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CHDK on Ixus 100IS

CHDK is software for some Canon compact cameras, which allows somewhat more than the original firmware. Or rather – it’s a addon for the original firmware. Quite risk free. On Ixus 100/SD780IS (can someone explain why canon insists on seperate names for EU and USA?), it is as of writing only a beta port – […]

Stuck in a alternate reality…

Recently I’ve been working with PLC’s – which is so far from the computers I’m used to. As a GNU/Linux user I’m accustomed to having almost any tool available at the touch of my fingertips, and great amounts of knowledge in a instant. But the PLC world? It’s a closed universe, with no protocol documentation […]

Android og Nexus One

Android på Nexus One. Fin, slank og lett telefon. Men det er ikkje det som er interessant. Det artige er filosofien bak slik den framstår: Gi folk valgmuligheter! En kan bytte ut SMS-appen med to trykk – via Android Market. En kan bytte ut input-metode, og kort sagt: du kan bytte ut dei fleste komponenter […]


OpenSuSE 11.2 – keyboard does not work in

OpenSuSE 11.2 is out.As usual, not everything works. This time? In for a real charm: keyboard and mouse does not work in Xorg. Even when removing the config and running SaX2 it does not work. After som help from


Spotify – let us tag the music.

Spotify is adding new features all the time. So it’s time to voice my wish for spotify: Let us tag the music! That is the only show stopper for me right now – I can’t sort music in any other way than playlists. I can certainly make playlists, and I can share them, but I […]


Fedora- a strange old friend.

Testing fedora, on a netbook was a strange expirience. I started with Linux using Redhat 5.1 Manhattan, in 1998. Fedora should in theory be the descendant of this, and perphaps it is. Yet, it was strange to return. Things have changed, whilst I expected it to be the same. I expected the linuxconf. I expected […]


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 […]