Category Archives: Linux

Ubuntu libGL error failed to load driver swrast

I setup PlayOnLinux to install some windows games on my linux machine, however, frequently one of the issues of cross-os gaming is that you must run them in a 32bit wine configuration. Ok, thats not so bad, but everytime I …

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Ubuntu network-manager wont start VPN at boot

I recently ran across a problem where network-manager would not start my VPN connection at boot, even though I have the ‘Connect Automatically’ option checked. It turns out this is an existing bug that has been around for a while, …

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How to compile a single module in Ubuntu linux

Occasionally you may experience problems in a specific kernel module that requires a patch.  Once patched, you can follow these directions to compile only the module affected, saving a bunch of time. Assume the following, for this example: You are …

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Ubuntu fail to login after upgrade to 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)

Just upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin), and it was working somewhat until after a few reboots it would not allow me to login any further from lightdm. A quick look in /var/log/auth.log showed that I was receiving the …

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Ubuntu 11.10 Waiting up to 60 more seconds for network configuration…

Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot was released last week, and has brought a few issues with it. One distressing new feature I found was that when booting it would hang for around a minute with the message ‘Waiting for network configuration…’ …

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Ubuntu Linux 100% digital audio ( pulseaudio AC3 passthrough with a52 encoding )

For a long time, my Ubuntu machine could only play AC3 passthrough sound or Desktop sounds separately. If I was watching a DVD, and accidentally made a desktop sound effect the DVD AC3 audio would stop, and the desktop sound …

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