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Benchmark graphics card (GPU) performance on Linux with glmark

Graphics performance - measure it Recently when I added a new nvidia graphics card to one of my desktops, I was curious to measure and compare the power of this graphics card with whatever it was before. One way to do this is with benchmark tools which would run a series of "drawing" tests to measure the graphics processing capacity of the ...

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) released and its time to upgrade

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Ubuntu 14.04, codenamed Trusty Tahr has been just released a few hours ago and its time to upgrade to get the latest Ubuntu. Its the first release of this year and is an long term release that shall get support till April 2019. To learn about what's new in 14.04 check out the release notes. Ubuntu 13.10 and 12.04 ...

How to install the latest Nvidia drivers on Linux Mint 16 Petra

Dedicated Nvidia GPU Having a dedicated graphics processing unit ( GPU or graphics card ), boosts graphics performance significantly, especially when playing 3d games. Nvidia GPUs are very popular on desktop computers and they work very well on linux, as drivers are available from Nvidia. It is necessary to install the right drivers to ensure proper utilisation GPU. Otherwise the performance ...

How to install hwinfo on Fedora 19/20 and CentOS 5/6

Hwinfo - Hardware Information Tool Hwinfo is a command line utility to probe and gather information about hardware components on a system in a easy to read format. It was initially a opensuse specific tool that was later compiled for other systems like Debian, Fedora, Arch etc. Hwinfo is not available in the Fedora repositories, and neither is it present in any ...

Setup mail forwarding in postfix on Ubuntu or Debian

Postfix mail forwarding Postfix is a commonly used MTA (Mail Transfer Agent) program that can receive, deliver or route emails. So if you have your own domain and a server then using postfix you can setup emails on the domain like [email protected] Setting up a full featured mail server with postfix is a lengthy process requiring quite some effort. Furthermore, using ...

How to setup Virtualbox guest additions on Fedora 20

Fedora 20 (Heisenbug) is currently the latest release and if you want to try it on VirtualBox then install the guest additions for full functionality. Installation is simple and takes a few steps, but involves download and updates which would require some bandwidth. 1. Update Fedora The first thing to do is to upgrade all packages and make the system uptodate. $ sudo yum ...

18 Things to do after installing Fedora 20, the Xfce spin

Fedora with Xfce Dis-preference for Gnome 3 and un-necessity of KDE is the reason why I mostly choose the Xfce desktop when working on or trying out newer or unknown distros. And when working at length, I often tune the desktop to my whims. Xfce is perfect when productivity is high on priority but not at the cost of functionality ...

How to configure vsftpd to use SSL/TLS (FTPS) on CentOS/Ubuntu

Securing FTP Vsftpd is a widely used ftp server, and if you are setting it up on your server for transferring files, then be aware of the security issues that come along. The ftp protocol has weak security inherent to its design. It transfers all data in plain text (unencrypted), and on public/unsecure network this is something too risky. To fix the ...

CentOS 6.5 desktop installation guide with screenshots

CentOS 6.5 released Following with the release of RHEL 6.5, CentOS 6.5 has arrived on 1st Dec and its time to play with it. For those who want to update their existing 6.4 systems to 6.5 simply use the "yum update" command and all the magic would be done. CentOS 6.5 has received some package updates as well as new features. Check ...

Setup Apache 2.4 and Php FPM with mod proxy fcgi on Ubuntu 13.10

mod_proxy_fcgi The module mod_proxy_fcgi is a new one and it allows apache to connect to/forward requests to an external fastcgi process manager like php fpm. This allows for a complete separation between the running of php scripts and Apache. Earlier we had to use modules like mod_fcgid and mod_fastcgi which all had some limitations. Mod_fcgid for example did not properly utilise ...

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