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Happy New Year!

Posted 12-31-2010 at 07:15 PM by beetleman64 (Sensible World of Linux)

It is Saturday the 1st of January 2011 (or 1/1/11) here in Scotland, and has been for around 15 minutes. And what a year it has been. Open source may have become invisible, but that didn't stop the march of Linux into many aspects of our lives - not least mobile phones.

But we can't stay serious for long. Have a great 2011, wherever you may be, whomever you're with, and whatever you're doing! And you never know: 2011 may just be the year of Linux...
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Posted 12-31-2010 at 06:22 AM by piyushmap

Hello,

Iím Piyush, 26 years old and I live at Jaipur in India. Currently, I work as a Linux Administrator and have been in the industry for last 4 years. I have been a great fan of Linux and Open Source Softwares. This site is primarily created for sharing knowledge as I believe sharing is the key factor for knowledge enhancement.


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UGH! I hate broken configure scripts/pkg-config setups (cairo-compmgr/vala)

Posted 12-30-2010 at 04:15 PM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)

Seriously, one of the most annoying things about linux and open source is the constant changing of library names and versions and the inconsistent use of pkg-config or the lack their of!

OK so the configure script for cairo-compmgr does a check for vala which goes fine. It knows where the compiler is and what to do. But later in the script it uses pkg-config to double check the library dependencies and it can't find vala... why? well because the script checks for the library 'vala-1.0'...
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HowTo: Run a more *UPDATED* Android On Your PC

Posted 12-30-2010 at 05:05 AM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)
Updated 12-30-2010 at 01:33 PM by Kenny_Strawn

There was an article in the Syndicated News forum that told how to run Android on your PC but referred to Live Android, which is DEPRECATED.

To get a more updated version of Android on your computer, you have to build it from source as there is currently no build for any PCs (aside from specific vendors) on the official site (which has moved to http://android-x86.org) that's greater than 1.6. However, thanks to the instructions on http://android-x86.org/getsourcecode, that shouldn't...
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Fluxbox - Display Message on Desktop

Posted 12-30-2010 at 02:05 AM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)

Well I couldn't find a good solution to displaying text on the desktop similar to what conky does without actually using conky with only text display, So I decided to go with controlling window settings based on the custom window class of an xterm. I think it came out nicely.

desktop.sh
Code:
#!/bin/bash
# Not -R is a vim flag for Readonly to prevent accidental edits.
xterm -rv -fn 10x20 -class DMsg -e vim /path/to/textfile.txt -R
.fluxbox/apps...
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