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2012-01-20 10:50:01
SOPA and PIPA shelved for now. The people pushed back and won on this one..
2012-01-20 09:30:01
Congress is working to alter SOPA.. The bill is bad start to finish... There are already laws to manage this stuff.. NO SOPA, PERIOD!
2012-01-18 08:50:01
Sometimes a facepalm is the only answer available.
2012-01-12 17:25:01
What a glorious sunset tonight!
2012-01-12 08:45:01
Come on Adobe! Two updates in two days?


CPU: 2 X AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+
CPU Load: 5.3%
CPU Idle: 94.7%
Mem Total: 2978.26 MB
Mem Free: 882.64 MB
Swap Total: 1906.14 MB
Swap Free: 1803.21 MB
Uptime: 4 days, 7:40

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My Ustream Channel

This summer I am going to attempt to do some live streams via my Android phone using Ustream.

Debian Squeeze EEEPC Touchpad Scrolling and Click

Just wanted to drop this in here because it was a hard search. This is what is required to enable two finger scrolling and touchpad clicks in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

First the touchpad stanza:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mouse0"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "1"
Option "HorizTwoFingerScroll" "1"
Option "TapButton1" "1"
Option "TapButton2" "2"
Option "TapButton3" "3"

Next the server layout:

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "X.org Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Touchpad" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Mac G3 iBook Debian PPC xorg Setup

I only found tidbits of information here and there that covered what works. I wanted to share what I did on a G3 iBook to get things working with Squeeze.

First things first.. Go to Debian.org and download the PPC Disk 1 installer for XFCE-LXDE. Once you have burned the iso, do the install however you would do it but when it ejects the disk, just pop it right back in.

Reboot the machine and hold the "c" key down at boot in order to boot from the cd-rom again. This time when it shows you the installer list you enter "rescue" without the quotes. Run through the rescue disk setup and then have it open a terminal on a disk. On mine it was /dev/hda3.

The terminal is tricky to see and shows up at the bottom of the screen in the blue/grey box. in the terminal try giving the ls command to see what you can see. If you see nothng, try "cd /" to cd to root and then ls again. you should see the root partition file system. Try all of them until you find yours.

Once you found root, ls /etc/init.d and make sure gdm is present the

mv /etc/init.d/gdm /etc/init.d/gdm.disabled

Finally type "exit" no quotes and reboot. The reason you needed to do that was because the default xorg settings are incorrect and cause the entire machine to lock up tight.

Once rebooted to the login prompt, logged in as root you need to create a defualt xorg.conf because one doesn't exist yet.

Xorg -configure

Things will flash, it will probably error out, but you will have an xorg.conf.new in your /root directory. Now you have to copy your config to /etc/X11/xorg.conf

cp /root/corg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Nest xorg.conf had to be edited just as so using nano or joe "nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf".

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "X.org Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"
ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
FontPath "built-ins"

Section "Module"
Load "extmod"
Load "dbe"
Load "record"
Load "dri"
Load "dri2"
Load "glx"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Monitor Model"
HorizSync 50.0 - 60.0
VertRefresh 43.0 - 117.0
# Option "DPMS"

Section "Device"
### Available Driver options are:-
### Values: : integer, : float, : "True"/"False",
### : "String", : " Hz/kHz/MHz"
### [arg]: arg optional
#Option "NoAccel" # []
#Option "SWcursor" # []
#Option "Dac6Bit" # []
#Option "Dac8Bit" # []
#Option "DMAForXv" # []
#Option "ForcePCIMode" # []
#Option "CCEPIOMode" # []
#Option "CCENoSecurity" # []
#Option "CCEusecTimeout" #
#Option "AGPMode" #
#Option "AGPSize" #
#Option "RingSize" #
#Option "BufferSize" #
#Option "EnablePageFlip" # []
#Option "Display" #
#Option "PanelWidth" #
#Option "PanelHeight" #
#Option "ProgramFPRegs" # []
#Option "UseFBDev" # []
#Option "VideoKey" #
#Option "ShowCache" # []
#Option "VGAAccess" # []
Identifier "Card0"
Driver "r128"
VendorName "ATI Technologies Inc"
BoardName "Rage Mobility M3 AGP 2x"
BusID "PCI:0:16:0"
Option "UseFBDev" "True"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768"

# cp /etc/init.d/gdm.disabled /etc/init.d/gdm

# /etc/init.d/gdm/start

Woohoo! (I hope this helped!).

Debian Multimedia


A repository of (I believe) mostly non-free multimedia related packages. If you want the most multimedia capabilities on your Debian machine, this repository is pretty much necessary. Just as a reminder, this is probably only a good idea for a desktop and not a server/host for the most part.

I'm not posting any repository links because they could change. It is best just to go to their site and get the latest information.

Rich Guy To Obama: Raise My Taxes Please

I just thought this was kind of funny. The guy probably has more money than Obama.

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