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Solving Display Problems With Some NVIDIA Chipsets After Installing Slackware 13.37 or SalixOS 13.37

Solving Display Problems With Some NVIDIA Chipsets After Installing Slackware 13.37 or SalixOS 13.37
By Caitlyn Martin
April 5, 2012

Slackware 13.37 and SalixOS 13.37, like most current Linux distributions, use the Open Source nouveau driver by default if an NVIDIA graphics chipset is detected. Nouveau works well with most NVIDIA graphics cards and chipsets but by no means all of them. In some cases the hardware detection works as it should but misconfigures X.org. In other cases, particularly older, legacy chipsets and very new chipsets, the hardware simply is unsupported.

Loss Leaders and Linux

Loss Leaders and Linux
By Caitlyn Martin
September 28, 2010

I bought a low-end, small footprint desktop: an eMachines EL-1300G. The cost at a local big box retailer was $159. A friend of mine was so impressed she went to the store right before Christmas to buy one as a gift for her sister. The price had dropped to $149. Of course, the systems came preloaded with Windows. Linux was not an option.


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