Fix for Ubuntu (and other suitable OS) hanging during boot with nVidia GeForce FX 5200 (and other suitable cards)

This is one problem that has affected me the most in my history of Linux usage, so far. Imagine, for two full years I just din’t know that the solution to this problem is so simple. Too late of me to find out. Anyway, better late than never. So the problem is, with my graphics…

[How-to] Fix “E: Unable to parse package file /var/lib/apt/extended_states (1)” error in Synaptic or apt-get

This is just a quick tip. If you are getting this error message in Synaptic: E: Unable to parse package file /var/lib/apt/extended_states (1) E: _cache->open() failed, please report or this error in apt-get in command line: Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree Reading state information… Error! E: Unable to parse package file /var/lib/apt/extended_states (1)…

Links for the week

Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala” released, but reception hasn’t been spectacular. Poll on Ubuntu forums indicates that ~ 39% of users have had problems they could not fix. Upgrading from Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope to 9.10 Karmic Koala. Installing nVidia drivers (v190.42) in Ubuntu KDE 4.3.3 released, brings in few bug fixes. Experiencing Sabayon 5 //personal…

openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 8 And Release Candidates(RC) add boot from USB flash disk option, here’s how to use it

Howdy folks! Been a *loong* time since I last posted isn’t it? Just been busy with work & travel (won’t bore you with the details, just check my personal blog). I’ve been looking forward to the upcoming openSUSE 11.2 version ( it’s no secret that I’m a fan of openSUSE), but the main problem for…