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INFO: State of Intel Poulsbo chipset’s GMA 500 graphics driver

Purpose: The primary purpose of this blog post is to introduce Linux graphics driver state for Intel’s Poulsbo (a.k.a US 15W) chipset, specifically for the GMA 500 graphics chip. In this blog post, we will see lot of resources where you can go and look for information regarding the driver status for your distribution (like […]

TIP: Disable GDM, KDM or XDM from starting up automatically

Here is a quick tip to disable your login manager like GDM, KDM or XDM from starting up automatically upon system boot. Many times you need to boot your Linux system just to a console based mode and ideally you would like to start the X server (Graphics/Login manager) only when you need it. Disable […]

HOWTO: Resolving XOrg’s X server startup error messages in Debian

Purpose: The idea of this post is to resolve XOrg’s X server startup error messages. Sometime back I had written a post which explained to get your X server to start successfully. However, in this post we are going to specifically focus on the error messages that X server throws out in the log file […]

HOWTO: Resolve X server video driver errors/crashes in Debian Linux

Purpose: In this blog post we will see how to resolve common X server issues like X server not starting, high resolution modes like 1024×768 are not supported, X server crashes, etc. in Debian Linux. Also we will see if you are not able use your native graphics driver in X, then how to use […]

TIP: How to check which video driver is your X server using?

If you need to find out which driver is being used by your X server in Linux, you can easily find that out by giving the following command: debian-:~# cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log Output X.Org XInput driver : 2.0 (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers// ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 2.0 ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 2.0 (II) […]

TIP: Resolving X mouse/touchpad freeze in Debian Squeeze

If you recently upgrade to Debian Squeeze from Debian Lenny and you notice that the X server crashes and you get following similar error messages in your /var/log/Xorg.0.log: Could not allocate video memory No screens found then follow the steps below to resolve the error. Step 1: Shutdown your X Hit Ctrl-Alt-F1. This will give […]

HOWTO: Display ‘X Windows’ programs on remote machines by forwarding ‘X’ connections through ssh

Purpose: Many times you may be in situation where you need to display/run your programs (typically ‘X Windows’ program) on  a remote machine from your host (or current) machine. Scenario: Let’s first set-up the scenario in order to better understand this example Machine 1  – is the machine on which you would like to display  […]

HOWTO: Take screenshots in Linux console and X Window System

Purpose: Every now and then, you will be find the need to take screenshots of your Linux system.  It can be either to post in a blog entry,  posting in forums and mailing list for debugging purpose, writing a tutorial, etc. This blog entry will show some methods on how to take screenshots in console, […]

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