Dim the screen at dark

Are there times of the night that you find yourself adjusting your screen brightness lower, either to help your eyes or not bother someone else? It can be annoying have to tweak brightness settings all of the time. We'll show you how to set your brightness automatically during the night. Read on.

To start, you need to have a laptop or a display that supports software brightness configuration. You ...

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Find the package a file is from

A quick tip today for all Debian (and derivative) users:

Have a file on in your system that you just can’t figure out where it came from? Searching for the name in Synaptic doesn’t help? About ready to heave your weary keyboard out the window in an administrative rage? Fear not, dpkg to the rescue!

Let’s say you are trying to find out where in the world ...

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Make X.Org pretty with DRI2 and UXA

That’s a scary headline. Chances are, after seeing that, you might not care about the rest of this article. But hang on for a second: Have an Intel graphics chipset, or use an ATI graphics card (open-source drivers or not)? Then this image might be familiar to you:

If you don’t notice it right away, the glxgears window is below the other two. Ugly. This is a problem ...

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