Archive for April, 2007

Beryl Performance Improvement

April 28, 2007

I found a little but very effective trick at You need to simply uncheck Sync To VBlank, uncheck Detect Refresh Rate and change Refresh Rate to 200 under the beryl-settings-manager Main tab General Options.


Finding available RAM

April 28, 2007

If you don’t know the terminology, it is difficult to understand the output of free command. The following is an example output:

Hover Tab Close Buttons in Konqueror

April 26, 2007

I was looking for a functionality in Konqueor similar to Firefox tab close buttons. I found the following from KDE wiki :

Pardus on Compaq c508us Laptop

April 19, 2007

Vista Installation and Linux Preparation
This laptop has Intel Celeron M processor, 512MB RAM, CD/RW-DVD combo drive, Intel GMA 950 integrated video card. Before installing Pardus, I had to finish Vista installation and recovery CD burn. Vista gives one time chance to burn these 7 CDs. Installation took about half an hour and there was no problem. I searched on the web before I bought the laptop so that Vista-Linux dual boot installation would be error free. This link gave me the information that I needed to shrink volume C before starting linux installation. Right click My Computer –> Manage –> Storage –> Diskmanagement –> Click on C drive and shrink. I shrinked about 10.25 GB.

SD Card Reader Fix

April 12, 2007

On my Toshiba laptop, I have a multi card reader. If you have one of those Texas Instruments controller, you can use it in linux, at least in Suse. The lspci gives the following list: