Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Wide load: Adding widescreen monitor support to Ubuntu

Filed under
HowTos

This one had me pulling my hair out for quite a while. (in fact at one point I had to reinstall becuase I messed up my xserver config file so bad that I couldn`t see anything from the log in screen onwards!)

After trying to manually edit the config files and failing a number if times I found out about this neat little wizard that walks you through and makes it slightly more difficult to mess things up.

run this command:

$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Full Tip.

More in Tux Machines

grep-2.21 released [stable]

This is to announce grep-2.21, a stable release. There have been 94 commits by 3 people in the 25 weeks since 2.20. Read more Also: GNU Parallel 20141122 ('Rosetta') released

SUSE invests in software-defined storage

SUSE, the enterprise Linux company, is working on its own storage solution using open-source Ceph: SUSE Storage. Read more

Linux 3.18-rc6

Steady progress towards final release, although we still have a big unknown worry in a regression that Dave Jones reported and that we haven't solved yet. In the process of chasing that one down, there's been a fair amount of looking at various low-level details, and that found some dubious issues, but no smoking gun yet. But that explains some of the patches in rc6.. Read more

Open Source Code Contains Fewer Defects, But There's a Catch

Research suggests that software developed using open source code contains fewer defects than that built with proprietary code. The catch is that open source code rarely benefits from security teams specifically tasked with looking for bugs. Read more