I am Dave Jing Tian, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University working on system security. My research involves embedded systems, operating systems, and trusted computing. All opinions are my own.
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Category Archives: Linux Distro
The most terrible thing a Linux could have may be some errors reported by the file system. It is usually caused by power outages or bad blocks/sectors within the hard drive. Eventually, as a Linux user, you may at least … Continue reading
KVM is based on virtualization instruction set – either Intel vmx or AMD svm, which provides the ability to run the VM directly without emulation or translation. In other words, KVM could only be enabled if it sees vmx/svm in … Continue reading
Even though Fedora wiki has posted some common issues after the system is upgraded into Fedora 20, interestingly, none of them applies the issues I have encountered:( Anyway, this post is for guys who may have a little bit chance … Continue reading
Install a webcam on Linux is kind of tricky. The problem is almost none of the manufacturer would provide the Linux driver when delivering their products. And again, the power of open source community would be the hero again. There … Continue reading
Nvidia, you SUCK! If you are planning to install the latest official GPU driver for your latest Linux, which means most probably you wanna try CUDA, then please BE WARE! I had installed the 310.xx version of Nvidia Linux driver, … Continue reading