu Grub boot loader

Grub (Legacy system)

Grub2 (New system)
sudo update-grub    [updates /boot/grub/grub.cfg which is not meant to be edited manually]

Start Ubuntu GUI from command prompt

The command to start Ubuntu GUI after booting to command prompt is startx

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Fix for Dell Laptop brightness issue with Ubuntu 10.10

Dell laptops seem to have brightness issues with Ubuntu. The controls don't seem to work - although the applet works there is no difference in the screen brightness. To make it worse it is set to maximum brightness and is a drain on your battery power. 

There are many posts on this issue but the only fix that seems to work is kamals brightness fix which has been tested for 10.10 and Dell laptops as well. 

This patch requires an Intel graphics processor (i915-based). Verify that your system uses the i915 driver:
$ lsmod | grep ^i915
i915 331519 3 <--- an "i915" line should appear

System->Administration->Update Manager->Settings
Enter password
Other Software->Add

Add Sources
Check to see that the new software sources are enabled
Check (for updates)
Install Updates

Open source windows

Free and open-source software is good for you and for the world. This is the best Windows software. No adware, no spyware, just good software :

Good to try in case you have just moved to Linux as well. 

Wikipedia maintains a list of FOSS (free and open source software) :

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Windows 7 Remote Desktop in full screen mode

-Start "Remote Desktop Connection".
-Click on "Options".
-Click on the "Display" tab.
-On "Display configuation" settings, you can change the "Remote Desktop Connection" display by moving the slider from "Small to Large".
-By moving the "Slider" all the way to large, the display settings will automatically set to "Full Screen".

Monday, January 10, 2011

Error on Prudential website

Error 500: TRSWebAppDataTransferUtil.retrieveInMemoryMap(). Illegal State. The value you are trying to retrieve using the key : was not stored. Make sure that the persistInMemoryMap() method has been called before this method is called.