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Fedora, Linux and Stuff :: Hardware

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LCD Monitor Recommendation

Monday, April 5th, 2010

I have been on a 3 year quest to dump my old Sony CRT monitor and replace it with an LCD monitor, but I keep getting sidetracked.
I am looking for suggestions (recommendations really) for a high end/quality LCD monitor.
Resolution must be 1920×1200 or higher (NOT 1080), and most likely 24in display.
It would be really nice […]

Default Xorg Resolution

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Recent versions of Linux and the Xorg X-Windows system have been engineered to require very little configuration settings to properly detect graphics options and display resolutions. In most cases graphics should “just work”.
The Xorg system stores all its configuration options in the file: xorg.conf. Many distributions including Fedora and CentOS keep this file […]

Command Line DVD Burning

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

When I built my server, I only used a CD-RW/DVD-ROM combination drive. Whenever I remotely downloaded a ISO using wget or bittorrent, I would have to copy the 2-4GB file(s) from my server to either my desktop or laptop. I finally caved, and bought a DVD-RW drive for my server (even though it […]

64-bit Linux

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

There was some discussion on the fedora-devel list about changing the default architecture for 32-bit Fedora. Which would mean that users running 32-bit Fedora with modern CPU’s will see some improvement, while older hardware will need to be supported by some secondary means or not at all.
There are some good points in the thread, […]

Hardware Changes and Failures

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

I am currently in the process of installing a new hard drive on my laptop. The 100GB was not enough. I have not had time to install Fedora on it.
I found out I have some hardware failure on my desktop. This is where I did majority of my testing.
I have not had […]

Fedora 9 Review

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

After spending a good deal of time configuring Fedora 9 I thought I would take this opportunity to provide my thoughts and feedback. The following is my Review of Fedora 9 (F9).
“Sulphur” smells only just a little.
Installation Media
The first thing I was happy to see was that the team finally decided to offer Fedora 9 […]

Local Server Hardware

Friday, March 14th, 2008

After identifying exactly what my local linux server requirements were, I decided to take a good look at my hardware options. From the start, I wanted to (1) save money, (2) save electricity/power and (3) minimize noise.
To address these issues, there were many decisions I made. First of all I did not need […]

Resuming USB after F7 ACPI Suspend

Monday, July 16th, 2007

As mentioned in my Fedora 7 Review, there were some ACPI regressions in functionality. The basic problem is as such: Before I hit ‘Suspend’ my mouse is working fine, however the mouse fails to activate after the computer is resumed.
To get the mouse to work again, I must run the following, after which the mouse […]