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Jun
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revised Is there a simple, safe way to trigger a GPU lockup on a susceptible computer?
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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?
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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
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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?
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28
answered Is there a simple, safe way to trigger a GPU lockup on a susceptible computer?
Jun
27
answered How do I make Update Manager stop opening automatically?
Jun
27
comment How do I make Update Manager stop opening automatically?
This makes it not update itself, but the GUI will still be popping up if anything else causes an update (e.g. like manually running apt-get update.)
Jun
27
comment How to make update manager stop nagging about a new release?
See also related question askubuntu.com/questions/82681/… for quelling the update notices in general, not only upgrades.
Jun
27
answered How to make update manager stop nagging about a new release?
Jun
27
comment How to stop (or start) update manager from startup
See also related question: askubuntu.com/questions/85226/…
Jun
27
revised How to stop (or start) update manager from startup
This question can cover both starting and stopping of this service
Jun
27
revised How to make update manager stop nagging about a new release?
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Jun
26
revised Force startx to run X in a specific resolution and refresh Rate
Updated title to be more specific since they're starting X in a non-standard (but still supported) way
Jun
26
answered “Sorry, Ubuntu 12.04 has experienced an internal error.”
Jun
26
comment Xorg Issues Ubuntu 12.04 - Freezing
There is, but this isn't the place to post it. There's a plethora of troubleshooting documents on how to solve X crash and GPU freeze issues.