Posts from 2010-01

Series60 Remote

__update:__ now there is a .deb package! go to downloads and get the .deb

cd ~/Downloads
wget http://series60-remote.sourceforge.net/counter/getfile.php?id=12
sudo dpkg -i series60-remote*deb

original post:
http://series60-remote.sourceforge.net/
found here

sudo aptitude install python python-obexftp python-matplotlib python-bluez python-qt4 python-qt4-sql sqlite3 libqt4-sql-sqlite
cd ~/Downloads
wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/series60-remote/series60-remote/0.3.90/series60-remote-0.3.90.tar.gz?use_mirror=ovh
tar -xf series60-remote-0.3.90.tar.gz
cd series60-remote-0.3.90/

You can test the installation before you install it:

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when - a tool to administer your schedule

http://www.lightandmatter.com/when/when.html

when is a perl script to administer your schedule.

Its data backend is a simple text file!

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RawTherapee

http://www.rawtherapee.com/

RawTherapee is an excellent RAW picture processing software written in C++ its license is the GPL.

Included in the standard sources of Ubuntu: http://packages.ubuntu.com/rawtherapee.

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mkisofs

To produce an ISO image of a directory (with -J Joliet extensions; with -r Rockridge extensions; with -R Rockridge extensions preserving rights and ownerships; with -V to set the Volume-ID)

mkisofs -J -R -o image.iso -V "Data Backup" folder/data

More information to be found in Linux User, 6/2006 p....

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wikimatrix - Compare Different Wiki Software Systems

The Wikipedia software - Mediawiki - is very good and stable but it is not always the best choice for a wiki system. Check wikimatrix.org for a detailed comparison of wiki software.

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Treeline - Organize Your Notes

Nice program to organize notes. The software is written in Python and uses PyQT for the GUI.

http://treeline.bellz.org/

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LaCie 4L / LightScribe Software on Linux

http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=10803

Resources

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RSIBreak - enforce pauses when working with the computer

http://www.rsibreak.org/index.php

sudo aptitude install rsibreak

alternative: workrave http://www.workrave.org/welcome/

sudo aptitude install workrave
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Genealogy on Linux using GRAMPS

Installation:

sudo aptitude install gramps

Start the program in German when the rest of my distribution is in English:

LANG=de_de.utf8 && gramps

Resources

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Flash BIOS via flashrom Linux Tool

http://www.flashrom.org
http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/BIOS_aktualisieren (German)

check current BIOS version:

sudo aptitude install dmidecode flashrom

To get the bios version run:

sudo dmidecode -s bios-version

When I run flashrom on my laptop (HP nx8220) I get:

$ flashrom
flashrom v0.9.1-r706
No coreboot table found.
Found chipset "Intel ICH6-M", enabling flash write... OK.
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Formatting a USB stick on Ubuntu: Spaceloop XL 8GB bz CnMemory

Newly bought the MBR contained:

philipp@lion:~$ sudo dd if=/dev/sdb bs=512 count=1 | hexdump -C
[sudo] password for philipp: 
1+0 records in
1+0 records out
512 bytes (512 B) copied, 4.8121e-05 s, 10.6 MB/s
00000000  eb 58 90 4d 53 44 4f 53  35 2e 30 00 02 08 22 00 ...

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