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Fix romanian fonts (diacritice/diacritics) on Office 2010 @ Xubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

1. About the issue

I’m guessing you’ve already configured the Keyboard Layout for Romanian.

After installing Microsoft Office 2010 with PlayOnLinux v4.2.7 I’ve had issues with displaying Romanian fonts from documents written on other Windows 7 PC’s.

I was getting squares instead of the proper Romanian letters, specifically the problem was with the letters U+021B, U+021A, U+0218, U+0219 (lowercase & upercase T & S “with comma below”) from the standard character encoding.

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Mint 15 KDE – one repo is dead

If you’re trying to access System Updates and it gives you errors like

Failed to fetch http:/ Packages 404 Not Found

Or even if your trying to get a software or tool that you might need in the Software Manager and right after you type the sudo password, the ‘damn thing’ won’t even open…

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Disable Bluetooth and WiFI in Ubuntu 11.10 during startup

This tutorial will explain instructions to disable bluetooth and Wifi in Ubuntu 11.10 during start up .

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To use Romanian Keyboard (diacritice)

Open Terminal (CTRL+ALT+T)

Write down:


Now simply go to Layouts, you will have it in USA (for example).

Click Add -> Romania -> Romania Standard (at variants).

Press SHIFT+CAPS LOCK (random) in a text box or word.

And voila!


Other Ubuntu stuff related

sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
For Xubuntu Codecs:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

The are some needed stuff. Right after your Ubuntu starts you have to write these down if you want to be able to watch youtube clips.

Categories: Important

Fix Brightness on Xubuntu

To implement that script, follow these instructions:
1. In a terminal window, type in:
mousepad ./ mousepad application will open)
2. Copy and paste the following into the mousepad application that just opened:
declare -i curr_b=240;
declare -i target_b=240;
while : ; do
b=`cat /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness`;
if [ $old_b != $b ]; then
let “target_b=$b * 20 + 12”
#printf “Target: %10d\n” $target_b
if [ “$curr_b” -lt “$target_b” ] ; then
let “curr_b=$curr_b + 2”
if [ “$curr_b” -gt “$target_b” ] ; then
let “curr_b=$target_b”
elif [ “$curr_b” -gt “$target_b” ] ; then
let “curr_b=$curr_b – 2”
if [ “$curr_b” -lt “$target_b” ] ; then
let “curr_b=$target_b”
if [ $hex_b != “.” ] ; then
hex_b=`printf “%02X” $curr_b`
setpci -s 00:02.0 F4.B=$hex_b
sleep $delay
3. Save the file:
File->Save4. Back in the terminal window, type in the following:
sudo cp ./ /etc/ && sudo chmod +x /etc/ your password when prompted).
5. Enter the following into the terminal window:
sudo mousepad /etc/rc.local(mousepad will open again) and before the exit 0 line, type in the following:
nohup /etc/ &
 so it looks like:
nohup /etc/ &
exit 0
Restart your computer. According to that article, you should be able to adjust your brightness. Post back and let us know if it works. If not, there are a few other things we can try.
This truly works, I’ve tried it many times. In the past, everytime I had an issue with Xubuntu I was reinstalling it, instead of fixing the problem. So now that I found the explanation feel free to use it for good purposes.
Categories: Important

How to fix Brightness in Ubuntu 11.04

To those who have problem with brightness configuration after installing Ubuntu 10.10 and you are using Acer Aspire 4741, here’s a solution for you:
  1. sudo gedit /etc/default/grub
  2. Change the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=”” into


  3. sudo update-grub
  4. Restart your linux
It worked for my Acer Extensa 5635Z, I had Ubuntu Desktop and it’s working good.
I hope it works for everyone.
Cheers! And have fun on Ubuntu 🙂
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