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Gavin Lobo
Attended University of Ontario Institute of Technology
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Gavin Lobo

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I was wondering if anyone could help me out with function pointers. Essentially I need to be able to put a whole bunch of "class methods" into a container, and then call all the functions in the container.

Here's the general idea of what I would like to be able to do:
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Thanks +Denisss Novikov , I came across placeholders in my search, but couldn't figure out how to use them properly!
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What is the easiest way to install the latest Nvidia Drivers (331.38) on Linux Mint Cinnamon? I tried to install it using the .run file that i downloaded from Nvidia, but it was way too complicated to install properly, I had to disable random stuff, uninstall other drivers, and it ended up not working and messing up my entire system. I had to reinstall Mint. Now I have a frenshly installed system. Hopefully someone can help.

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nvidia is seperate from the main packages... just get things from the main site and enjoy things.
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I recently bought a LED tv and would like to use my laptop as a media center (with XBMC). I got XBMC set up nicely and all my media is working great. It is kind of annoying switch monitors/resolutions everytime because my laptop (currently running ubuntu 13.10 but will switch to mint) will switch displays back to the laptop screen if the tv is turned off and the resolution will get all messed up.

What I would like is a command line argument that will switch the display to the HDMI port (disabling the laptop screen) and change the resolution to 1920x1080. That way I can just put it in a script and call it by hotkey or from my phone. Anyone know of a command that can do that?

Also, Is there a command line argument that will allow me to do change the audio from laptop speakers to HDMI?

I have a Sony Vaio PCG-7173L in case that is relevant.
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obviously if you turn off the TV then the laptop display will take over...without power the TV will not display anything...
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Does anyone here use a tablet+stylus to make math notes? I go through a lot of paper when I'm doing math work, and I was thinking of getting a tablet to keep my notes digitized. Anyone have any experience with this? I'd like a tablet/stylus that has good resolution so I can make handwritten digital notes. (This is for handwritten only, I do not want to use an app that has an equation editor or something of that nature)
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Thanks for all the info everyone. I'll look into the galaxy note and the Nexus10-2 when it comes out and see what they are like. I guess the best thing to do is have a trial run at best buy. But I'm glad to know that the Note has good performance! Although slightly sad because I love Nexus!
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Is there a way to enable SLI on linux mint? The nvidia X server settings doesn't seem to have an option for SLI.  I have nvidia cards ( GTX 280). I installed the Nvidia-310 driver through the driver manager. 
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The highest drivers I saw that mention SLI is current (304).
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Anyone know of a good home network router? Things that I'm looking for:

- at least 4 ethernet ports with 1000+ Mpbs wired data transfer
- good web interface with many features
- bandwidth shaping if possible
- Wireless capabilities as well, wireless-ac not necessary, but good to have if not too expensive.
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"I don't mind paying a bit more for good quality"...

Who are you, and what did you do to Gavin??!?
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I'm not sure if this is a Mint problem, or a GTK problem or a Linux issue in general, but why is the user interface so studdery in Cinnamon. I just booted into Windows yesterday for the first time in a few months and I was blown away by how smooth and fluid like the interface was in windows 7. Windows move, resize, minimize,maximize and close so smoothly.  I guess I was used to seeing Cinnamon run at what feels like 10 fps that when I switched t windows, the difference was dramatic.

I play games (Minecraft, Forced) on Linux and they are fine, I don't see any issues in performance, it's just the UI. The parts that are the slowest I find are moving, resizing, opening and closing windows. If I switch workspaces, the animation is nice and smooth.

I have all my graphics drivers up to date, I'm using the latest ones from Nvidia. I have 2 GTX280s.

Should I try a different DE? I'm thinking KDE, last time I tried Kubuntu I was pretty impressed with it.
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Well I just installed Mint KDE on another partition. It's WAY smoother. Looks like I'm sticking with KDE for now.
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I just thought of an idea for a Linux mint feature. I'm not sure how I would go about suggesting it to the actual mint team, but I thought I'd post it here to see what the community thinks of it first.

How about HTML5 powered desktop backgrounds like the way MDM does?
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I posted on the mint suggestion forums, I got a reply from someone saying that Clem is planning on adding that in eventually. So that's exciting!
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Does anyone here use their Nexus 10 with a stylus to hand write? I'm thinking of getting a tablet to replace the vasts amounts of paper I go through because of all the math stuff that I write.  I know the N10 has a very high resolution display, is the touch resolution just as good to be to use a stylus to handwrite math equations?
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Well, it may not be available in stores yet, but you could try the Galaxy Note 3 which I heard is runing the same software in a smaller screen (sounds odd, saying that about a Galaxy Note!) and should be available today... And yes, you should definitely try it before buying it especially if you have high standards regarding touch-y features  :-)
Now I have to buy a Nexus 5 to save my soul...  
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YAY You have a G+ Community!
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  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology
    Master of Science - Mathematical Modelling and Computational Science, 2009 - 2011
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology
    Bachelor of Education, 2008 - 2009
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
    Bachelor of Science - Physics, Math, Computer Science, 2003 - 2008
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