Monthly Archives: August 2010

Grub the hardware killer

The latest annoyance: if I stay in the GRUB boot menu for too long my notebook overheats and then shuts down to try to avoid damages. It happens ONLY in GRUB and only if I go from GRUB to a … Continue reading

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When innovation breaks things.

Ubuntu 10.04, Fedora 13 and other Linux distros embraced the latest graphic related innovation: KMS (kernel mode setting). KMS, with DRM and DRI/DRI2, should bring everyone a more pleasant desktop experience, allowing the kernel to switch resolution at boot, eliminating … Continue reading

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I just wanted some 3D acceleration within VMware…

I have just spent the past 5 hours fiddling with Ubuntu 10.04, ATI X1300 FOSS OpenGL drivers and VMware Player 3.1.0 build 261024. All I wanted was to launch a Windows XP SP3 VM, run the damn dxdiag and smile … Continue reading

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