The following tutorial will teach you how to fix the “acer-wmi: unable to detect available WMID devices” error on Ubuntu Netbook Remix and other netbook operating systems based on Ubuntu.
The error appears on various (if not all) netbooks made by Acer, such as Acer Aspire One or Acer eMachines, after a recent system update.

We’ve tested this bug with the Easy Peasy 1.6 and Ubuntu Netbook Remix 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) operating systems. After the installation there are no issues and everything runs smoothly. But, if the user updates the machine, after a reboot, the above issue will appear.

The “acer-wmi: unable to detect available WMID devices” error is very annoying because it will also break your boot splash screen. So, if you are one of those who instead of looking at a nice splash screen while your netbook boots Ubuntu, get the “acer-wmi: unable to detect available WMID devices” error, follow the next steps to fix it. More »

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The following tutorial will teach GNOME, Ubuntu, and other Linux users how to manage the icons (SpringBoard) on their Apple iPhone 3G, 3Gs, or iPhone 4 devices. The tutorial was tested with an iPhone 3Gs phone, on the Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) operating system.

As you all probably already know, iPhone devices are supported in Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) or Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat), all thanks to an amazing library called libimobiledevice.

The SpringBoard is the screen where all of your installed applications are displayed. You can easily rearrange the icons on your iPhone device if you hold your finger on an icon, for a few seconds, until they start jiggle. More »

Microsoft released its Office Web Apps but there was a problem about its usage, as initially they were only compatible with Windows platform and with Internet Explorer browser. But you might have observed in your daily life that people have different Platforms to browse on internet.

If Microsoft stuck to a single platform then it might be impossible for the Microsoft to facilitate the users. In this post I will be telling you about the solution which has been opted by Microsoft in order to provide the access of Web Apps to maximums of the users.

Now the Apps are compatible with Safari on Mac, Mozilla Firefox on Windows, Linux and Mac, Internet Explorer on Windows. So, they have increased the platform for the usage of their web Apps, though Microsoft tried to cover many of the browsers but they did not cover Google Chrome (which is one of the emerging browsers these days). More »

A lot of times we deal difficulty in accessing a number of URL’s due to corrupted local DNS cache. Following are the steps to clear local machine cache for various operating systems:

A) Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7:

1) Click on Start >> All Programs >> Accessories.

2) Open Command Prompt.

3) In the Command Prompt window type in the following command:

C:\>ipconfig /flushdns

4) If it displays a message “Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache” It has removed the DNS cache for your local machine now.
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