Virtualbox 2.2

Following previous posts about installing Virtualbox, here’s the 2.2 update (currently 2.2.0). If you have a previous version already installed you need to manually install the new one. The most exciting addition is 3D acceleration for Linux guests, ie, Compiz. Yes sir :-) Install Go to System > Administration > Software Sources and Third-Party Software. Add the following sources for Intrepid (check your distribution here) Download and register Sun authentication key wget -q http://download.
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Reduce brightness on HP Pavilion dv5-1020ep (Ubuntu 8.10 64 bits)

My brightness function keys always worked, but suddenly they stopped working as well as the “Reduce backlight brightness” option in Power Management Preferences :( Every time I unplugged my power cord the monitor dimmed automatically. Now not even with the function keys I get my brightness down. This happened in my HP Pavilion dv5-1020ep running Ubuntu 8.10 64 bits. Here some additional info after searching in the Ubuntu forums and Google:
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Syncing Windows Mobile 5/6 with Synce (Ubuntu 8.10 version)

One of my “to achieve” points was syncing my calendar and contact information from my Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone (Qtek 9100). This post is an update from my previous one, after my Ubuntu 8.10 upgrade. Please refer to that first post if you’re using previous versions of Ubuntu. I upgraded Ubuntu and Synce, so if you are installing it from scratch and you’re having problems please let me know. I’ll try and help you.
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Upgrading to Ubuntu 8.10 The Intrepid Ibex

Last week Ubuntu 8.10, aka The Intrepid Ibex, was released. Time to updgrade :-) First in my laptop. I will be the using the 64 bit alternate cd to upgrade. This means that the upgrade will have a cd image as his source, and not the Internet. This way it’s much faster. Before you start Check for updates using Update Manager Backup your data Check the Release Notes Download Ubuntu (I recommend using Torrents) Check the file hash (example: md5sum ubuntu-8.
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