Yesterday, I installed Ubuntu 7.10. This time, I downloaded the desktop image instead of the server version, which I learned from my previous experience. I was a little disappointed that 7.10 didn’t resolve the kernel/acpi issue that I had on a machine that I use. It’s not a big deal, I’ll just need to continue […]Read more "First impression with Ubuntu 7.10"
Ok. I’ve only used a Mac for a couple days, they were certainly long days with many steep learning experiences. Here are some of my comments: On Mac OS X, you have several options to install an application. You can use pre-packaged binaries such as Universal Binary or a platform specific installable binary for your […]Read more "First impression on package mangement on Mac OS X"
It’s weird that I actually find a need to run a Windows application. So, I found this howto and it worked perfectly for me. It didn’t occur to me that WINE does not exist in binary form on Ubuntu 7.04 for AMD64. I actually don’t mind compile from source. I wonder why is that?Read more "Howto install Wine on Ubuntu 7.04"
If wasn’t for the online documentation and forums, I would not have complete my installation/configuration as successfully as I did. As a token of appreciation, I am sharing some pointers and notes on my experience. Hope this will be helpful to you too. Over the weekend, I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty […]Read more "Ubuntu 7.04 installation/configuration on AMD64"
In general, the goal of creating a debug build is to enable debug flag (-g) and remove all optimization flags such as: -O, -O2, -O3, -s, -fomit-frame-pointer, -fstack-check, etc. If you ever run into situations where you need to build a debug build of R/HDF5, here are my notes for Solaris. For Linux or other […]Read more "Notes on creating a debug build of R/HDF5"
I was tasked to setup a web cam on Linux. After looking around a bit on NewEgg, I was led to believe by one of the reviewers that Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX would work with Ubuntu 6.10 out-of-box. So, I got the web cam and plugged it in. My system only recognized a USB mic, […]Read more "WebCam on Linux"
LinuxQuestions.org – No Sound In Fedora Core 3 – where Linux users come for help: “But after muting some channels i found out that one channel have to be muted to get sound on FC3.”Read more "Get sound to work on FC3"
The most universal file system format is fat32 (vfat). By default, a Linux system may mount the partition as root that will prevent regular user from writing to the partition. To work around that, add “user” option in the mount entry in the /etc/fstab file.Read more "Mount option in Linux"
apt-get vs emerge After upgraded to FC3, I tried to install apt and gave apt-get a try. After explored a various subcommands and installed/upgraded a few packages, I am happy with its ease of use. However, when comapring to emerge from Gentoo, I found it has one very nice feature that apt-get doesn’t have: search. […]Read more "apt-get vs emerge"
Oracle 9i on linux is no fun I have installed Oracle many times. I have never encountered as many issues during installation on Solaris or Windows. However, when I tried it on Linux, I get errrors left and right. The first error that I encountered was JVM unable to initialize. Please see error below: —————– […]Read more "Oracle 9i on linux is no fun"