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NVidia broke my movies

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silentcoder.co.za: So here’s an interesting one… since installing that latest NVidia driver on my desktop partition, all my movies started playing with their colors all wrong.

xrandr and the X Window System

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blog.hydrasystemsllc: For those of us who have traveled outside of the world of Microsoft Windows and into UNIX-like operating systems, we should already be somewhat familiar with the X Window System. Some of us even understand its full potential. Over the years, I have grown really fond of one specific command line utility and that is xrandr.

VL-Hot: A Non-polling Alternative To HAL

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oreilly.com: In most current Linux distributions if you plug in a piece of removable media an icon pops up on the desktop and/or a file manager window opens. This is accomplished by the HAL. VL-Hot, developed for Vector Linux provides an alternative that doesn't require continuous hardware polling.

Input Redirection, MPX and NOMAD

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smspillaz.wordpress: So considering that compiz++ is now master and my patches haven’t been maintained in a while, a lot of you might be wondering what is going on with input redirection and MPX.

New notification work lands in Jaunty

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markshuttleworth.com: Thanks to the concerted efforts of Martin Pitt, Sebastien Bacher and several others, notify-osd and several related components landed in Jaunty last week. Notify-OSD handles both application notifications and keyboard special keys like brightness and volume.

OpenGL 3 - what types of changes to expect from your favorite 3D

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fireuser.com/blog: Now that OpenGL 3.0 is well on its way to a desktop nearby, you may be curious about what types of changes to expect from your favorite 3D applications. There are two main categories of improvements.

Why would anybody need PulseAudio?

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blog.flameeyes.eu: That’s a very common question as of lately, and somehow I feel like most people who haven’t dealt with ALSA in the past would find it very difficult to properly answer to it. Even myself I would have ignored one particular issue till last night, when I hit another reason why I want to keep PulseAudio.

Opera, all prettied up with nowhere to go

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bushweed.blogspot: In general i find Opera to be a far superior browsing experience to any other browser at the moment.

More Ear Candy (0.3)

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anotherubuntu.blogspot: Ear Candy is a sound level manager, written by Jason Taylor, that nicely fades applications in and out based on there profile and window focus.

Compiz 0.8.0 Has Been Released, Finally

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phoronix.com: Compiz 0.8 was branched from master back in November, but only today do we now have the v0.8.0 release of Compiz.

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