Why can’t I switch from Firefox to Chrome

Firefox on ChromeYeah, why? I mean… I don’t even know why I’m writing in English on an Italian blog1. Please read this article with a British accent if you can (sooo cooool).

I’d really like to switch to Chrome. On my Ubuntu machine it seems fast, compact, stable, and without *a lot* of the problems that are afflicting Firefox (for example, the crappy pdf viewer or the high memory usage under some circumstances).

So, what the hell is keeping me chained to Firefox?

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How to get the nVidia Optimus card working on the Zenbook UX32VD (Ubuntu 13.04)

NOTE: This guide assumes that your bios version is 211 or higher. If you haven’t already done it, download the update from here.

If you’re on Ubuntu 12.04 / 12.10, see here.

1) Install bumblebee. If you previously installed nVidia drivers… remove ‘em completely before performing this step!

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable
$ sudo apt-get purge nvidia-current
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia

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How to install Ubuntu Linux 12.04 (or newer) on the Zenbook UX32VD

As I already said in my italian review of a few days ago, Ubuntu 12.04 works very well on the ASUS Zenbook UX32VD. Currently, the only missing features is the ambient light sensor.

Although the system is compatible, the installation process may be more difficult than expected because of the UEFI firmware and the GPT partition scheme. Let’s see then, step by step, how to install it. I will refer to the current stable version of Ubuntu (12.04), but the steps will be almost identical for next versions of the operating system. Continua a leggere

How to get the nVidia Optimus card working on the Zenbook UX32VD (Ubuntu 12.04/12.10)

NOTE: This guide assumes that your bios version is 211 or higher. If you haven’t already done it, download the update from here.

If you’re on Ubuntu 13.04, see here.

1) Upgrade your kernel to version 3.5.2 (or, presumably, newer). Assuming we’re dealing with a 64-bit system:

$ mkdir /tmp/new_kernel
$ cd /tmp/new_kernel
$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.5.2-quantal/linux-headers-3.5.2-030502-generic_3.5.2-030502.201208151151_amd64.deb
$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.5.2-quantal/linux-headers-3.5.2-030502_3.5.2-030502.201208151151_all.deb
$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.5.2-quantal/linux-image-3.5.2-030502-generic_3.5.2-030502.201208151151_amd64.deb
$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.5.2-quantal/linux-image-extra-3.5.2-030502-generic_3.5.2-030502.201208151151_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

2) Reboot

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