Fixed Nvidia GPU settings for GNU/Linux Home Theater PC

Hello everyone, so I have a home theater PC I built myself that is running completely on GNU/Linux. So I ran into an issue at my Grandmothers house when I brought it with me, and xorg.conf would be deleted on each reboot. Plus the GPU would have significant tearing on video at 720p and 1080p. I had previously fixed the video tearing.

If you do not already have the nvidia drivers installed install them with the code below
NOTE: THIS IS FOR NVIDIA-361 THE LATEST CURRENT STABLE DRIVER, OLDER GPU’S (such as my prior Nvidia 240GT I upgraded this HTPC from) MAY NEED AN OLDER DRIVER

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get remove nvidia-*
sudo apt-get install nvidia-361 nvidia-settings

It appears there was a bug in the Xubuntu 14.04.3 LTS I use (also applies to Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, and Linux Mint I believe as well) that it kept deleting it. I am pretty sure this is due to the fact I had it installed prior, so the nvidia-xconfig needed to be called again. This is easily remedied in machines with an Nvidia GPU, and the proprietary Nvidia driver by running

sudo nvidia-xconfig

This will create a barebones xorg.conf that will get it to do basic functions. Now the additions to the xorg.conf to fix video tearing for my Nvidia 720GT (1GB DDR3 by Gigabyte if wondering)

Now here is where we need to start editing xorg.conf. So bring up your favorite editor as root. In my case I like nano in terminal, notepadqq and emacs for GUI, and open xorg.conf

sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

This should now bring up your xorg.conf. So there is one section that needs two options added and two sections at the bottom that need to be added

Look for the “Device” section, and it should look similar to this with your GPU model instead of my Nvidia 720GT 1GB DDR3. Each of the “Option” additions, are one line each.

Section “Device”
Identifier “Device0”
Driver “nvidia”
VendorName “NVIDIA Corporation”
BoardName “GeForce GT 720”
Option “RegistryDwords” “PowerMizerEnable=0x1; PerfLevelSrc=0x3322; PowerMizerDefaultAC=0x1”
Option “TripleBuffer” “True”
EndSection

Add these two sections at the bottom

Section “DRI”
Mode 0666
EndSection

Section “Extensions”
Option “Composite” “Enable”
EndSection

After this your video should be tear free. Tested on Xubuntu GNU/Linux 14.04.3 LTS w/ custom 4.1.13 amd64 kernel, Nvidia-361 drivers, to a TV with HDMI

Introducing Tsu.co the Facebook Killer

I created this blog with the sole intention of being able to stop relying on facebook so much. In my quest to look and see if there was anything better, I stumbled across Tsu.co. And it has all the things that were good about Facebook. But it is so much more clean, and modern. Tsu is like a combination of Twitter and Facebook in a very great way.

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How Tsu.co Looks when you login. Content is brought right to you. It’s like a combination of Twitter and Facebook
Content is brought to you on Tsu, you don't have to search for content like on Facebook.
Content is brought to you on Tsu, you don’t have to search for content like on Facebook.

Not to mention there is one major difference between Tsu and Facebook, Tsu will pay you for your content. You read that right! Tsu pays you for your content. See Facebook gets rich off of people selling their soul to the devil that is Facebook, without anything in return. Ok Facebook did give me censorship, grief, and headache in return. If people aren’t willing to share content for the sake of just getting their own content out there, Facebook won’t make any money. So it’s the same flaw as MySpace had, there is really no incentive for you to stay on Facebook, or even to keep using it. I have to say Richard Stallman was completely right about Facebook. It is not a safe platform for journalists like me. While I doubt Tsu would still get Stallman’s love, I think it’s better because at least we are getting something out of us making ourselves public. Which to me being a more libertarian individual, appeals to me. I have been censored by Facebook over the years for Pro-Israel posts, things that didn’t violate Facebook terms, things other people have posted on pages I was merely a staff member of, and at times it appears as if I am being punished merely for the association with some people who are more outspoken.

Facebook is threatened by Tsu, and a declining number of people sharing on Facebook
Facebook is threatened by Tsu, and a declining number of people sharing on Facebook

One thing that is interesting, is it seems many of the people who are on Tsu, are people who were in a similar situation as me. Where we have been wrongfully punished by Facebook. My prediction is that as time goes on, the problems with Facebook will grow and grow. Facebook is really threatened by Tsu, to the point they were blocking Tsu.co until news outlets started picking it up. As Richard Stallman pointed out, this is not Facebook’s first attempts at censorship.

Tsu seems to be the response of people who are disappointed with Facebook
Tsu seems to be the response of people who are disappointed with Facebook

If you want to try out Tsu.co, my short name is Alonmg

So I finally moved wordpress from a Raspberry Pi

Yes… When I first started playing with wordpress I started on a Raspberry Pi zero. But after my account on facebook being wrongfully banned. I am ready and willing to embrace true freedom via the Free, Libre, and Open Source Software movement in the form of WordPress.

So I have connected this to my wordpress.com account

Hello everybody

This is Alon’s first post. So with this post I hereby declare my deprecation of the use of, and dependence on Facebook. I have decided to regain my independence and freedom from proprietary social media services. What prompted this all? Facebook has been wrongfully targeting and attacking me for the past few months. I have been wrongfully banned for things I haven’t even posted, or that don’t even violate Facebook terms.

The latest was obviously a bot that spammed about 18 accounts on Facebook were all attacked and taken down via this malicious attack. I was banned for 30 days, of which I have 26 remaining as of now. Facebook has no appeal system or way to get in contact with staff to resolve this. So I am hereby deprecating my use of Facebook. Until such a time as they are not such a monopolistic entity with little to no oversight, so as to prevent issues like this from happening.

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