Most modern laptops with intel processors after sandy bridge, comes with its own graphics card (or graphics memory). If you happen to purchase such laptop with discrete graphics card from AMD or Nvidia, your configuration becomes a hybrid graphics setup. Hybrid graphics cards have long and painful history under Linux. Therefore, if you don’t follow the usual channel (your operating system provided) of installing it, you might run into lots of problems because of inconsistencies between Xorg/mesa, graphics vendor drivers and the kernel. In this tutorial, I will talk about different approaches I take while installing the driver. This tutorial is valid for Elementary OS/Ubuntu and other ubuntu derivatives as well.
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Dictionary is one of the tools many people need on a computer, specially offline dictionary. In this tutorial, I will talk about such a software called Artha. According to its man page “Artha is cross-platform thesaurus based on WordNet“.
One of the software, I have been very fond of recently is minitube. It is a software that lets you watch youtube videos.
What makes minitube different from say a browser, is its ability to subscribe to channels without having to login. Also, it fetches metadata of new videos from your subscriptions, that you haven’t yet watched.
In this tutorial, I will try to explain how to install catalyst driver, fix switching problems (specially opengl part on intel cards) and some steam bugs. One reason to do this tutorial was because catalyst 13 series was not very good on my hardware in Ubuntu 13.04 or Mint 15. So, lets get started
If you buy a new laptop with Intel processors and AMD graphics cards, you by default run into this long running dual, hybrid graphics problem under Linux. This post is targeted towards new Linux users, who haven’t dealt with such kinds of problems before.
If you have ever installed Gentoo, this should be no news to you. However, new users who want to try out the distribution often hesitate, because of its complexity. In this tutorial, I will try to mention enough information (on their current distribution part), so the users wanting to try Gentoo can do so using the comfort of their existing distribution e.g Ubuntu (since that is what I have used in this tutorial).
In this tutorial, I am going to talk about samba and ufw services. If you limit your file share within a dedicated range of ip addresses in your local network, your files are generally secure (from outside access), and still able to share files.
Often, when you browse a torrent site for your favorite Linux distribution, you might ask the question, have I already downloaded this torrent or not? One way to find out is to actually go into your torrent directory and search (by the way, new nautilus is pretty good at searching), but it is always good to have a script (that uses find command) to do that.
The alias command is considered both good and bad. It can sometimes simplify long and complex commands, but on the other hand it can also be misused to hide commands everyone could learn otherwise.
Long time Linux users have been using alias for many commands and scripts. Even the operating system itself uses alias for certain commands e.g ll for ls -alF, la for ls -A and so on. However, this tutorial is not going to be about simplifying existing commands, rather it is going to be about aliasing your reddit subscriptions.