xorg.conf for Ubuntu Gutsy tribe 5 on IBM Thinkpad t43 2668-75U 1

This is the xorg.conf file as generated from the Live CD. # xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file) # # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using # values from the debconf database. # # Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page. # (Type ...

Setting Up Tomcat 5 on Ubuntu 6.06 40

I had mentioned that I’d post a quick how-to on setting up Tomcat 5 on Ubuntu Dapper. So here it is and lucky for me it’s VERY easy. Translations: castellano First a quick overview of what we are going to do: 1. install software 2. change 1 line in a configuration file. 3. start the ...

Sleep Deprivation and Being a Loser 1

On Sunday I installed Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper) at Sprachenatelier Berlin e.V. a small language school in Friedrichshain. It took all night and I’m still not finished. Someone had installed a Tomcat server that was serving a custom jsp app. Having never installed tomcat nor having ever developed Java Server Pages and only finding out about ...

Mysql, JDBC and relationships in Openoffice.org 2.0.x 1

By default when attempting to create a relationship by way of Tools > Relationships… in OpenOffice you’ll get an error that relationships are not supported. However this is not true if you are using the InnoDB tables. In order to enable relations you need to add overrideSupportsIntegrityEnhancementFacility=true to your connection string. So where do I ...

Tracking Ubuntu Adjectives

Ubuntu‘s quite known for its {obscure adjective} {animal} release names. I though it might be interesting to see how the Ubuntu release cycle affected the {obscure adjective}s’ search volume. I turned to Google Trends and did a query for each of the {obscure adjective}s. The results were quite interesting. Warty wasn’t even on the chart ...

The Dapperness of the Drake 5

This was originally going to be a response to a comment on my last post but it got a bit long. I’ve been using Ubuntu Dapper Drake since Febuary and often forget about the improvements I noticed upon first upgrading. For me, Nautilus has finally become a pleasure to use instead of the pain it ...

Recovering from Ubuntu Dapper Release Party 3

Last night I went to the Berlin Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake) release party at Danial Holbach‘s (dholbach) place. It was nice to meet other ubuntu lovers. I arrived at 8pm and left at ~4:30am. By then the sun was already on the rise and by the time I arrived home it had already become completely ...

QoTD: Chris DiBona

“I have a hard time caring about “KDE vs. Gnome”. It’s like watching your two best friends fighting. I’m not going to take part.” – Chris DiBona

Google Linux Screenshots

While reading up on google co-op, I was pleasently surprised to see that the screenshots used to show previews of the ‘co-op’ed search results are of firefox running on Linux. From the Gnome theme, it looks like it’s a redhat-based distro. Let the google linux rumor mill start again! I’m still working on understanding co-op, ...

My first contribution

Late last night (or early this morning), I submitted my first ever patch. Hopefully this is the start of a long line of contributions. It fixes a problem in Monodevelop with the Code Template drop-down in the options panel. It’s bug #78082. Every day I work on my soon-to-be-announced project I get more confident in ...