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Partitioning the SD card for app2ext with adb shell

My Motorola Milestone kept nagging me with “Not enough free disk space”. As I am running the latest FroyoMOD, I started investigating the built in app2sd / app2sd+ / app2ext. Unfortunately, I did not have an SD card reader at hand and tried to use an adb shell to set up the needed partitions while the […]

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4GB RAM restrictions and Physical Adress Extension (PAE) exceptions

I lately got my hands on 4GB of RAM which I tried to put to use in my Laptop. My Fujitsu Siemens Celsius H240 is a Intel CoreDuo based Platform and I had hoped that I would be able to acess all of the memory. Long story short: the circuit / BIOS combination does not […]

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Using Cosmo / Bedework CalDAV with Evolution

This evening I was toying around with Cosmo, Bedework and Evolution v2.9.6 on Ubuntu Feisty Fawn. In a perfect world that only would have taken a few minutes… Unfortunately, Evolution did not really like  the URL I tried to feed it for Cosmo: caldav://localhost:8080/cosmo/home/testuser/Cosmo – for the current release Using a browser (and the HTTP […]

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You don’t want to switch desktops. You want to switch tasks, don’t you?

When do you switch the (virtual) desktop? When you are interrupted and have to do something else: you switch to another free desktop to start working on a new task. So, why not support the concept of tasks? Sure, you could create a desktops for each task you are working on (as someone on this […]

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Yet another idea for a nfsroot pool …

Ok, seems I finally understood the magic around linux initrd.gz files. Basically, it provides a minimal rootfs with an optional /linuxrc executable. Using something like busybox (e.g. via ln -s /bin/busybox /bin/ash) that can even be a shell script. It should be possible to mount the nfsroot ro, create a tmpfs for unionfs changes and […]

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Am I a kernel hacker or what?

From: akpm@osdl.org To: j.dreyer@butonic.de, mm-commits@vger.kernel.org Subject: + nfsroot-do-not-silently-stop-parsing-on-an-unknown-option.patch added to -mm tree Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 13:39:07 -0800 (22:39 CET) The patch titled nfsroot: do not silently stop parsing on an unknown option has been added to the -mm tree. Its filename is nfsroot-do-not-silently-stop-parsing-on-an-unknown-option.patch From: “Jorn Dreyer” It would be helpful if the kernel […]

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Linux drivers for Via Epia mainboards…

I was revamping my Epia ME6000 yesterday. Besides upgrading to the modular xorg server I learned that there is now a fork of the sourceforge Unichrome driver: openchrome. The sourceforge driver has been stripped of XvMC support (which is badly needed for ME6000 DVD playback). What are they up to? Seens like they intend to […]

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Short update …

Semester has started, and I am currently busy getting my stuff together for that. Luckily, the student computer pool is finally quite usable (only after I found one of those “one character bugs” in the nfs exports file of our /home server). This semester will be mainly about semantic web with me also visiting XML […]

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Signing off to the weekend

The last two weeks I did not post an update on the status of my work, as the computer pool has to be ready for student impact in about a week. I was planning to replicate the student passwords from our gforge server into a Samba PDC, as well as into Linux passwd files, phpbb […]

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Little things to remember

Up to six domains that should be appended to hostnames when resolving them can be defined in /etc/resolv.conf with the search entry (though not more than 255 characters). To bind a xen domain to another interface than the default (bridge), the /etc/xen/scripts/network script must be altered by hand. There is no configuration option for it, […]

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