Trigger onChange Event in IE for radio buttons and check boxes

onChage event in IE doesn’t get triggered until the onBlur event is fired up. This can be easily fixed with the next code:

if ($.browser.msie) {  
  $(function() {  
    $('input:radio, input:checkbox').click(function() {  
      this.blur();  
      this.focus();  
    });  
  });  
}

This code will fire up both events (blur and focus) to each radio button and check box.

This workaround was taken from here

Install Firefox 14 in Debian

We need to enable the Ubuntuzilla Project repository for the latest Mozilla Firefox/Thunderbird/SeaMonkey build.

Add to our /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/ubuntuzilla/mozilla/apt all main

Then we need to add the GPG key:

apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com C1289A29

Then:

#apt-get update
#apt-get remove iceweasel ; apt-get install firefox-mozilla-build

This will remove Iceweasel and install the latest Firefox build.

Hope this works for you 🙂

Asus G74SX-DH71 Keyboard lights Function Keys in KDE (Debian and Fedora)

I was trying for a while to make my Function Keys (volume, keyboard lights, etc) work in KDE 4.x, and I was finely able to do it with a *funny* workaround. It turns out that the Fn keys works just fine in Gnome, so I dig a little bit and found that the responsible of making this work is a small daemon called gnome-settings-daemon… So it’s just a matter of starting up this daemon in KDE and that’s it.

So, for doing that I just needed to add the next bash file:

$vi ~/.kde/Autostart/gnome-settings-daemon.sh

and add this line:

For Debian:

gnome-settings-daemon

For Fedora:

/usr/libexec/gnome-settings-daemon

we save the file and then add exec permissions

$chmod u+x ~/.kde/Autostart/gnome-settings-daemon.sh

Now you need to logout and login again and that’s it.

For getting the screen brightness function keys working properly, we need to edit our xorg.conf file:

#vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Under the section “Device” we need to add:

Option "RegistryDwords" "EnableBrightnessControl=1"

So, at the end, our “Device” section should look similar to:

Section "Device"                                                                                                                     
    Identifier  "Video Card"                                                                                                         
    Driver      "nvidia"                                                                                                             
    Option "RegistryDwords" "EnableBrightnessControl=1"                                                                              
EndSection

You need to reboot in order to get this working.

Hope that works for you. 🙂

Fedora 16 brightness issue in Acer Aspire 4750

I recently bought an Acer Aspire 4750, it’s a cool laptop, the only thing I regret it’s the screen resolution, I’m used to a Full HD Monitor, since I have one at work and in my desktop (still use it)… but, this is not about that.. it’s about a brightness issue in my laptop, since I can’t use the FN key + left and right arrow to lower or upper the brightness out of the box in Fedora 16.

This is the solution:

Edit /etc/grub2.cfg (you obviously need to be root to do so) and at the line that starts with “linux /vmlinuz-…” add this at the end:

"acpi_backlight=vendor acpi_osi=linux" (without the quotes, of course)

If you don’t know how to do this:

vi /boot/grub/grub.conf

So for example your first Fedora block should become:

menuentry 'Fedora (3.2.6-3.fc16.x86_64)' --class fedora --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
	load_video
	set gfxpayload=keep
	insmod gzio
	insmod part_msdos
	insmod ext2
	set root='(hd0,msdos2)'
	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 8172b21b-d5f0-44b2-a899-d6c5d91d9311
	echo 'Loading Fedora (3.2.6-3.fc16.x86_64)'
	linux	/vmlinuz-3.2.6-3.fc16.x86_64 root=/dev/mapper/vg_wportalaptop-lv_root ro rd.md=0 rd.dm=0 rd.lvm.lv=vg_wportalaptop/lv_swap rd.lvm.lv=vg_wportalaptop/lv_root quiet SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 rhgb rd.luks=0 LANG=es_ES.UTF-8  KEYTABLE=es acpi_backlight=vendor acpi_osi=linux
	echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
	initrd /initramfs-3.2.6-3.fc16.x86_64.img
}

You may want to try this with the first block in your grub2.conf, so if something goes wrong you can always boot with an old kernel and fix it.

Hope it works for you..

Enjoy..