Tag: linux

NVIDIA Linux drivers, PowerMizer, Coolbits, Performance Levels and GPU fan settings

Whew, I know that’s a long title for a post, but I wanted to make sure that I mentioned every term so that people having the same problem could readily find the post that explains what solved it for me. For some time now (ever since the 346.x series [340.76, which was the last driver …

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Linux firmware for iwlwifi ucode failed with error -2

A couple weeks ago, I decided to update my primary laptop’s kernel from 4.0 to 4.5. Everything went smoothly with the exception of my wireless networking. This particular laptop uses the a wifi chipset that is controlled by the Intel Wireless DVM Firmware: #lspci | grep ‘Network controller’ 03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N …

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Changing Windows account passwords and enabling the local Windows admin account

Recently, I needed to get into a client’s computer (running Windows 8) in order to fix a few problems. Having forgotten to ask for a most obvious piece of needed information (the account password), I just decided to get around it. The account that he was using on a daily basis was tied to a …

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