Ubuntu 16.04 - Unity - Laggy window resize when using NVIDIA GPUs

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After some time trying to ignore the resize window lag I hit my limit, every time I have chrome, chromium or any electron enabled app running the window resizing becomes excruciatingly slow in Unity.

After some searching around and looking in Chrome/Chromiums bug databases it seems that whenever you run the browser with GPU acceleration enabled this issue occurs. If it's NVIDIAS fault or if it's the devs behind Chrome/Chromium I can't say... But I did manage to find a fix for it.

Do note that this doesn't apply if you're using the Nouveau driver.

Ubuntu 16.04 WiFi issues - How to perhaps fix it for you as well...

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UPDATED - There have been plenty of reports regarding WiFi issues on Ubuntu 16.04. The majority of issues seems to stem from suspend/resume issues where the network would not re-connect, show the wrong icon in the top bar or similar.

The temporary workaround for this is to restart the network manager if you have no network at all, or, if you have network but the nm applet is showing the wrong status, just restart the nm applet.

Restart network manager.
sudo service network-manager restart

Restart the nm applet.
killall nm-applet && nm-applet &

How to fix it

So, this might or it might not work for you dep. on what issue you've been experiencing...

Fixing SUSE Tumbleweed Live ISO boot hang

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I had some issues with the SUSE Tumbleweed live image when booting from a USB stick. I used the live-fat-stick ( from Ubuntu to create my USB stick.
If you get a hang during boot where Journaling won't complete you most likely are hitting this issue. What happens here is that it tries to mount a persistence partition, and this will fail and it will just try and try again without succeeding...

Running Mono from crontab

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When I tried to get crontab to execute one of my mono compiled assemblies it failed with the error of not being able to resolve the assembly. The problem, after some investigation boiled down to the very simple fact of it not executing the script from the expected working directory. Easy enough to fix...

openSUSE 12.1 - Soon to be released

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It will soon be released, and I'm already up N running 12.1 RC 1, it's performing well after some minor tweaks.

First of all, if your running a NVIDIA gfx card, you might have some issues booting you're machine, but that's easy to fix, in Grub, add the following as a boot flag:


After working around that, it's just a matter of adding it as a persistent option to Grub. The easiest way to do is to open YaST and go into boot, select your boot entry and add nomodeset at the end of the boot options.

Raped by Gnome 3

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Well, yes. It's a sensational headline, but I can't find another way of putting it. Me and a colleague was pair programing, he's running Fedora witch is a great distro, but, it suffers from Gnome 3 and I had to suffer through two days of Gnome 3.

Gnome 3 in short, is a monstrosity that gets in your way all the time, really all the time, and to whomever is in charge for usability and design, please make a career change, cause you're a bad bad designer / interaction designer / usability expert or whatever you call yourself.

openSUSE 11.4 GM

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After the dust has settled and I've used the GM release for a couple of days I thought that I would write up what does and doesn't work for my part.

Stuff that doesn't work
VMWare workstation; It will not compile the needed modules after install. A patch was made for 11.4 RC1 if I remember correctly, but it doesn't seem to be updated to support the GM release yet.

openSUSE 11.4 < 24h to release

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In about 21 hours, writing time. openSUSE 11.4 will be released into the wild. Finally. This is one release I've really waited for. Aldo I have been running it on my main machine for the past week via the RC2 release, but it's always nice to be able to do that final upgrade to the stable GM release.

So, what's new in openSUSE 11.4? Well, a lot, as usual =)

* KDE 4.6
* Kernel 2.6.37
* LibreOffice (First stable release)
* And many many more...

openSUSE 11.4

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Soon, a new version of openSUSE will be released. It will bring many nice improvements, but for my part, the most important one is KDE 4.6. I think that I might have used this line before, but it's really what I do feel about KDE. "KDE 4 is finally ready for mainstream usage". KDE 4 in it's early releases was horrible to say the least.

KDE 4.6 is so much easier to use, and the overall experience just feels awesome, it doesn't get in my way while working with something, it just works and enables me to work in a more efficient way.

A brand spanking new site

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I have finally finalized the migration to Drupal 7. The server has also moved to a new cloud based server provided by Linode.

Drupal 7 is, pure joy to work with, it has been drastically improved since last time I used Drupal (6.1.x something) . Go get your own copy and try it out! =)

The Drupal theme I use is developed by

openSUSE 11.3 released / fglrx driver fix

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ATI logo

It's finally here, the much improved openSuSE 11.3 release. And I have to say that the team behind it have done a fantastic job!

I've upgraded my main desktop to run the new OS and as usuall, the ATI prop. driver isn't updated to support the new kernel shipped with openSuSE 11.3. But no worries, a work around has already been published AND it allows you to download a pre-built RPM both for x32 and x64.

Plan your openSUSE 11.3 release party now!

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As openSUSE 11.3 is around the corner and will be released on July 15. Make sure to plan your own release party!
Read more here [].

openSUSE 11.3 soon to be released

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It's finally starting to get close to the new openSUSE release, this time it's 11.3 that's on it's way out of the door. And it will be released on July 15.

There are a lot of new and improved stuff in this release. Take a look at the initial screenshot tour and later on I will try to have a more detailed write up about what's new.

openSUSE 11.2 with ATI graphics

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I ran into some problems while setting up my openSUSE 11.2 x64 system using ATI graphics. The problems occurs during the install and configuration of ATI's proprietary driver.

First of, you must enable POSIX shared memory, since this is not enabled by default in openSUSE. (At least not in my case).$[BREAK]$

Please note that this guide is intended for x86_x64 only. It might work for x32 as well if you mod the pre-requisite part.

KDE 4.3 finally released

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KDE 4.3

It's a great day, KDE 4.3 is available for download/upgrade.
The KDE community has fixed over 10,000 bugs and implemented almost 2,000 feature requests in the last 6 months. This is very impressive and it really shows in this great release.

I for one have been sceptic towards KDE 4 and especially the early releases. It's a brand new game now, everything works as expected and you get to work in a solid desktop enviroment loaded with lots and lots of eye candy.


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