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Just annotations of little "how to's", so I know I can find how to do something I've already done when I need to do it again, in case I don't remember anymore, which is not unlikely. Hopefully they can be useful to others, but I can't guarantee that it will work, or that it won't even make things worse.
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Bulging capacitors on motherboard

Posted 08-18-2017 at 03:10 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 08-19-2017 at 02:34 PM by the dsc

A sequel to my topic, "onboard video card dying, or something else?", where Shadow_7 posted:

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Originally Posted by Shadow_7 View Post
Sounds about the time of this little piece of corporate espionage.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

I had a bad cap on an asus rt-n16. One of my old motherboards had a similarly spec'd cap that I replace it with. $80 saved.

If the bad caps are on the motherboard, a new video card wont save it.
Out of curiosity,...
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Annotations while trying to eventually get suspension and/or hibernation to work

Posted 08-16-2017 at 05:33 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 08-16-2017 at 06:18 PM by the dsc

I've never used this kind of thing, decided to give a try, as it seemed safe for all I was reading.

"pm-suspend-hybrid" did work, but after resuming, the CPU fan was reset to full speed all the time, as if the BIOS was set to have "smart fan control" disabled.

It may be also partly because some of the power management options (whatever is its name) are set to "S3" which I recall reading isn't really appropriate for suspension (which keeps...
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Stylish CSS userstyle for new google's image search, so you can spare an extra click

Posted 08-08-2017 at 08:58 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 08-08-2017 at 09:15 PM by the dsc

It's crude but seems to work. I simply don't get why webdesigners think it's a great idea to needlessly hide small menus under that "vertical ellipsis" icon. At very least those could be displayed just by hovering.

Code:
.irc_m {
    background-color: #fff;
    box-shadow: 3px 3px 12px rgba(0,0,0,0.4);
    margin-top: 0px;
    overflow: auto;
    padding: 0px 0;
    position: absolute;
    right: 8px;
    z-index: 2;
...
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GPU benchmarking... that was scary

Posted 08-06-2017 at 09:40 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

The computer I was using before apparently is dying... somewhat bulging capacitors, with the screen getting totally corrupt along with the sound, and "REISUB" doesn't work...

I've just moved the HDD/OS to a different motherboard, somewhat similar computer... and I was checking the actual hardware specs on "hardinfo"....

I clicked more or less accidentally on "GPU drawing", not noticing it was under the benchmark section (and not expecting...
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Minor but significant fix/tweak on GTK3's "clearlooks", getting away with excessive padding

Posted 07-14-2017 at 08:39 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 07-14-2017 at 08:41 PM by the dsc

I'm not a maintainer of this theme, this is a fix I did just for myself. Perhaps the theme's owners wouldn't even agree with it being a "fix".

GTK3's clearlooks had significantly more wasted space than its GTK2 predecessor. I guess it's due to the fad of "mobile first" design.

It's not that hard to make them more similar in this regard, all it requires is to open the CSS file and reduce several of the "padding" values.

I...
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