January 2008

BringABox Saturday 12 January 2008


Usual Suspects


University of Surrey, Guildford


  • PackageKit, presentation by Richard Hughes
  • 3G USB BroadBand Dongle on ASUS GNU/Linux notebook


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Video Card Choices

From the mailing list, Jan 2008:

> Changing tone very briefly, is there a better video card manufacturer to 
> use when considering linux? 

A summary of open source graphics drivers:

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Magic Keystrokes

Do you get anything on the console at all? It might be worth leaving it on a text virtual console (rather than X) overnight, and if it's hung, then try and issue a few "Magic SysRq" combinations to see just how hard it's hung. You might need to enable these first, not sure if Debian and friends enable it by default - "sysctl -w kernel.sysrq=1" should do it.

To issue the keystrokes, hit "Alt-SysRq-<letter>" where the most important ones are as follows: