Forcing Nvidia Video Drivers to Load in Kubuntu (Ubuntu)

I installed the Nvidia video driver via Automatix, I'm not going to describe that process here.To force Kubuntu to use the Nvidia driver follow these steps.1) Add Nvidia and nvidia_agp to /etc/modules2) Blacklist agpgart and via_agp  (I am using a via motherboard, so it will try to load via_agp)3) Add Option "NvAGP" "1"  # Tries [...]

Blacklisting modules in Kubuntu (Ubuntu) Dapper

I found the answer on this page.  I am paraphrasing the instructions in case the page disappears.Dapper no longer uses hotplug, so to prevent kernel module from running, it no longer works to put that module name in /etc/hotplug/blacklist.  To blacklist a module in Dapper, create a file under /etc/modprobe.d/ called my_blacklist and add the [...]

Upgrading the Archos Jukebox 6000: Part I

My Archos Jukebox had been crashing more and more.  I thought that maybe the hard drive was starting to show its age.  I wanted to replace the hard drive with a compact flash drive to cut power consumption and reduce the number of moving parts to fail.  I purchased a the smallest compact flash to [...]

Well, you can’t argue with the little things. It’s the little things that make up life

CampingPacking for my Colorado trip, I discovered the drying hanger I made for my CamelBak liner rusted.   This left nasty looking orange spots inside my liner.  That's what I get for using a metal coat hanger.ZaurusFrom this post in the open embedded forums, I found that adding this line:lists_dir ext /var/lib/ipkgin /etc/ipkg.conf speeds up installing [...]