[How-to] Make nVidia settings persistent and retain the settings in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

Nvidia Proprietary Drivers need nvidia-settings to set screen resolution and change other settings. In previous versions of Ubuntu and in other distros to make them permanent (used in every session) you click the “Save to X configuration file”. From Karmic on there is no xorg.conf by default! As a result, nvidia-settings is not able to…

Fedora 9 Released

It’s the season of Linux distribution releases! Ubuntu was released about 3 weeks ago, and now it’s time for Fedora 9, aka “Sulphur”. So What’s new? PackageKit Much Like Ubuntu’s Add/Remove Programs, Fedora gets a similar one, known as “PacakgeKit”.PackageKit is a cross-distribution package management solution that has a complete yum backend. It has been…

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Gets An XRandR GUI

Here’s a much needed feature, the next version of Ubuntu, Ubuntu 8.04 aka the Hardy Heron will finally feature a XRandR GUI.  This feature has been implemented under Alpha 6. Basically this allows the user to change, amongst others, resolution, refresh rate, rotation(ie, to rotate the screen by X degrees) on-the-fly, using the RandR 1.2…