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This is one the most common question asked by newbie: “How do I get (download) and install the 3D accelerated nVidia drivers for Linux system? I am using Fedora/Redhat/Gentoo/(Your distro) Linux…” Well, nVidia drivers are not included in default kernel as they are not open source drivers. nv driver only provide 2d support. Step # […]

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It is true that connections to remote X Window servers should be always made over SSH. SSH supports X windows connections. So my task was allow X over ssh but block unprivileged X windows mangers TCP ports. The first running server (or display) use TCP port 6000. Next server will use 6001 and so on […]

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Yesterday I messed up badly with GNOME configuration. My R & D result into an error on the first console that read as follows: INIT: Id respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes LOL :D GNOME was broken badly. Screen was just flicked several times. To fix this problem: a) Reboot Fedora Core Linux box […]

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fc-list is a quick and handy command to lists fonts and styles available on the system for applications using fontconfig. You can use fc-list to find out whether particular language font is installed or not. To list all font faces: $ fc-list To lists font faces that cover Hindi language: $ fc-list :lang=hi Output: Samanata:style=Regular […]

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xorgconfig is an interactive command for generating an xorg.conf file for use with Xorg X servers.

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My friend is new to Linux, everything was fine until he made some changes to X, which result into this problem. Now whenever he types command startx to start X he get a blank screen. Finally, he contacted me me via yahoo and asked me to get rid rid of this problem. Step # 1: […]

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Generally, I need to switch my Gnome screen size to 800×600 to watch TV via TV-Tunner card as my card supports max 800×600 resolution. For rest of my work I prefer to use 1024×768 pixels. You can create a shortcuts on the desktop to resize screen quickly:

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