Saturday, November 14, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Is your clock running way to fast for a guest VirtualBox system? There is a long standing open bug regarding this problem reported. There is a solution available in the means of adding some kernel boot parameters. Edit your grub config file (normally '/boot/grub/menu.lst') and add the following;
divider=10 nolapic_timer clocksource=acpi_pm
after a reboot of your guest, your system time should now run at a normal pace.
$ 10:48 am
Sunday, November 08, 2009
Karmic Koala is one of the best Ubuntu releases so far. Some reports might say otherwise, but my personal expierience says otherwise. It's not perfect, and some things are not fixed yet, at least the development is open en every 6 months a new release comes along improving upon the previous installment.
There are some things that bothered me, luckily fixes are available. First, when using the latest Eclipse some button clicks are not registered. This can be fixed by defining the following environment before starting eclipse;
Second, on 64bit the flash plugin also sometimes doesn't register mouse clicks, this is even more bothersome. In Eclipse at least you could still use the keyboard, not so in flash. To fix this you need to add the above line at the beginning of '/usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/noarch/npviewer'.
$ 8:02 pm