Archive for December, 2010

Guitar Hero Pro Gear \m/

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 | Activities, Gadgets, Tech-savvy | 3 Comments

Browsing for Xmas gifts I cam across this beautiful toy. It’s a Guitar Hero controller made from high quality materials. It comes with a solid body, rosewood fingerboard as well as metal frets and tuning peg handles.

Originally it was sold for 200 bucks (€, $, £), way too much for the average air guitar hero. Today you can get hold of a new copy for justifiable 60 bucks (guess there weren’t enough nerds out there willing to spend that kind of money, so they had to drop the price significantly).

All in all a great toy that enhanced the Guitar Hero experience even more. Whrock on! :mrgreen:

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Installing Linux Mint 10 VirtualBox Guest Additions

Saturday, December 18th, 2010 | Linux, Tech-savvy | 3 Comments

I had some trouble installing the VirtualBox guest additions to my Mint 10 VM using the “standard” way (via the “Devices” menu). It failed setting up a proper X driver (Warning: unknown version of the X Window system installed. Not installing X Window system drivers). I was stuck with a 800×600 resolution.

After some research (and a few not so successful hints) I came across a pretty neat solution. Fire up your VM and simply install the guest additions using apt inside your VM:

user@vm ~ $ sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose-guest-utils

dkms and x11 packages will be installed automatically. Now restart your VM and your guest additions should be up and running … hopefully 🙂

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