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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 […]


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 […]


ExtGPS – godbit for telefoner med GPS.

ExtGPS er eit genialt lite program for dei av oss som har en Symbian-telefon med GPS-mottaker pÃ¥. For kor nyttig hadde det vel ikkje vore Ã¥ kunne bruke GPSen i telefonen til software for pc, via f.eks. bluetooth? Vel, du kan det, med ExtGPS. Og det er gratis. For min del er dette rimelig fint […]


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=’’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 […]


Instant Messaging bør nytte opne standarder!

Kvifor lar folk ein levrandør sittje med ansvaret for lynmeldingsløysinga dei bruker, som i tilfellet med Microsoft og MSN? NÃ¥r MS sine servere har tekniske problemer er jo brÃ¥tt ting heilt borte… Det er Single Point of Failure, og ikkje spesielt lurt, spesielt med tanke pÃ¥ kor viktig lynmeldingstenester som MSN er for mange. Kvifor […]

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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, […]


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 – and 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,, to relay mail for Maybe as well. Even when the highest priority […]


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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