Earlier versions of the sg device driver either have no version number (e.g. the original driver) or a version number starting with “2″. The drivers that support this new interface have a major version number of “3″. The sg version numbers are of the form “x.y.z” and the single number given by the SG_GET_VERSION_NUM ioctl() [...]
The sg driver permits user applications to send SCSI commands to devices that understand them. SCSI commands are 6, 10, 12 or 16 bytes long . The SCSI disk driver (sd), once device initialization is complete, only sends SCSI READ and WRITE commands. There a several other interesting things one might want to do, for [...]
Almost all computer and hardware manufacturers include a group of drivers for different hardware devices and often for each of the supported versions of Windows. For example, the driver CD you receive with your printer likely contains the drivers for dozens of different printers. Not just the printer you purchased, which means when installing the drivers make sure you’re installing the drivers for your printer, not another printer model and that you’re installing it for the version of Windows you’re running on your computer.
Q : What is over clocking? Overclocking is when you make your system processor run faster that its normal speed. This has many advantages and dis-advantages. Advantages : This is obvious, your system will run faster Dis-Advantages : Your hardware is likely to have a less life span. Your components will run at higher temperatures [...]
You’ve got a five-hour flight from Los Angeles to New York City, and one battery in your laptop. You’ve got work to do, DVDs to watch, and games to play. How are you going to get that battery to last? Well, hidden inside (and outside) your computer are lots of tricks to help you. Dimming [...]
Cause: Computer is booting from a non-bootable source. Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS. Corrupt NTLDR and/or NTDETECT.COM file. Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32. New hard disk drive being added. Corrupt boot sector / master boot [...]
You can get the information directly from /proc, you can use lspci, etc. And if you are using X then there are many ways to show this information in a nice way. Still, I would like to show you the power of this little tool (lshw) that I found very useful if you are using [...]
Intel introduced Hyper-Threading Technology (HT) in its line of Xeon processors in 2002. HT Technology enables multiprocessor servers to act as if they had twice as many processors installed. Intelâ€™s HT Technology allows a single processor to handle two independent sets of instructions at the same time. In essence, HT Technology converts a single physical [...]