Getting around NetBeans 6 GUI builder’s dependence on Java 6

November 25, 2008 / 0 comments

NetBeans 6 GUI builder is great, but uses a new type of swing layout called the “GroupLayout” by default. This type of layout is only available in Java 6, and so if you try to run your compiled NetBeans 6 code with an older Java version, you get the following error: Exception in thread “main”…

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Screen resolution too low on monitor

November 9, 2008 / 0 comments

I was unable to use the maximum resolution I have on my monitor with Ubuntu. I was limited to only using an 800×600 screen resolution. Here are my specs: Ubuntu 64bit Hardy Samsung T240 22″ monitor NVIDIA Ge Force 9800 GTX Intel Quad Core I am using the Nvidia native driver + software and installed…

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Skype on x64 bit Ubuntu Linux

September 26, 2008 / 0 comments

Skype linux beta version only works on 32-bit systems (as of today). I have a 64-bit system. This is a problem. Fortunately, a kind person came up with a solution and posted it: http://tuxgurl.blogspot.com/2007/06/setup-skype-on-ubuntu-x64.html Do every step, and it will work.

First post

September 26, 2008 / 0 comments

So the purpose of this blog is two-fold: Keep a log of how I fixed computer-related problems so that I don’t repeat them Keep a log of how I fixed computer-related problems so that OTHERS don’t repeat them That’s it! I’ve benefited quite a bit by people posting solutions (on forums) to a variety of…

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