Upgrading to Ubuntu Feisty in text-mode

In Debian it’s really easy to upgrade to a new version of the distribution:

  • replace old distro with new distro in /etc/apt/sources.list
  • run apt-get update
  • run apt-get dist-upgrade

This used to work fine for me in the past. Now I’m using Ubuntu and I have ...

There are comments.

more ...

Painful Ubuntu upgrade

After Edgy Eft official release, I figured out it might be a good idea to upgrade my laptop running Dapper… Because I didn’t want to spend hours in front of the screen waiting the 800Mb to get downloaded, I did the upgrade remotely via SSH

Ok i was a ...

There are comments.

more ...

Choosing a Home Theater Platform

I’d like to setup a HTPC software in my living room, running on this tiny computer … I had a look at various softwares but i’d prefer one implemented in Python, so that extending would be quite easy.

I’ll mainly use it to have tv channel schedule (XML ...

There are comments.

more ...

When firefox extensions mess it up

Yeehah i found a new way to burn my Firefox profile … upgrading extensions. Very nice huh ? Here is the outter-space-sticky-bottom-bar new firefox extension from hell:

You won’t be able to live without it :)

There are comments.

more ...

My new mail checker

It’s been long to find the mail checker of my dreams. Embrace is a little E17 application which can monitor pop,imap(s),etc mailboxes. Currently, 0.0.1 version displays read/unread mail number per mailbox, that suits my needs for the moment :-)

Also, Debian sid users may ...

There are comments.

more ...

Shut up, noisy computer !

Now computers tend to be more and more silent, even servers (have a look at latest Dell ones) become noiseless. I had a quite peacefull mini-computer (EPIA M9000 + Cubid 2699) during more than one year, but it wasn’t really fanless (1 8mm noisy fan, 2 short-life 8mm case-fans), though ...

There are comments.

more ...

Testing GMailFS

After being invited by Daryl to GMail, i took 15 minutes to get FUSE / libgmail / GmailFS working out of the box :)

It’s quite amusing to mount a FS like this !! Even if gmail is not intended for that it rules.

Copying one 8Mb file to the gmail-space gives me ...

There are comments.

more ...

Useless but essential : Bootsplash

Today i installed the latest 2.6 kernel, 2.6.8.1. That was the day to give a chance to bootsplash …. This thing installs like a charm (found a french tutorial) … execpt the sysv-rc-bootsplash package which didn’t want to install (version conflict w/ sysv-rc) .. So i manually patched ...

There are comments.

more ...

Firefox bookmarks remote backup

Tonight I upgraded my firefox debian package, re-installed my favorites extensions (mozex,webDeveloper, …) and Bookmarks Synchronizer. Well last time I tested it, there was support for FTP only, but now the thing can handle HTTP(S) PUT :) That’s was THE missing feature, I love it now, it’s a ...

There are comments.

more ...