23 Oktober 2003

General System Setup

Hmmm... gut zu wissen... General System Setup: "Issuing the command hostname new_host_name may not be enough. To avoid the dreaded sendmail lock, follow these steps (only valid for a stand--alone machine):
* edit /etc/sysconfig/network and change the hostname therein (e.g. new_host_name.your_domain);
* edit /etc/HOSTNAME appropriately;
* append the new hostname in the line in /etc/hosts: localhost new_host_name.your_domain"

Levitating, Meditating, Flute-playing Gnu

GNU Project - Levitating, Meditating, Flute-playing Gnu - Free Software Foundation (FSF): "This color drawing depicts a levitating gnu, deep in meditation, wrapped snuggly in a gold robe. Both he and his computer float gracefully above the floor--only his tail lightly touches the ground. He gently holds a flute between his front hooves, as if he has just gotten the inspiration to play music. There is a gleam in his eyes as he gazes ahead at his computer screen."
Kein weiterer Kommentar...

Linux Apps for NOKIA Cell Phones

Dies hier TuxMobil: Linux Apps for NOKIA Cell Phones) ist dann Schritt 2 (oder 3, oder 4)...

Linux On Mobile Computers

Sehr informativ: TuxMobil: Linux On Mobile Computers: "The TuxMobil site is dedicated to Linux On Mobile Computers. It leads you to a lot of useful hands-on information, HOWTOs, and FAQs about installing and running Linux, BSD, Solaris and other UniXes on laptops, PDAs, cell phones, portable music players, wearables and other mobile computer devices."

nVidia Problems

Installation Infos
Hm, wieso schreiben alle, das der 420go unterstuetzt wird von debians 4.1.0 xserver? Hier nach wird er es nicht... (also erstmal das Netzwerk zum Laufen bringen, und dann mal ein bisschen das System auf den neuesten Stand bringen...)

After the installation, the X-server may fail to start with the following error:
INIT: rc.gui: /opt/kde2/bin/kdm or X11 startup problems!
For X11, try running 'kxconfig' as root
INIT: Switching to runlevel:3
INIT: Sending processes the TERM signal
Press to continue

Press "ENTER" and login as root.
Edit the /boot/grub/menu.lst file and change the line:
kernel=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.13-modular vga=274 quiet root=/dev/hda1
kernel=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.13-modular vga=791 quiet root=/dev/hda1

vga=791, frame buffering 1024x768 (max. Internal resolution)

For convenience, here is the Frame Buffer table in decimal terms

> Colors 640x480 800x600 1024x768 1280x1024 1600x1200
> --------+---------------------------------------------
> 256 | 769 771 773 775 796
> 32,768 | 784 787 790 793 797
> 65,536 | 785 788 791 794 798
> 16.8M | 786 789 792 795 799

The nVidia GeForce4 420 Go 16MB video chip is not supported in the Xfree86 4.1.0 engine (nor under 4.2.1 engine) therefore, you can
use the generic VESA driver with frame buffering.
A good 1024x768 16bit (64k colour) wasreached.

If you want to use the full support of the nVidia GeForce4 420 Go video chip, you need to download the latest Linux "nvidia" driver version
1.0-3123 or newer available at:


ACPI für Toshiba 2430

Installation Infos
Ist zwar für SuSE 8.2, aber trifft ja vielleicht trotzdem zu (mal sehen, was im Kernel 2.6 gehen wird)...

Available states S0 S3 S4 S5.

enable ACPI functions with:
$> modprobe ac battery button fan processor thermal toshiba_acpi


$> acpi -V
-> (e.b battery, thermal states)

$> cat /proc/acpi/info
-> version: 20030228
-> supported states: S0 S3 S4 S5

shutdown -h now
-> shutdown, power off

echo -n x > /proc/acpi/processor/CPU0/performance
-> CPU performance
X = 0 or1
0 = high
1 = low

S0 - System run
S3 - "Suspend to Ram": Not supported on SUSE kernel
S4 - "Suspend to Disk": Not supported on Suse, but patch available:
aka "Hibernate" patch:
S5 - "Soft Off": should work even on SUSE

Detailed description:

IrDA fuer Toshiba

Installation Infos
Eine Anleitung um IrDA zu installieren:

Download and install Daniele Peri's Toshsat1800-irdasetup:

If you installed it in /usr/local/sbin then add the following lines to
your /etc/modules.conf
# IRDA settings
pre-install smc-ircc /usr/local/sbin/toshsat1800-irdasetup
options smc-ircc ircc_dma=3 ircc_irq=7 ircc_cfg=0x2e ircc_sir=0x2e8
alias irda0 smc-ircc

start irda manually by irattach irda0 -s and check whether it works by
putting an irda device in range and running irdadump.

if you want to start and stop the services via the init scripts of
redhat then you have to edit the file /etc/sysconfig/irda as follows

and then you can start (or stop) irda by

/etc/init.d/irda start (or stop)

For Palm synch (gpilotd in Gnome2) and Nokia 6510 synch (gammu) I simply
specified the port /dev/ircomm0 and it magically worked.

Special Thanks to Giuseppe Castagna for this infromation.

Linux on a Toshiba Satellite...

Mal wieder. Hab ich das eigentlich schon gepostet?
Linux on a Toshiba Satellite 2430-301: "I was able to install Debian GNU/Linux without an unreasonable amount of trouble." Naja. Aber ein Kernel .config ist hier dabei, sollte man mal vergleichen...

22 Oktober 2003

Elasto Mania Home

Elasto Mania Home: "Elasto Mania is a motorbike simulation game based on a real physical model. To try out the first 18 stages of the full version, download its free shareware demo version."

TrackMania Racing Construction Kit Revealed

Slashdot | TrackMania Racing Construction Kit Revealed: "Thanks to Eurogamer for their first impressions of PC racing game construction title, TrackMania. The preview explains: 'Imagine RollerCoaster Tycoon where you can hop in a truck and zip around after you've laid the final block. That's TrackMania', and notes that '[the developers] Nadeo promise that track designs will be swappable, downloadable and just a few kilobytes in size.'"

apt-get.org: Unofficial APT repositories - full list

apt-get.org: Unofficial APT repositories - full list: "nvidia debs for all debian kernels built from the nvidia-kernel-src and nvidia-glx-src packages." Und noch vieles mehr... *puh*

3D-Beschleunigung mit NVidia-Grafikkarten unter Debian einrichten

Debian FAQ: "Für die allgemeine Konfiguration der Hardware und Installation der 3D-Software (z.B. Action-Spielen) gelten die Howtos, die Sie im Netz finden. Folgen Beschreibung ist für die Installation der NVidia-Treiber ist auf Debian angepasst und sollte statt der 0815-Anleitung im NVidia-FAQ genommen werden. Ich gehe davon aus, dass XFree-4.1.x einsatzbereit installiert ist und der 'nv' Treiber läuft. Das gleiche gilt für die Kernel-Version, es sollte ein aktueller 2.4.x-Kernel sein (FAQ, Punkt 1 beachten)." Na, das wollen wir dann mal sehen...

Fitness Racer: PC Control of an RC Car

Slashdot | Fitness Racer: PC Control of an RC Car: "This project gives step-by-step instructions source for connecting a cheap RC car to your parallel port and driving it around with a Dance Dance Revolution pad (or joystick)." Hmmmmm.....

Enterprise Op Platt

Ein cineastischer Leckerbissen... Filmemoker GbR: "Apparatspott – Gerangel in Ruum"

Der Feldherr von Zentropa

Regisseure: Der Feldherr von Zentropa - Kultur - SPIEGEL ONLINE: "Der dänische Quälgeist und Regie-Monomane Lars von Trier zeigt in 'Dogville' ein finsteres Amerika."

21 Oktober 2003

How NOT to install computer hardware

How NOT to install computer hardware: "Well, for the sake of these retailers as well as those having to buy these opened boxes, this article covers the basics of how NOT to install newly purchased hardware."

17 Oktober 2003

Maya now Free for Personal Use

Oha, das ist ja mal was: Slashdot | Maya now Free for Personal Use: "'Alias announced today that their leading software, Maya has become a free download for non-commercial applications. Thanks a lot, Alias. Now I can record the video for my next game. :)'"
Hat sonst einige kEUR gekostet (Hardware-Dongle, und und und...)

16 Oktober 2003

Wired Interview with Linus Torvalds

Slashdot | Wired Interview with Linus Torvalds: "Wired has a lengthy interview with Linus Torvalds contrasting the tedium of his humble life with his superhero cult status, and also briefly mentioning his take on the SCO mess, Richard Stallman and John 'maddog' Hall. My favourite quote: 'He jokingly refers to himself as Linux's hood ornament'."

Slashdot | iPods are for Audiophiles

Slashdot | iPods are for Audiophiles: "'Wes Phillips in this month's Stereophile magazine shows the iPod to be an audiophile-quality device. AIFF seems to be the high-resolution ripping option. Says Phillips, 'Dynamics were impressive, imaging was nuanced and detailed, and the frequency extremes sounded extended and natural.''"

Ein Rauchergedicht

Na, das ist doch mal eine Idee, um die "freien" Flächen sinnvoll zu nutzen
rauchergedicht.de: "Du kennst die neuen Warnhinweise auf den Zigarettenpäckchen, glaubst aber, dass Du Dich selbst noch viel konsequenter auf die Gefahren des Rauchens hinweisen solltest ;-)"

13 Oktober 2003

The Tao of Programming

The Tao of Programming: "Book 1 -- The Silent Void Thus spake the master programmer: 'When you have learned to snatch the error code from the trap frame, it will be time for you to leave.'"
Immer gut zum Nachschlagen...

TMZ's Quotes

Und noch mehr lustige Sprueche: TMZ's Quotes: "Here are all of the nifty quotes that I have on the main pages."

Quotable Quotes

Lustige Zitate gibt's hier: Quotable Quotes: "Well, here's my collection of more or less useful non-Star Trek quotes. (If you're looking for Trek quotes, go here.)"

10 Oktober 2003

Nur Module für Debian bauen

In dieser FAQ steht's: "2.7 Kernel-Module bauen für Debian-Kernel", der Kernel wird laut 2.8 übersetzt...

Kernel Traffic

Um den Überblick zu behalten, siehe Welcome To Kernel Traffic: "Kernel Traffic is a group of newsletters, but it is also one particular newsletter that covers some activities of the linux-kernel mailing list, the main mailing list for Linux kernel development. On it, Linus Torvalds, Alan Cox and a lot of other amazing programmers from around the world share patches, argue about implementation details, discuss the news of the day, and generally make history."

Signaturen und taglines

Wenn man hierher guckt, sieht man "Die coolsten Signatures". Und das ist nicht übertrieben...

09 Oktober 2003

Noch mehr Linux on Toshiba

Linux on Toshiba Satellite 2410: "I am delighted to report that it works like a charm on my Toshiba Satellite 2410-404."
Und er spricht von Debian...

06 Oktober 2003

Linux Support for Toshiba PC

Linux Support for Toshiba PC: "FYI - I have my Satellite 2435-S255 Working GREAT with Mdk 9.1" -- aber so richtig einfach ist es nicht...

Linux Support for Toshiba PCs

Sogar eine offizielle Seite gibt es hier: Linux Support for Toshiba PCs.

Linux on Laptops

Linux on Laptops: "Running Linux on Toshiba Laptop and Notebook Computers" hoert sich auch gut an. Wenn man nur mehr Zeit haette... ;)

Linux on a Toshiba Satellite

Linux on a Toshiba Satellite: "I was able to install Debian GNU/Linux without an unreasonable amount of trouble." Komisch, ich nicht. Aber immerhin, so kann ja mal weiter probieren...

SquawkBox.tv - Interactive weblog commenting

Das wollte ich ja immer noch mal einbauen... Hiermit wuerde es wohl gehen.
SquawkBox.tv - Interactive weblog commenting: "We provide a way of adding commenting to your existing weblogs. Thousands of bloggers in over 100 countries already use SquawkBox for commenting - it's fast, reliable and free."

02 Oktober 2003


Open Source Applications Foundation: "Chandler is intended to be an open source personal information manager for email, calendars, contacts, tasks, and general information management, as well as a platform for developing information management applications. It is currently under development and will run on Windows, Mac, and Linux-based PC's."
Wird irgendwann auch mal interessant werden...

Die Halloween-Dokumente und -- SCO

Halloween IX: It Ain't Necessarily SCO: "SCO, having willingly made itself a sock puppet for the boys in Redmond, therefore becomes the first company other than Microsoft to have its utterances admitted to the gallery of infamy that is the Halloween Documents."
Mit anderen Worten: SCOs Klageschrift wird jetzt im Stil der Halloween-Dokumente auseinandergenommen (und wie...) ;)

The OnBoard Suite -- an integrated development environment for and *on* the Palm

The OnBoard Suite -- an integrated development environment for and *on* the Palm: "The OnBoard Suite is a C-language development environment that runs on and builds code for, the Palm handheld platform."
Nicht schlecht. Vielleicht sollte man sich doch noch so ein Spielzeug zulegen...

Hyperlinks in pdftex

Hier steht's, wie's geht:Re:Mein Senf dazu... (heise online News-Forum): "/usepackage[bookmarks]{hyperref} /usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx}"
Zweiteres wird vom TeXnic Center ohnehin benutzt...

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