Wednesday, October 12, 2011

How to set the CPU voltage

Hey guys,

here I am, I bet that soon or late you were waiting for this piece of knowledge.... I guess a little late, but here it comes. In the following guide you'll learn how to save energy, lower CPU temperature and improve your battery duration (at least on laptops) without (or at least minimizing) bugs and freezing, by setting the voltages of your CPU. If you don't have phctool installed take a look here:



Thursday, June 16, 2011

Electicsheep screensaver

Hey,

back again with some stuff. Sorry but in these months I got my brand new job and I'm quite overwhelmed... ^_^"

Anyway today I'm bringing to light my last solution in Linux environment. This time we are not talking about a useful stuff, but I'm introducing one of the coolest and maybe the most addictive screensaver ever seen: Electricsheep.


Friday, April 8, 2011

System Profiler and Benchmark: Hardinfo

Hey folks,

today I want to suggest you a simple tool for system profiling and benchmark. It is called Hardinfo, hosted at http://hardinfo.berlios.de/HomePage

We will take a look at the installation procedure and examine its features, which can be grouped in two set: the system informations and the machine benchmarks.

As it is quite rare to find a software suite with these features I suggest you to spread the word!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Phctool bug with kernels 2.6.38

Hey guys,

unfortunately another bug in phc and phctool.... with 2.6.38 kernel throttling interface has moved, so you get:

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Undervolting CPU in Ubuntu


Hi guys,

as for MakeMKV I want to open another tool to Ubuntu users too: PHC. It stands for Processor Hardware Control and, as it's easy to understand, it allows users to customize some features of CPU control in a linux environment, as undervolting.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Bluray on Ubuntu without rip!

Hey guys,

few months ago I wrote down a guide for Gentoo to play Bluray Discs without ripping. As it seems that the topic is hot I want to help Ubuntu and Debian friends too :]. The solution is the same, just the package handling is different, so the how-to will have some changes!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Phctool patch for 2.6.36 kernels

Here comes a bug solution for Phctool, committed in gentoo package 0.5.2-2-r1 and developed by me :]

Phctool python-based graphic interface seems to not work due to the way CPUs id is defined. Looks like it's based still on /proc/acpi/processor/CPU./info which is no more present in my system. It looks like that kernel 2.6.36 and later doesn't support those deprecated /proc/acpi directories even with CONFIG_ACPI_PROCFS enabled.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Laptop modding: install usb on mini PCI-e

Hey guys,

some time passed, but still some hot stuff for you. If you have a laptop, you've experience the "damn, no free USB... it s*cks". I'm sure that of course all the small sticks that hang out from your laptop case are in terrible danger or feel uncomfortable... I have the solution... obviously not for everybody... be sure you have an idea of what you're doing...

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