Archive for the ‘Linux’ Category

Making Linux Desktop Look and Feel like Windows

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Research Links

Programming Books

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Book List

Linux Learning

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015


OpenSUSE Linux Installation

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Research Links

  • Download Version 13.2
  • Installation Quick Start – shows option to update installation in these instructions however it does not match what I saw with V13.2.  With 13.2 I had to select "UPDATE" from a differnent screen that almost looked like a cmos setup screen. I got to this screen after I backed out of the original new install screen.  

Lintz’s Notes about Android Rooting and Unlocking

Sunday, February 9th, 2014
General point, all phones:  As I unlocked various phones over the years, i found xda-developers forums to be the best for knowledge and tools: 
I did not use them immediately time,which cost me some time. should have used the geeky way below
(samsung galaxy s vibrant (sgh-t959) xda-dev geeky way)

Quick Explanation:
xda page with unlock tools:
Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant sgh-t959 no brain, tools way, which i used. I now remember what messed me up was getting the kies usb drivers to work (i am on win7). threw away notes but my memory is:
– Was amazed it actually worked!
Good luck, xda-dev is your friend …

Linux Releases

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

I found it quite inconvenient that later releases of Linux do not fit on a CD.  Thus I went searching for the latest release that would fit.  I found the following page with the releases:

Research links

Adding Display Resolutions to Ubuntu Linux

Friday, November 29th, 2013

I connected my Ubuntu laptop to an external 24 inch monitor.  I then tried to set the resolution to a level appropriate for a 24 inch monitor: 1920×1200.  However when I looked in the settings the highest resolution was quite low.  I had to add additional resolution levels manually. 

Research Links

I followed the procedures detailed in the linked articles.  When I tried 1920×1200 resolution with 60Hz frequency it did not show up in the configuration gui list.  It must have been illegal.  When I changed to 70Hz it did work.   Note that it is important to generate the mode line individually for each resolution/frequency combination.  I did a bonehead thing and reused the line for the 1280×1024 for the 1920×1200 mode and of course that did not work. 

The changes made are not permanent and upon reboot will be lost.

Book: Linux Device Drivers

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Fix: Ubuntu Linux Boots to Memtest86 repeatedly

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

I was unable to complete the fix.  I suspect it will return so I am storing my research links here.  

Linux: Installing GNU Build System > GCC compiler & AutoTools

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013


  • Installing GCC – The later instructions for the AutoTools is sketchy