Linux laptop

I got lots of emails asking about Ubuntu Linux and hard disk issue. Does it really shorten hard disk life? Noop. Unfortunately, some news and blogs reported news wrongly. Ubuntu doesn’t touch your hard drive power management settings by default. In almost all cases, it’s more likely to be your BIOS or the firmware on […]

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mplayer is a movie player for Linux and other platforms. It plays most MPEG/VOB, AVI, ASF/WMA/WMV, RM, QT/MOV/MP4, Ogg/OGM, MKV, VIVO, FLI, NuppelVideo, yuv4mpeg, FILM and RoQ files, supported by many native and binary codecs. You can watch Video CD, SVCD, DVD, 3ivx, DivX 3/4/5 and even WMV movies, too. If you just need to […]

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USB devices are quite common these days. I’ve digital cam, Pen drive, external hard disk, mouse and other stuff. So how do I tell what hardware is connected via USB to my Linux desktop? lsusb is a utility for displaying information about USB buses in the system and the devices connected to them. To make […]

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Intel has created a new website dedicated to saving power with Linux on Intel hardware. From the site: Getting your computer to use the least amount of power can be problematic. This site provides information on reducing power usage, tips, and tricks for Intel-based computers running Linux. You can download use PowerTOP, which is a […]

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If you want to use the highest possible resolution on new Ubuntu Linux you need to apply a special patch called 915resolution. I’m using Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop with 15.4″ Wide Screen XGA TFT display (1280×800 res.) and my os is Ubuntu Linux 7.04. Some Intel integrated graphic cards, such as those in most laptops, […]

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