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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. YaST Power Management - Control Your CPU Energy Usage How To & FAQ

    by , 18-Jun-2011 at 07:53 (James' openSUSE Bash Scripting (and other things) Blog - Your Comments are Welcome!)
    In openSUSE 11.4, the control of your CPU energy usage has been moved to the YaST Power Management module. This How To and FAQ Tells you how to install and enable this CPU control module.

    With openSUSE 13.1, this function has been removed from YaST and is no longer selectable as outlined in this blog.

    To begin, you must start the YaST Control Center and enter the root user password as normal. Then, proceed to:

    YaST / Software / Software Management ...

    Updated 11-Nov-2013 at 06:44 by jdmcdaniel3

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  4. Compare Different Video Cards (GPU's) & CPU's before you buy - Web Site Links

    by , 18-Jun-2011 at 06:56 (James' openSUSE Bash Scripting (and other things) Blog - Your Comments are Welcome!)
    Video Card Comparison:

    I have found a really neat place were you can Compare Different Video Card GPU's before you buy - A Web Site Link. It can be used to compare older nVIDIA video cards to new ones, compare AMD video cards to NVIDIA and on and on. There is an extensive library that places existing specifications of one video card up against another. I have just never seen such a resource before. If you ever thought about buying a new video card and wondered what that might mean, ...

    Updated 26-Mar-2013 at 17:56 by jdmcdaniel3

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  5. want to retain your uptime record?

    Quote Originally Posted by ken_yap View Post
    Package updates left you with too many processes using old files as shown by zypper ps that it's easier to reboot instead of restarting the processes, but you are nostalgic about your long uptime record? Here's how to preserve your uptime.

    Log out of the desktop. Go to a virtual console and become root, then:

    Code:
    telinit s
    This changes the runlevel to single user. It will prompt you for the root password to login, then:

    Code:
    telinit 5
    ...
    Tags: restart, uptime
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