How to fix Genymotion in Ubuntu 14.04?


Genymotion is a free emulator for android os. I downloaded it from https://www.genymotion.com and installed it in ubuntu 14.04 To install it, cd <DOWNLOAD_DIR> chomod +x genymotion-<VERSION>_<ARCH>.bin ./genymotion-<VERSION>_<ARCH>.bin -d <HOME_DIRECTORY> To run cd <HOME_DIRECTORY>/genymotion ./genymotion It should open a window and ask for adding new device. But for me, it is not opening. The command … Continue reading How to fix Genymotion in Ubuntu 14.04?

How to fix wireless problem in Lenovo z50 in ubuntu 14.04?


In my  Lenovo Z50 laptop, wireless is not working in Ubuntu 14.04. My laptop has RealTek RTL8723BE Wireless adapter. The wireless is not even displayed in the network settings. Installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 as it has the latest kernel updates for wireless drivers. The wireless works now, but it has very frequent disconnection. Then, found the … Continue reading How to fix wireless problem in Lenovo z50 in ubuntu 14.04?

How to make the brightness buttons work in Lenovo Z50 laptop?


I have a Lenovo Z50 laptop with ubuntu 14.04 installed. The brightness control buttons are not working. Searched net for this and found solution. http://itsfoss.com/fix-brightness-ubuntu-1310/ http://askubuntu.com/questions/57236/unable-to-change-brightness-in-a-lenovo-laptop Here is the fix: Open a terminal and create the following configuration file, if it does not exist: sudo touch /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf Now we need to edit this file. You … Continue reading How to make the brightness buttons work in Lenovo Z50 laptop?

eidete – a nice screencaster for gnu/linux


Found a nice screencasting application for ubuntu - eidete Though the gnome 3 has its inbuilt screen recording app using crtl+alt+shift+r it can record only video, not the audio. I was looking for a decent screenrecorder with voice. gtk-recordmydesktop is good. But, we have to configure the parameters to get video without any scattering effects. … Continue reading eidete – a nice screencaster for gnu/linux

Ubuntu Global Bug Jam at KanchiLUG


Bugs play a major role in a lifecycle of a software. Open Source Software gets more bugs and they are fixed very quickly.Ubuntu makes the process of reporting and triaging using Launchpad.To make more public to contribute by reporting and triaging the bugs, Ubuntu Community celebrates a "Global Jam". https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGlobalJamIn KanchiLUG, we ran a "BugJam". … Continue reading Ubuntu Global Bug Jam at KanchiLUG

Get the top 10 heavy weight packages in ubuntu


Ubuntu is giving tons of software to install. Synaptic makes the software installation a child-play.I can not stop myself installing new software when skimming the synaptic package manager.I install X,Y,Z,foo,bar,etc. There is no end for my new software thirst. I install as much I can and play around the new software and introducing those software … Continue reading Get the top 10 heavy weight packages in ubuntu