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Open source consultant, ASCII art specialist.


Sep
7
comment How do I adjust display contrast and brightness in Ubuntu?
My Dell 13z laptop won't allow me to increase the brightness when in a Linux distro. Ubuntu is convinced that it's already at maximum brightness. I can however change it (using the Fn key combo) while BIOS is loading, so at least I don't need to boot into Windows to do it.
Aug
28
comment How do I configure xdmx on my Ubuntu machines?
I mean the Distributed Multihead X Project :)
Aug
27
comment How do I configure xdmx on my Ubuntu machines?
Unfortunately, GDM has been rewritten and Ubuntu 10.04 has the new version. gdmsetup has been stripped down and no longer has the functionality you describe. There isn't a suitable GUI replacement yet as far as I can tell.
Aug
1
comment VirtualBox snapshots
That is what I meant by "the state of the os and software". But you're right, the way you explain it is more accurate, thanks for clarifying.
Jul
31
comment Troubleshooting new computer: shuts down instantly
To continue on the last thing I said: Try it with only the cpu, cpu fan and a stick of ram, see if the machine stays on at least. If it does, you can add parts from there. If it doesn't, it's possible that the power supply or motherboard is faulty.
Jul
31
comment Troubleshooting new computer: shuts down instantly
When you hear beeps or see a series of leds freaking out, you can consult your motherboard manual to find out what POST is trying to tell you. If it doesn't even come to that, like in your case, there are some other things you can try. The article I linked names some, like making sure all fans are spinning properly, or seeing if the machine stays on if only the necessary stuff is plugged in.
Jul
31
comment Any program can record your singing or humming, and then create the musical notes of what you sing?
That has to be the cheesiest commercial ever made
Jul
27
comment my 5 year old laptop has to go to the HDD to do any work
That temperature is a bit on the high side, but nothing to be worried about, probably the result of dust accumulating in your fan over the years. Speccy itself gives you a bottom line of all the data it gathers. If it says your drive's status is good, there's nothing to worry about yet.