Recently i have been having issues while writing code on my chromebook, wherein eclipse would randomly crash.
In order to debug that, i installed htop. My assumption was that eclipse was running out of memory considering i am running it on a 4GB chromebook running xfce.
There are a lot of plugins on Eclipse which run, which i guess were causing it and i did not have the patience to go thru all of them and remove the ones i did not need. I am sure it was you spell check!! I am sure...
I basically increased the xmx setting in the eclipse.ini file to 1280m and i haven't had any crashes after that. Guessing will go higher if it crashes.
p.s. I am looking to buy a desktop to offload some of the work as i am not sure how sustainable this is.
Here are the steps i used to setup mysql on xfce (chromebook)
open terminalrun sudo apt-get install mysql-serverduring the installation, you will be asked to enter the root password for the mysql instance - this is not the password for the root user for linux.restart the server to get it running using sudo /etc/init.d/mysql restartyou may get some warning - you can ignore thatfor security setup, run mysql_secure_installation. you can set the password rules, connection rules etc. hererestart again using step 3check status using sudo /etc/init.d/mysql status and you should get the below response (or something similar to that)
* /usr/bin/mysqladmin Ver 8.42 Distrib 5.7.22, for Linux on x86_64
Copyright (c) 2000, 2018, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its
affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective
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Basically the track pad on my Acer Chromebook 14 was a mess as the palm detection was turned off by default when you install xfce using crouton.
here is how you turn it on
To check what is the current settings:
synclient | grep "Palm"
you will get the below response
PalmDetect = 0
PalmMinWidth = 10
PalmMinZ = 200
you basically need to set the PalmDetect to 1 and PalmMinWidth to about 3. That did the trick for me. Below are the commands to use
Another pain point is that everytime you logout, the settings get reset back to 0 and 10. So i basically set this up as a startup command. Make sure you add 2 seperate commands, else they do not seem to work.
go to "session and startup"go to "Application Autostart" tabclick on "Add"give some name and description and add the command.
next time you log back in, the commands will be run automatically and palm dete…
As the post reads, here is what i did to be able control the volume from when i am inside XFCE on the chromebook- i basically set keyboard shortcuts to the chromebook volume controls.
Go to 'Keyboard' settingsGo to the 'Application Shortcuts' tabClick Addenter the command in the text boxclick 'OK'. you will get a notification to select the key to use. click the button you want
Increase volume command:
amixer set Master 5%+
I recently bought myself a Google Pixel 2 XL Panda phone and a few days into the using the phone i noticed some issues with the uploads. I had no clue what was happening as my downloads on WIFI were 100+ Mbps, but the upload was in kbps which was weird.
I reset my phone and still had no way to understand what was going on. Went to the target store near my place and was able to run another speedtest on the target free wifi and noticed that the uploads were working, which meant the issue was related to the WIFI at my place.
After a few hours of digging on the internet, i found that few other people had the same issue with the DDWRT routers they were using due to an older version. I realized that i was running an early 2014 version of the software which could the cause of the issue and once i updated it to the 2018 version, all my issues were solved.
So if you face the same issue, it could just be the router.