In condensed form:
1. Never login using root
2. Properly name your files
3. Place home on a different partition
4. Proper Crash Management
5. Play the Field
6. Nurture your CLI adoption
7. Always be Ready to Unleash the Power Within
Father, Blogger, Entrepreneur, Filipino, Freelance Writer, Environmentalist
Sleek and light as a feather, this Ubuntu derivative may be 'The One'
As I took a picture of its best parts, I began to ask "Who was she?". What gave the sculptor the inspiration to make her
The writer looks up from his desk and ponders. The bird seems to eye him carefully as if it wanted to say something.
An estimated 374 people will be executed in China during this summer's Olympic games in Beijing, Amnesty International has claimed.
A new league table of the world's most frequent executioners showed China officially used capital punishment 470 times last year. But some campaigners believe the true figure may be 8,000.
The human rights group called on Olympic athletes and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to press for greater openness about executions by the host country.
Nearly 70 crimes can carry the death penalty in China, including tax fraud, stealing VAT receipts, damaging electric power facilities, selling counterfeit medicine, embezzlement, accepting bribes and drugs offences.
The volume control did not find any elements and/or devices to control. This means either that you don't have the right GStreamer plugins installed, or that you don't have a sound card configured.
You can remove the volume control from the panel by right-clicking the speaker icon on the panel and selecting "Remove From Panel" from the menu.
Get the firmware packageThanks to Gabor Burjan on this one.
and run ./configure && make && make install
After this you should have the following files present:
Then, run rmmod snd_maestro3 and modprobe snd_maestro3 again.
I wonder if posting this would - ehh nevermind...Good Day,
Kindly accept my apology for contacting you via this medium. Although,we have
never met before. Nevertheless, I have every reason to believe that you are a
highly respected and trustworthy personality. I got your contact through your
country's chambers of commerce and Industry.Although, I don't know you
personally but I believe God has made this contact possible and also hope you
will not disappoint me for trusting you.
Permit me to seek your attention in so informal a manner.I am Mr.Vadim
Alexandrovitch Petrov, Bank Manager of URALSIB BANK OAO RUSSIA and i have an
urgent and very confidential business proposition for you.On November 6, 2003,a
British Oil consultant/contractor with YUKOS OIL COMPANY(Russia's Largest Oil
Company), Made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months,
valued at US$40,000,000.00 (Forty Million United States Dollars) in my
branch.Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address
but got no reply.
After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract
employers, the Russian Solid Minerals Corporation that he died from an
automobile accident. On further investigation, I found out that he died without
making a WILL, and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless. I
therefore made further investigation and discovered that he did not declare
any kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit
paperwork in my Bank.
This sum of US$40,000,000.00 (Forty Million United States Dollars) is still
sitting in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum
at the end of each year.No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to
Laws of Russia, at the expiration of 6 (six) years, the money will revert to
the ownership of the Russian Government if nobody applies to claim the fund.
Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as
the next of kin to the man so that the fruits of this old man's labor will not
get into the hands of some corrupt government officials.
This is simple, We shall employ the services of an attorney for drafting and
authorization of the WILL and to obtain the necessary documents and letter of
probate/administration in your favor for the transfer.A bank account in any
part of the world that you will provide will then facilitate the transfer of
this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin. The money will be paid into
your account for us to share in the ratio of 50% for me and 50% for you.
There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done
by the attorney and my position as the Branch Manager guarantees the successful
execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately
via my private email
Please observe utmost confidentiality,and rest assured that this transaction
would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance
to invest my share in your country.
Awaiting your urgent reply via my private email
So, I decided to try deliberately believing a false thing: namely that my Debian work is valuable and worthwhile. And hey, it worked! I still know that what I'm doing is worthless, but I can convince myself otherwise for stretches of time, and I have enough fun while I'm working on the project that I consider it worth a small amount of unreality. It sure beats the heck out of computer games (which I still spend a distressingly large amount of time on). The doublethink aspect of it creeps me out, but I can't argue with the results.
Voluntary work is generally for the benefit of others. In free software it is about writing code to solve our own issues in a way that others can use without facing the problems that we had to solve. Writing new code to solve a problem or fixing bugs in existing code to solve a new problem can only help others if the solution is shared. So the validation of that work is in helping someone else accomplish a task without having to spend the time fixing that issue, leaving them time to fix the next one.
Improving Debian won't make us more important to the universe, life and everything (the answer to that is 42 as we all know), but it will help others do what they do, it will improve their lives and their ability to spend their time on what they want to do instead of having to fix problems that we have already solved.
Debian, to me, is about sharing solutions. Helping someone else do something that Debian could not do before, without requiring them to fix all the problems that I had to solve to devise the solution in the first place. Sharing not just the solution but the method of the solution and the means to extend the solution to new problems.
# aptitude linux-image-2.6.24-1-686
# aptitude install linux-headers-2.6.24-1-686
# aptitude install build-essential module-assistant
# module-assistant prepare
# aptitude install gcc-4.1
# export CC=gcc-4.1
# cd to directory where NVIDIA drivers are saved
# CC=gcc-4.1 sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.05-pkg1.run
What's New at MIT OpenCourseWare and How You Can Help
Last November, MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) celebrated a key milestone – 1,800 courses now online, representing virtually the entire MIT curriculum. More than 40 million people worldwide have accessed OCW to date and many have told us how OCW has changed their lives.
Today, as users continue to visit OCW in record numbers, we are publishing more new and updated courses, producing more video content, and adding to Highlights for High School. We are as busy as ever.
What's New at OCW
As a permanent part of the MIT academic program, OCW continues to publish about 200 courses per year – dozens of new courses that are introduced at MIT each semester, as well as updates to courses already on OCW. Here are some examples of what is happening in 2008:
- More than 50 new courses, including brand new courses from Health Sciences and Technology, Sloan School of Management, Literature, and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
- About 150 redesigned and refreshed courses from departments like Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Chemistry, and Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
- New video lectures for courses in Mathematics, Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and the Engineering Systems Division – Note: we are in the process of adding video subtitles and transcripts to improve access for hearing impaired users.
- OCW audio and video on distribution channels such as YouTube and iTunes U
- Expanded content in the new Highlights for High School section of OCW
- New pages that link OCW courses to key MIT initiatives in energy and the environment
What It Takes to Support This Work
MIT OpenCourseWare is more than simply educational content from MIT made public. Each course we publish requires an investment of $10,000 to $15,000 to compile course materials from faculty, ensure proper licensing for open sharing, and format materials for global distribution. Courses with video content cost about twice as much, but your feedback about the significant value of these video materials helps to justify the cost.
On top of the production costs, we must also sustain a considerable technical infrastructure that manages content and distributes it through a worldwide network to a global audience and to mirror sites in bandwidth constrained regions. The total annual cost of OCW is about $4 million. The cost of free education is substantial.
MIT, which is committed to keeping OCW free and open to all, contributes significant resources to keep OCW going and growing. In addition, we depend on important support from:
How You Can Help
We look to you and other supporters around the world to help us continue our mission to share knowledge openly and to realize the vision of knowledge as a public good. OCW is a resource that benefits you and improves your world, and we are asking you to take an active role in securing the future of open education. Here are some ways you can help:
- Continue to spread the word – share OCW with friends and coworkers
- Encourage your company to become an OCW sponsor
- Shop at Amazon.com using the links on our site
- Donate to OCW. Next month we will launch a fundraising appeal, but your gift now will get the campaign off to a strong start.
In five years, OCW has gone from a bold experiment to a global educational resource. With your help, we can keep OCW going and growing. Thanks for your support!
$ sudo apt-get install w3m
$ w3m www.google.com
$ sudo pppoeconf.
$ kdesu kate-didn't work
$ sudo kate-didn't work
$ kate-didn't work, what the hell?
This is a port of the MacBill, which is based on xbill, source to GNUstep.
Ever get the feeling that nothing is going right? You're a sysadmin, and
someone's trying to destroy your computers. The little people running
around the screen are trying to infect your computers with Wingdows [TM],
a virus cleverly designed to resemble a popular operating system. Your
objective is to click the mouse on them, ending their potential threat.
If one of the people reaches a computer, it will attempt to replace your
operating system with the virus it carries. It will then attempt to run off
the screen with your vital software."
Package nvidia-kernel-source is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package nvidia-kernel-source has no installation candidate
sudo nano -w /usr/share/envy/instun/classes.py
dpkg -i nvidia-glx_1.0.8776-4_i386.deb
Selecting previously deselected package nvidia-glx.
(Reading database ... 81340 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking nvidia-glx (from nvidia-glx_1.0.8776-4_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of nvidia-glx:
nvidia-glx depends on nvidia-kernel-1.0.8776; however:
Package nvidia-kernel-1.0.8776 is not installed.
dpkg: error processing nvidia-glx (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
# dpkg -i nvidia-kernel-source_1.0.8776-4_i386.deb
# apt-get install nvidia-kernel-1.0.8776
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package nvidia-kernel-1.0.8776 is a virtual package provided by:
You should explicitly select one to install.
E: Package nvidia-kernel-1.0.8776 has no installation candidate
It's always better to stay with the official Debian packages. Running Lenny, you should now have kernel 2.6.22. Check that first. If necessary install that kernel, reboot, then... this is the right way to do it.
Add these lines to your sources.list file
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main
Create a file named /etc/apt/apt.conf if it does not exist. It should include this line:
# aptitude update
# aptitude install linux-headers-$(uname -r) module-assistant build-essential
# aptitude install -t unstable nvidia-kernel-$(uname -r) nvidia-kernel-source nvidia-xconfig
# m-a prepare
Reboot into Single User mode, then...
# m-a a-i nvidia
# modprobe -v nvidia
Then reboot back as a regular user.
iocharset=utf8,umask=0333 0 0
#[Insert text editor] /etc/apt/sources.list