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Nvidia Optimus, Clevo, and power management

21 Aug 2019

I've had a PC Specialist Optimus IX (Clevo N850EP6) laptop for a while, dual booting Debian testing (with kernel 4.19) and Windows 10. This laptop has a hybrid graphics system with an integrated Intel UHD 630 and a dedicated NVIDIA GTX 1060 and, while it works pretty well for the most part, there have been several issues regarding power management, freezes (looking at you lspci!) and other malfunctions.

"Luckily" I am not the only one who has had these issues, so I finally could find a good solution for my case.

Tags: bumblebee optimus nvidia bbswitch linux lspci power management pc specialist gtx debian clevo

Installing Zoe in a VPS

16 Aug 2015

I recently acquired a VPS for... things? Obviously, one of the first things I did was installing Zoe, especially since I wanted to use the sysinfo agent. Here's how that went.

Tags: server debian zoe linux

Google hangouts in Debian jessie

18 Jan 2014

I use a Debian testing distribution (x64) and the hangouts complement just didn't want to work (in firefox), always asking for its installation when trying to have a video "hangout", even though it's installed. Turns out that there is a particular library that prevents the complement from working, and that is libudev0.

Ironically, this library is no longer in the Debian testing repositories, using the more recent libudev1 instead. In order to get the complement to work, these steps should be enough.

Make sure that libudev1 is installed (which probably is):

$ dpkg -l libudev1

||/ Name           Version      Architecture Description
+++-==============-============-============-=================================
ii  libudev1:amd64 204-6        amd64        libudev shared library

Purge the complement (if installed) and remove the libudev0 library:

# apt-get purge google-talkplugin && apt-get remove libudev0

And then install the complement again. In my case:

# dpkg -i google-talkplugin_current_amd64.deb

Now, after restarting the web browser, the complement should work correctly.

Tags: jessie linux hangouts plugin debian google