Faster Firefox

This article tested on Firefox 3.0.10 ( Ms. Windows XP and Ubuntu JJ )

Open your firefox and type about:config
( click ok i’ll be careful, i promise! )

Work on filter bar :
( type the bold, change the value by double click on it )

network.http.pipelining ; normally it “false”, change to “true”
network.http.pipelining.maxrequests ; normally it “4”, change to “8”
network.http.proxy.pipelining ; change from “false” to “true”
network.dns.disableIPv6 ; change from “false” to “true”
plugin.expose_full_path ; change from “false” to “true”

Create some new preferences:
( you can Right Click (RC) anywhere on the preferences panel )

Right Click > New > Integer > type nglayout.initialpaint.delay
click ok > type zero, 0 > click ok

Right Click > New > Integer > content.notify.backoffcount
click ok > type: 5 > click ok

Right Click > New > Integer > ui.submenuDelay
click ok > type zero, 0 > click ok

Right Click > New > Integer > browser.cache.memory.capasity
click ok > type: 32768 > click ok

Right Click > New > Integer > content.notify.interval
click ok > type: 500000 > click ok

Right Click > New > Integer > content.switch.threshold
click ok > type: 250000 > click ok

Right Click > New > Boolean > content.interrupt.parsing
click ok > choose: False > click ok

It’s Done !!
Now, it’s time to restart the firefox…………It should be faster than before.

Regards;
~E~

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About a beep

Sometimes we heard “beep” sounds from our computer when we tried to turn it on, it was not just “beep”. The beep means something, can be a problem happened to our computer.

Below are some meaning of the “beep”

No Beeps Short, No power, Bad CPU/MB, Loose Peripherals
One Beep Everything is normal and Computer POSTed fine
Two Beeps POST/CMOS Error
One Long Beep, One Short Beep Motherboard Problem
One Long Beep, Two Short Beeps Video Problem
One Long Beep, Three Short Beeps Video Problem
Three Long Beeps Keyboard Error
Repeated Long Beeps Memory Error
Continuous Hi-Lo Beeps CPU Overheating

The above “beeps” were the usually happened beeps
For more beep’s details :

www.pchell.com
www.computerhope.com

when you heard your computer is beeping…please, LISTEN to it !!

regards;
~E~

Partition Manager

Everybody who wanted to split the drive into some partition will use this kind of program. Last time, i just only knew that we can divide the disk using fdisk at the beginning of windows installation. But know…….there are so many partition managers we could find on the Internet. Licensed or free one.

I used Gparted now, i like this because it is LiveCD and free, i just have to boot from the CD ( or even Flashdisk ) then i can manage the disk partition.
For detail info about GParted : –> http://gparted.sourceforge.net/
For getting the LiveCD / Flashdisk : –>http://gparted-livecd.tuxfamily.org/

How to use GParted ? ( i wrote this based on my own experiences )

I had a computer with a 60GB disk and i already had Windows XP on it, i wanted to add a data partition, a linux partition and of course a swap partition.

Firstly, i downloaded the LiveCD ISO and burned it to a CD, then set the computer to boot from the CD ( BIOS Setting ). Insert the CD into the tray and start to boot. A “grub like” screen will appear and just press enter to run the default option ( the first menu ). From here, i just have to wait until the Gparted window appears. If there is a question appears, just press the enter to choose default option.

Next, i faced the GParted panel and i have to make sure that the partition has a boot flag. If there was no boot flag….don’t continue at least this is an empty drive. I had a bad experience about this…..loose everything since i pushed an un-flag partition.

– right click on the partition and choose resize/move, resize it to 15GB ( this will shrink my windows partition )

– the partition was shrink now and had another new partition appeared, right click on the new empty partition, choose new, make it as logical, resize to 35GB and the type is NTFS ( for all data )

– right click on the next new partition, choose new, make it logical, resize to 8.9GB and the type is ext3 ( for Linux partition )

– right click on the last new partition, choose new and make it as swap

– Let GParted finish the job by click on apply button at the menu panel

– Wait until GParted finished and then restart the computer.

– My disk had divided to 4 partitions

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ACER Aspire 4520 tried to kill me…….(1)

My supervisor wanted to buy a new laptop since her old one cracked at the screen flip. She asked my suggestion about which laptop that suit her need and her budget. So, based on those, I tried to make a list consisted of some laptops. Without telling me anything, she tried to find by herself too.

After one day passed by, we met again and after struggling in deciding her chosen one, we met an agreement that she should buy Acer Aspire 4520 without an Operating System on it since she will use Linux onto it. By this time….we just started to socialize Edubuntu here.

This laptop important specifications were

Processor : AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-58 ( 1.9GHz, 1MB L2 cache )
Chipset : NVIDIA nForce 610M ( MCP67-MV )
RAM : 1GB DDR2 667MHz
Graphic : NVIDIA GeForce 7000M
Wireless : Atheros 5007EG
LAN : GigaByte
Sound : Realtek High Definition Audio
Hard Drive : 80GB
Additional : Card Reader, WebCam, DVD-Super Multi, Bluetooth

She called the store and agreed about the price and everything, including ship it to our place ( nowhere of sugarcane fields ). We just have to wait for about three working days and the package came. Later, this package became a great nightmare of mine…..!!!!

I started to work on this 4520, I formatted first and make new partition tables on the disk. After that, I tried to install a Linux distro which was Edubuntu-7.04 on it. Amazingly…….stucked at the beginning. I assumed that maybe this variant was too old to be installed in this new laptop. Then I switch to install thi laptop with Microsoft Operating System. I tried XP first, It worked okay until I found out that there was no driver at all. The provider included an installation DVD in the package, but…it’s for Vista ( huaaaa…..i am in misery now )

I tried to find a vista cd ( trial version ) everything was fine and all drivers worked. But the owner of this laptop complained that she would not buy a Vista….she will use Linux on it or at least XP on it. Damned……..I installed XP once again to this laptop. Then jump to the Internet to find a solution about my problem.

Finally, I found a way out………after couple of days; XP graphic driver was taken from http://komku.blogspot.com/……
and the rest of drivers taken from http://www.acer.com.cn/……

My ass is temporarily safe now, at least she can work with her new laptop even in XP environment. Since this day, she kept asking about installing Linux onto her laptop. And since this day…i started my long journey to solve this.

Next Mission : Pump a Linux into Acer Aspire 4520

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