catalyst 11.10 / gnome-shell still not usable

01 Nov 2011 at 00:00:00 - 5 comment(s)
In my post about catalyst 11.9, I wrote a rant about the AMD catalyst driver which after 6 months were still not working with gnome-shell. Another month has passed and unfortunately gnome-shell is still not usable with the catalyst driver.

catalyst 11.9 still doesn't work with gnome-shell!

29 Sep 2011 at 00:00:00 - 10 comment(s)
Gnome 3.0 was released on the 6th of April 2011. At the time I write this post, Gnome 3.2 has been released, we are on the 29th of September. Guess what, they have just released catalyst 11.9. I have tried it and gnome-shell still doesn't work properly!! Are they testing their driver goddammit?!

Become a friend of Gnome

28 Mar 2010 at 00:00:00 - 0 comment(s)
For those of you who don't know, GNOME offers an easy to understand desktop for your GNU/Linux or UNIX computer. To put it simple, it's a desktop environment and if you are using Ubuntu then that's what you are using the most when you are using Linux. Today they are trying to hire a Sysadmin and they need the help of the community. Maybe you can help?

An example on how to use sed

25 Mar 2010 at 00:00:00 - 0 comment(s)
This post is a very short one but might be really useful. You have multiple files they all contains the same string like a parameter for config files and you would like to change it in all the files. That would take you a while if you have 100 files so here is exactly what you need in 1 simple command line using sed on Linux.

Tips about vim

09 Mar 2010 at 00:00:00 - 0 comment(s)
I am a vim user and I thought it would be interesting if I was sharing some of the stuff I like the most about vim as well as having this post as a reminder for myself. So here are few things about vim.

lighttpd: tips, url.redirect, url.rewrite, mod_proxy, etc...

05 Mar 2010 at 00:00:00 - 5 comment(s)
If you are using lighttpd or you intend to use it then you should check this post. You'll find quite a few interesting things about url-redirect and url-rewrite using respectively mod_redirect and mod_rewrite. I have added some other tips as well such as enabling compression, getting drupal to work with lighttpd or how to use mod_proxy (useful if you run a java webapp for example).

Resume a scp transfer

04 Mar 2010 at 00:00:00 - 5 comment(s)
You are copying big files using scp and unfortunately the transfer fails. You get "stalled". You have already copied 80% of the file and you don't want to start from the beginning especially because it could fail again. Here is the solution to your problem. How to resume a scp transfer? Using rsync.

Clear memory caches on Linux

04 Mar 2010 at 00:00:00 - 9 comment(s)
You have a machine with a lot of RAM. After sometimes you notice that you have hardly any RAM left and that it starts to swap. Though if you look at your process using top for example you notice that none of your application are using all your memory. This is because Linux is caching stuff into memory and unfortunately when you need to use more memory rather than freeing some cache it will start to swap. So let's see how to clear the memory cache.

How to: postfix, dovecot with imap, smtp sasl authentication, encryption

06 Feb 2010 at 00:00:00 - 3 comment(s)
This is a great how-to if you want to install and configure an email server. If you are struggling to do so, this post will put an end to it. I myself was struggling getting everything to work as I wanted especially for the smtp to do authentication and solve the relay access denied error message I was getting even with the authentication working. On top of having a working email server with encryption and authentication we will configure spamassassin in order to get rid of the SPAM. Configuration files are available for download and it is guarantee to work not like the thousand of tutorials I read.

Install linux on a eeepc 1000he

10 Jan 2010 at 00:00:00 - 6 comment(s)

I came across a eeepc 1000he over christmas where I had to install Linux (more precisely Archlinux). It was for my brother who wanted to try Linux and use it for his work. That gave me the idea for my previous post "Discover, install and try a new Linux distribution: archlinux". Indeed I didn't know any real good tutorial for archlinux when someone never used Linux before. As he managed to install Archlinux few problems remained: the touchpad was not working perfectly and the hardware acceleration for compiz was not working out of the box. So I decided, as I wanted him to have a good experience with Linux, to create a good kernel config and compile the kernel myself as well as make a good xorg.conf (I am not a big fan of the AutoAddDevices as things don't work really perfectly for a specific machine).