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Dec
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answered Running linux over Windows
Dec
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comment Does my host graphics driver have any effect on a VirtualBox VM?
That is weird - mine is an integrated HD 3300, using fglrx. Have you built/installed fglrx-kernel modules? I'm on Debian, so I believe something like module-assistant for building kernel modules also exists on Ubuntu. The command is (after entering root shell with sudo -s) m-a update && m-a prepare ; m-a a-i fglrx, then reboot.
Dec
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Dec
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comment Does my host graphics driver have any effect on a VirtualBox VM?
my graphics card's (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650) performance on Ubuntu is not very good - actually, it is perfectly possible to make graphic card in Linux perform as good (or even better) as in Windows. However, that does involve a lot of time and some efforts. I was indeed surprised to see FF3/Win scroll some web-pages much slower than FF3/Linux on the same PC.
Dec
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answered Faulty hard-drive?
Nov
28
revised Does a graphics card use electricity if it's installed but not being used?
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Nov
28
answered Does a graphics card use electricity if it's installed but not being used?
Nov
27
comment Setting up a machine to use a key over SSH
Is your server a Windows machine? I cannot imagine another reason for Putty-generated key to work, and Linux-generated key not to work...
Nov
25
comment Accidental format of external hard drive (not started but gave s and now the disk doesn't mount)
OnTrack: ontrackdatarecovery.com/file-recovery-software
Nov
25
answered Accidental format of external hard drive (not started but gave s and now the disk doesn't mount)
Nov
23
comment How to determine maximal supported HDD size for an old motherboard?
true, didn't think about that :)
Nov
23
answered How to determine maximal supported HDD size for an old motherboard?
Nov
23
comment Why doesn't video run smoothly on my laptop anymore?
Did you update video drivers recently? If yes - try looking for the even newer 'fixed' version. Please check if a different video player (try mpc-hc.sourceforge.net Media Player Classic) also has these problems. I'd also ask if you had any codecs installed recently, but VLC uses internal codecs, so that shouldn't be a problem...
Nov
19
answered What is the maximum number of clicks per second a computer can process?
Nov
19
comment The bottlenecks of any computer, what to look for?
Ouch, webapps in lynx? Did you mean to say 'websites'? Also, I wonder if lynx does any disk-based caching - 3rpm HDD wouldn't be at all funny then.
Nov
19
comment The bottlenecks of any computer, what to look for?
I agree, that some specific uses/tasks will need very little HDD performance. But most day-to-day tasks are hampered by HDDs: OS loading/startup, archiving/extracting (unless using 7Z Ultra or similar), starting up any common applications (office/internet/media/games), compiling, copying/moving files between partitions or to/from external devices, navigating directories full of photos/videos in 'thumbnails' mode, ... I believe I could continue for a while. Even if you never have CPU use under 90%, you will still be very often limited by the HDD.
Nov
19
comment What other formats can i put word documents into? Please help!
I vote for PDF (e.g. OpenOffice by default has PDF export feature).
Nov
19
answered The bottlenecks of any computer, what to look for?
Nov
15
answered Why am I getting such slow transfer rate over wired LAN?
Nov
14
answered Why is downloading on my Mac seven times slower than on my PC?