Thursday, September 23, 2010

Android USB Tethering on Linux

Find it here:

Simultaneous sound through both speaker and headphones

I installed Fedora a few days back.
I had the same problem of "speaker not muting when headphone plugged in"
I used the following line:
options snd-hda-intel model=laptop position_fix=1
I had used this to fix the issue with OpenSuSE last month.

But somehow it didn't work. I kept looking and looking.
Then pointed out that I was looking in the wrong place.
I went to System -> Prefernces -> Sound -> Output
And selected "Analog Headphones" instead of "Analog Output"
And it worked.
Thanks to everyone who posted there. :)

Laptop: Asus K40AB
Sound Card: VIA VT1708S (00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA))

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fedora Guide

Just installed Fedora 13.

Here is a great guide to optimize your computer after installing Fedora

Happy hacking

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Creating a openSuSE repository

I gave a talk on "How to create a OpenSuSE repository" during the OpenSource Summit 2008. The talk didn't go that well but the topic was useful.

Just thought to put the ppt out. You can download it from here.

If you have any queries, just add a comment or drop a mail at blvdeer [at] gmail [dot] com

Monday, March 29, 2010

SDF - Super Dimension Fortress

SDF is a community network for teachers, students, visually and aural impaired. The network of computers combined giving 26.5 TeraFlops, not sure. It started as early as 1987 and it is maintained by its members. It is run by a not-for-profit organization.

It runs on NetBSD and provides UNIX shell for its members. It provides many softwares, games, bulletin boards, chatting platform, twitter access, etc.

It's actually fun to use. You get the feel of the old movies where a guy logs into some computer far far away and starts playing with it. Although trying to port scan and cracking against are against the terms of SDF. You still get to know a lot of other things.

SDF provides you a homepage, a gopher (never heard of it??), free irc on Sunday, pop mail also accessible by webmail. You can use pine, mutt for mails.

You have gcc, perl, python, etc installed.

All this for free.
If you want to use ftp you need to validate yourself by donating them $1. You can become a lifetime member for $36.

It's actually a great place to play and learn. Believe me when you don't have the luxury of a X windows or GUI, you start learning more commands and start enjoying it. You see that scripts make life so much easier. Plus no one understands what you are doing in a command shell (people just don't want to read the contents) so you look cool.

And if twitter is blocked in your organization, it is a great way to bypass the system. ;)

Links :

You can use it via the website or telnet or ssh.

I actually downloaded a SSH client for my mobile from here. Just 144KB. :)

If you find anything cool on it, let me know.