The laptop brightness key provide easy management of brightness options from the keyboard. This is done with or without the combination of the FN key, depending upon your manufacturer. Unfortunately, some Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04 users using NVIDIA graphic cards are having problem with using this key and are unable to change the screen brightness from their keyboard. A solution to this problem is to edit dit xorg.conf. Below is a procedure which can make your laptop’s brightness button functional again for your Ubuntu OS (NVIDIA users only).
The G-Slate is the first 4G capable Honeycomb tablet from T-Mobile and LG. It is the first tablet to feature 3D capabilities including the much talked about 3D video recording. Packed with a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, this device definitely deserves root access to unleash the beast inside it. Well guess what? The G-Slate has been rooted, thanks to XDA-Developers forum member Chandon
. However the guide is meant for Linux users right now. More on how to root your G-Slate after the jump.
Are you a gaming fan and got yourself an NVIDIA Tegra powered Android phone or tablet to enjoy high-performance hardware-accelerated gaming on your device, but having a hard time finding games optimized for the Tegra platform? Your game finding worries should now be over, as NVIDIA’s Android game-discovery app, the NVIDIA Tegra Zone
has been officially launched and is available for download from the Android Market for free. The app is a one stop shop for the best Android games out there – “The Destination for Mobile Games”, as claimed by the folks at NVIDIA – and a place where you can share your favorite games with your friends. More information after the jump.
GPU Caps Viewer
is an application which displays all the information regarding installed graphics card/GPU. The information is based on OpenGL/OpenCL/CUDA API level support. It serves the need of knowing everything which is related in some way or the other with graphics card, OpenGL, video rendering strength, Pixel shading capability, etc.
Do you often switch graphic cards on your Mac? There are many Mac users out there who prefer moving back & forth between two or more graphical cards installed on their systems due to various reasons. Some do this to conserve power, others for using a particular application. Sometimes whilst using Mac, all of a sudden you need extra power to use a specific application, for instance a video or multimedia tool that requires higher energy, in that case you'll need to quit all applications since a log out is required to switch to a new card.
If you are looking to modify your Nvidia Bios and change settings like sign-on information, GPU and memory clocks, etc then look no further. NVIDIA Bios Editor is a free standalone tool for Windows that lets user modify the Nvidia Bios the way he/she wants. Also check out RivaTuner which has a pretty awesome GUI.
GPU-Z is a free, lightweight, and standalone tool designed to give you detailed information on your graphic card GPU. It supports both Nvidia and ATI Graphic GPUs.
Just run it(no installation required) and it will detect your GPU instantly. The information for your GPU will be shown in a simple-to-use window. It displays some basic information such as GPU technology, size, release date, shaders, DirectX support, pixel fill rate, memory size, bus width, bandwidth, GPU clock, etc. Read More
Do you want to tweak your graphic card, maybe you are looking to optimize or overclock it? In any case RivaTuner does a good job. It is a powerful tweaking software that supports all Nvidia Graphic cards and many popular ATI ones. Read More
Do you have a Nvidia Graphic card? The latest firmware from Nvidia installs a script that enables Nvidia Control Panel on desktop right-click context menu. This can slow down the loading speed of the context menu when you right-click on the Desktop if you are using a low-end computer. In my case, I simply don’t need this option because it’s useless. If you are in same situation like me, its time to disable/remove it. Read More
When you install a hardware or plug in a new device Windows 7 / Vista automatically selects the best driver. But sometimes you get a CD with your device that includes a driver with more features and a software too. You can also find the latest driver from the Company’s website that made the external device or hardware that you bought. If you don’t know how to update your device or hardware driver, then here is the easy way to do it.
Note: This tutorial also indirectly helps in answering the following question “How To Update Your Graphic Card or Display Adapter ?”.
Note: This post is for those who have Nvidia graphic card installed on their computer.
The "NVIDIA Control Panel" can be directly accessed from Start menu or Start Search menu in Windows Vista, generally its not used much often and doesn't;t require a separate item in the desktop context menu. If it annoys you then you probably didn't realize that it's easy to remove. For those who doesn’t know what we're talking about, see the screenshot after the jump, here's the menu item we're looking to remove. Read More