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bio website glasstowerstudios.com/~scottj
location Burnsville, MN
age 31
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I am a developer committed to open source software.

I have worked for Mozilla, helping develop the Gecko Platform, the rendering engine behind Firefox, Thunderbird, Sunbird, and many other third-party products. I am also the lead software engineer for Lil Joe Bean and President of Glass Tower Studios, LLC.

I also volunteer my time to numerous projects, including the Crystal Space SDK, which is an open source game engine, and the Eridanus project, a game design project. I am very passionate about video games, especially with regards to high performance graphics and immersive environments.

When I'm not working or developing open source software, my major hobbies include martial arts, video games, sailing, and playing my violin. I hold the rank of 3rd Degree Black Belt, Green Sash in Wu Chi Chuu'an Kung Fu. I am also a certified level 2 ice hockey referee for USAHockey.


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comment Thinkpad W520 brightness modification requires suspend
I will retry installing the updates, though, and see if that helps.
Feb
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comment Thinkpad W520 brightness modification requires suspend
Yes, I know I am doing the nvidia driver a special way, but it's because I need to do it to get it working with the setup I have. :| Unfortunately, the nvidia driver that comes from apt doesn't work with my setup in the same way that the nvidia released drivers work.
Feb
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comment Thinkpad W520 brightness modification requires suspend
@gertvdijk: Yes, actually I have a dock system with multiple monitors. I have difficulty whenever the kernel is updated, since the custom nvidia driver needs to be recompiled and re-loaded. I don't have anything against updating, I just don't want to do it too frequently, since it's a pain to get everything working again.
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revised How do I type on the next line in the Terminal?
mispelling change along with a couple of other modifications
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comment Hard drive encryption boot screen resolution
By the way, I think what might be happening (speculation) is that, for some reason, the Ubuntu passphrase-entering screen is displaying at the resolution of the laptop screen. That's fine, when I'm on the laptop screen, but when I'm not (80% of the time), is there a way to get it to use an alternative mode?
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accepted Modprobe loads nvidia driver but xorg.conf has errors
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comment Modprobe loads nvidia driver but xorg.conf has errors
A quick note: I'm still going to give the answer to coteyr, since he helped me debug a few other things that were problematic. Moreover, I don't really like giving myself credit for something that was somewhat voodoo and random, anyway. :)
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answered Modprobe loads nvidia driver but xorg.conf has errors
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comment Modprobe loads nvidia driver but xorg.conf has errors
Is there a way to see if the xorg driver is a specific version?
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comment Modprobe loads nvidia driver but xorg.conf has errors
Those were the two packages that were uninstalled when I did apt-get remove nvidia-*: nvidia-settings and nvidia-experimental-304.