Imagine you don’t have a webcam. But you have a N900. Can you use the phone cameras instead? Yes you can!
Create a fake webcam in /dev/video1: http://askubuntu.com/a/54055/109018
Send images from the N900:
Now you can use your N900 webcam with any software (Google Hangout or whatever!)
I usually disable the touchpad in the BIOS, but I wanted to try it for “smooth scrolling” in Gedit 3. I found several issues:
* I want it to scroll in the whole surface, not just the right corner. For moving the mouse I have the trackpoint.
* The scrolling speed is way too fast.
This seems to fix it:
xinput set-int-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Edges" 32 0 0 0 0
xinput set-int-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Tap Action" 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
xinput set-int-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Edge Scrolling" 8 1 1 0
It works, but after testing it a bit, I ended up disabling it again. But I learnt something very interesting in the process: how to tune the trackpoint speed :).
Just add this to your /etc/rc.local and enjoy a faster trackpoint:
echo -n 150 > $TPDEV/speed
echo -n 200 > $TPDEV/sensitivity
Go to Preferences > Advanced > General > Config Editor and change a couple of settings:
mailnews.sendInBackground => true
mailnews.show_send_progress => false
Remember to restart thunderbird: if you don’t the emails will get stuck in the Outbox :).