Feb 28, 2010

What to do if your desktop is trashed by files/directories

I use a simple approach -- make new directory and move all the thrash there. I'd DIR1/, DIR2/, DIR3/,..., DIR7. Have created directory named STUFF/ and moved all DIRx there. Now desktop is clear and I may start trashing it again :)

Feb 21, 2010

Про использование KScope

Должен признаться, я люблю пользоваться KScope. Практически во всех проектах. Однако, единственная (на мой взгляд) более-менее удобная версия -- 1.6.2. Она больше не поддержвается. Новые версии 1.9.x крайне неудобные. Вот и приходится тащить за собой кучу библиотек kde-3.5 + Qt 3 дабы "ходить" по исходникам.

Сейчас снова проявил себя вопрос перехода на новый дистрибутив. Либо обновлять Ubuntu, либо пробовать что-то другое. Пользоваться Ubuntu как-то надоело, хочу поиграться с Fedora. Ну и как быть с KScope?

Поковырялся в сети. Похоже, единственно правильное решение -- отказаться от KScope
окончательно и перейти на связку Vim+AScope. Vim пользую уже давно, так что это не проблема, а вот AScope... Не знаю, но посмотрим :)

Dec 5, 2009

Using Chromium

I friend of mine told me about Chromium being that fast on handling web pages. So I decided to try and have it installed on my laptop (Ubuntu 9.04, I didn't upgrade yet).

So I must admit I like it. Really. It's much faster then all other browsers I've ever tried.

How to install it. Here is all-in-one instruction.


gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

and append

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

Then import key

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 0xfbef0d696de1c72ba5a835fe5a9bf3bb4e5e17b5

Nov 7, 2009

Ubuntu 9.10 and Acer Aspire 5542g

A friend of mine just bought new shiny Acer Aspire 5542g and asked me to install Ubuntu on it (I must admit I always glad if someone switch to Linux). "Ok", I said, "it should not be that hard", "We even save your Windows 7 there after all."

So I've installed Ubuntu-9.10. It seems to operate fine at a first glance. Then I found a serious problem -- sound subsystem of the laptop seems to be not working well under Linux. The interrupts from sound card are quite imbalanced (ie there is a big difference between interrupts counted on cpu0 and cpu1, which mostly means that something is wrong with configuration). Also microphone is heard on physical level though pulseaudio do not see it (I may tap on mic by finger and hear it). What is more strage -- is that pulseaudio start discovering it as only laptop get back from suspend to ram state.

Anyway, laptop can play music, video and etc. even being a bit screwed I would say.
Perhaps the situation gets better with kernel update. (for the record: I've tried latest linux kernel as well: 2.6.32-rc6, without success).

Sep 23, 2009

Customising mutt

Sometime (well not that dense actually) I need to save patches being received by procmail+mutt knot. By default if you save message mutt asking you to create a mailbox where to put such a message. And I find it a bit inconvenient for me. So, reading mutt manual a bit I found good setting to be used -- save-hook.

So now I have

save-hook ~A +patches/

and all patches I'm saving goes there. At least this is a way more comfortable.

May 1, 2009

KScope-1.6.2 and Ubuntu 9.0.4

Whoa! To be able to use KScope-1.6.2 I was needed to just unpack kscope deb package. It seems since I was upgrading from previous ubuntu distro the all deps are satisfied by default (ie Qt and kde 3.5). I'm happy.

Apr 27, 2009

KScope and Ubuntu-9.04

I use KScope all the time for kernel development and other (more or less big projects as well). And yesterday I've upgraded my Ubuntu to latest version 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope). And how surprised I was when have found that there is no more KScope support in base distro (to be fair I don't remember if I've installed KScope on previous Ubuntu from a base repo). Anyway, it seems there is PPA branch which allowed me to install fresh new shiny KScope-1.9.2. Unfortunatelly it's not the version I've a habbit to work on. Completely redesigned version which is to support new Qt libraries and don't depend over KDE anymore. My best wishes to developers (though this version of KScope is quite raw at moment but usable).