Updates to the blog

I recently deleted this blog entirely because there is so much things happening, so I do not think previous one was relevant to me anymore.

I finally feel free to say that I’m interested and involved in so much different domains. It includes programming and IT, which I love and continue my involvment in. It includes design and art – I was painting for some time and now I’m more into product design – we launched leather goods ‘Smiles Bags‘ company  with my wife and I design products and also doing a lot of designs for our brand. It includes psychology and people communication – which I will cover in this blog more deeply. This list is anywhere far from complete, so it will grow over the time 🙂

 

 

SOLVED fglrx on ubuntu 14.04 and wine problems

If you have fglrx display driver, run 64-bit system and run 32-programs under wine you may face problem with OpenGL.

Sometimes 32-bit windows programs (under wine) which use OpenGL stop working giving criptic error messages.

The problem is that they lost correct 32-bit Mesa driver. Following commands fix the problem:

rm /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/mesa/libGL.so.1
ln -s /usr/lib32/fglrx/libGL.so.1 /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/mesa/libGL.so.1

Making Dropbox and DejaDup friendly

Is your Ubuntu works slow just after the login or when your backups running?

it’s may be because Dropbox or DejaDup (called ‘Backup’ in Ubuntu) are doing a lot of raeding from a drive.

This two commands solve all the issues, making both programs run with as low priority as possible.

Making Dropbox friendly (especially if you have over million files in your Dropbox folder):

ionice -c 3 -p `pgrep dropbox`
renice 20 `pgrep dropbox`

Making DejaDup/duplicity  friendly

renice 20 `pgrep duplicity` `pgrep deja-dup`
ionice -c idle -p `pgrep duplicity`
ionice -c idle -p `pgrep deja-dup`

Have fun! and fast working computer 🙂