So I noticed that what I close the lid on my laptop the backlight doesn’t switch off. This is pretty bad for obvious reasons, primarily that it’s a waste of power, and secondly that even though not much it does radiate some heat and in a confined space it does escalate (and not mention that it’s an easy way to save a few watts of power when running on battery and waiting for some task to finish). So something had to be done. (more…)
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After reading the article at http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-10209580-92.html I figured that it had to be a hoax.Â I mean, that just looks like it’s looking for trouble.Â However, after about a 20 minute discussion around this with one of the guys working at Google I am now reasonably convinced that this may very well be for real.
Those who know me will instantly tell you that I’m a nVidia fan in the whole nVidia vs ATI debacle.Â So big was my surprise this morning when I couldn’t get a nVidia Quadro NVS 440 working by simply going “apt-get install nvidia-glx” on that ubuntu box …