Linux webcam driver r5u870 for HP Pavilion and Sony Vaio

skype ubuntu

The new Skype version, 2.0 beta for linux, added support for video.

Unfortunately, the only peripheral not recognized by Ubuntu Gutsy on my notebook HP dv6299ea (dv6000 series) is the integrated webcam.

Luckily some driver exists in source form, but installation is easy.

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Leggere e scrivere su partizioni linux ext2/ext3 da Windows

Chiunque abbia istallato linux ha sicuramente notato che le sue partizioni (in genere ext2/ext3 salvo qualche coraggioso che usa roba tipo ReiserFS) non sono visibili da Windows.

Fino a qualche anno fa ciò rappresentava un fastidioso problema, in quanto per prendere un file da linux era necessario riavviare il sistema.

Fortunatamente la situazione è cambiata da molto tempo, grazie a comodissimi software come Ext2 Volume Manager.

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Read and Write on Linux ext2/ext3 partitions from Windows

Anyone who installed linux certainly noticed that its partitions (generally ext2/ext3 except some brave user who uses stuff like ReiserFS) are not visible inside Windows.

It was an annoying problem till some year ago, because it was necessary to reboot the system for getting a file from linux .

Luckily the situation is changed since a while, thanks to useful software like Ext2 Volume Manager. This program allows to browse linux filesystems as they were normal Windows ones, let’s look how.

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