This was rather quirky, but after installing DirectX from Microsoft, my pc started to get a gpu error (intel) whenever I run any graphic intensive Adobe software (photoshop, illustrator, etc.)

I found out that an app from Adobe – sniffer_gpu.exe would eat up about 30% of CPU power after I load Photoshop. I asked Google, didn’t give a definite answer but here’s what I understood, it could be a driver issue.

I already had the latest Intel software for my laptop which is an ASUS X555LN so here’s the fix I did:

I reinstalled the Intel VGA driver.

Then everything was running smoothly and there were no errors anymore. Computers are unpredictable. But hope this helps ^_^

 

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I have a Seagate Central at home acting as a NAS and was already connected to one of the shared folders which was password protected. When I tried to connect to my wife’s shared folder to copy some files, I got this error: Hmmm, cryptic error but I was already aware that I was connected [...]

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Can’t imagine that it has been almost two years since I started out with DigitalOcean. As far as my experience is concerned, so far so good. A good number of things have changed when I hit a year staying with DigitalOcean. Thankfully, we never had any big issues whatsoever because the Droplets at DigitalOcean has [...]

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I made a mistake of switching the HD with an SSD too soon on my ASUS X555LN (preinstalled with Windows 8.1), I actually forgot to make an image backup of the OS partition. Worse, I didn’t want to go through another episode of opening the laptop since it was one heck of a job and [...]

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Just yesterday, I couldn’t finish a 6GB transfer to my Seagate Central NAS because my wireless connection kept dropping. Found out that this is a common problem for the D-Link DIR-615 router. Only solution would be to update the firmware to DD-WRT. So upgrade I did. These are the steps I took to complete the [...]

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Finally decided to retire my now 5 year old laptop, the reliable ASUS F8SG. Hasn’t failed me yet, stock hard disk still works after all these years though I upgraded it to SSD early this year. After a couple of weeks of search, I settled on an ASUS X555LN, box says this model is an ASUS [...]

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I was just scouring the web to look for an equivalent to the Linux touch command on Windows 7 and landed on this goldmine. A set of native Win32 Linux commands! This is a better option than running Cygwin since applications run on native (that word again) Win32 mode and not in an emulation. This means [...]

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This is a follow-up review on one of the most promising cloud companies I’ve encountered, DigitalOcean. I started with a droplet from them a year ago and published my experience with DigitalOcean here. Now, I’m still with them and I couldn’t be more happier. When I started out, things were a lot simpler then, there [...]

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Here’s a guide to install and configure a free SSL certificate from StartSSL. This guide is specific to web servers running CentOS with nginx as the http server. Creating the Key Files and SSL Certificate First off, you’ll need to generate all the files required, to install an SSL certificate. The following describes how to [...]

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I had the luck to forget the root MySQL password on one of my servers today (a VPS with CentOS 6.2). So I had no choice but to reset the root password. Just in case you get in the same boat with me, here’s what I did. First off, stop the MySQL server. service mysqld [...]

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