Thursday, May 28, 2009

volfied on dosbox (ubuntu jaunty)

in the highschool people were playing volfied almost on all computers in the lab
so today i wanted to try it on my cloudbook
sudo apt-get install dosbox
mkdir ~/dosbox/c
copy the volfied files from the zip in
mount c /home/mariuz/dosbox/c

cd volfied

the keys used are space and numeric arrows (doh on cloudbook there are none of these types)
i will try to remap them in dosbox

Romania wasting hundreds of millions of EUR on proprietary software.

Romania wasting hundreds of millions of EUR on proprietary software.
Seems they no longer need EU funds.

Microsoft Makes Itself at Home in Transylvania -
Count Dracula would have been proud of them #romania

Lucian's reaction

How to become an anonymous coward (ubuntu way)

How to become an anonymous coward (ubuntu way)

Here is how i installed the tor network privacy proxy

sudo pico /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tor.list

deb jaunty main
deb-src jaunty main

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tor

sudo pico /etc/privoxy/config

add this line at the end of file

forward-socks4a / localhost:9050 .

sudo /etc/init.d/privoxy restart

add http proxy in System -> Preferences -> Network Proxy
Http proxy:
Secure Http proxy:

That's all , Now you are an anonymous coward
You can check if you are on tor netowork

you can check also the wiki page from ubuntu

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

eLiberatica 2009: tequila shots

Not so strong as Palinca but it was ok

eLiberatica 2009: FOSS communities

the heads from the Foss comminities in romania , there were others around

eLiberatica 2009: FOSS communities

The romanian Floss communities are growing ,

Saturday, May 23, 2009

solving the esprimo sis rezolution issues

I had to add in xorg.conf (fixing one laptop at conference floor)

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
HorizSync 30-107
VertRefresh 50-185


via :

Next was to install one driver from the above thread

and then i changed the sis or vesa driver to sis671 in xorg.conf section

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Ubuntu Romanian Team Report for April 2009

Apr 30 2009: Releasing Kiwi Linux 9.04, based on Ubuntu 9.04. Full release notes.

  • May 19 2009 the release of the Ubuntu for Romania, a localized version based on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope. The installation CD is localised into Romanian and holds the majority of the default Ubuntu applications. The disk has specific network conectivity applications and legal restricted multimedia codecs to ease the transition of the new users to the Ubuntu operating system.

  • There were several Jaunty release parties in cities around the country
    • Release party Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope in Cluj Napoca. After the usual presentation of the operating sistem, the audience and the organizers talked about:

      • Organising the local Ubuntu comunity
      • The help and support offered by the local Ubuntu comunity
      • The statistics regarding the use of the Ubuntu operating system in Romania
      • The means and the methods that should be used to increase the number of the events held by the local comunity
      • The usual group pictures can be found here

    • Release party Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope in Arad

    • Release party Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope in Targu Mures report: almost 25 people were present and this time we had some great discussions and beer talk. We also did some serious presentatations like what is new in jaunty jack : new gnome, new kde, new qt browser like arora or development IDE like qt creator, I also showed the new firefox 3.5 ( abrowser 3.5), quassel, gwibber (microblogging client), firebird 2.1.x and some extensive discussion about ext4 crash-ing and it's amazing speed

  • The local team was reprezented to the Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope release party in Moldova. The pictures can be found here.

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2009

    php eclipse nightly

    I updated my eclipse and wanted to put some fresh phpeclipse plugin
    You can do so by using this tutorial but with this
    repository instead of using the stable one

    Monday, May 18, 2009

    updated my stable kernel compile for ubuntu (php)

    I have updated my kernel compile script for ubuntu , now there is some kind of detection for latest kernel version soon i will update for rc version too
    also I use simpledomparser for html scraping

    Friday, May 08, 2009

    flash10 x64 plugin on ubuntu intrepid, jaunty

    Installing flash10 x64 plugin on ubuntu intrepid

    $ sudo apt-get purge flashplugin-nonfree nspluginwrapper
    $ wget
    $ tar -zxvf

    $ mv /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

    load your browser with an flash page
    in my case

    There is an easy way using synaptic

    Wednesday, May 06, 2009

    mencoder/mplayer vp7 codecs issues and how i solved them

    i had to install and convert some movies from vp7 to xvid or ogv
    and seems that on 64bit machine you need to enable the medibuntu repository

    apt-get install mplayer mencoder and w64codecs non-free-codecs

    the ulgy thing it installs the flash non free too and the horror nspluginwrapper !

    well the mplayer64 doesn't load the all codecs downloaded from mplayer and moved in /usr/lib/codecs

    so i have one chroot created and used the mplayer on 32bits to convert

    Project Management software and phpcollab3, distributed bugtrackers

    The list for opensource project management tools is impressive and soon will be added launchpad to the list (used by ubuntu or call it canonical)
    another pm tool that was used at reea is phpcollab, seems that is now rewritten in symfony framework and is hosted in github

    what launchpad got it right is the bugtracking that is link-ed somehow to external upstream bugtrackers
    for example if you have an bug in debian you can link-it to the bug
    maybe some kind of distributed approach to bugtracking and project management should be applied
    clients always have externals tools for pm and bugtracking (mantis , bugzilla , launchpad)
    maybe some concepts from git can be applied to bugtracking too , when you finish your bug in launchpad
    upstream should be notified and similar bug closed if is there , or maybe the bug should be submitted directly there and all the updates (it's like the origin thing in git )
    git push origin applied to bugs (commit local bug and then push it to origin)
    another issue i have with bugtrackers is that they are ugly take a look at bugzilla, mantis , trac have the worse interfaces in sofware industry but i found one that makes me wet , is simple and beautiful is the issue tracker from github , just to give you an example
    this is the first issue tracker that made me submit bugs and to feel pleasure and not pain , ok ok the google code one is close but ... not so hot

    Tuesday, May 05, 2009

    pvm on ubuntu jaunty

    sudo apt-get install pvm pvm-dev pvm-examples

    get the source for examples


    tar -zxvf pvm_3.4.5.orig.tar.gz
    in your home create
    mkdir pvm3/bin/LINUX64

    start pvmd

    pvmd -f
    see your host type
    pvm> conf
    1 host, 1 data format
    borkstationx64 40000 LINUX64 1000 0x00408c41

    you can see why i have created that pvm3/bin/LINUX64 dir (used by default for pvm user scripts )
    copy all the files from the tar into the pvm3/bin/LINUX64 dir
    cd ~/pvm3/bin/LINUX64
    gcc hello.c -l pvm3 -o hello
    gcc hello_other.c -l pvm3 -o hello_other
    i'm t4000b
    from t4000c: hello, world from borkstationx64