Ubuntu on MSI X320

Note: this document is a work in progress. I'll be adding more info to this as I get more things to work.

I would love to see Ubuntu 11.04 booting up on my MSI-X320. But due to the way they have built this, it needs a bit of work to get things working.

Only Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx seems to work for now.
Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat and Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal do not even boot into the Live CD.

Till some later kernels get the issues fixed, for now, I'll start with Ubuntu 10.04.

Rhythmote - A web interface plugin for remotely controlling your Rhythmbox music player - An Intro, HOWTO

For the lazy home networking addicts (like me) out there, there are times when you hate to have to move over to your Rhythmbox machine to turn down the volume or to skip a song, especially when that machine is one room far away from where you are. :P

There are also times when you might want to change the music from the comforts of your cozy bed.

Whatever be your efficiency / productivity / "laziness" need, here is one good remote interface to remotely control your Rhythmbox player:
Rhythmote - a web interface plugin for Rhythmbox that does what it's named to do.

To make cPanel file manager 'show hidden files', when 'reset all interface settings' does not seem to work - A Quick Hack

This is one method that seemed to work:

Add the following to the end of the file manager URL:

&showhidden=1&saveoption=1

Ubuntu deb file for BSNL's Teracom LW272 3G USB Modem

Here's latest deb file for getting the LW272 Modem working on Ubuntu:

Click to download bsnl-1.0.deb

If this does not seem to work for you, follow the instructions on the following page:

How to setup / configure the Teracom LW272 BSNL 3G USB Data Card (Modem) on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx / Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

A QUICK-HOWTO: How to setup / configure the Teracom LW272 BSNL 3G USB Data Card (Modem) on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx / Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

The latest Teracom LW272 3.6 Mbps 3G USB Data Card distributed by BSNL deserves some good comments for even the slightest efforts they have put, in bundling a Linux dialler application along with the Windows version.

Getting the EasyCap USB 2.0 DC60 Audio/Video Capture Device working on Ubuntu 10.04

The EasyCap USB 2.0 DC60 is a quick answer for those of you who want a cheap solution to view/capture audio/video from their camcorders / DTH set-top boxes.

How to install / set up Apache, PHP 5.2, MySQL (LAMP) Development Environment for Drupal on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

Downgrading PHP to version 5.2

Why Downgrade?

Ubuntu 10.04 repositories, by default, have PHP version 5.3.

PHP 5.3 comes with a lot many improvements. But there are still many Drupal Third Party Modules which are yet to be ported to PHP 5.3, and so happens that Drupal 6 is not yet ready for PHP 5.3.
Till that is done (would take quite some time to happen), we would have to resort to downgrade to PHP 5.2.

How to Downgrade?

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