Ubuntu torrents lost after transmission update

I just updated ubuntu from hardy heron to intrepid ipex. I experienced a loss of all torrents of transmission because of its update from 1.06 to 1.34. To finish active torrents

  1. Remove the current transmission (but NOT “completely”) (Synaptic)
  2. Uncheck all repositories (Synaptic)
  3. Download the following hardy version from http://packages.ubuntu.com
    • transmission
    • transmission-common
    • transmission-cli
    • transmission-gtk
  4. Install them (they will complain about the wrong order)
  5. Lock the version (Synaptic)
  6. Check all previous repositories

When you completed all active downloads just unlock transmission with synaptics and update.

nvidia flickering compiz

If you experience screen flickering at random times you can try adding

options nvidia_new NVreg_Mobile=1 NVreg_RegistryDwords=”PerfLevelSrc=0x2222″

(for copy&paste check the “)
to /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-kernel-nkc (Ubuntu) in order to fix some timer problems between the driver and compiz-fusion.

It took me a long time to finally see this solution here:


kernel option

There is a tiny kernel option, which has a big performance impact – especially when it’s configured wrong ^^.

Processor type and features

  • Timer frequency (should be set to 1000hz on a desktop system!!!)

(It is NOT a good idea thinking “Oh, what’s good for a server is fine for my desktop!” )

tvtime radeon ati not working

try changing the device section of your xorg.conf

Section "Device"
Identifier   "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon 9200 SE (RV280)"
Driver      "fglrx"
Option          "VideoOverlay" "on"
Option          "OpenGLOverlay" "off"

to your /etc/X11/xorg.conf