3,286 reputation
1038
bio website bryceharrington.org
location Portland, OR
age 43
visits member for 4 years
seen 22 hours ago

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


Jun
29
comment How can I turn my desktop Ubuntu 8.04 into a command line only install?
Right, removing ubuntu-desktop is insufficient. The other list of packages would probably work better.
Jun
29
comment How can I turn my desktop Ubuntu 8.04 into a command line only install?
-1 That may remove too much. I tested running it and it wanted to also get rid of apache, emacs, and other stuff you probably want on a server.
Jun
29
answered Why won't this bash script to drop caches work?
Jun
29
answered How to set up multiple GPUs (12.04)?
Jun
29
comment How to set up multiple GPUs (12.04)?
No, the OP is asking how to set up two cards not two monitors. The above advice is correct but not answering the right question.
Jun
29
answered Users and Groups No Save Button
Jun
29
comment How can I fix broken i915 drivers for Intel GPUs?
Good point; answer updated.
Jun
29
revised How can I fix broken i915 drivers for Intel GPUs?
added 2 characters in body
Jun
28
answered My ati Radeon X1200 graphic card is not installed how do i install it
Jun
28
answered How can I fix broken i915 drivers for Intel GPUs?
Jun
28
comment Force startx to run X in a specific resolution and refresh Rate
Yep, will hold true with a live CD too. pastebinit will post the log to a website and give you a URL you can paste in here for people to look at.
Jun
28
revised Is there a simple, safe way to trigger a GPU lockup on a susceptible computer?
added 247 characters in body
Jun
28
comment Is there a simple, safe way to trigger a GPU lockup on a susceptible computer?
Both wmctrl and glxgears can be run as the logged in user. A few of the scripts do need to be run as root, but those are special cases.
Jun
28
comment Is there a simple, safe way to trigger a GPU lockup on a susceptible computer?
As to your third set of questions. Yes having the scripts test for what they need has been on my TODO list. if...else blocks are certainly a good starting point. Ultimately I'd like to be able to let users run the scripts from a GUI, so would like them to "communicate" their requirements back to the GUI so it can grey them out if the user doesn't have the requirements. But I'm a long way from being able to do that, so just simple checks for the command line is the right place to start.
Jun
28
revised Is there a simple, safe way to trigger a GPU lockup on a susceptible computer?
added 1265 characters in body
Jun
28
comment Is there a simple, safe way to trigger a GPU lockup on a susceptible computer?
Sure, no prob, I'll update my answer to cover those points.
Jun
28
awarded  Altruist
Jun
28
comment Force startx to run X in a specific resolution and refresh Rate
For getting the Xorg.0.log, you mention you mostly use it from the terminal? So run startx one time and then cancel/kill it. Then from the terminal do 'sudo apt-get install pastebinit; pastebinit /var/log/Xorg.0.log'.
Jun
28
comment Force startx to run X in a specific resolution and refresh Rate
I think just appending the line 'xrandr --output VGA1 --mode 1024x768_60' into ~/.xinitrc ought to do it.
Jun
28
revised Is there a simple, safe way to trigger a GPU lockup on a susceptible computer?
added 877 characters in body