Fedora 5 ATI Graphics Radeon support

May 25, 2006

If you're using Fedora 5, and unable to use ATI Graphics support, Here are the steps to install

  1. # rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-5.rpm
  2. # yum install kmod-fglrx
  3. # setsebool -P allow_execmod=1
  4. Open /etc/inittab
    Change default init parameter to id:3:initdefault
  5. Reboot
    # ati-fglrx-config-display enable
  6. aticonfig –initial
  7. Change the default init parameter to 5 in /etc/inittab
  8. # reboot

For more information http://www.fedorafaq.org/#radeon


Adding Microsoft fonts to Linux

May 9, 2006

Standard Microsoft fonts (ttf) can be added to Linux, and every web page, that you are accustomed to will look the same. The standard Microsoft fonts include

  • Arial
  • Verdana
  • Tahoma
  • Trebuchet MS
  • Georgia

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Vim: Auto Complete

May 4, 2006

Most of you programming freaks, like the Auto Complete idea of an IDE (using Ctrl+Space) to complete the word. And all the GUI IDE lovers think Vi is just another “Notepad”.

Beware, VIM is noway behind the IDEs, It too supports your Auto-Complete.
Ctrl+P (match previous tokens) or Ctrl+N (match tokens ahead/next) is an alternative to Ctrl+Space

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Bon Echo Features (Firefox 2)

May 1, 2006

While we are safely browsing using Firefox, another world out there is creating testing the Bon Echo wolf, what would be Firefox 2. Firefox 2.0 does guarantee you great offers which (IE7) have not been yet thought of.

I'll Start with some of the directly distinguishable features.

  • Improved Memory Usage
  • New icons for new features and themes.
  • Better usability with Tabs
  • UI for re-opening accidentally closed tabs
  • UI for managing multiple tabs (preview, switching, etc)
  • UI for managing search plugins

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Fedora 5 is out !!!

April 7, 2006

Many of the Fedora fans will be delighted that their new OS is out.


This new FC 5 boasts of a new Theme, which looks classy. And just look at the sexy default wallpaper.

You can get a complete Overview of Fedora over here, [Overview].

One of the exciting feature is that it also has MONO installed.

For those who want this default wallpaper, here it is…
I hope I'm not annoying any licenesing issues.

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us

OS-Browser, Internet… thats all!!

March 17, 2006

This is the future of our PCs. We won’t be requiring anything more than that…

  • The BIOS will load the OS, which will be nothing but a complex Browser, Thats it!
  • This Browser will be able to connect to the internet, and that is where each and every application we use will be there.
  • The success of this OS will be on the reach of the internet connection to the masses.

This is not a fiction but something which could be in the near future. Check the kind of applications that we have on our “Desktop” and that we have on “Web”. There was a very distinct feel to the web apps as compared to Desktop ones.. Which is now being reduced to almost nothing. Check Web 2.0, what you will notice is nothing is left for the Desktop.

Apps. that we thought as “Desktop apps” like MS Word… are there on the web. Google recently got Writely in which you could write documents, the same way as in MS Word.

Website Content Layout Guidelines

March 2, 2006

A lot of websites are currently created or “designed”. But wait a minute have you ever thought what part of the screen should hold which content ?


Let us try to figure out something on those lines…

Here are some of the points that we should consider while “designing” a layout

  • The most important content should be right in the front of the eye.
  • The less important should be around the most important
  • Even lesser importance, Show the way down! It should be further away from the reading view ( for least distraction )

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Vim: Find Visual Difference using diffsplit

February 25, 2006

Many a times you want to compare two different files… Unless you have a good utility… you cant. But for Vim as its a wonderful tool, get a good visual difference.


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Wikipedia Bookmarklet

February 25, 2006

We shall be creating a Wikipedia bookmarklet, The bookmarklet will either take whatever is selected on the screen as the string to be found or will prompt you.

As usual we’ll write the code as a normal JavaScript code, except that we start of with the string


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Anti Spam: Word Verification

February 13, 2006

Many a times these days, there is an image next to a text box, “Please insert the text as in the image”. You will oblige to that, but what for ?

There aren’t many who oblige to text, instructions on the Web. In comes Word Verification or Image Text Checking to cut the throat of SPAM


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