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Ubuntu on a ThinkPad Helix (x86 Tablet/Convertible)

I’m looking for a new tablet. Over the past few days I’ve had the chance to play around with a ThinkPad Helix. The Helix comes with Windows 8, but naturally, I installed Ubuntu to see how it works on a touch device. Here are my findings. Continue reading

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Ubuntu: GPG public key not available during apt-get update

I have recently had a problem where apt-get update complained with errors like this (but more of them): W: GPG error: http://mirror.internode.on.net utopic Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 40976EAF437D05B5 NO_PUBKEY 3B4FE6ACC0B21F32 … Continue reading

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Again: Broadcom Wireless BCM43224, Ubuntu

Update 2013-02-27: This solution on Ask Ubuntu is much better, because it includes properly packaged things that should update when you upgrade Ubuntu. Update 2012-10-24: The patch is no longer available on Broadcom’s website, but it can be found here. … Continue reading

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Unity Launcher/Sidebar Missing on Ubuntu 11.10

As I mentioned previously, I recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 on a new laptop. Then Unity stopped working. And so did Unity 2D. This is a problem, since those are the only two desktop sessions installed by default with the latest … Continue reading

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Broadcom Wireless BCM43224 on Thinkpad, Ubuntu 11.10

I have a new ThinkPad. It’s nice and shiny. It comes with Windows 7, so I installed Ubuntu 11.10. The snazzy Broadcom Corporation BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:0576] wireless card did not work out of the box in Ubuntu. This is odd, … Continue reading

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