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Sat 07 March 2009

Offline installs => death !!

Posted by ankur in Tech (164 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I've just come off #fedora..

This is what I was helping out with.. Installing ndiswrapper on a machine without access to the internet..

What a PAIN!!

Hunt mirrors for the packages matching the kernel.. Then , there are deps that also need to be downloaded..

Go search for them , more mirrors …

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Thu 19 February 2009

Programming skills..

Posted by ankur in Tech (380 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

Im still a noob at programming.. I get these questions from places and try to solve them to improve my skills.. Someday in the near future, I'll be writing apps.. Hopefully :)

Here's one such question that I'm working on..  It's one of a few from Bitwise 2007 :

Note: it was …

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Tue 17 February 2009

Fedora article for the LUGM Magazine

Posted by ankur in Tech (1227 words, approximately a 5 minute read)

I've been working on an article on Fedora to be included in the first ever LUGM magazine. We intend to release the magazine in electronic format ( pdf ) during the OpenWeek via e-mails etc.

Here is the first draft that I've written for all of you to see. Please feel free …

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Mon 16 February 2009

Install fest Teaser:

Posted by ankur in Tech (56 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

We've hopefully managed to get through exams successfully  :D

Now we've finally begun getting back to the OpenWeek. Here's a sneak peek at the poster design for the Install Fest which features F10 .

[caption id="attachment_25" align="aligncenter" width="431" caption="Install fest Poster sneak Peek "]|Install fest Poster sneak …

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Wed 11 February 2009

xchat-gnome..What can it be?

Posted by ankur in Tech (206 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Another wierd experience..

While I was setting some preferences for Xchat-Gnome, it suddenly crashed and will not restart..

I have already tried the following..

  1. Remove the ~/.xchat-gnome  folder to remove config. files..
  2. Re-install the app. after removing the config files..

This hasn't changed anything.. The app. still doesn't start.

The …

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Tue 10 February 2009

threecovers

Posted by ankur in Tech (14 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Okay.. Now this is really really  weird.. :(

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="three covers ?"]three covers ?[/caption]

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Mon 09 February 2009

Open Week teaser:

Posted by ankur in Tech (192 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

The LUG Manipal, of which I am a part, is holding a "Linux OpenWeek" here from the 23rd of March. As the name suggests it's an entire week on Linux. We are an all student body and are just a year old.  In the past, we've held install fests, workshops …

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