Archives for the ‘Hardware’ Category

Linux support for Genius WizardPen, Mousepen, UGEE, UC-Logic, DigiPro tablets

I noticed that today’s Woot was a DigiPro UC-Logic drawing tablet.  I happen to own a UC-Logic tablet: a “WP4158U ???” made by Taiwanese company UGEE.  UC-Logic makes tablet technology for many different companies, and their USB interface is relatively standard and straightforward. (I naively tried reverse-engineering the USB communication for my tablet a couple […]

Working Wi-Fi on Macbooks with Ubuntu Linux

To use a MacBook’s Atheros wireless chipset on Linux, you need to use Ndiswrapper with the provided Boot Camp drivers. Get the wi-fi driver at The one you’re looking for is drivers/Atheros/AtherosXPInstaller.exe. Install ndiswrapper from apt. Install unrar from apt. Extract the drivers with “$ unrar x AtherosXPInstaller.exe“ Install the drivers with “$ ndiswrapper […]

Dual-booting Windows and Leopard with Kalyway

(not for public use) Here’s my plan: Windows partition (NTFS), about 40 GB or more Mac partition (HFS+), about 20 GB or more Data partition (preferably FAT32), the rest of the drive The data partition is for all the documents and music and stuff, so it can be shared by both operating systems. The reason […]

4 Ways to Disable Autoplay in Windows XP

Autoplay can helpfully automatically do things when you insert a disc, but it can get your computer rootkitted or just be plain annoying. If you want to turn it off, there are several ways of doing it. To disable autorun just temporarily, hold down the Shift key as you insert a CD. Go into Device […]

HP dv6605 dv6000 XP drivers

I got a new HP dv6605 Pavilion laptop, but it came with Vista. I reimaged it with XP MCE from an older Pavilion onto it, only to find out that none of my drivers worked. HP doesn’t provide XP drivers for this laptop – only Vista drivers. There are three main things that need drivers: […]

Fixing fork and sshd in cygwin

I decided to go crazy and arm my computer with all I needed to access everything from any Internet-connected computer, including stuff like VNC.  Naturally, I wanted this to be secure, both to prevent unauthorized access and to maintain my privacy. I figured the best way to do it would be to set up a […]

Benchmark: Turion 64 X2 vs. Celeron 331

I got a new laptop (see previous post) with an AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile TL-50, with a clock speed of 1.66 GHz per core. Earlier, I got a new CPU to replace the broken one in a desktop computer. That one is an Intel Celeron 331, with a clock speed of 2.66 GHz. I […]