[SOLVED] Frequent corrupt HTTP downloads on Windows

Note: If you are just looking for the final solution, skip to the last paragraph.

On my new Windows 7 64-bit installation, I started getting frequent corrupt downloads when files were downloaded via HTTP. First, I thought my download manager (Free Download Manager) was buggy. However, I got corrupt downloads when downloading via Firefox too. I noticed it happening even with third party web installers and even Windows update (with error “WindowsUpdate_80246002″ “WindowsUpdate_dt000″). However, downloads via torrent client were fine. So were downloads over SSH Proxy Forwarded tunnel and downloads over HTTPS.

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Booting Ubuntu 12.04 from external disk connected to USB 3.0

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 install on an external HDD. On my Dell Laptop, I tried to boot into 12.04 by connecting the USB 3.0 compatible external HDD to USB 3.0 port but it wouldn’t show the grub (v2.00-7ubuntu11) boot screen. A rather silly workaround helped, however. I connected it first to a USB 2.0 port so that the grub screen loaded. Then, I disconnected the HDD and reconnected it to USB 3.0 port and voila. I don’t know if it’s the BIOS or grub (or both?) but this is what I’m going to do from now on. icon smile Booting Ubuntu 12.04 from external disk connected to USB 3.0

[SOLVED] Failed installing Samsung Mobile MTP Device Error code 10: This device cannot start

While trying to connect Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on Windows 7 64bit PC with Kies installed, the device driver installation failed and it showed “The device cannot start” in Device Manager. While searching for a fix, I found a XDA developer forum post offering a solution for this issue however, the fix didn’t work but thanks to the thread, I finally managed to get it working. I’m sorry but I don’t know how it works and why it works and the procedure involves editing registry so proceed with caution. Having said that, here is what you can do to get it to work.

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[HOWTO] Install GPaste clipboard manager in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot (Gnome-Shell)

I am a programmer and I can’t do without a clipboard manager. If you have never used a clipboard manager before, you don’t know what a great tool you are missing. GPaste is an excellent clipboard tool for Gnome-Shell, however it is neither available in Ubuntu repository, nor in any PPA (as of now). Here is how you can compile it. Open up the terminal and get going.

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[HOWTO] Install Gnome-Shell (Gnome 3) in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot on my laptop. I had been using Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal on it and since I use this PC for work, I was reluctant in installing Gnome-Shell from PPA. But since Gnome-Shell is available in official repositories, I decided to give it a go. To install, just open Ubuntu Software Center, search for Gnome-Shell and click “Install”. After installation is complete, log out and when logging back in, select Gnome (see screenshot below).
login select Gnome Shell [HOWTO] Install Gnome Shell (Gnome 3) in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot