Category: Software

Garmin Forerunner 610 and Garmin Connect on Linux

GETTING PROPRIETARY ELECTRONICS to work on Linux can be a hassle sometimes. More often that not, companies develops controller software for Windows only, or at best for Windows and Mac OS, but neglects to support the Linux platform. Then us that enjoy the freedom and wonders of Linux is often out of luck, or have…


F1 Timing App 2013

FOR THE 2013 Formula-1 season I though I would treat my self with buying the official live timing app: ‘F1 Timing App 2013’ by Soft Pauer Limited. At season start it costed around €22 – a hole lot of money of a one season app. So I had high expectations, but I quickly discovered that…


Serial Port Not Working On Fedora Due To GPS Daemon (gpsd)

THE SERIAL PORT on my Fedora 15 install, mysteriously refused to be accessed. I discovered that when inserting a USB-to-Serial device, GNU screen would refuse to access the created device /dev/ttyUSB0. » screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200 [screen is terminating] Since I could use screen for serial access as root, and because the newly installed Fedora did…


Linux Nvidia Driver GLX Failure

I’VE BOUGHT A copy of the game Sacred Gold in an edition that is ported to Linux. This would be very exiting… if it didn’t segfault every time I start it :-( $ sacred sacred 1.0.1, built for i386 Segmentation Fault: I dont believe in dragons! oh…   This is a BUG, please report it…


Menu Disappeared From GVim

THE MENU IN GVim suddenly disappeared?! I did not provoke this by making changes in any .vimrc, .gvimrc or in any files in the .vim directory. The menu was just gone after a boot when GVim auto-loaded the documents open before the reboot. The system is Kubuntu 8.04 and vim-gnome. I googled for a solution…


Word 2007 Learn From Vi

MICROSOFT WORD 2007 was in todays pool of software upgrades at work. Our previous edition of Word was the 2003 edition, and I must say that the UI and MMI has been changed to a whole new concept. It looks fine and all. And its actually pretty easy to navigate the new “Ribbon”, but the…


Debian On Macbook

LIBERATED AT LAST. No more torment and self-punishment of using Mac OS X. I finally caved and wiped the Apple operating system from my Macbook and installed Debian and KDE 4. Sweet. For a long time I’ve been reluctant to wipe the Mac OS X. I wouldn’t just give up on Mac OS X that…


Krusader On Mac OS X

HAVING GROWN UP using Norton Commander for DOS, Total Commander on Windows and Midnight Commander and Krusader on Linux, its hard, if not impossible, to do work without a proper Norton Commander clone. This is true, especially on Mac OS. The standard file tools in Mac OS X are useless compared to the mentioned tools….


OpenSuse Network Configuration Problems

YAST MAY BE a powerful tool, but sometimes Suse and OpenSuse still manage to screw up their configuration so not even Yast can rectified the situation. We use Suse and OpenSuse at work, and twice I’ve experienced that the network configuration cannot recover from a netcard being changed. During boot an error message “eth0 renamed…


What GUI Toolkit To Use?

GUI PROGRAMMING IS not something I’ve done in quite a while. At work I do embedded programming and that’s mainly also what I’ve been doing for my own personal projects. Except for some small utility applications I really haven’t done large GUI projects since MFC 6.0 was cool (if such a time ever was) ]:->….