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Intel x3100/GMA 965 and OpenSuSE 11.1

This is not needed anymore. Following these instructions might leave you with a non-working install OpenSuSE 11.1 works quite alright on Intel hardware, with one major quirk: 3D rendering is utterly broken. Or rather – it was when it shipped. If you suspect you’ve got this problem, run glxgears from a terminal, and watch the […]

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Using OpenSolaris 2008.11 as desktop for one day

I’ve written about OpenSolaris earlier, and I’m impressed. It’s a promising OS, with a few quirks. I decided to use it as desktop OS for a day. First of, it’s Gnome. I prefer KDE, but hey, I take what’s available. It’s not that important really. The first thing I missed was OpenOffice, which should be […]

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Problem with the links on comments.

Sadly, I had a minor problem with the links from the comments to the targets of those links… WordPress somehow URL-encoded the ‘ rel=’external nofollow’-part into the URL, resulting in something like <a href=’http://example.com/’rel=’external nofollow’>link text</a> which – needless to say – did not really work that well. Turns out the culprit was in comment-template.php […]

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My first impression of OpenSolaris 2008.11

After reading about OpenSolaris in ;Login:, I decided to give it a try, in VMware. Without reading much about it, I simply grabbed an ISO and downloaded. With most Linux distros that work. OpenSolaris is distributed as a Live CD, which has a installer application on the desktop. The NIC came up beautifully under OpenSolaris, […]

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VMWare Workstation on openSuSE 11.1

Vmware workstation, fresh out of the box, did not want to run on openSuSE, claiming it could not find any modules: $ vmware Logging to /tmp/vmware-vidarlo/setup-17389.log modinfo: could not find module vmmon modinfo: could not find module vmnet modinfo: could not find module vmblock modinfo: could not find module vmci modinfo: could not find module […]

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Plan9/Linux – a new combo…

Plan9 is an OS and a set of userspace tools. They had some rather nice design ideas, like making everything a file, and let users interact with that. The main problem is that Plan9 don’t really run on any usefull hardware – it’s kinda limited in it HW support. To overcome that, Glendix is making […]

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Fake backup MX

I have two hosts as MX for the domain bitsex.net – m.juicedhost.net and juicedhost.net. Good practice would be to configure both to act as MX for that domain, but I never got around to configuring the MX with the lowest priority, juicedhost.net, to relay mail for bitsex.net. Maybe as well. Even when the highest priority […]

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PHP compile error: Warning: inter-library dependencies are not known to be supported.

I got a strange error when compiling PHP today: *** Warning: inter-library dependencies are not known to be supported. *** All declared inter-library dependencies are being dropped. *** Warning: libtool could not satisfy all declared inter-library *** dependencies of module libphp5. Therefore, libtool will create *** a static module, that should work as long as […]

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Spam, spam, lovely spam.

I don’t know what struck me, but around noon today spam literaly poured in. I’ve set kmail to check my mail every 10 minutes, which usually means there’s quite a few, but not extreme amounts of spam. However, around noon today, there was ten times(!) as many e-mails waiting for me as normal. Over 2000 […]

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Useful network utilities for your USB memory stick

I carry a USB memory stick, with the most often needed utilities for network setup and debugging. It’s only windows software, since I tend to use my laptop if I have it. If I don’t have my laptop, only windows machines tend to be around. I currently carry the following software: 3com IP calculator A […]

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