1. from gedit to TextMate ...

    As I told in one of my previous post, I switched to an Apple Macbook thanks to a great offer I found on eBay but, I continue to use linux at work and in a virtual machine on the macbook too. One thing I really miss when I’m on linux is definitively TextMate! Thanks to this blogger I’ve found a great compromise with gedit that I want to share: thanks GRIGIO!!! …

  2. Opera font rendering and Ubuntu (maybe any Linux distro)

    I just found this silly problem here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=474960

  3. Radeon 9200 PRO (rv280) and Gutsy

    I’ve just solved a problem with dual head at work and I want to share this. The “man” that gave me a hand was here and thaks to him, this is my working xorg.conf configuration:

    Section "Device"
    Identifier      "ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO]"
    Driver          "ati"
    BusID           "PCI:3:2:0"
    Option          "monitor-DVI-0" "Dell E176FP"
    Option          "monitor-VGA-0" "Dell E196FP"
    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier      "Dell E196FP"
    Option          "DPMS"
    HorizSync       31-83
    VertRefresh     56-76
    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier      "Dell E176FP"
    Option          "DPMS"
    HorizSync       31-80
    VertRefresh     56-75
    Option          "RightOf"        "Dell E196FP"
    Section "Screen"
    Identifier      "Default Screen"
    Device          "ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO]"
    Monitor         "Dell E196FP"
    DefaultDepth    16
    SubSection "Display"
    Modes           "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    Virtual         2560 1024

  4. Update on my Life

    Hi guys, It’s been a while from my last post: sorry but I’ve been busy. I recently moved to London tryin to save myself from Italian way of underpay and understimate other’s jobs. Here it seems that all goes as it should! I’m working at www.photobox.co.uk and soon I’ll write more about Perl and Javascript without forgetting PHP and Linux stuff. …

  5. getting crazy with mysql and MacPort

    Have you ever had an error like this???

    macbook-di-antonio-lorusso:var zekus$ sudo /opt/local/share/mysql5/mysql/mysql.server start
    Starting MySQL
    .../opt/local/share/mysql5/mysql/mysql.server: line 159: kill: (22793) - No such process
    Please check permissions because you have a problem with that! Check that the owner of /opt/local/var/db and /opt/local/var/run/mysql5 is _mysql group admin. …

  6. change the console keyboard and language

    If you are using a ready-made virtual machine or, for any other exigence, you have to change the default keyboard and default language in a server environment without xorg installed, you can use: …

  7. udev change peripheral names

    Often, in VMware Linux guests, it happens that the mac address of the virtual Ethernet card changes due to various operations I wont list here and, like in physical machines when you change the network card, the default Ethernet name changes from eth0 to eth1. If you want to restore the eth0 name, just edit the udev rule like this:

    sudo nano /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules
    and change eth1 to eth0 minding to delete the row relative to the previous card (virtual or real) . …

  8. sudo: timestamp too far in the future ... ??

    Have you ever encoutered this error? I resolved it with a brutal machine reset and recovery mode boot via grub. When you are there, just type sudo -K in the command line and then reboot again. …

  9. vmware mui interface error and solution

    After a server reboot, I’ve had some problem accessing the mui interface on https://localhost:8333. The server vmware.httpd didnt want to start so I checked the /var/log/vmware-mui/error_log and I found the following error:

    [Thu Nov 15 08:37:46 2007] [error] ModVmdb load: Address of ModVmdb_InitCore: 0xb7c745a0\n
    [Thu Nov 15 08:37:46 2007] [error] Failed to create named-pipe directory:
    /var/run/vmware//httpd/8234: No such file or directory\n
    [``Thu Nov 15 `` 08:37:46 2007] [error] VMWARE PANIC: \nNOT_IMPLEMENTED F(4023):707\n
    [``Thu Nov 15 `` 08:37:46 2007] [error] Panic: Could not allocate temporary context.\n

  10. strange MAC address change on ubuntu

    After the new kernel upgrade to 2.6.20-16-generic on the Ubuntu Server 7.04, I had a strage error after the reboot: no network device were found! On a shell window, I restarted the network this way: …