Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Intel graphics extreme color saturation using HDMI and M2250D

When I acquired the LG M2250D display I noticed that when connecting it to my computer via HDMI, under Windows, the colors would be extremely saturated. This issue was not reproduceable in other operating systems and also not via VGA (under Windows too).

Saturated color of Windows' window
Expected color of Windows' window

Monday, April 22, 2013

A working bashrc function without parameter expansion (globbing)

I have noticed that the function I had under my bashrc script to simplify the syntax of the find command wasn't actually working for all cases. When I passed asterisks for the search criteria, I was left with weird findings resulting from parameter expansion (globbing). Here is the failing function (from my home .bashrc):
function findf() {
   find $1 -name "$2" 2>/dev/null

Friday, April 19, 2013

ADB - CPU usage and staggering mouse cursor

After tuning my system to develop an Android app, I noticed that every time ADB (Android Debug Bridge) daemon was started, the mouse cursor (and all graphics for that matter, as well as other I/O tasks like playing music) in my GNU/Linux system would start flickering, staggering, jumping, get slow, I'm not even sure what to call it. Besides that, the CPU usage was always around 2% to 7% (if seen from KSysGuard, lower using ps).
KSysGuard shows the ADB daemon consuming an average 4% CPU time