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Wed 22 September 2010

Getting your tablet to work on F13 using WizardPen

Posted by ankur in Tech (209 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

As a lot of you would remember, HAL was dropped in favour of udev in Fedora 13. (More info here). I own a "UC-LOGIC Tablet WP5540U" which I had successfully configured on Fedora 12 using HAL. Since I upgraded, and the HAL configuration worked no more, a new configuration was …

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Thu 16 September 2010

Work in progress

Posted by ankur in Other (36 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Just a screen shot of what I've been trying to do with `"hleahtor"`_. It's coming along, but will take sometime before it's usable enough for a release.

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Fri 10 September 2010

I had to, I had no choice

Posted by ankur in Other (67 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I really had no choice. I really wanted to stick to nouveau for my nvidia card, but it was holding up on development of the fedora-tour (see my numerous posts regarding the bug and segmentation faults). I finally gave in and switched to kmod-nvidia from RPMFusion. No segmentation fault now …

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Sun 05 September 2010

Some free-media statistics

Posted by ankur in Tech (245 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I was housekeeping the new free-media tickets from India this morning. Since I was manually going over tickets, I thought I'd spend some more time and collect some statistics for this month's tickets. I'm not going to make any deductions from these, I'll let the numbers do the taking. If …

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Fri 03 September 2010

Weekly update

Posted by ankur in Tech (1022 words, approximately a 5 minute read)

This week till 3/9/10.

Here's what I've been up to this week.

Fried Chicken ROCKS!

I've been eating aLOTof chicken this week. I'm having this awesome INR 65 combo from the "Asian Flava" Stall at the Food Court. It carries:

  1. a plate full of rice.
  2. A …

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Sat 28 August 2010

Oh! my system had a remote I had forgotten about!!

Posted by ankur in Tech (93 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

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I've to present a seminar as part of my syllabus for the semester. I was looking for one of those remote controllers to make the seminar COOLER. Weirdly enough, I remembered that my laptop came with a remote …

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Sun 22 August 2010

End of dormant spree

Posted by ankur in Other (64 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I've been just a teenee bit busy in the past few days. (Exams and other things that had to be taken care of). I think I've managed to clear it all out so I can get back to my normal work schedule (which has a lot of Fedora work in …

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Sat 31 July 2010

From QC

Posted by ankur in Other (114 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Thought I'd read up some QC (I don't feel like working at the moment).

In this comic strip he says:

Before you send me angry, tear-stained e(mo)mails, let me just say that you are perfectly entitled to enjoy listening to any of the bands that Marten and Faye …

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Fri 30 July 2010

How to request media from Fedora Ambassadors

Posted by ankur in Tech (75 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

In the wake of a long thread on the Fedora India mailing list, I've drafted a page that tries to explain the steps to be taken to request Fedora Media from an Ambassador. This page hopes to encourage users to use methods other than the free-media programme (India is receiving …

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Wed 21 July 2010

If the recent upgrade "wiped" your accounts from Empathy

Posted by ankur in Tech (58 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

The recent upgrade caused my Empathy client to somehow forget the accounts that I had configured. (The ~/.mission-control/accounts/accounts.cfg file is intact). A quick post to the devel list, here is what you need to do to get it working again:

chcon -t bin_t /usr/libexec/mission-control*  /usr …

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