Tag Archives: Linux

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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Proftpd user login rewrite

Ok, this is the first post. As I have already explained in the “About” page, I was dealing with systems running Webmin/Virtualmin. The old system was configured to use a username@domain format “for usernames that include domain”, while the new … Continue reading

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