Monthly Archives: November 2011

Slow usb transfer in Ubuntu / Linux mint

Transfer speeds ranging between 2.0 – 4.0 mb/sec on usb 2.0 *sigh*

How to fix this you ask?

After some google searching i found this bug report, low and behold the fix to my problem was to modify the following file:


  • /etc/initramfs-tools/modules



insert these two commands in the bottom of the file:


  • ohci_hcd
  • ehci_hcd



Voila, tranfer speed ranging between 20.0 – 30.0 mb/sec! Life is good, sehr good.

External hdd error

One of my friends Windows 7 played havoc with my external hdd:

  • Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: $MFTMirr does not match $MFT (record 0)

Only way to fix it is to plug the hdd in a Windows pc and run in cmd:

  • chkdsk /f

The /f is very important!

Nvidia tearing in Ubuntu 11.04 & Linux Mint 11

I hate tearing, i really hate tearing… and Compiz…

The only way to eliminate tearing on my Dell XPS with a 8400m graphics chip is to run the following as a Startup Application:

  • bash -c 'compiz --replace'

To test if the compiz –replace command works, press ALT-F2 and write: compiz --replace

Vista fonts for Ubuntu

You all know the feeling…

Why do i have do hand-in an assignment in Calibri?

Comic sans is the killer font, and forcing me to use Calibri kills a bit of my soul everytime…

So finding this guide/script made my day!

Do the following:

  1. (In a terminal) sudo apt-get install cabextract
  2. Then write this in a file,name it, put it in your home folder.
  3. (in a terminal) chmod a+x ~/
  4. Then run the file ~/

Thanks to Carthik & Aristotle Pagaltzis for the post & script.