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Friday, 9 March 2012

MAC Keyboard with anything other than OSX

My friend @coringrieves recently posted a picture of his desktop. Which is a Windows PC (he is averse to anything other than Windows) and a wired MAC keyboard. After mocking him furiously I then went and did the same myself.

Still persevering with Ubuntu it has an English (UK, Macintosh)keyboard layout which works great.

Not so the VirtualBox Windows 7 VM I run nor the Win64 alternative OS I sometimes boot into (Never did find a decent/working H.232 Linux video client).

Trawling around it seems the options are mostly based on installing Apples bootcamp.  Which is huge, I'd rather have gone and bought a Mac looky likely kb than install that bloat-ware.

Stumbled across another suggestion of using Microsofts keyboard layout tool to create your own, or in this case someone else kindly did it.

Installed, VirtualBox VM and vanilla OS all work fine.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Friday, 2 March 2012

Ubuntu/Backtrack eth0/wlan0 Missing

My good deed for the week was to offer my laptop as a replacement for one with a screwed VGA port.

'Yeah just switch the disks' - Linux is clever, it will work it out. #FAIL

Dual boot with Ubuntu 11.10 & BackTrack (Ubuntu).  Both failed to connect to the network and had created eth1 & wlan1 interfaces.

Google took me to

Its discussing the same problem, but in a virtual environment.  The conclusion is the same in that the MAC address has changed and Ubuntu stores this as a reference in :

Delete the file, reboot, problem fixed.