Category: Linux

Portable computer

Posted in: Linux

More adventures in not having my computer with me…

Replacement dos box for Windows - emacs shell mode

Posted in: Personal and misc, Linux, Microsoft

The Windows dos box (command prompt) sucks in many ways in comparison to an xterm (and I’m not even including ‘command’ vs ‘bash’ here). But if you have emacs you can make it suck a little bit less. “M-x shell” gets you shell mode, and you can select text etc, and use emacs keybindings for editing your commands etc.

bacKing up

Posted in: Linux, KDE

Boring post about backing up tools in KDE


Posted in: Linux

I’m currently installing SimplyMEPIS on my old machine. And using it to blog at the same time…


Posted in: Linux, Internet

My broadband internet connection has held up for a month now..

iTunes for Linux

Posted in: Linux, Music

It really bugged me that there was no iTunes for Linux, and despite searching high and low, there is no decent alternative that works on Linux - a simple way of buying a single track online. Until now…

Ubuntu and Win4Lin

Posted in: Linux

Finally got round to getting Win4Lin working, with a few hassles…

Subversion on AMD64

Posted in: Linux

A warning for anyone switching to a 64-bit architecture (such as AMD64) from a 32-bit: Subversion repositories have to be migrated…

Automount gotchas

Posted in: Linux

I insert a CD, and watch as it is automatically mounted (good!). I check it’s MD5SUM, then eject. Only it won’t…

Fun with 64-bit Linux

Posted in: Linux

I found there is no way to get Win4Lin running on my 64-bit kernel, so I’m looking at the alternatives…

More Ubuntu experiences

Posted in: Linux, KDE

I thought it might be useful to add a bit more about how it’s going with Ubuntu…

Mandrake firewall fixed

Posted in: Linux

I finally found some good info on how the firewall works in Mandrake..