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Failed to parse existing X config file ‘/etc/X11/xorg.conf’

If you are trying to save your xorg.conf file after changing settings in the nvidia-settings app you may need to first replace it with sudo nvidia-xconfig This will back it up and then recreate it.  Seems a fresh install of Karmic Koala 9.10 doesn’t create a valid xorg.conf or it can’t parse it.  Whatever the […]

Posted on October 31, 2009 at 1:38 pm by Jordan Carter · Permalink · 18 Comments
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Get Your Karmic Koala, Round Up Round Up

Go over and get the new Ubuntu release Karmic Koala 9.10 Torrents Karmic Koala Desktop 64 Karmic Koala Desktop 32 I am currently organising the partition on my new hard drive so I can fresh install.  Oh this is taking too long!

Posted on October 30, 2009 at 10:11 am by Jordan Carter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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ATI Radeon HD 5800 Eyefinity with 24 Monitors

Wanting more than 2 screens up until late has been the realm of the hard core enthusiasts.  Now it is the realm of the enthusiasts.  Check out 4 Radeon HD 5800 in one machine!  This demo is running Ubuntu 9.04 with X-Plane.  Impressive! I think it is not too practical due to the grid lines […]

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 12:15 am by Jordan Carter · Permalink · One Comment
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Google Wave – In Basic Terms – Quick Video

Posted on October 14, 2009 at 9:27 pm by Jordan Carter · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Google Wave, Video

Xapian & Ruby Enterprise in Ubuntu

How to fix ‘No Ruby bindings for Xapian installed’ on Ubuntu after upgrading to RubyEnterprise

Posted on October 14, 2009 at 3:48 pm by Jordan Carter · Permalink · One Comment
In: Ruby on Rails · Tagged with: , , , ,

Git Bisect – The Developers Wet Dream – Binary Bug Search

Jeremy Olliver and I used git-bisect for the first time yesterday.  We had a bug in our rails code which was preventing an ajax call to work properly.  We had both spent a few hours to find the bug but with no luck had to divert traffic from that page. It was daunting as we […]

Posted on October 13, 2009 at 9:10 am by Jordan Carter · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Ruby on Rails

I have my Google Wave Developer’s Sandbox Account

I just received my google wave invite today and within an hour of getting the invite and accepting I was in! Firstly, for anyone wanting to know when this is coming out, it has a lot of work to be done. Don’t expect anything going live without a lot more buzz around the topic beforehand. […]

Posted on October 12, 2009 at 5:21 pm by Jordan Carter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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NVidia GTC Videos

At the Nvidia GPU Technology Conference Nvidia unveiled the new fermi architecture and showed off some of it’s features. I have gathered some of the better videos from the day.

Posted on October 4, 2009 at 1:11 pm by Jordan Carter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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