Install NVIDIA 340.108 Driver on Ubuntu

Last Updated on January 14, 2022 by Pupli

Install NVIDIA proprietary drivers on Debian / Ubuntu / Linux Mint / LMDE and disable the nouveau driver

Make sure that you system is up-to-date and you are running latest kernel, also make sure that you don’t have any Debian / Ubuntu / Linux Mint / LMDE NVIDIA package installed

## Ubuntu / Debian / Linux Mint / LMDE ##
apt update

apt upgrade

## Debian and Linux Mint ##
apt autoremove $(dpkg -l nvidia-driver* |grep ii |awk '{print $2}')

## Ubuntu ##
apt autoremove $(dpkg -l xserver-xorg-video-nvidia* |grep ii |awk '{print $2}')

apt reinstall xserver-xorg-video-nouveau

Install needed dependencies

## Ubuntu / Debian / Linux Mint ##
apt install linux-headers-$(uname -r) gcc make acpid dkms libglvnd-core-dev libglvnd0 libglvnd-dev dracut wget patch libgtk2.0-0

Disable nouveau

Create or edit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

Append ‘blacklist nouveau’

echo "blacklist nouveau" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

Edit /etc/default/grub

Append ‘rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau’ to end of ‘GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=”…”‘.

## Example row on Debian ##
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau"

## OR with Ubuntu and Linux Mint ##
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau"

Update grub2 conf

## BIOS and UEFI ##
update-grub2

Generate initramfs

## Backup old initramfs nouveau image ##
mv /boot/initrd.img-$(uname -r) /boot/initrd.img-$(uname -r)-nouveau
 
## Generate new initramfs image ##
dracut -q /boot/initrd.img-$(uname -r) $(uname -r)

Create new directory for inttf NVIDIA patcher

cd ~
mkdir NVIDIA
cd NVIDIA

Download / Update inttf NVIDIA patcher

wget -O inttf-nvidia-patcher.sh https://nvidia.if-not-true-then-false.com/patcher/inttf-nvidia-patcher.sh

Make inttf NVIDIA patcher executable

chmod +x inttf-nvidia-patcher.sh

Download and patch your drivers

./inttf-nvidia-patcher.sh -v 340.108

Reboot to runlevel 3

systemctl set-default multi-user.target

reboot

Run NVIDIA Binary

./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-340.108-patched-kernel-5.15.run
systemctl set-default graphical.target

reboot

References
https://www.if-not-true-then-false.com/2021/debian-ubuntu-linux-mint-nvidia-guide/
https://www.if-not-true-then-false.com/2020/inttf-nvidia-patcher/

Install .NET 6 SDK on Linux Ubuntu 21.10

Last Updated on December 30, 2021 by Pupli

wget https://packages.microsoft.com/config/ubuntu/21.04/packages-microsoft-prod.deb -O packages-microsoft-prod.deb
sudo dpkg -i packages-microsoft-prod.deb
rm packages-microsoft-prod.deb
sudo apt-get update; \
sudo apt-get install -y apt-transport-https && \
sudo apt-get update && \
sudo apt-get install -y dotnet-sdk-6.0

References
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/core/install/linux-ubuntu

Transient fault handling in gRPC with retries in C#

gRPC calls can be interrupted by transient faults. Transient faults include:

  • Momentary loss of network connectivity.
  • Temporary unavailability of a service.
  • Timeouts due to server load.

When a gRPC call is interrupted, the client throws an RpcException with details about the error. The client app must catch the exception and choose how to handle the error.

var client = new Greeter.GreeterClient(channel);
try
{
    var response = await client.SayHelloAsync(
        new HelloRequest { Name = ".NET" });

    Console.WriteLine("From server: " + response.Message);
}
catch (RpcException ex)
{
    // Write logic to inspect the error and retry
    // if the error is from a transient fault.
}

Duplicating retry logic throughout an app is verbose and error-prone. Fortunately, the .NET gRPC client now has built-in support for automatic retries. Retries are centrally configured on a channel, and there are many options for customizing retry behavior using a RetryPolicy.

var defaultMethodConfig = new MethodConfig
{
    Names = { MethodName.Default },
    RetryPolicy = new RetryPolicy
    {
        MaxAttempts = 5,
        InitialBackoff = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(1),
        MaxBackoff = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(5),
        BackoffMultiplier = 1.5,
        RetryableStatusCodes = { StatusCode.Unavailable }
    }
};

// Clients created with this channel will automatically retry failed calls.
var channel = GrpcChannel.ForAddress("https://localhost:5001", new GrpcChannelOptions
{
    ServiceConfig = new ServiceConfig { MethodConfigs = { defaultMethodConfig } }
});

References
https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/grpc-in-dotnet-6/
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/aspnet/core/grpc/retries?view=aspnetcore-6.0

gRPC client-side load balancing in C#

The following code example configures a channel to use DNS service discovery with round-robin load balancing:

var channel = GrpcChannel.ForAddress(
    "dns:///my-example-host",
    new GrpcChannelOptions
    {
        Credentials = ChannelCredentials.Insecure,
        ServiceConfig = new ServiceConfig { LoadBalancingConfigs = { new RoundRobinConfig() } }
    });
var client = new Greet.GreeterClient(channel);

var response = await client.SayHelloAsync(new HelloRequest { Name = "world" });

References
https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/grpc-in-dotnet-6/
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/aspnet/core/grpc/loadbalancing?view=aspnetcore-6.0

Parallel.ForEachAsync in .NET 6

using System.Net.Http.Headers;
using System.Net.Http.Json;

var userHandlers = new []  { "users/VahidN", "users/shanselman", "users/jaredpar", "users/davidfowl" };

using HttpClient client = new()
{
    BaseAddress = new Uri("https://api.github.com"),
};
client.DefaultRequestHeaders.UserAgent.Add(new ProductInfoHeaderValue("DotNet", "6"));

ParallelOptions parallelOptions = new() { MaxDegreeOfParallelism = 3 };

await Parallel.ForEachAsync(userHandlers, parallelOptions, async (uri, token) =>
{
    var user = await client.GetFromJsonAsync<GitHubUser>(uri, token);
    Console.WriteLine($"Name: {user.Name}\nBio: {user.Bio}\n");
});

public class GitHubUser
{
    public string Name { get; set; }
    public string  Bio { get; set; }
}

References
https://www.hanselman.com/blog/parallelforeachasync-in-net-6

Move an Application Window From Off-screen Back to Your Main Desktop

  1. Right-click on the Windows taskbar and select Cascade windows from the pop-up menu.
  2. Hold down the Shift key, then right-click on the appropriate application icon in the Windows taskbar.
  3. On the resulting pop-up, select the Move option.
  4. Begin pressing the arrow keys on your keyboard to move the invisible window from off-screen to on-screen. Typically, you will use the left arrow to move the window from right to left.

References
https://support.ti.davidson.edu/hc/en-us/articles/115016089728-Move-an-Application-Window-From-Off-screen-Back-to-Your-Main-Desktop-Windows