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  1. GNU/Linux and openSUSE power management regressions

    by , 02-Jul-2011 at 02:15 (oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE)
    There are tidbits elsewhere in openSUSE forums on this possible Power Management regression topic, plus a number of articles on the Phornoix web site, and after a recommendation to do so, I thought I would start a blog entry on the GNU/Linux Power Management regressions impacting openSUSE, and some work arounds ( ! ).

    Originally, my posts on this topic was in an openSUSE forum thread here: Possible Power Management regressions in recent Linux kernels ?

    In that I noted ...
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  2. MMCHECK - Version 2.45 - Check Your Multimedia in 16 Steps - Bash Script File

    by , 28-Jun-2011 at 18:12 (James' openSUSE Bash Scripting (and other things) Blog - Your Comments are Welcome!)
    I have updated mmcheck to version 2.45 for use with openSUSE 12.1 & 12.2, added in checks for the all new mplayer files and for the changes made in Packman.



    Before using mmcheck, always consult the following thread for the proper way to setup your multimedia in openSUSE.

    Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide

    The newest version of mmcheck is too large to be ...

    Updated 26-Mar-2013 at 18:21 by jdmcdaniel3

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  3. Switch between English (US) and Thai Keyboard in LXDE

    by , 26-Jun-2011 at 16:23 (oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE)
    I installed 32-bit openSUSE-11.4 LXDE desktop, with Tumbleweed, on an old laptop computer, that my wife uses a lot. My wife, being a Thai national, wanted to switch between English and Thai keyboards, so I set out to implement this in LXDE.

    This is an old laptop (Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo 7400M with an Intel Pentium M 1400 Mhz CPU), too slow for Windows7 and Windows XP is no longer supported. So GNU/Linux is the only remaining Operating System option for continued support. I chose LXDE ...
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  4. Pondering the Requirements for a tablet ?

    by , 19-Jun-2011 at 02:28 (oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE)
    This blog issue reflects some of my thoughts about the requirements for a tablet.

    What use is a tablet ?

    As I noted previous, my wife suggested I start playing with her iPod to get a better handle as to what I might want to use a tablet for. Clearly due to both keyboard and also application functionality and file standard compatibility reasons, a Tablet would not serve to replace an Office nor a fully fledged laptop PC for the sort of office work that I do.
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    Updated 21-Jun-2011 at 04:45 by oldcpu

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  5. Installing the nVIDIA Video Driver the Hard Way

    by , 18-Jun-2011 at 12:03 (James' openSUSE Bash Scripting (and other things) Blog - Your Comments are Welcome!)
    If you have an nVIDIA video card, do you have 3D support enabled? If you look into the "My Computer" icon, what does the display info say there? Here is a look at mine:

    Code:
                Display Info
    
       Vendor:  nVidia Corporation
        Model:  GK104 [GeForce GTX 660 Ti]
    2D driver:  nvidia
    3D driver:  NVIDIA 331.20
    I always install the nVIDIA driver the Hard Way, which is not very hard using the most recent driver and I always run the ...

    Updated 09-Nov-2013 at 08:27 by jdmcdaniel3

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