IEEEtran BibTex style

How to install install the IEEEtran BibTex style in Fedora? IEEEtran.bst is the official BibTeX style for authors of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions journals and conferences. http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/IEEEtran/bibtex/ How to install it on Fedora 17: # yum install tetex-IEEEtran An example of using it: bibliographystyle{IEEEtran} bibliography{IEEEabrv,ref} Answered by SA.

Windows 7 64-bit fails to install on VirtualBox / Linux with status code 0xc0000225

Windows 7 64-bit fails to install on VirtualBox on Linux with status code 0xc0000225: “Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: 1. insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer. 2. Choose your language settings, and click “Next.” 3. Click “Repair your Computer”. […]

Prevent Chrome closing after closing the last tab

  How to prevent Chrome from closing itself after I close the last tab? This is a feature I want to have.   This is a feature I want to have. Last Tab Standing plugin plays the trick: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/last-tab-standing/dlopnnfglheodcopccdllffcijjeenkj If the last tab is closed, this extension stops Chrome from closing and instead opens the New […]

Installing Dropbox on Linux

How to install Dropbox on Linux ? Just follow Dropbox’s instruction here: https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx A quick command for 64-bit Linux: $ cd ~ && wget -O – “https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64” | tar xzf – Use the dropx CLI: http://www.dropboxwiki.com/Using_Dropbox_CLI Download dropbox.py: $ wget -O ~/bin/dropbox.py “https://www.dropbox.com/download?dl=packages/dropbox.py” Set the permissions: $ chmod +x ~/bin/dropbox.py Start Dropbox: $ dropbox.py start Status: […]

Large-but-correctly-aligned-and-optimized code is faster than less-bytes-per-instruction/opcode-packed code

Is large-but-correctly-aligned-and-optimized code faster than less-bytes-per-instruction/opcode-packed code? Alex Ionescu mentioned in ros-dev mailing list: I’m not sure why you would want kernel code to be “smaller” instead of “faster” though — on modern processors for cases like interrupts and such, large-but-correctly-aligned-and-optimized code is faster than less-bytes-per-instruction/opcode-packed code. ie: mov eax, [foo] add eax, 1 mov […]

mmap a large range of memory which is larger than the total size of physical memory and swap

How to make mmap() a large range of memory which is larger than the total size of physical memory and swap successfully? Short answer: Adding the MAP_NORESERVE flag to mmap() to make it not reserve any swap space for the mapping. For example: rr_addr = mmap((void*)i, len, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_ANON|MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_NORESERVE, -1, 0); More details in: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4803152/mmap-fails-when-length-is-larger-than-4gb Answered […]

How to install the MATE fork of Gnome 2 on Fedora 17?

I miss Gnome 2. How to install the MATE fork of Gnome 2 on Fedora 17? MATE is already included into Fedora 17’s repository and is an official feature of Fedora 18. To install MATE on Fedora 17 # yum install @mate-desktop To install softwares usually needed: # yum install mate-media mate-screensaver mate-system-monitor mate-power-manager mate-utils […]