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How to Fix: Ubuntu 12.10 Graphics Unknown


Recently installed Ubuntu 12.10, as my Windows 8 Consumer Preview (CP) Build 8250 expired. When it expires, Microsoft makes it so that every 1 to 2 hours your computer will restart. Basically, it’s a timebomb so that users don’t have a free operating system.

Having tried Ubuntu in the past, I thought it would be a great time to do so again. The two common versions right now are the long term support release: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS (Precise Pangolin)…and Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal).

Naturally, being the “eager beaver” that I am, I went with the newer version. The amd64 (64-bit / x64) build rather than the i386 (32-bit / x86 ) build.

On my Desktop computer, which is an Q6600 Intel Quad Core Processor with a NVIDIA 8800GT graphics card, everything went smoothly. It installed well, and it booted up well.

The only caveat I had was that when I went to the “About this Computer” screen, it showed my graphics card as being “Unknown”.

This obviously bugged the crap out of me. Why would such a common card be labeled unknown? Perhaps because of this, my the “Graphics Experience” was set to “Standard”.

How to Remove Ubuntu Netbook Remix Without Windows CD and Restore Windows MBR


I ran across the issue the other day with my netbook. I wanted to remove Ubuntu Netbook Remix, but deleting the Linux partition would cause GRUB, the bootloader, to cause errors. GRUB is usually removed by using a Windows Operating System Install CD and running commands through a special prompt. However, since netbooks don’t have CD drives, this was an issue. Sure, I could have done something through a USB flash drive or even through a USB external DVD/CD drive, but no, I found an even easier way to do it. You can restore your MBR without any devices needed and you don’t even have to restart your computer. I added this information to the Review: Ubuntu Netbook Remix, as well as informaton on how to delete the Linux partition on a dual boot Windows-Linux environment. Hope it helps!

Hacking WEP Wireless Keys Via Backtrack Video


Hacking WEP is as easy as eating a piece of banana cream pie with chopsticks (it’s easier than it sounds). There are multiple methods of doing such, especially depending on who makes your wireless card (Atheros chipsets allow for additional, faster methods, as well as some other chipsets). The most common way, which is done via a Backtrack live disk or USB in conjunction with Aircrack, can be seen step-by-step in the following video.

Ubuntu That Looks Like Windows XP


This is really cool in my opinion since Windows XP is my favorite Windows OS. Ylmf OS, an operating system based on Ubuntu, has been designed to look very similar to Windows XP. It is only in Chinese currently, but that will hopefully change some day.

Ubuntu Windows XP

Linux Symposium Presentations


The Linux Symposium presentations are available in PDF form Here. This PDF is very informative and not a light read, being 340 pages long. It is packed with information on loads of different topics such as porting to Linux, kernels, topologies, and more. Read it now!


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