Category Archives: Hardware Devices

Raspberry Pi: First Impressions

After pre-ordering the Raspberry Pi on launch day, February 29th, I have finally received my shipment from RS Components. As a first test, I loaded the recommended Debian Squeeze system image onto a 16GB SD card and hooked the Pi … Continue reading

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Installing ATI graphics drivers on OpenSUSE 10.2

To get 3D graphics acceleration on ATI Radeon X1xxx series graphics cards, ATI’s proprietary driver must be installed. Ideally, it should be a simple exercise: download the driver from ATI and follow their installation instructions. However, using the automated installer, … Continue reading

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Trouble with 1920×1200 resolution

Today, I replaced my Lacie 19″ CRT with an awesome Dell 2407 WFP LCD widescreen connected via DVI to a GeForce4 MX graphics card. After booting, everything was fine until I reached the xdm login screen. Somehow the display was … Continue reading

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Ink is flowing!

As reported in the original post about my installation of OpenSUSE, my Canon iP4200 winprinter was detected during the initial install. When I tried to print, though, nothing happened, as I had suspected.After a bit of googling, I found a … Continue reading

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First looks – OpenSUSE 10.1 Installation

Slick! — that is the best word I can find to describe the installation procedure in OpenSUSE 10.1. Today, almost all desktop Linux distributions have a graphical installer which hides most of the gory details of installing an operating system. … Continue reading

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