GNU/Linux

FOSSConf'08

11 Feb 2008
Posted by stylesen
FOSSConf'08 held in the MIT Campus from Feb01-03, 2008. I was a part of the organizing committee for this event. The event was successful and we had very good response from the students community. This event was organized by Ilugc and NRCFOSS. We got help from AUKBC and Computer Society of MIT in organizing the event. I designed the website http://www.fossconf.in/ for this event (in drupal) along with Sowmya from NRCFOSS who helped in the CSS and the theming stuff. I initially registered as speaker for "Personal Website with Drupal" talk which was scheduled on 3rd morning at 10:00AM. But unfortunately, since Jha Atul who is the speaker for an Introductory talk on Drupal could not make it to the event, I was asked by Mr. Raman to handle the talk on Saturday evening, which made me miss a part of the GIT talk and the subversion 1.5 talk given by Kamesh :(
Posted by stylesen
As said by 'peterS' (Peter Samuelson) in #svn-dev irc list to 'nemo'
sudo apt-get install build-essential devscripts fakeroot;
sudo apt-get build-dep subversion;
mkdir /tmp/foo; cd /tmp/foo;
apt-get source subversion; cd subversion-*/;
DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=nostrip,debug debuild -uc -b
Posted by stylesen
While we build neon 0.27.2 in Debian Etch with ssl support we get the following error message and the configure script fails.
checking for library containing RSA_new... not found
configure: error: could not find library containing RSA_new
In order to overcome this install the following:
$ sudo apt-get install libssl-dev
The above will install all the development headers of ssl and we can use "--with-ssl" in the configure script to build neon. Some of the packages needed to build neon in Debian etch are:
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential libxml2-dev libssl-dev zlib1g-dev
  
Posted by stylesen
It is really cool to use your Sony Ericsson w700i mobile as a remote control for your laptop powered by Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon. It is very simple, using this feature you can take control of your presentation, media player, desktop. Sounds cool right? All you have to do is this. Turn on bluetooth in your mobile phone. Now try the following:
Step 1: $ hcitool scan
        Scanning ...
                    00:21:32:45:71:3E       Stylesen

Step 2: $ sudo hidd --connect 00:21:32:45:71:3E

After step 2, you will be asked whether to allow connection from your laptop. If you 
press "yes" then you will be shown a screen "Remote Control" in your mobile which will 
  
Posted by stylesen
In order to install "lsdiff" command in Debian/Ubuntu GNU/Linux you need to install the patchutils package. You can do:
$ sudo apt-get install patchutils
"lsdiff" is a command to see which files are modified by a patch.
Posted by stylesen

I found out that ntfs-3g package is not present in Debian Etch repository and is available in the testing repository. So I decided to come up with a deb file for ntfs-3g so that we can install it in Debian Etch.

ntfs-3g_1.710-1_i386.deb
libntfs-3g5_1.710-1_i386.deb

Steps to install:
1) Download the above .deb (debian package) files.

2) Run the following command (as root) in the directory where you downloaded the .deb files:

# dpkg -i ntfs-3g_1.710-1_i386.deb libntfs-3g5_1.710-1_i386.deb

Posted by stylesen
Recently my uncle bought a Nokia N70 music edition phone and wanted to transfer mp3, pictures, etc. I had a nice time playing around with this nokia N70 mobile, last weekend. As a GNU/Linux freak, I have only Debian running in my laptop and feared that these Nokia guys will demand to install Nokia PC Suite software in order to do any kind of transfer to the Nokia phone. I had a really tough time. Initially I thought as soon as I connect the USB data cable the of the Nokia mobile it will be identified as a memory stick device in GNU/Linux as my Sony Ericsson W700i does, which will enable me to transfer files as I do in a USB memory device, but that was not the case. I could sense that the device /dev/ttyACM0 is somehow identified by GNU/Linux but it is not getting mounted. I tried mounting it with "$ sudo mount -t iso9660 /dev/ttyACM0 /mnt" but in vain, my Debian box complained saying /dev/ttyACM0 was not a block device.