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Archive for October, 2010

nVidia, the dreamcrusher

Posted by essjae on October 28, 2010

Everytime nVidia releases a new version of the video card drivers, I keep up the hope that it will fix the “Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version XXX.XX stopped responding and has successfully recovered.”

I was hoping 260.99 would be the one…after all this has only affected every driver release since at least 195.62 which was back in December 2009.  Unfortunately, less than 24 hours after updating my drivers, the first error popped up.  Since this is on my Dell laptop, I’ve got no option for swapping out the video card.


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Installing VirtualBox 3.2 in Debian-based Linux Mint 9

Posted by essjae on October 13, 2010

I have struggled with this in the past, since VBox requires some different versions of packages that aren’t easily accessible/installable…at least until I found this hint.

  1. Download VBox
  2. From a terminal
      sudo dpkg -i "vbox-version".deb
      sudo apt-get -f install

That's it

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