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Torrent workflow in the shell.

I use torrents for distributing various things, like Urospredere which I transcoded. When doing this, I realised I lacked the knowledge needed to create torrents from the terminal, and examine them. I therefor found some tools for it: torrentinfo Torrentinfo is a nice tool for querying an excisting torrent for information like size, trackers, and […]


First Time KDE 4.2.

After I installed OpenSuSE 11.1 a while ago, the writing have been on the wall – KDE 3 is dying, and KDE 4 is the new kid in town, with shiny toys and powerful tools. At least that’s what I’ve been told. And yes, many people report problems with KDE 4.2. It’s nice. It’s shiny. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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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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Backup – for fun and profit.

rsnapshot er et artig verktøy for Ã¥ ta backup. Det er basert pÃ¥ rsync, men i tillegg kan det lage revisjoner. Det geniale er at det kun kopierer dei filene som er endra sidan forrige backup – resten av filene blir hardlenka frÃ¥ tidlegare revisjoner, sÃ¥ plassbruken blir ikkje sÃ¥ stor. I tillegg blir recovery […]

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OpenSuSE 11

OpenSuSE si nettside ser ut til Ã¥ ha mindre problem i det teljaren stÃ¥r pÃ¥ T-01. Det finst hÃ¥p – for ein har dei norske mirrors, slik som, som har ISO og repos for SuSE 11.0. Rett nok var ISO ikkje offentleg før 15:00 norsk tid i dag, slik avtalen nok var med OpenSuSE-folka. […]


Booting DEC PW500AU

I’ve got an ancient Digital Equipment Corporations Personal Workstation 500AU, containing an EV56 Alpha cpu. Quite nice. Got no CD or floppy station, so only option seems to be net-booting, which is quite straight forward on about any computer I’ve touched that’s not an X86… On most Alpha systems, you just enter boot -flags ‘a’ […]