Monthly Archives: January 2011

Fedora 15 including Gnome Shell.

It is not long until Fedora 15 is released, including Gnome 3.0 and Gnome Shell. Then it will have a revolutionary desktop environment. Ubuntu 11.04 will include the Unity desktop and the default media player for music will be the Banshee media player, formerly called Helix Banshee, which is not a bad media player at […]

New Computer case.

I have just got a Gigabyte case to match my Gigabyte motherboard and it is a black color and the same size tower case I had previously, but it has two fans, one in front at the bottom and one at the back. After transplanting the 550W power supply and motherboard into the new case […]

New OpenSuse x86-64 kernel update.

My OpenSuse 11.3 system is running better now, I updated the x86_64 installation to kernel 2.6.37-rc6 and that was very easy indeed, Ubuntu does not offer the same polished manual kernel installation method that OpenSuse has, you type make modules_install to install the kernel modules into /lib, then type make install to install the kernel […]

FreeBSD 8.1 needs support.

Tried the FreeBSD DVD on my system last night, I got the operating system installed and the Gnome 2.30 desktop up and running, but I could not get the Intel graphics driver to work with my i3 CPU and Gigabyte H55 motherboard. I guess there is not as much support for this distribution as there […]

Open Suse ssh connection.

I am typing this in Gedit, running over ssh to my laptop, just like I was doing with Gentoo. Just by typing ssh -X 10.0.0.2 -l shoggoth you can connect to the other machine after the ip addresses are sorted out. Here is the kernel version I have, 2.6.34 is a good kernel, but I […]

64bit upgrade.

I have just upgraded to a 64bit installation of my favourite OpenSuse 11.3 distribution. It is feeling slightly faster than the 32bit version and all I need now is a 64bit version of Flash… That is available, and I have just tested the plugin and it works with Firefox. Too good, now I have a […]

Microsoft considering 128bit Windows 8?

http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2009/10/microsoft-mulling-128-bit-versions-of-windows-8-windows-9.ars Working in high security department for research and development involving strategic planning for medium and longterm projects. Research & Development projects including 128bit architecture compatibility with the Windows 8 kernel and Windows 9 project plan. Forming relationships with major partners: Intel, AMD, HP, and IBM. Robert Morgan is working to get IA-128 working backwards […]

Arch linux x86_64 rocks.

I just bought the latest Linux Format DVD, and I tried to boot the Fedora Core 14 distribution on the disc and it would not work, it gave me an error to do with the compressed filesystem. But I got a copy of FreeBSD 8.1 and I will give that a try later and see […]

Kernel 2.6.37 better than 2.6.36.

I am running kernel 2.6.37-rc6 on my main OpenSuse 11.3 installation and it has quite a few advantages over the previous kernel release, offering a Open Source driver for the Broadcom WIFI adapters. This is quite a step ahead of the old system where you had to install the binary firmware into your system, especially […]

Firefox 4.0 to be released next month.

http://news.slashdot.org/story/11/01/13/1755240/Mozilla-To-Release-Firefox-4-Next-Month. “Damon Sicore, Senior Director of Platform Engineering at Mozilla, has announced that the company is almost ready to ship Firefox 4. On its mailing list, Mozilla has revealed it has around 160 hard blockers to fix, before proceeding to Release Candidate stage. Both the RC and the final version would arrive in February, according […]

Sabayon Linux rules over Ubuntu.

I am using Sabayon Linux on my PC now, enjoying the benefits of using Open Source software without the hassles of installing codecs like you need to do with Ubuntu and Linux Mint. I only had to install the libdvdcss package from the source tarball and I was playing a DVD right away without having […]

ACTA Bill to remove Internet freedom.

Our freedom to share information on the Internet is at risk and we need to do something. Visit anti-acta.com and sign the petition to stop this being forced on us. Sure they want to go after those of us that want to torrent movies and share music, but they will not stop there. We need […]

New Doom map.

I am making another Doom map. This one is for Ultimate Doom and is a hellish base run by the Demons. http://www.securitronlinux.com/maps/hands.rar You can see some screenshots here, with a shot of the skin hell room and some Imps guarding a invulnerability powerup. This map does not have a name yet, but it is coming […]

More Linux Commands.

While running Linux, if you want to list the contents of a folder in a vertical list format, just use the ls command with these switches. ls -hula –color=auto then you get the directory listing with human readable file sizes instead of being listed in bytes. To list the partitions on a disk, just type […]