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HOWTO: Compiling Intel Atom Poulsbo GMA 500 graphics driver on Debian

Purpose: Finally here is a step-by-step guide to get the Intel Poulsbo (PSB) GMA 500 graphics driver working under Debian testing/unstable. Over the last 3 months or so since I wrote an introductory post regarding this whole issue, I have got several emails and comments with a request to put up such a guide. Sorry […]

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 […]

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: Enable 3D Acceleration in Debian Lenny

Purpose: In this entry we will see how can we enable 3D acceleration for your graphics card/chipset in Debian Lenny (5.0). Sometime back I had written a similar post explaining how to enable 3D acceleration in Debian Etch (4.0).  In this one we will see how to do the same for Debian Lenny – the […]

HOWTO: Enabling 3D Acceleration in Debian Etch Linux

Purpose: This blog entry will explain: 1. How to enable 3D acceleration under Debian Linux and may be perhaps under any other Linux distribution. 2. How to test if 3D acceleration is actually working or not. Step 1: Find out if 3D acceleration is already enabled or not? Give the following command: # glxinfo | […]

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