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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Quick Tip: Clear Out GNOME Tracker Indexes

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If you followed my recent video tutorial on enabling Ubuntu/GNOME’s Tracker search tool, you should now be enjoying the ability to search the files on your system.

During a recent upgrade to Ubuntu 9.04, which was recently released, I found that the Tracker search tool index had become corrupted. I tried to tell Tracker to rebuild the index, but experienced some weird issues.

In this quick tip ...

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OpenOffice.org Tip - Disable the 'Help Agent' Popup

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OpenOffice.org, while often criticised for its slightly antiquated interface, is arguably the most popular free software and open source office suite and in many cases, a good alternative to Microsoft's ubiquitous software system.

However, like many bits of software, it does have its annoyances. One of these is the 'help agent'. It is almost akin to the hated Office Assistant ('clippy') and pops up from time to time ...

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