flash player on linux has some problems, is slow and sometimes makes firefox crash. youtube has been updated and this greasemonkey script don’t work anymore. I’ve modified it a little to get it to work again.


create a new script in grasemonkey, delete the lines that are there and insert the script.


There’s an annoying bug that don’t permit to make a fresh install of gutsy on some machines without having really big fonts, that makes the system unusable. it seems that’s a bug in the dpi detection and there are a few ways to resolve this, for example copy your monitor characteristics from xorg.conf from feisty, and forcing dpi for the gdm, this might solve every problem.

but there’s a much simpler way to get it to work well at least on my intel gma…
first of all make a backup copy of your xorg.conf, this way you can get it back if something goes wrong

cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak

sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

and find these lines:

Section “Device”
Identifier “Intel Corporation … Express Graphics Controller”
Driver “intel”

change the Driver “Intel” line to

Driver “i810”

save and reboot. if everything’s fine and i810 is the right driver for your intel gma, you should have a good resolution for your fonts.

After long time here it is! FreeBSD 7.0 is out!
It’s a major release and comes with lot improvements. native support to linux 2.6 binaries, a new scheduler, better networking performances…

You can read the official announcement by Ken Smith at freebsd.org here: http://www.freebsd.org/releases/7.0R/announce.html

Installed Virtual Box 1.5.2, I immediately noticed that the fonts of the window were too big, if you experienced the same problem or you just want to get a better integration of Qt applications with Gnome here are some simple steps to follow.

First let’s install Qt3 configuration editor and polymer, a port of the “Plastik” KDE theme which doesn’t depend on KDE libraries.

sudo apt-get install qt3-qtconfig polymer

Ok now open Qt3 Configuration from System menu (qtconfig-qt3 from bash) and select Polymer style.


Now open the font tab and select a Sans font like this:


Save from menu and close Qt3 Configuration. Give a look to your Qt3 applications, they’ll look very different ;)

Powertop is an utility from Intel that finds software components that use more power than necessary and provides some tips to make battery life lasts longer.

On Ubuntu you can install it from synaptic sudo apt-get install powertop
On other linux systems you’ll have to compile it.


There are a lot of improvements since the last version this software is growing really fast, that’s the power of open source ;)

From prompt:
wget -q http://www.virtualbox.org/debian/innotek.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add –

You should see “OK

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

and put at the end of the file

deb http://www.virtualbox.org/debian gutsy non-free


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install virtualbox

remember to add your user to vboxusers group, and now happy virtualization to everyone ;)

*updating drivers should be done only by experts who knows exactly what they are doing. everything you do with this is your own responsibility*

this only works for kernels prior to 2.6.24. with 2.6.24 kernels and later there are lot of changes that don’t permit to compile and install the drivers.

I experienced a lot of problems with an Intel 2200bg wireless card, on Ubuntu 7.04, and got tons of log messages like “Firmware error detected” and everytime connection was restarted, when i tried to update ieee802.11 and ipw2200 modules I got a kernel panic… now that Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon is out i wanted to give it a try to update them to solve the problems with the wifi card :)

First time i don’t know why i got a lot of problems, because make wasn’t finding kernel-headers and ieee802.11 modules won’t compile, then i tried to get a new ubuntu 7.04 installation on and doing a network update to Gutsy (to avoid the dpi bug).

Then i followed this simple steps to get it to work:

sudo apt-get install build-essential ieee80211-source

(the last one resolves some probable dependencies that are needed to compile latest drivers)

download ieee802.11 1.2.18 (www.ieee80211.sourceforge.net) and ipw2200 drivers 1.2.2 and firmware 3.0 (www.ipw2200.sourceforge.net) put the archives you downloaded in your home directory.

and now some simple steps:

tar xvf ieee80211-1.2.18.tgz
tar xvf ipw2200-1.2.2.tgz
tar xvf ipw2200-fw-3.0.tgz
cd ieee80211-1.2.18/
sudo make #hit enter (y), it asks to remove old files/comment definitions
sudo make install
cd ./../ipw2200-1.2.2/
sudo sh remove-old #hit enter (y) to all quesitons
sudo make
sudo make install
cd ./../ipw2200-fw-3.0/
sudo cp *.* /lib/firmware/

now restart linux… open a prompt:

dmesg | grep ipw2200

you should get something like this: ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.2.2

dmesg | grep ieee80211

and get something like this: 802.11 data/management/control stack, 1.2.18

if everything is fine you should finally have your wireless connection up and running (and working ;) )