Monthly Archives: April 2008

Some Cool Freewares

Clam AntiVirus for Unix: Fast SCP: Kismet L2 Wireless Network Detector: Kiwi Syslog monitor for Windows: Multi Router Traffic Grapher (MRTG): Nagios Monitor (NetSaint): NMAP Network Scanner: NTOP Traffic Probe: OpenNMS: reading

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VirtualBox 1.5.6 with Linux Kernel 2.6.25

While compiling VirtualBox was successful, the loading failed with kernel message (seen using dmesg | tail -f): release/bin/src ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/sbin/modprobe vboxdrvApr 23 22:20:16 linux-hp kernel: vboxdrv: Unknown symbol change_page_attr With the introduction of the new API, no driver … Continue reading

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Canon 4200F is still unsupported on Linux

lsusb -d 04a9:221b -vvv lsusb -d 04a9:221b -vvvBus 007 Device 002: ID 04a9:221b Canon, Inc.Device Descriptor: bLength 18 bDescriptorType 1 bcdUSB 2.00 bDeviceClass 255 Vendor Specific Class bDeviceSubClass 255 Vendor Specific Subclass bDeviceProtocol 255 Vendor Specific Protocol bMaxPacketSize0 64 idVendor … Continue reading

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Creative XFi driver on Linux 2.6.25

There is still a problem with beta2 version of Creative Sound Blaster XFi driver on Linux kernel 2.6.25. If we do what is said by the driver installation instruction, it ends up with some errors. Here’s a trick how to … Continue reading

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Distributed Compile and Caching

This trick has boosted my compilation several times faster now. Here is the steps: First, you need to install both ccache and icecream (search on the Internet!). The default place for icecream files are under /opt/icecream. Create a folder /opt/ccache … Continue reading

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NVIDIA driver on Linux Kernel 2.6.25

The current Nvidia driver ( is somehow broken with Linux kernel 2.6.25. I googled and found discussion about this. Some people suggested to replace EXPORT_UNUSED_SYMBOL(init_mm) to EXPORT_SYMBOL(init_mm) in/usr/src/linux/arch/x86/kernel/init_task.c. It didn’t work (at least on my machine). I look at the … Continue reading

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Virtualization Era!

Rebooting a machine to switch to another OS on multi-operating-system machine sounds out dated now. With recent VT-enabled technology from both Intel and AMD on certain x86 CPUs, virtualization goes smoother and better. I just tested Microsoft Virtual PC which … Continue reading

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x86 Technical Info

Some very interesting technical information related to x86 (besides, of course, Intel/AMD official sites and Micro$oft): http://www.sandpile.org

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HP 1020 on Linux is now working!

Finally, I am able to print to HP LaserJet 1020 from my Linux machine. Thanks to the guys at Just follow the instructions in the INSTALL file, you should be able to successfuly print. One thing I was unaware … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Window$

I’ve found some alternatives to Windows, which some of them are quite attractive: OS/2 clones:

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