Disabling Graphic Driver – Linux/Fedora


Hello all, I was facing a trouble with the graphic driver in Linux for the past few months. When I did the installation as per the previous post in my blog, there are some issues like missing library packages, unable to install the package etc,. After searching the net for a while, I found out the following solution for the graphic driver problems which will completely turn off the graphic card while we work in Linux based systems. This is the best way I found out by which I can work on Linux for hours together with out any battery drain  or over heating problems.

In the following steps we will be disabling the graphic card temporarily by making changes in the kernel files. For that just follow the instructions given here.

1) The changes which we will make to the kernel needs root access, so open a terminal as a root user.

2) Navigate to the vgaswitcheroo folder placed in the kernel.

cd /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo

In the vgaswitcheroo folder you can see a file called switch which controls the GPU of your system. When you don’t change any thing of that file you will get some thing like this when you open the switch file:

0:IGD:+:Pwr:0000:00:02.0
1:DIS: :Pwr:0000:01:00.0

Here in this file, the first one corresponds to the Intel GPU and the second one is the external graphic card which is a problem if we don’t have the graphic driver installed in Linux/Fedora. If we turn off the power supply for the graphic card then it is not at all a problem when working in Linux/Fedora

3) For turning off the graphic card just change the value of the switch file by executing the following command in the terminal as a root.

echo OFF > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch

After doing this you can see the change in the value of the switch file to:

0:IGD:+:Pwr:0000:00:02.0
1:DIS: :Off:0000:01:00.0

Now wait for a few minutes and see the battery status. You can see the change in the amount of backup time.

Permanent Solution using the above procedure

If you follow the above procedure, you need to do the above process every time. If you think that is an un-necessary task every time when you log in to the system, just follow the below procedure. 🙂

Open a terminal as a root and just paste the following commands in the terminal:

cd 
gedit .bashrc

Now .bashrc file will open and just copy the following to the .bashrc file.

echo OFF > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch

Now, just save the file and exit. The thing what you did just now is you have added the above line to the .bashrc file which will be loaded on the system boot-up. This will directly execute the above command when the system files get loaded.

That’s it, I think this will resolve the problem of the graphic card. 🙂

Just please give me the feedback regarding the post in the comments.

Hope this helps. 🙂

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Trip to Diu and Daman


Now I am going to explain a part of it in which I went to Diu and Daman (Union Territory) with my cousins. It was an amazing place, but the time we went is not suitable for that spot. Actually it is a place which is to be visited during Rainy Season. It took around four hours to reach from Mumbai to Silvassa.

Silvassa is the capital of Diu and Daman. We reached Silvassa around 10:00 in the morning. First we thought of going to Lion Safari. I was so excited that we are going for a Lion Safari. But after going there only I came to know that it is not a lion safari. After going there I was surprised because it was only one lion in the park. I thought it would be boring even for the remaining part also. But my calculations went wrong.

After the lion safari we planned to visit the Damanganga dam . The way which led to the reservoir was amazing. It was a ghat road with lots of greenery. In the midway we stopped to have some pics with my cousins. One of my fav pics taken there was with my sister and brother (small kids). I got enough comments for that particular pic. 😛 After reaching there we thought of going for boating which was through the reservoir. We went all the way from one end of the reservoir to the other end of the reservoir. The place was truly amazing. It took around one hour to come back. In the mean while we had some snaps also. But one thing we missed is the Tarpa Festival.

After that we thought of going to the deer park. After a long waiting for around two hours we got our turn finally to go and visit some deer’s. The deer park was truly awesome. It was a safari of about 20 min. All the way through the way we travelled it was full of deer’s only. I was lucky enough to touch a deer which was passing by from our vehicle. But problem is the driver didn’t give enough time to take good pics of the deer’s.  But the time we spent in the deer park was like heaven for me because it was so pleasant and quite there.

That’s how it is done for that day. The next day we decided to spend the whole day in the beach. So we planned to go the Jampar Beach which is located in Daman. The thing is that whole of Silvassa is full of industries and Daman part is like Mumbai with full of tall buildings and apartments. By the time we reached the beach it was around 11:00 in the morning. When we went in the first thing which attracted my mind is paragliding. I’ve decided to do that since I was a person who is interested in adventures. 😀

It was an amazing experience when I was in air for the first time with a parachute on my back. It will be about 200 feet I was from the ground level in the air. I was shouting like hell coz I was so excited. One thing which I was surprised of the beach was the water went back around 500 ft during the morning time. Two more days we had fun covering the places there nearby including Surat. It was one of my best trips till now.

That’s it for my short trip to the Union Territory. 🙂

My Childhood and Teenage


Hi, since I have decided to tell about my life till now, it will be a little bit long. So I have decided to break this entire story into two parts. In this part I will be expressing my memories till 10th class and in the next part I will be explaining you the remaining part till now. It might be a bit boring reading my life story, I will try my level best to make it a good post.

My Childhood:
I was born in July 1993. My parents used to say that I was the most naughtiest child ever during my childhood. When ever some one comes to my home, I used to play a lot like anything regardless of age. I think that is one of the reason why most of the people hate me the most.

Basically for anyone their childhood is the best time ever in their life right? In the same manner for me also, my childhood is the best and had a lot of memorable moments which I can never forgot in my life. Sometimes, I remember my grand father(expired) who used to bring me from my school. I used to play with him all the time. My dad used to say that once we used to have a dog in our home and it was the best friend of mine during my childhood.

My complete school education is done in my hometown itself in Gayatri Model High School. During the entire school age from class 1 to 10 I have come across so many situations. For the entire school age I got some really good friends who always takes care of one another in need of help. My parents used to say that I was one of the most bright students in the class till 3rd class. After that I am no more like that because at that age my dad bought a computer. As every one knows, once there is a computer in home what a kid will actually do, start playing games on it. From then onwards my downgrade in studies started. 😀

During my 9th class my school decide to take us to excursion to Hyderabad. That was the first time ever in my life I went out with out my parents. Anyway on one side, I was excited that I was going to some new place for the first time. Our school decided us to take us to Ramoji Film City which is one among the best of all for the whole Andhra Pradesh. I was almost begging my parents that I wanted to go for that trip. All of my friends have decided that this would be the best time ever in our life where we can enjoy. That’s right with that trip almost all of us became really good friends.

Excursion tour to Hyderabad:
It is really fun traveling with friends right? Before we started the trip we got really strict instructions that we should behave in a good manner. But once when we got into the train the real fun started. The whole night we were singing songs and dancing in the train. After reaching Hyderabad we started to Ramoji Film City in bus. We were wonder struck by seeing the buildings and other. In Ramoji Film City we have enjoyed a lot, and there in Ramoji Film City for the first time ever I have seen a 3D film which was amazing.

My friends and myself

My friends and myself (A small kid in the corner :P)

In that trip we went to Snow-world where all of us really enjoyed. It is where they will be reducing the temperature to -ve and blows in snow(artificial). There almost all of us really enjoyed because there we have even played with our school teachers who were really strict. We took complete revenge on our teachers by throwing snow-balls at them. In the same manner they also replied to us by doing the same. But it was the only place where we had lot’s of fun. What my friends did is that all of them decided to attack on me. Suddenly all of my friends started throwing snow at me. Very soon I was almost filled out with snow and was looking like a snow man. Remaining days we went to some of the important places in Hyderabad.

One funny thing is in Ramoji Film City there was a ride “Tumbler” which revolves us in a circle. The first time I somehow managed to get into that ride because people below 5ft were not allowed. The next time when I tried going for the same ride again the security guard caught me and told me that “This ride is not for children like you.” Anyway I got a chance to try all the adult rides at least one time.

Next is class 10 and all of us started our preparations for the exams. My style of preparation for the exams is completely different. I won’t even study the day before the exam also if parents are not at home. During the preparation holidays for us, what I did is really adverse when compared to my remaining classmates. The very next movement when my mom went to office, I had started the system and started playing games. Some how, I managed to get through the exams.

Escaping from the clutches of death:
During my 7th class I asked my parents to get me a cycle, so that I can learn cycling and can go out freely. According to my wish they gave me a cycle and I have started learning riding on my own. Once I got complete grip on cycle, I have started riding really fast on the street roads. My parents got many complaints on me regarding my fast and reckless driving. Even though my parents warned me so many times, I never listened to those people. Once when I was riding on the streets along with my friends, I suddenly clashed with an ambassador and I was down on the road. From the other side it was a truck coming at an avg speed, and by the time he applied the brakes the tires were almost at my neck. Thank god, I was saved with some major injuries. That day I got really good scoldings from my parents and after that it was only in 10th I got my cycle back and this time I never repeated the mistake again.

I feel like as if I was taking a lecture class. Ok, I will stop here and I will continue the remaining part in the next part. Thanks for reading…. 🙂