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Saturday, June 27, 2009

always up-to-date pidgin and yahoo messenger connection problem solved

yahoo, msn, aim, icq, etc... always changing their protocol and always causing connection problem for third party messenger apps like pidgin.

while linux distro always stick to one apps version at their release and do not upgrade to latest release.

then, recently yahoo change their protocol again.
all these causing all ubuntu users cant connect to yahoo messenger.
you can use getdeb and install the current version. but then you need to manually update pidgin everytime new version released. or everytime you encounter another connection problem.


the only good solution is to keep your pidgin always update to the latest release version. the instruction on pidgin site also not very up-to-date and will not install gpg key for the repo.

this will keep your pidgin always up-to-date:
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys A1F196A8
echo deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ppa/ubuntu \     `lsb_release --short --codename` main | \
    sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pidgin-ppa.list
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude upgrade

that's it.
everytime you do 'sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude upgrade' you will get the latest release version.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

12+ linux docking launch bar

it seem like a docking launch bar that really catchy for everyone started by apple osx.
since then, everybody want it...

there're lots of launch bar for linux. not only 5 or even 10.
1. Avant Window Navigator

2. ksmoothdock

3. cairo dock

4. kooldock

5. kiba dock

6. engage 

7. menu bar

8. xqde

9. tuxbar

10. simdock; it's fast & simple. doesnt require xgl

11. wbar; another fast & simple dock.
12? kxdocker; discontinued. replaced by xqde.
13? gnome-dock; another dead one.
14. fbpanel; not purely launchbar, but can be configured to look like osx


    too bad, none that i know of have menu launcher and easy gui configuration.

    which one you use?

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    Tuesday, June 23, 2009

    hardware virtualization cpu check

    tools to check if your cpu support hardware virtualization:
    or, in linux use this oneliner:
    egrep ‘(vmx|svm)’ /proc/cpuinfo
    

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    automount samba - windows network neighborhood

    how to automatically mount windows/linux samba shares? that is the question...

    currently, there're two apps that i know can do this. use only one of them. or if you use both, make sure you use it on different folders.

    1. fusesmb quick start:
    sudo aptitude install fusesmb
    sudo mkdir /mnt/Neighborhood
    sudo chown yourusername:fuse /mnt/Neighborhood
    fusesmb /mnt/Neighborhood -o allow_other


    2. smbnetfs quick start:
    sudo aptitude install smbnetfs
    sudo mkdir /mnt/Neighborhood
    sudo chown yourusername:fuse /mnt/Neighborhood
    smbnetfs /mnt/Neighborhood
    

    that is it.
    to make it the apps run at startup, you can put it either in your .bashrc or your session manager autostart.

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    Tuesday, June 16, 2009

    non javascript frame buster

    there're so many javascript you can use to break out of frame.
    but javascript will not work if your visitor have javascript turned off.

    just add this in your html head section:
    < base target="_top" / >
    

    and all clicks on your site will gets your visitor out of any frame.
    works on all browser i know and works without javascript.
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    Saturday, June 13, 2009

    opensuse lxde minimal desktop livecd

    now that tested and runs correctly, i dare myself to announce this public beta release of my opensuse minimal desktop livecd.

    features:
    huge thanks to all testers for the feedback.

    download here.

    all comments, complaints and critics are welcome.
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