sábado, 6 de septiembre de 2008

Update NVidia Driver on Ubuntu after kernel Ugrade

After upgrading kernel package, on Ubuntu 8.04 I always had to reinstall NVidia's Driver.
Fortunately nvidia provides you with an easy way to do it, and this way you make sure you always have the latest one, without having to hunt for the driver at Nvidia's site (which means a LOT! Nvidia's site browsability really sucks).
Just type the command

$ sudo nvidia-installer --update

and it will do all the work.

Ubuntu Timer Applet

Some time ago, I needed some "reminder" (computer science does cooks brains :-S ) I made a simple script to :


if [ $# -eq 2 ]; then
sleep $1m
while [ 1 ]; do
sleep 3m
wall "$2"
xmessage -nearmouse "$2"
echo "uso: $0 #minutos MENSAJE"

I did for simple tasks like "remember to call your ISP who told you Call me back in x minutes... ", which I almost always ended up forgetting.
Today I found this fantastic gnome applet (BTW it's on Ubuntu's repository):


With Screenshots:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7982697@N0 … 37/detail/

Now I just have to remember why I was looking for an applet like this :)