Category: Linux

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…


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…


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…


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…


Kde Crashes My VMware

KDE ON VMWARE appears to be a combination of instability. At work I’ve been running Kde on two VMware Workstation installations, one Suse 10.0 and a Debian unstable. The experience is the same for both installs where the VMware session crashes at least on time a day, but more often as much as three times…