31 May 2010

28 May 2010

Menelkir Kernel 0.3


This is a test kernel, I don’t tested enough, but works for me (and maybe doesn’t work for you).


   Initial release, based on Main Dingux Kernel
   Optimized for size
   Release for test only (things may broke)

   Internal optimizations
   Some hardware testing

   Swap Support
   Removing unused debug and governors from CPU frequency scalling
   Adding Ingenic RTC SoC (from bkc_a320 @ Dingoonity)
   Removing unused logic from Kernel Hacking


27 May 2010

Gentoo CrossDev MIPsel entry in gentoo-wiki.com

I’m working on a simple entry in gentoo-wiki.com for MIPsel and related.

At this point I have a proper configured environment for cross-compile stuff for my dingux.


Comments and sugestions are welcome.

18 May 2010

Funtoo + Paludis

A good tutorial about using funtoo with paludis



In this week I'm giving a try to Exherbo (You can discover what is looking to the webpage).

Why I gave up with gentoo:

  1. I'm using Gentoo since 2001 and Funtoo since 2007. Funtoo is very well maintained and better than gentoo (if compared with the main gentoo portage tree), but isn't to me anymore. It's not even updated well than expected. For a little server (like my home server), Gentoo/Funtoo is a good one. For my desktop, it's other story.
  2. The Gentoo Consil is a bad joke IMHO, but I'll not talk about this.
  3. Portage is turning into a snowball, even more code added, more things are messed up. 

Why Exherbo:
  1. Just read the documentation and you'll see with your own eyes.
  2. The main tree is easily to interact and good to fix things.
  3. The community is exactly what I want: People trying to make the things work and not all this people just complaining why something doesn't work without trying to fix by himself.
  4. MUCH BETTER build control method than Gentoo.
  5. The "options" systems are MUCH MORE IMPROOVED than USEFLAGS from Gentoo
At this point, I'm building a system with exherbo with everything I need in my Personal Notebook, if everything goes ok, I'll post here. 
And the next move, maybe'll be my home server.

12 May 2010

Lenovo SL400 and Windows Vista/7

Just an advise:
If you’re reinstalling your system without using the recovery dvd, NEVER install the updates after ThinkVantage System Update. There’s a bug that will screw your windows installer forever and will force you to reinstall the entire OS.
Just install the system, update with System Update, and them, update your windows using Windows Update.

06 May 2010

Freedom ‘of’ also means freedom ‘from’ religion, Joe.

So, once again the Boston Herald has proven to me that it is a useless rag written by close-minded imbeciles who don’t have a full grasp of their prepositions. Joe Fitzgerald, the unremitting moron, authored a piece in the newspaper today titled“It’s freedom ‘of,’ not freedom ‘from’ religion, judge” in response to the news that Wisconsin judge Barbara Crabb had ruled the National Day of Prayer, scheduled to take place across the US tomorrow, is unconstitutional. Crabb backed this ruling by stating that “the government should not influence an individual’s decision to pray”. This sounds about right to me. But of course, Our Unremitting Moron thinks otherwise:
Abraham Lincoln, at the height of our Civil War, confided, “I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction I had nowhere else to go.”
There was nothing theoretical about our 16th president’s faith. Indeed, the final Act of Congress he signed before his assassination was the one that placed “In God We Trust” on all our currency.
That’s not Bible thumping. That’s just basic American history.
Yet a Wisconsin judge, Barbara Crabb, personifying the pathological secularism now rampant in our judiciary, recently ruled that the National Day of Prayer, which will be celebrated in communities across the land tomorrow, is unconstitutional because, she contends, the government should not influence an individual’s decision to pray.
This “pathological secularism now rampant in our judiciary” seems pretty on par with what we should want in our judicial system, right? If I knew that the person sentencing me was referencing their Bible/Torah/Quran while shaping their verdict, I’d be pretty pissed (and also receiving a maximum sentence, no doubt). And, just as freedom ‘of’ religion also ensures Americans freedom ‘from’ religion, a National Day of Prayer should be accompanied by a Nation Day of No Prayer (or of Reason, to jump on the New Orleans bandwagon!), or should not exist at all.
The Unremitting Moron backs his support of the National Day of Prayer by bringing up the totally relevant and current..9/11?
[Crabb would] have had a hard time making that case the day after the World Trade Center attacks when members of Congress linked arms on the Capitol grounds and sang, “God Bless America.”
She’d have had an even harder time two days later when five former presidents and the entire U.S. Supreme Court joined those members of Congress for a nationally televised prayer service.
An emotional response to a traumatic event is no way to back up your negative viewing of Judge Crabb’s ruling, Moron. Especially if said event took place almost 9 years ago. To say that we need a National Day of Prayer because of September 11th is unfounded and irrelevant, and completely avoids addressing the real issue here: how can this country nationally endorse a day devoted to prayer without also giving equal recognition to those who choose not to pray?
Keeping religion out of the court systems is more important than ever, since now rulings are being made which declare the cross isn’t a symbol of Christianity. If the Supreme Court can make such a blatantly false ruling, how is allowing a National Day of Prayer not encouraging of this kind of behavior? Clearly the sentiment is that religious preferences can be smoothed over by the courts, and that doesn’t sit well with me. Before long, Our Unremitting Moron will be celebrating not just his National Day of Prayer, but his National Day of Prayer to Jesus.
Source: Suffrajetson

04 May 2010

Bacula Server

We all know that Bacula server are a good backup server but a hell to configure properly, and sometimes doesn't work at all. I got experience with some weird distros that even you puting my same configuration doesn't work. So.. if you fail trying to configuring, just take a look in other distros, maybe isn't your fault. ;)
As well, my example as used and tested in my home-server using Gentoo and my work testing server Ubuntu.

02 May 2010

Fixing Keyboard of SL400 on Vista/7

Lenovo SL400 have a strange keyboard (the keys positions) and one of this keys (/ ?) doesn’t work with the regular ABNT2 layout. Just save this into a file.reg and execute, reboot, and will work properly:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]
"Scancode Map"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,73,00,1d,e0,00,00,00,00

01 May 2010

Upek Biometric Touchchip/Touchstrip Fingerprint Support on Ubuntu 10.04

This Fingerprint sensor is usual to see nowadays. I have on of these in my Thinkpad SL400 (yeah, Lenovo doesn't uses thinkfinger anymore). Let's play

Taking rid of some Ubuntu 10.04 annoyances

  • Disable Auto-Pop from Update Manager

  • gconftool -s --type bool /apps/update-notifier/auto_launch false

  • Disable All libnotify notifications from gnome

  • sudo mv /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.freedesktop.Notifications.service /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.freedesktop.Notifications.service.disabled

  • Take the window manager controls back to the right

  • gconftool-2 --type string --set "/apps/metacity/general/button_layout" "menu:minimize,maximize,close"