Monday, January 19. 2009
I have a new toy. Last week I bought an iPod touch. My primary use case is remote controlling media in my home. I already have a HTPC in my living room with access to satellite TV, videos, photos and music. However, I always found it stupid to switch on my TV in order to choose music. I checked choices like Squeezebox Duet or the TEAC WAP-4500. Pretty nice toys starting around 250 EURO. But if you already have a PC, the iPod is about 200+ EURO extra. And it's a nice gadget too. So I ordered one and tried to run the free Remote app from Apple.
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Tuesday, September 4. 2007
Continue reading "Getting 1600x1200 to Work on the Secondary Screen of an ATI Equiped Notebook"
Monday, March 13. 2006
Ever felt annoyed by that stupid GTK 2.x file chooser, which hides the folders by default and you have to click on Browse for other folders each time you wish to save a file in a folder other than the few provided in that weird Save in folder drop down list?
And of course it's once again the "Users are stupid" mentality of Gnome, which even does not offer an option for the user to have it expanded by default. So I googled and found a description along with a patch for Gentoo, which expands the folders in the GTK file chooser dialog by default.
I applied this patch to the SuSE 10.0 source RPM and it works. Here is my description on how to create a RPM including the patch and for the people who trust me I also offer the patched RPMs for download.
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Tuesday, February 7. 2006
localhost:631and more powerful than that what SuSE wants you to use, the YaST Printer configuration dialog. E.g. the YaST applet is unable to stop and start the printer queues and both, web interface and YaST, cannot configure special printers for KPrinter.
Continue reading "Bringing Back the KDE Printer Manager to SuSE Linux"