Logitech G15 Display Customization – LCDStudio

I’m working with LCDStudio to create the “ultimate” display that shows me everything.

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So far I’ve included:

  • Foobar200 (bottom left, with progress bar)
  • System temperatures (top left, comes from the software Everest)
  • Local weather (middle)
  • Upload/download bandwidth (right, has bars that show how much capacity is in use)
  • CPU/RAM usage
  • Hard drive usage
  • Volume (far right)
  • Gmail new message count (top right)

I also have a few more pages that show more details: Continue reading…

Boot Acronis with USB on an EEE PC

There are a few basic guides:

  • powerex’s guide where you format with an HP tool
  • ziggywas’ tip to format with PeToUSB
  • (The following step to those 2 summaries is to just use the Acronis Rescue disk creator)

There’s only one small catch. Setting the first boot device to “Removeable Device” doesn’t include your usb stick. Boot with your USB stick and find the list of hard drives in the boot menu, then move your stick up to first place. Then go back to the boot priority menu and you should see your actual flash drive listed, make that first and you’re good to go.

Oh and FYI, Acronis can’t access the Windows network on the EEE PC, nor can it access my big external drive (which doesn’t make sense). =/

I did find this one interesting tidbit of info:

Update:  For whatever reason, Acronis v10 or 11 + EeePC 900 does not like being plugged into an Ethernet Switch (hanging off a router) for Recovery – it can’t find a network or any network shares – in fact Acronis sees it as “cable unplugged”.  I plugged the 900 directly into a router port, bypassing the Ethernet Switch, and Acronis found the Network.  Done. [Source]

I’m plugged directly into a router and it’s still not working. But maybe using a cross-wired cable would do the trick.

Useful Firefox Plugins for the EEE PC

  • Tiny Menu – Condenses all the file menus (File, Edit, View, etc.) into one option called Menu. I suggest using this, then dragging all the nav buttons and such onto the same row. Saves a lot of screen real estate, and it’s one of the most important addons in my opinion.
  • autoHideStatusbar – Auto-hides the Firefox status bar at the bottom of the screen, similar to Google Chrome.
  • Foxmarks – Synchronize bookmarks with any of your other computers.
  • Silvermel – Great classy theme. (Not really designed specifically for this but it just looks good.)
  • Hide Find Bar – Auto hides the find bar after X amount of seconds. I always leave it open by accident so this is great.

Enable Advanced Mode on the EEE PC 1000

How to set up Advanced Desktop or Full Desktop on an Eee PC 1000

  1. Press Ctrl & Alt and T at the same time to get to the terminal.
  2. Type sudo synaptic
  3. Click settings and then repositories
  4. Click add in the bottom left corner
  5. Put http://download.tuxfamily.org/eeepcrepos/ in the URL:
  6. Put p701 in the distribution
  7. Put main etch in the sections
  8. You have just added the 701 repositories
  9. Now close the repository window and click reload in synaptic
  10. Next search for ksmserver and then kicker right click on each one and mark install
  11. Click apply at the top of the page and wait for synaptic to finish
  12. Close synaptic and the terminal window
  13. You should now have a full desktop option in you shutdown options.

Source: geeksok.com

Install Wine on the EEE PC

Download lazyeeepc and run it. It should give you an easy option to install wine for the eee pc.

More info (translated):

Lazyeeepc contain easy-to-use GUI and a scripts collection, which can use to install software and enhance EeePC easily.

lazyeeepc 0.0.5.2 is a first english version release, but we are release for traditional chinese many times. lazyeeepc 0.0.5.2 contains a lot of script to improve EeePC, and a easy-to-use user interface to execute this scripts, 0.0.5.2 contains some important features:
* Install Launcher Tools
* aMSN (and support webcam)
* auto download and install ie6
* add xepc.org repository, which is a eeepc compatibility repository.
* Fix Asus add/remove software shortcut reset problem
* Enable Advance mode
* add start menu and add many common use shortcut
* install codecs

lazyeeepc come from Taiwan, so it contains a lot of chinese issues scripts, you can skip this script (like pcmanx, java chinese font fix, chinese subtitle support, etc.)

Source: EeeUser Forums

Get Ventrilo to Work on the EEE PC (Sort-of)

1. Edit the file:
~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system.ini

2. And add the following line:
MSACM.msgsm610=msgsm32.acm

3. Next you need to get your hands on the windows file ‘msgsm32.acm’ from an existing windows partition (C:/WINDOWS/system32/msgsm32.acm) and copy it to ‘~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system/’.

4. Run vent.

Note: When I transmit, I can usually only transmit until I let go of the talk key, then that’s broken for good. I can still receive audio the whole time though.

Source: endy’s post on the Ubuntu Forums

Extract Music from your iPod Easily

I used this little freeware app called iDump. Download using the “Executeable only” link. Take that file that you downloaded and put it on your iPod with Windows Explorer/My Computer. Open it up and it should show you your songs.

MSN Messenger Error 80048820

Correct your system date and time before logging on and it should stop this issue.

I had this problem because my CMOS battery isn’t working as well and my date/time resets after leaving the PC off for a while.

Replacing Headlights on a 2003 Acura TL

Replacing the headlights is actually kinda tough. I found great instructions with pictures here, then made a post about the difference between my car and the type-s. I believe the change is also due to the fact some people remove the part that’s in my way completely for better engine sound.

These instructions are for replacing the lowbeam xenon HID headlights, not the highbeam/daytime halogen lights.

Drivers side:

Passenger side only:

’03 Acura TL Xenon Headlights, Keyless Entry – DIY FOOL!

  • I spent $150 for keyless entry when you can buy them online with instructions for only $35 USD.
  • I was offered $200 to replace each Xenon HID headlight and passed. Lucky I did because I found a pair of Philips lights online for $88 USD.
  • Probably a whole number of other things that are way over priced, yet easy to do it yourself.

Look it up before getting stuff from the dealer. This is obvious for some people, of course… but it might help others.