1. I installed xubuntu on the 10gb partition of ssd (expresscache). I use windows as well, mostly because of the lack of three finger support and suspend, as of now. I haven’t felt any performance decrease (windows) by the absence of expresscache.
2. The overheating and battery issue exists originally because of bad default kernel options.
Heating can be fixed by enabling active state power management and battery issue can be solved by the specific i915 options from http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag…15_power&num=1
In short, what @sacapeao did –
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”pcie_aspm=force i915.i915_enable_rc6=1 i915.i915_enable_fbc=1 i915.lvds_downclock=1″
use the following script. It exports the dbus session and then runs the apps. Simply use: ed.sh <command> or if you have already used a long command and failed: use the trick “ed.sh !!” (!! replicates the last command).
If you simply install p7zip-full, it fails to unrar rar archive saying “Unsupported Method” and “Sub items Errors: 1”.
To get rid of it, install the p7zip-rar which adds the codec Rar29.so required for the same. Its available in the repos. I don’t know why they have not included it in the full version, probably its non-free.
Some of you might be wondering how to share a google chrome profile between a windows and a linux operating system. Copying or creating a symbolic link doesn’t seem to work as the extensions go haywire. The reason is the use of “\\” in the profiles created in windows. Use the following command to change the path names in the Preferences file to use a ‘/’ instead of ‘\\’.
sed -i ‘s/\\\\/\//g’ ~/.config/google-chrome/Default/Preferencesas
Happy chroming! Its still the fastest starting browser.