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by earl, 3439 days ago
ubuntu karmic on 8889ALG

@@ merge with setup-notes, somewhen.
@@ work in progress



- gnome-open (alias to "start")

- thinkpad forward/backward nav keys

- unified copy/paste with ctrl-c/crtl-v and mark/middle-button

- nvidia display switching:
- proprietary nvidia driver, install nvidia-settings
- disable screen blanking on lid close via power management (allows docked and closed notebook w/external display)
- nvswitch (@@ publish) or switch using nvidia-settings tool
- @@ hibernate

- reduce power consumption (?): powertop,
- reduce running processes (?)
- reduce dynamic modules, custom kernel (?)

- gnome-terminal altscreen:

- @@ video: option vsync to blank, xv output

- mail (sup?)
- try cuda
- wine

- DONE: terminal alt-left/right: ~/.inputrc:
$include /etc/inputrc
"e[1;3C": forward-word
"e[1;3D": backward-word

- DONE: standby (works, is a bit slow to resume):


/etc/X11/xorg.conf, Device section:
Option "NvAGP" "1"

- FIXED: hald-addon-input 100% cpu:

- DONE: samba interop; winxp settings fucked up

- DONE: monday as first day of the week
first_weekday 2
$ locale-gen

- DONE: fix to 96 dpi
/etc/X11/xorg.conf, Monitor section:
Option "DPI" "96 x 96" (ref:

- DONE: evince page size default to A4
.profile: export LC_PAPER="en_GB.UTF-8"

- DONE: trackpoint speed/sensitivity:
echo -n 95 > /sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/serio2/speed
echo -n 250 > /sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/serio2/sensitivity

make permanent by installing sysfsutils and editing /etc/sysfs.conf

- DONE: prettier printing on HP LaserJet 1200:
use pxlmono.ppd from ghostscript
(system > administration > printing, for "make and model" click change, select /usr/share/ppd/ghostscript/model/pxlmono.ppd. make and model should read "HP LaserJet Series PCL 6 CUPS" afterwards)

- DONE: metacity hotkeys: terminal, calculator, ssh
first: system > preferences > keyboard; tab "layouts"; button "other options"; tree "alt/win key behavior"; select "hyper is mapped to the win-keys". then use gconf-editor and edit /apps/metacity/{global_keybindings, keybinding_commands}; use <Mod4> for winkey
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