Tag: patch

Jun 22 2009

From new user to kernel compilation to upstream fix

It is quite exciting when helping new users solve issues while migrating to the Linux operating system, and Ubuntu Linux in this case. A couple of weeks ago, a new member at the Ubuntu-gr forum posted a question about a sound problem in an Ubuntu Linux installation. Here is the timeline An initial post was …

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May 13 2008

thersa.org.uk, infected.

The screenshot shows the thersa.org.uk website has been infected, and users that visit it end up running in their browsers malicious JavaScript code. The code loads Javascript files from the .cn and the .la domains. There is a reference in one of the files to a cookie named killav (Kill Antivirus?) that may disable some …

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Feb 19 2008

task update (el)

Ακολουθώντας το παράδειγμα του Δημήτρη για συνοπτική ενημέρωση των πεπραγμένων, Πρόσθεσα τις μεταφράσεις του Γιάννη Κατσαμπίρη στο SVN του GNOME. Έκανα έλεγχο των μεταφράσεων και έστειλα σχόλια στη λίστα του gnome.gr. Ο Γιάννης μετέφρασε ή ενημέρωσε τις μεταφράσεις για τα vinagre, gnome-mag, mousetweaks, mousetweaks-help. Έκανα σχόλια στο http://laptop.grinia.net/ για τη διαβούλευση για το μαθητικό υπολογιστή. …

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Oct 07 2007

One-line hardware support (USB Wireless Adapter)

I got recently a USB Wireless Adaptor, produced by Aztech. It was a good buy for several reasons: It advertised Linux support It was affordable It had good quality casing; you can step on it and it won’t break It had the Penguin on the box and was really really cheap When I plugged it …

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Jul 23 2007

Important MO file optimisation for en_* locales, and partly others

During GUADEC, Tomas Frydrych gave a talk on exmap-console, a cut-down version of exmap that can work well on mobile devices. During the presentation, Tomas showed how to use the tool to find the culprits in memory (ab)use on the GNOME desktop. One issue that came up was that the MO files taking up space …

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Jul 16 2007

GUADEC Day #2

(see http://www.guadec.org/schedule/warmup) At the first presentation, Quim Gil talked about GNOME marketing, what have been done, what is the goal of marketing. He showed a focused mind on important marketing tasks; it is easy to get carried away and not be effective, a mistake that happens in several projects. The next session was by Tomas …

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Jul 01 2006

Επιστροφή από GUADEC 2006

Σήμερα το πρωί επέστρεψα από το συνέδριο GNOME User and Developer European Conference (GUADEC). Το συνέδριο ήταν μια πολύ καλή ευκαιρία για να συναντηθούν τα άτομα που εργάζονται στο ίδιο το γραφικό περιβάλλον GNOME και αλλά σημαντικά έργα όπως το Xorg. Οι πρώτες δύο μέρες ήταν για warm up και υπήρχαν θέματα γενικά για το …

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Jun 09 2006

How to easily modify a program in your Ubuntu?

Suppose we want to change the functionality of an Ubuntu application but we do not want to go into all the trouble of finding the source code, installing in /usr/local/, breaking dependencies with original versions and so on. Let’s change Character Map (gucharmap), and specifically change the default font size from 20pt to 14pt, so …

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Jun 02 2006

Keyboard updates in Xorg

There have been a few updates in Xorg regarding the multilingual keyboard support. First, a new dead key has been added for Finish, dead_stroke. It appears that Cyrillic would find it useful as the available dead keys are too few to be reused in this case. The moral of the story is that if you …

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Feb 16 2006

Ανατομία ενός γράμματος

Με ενδιαφέρον είδα μια συζήτηση (τίτλος upgrade σε ubuntu 5.10 = προβλήματα με τα ελληνικά) στη λίστα συνδρομητών Linux-greek-users για το θέμα της υποστήριξης γραφής ελληνικών σε ελεύθερο λογισμικό. Ωστόσο, μετά από λίγα γράμματα, στάλθηκε Simoshttp://simos.info

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Feb 14 2006

Greek layout code in Xorg

The current X.org source uses gr instead of el for the Greek layout. The change took place 19 months ago, according to http://cvs.freedesktop.org/xlibs/xkbdesc/symbols/gr?view=log in an attempt to introduce consistency in the layout names. There is currently a discussion at Simoshttp://simos.info

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Mar 24 2005

Re: Το αυγό και η κότα

Απαντώ με νέα εγγραφή στο σχόλιο του Γιάννη Μ., μια και το σχόλιο ήταν μεγαλύτερο από το όριο που θέτει το LiveJournal. Τα παρακάτω τα απαντάω ως Σίμος και όχι ως ομάδα. Χρησιμοποιώ όμως πληθυντικό, οπότε αν υπάρχει κάποια παρατήρηση από τους Κώστα Π, Νίκο Χ, Πέτρο, Κώστα Μ. και άλλους, παρακαλώ διορθώστε με/προσθέστε. Αν …

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