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Finishing Linux installation

August 12, 2011 Leave a comment

I was trying to install linux¬†and it is done ūüôā

The guide proposed was a little outdated and not everything worked as smooth as possible but the information there was of big help. (Madman, thx again, great work)

To explain a little, the main problem was setting the NVidia video card in the Alienware M14X  to, actually, work; after my first installation try the problem was I could not see anything because the NVidia card did not worked; to fix this the procedure I followed was:

  • Install linux (ubuntu) with the power cord unpluged (so the NVidia card is not used)
Just download Ubuntu and create a bootable CD and follow a normal installation
  • Update the ubuntu kernel
The installation will leave your computer with kernel 2.6.38, we need to update it to the last version of the 2.6.39  available, at that moment was v2.6.39.4-oneiric (look at the mainline of kernels)
In the kernel page download the 3 files you need:
linux-headers*-all.deb
linux-headers*generic*-<yourarchitecture>.deb
linux-image*-<yourarchitecture>.deb
Go to wherever folder you downloaded them and run:
sudo dpkg -i <linux-headers all file> <linux-headers generic file> <linux-image file>
  • Install Bumblebee
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mj-casalogic/bumblebee
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install bumblebee

Configuring bumblebee select “Mario H√∂llein” or “MadmanMT” profile configuration

  • Configure the USB
Go to: /lib/modules/2.6.39-<versionyouinstalled>-generic/kernel/drivers/usb/storage$
Modify the name of all the *.ko files except usb-storage.ko
ums-freecom.disabled
ums-sddr09.disabled
uas.disabled
ums-isd200.disabled
ums-sddr55.disabled
ums-alauda.disabled
ums-jumpshot.disabled
ums-usbat.disabled
ums-cypress.disabled
ums-karma.disabled
usb-storage.ko
ums-datafab.disabled
ums-onetouch.disabled
ums-eneub6250.disabled
ums-realtek.disabled
And have fun with linux ūüôā
I will try to write about the installation of some bioinformatic packages
Categories: General

New Discovery channel series – Curiosity – great!

August 9, 2011 2 comments

I just saw the first episode of Curiosity: Did God create the universe?, very nice episode. I love to see scientist saying things that are uncomfortable and outside of the box, people have relegated science to just explain things outside of religion, but this is a nice example how science can answer big questions and that we will have to adapt our beliefs with reality.

I recommend to watch it to everybody, its an amazing show

Part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4

The episode does gives a simple answer to the question it ask, Did God create the universe? Well… simply, No.

(I also recommend watch the discussion after the show, scientists and scholars giving opinions about that answer: Panel part 1, part 2)

Categories: General