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  1. [all variants] Re: Creative Recon3D + Sound Blaster Z (CA0132) Support

    I wanted to report that I *finally* got this card working with 64-bit Linux. However, like 32-bit Linux only the front panel header works. There is a missing firmware file, ctefx.bin, that I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Enabling KSM in Ubuntu 15.04

    The machine isn't locking up when it wakes from sleep. It's locking up when the *display* wakes up. Still trying to find the right setting to disable that.

    Thanks for the tuning article. Switching...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Enabling KSM in Ubuntu 15.04

    It's a help desk job. If the phone's not ringing, I'm not working. I'm sure my employer would prefer I educate myself in IT, rather than surfing or watching movies, like most of my co-workers do at...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Enabling KSM in Ubuntu 15.04

    I considered that option, but the problem is the only internet access I have at work is a tethered, metered personal cell phone. Running all those remote desktops would blow through my data cap in no...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Enabling KSM in Ubuntu 15.04

    Unfortunately, this has to be a mobile solution. I work 12 hours shifts Saturday and Sunday, and half my day is spent twiddling my thumbs. A mobile VM lab is the best way for me to study when I'm not...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Enabling KSM in Ubuntu 15.04

    The i5-2520m does better than I thought it would, but trying to start 4 VMs at once causes the system to stutter pretty heavily. But they all do boot up after a short while and function normally. I'm...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Enabling KSM in Ubuntu 15.04

    Thanks for the reply. The idea is to have 3-4 Windows Server 2012 R2 servers running (some Core), along with 1 or 2 Win8.1 Enterprise 32-bit guests. Each server VM has ~1.5GB committed to it, and...
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    [ubuntu] Enabling KSM in Ubuntu 15.04

    Right now I'm using Virtualbox for testing and educational purposes, and am running up against a resource issue, namely RAM. I'm hoping that Kernel Samepage Merge/Kernel Shared Memory would resolve...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Why is running apt-get update periodically necessary?

    Took a look at the logs, which were already rotated to compressed files. The closest thing I can find to an error is the following two lines in term.log:

    Unknown media type in type...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Why is running apt-get update periodically necessary?

    I see the notification from Update Manager in the taskbar/dock, click on it, then press the button to install all updates, authenticate, download begins, then I get an error. Sorry, but I didn't grab...
  11. Re: Improving WINE performance - AMD Firepro M6100/Saturn XT

    Sorry for the late reply, but for some reason I didn't get a notification. Yes, I've tried setting the PCI device/vendor IDs and manually forcing the VRAM setting. My video adapter is still detected...
  12. Re: Improving WINE performance - AMD Firepro M6100/Saturn XT

    Sorry for the late reply, but for some reason I didn't get a notification. Yes, I've tried setting the PCI device/vendor IDs and manually forcing the VRAM setting. My video adapter is still detected...
  13. [ubuntu] Why is running apt-get update periodically necessary?

    Stupid question time...fairly often the automatic updater fails, and I find myself having to run "sudo apt-get update" to fix the problem. What does this command do, why is it necessary periodically,...
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    [ubuntu] Supported Expresscard sound cards

    I have a laptop with Ubuntu 15.04 connected to a Soundblaster X-Fi USB 5.1. Although the volume knob doesn't work under Linux, it sounds great. The problem is it's a hassle to deal with the external...
  15. Improving WINE performance - AMD Firepro M6100/Saturn XT

    When running games under WINE, my Firepro M6100 is generally recognized as a Radeon 5600 Series. This seriously limits performance, and makes games such as Skyrim generally unpleasant to play. I'm...
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    Sticky: [SOLVED] Re: Laptop COMPATIBILITY List.

    Ubuntu 15.04
    Dell
    Precision M6600

    My model was retrofitted with an AMD FirePro M6100 instead of the stock M8900. Open source driver worked with Kubuntu 15.04, but fglrx caused a conflict with...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Removing GRUB MBR without Win7 DVD

    Installing Syslinux to sda was suggested in the article I mentioned in my first post. However, the Syslinux MBR seems unable to boot Win7 for some reason. When I attempt to boot Windows 7 with that...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Removing GRUB MBR without Win7 DVD

    As requested, here's the pastebin URL.

    http://paste.ubuntu.com/11771558/

    Hmm, would
    sudo dd if=/dev/sdb of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1 do the trick?
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    [ubuntu] Removing GRUB MBR without Win7 DVD

    I started with a dual boot laptop that could boot into Win7 or Win8. I then bought a mSATA card to install Ubuntu on. In the process of installing Ubuntu, I didn't pay attention and installed GRUB to...
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    [kubuntu] Re: fgrlx and sddm problems

    The fix in this case was to move to Ubuntu and remove all traces of sddm. Really unfortunate, since I was enjoying the new DE. I couldn't get KDE to coexist with another display manager, so I had to...
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    [kubuntu] fgrlx and sddm problems

    I'm trying to get Kubuntu 15.04 working satisfactorily on my laptop, and am running into numerous issues with graphics drivers. For whatever reason, the OpenGL performance of the open source driver...
  22. [SOLVED] Re: Video tearing with Nvidia driver/Kubuntu 15.04

    This seems to have done the trick!

    export KWIN_TRIPLE_BUFFER=1

    After testing for a few days, I can confirm that I no longer see tearing in video playback or desktop effect. There appears to be...
  23. [SOLVED] Re: Video tearing with Nvidia driver/Kubuntu 15.04

    No joy. Even though I duplicated those settings to a T, I still get bad tearing in videos. Odd thing is if I mess around with different settings for a while, the problem will go away. However, as...
  24. [SOLVED] Re: Video tearing with Nvidia driver/Kubuntu 15.04

    OK, I'll reload Kubuntu and try that option. Any other suggestions?
  25. [SOLVED] Video tearing with Nvidia driver/Kubuntu 15.04

    I have an NVidia GTX 670. In the past (ie, with previous versions of Ubuntu and Mint) I've had an aneurysm inducing problem with tearing, both in video playback and with desktop effects. In the past,...
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