Hardy and GeForce 7200 – It’s working now!

About a month ago, I was complaining that Geforce did not work on Hardy, period. The new package only screwed up my system. Read my previous post for the problem description. I also posted a solution for rolling back if Hardy fails to apply the package and results in a very low resolution graphic mode.

Now, things work fine. I was helping a friend to isntall Gutsy on his computers (yes, two, a desktop and a labtop, I failed to install Ubuntu on the desktop -> don’t ask, it’s complicated.). Then he told me to downgrade to Gutsy, I listened (again, don’t ask why). All my 3D effects came back. After spending hours reinstalling Gutsy and messing around, the desktop on my desktop did not look right any more. So I decided to Upgrade to Hardy, again. Took all night, but the next morning, things just worked. The graphic card was picked up right away, no error. Perfect resolution, and I can use fancy 3D effects, no problem. And NO memory leak!

So, for those of you who have the same problem as mine, it could be possible to downgrade and then upgrade again. (BUT, No guarantee it will work for you because I had no idea what happened.)

This was shere luck. Awesome!!!

Join .rar Files in Ubuntu

Ok, after reading several comments, I realize the problem is when you try to join .rar files, archive manager automatically requires a password even though there is no password when the file was separated. I found the solution for this, there are two ways, using terminal (rar command) or Wine (install winrar).

Using Terminal

Using terminal is more complicated but faster. I do not recommend this to inexperienced users or ones who do not feel comfortable with command lines.

Using Wine

Wine acts like a Windows emulator that allows you to install and run Windows applications. Using Winrar in Wine has the benefit of graphical interface and also the full functionality of Winrar. I strongly recommend this if you work with .rar files extensively.

Using Terminal

  1. Open terminal: Ctrl+Shift+T or Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal
  2. Install rar command

    sudo apt-get install rar

  3. Enter your password.
  4. To join parts of .rar files, use the command below.

    rar e filename.rar

    For example, if I wants to join zenwalk-5.0.part1.rar, I would enter

    rar e zenwalk-5.0.part1.rar

    The output looks like this

  5. To see more options associate with rar command

    rar -?

There you go, happy unrar.

Using Wine

Install Wine

  1. Open terminal: Ctrl+Alt+T or Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal
  2. Install Wine

    sudo apt-get install wine

  3. Enter your password. After that wine is installed.

Wine will now be the default application to execute .exe and other windows files.

Install Winrar

  1. Download Winrar here at cnet.com or just google it yourself.
  2. Double-click on the file you downloaded or Right-click and select Open with “Wine Windows Program Loader.”
  3. A window will pop up and guide you through the installation, just like in windows.
  4. In the future, you can now manipulate .rar files just like in windows.

I hope this help some of you guys out there. Leave a comment if this works for you. Please…

Some Weird Stats in Worldpress.

This morning when I was checking my stats, I found out that there were 208 people visit my blog on Monday.

My excitement drove up. Life suddenly became beautiful, it would be a fantastic ride from now on, I would become the most famous blogger in the world soon, and I would grow wings to fly to the peak of success. Then it sank in. The chart is weird. It jumped from 68 visits to 208 and fall back down like a rock, that does not seem right.

I checked out the stats. There were 123 views on a new look for firefox page and there were 123 searches for “google stylish”.

Weird, huh. There must have been some mistake, but oh well.