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Script to filter an Orage export .ics file for gnokii to write to Nokia series 40

Posted 05-12-2011 at 06:21 AM by catkin
Updated 06-26-2011 at 09:51 AM by catkin (Update, version 0.1 to 0.2)


This script is a workaround for gnokii not being able to set recurrence when loading calendar events to Nokia Series 40 phones. It is designed to work with data exported from Xfce's Orage calendar. It is at an early test stage, please report any problems via comments to this blog entry.

More specifically this script:
  • Works with a subset of RFC 5545 as seen in Orage 4.6.1 export files. In its GUI, Orage only supports BYDAY; it does not support BYMONTH, BYMONTHDAY,
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File Type: txt filter_orage_ics_for_gnokii-0.2.awk.txt (37.6 KB, 1 views)
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manually setting up a VPN tunnel (PPTP)

Posted 05-11-2011 at 11:30 PM by neonsignal

Creating a VPN tunnel involves setting up a few configuration files.

First add a line to /etc/ppp/chap-secrets. This has four columns:
{username} PPTP {password} *
Then create a PPTP connection file /etc/ppp/peers/{tunnel} (any tunnel name will do):
pty "pptp {server} --nolaunchpppd"
name {username}
remotename PPTP
file /etc/ppp/options.pptp
ipparam {tunnel}
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Freeze Installing Ubuntu

Posted 05-11-2011 at 06:56 PM by megasaputra

When I tried to install Ubuntu 11.04, my computer froze. Before, I installed Ubuntu, I deleted linux partition, cause my computer freeze in the first time I turn on my computer. So, I put Opensuse DVD to install in my computer. After that, my computer can operate as usual. But, I still can't install Ubuntu. May be, the cd was broken. I will try to install in hard disk.
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Deluge 1.3.1 won't load on Ubuntu natty 11.04 without error

Posted 05-11-2011 at 04:41 AM by carl0ski

After upgrading ubuntu Maverick and Lucid on my computers to Natty i found i could not load deluge at all
I also found the following symptoms.
  • All plugins missing from deluge , including
    all default plug ins
    scheduler, label autoadd, blocklist
  • deluge-gtk , deluge would quit without error

using a fresh Natty installation deluge would work.

the solution I listed all python package on the upgraded and fresh system to find
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The myth of user-friendliness.

Posted 05-10-2011 at 10:37 PM by TobiSGD

In this post I want to point out my view on the so called user-friendliness.

I often read in posts on this forums things like: "If you want a more user-friendly OS then go for Ubuntu or Mint.", "Debian is less user-friendly than Ubuntu." or "Slackware is not a user-friendly distribution."

But is that true? I think not, at least not in general.

At first I have to define what user-friendliness in my eyes is. Assuming that I...
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