Monthly Archives: March 2014

Improving Wireless Signal Reach

The channel over which you broadcast your wireless signal matters. I have been attempting to improve the wireless reception for my basement workstation which sits approximately 25 meters (hypothetical line of sight) from the wireless base station.  I’m using a … Continue reading

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KDE Tips: Desktop Effects and Screen Resolution

So, in all my messing around with Fedora 20 and KDE, I had somehow inadvertently crashed OpenGL (which, given the various graphics drivers, GPU overclock configurations, etc., isn’t that surprising).  All I knew as a result was that KDE seemed … Continue reading

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Benchmark: Updating the GA-F2A88XM-D3H BIOS to Version f6b

Well, here are the results from the previous benchmarks with BIOS f5: Unigine Heaven v4.0 @ 1920×1080:  6.13 fps Unigine Heaven v4.0 @ 1600×900:  8.27 fps Unigine Tropics v1.3 @ 1920×1080:  24.29 fps Unigine Tropics v1.3 @ 1600×900:  29.47 fps … Continue reading

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Working with libvirtd, virsh, and virt-manager

What a day.  I spent about 10 hours working solely on KVM virtualization.  I have installed the Fedora virtualization package (sudo yum groupinstall ‘Virtualization’) and I worked through the SELinux concerns with choosing an alternate location for your virtual disk … Continue reading

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Submitting a Bug Report to Gigabyte

So, I read on the Gigabyte website that the BIOS firmware for my motherboard (f6b) is considered to be beta firmware because they are still receiving feedback from customers and the current state of the driver may not reflect its … Continue reading

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Is Your System Slow After Flashing Your BIOS?

You were just trying to be a good Internet citizen, patching your firmware and ensuring system stability and security.  But it all went wrong… Public Service Announcement: Remember to reconfigure your BIOS settings after flashing. End Public Service Announcement I … Continue reading

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Updating the Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H BIOS

In the previous post I mention the following announcements in my kernel ring buffer (visible through the dmesg utility): [Firmware Bug]:  AMD-Vi:  IOAPIC[0] not in IVRS table [Firmware Bug]:  AMD-Vi:  No southbridge IOAPIC found [Firmware Bug]:  AMD-Vi:  Disabling interrupt remapping … Continue reading

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