Ubuntu howto: 3D support on nvidia GeForce 8xxx cards

  1. Get the current linux-nvidia drivers from nvidia.com
  2. Instal build-essentia, xserver-xorg-dev, linux-headers-‘insert your kernel version here
    sudo apt-get install build-essential xserver-xorg-dev linux-headers-2.6.x
  3. Stop your x.org server
    sudo /etc/init.d/./gdm stop
  4. In /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common, add nv to DISABLED_MODULES=””
  5. Run the installation script you got from nvidia, it should take you through the installation process. When asked if you want to download a suitable Kernel from nvidia, select no.
  6. When asked if you want to auto-configure xorg.conf select yes and reboot your machine.

Zonbu green computer

Zonbu.com is offering an environment-friendly (running at 15W) slim computer powered by open source software (Linux, Mozilla Firefox, OpenOffice).

Zonbu is a compact, ultra low power mini with all the bells and whistles:

  • Intel-compatible ultra-low power CPU
  • 512 MB RAM + 4GB flash-based local storage
  • Graphics up to 1400 x 1050 (16 million colors). Hardware graphics and MPEG2 acceleration
  • PC-compatible ports for keyboard and mouse
  • 6 USB ports to plug-and-play all standard USB accessories
  • Broadband ready: 10/100 Mbps Ethernet built-in

Currently, the zonbu can be purchased in some kind of financial planning. Im sure some retail version around 250€ would be a hit on the market.

This device would certainly look good in the living room although there will probably be some limitation regarding multimedia (since there is no interlal DVD drive) . Design also customizable so it will fit virtually anywhere in the house.

The homepage seems to be under construction at the moment. Some pages are not up yet, but have a look yourself at www.zonbu.com