Monthly Archives: March 2014

And Now I Feel Obligated To Post This

You may find yourself staring at hyped-up headlines regarding Microsoft’s search of a Hotmail customer’s mailbox data, so I just thought I’d direct everyone to Microsoft’s very lucid and well-written apology: http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_on_the_issues/archive/2014/03/20/strengthening-our-policies-for-investigations.aspx I was never concerned about the matter, but … Continue reading

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Remember That Goodness I Wrote About Microsoft?

Ethisphere agrees! I admit I don’t know too much about this organization or its list of ethical organizations, but I do think it’s important to recognize that, at least from my understanding (which appears to be corroborated here, somewhat), Microsoft … Continue reading

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Debugging the phoronix-test-suite in Fedora 20: The following tests failed to properly run (TF2)

Caveat:  This is a work in progress, so it’s quite possible that I’m overlooking something stupid.  I basically logged my work as it progressed, and given the length of time I’ve spent on this, I’m probably doing something stupid… So, … Continue reading

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Changing the Network Location in Windows 8.1

Solution up-front: Navigate to the Desktop (not the Start menu). Use the keyboard combination Windows (between Ctrl and Alt on most keyboards) + R. This opens a command prompt.  You can also enter “cmd.exe” in the Search field from the … Continue reading

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Overclocking the A10-6800k (Richland 4.1 GHz) (Update: Benchmarks!)

So, I attempted to use AMD Overdrive to overclock my Richland 4.1 GHz A10-6800k on my Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H.  The 2133 MHz RAM I’m using should allow the GPU to operate under fairly optimal conditions given current hardware standards. Unfortunately, while … Continue reading

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Temperature Monitoring with Fedora 20 on the Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H

Unfortunately, lm_sensors (a package designed to allow access to motherboard sensor hardware from Fedora 20, among other Linux distributions) is not able to detect the sensors on the GA-F2A88XM-D3H out of the box. This is due to the new ITE … Continue reading

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Update: Building a Fedora 20 Machine, Hardware Rundown

So, my build no longer includes the motherboard, power supply, RAM, or heatsink listed in the previous post. As you may have gathered from the ASRock motherboard review I posted, I had some incompatibility issues.  Basically, the G.Skill RAM (F3-2133C10D) … Continue reading

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Installing the Proprietary AMD Catalyst 14.2 Beta Driver (fglrx) on 64 bit Fedora 20

This will be a bit longer for an installation post. First, I’d like to say upfront that Fedora 20 is not listed by AMD as a supported Linux distribution, though the downstream Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 is listed as … Continue reading

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Installing the Adobe Flash Plugin for Firefox on 64 bit Fedora 20

Another quick one: This is really basic, and there is help out there, but it did take me a little while to get everything simplified and correct, so here’s the procedure: $ sudo yum install http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm -y $ sudo rpm –import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux … Continue reading

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Installing The TeamSpeak 3 Client on Fedora 20

Just a quick note: When installing the TeamSpeak 3 client on 64 bit Fedora 20, you may encounter the following error: /ts3client_linux_amd64: error while loading shared libraries: libpng12.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory Some investigation … Continue reading

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