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No Or Black Textures in American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2 on Linux

Euro Truck Simulator 2 on Linux Since ETS2 and ATS have native support on Linux I wanted to try it. Installed steam, installed ETS2, started up the game, tried to play the tutorial: no textures!? After some investigation I found out that the (X)Ubuntu I'm running is missing a package that provides texture compression to Mesa. It's called libtxc-dxtn-s2tc, and having installed that it works like a dreams! You can install it by using your favourite package manager or via terminal: sudo apt-get install libtxc-dxtn-s2tc Hope this helps you out as well!

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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 with 2 graphic cards

Recently tried I installing Xubuntu 12.04 on one of my machines, but at some point of the installation it crashed. Or it appeared to have crashed. I've got 2 graphic cards in that machine, one on-board (ATI), one dedicated (NVidia), and had a hard time figuring out how to get through the install. It didn't matter if I set the dedicated or on-board graphics card as the primairy one in the bios. So after a lot of switching around, turning off the on-board graphics and so on I finally figured it out. I had to use both of the graphic cards, both connecting to my monitors. After completing the installation I plugged both monitors into my dedicated graphics card, and could configure them properly with the nvidia configuration tool.

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Fixed: The selected configuration for displays could not be applied - Ubuntu 12.04

f After installing Ubuntu 12.04 and selecting the proper driver for my ATI graphics card, I couldn't get my 2 monitors to work like I wanted them to be. I got the following error: The selected configuration for displays could not be applied. After some research I found out that you should run some progams to make the screens work properly. Here are the steps: 1. Install the ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver. Do not install the post-release updates version, it didn't work at all on my pc. 2. Restart your system. 3. Open a terminal and type: sudo amdcccle, or open ATI Catalyst Control Center (Administrative). Here you can configure your screens. 4. Update your /etc/X11/xorg.conf by running sudo aticonfig --initial 5. Restart again 6. Open System Settings -> Displays, and configure your screens again. 7. It should be working like a charm now.

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Linux celebrates it's 20th birthday!

Yes, it's 20 years ago that Linus Torvalds decided to bring his hobby to the public. In his first e-mail it's clear that he didn't it could get as big as it is today. It's also funny to see that he stated that his OS 'probably never will support anything other than AT-harddisks', because he didn't have any other harddisks. Now it supports over 9000 harddisks!!! Well, maybe not over 9000, but it supports almost every harddisk. Congratulations to Linus and the whole Linux community!

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Ubuntu 11.04 is released!

The biannual release of Ubuntu got out today. You should try it, it's worth it. Just install it on your windows-partition, reboot, and load Ubuntu. If you don't like it, reboot again, choose windows, go to software and uninstall. But I suggest to try it for a few days. http://www.ubuntu.com/

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