Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Card Reader Acer Aspire One in Ubuntu 11.10

The build-in card reader in Acer Aspire One Happy does not work in Ubuntu 11.10. Loading acpiphp kernel module will fix this problem.

a) Open the Ubuntu terminal Ctrl+Alt+T
b) Write this command (need password after enter):
  sudo gedit /etc/modules
c) add acpiphp to the last line

 d) Save then reboot Aspire One Happy.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Update LyX in Ubuntu 11.10

The version of LyX installed from Ubuntu Software Center is 2.0.0.
The latest version of LyX can be obtained from GetDeb repository that always provide the newest version.
a) Download GetDeb
b) Install it by double click the getdeb-repository_0.1-1~getdeb1_all.deb file (it could be found in Downloads folder). This installation just adds GetDeb repository address to Ubuntu software sources.
c) Running the update-manager will automatically show the latest version of LyX.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

LyX Spellchecker in Ubuntu 11.10

After installing LyX in Ubuntu 11.10, the functionality of the spell checker on-the-fly is not activated yet. To enable the spellchecker active while you are writing and giving you underline word if it misspelled, you need the following settings:

a) From the menu Tools > Preferences
b) Under the Language Settings > Spellchecker
b) Enable Spellcheck continuously and select the spellchecker engine Enchant

c) Apply and save the changes to close the dialog. Now spellchecker is already active continuously.

SMath in Ubuntu 11.10

SMath is a "free" mathematical program with paper-like interface and has numerous computing features. This useful mathematical tool can be used in Ubuntu 11.10 using mono.

SMath preparation:
a) Download SMath (develovep by Andrey Ivashov, many thanks)
b) From the folder Downloads, right click the *.tar.gz and select Extract Here
b) From Ubuntu Software Center, search winforms. You should be able to find libmono-winforms2.0-cil. You need to install this

Running SMath from terminal:
a) You need to open Ubuntu terminal (from Dash and type terminal), or Ctrl+alt+T
b) cd Downloads
cd SMathStudioDesktop.0_89_8.Mono
mono SMathStudio_Desktop.exe . Now SMath is ready to use.