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The first colaboration of Gnosis

Gnosis is a non-profit organization that intends to expand the free software philosofy. We're working on some projects and some days ago terceiro (a friend of mine) discovered a problem with URL encode on websvn, a software that we are using on Gnosis for browse our Subversion repositories.

I wrote a patch for it and sent to Debian. This was fixed. Ok, it was very simple but as I'm not a programmer I'm very happy. Mainly for Gnosis has made its first code contribution.

Setting up VGA out on my Ibook running Debian :o))

I'm very happy for it!! I decided to post a short tutorial for help other people:

Setting up VGA out in your Ibook using Xorg

I saw many people trying unsuccessfuly to setup the VGA out feature of their ibooks (using a non-macos, of course). I intend to show here how to setup the VGA out using Xorg. I use Debian GNU/Linux, and I have super cow powers by using APT ;o) but this can be useful for other distributions too.

So, the first step is install Xorg. There is a good project called Debian-Desktop where are compiled and packaged some importants programs that still aren't on the oficial Debian mirrors. You can use a PPC version of Xorg provided by Debian-Desktop, adding this line in your /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://www.debian-desktop.org/pub/linux/debian/xorg-6.8.2/ sarge main

It also works well on Debian SID. Now you just run these commands:

aptitude update
aptitude install xserver-xorg

You can get my xorg.conf here and put it in your /etc/X11/ dir. It's working very well on my ibook G4 1Ghz.

Thanks to otavio, the man that really has found this solution for us.

Today is a special day

1) I've sent my first patch for Debian :o) Ok, it's a very simple code but I think will be useful (#298885)

2) My first Debian package was accepted. Ewiki is a wiki-wiki tool wrote in PHP and is used for debian-br team. (#286037). Thanks, Otavio!

3) I finished the first version of my second debian package, BBClone. Just is missing the ITP. Thanks, kov! I know you'll find some mistakes anyway...

A important notice for brazilians: The Second Free Software Festival of Bahia (II Festival Software Livre Bahia) has a new date: april 8, 9 and 10. The causes was a problem with the meeting local. Here in Bahia we aren't sponsored by Estate, and maybe it be the true cause of some problems... Ok, I hope to be all right now.

for LTSP users: help us to populate a worldmap here.

I intend to finish this script for general purposes, I like so much these worldmaps :o)

4 Jan 2005 (updated 4 Jan 2005 at 20:07 UTC) »

Oh, I'm testing some features here... Sorry...

I have finished a debian package called ewiki. Erfurt Wiki is a cool wikiwikiweb that is used for Debian Brasil website. Maybe ewiki will be in Debian Sid this week. Thanks to Otavio Salvador.

*&@#*&^ j2re don't works in PPC. Any idea?

hard time... Why not 36 hours? I'm in love. Ibook is very cool. My son. I'm happy because I found a j2re for ppc. Here a script to install it and create a sim link to mozilla e firefox (ps: not tested!!):

# ver 0.7
# Copyright (C) 2002 Kevyn Shortell (kevyn@mac.com)
# Modified by Tiago Bortoletto Vaz (tiago at debian-ba.org)
#       - to get new version of the j2re
#       - to suport mozilla-firefox
# This script will download and install the j2re files required for java
# support and configure Mozilla for Yellow Dog Linux systems

# # Notify user of what we are about to do

echo "Attempting to get j2re (10MB file) from ftp.tux.org" echo "Depending on your network connection this could take a while..."

# # Change directories to the target destination and start wget

cd /usr/lib/ wget http://mirrors.sunsite.dk/java-linux/JDK-1.3.1/ppc/FCS-02b/j2re-1.3.1-02b-FCS-linux-ppc.bin #wget ftp://metalab.unc.edu/pub/linux/devel/lang/java/blackdown.org/JDK-1.3.1/ppc/FCS-02a/j2re-1.3.1-02a-FCS-linux-ppc.bin

# # Test to see if j2re file is installed

if [ -f /usr/lib/j2re-1.3.1-02b-FCS-linux-ppc.bin ] then

# # j2re comes in a binary format, set as executable and run

chmod a+x j2re-1.3.1-02b-FCS-linux-ppc.bin echo "Now installing the Java 2 Runtime Enviroment" ./j2re-1.3.1-02b-FCS-linux-ppc.bin # # Clean up the mess

echo "Cleaning up installer files..." rm j2re-1.3.1-02b-FCS-linux-ppc.bin

# # Make the symlink for Mozilla

echo "Making symlink for Mozilla" cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins ln -s /usr/lib/j2re1.3.1/plugin/ppc/mozilla/javaplugin_oji.so ./

echo "Making symlink for Mozilla Firefox" cd /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins ln -s /usr/lib/j2re1.3.1/plugin/ppc/mozilla-firefox/javaplugin_oji.so ./

# # Make the symlink for java

echo "Making symlink for /bin/java" ln -s /usr/lib/j2re1.3.1/bin/java /bin/java

# # Finished, tell the user echo "Java2 runtime enviroment installation complete"


echo "Error: Java2 run-time install files could not be found," echo " please verify your network settings. Now exiting"



Yeahh!! Finally my ibook arrived!! More than one month waiting... So, I'm downloading Debian PPC netinst to install tomorrow in my ibook. For a great hardware, the best OS. I'll write news about this on next days. I intend to write a howto about installing Debian in ibook for brazilians users that can't read in english. I'm very happy, it's is my first portable machine, I never had a notebook or something like this... I don't sleep today.

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