Author Archives: bodhi.zazen

Fun with KDE

Children are so much fun. With the release of Ubuntu 12.04 and Fedora we took a look at Desktop Environments. This time KDE won out hands down, although XFCE was a close second After they spent most of the weekend … Continue reading

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Kwrite spell check

As of Fedora 17 I am using KDE and so am somewhat new to some of the default applications. The default text editor seems to be kwrite and although there is an option for spell checking , there was no … Continue reading

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How to install ddate

ddate is a ‘fun’ program to display the date in Discordian calendar. ddate prints the date in Discordian date format. Example: Today is Setting Orange, the 14th day of Confusion in the YOLD 3178 Unfortunately, ddate was disabled / removed … Continue reading

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Proxmox using iptables in openvz guests

I recently upgraded Proxmox and noticed iptables was not working in the guests. Turns out a small edit is required to /etc/vz/vz.conf (we need to add some more modules to be used in the openvz guests). Using any editor, open … Continue reading

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Fedora 17 GMA500 (Poulsbo)

Good news for those of us with the GMA500 (Poulsbo) graphics card ! Fedora 17 ships with the 3.3.4 kernel and my GMA500 works out of the box without the need for any customizations to the boot options. Simply put … Continue reading

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Desktop Environments RAM use

As a result of a recent discussion on IRC, I decided to take a number of DE (Desktop Environments) for a test drive and see how much ram they used. Test machine – Netbook with 2 Gb RAM Method – … Continue reading

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Confessions of a “practical” FSF fanboi Without getting into all the politics, we all use GNU/Linux and many of us appreciate the four freedoms advocated by the Free Software Foundation. The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom … Continue reading

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Fedora Audacious Skin

I have recently been playing with audacious skins and came up with a skin for Fedora. It is based on an old skin, BlubuntuBlue. To use these skins, save the following zip files to ~/.local/share/audacious/Skins/ . You do NOT need … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 12.04 gma500 (poulsbo) boot options

Ubuntu 12.04 has been officially released and, with minor adjustments, the intel gma500 video card is working out of the box. See the last part of this post for suggestions on getting suspend working. The “trick” is to use a … Continue reading

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Fedora 17 alpha gma500 poulsbo

As a part of the continuing saga with my netbook (gma500) I took the Fedora 17 Alpha release for a test drive with gnome shell. I was quite pleased with the result. The good – The intel gma500 (poulsbo) graphics … Continue reading

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