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Connecting to Bluetooth devices between Linux and Windows

A common issue that arises when you connect your laptop to your Bluetooth device (such as mobile phone), is that the device forges a unique authentication with the Bluetooth stack of the operating system. What that means is that if I pair my laptop with my phone in Linux, the pairing works only in Linux. …

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Διαγωνισμός Google Summer of Code 2007

To Google Summer of Code είναι ένας ετήσιος διαγωνισμός για φοιτητές/σπουδαστές της τριτοβάθμιας εκπαίδευσης με αντικείμενο την πληροφορική και το ελεύθερο λογισμικό. Αρκετά έργα ελεύθερου λογισμικού λαμβάνουν μέρος στο διαγωνισμό στέλνοντας προτάσεις για έργα που μπορούν να αναληθφούν. Ένα από τα έργα αυτά είναι το GNOME· το γραφικό περιβάλλον επιφάνειας εργασίας που είναι διαθέσιμο στις …

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For how long have I been using my computer?

Do you want to check how many hours you have been using your computer/laptop? Do you want to find out if that second-hand hard disk salesman is saying the truth? Are you about to buy a second-hand laptop that had been used only sparingly? You can figure out what’s going on, with the help of …

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Translating OLPC software

The core OLPC software is developed at http://dev.laptop.org/ using the GIT source code management system. For the tasks of the translator, one needs to look into the different projects and locate any po/ subdirectory. The existence of this subdirectory show that the piece of software is internationalised (=can be translated). For example, the core component …

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Creating a new locale on the OLPC

When you run the OLPC software you currently have access only to the English locales. If you want to enable Greek support, you need to run (as root) localedef -v -c -i /usr/share/i18n/locales/el_GR -f UTF-8 /usr/lib/locale/el_GR/ localedef -v -c -i /usr/share/i18n/locales/el_GR -f UTF-8 /usr/lib/locale/el_GR.utf8/ You will get a bunch of warnings. You can ignore them …

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Translating the OLPC

In a previous post, we covered how to install fonts and enabling writing support on the OLPC. The OLPC contains a limited number of applications that are available to be translated. These applications include NetworkManager, part of the GNOME project (HEAD, extras) alsa-utils, ??? aspell, external atk10, part of the GNOME project (GNOME 2.18, developer) …

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