Tagged: Ubuntu 11.10

Making hdparm setting permanent in Ubuntu 12.04

Ubuntu 12.04 and 11.10 (perhaps other distros as well) set the APM default very aggressively, leading your hard drive to hundreds and thousands of load/unload cycles in too short period of time. Typically HDD are only rated for 600,000 load/unload cycles, so it is beneficial to reduce this cycling. You can slow down the cycling […]

MATLAB R2012a (student version) in Ubuntu 11.10 (64-bit)

The student version (32-bit) of MATLAB R2012a under Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit seems to work just fine. With R2011a student version, I had issues with the Symbolic Toolbox not working, i.e. using 100% CPU and needing to use “xkill” to stop MATLAB. No such issues with R2012a student version, thankfully. Provided that you chose to install […]

Resetting forgotten password in Ubuntu 11.10 (perhaps others as well)

For Ubuntu 11.10 “forgot admin password” issue, try the following (at your own risk) At GRUB, choose Recovery Mode, then root. Try passwd <your_user_id> If you get “Authentication token manipulation error”, do: mount -o remount,rw / And then use the passwd <your_user_id> again.