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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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Does a DUO Pen Work in Ubuntu

I’ve recently bought a PnF DUO Tigital Tablet Pen. Basically it’s a pen and a sensor which use ultrasonics to turn your screen into a touch screen. PnF provides supporting software for Mac and Windows, but not for Linux. In … Continue reading

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Window Manager Woes

I’ve been playing around with different window managers for my Ubuntu installation.  At work in particular, I find it really useful having a tiling window manager because (a) it improves my efficiency because the keyboard shortcuts help to cut down … Continue reading

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