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Selecting from multiple X configurations (layouts) automatically at GDM startup or at boot

I’m trying to use different configurations on my laptop : standard linux kernel with proprietary nvidia driver and Xen to allow developping/testing in a hosted dom-U Debian distro, in which case I switch back to the libre nv driver When … Continue reading

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TwinView on NVidia video card : 2 displays for my laptop

I configured the nvidia (proprietary, shame, shame) driver on my Dell Latitude D820 laptop so that my video card can display on 2 physical screens at the same time (ideal for beamer overhead display in conferences, or with a spare … Continue reading

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Picoforge succesfully installed on etch virtual machine in xen

It’s no surprise, but PicoForge can be installed on a Debian etch system running inside a xen domU. This will allow me to hack on picoforge on my laptop, without breaking the system. Picoforge requires lots of stuff installed and … Continue reading

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Suspend working at last on my Dell Latitude D505 with Debian etch

I’m glad to have suspend (with hibernate + swsusp, i.e. nothing patched) working on my Dell Latitude D505 equipped with Debian etch. There are still some issues due to buggy BIOS, but more or less, it’s usable. More details on … Continue reading

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