This one is proven to be quite a challenge.
- need to install Nvidia driver and need to modify
~/.xinitrcto start Unity [link]
- don’t install all the closed-source things because oh no the display just died again
apt-getlogs all installs so I can roll back bad deeds
- to not have the video driver crash before boot finishes, give kernel argument
- installing rEFIt/rEFInd was a good choice
- prolly could’ve just downloaded the mac livecd here to save lots of trouble
- Ubuntu is really really fast
- I probably won’t ever use Ubuntu as my primary OS
- looks like I can add raw disks to VirtualBox, so maybe a OS can be both directly booted and loaded as a VM
/sbin/fsck -fy /sbin/mount -uw / # launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.DirectoryServices.plist launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.opendirectoryd.plist dscl . -list /groups GroupMembership | grep username for group in usergroups: dscl . delete /groups/group GroupMembership username dscl . delete /users/username rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
Also not really related:
scutil --get|set LocalHostName|HostName|ComputerName
Warning: unloading DirectoryServices makes it impossible to sudo and thus prevents it from ever being loaded again unless there’s a root session open.
Because here’s how you find the actual config file
> require 'rubygems' > Gem::ConfigFile::SYSTEM_WIDE_CONFIG_FILE => "/Library/Ruby/Site/gemrc"
In one of the recent posts, we looked at some reasons why some developers switch to the Mac. If you’ve decided to make the switch yourself, you can do a lot to make the transition smoother. We will take a look at some must-have software, configurations and hacks that can make your life easier as you switch and that can get you up to full productivity (and maybe beyond) in no time at all. We have tried to find as many free solutions as possible, but you have to pay for some applications to get their full functionality. If we have missed a configuration, hack or piece of software that you found helpful when switching, please post it in the comments.
for new Mac users
Dev-mode Dashboard widgets weren’t showing up in all my Spaces so I tried to be smart and do this:
It wasn’t until a week later that I noticed a weird bug:
Unfortunately, by that time I had already forgotten about the first event. It took me about 2 hours of deleting and recreating the Library folder to various degrees of completeness (and doing binary search on the files in Preferences) to figure out that
com.apple.spaces.plist was the culprit. Why in the world did it specify that Dock was supposed to show in all Spaces?