Notes on running Ubuntu Linux on my HP ProBook 6450b

WiFi

To get the wifi to work correctly, I had to do sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source  source

Network driver problems when installing 11.04

The system wouldn’t boot.  I got it to boot by disabling wifi in the bios.  I think all I had to do was to re-install bcmwl-kernel-source twice (and reboot twice).  Network Manager then complained that the wifi was disabled by hardware switch so I turned off “WiFi switch state” in bios (but leave “LAN/WiFi switch” enabled in bios)

Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx

Note that my card is covered by the STA drivers, NOT the b43 drivers.

reset monitor preferences

rm ~/.config/monitors.xml

Reset gnome panel

~/$ gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/panel
~/$ rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel
~/$ pkill gnome-panel


Fixing vertical scroll bars in Eclipse

sudo apt-get remove overlay-scrollbar liboverlay-scrollbar-0.1-0

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