Archive of August 2014

Radeon Tray Tools: Reconsidering "Standard Tweaks" vs "Advanced Tweaks"

As you might have noticed, I've added some functions to RTT's "Standard Tweaks". Although I think that these settings aren't "Advanced", they could make your System unstable or even unusable. I'll try to find another place for them and to figure out, which functions are really just "Standard Tweaks".

Linux hint: Create ISO images from CD/DVDs

Well, if you were searching for a good app for creating ISO images from your CD/DVDs, then you might have been searching for no reason.

~ # dd if=/dev/sr0 of=/path/to/iso

Remember: You can also use SIGUSR1 to see dd's progress:

~ # watch -n 1 "kill -10 {dd's pid}"

Good old BackTrack Linux

I was looking for a mirror because I wanted to try BackTrack 5 on my Nokia N900. I'd like to run BackTrack in a chroot with Xephyr and will post my results here soon.

Radeon Tray Tools: Little progress so far

It's been a while since I've written some code for rtt. There was too much work in the past few months and any spare time I had, had to be used for relaxation. Unfortunately I don't know how to approach the configuration of the radeon xserver. The amount of parameters depends upon the used module and version of the Xserver. I still haven't figured out how to collect these informations dynamically.

But there's still a little progress. At the moment I'm implementing the configuration of the radeon kernel module. It's rather simple because you can use sysfs to mess with obtain all the parameters ;D

Update: Aaaaand it's done! The settings are saved to /etc/modprobe.d/radeon.conf. Updating your initramfs is necessary after changing one of these settings.