hardware

Videotron Huawei E1381 USB 3G dongle

Auteur: 
Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre

I've been fortunate enough today to be lended a Huawei E1381 3G USB modem.

Broadcom driver now open source

Auteur: 
Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre

This has been brought to my attention today. I see this as a huge win for Ubuntu, since, let's face it, Broadcom devices are a large part of the WiFi device ecosystem. I'm happy to see Broadcom finally publishingnbsp;some of their source code, and through this helping out Linux users of all distributions get better working WiFi. I see this as a win for Ubuntu in general because it will always make me happier to see people having fewer issues with wireless devices.

HP Mini netbooks mic/headphones adapter

Auteur: 
Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre

Engineers at HP have been having these wonderful ideas in hope of saving space (I guess). On some of their netbooks, in particular the a href=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP_Mini_1000Mini 1000/a, there is only one 3.5mm port to be used for both the microphone and headphones.br /br /I needed to tests this system in order to confirm the status of bug a href=https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alsa-driver/+bug/532958#532958/a.

What the Hell is Happening at ATI?

Auteur: 
budu

I got an ATI card for building my last box, would have prefered a Nvidia one, but got a good deal on this card. Overall it's been a good investment, but the situation is slipping down. There have been more and more driver updates lately and now it's getting desperate. I rarely play these days, but all the time I tried in the past months, lots of games were crashing in various ways. Hoping to get these problems resolved, today I tried to install the new Catalyst 9.12 driver, but the installer fails, it simply vanish while using 10% of the processor!

Server FAIL

Auteur: 
cyphermox

Wow. BIG Fail for the IBM xSeries X306. Its hard drive setup is the worst I've seen in a long, long time.

Trying to kickstart an old X306 we had, to still use good-ish hardware for stuff that can make use of it. At first, it doesn't detect the disks... Me and Michel are all "what the hell could be wrong with this system?".

Looking through the ventilation holes, I see a little sticker that essentially says "do not pull without disconnecting inside" in some weird (and pretty bad, actually) translation by one of our coworkers.

2 Evernote Future Plans Revealed

Auteur: 
Daniel Jomphe

More than ever, I wish I owned the iPhone; not the iTouch.

Before diving into the future of Evernote, make sure you know today’s news, by either looking at this announcement, or watching this video:

Do Macs really wake up faster than PCs?

Auteur: 
Daniel Jomphe

Doesn’t the following sound like an overloaded computer with insufficient RAM?

“It takes 15 minutes to boot from the off position and 5-10 minutes to wake up from sleep.” – anonymous, 8th paragraph of this post on MacApper.

Apple Mighty Mouse: Pros Cons

Auteur: 
Daniel Jomphe

Here’s yet another post about the UnMighty Mouse.  I thought Apple needed me to spell it out loud and clear, short and sweet.  I’m often verbose, but this time, I ain’t gonna be.

Here’s my personal list of pros and cons after 6 months of full-time usage of the Mighty Mouse:

Pros

  1. I am addicted to its scroll ball, and
  2. it looks and feels great (glossy, light).

Cons

A Review of the Mighty Mouse, pt. 2

Auteur: 
Daniel Jomphe

Update: My final list of pros & cons of this Rotten Rodent.

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