How to generate system hardware profile for your laptop?

November 8th, 2007 mysurface

Recently, MIS department request us for hardware and software profile. They provide us Belarc Advisor (personal pc audit software), use to generate hardware and software profile. That cause me some trouble, because Belarc Advisor only supports Microsoft products* and all my software is either open source or free. Therefore, I talked to the guys in […]

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powertop helps to save 40% of power consumption?

October 27th, 2007 mysurface

With PowerTOP, I managed to increase the battery life of my Panasonic R4 laptop from 4 to almost 7 hours — Keith Packard, Principal Engineer at Intel This quote was copied from ‘s Success stories. With the Intel processor, and linux kernel 2.6.21 or newer, you may want to try out the CLI app […]

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Why linux live cd are important? How useful is it?

April 4th, 2007 mysurface

There a plenty of linux live cd, check out, scroll down the list and you will see this line: Currently displaying 315 LiveCD/DVDs With various tools such as Kadischi, linux live script, Ubuntu Customization Kit etc, you can easily come out your own live cd. What you required is just the matter of time […]

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get to know your hardware information

December 26th, 2006 mysurface

You can obtain cpu and memory info by doing this: cat /proc/cpuinfo cat /proc/meminfo But what if you want to have a peek of all hardware you have and its information? lshw With root privilege, lshw shows you more hardware details then without. How about I don’t want too much details but just to have […]

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Disk Partitioning

December 9th, 2006 liewsheng

Nowadays P2P like bittorrent are so popular, until others need to add a new harddisk to download all the stuff. A new harddisk is need to repartition before you can use it. To partitioning the new harddisk, you can use this: sudo fdisk /dev/hd< x > the < x > can be any of a, […]

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Eject removable media

September 11th, 2006 mysurface

If you don’t know you can eject any removable media easily without worried about unmount the devices, I am here to show you how. The media consist of cdrom, floppy, pen drives, webcam, any usb-storage devices. To eject my ipod nano. eject sda1 My ipod nano are inject through USB port. As usual, devices that […]

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Setting HDD Parameter

August 8th, 2006 liewsheng

When I execute apt-get for some updates, it took very long period of time to finish. Lately, I realized that cause is from my HDD setting. Therefore I discover a command for hard disk parameter configuration. To test the speed of your hard disk : /sbin/hdparm -tT /dev/hda where hda is the 1st IDE HDD, […]

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