Topics: ubuntu

howto: Root Google Nexus 10 using Ubuntu and ChainFire Auto Root Tool

Prior to rooting your Google Nexus 10, please ensure you have unlocked your boot loader. You may refer to my previous howto on unlocking boot loader. Step 1, download the necessary tool – CF Auto Root Mantra. Step 2, unzip and make executable # sudo chmod +x Step 3, power down your Nexus […]

howto: Unlock bootloader Google Nexus 10 using Ubuntu

The very first step in rooting is to first unlocking our boot loader. It can be easily through 3 simple steps. Step 1, we need to install Android Debug Bridge (adb) and relevant tools with a simple apt-get # sudo apt-get install android-tools-* Step 2, we need to shutdown our Nexus 10 and boot into […]

VPN to Windows Server via PPTP

Yes, I need to VPN at times to work remotely. This pose a challenge as I no longer uses Windows. The issue turn out to be a no brainer as minimal settings need to be configure to connect Ubuntu to Windows VPN Server.

PowerTop – Bad: NMI watchdog should be turned off

PowerTop rated a “Bad” for “NMI watchdog should be turned off”. From Arch’s thread it was found out that NMI is fairly not needed.

laptop-mode-tools error- SG_IO: bad/missing sense data, sb[]

In the name of power saving and reduction of cpu heat, I followed the instructions via this thread in ArchLinux BBS (Oh yes, ArchLinux instructions usable in Ubuntu :D). Part of the options made available is to install laptop-mode-tools, in which it gave me this error while it was trying to be activated during installation […]