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Senior Open Source Developer at the Open Source Group of Samsung Research America


Oct
1
answered How do I change my monitor's resolution when using a KVM?
Oct
1
comment Why does the XFORCEVESA command throw me onto the command line?
What hardware and video drivers are you using? If you're using a kms-enabled driver, did you try disabling KMS?
Oct
1
comment What should I do when Ubuntu freezes?
Freezes on different drivers are debugged in different ways. For instance, -intel has a set of debugging tools you can install that allow you to capture GPU dumps. See wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Troubleshooting/Freeze for details.
Oct
1
comment What should I do when Ubuntu freezes?
Looking through the other commenters on this page, you can see suggestions all over the map. Freezes are an unfortunately common end result of a whole variety of different kinds of problems. They can be software, hardware, or a combination of the two. This is why it is extremely important that the original reporter provide as detailed and thorough a report as possible. This is also why two people both experiencing similar freezes really have to be treated as completely separate bugs, unless their HW and SW are exactly the same.
Oct
1
comment What should I do when Ubuntu freezes?
You should also consider your hardware and driver. Some drivers like -intel are more likely to have freeze bugs than other drivers like -ati. Hardware also can play a factor, such as if you put a high end ATI card into a box with a sketchy power supply. Bad RAM, buggy motherboards, overheating, power irregularities, etc. all can result in freezes.
Oct
1
comment What should I do when Ubuntu freezes?
Well, generally when I find myself using the word 'random' in describing a bug, I take that as a clue that I need to do a bit more to better characterize the bug. E.g., how often does it happen, are there any things that seem more likely to trigger it than others, if any other symptoms occur in conjunction, etc.
Aug
25
answered How to set up good video support on radeon 3850
Aug
25
comment How to set up good video support on radeon 3850
The xserver-xorg-video-ati driver is the one to use; -radeonhd is deprecated.
Aug
25
answered How do I use a second HDMI-connected monitor?
Aug
25
answered How do I configure touchscreen on my HP tx1000 laptop running xubuntu?
Aug
25
comment How to get more people involved in improving X.org for Ubuntu?
I've done two bug hug days for X so far. Hardly anyone showed up to do triaging, and we did not gain any new members from it.
Aug
25
comment How to get more people involved in improving X.org for Ubuntu?
A mentorship program is actually a really good idea. We've talked about some ideas around that, but the challenge so far has been finding people willing to give it a try.
Aug
25
comment How to get more people involved in improving X.org for Ubuntu?
Having a variety of graphics cards seems like it should be important but in my experience so far, it's useful but not critical. What I find most useful is having 2 computers - one for your regular daily use that's kept stable, and a second one you can break X, debug, ssh into, etc.
Aug
25
comment How to get more people involved in improving X.org for Ubuntu?
I agree with you about the pain of proprietary drivers from a developer perspective. But at the ubuntu distro level mostly we're interested in the packaging of the drivers, which is open source and could benefit from community involvement in improving it.
Aug
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Aug
21
comment How can I run Dwarf Fortress in text mode (ncurses) on my Linux VPS?
I got that symbol not found error, and installing lib32ncursesw5-dev and lib32ncursesw5 (I'm on 64-bit) solved it.
Aug
21
answered When will GNOME Shell be the default interface?