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Posted 12-31-2010 at 06:22 AM by piyushmap


I’m 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 that's greater than 1.6. However, thanks to the instructions on, 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.
# 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
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New toys.

Posted 12-29-2010 at 11:01 AM by peonuser

Well now that what used to be called Russia is mandated to use linux, will we go from an arms or space race to a linux race? Food for thought...

Anyway the Insignia Infocast 8 inch tablet was on sale for sixty seven dollars, I had to get it. I have not opened the box yet. Lots of other things to do. If the browser still works with it, it will be a possible replacement for the ipad and or ipad touch.

Got a 1g switch for xmas. Needed that. My brother gave me his old linksys...
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