Tag: linux

  • Laptop Review – Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 9

    I needed a new laptop for quite some time as the current one is almost 10 years old. I have been using a 2012 Thinkpad T530 which is very capable and built like a tank. It has survived two drops from 3-4 feets with only minor damage. Unfortunately it weighs like a tank too. The […]

  • Running topcoder applet behind proxy

    Somehow the default Iced Tea Webstart throws NullPointerException which I dont know how to debug. I downloaded SUN JDK and installed on my machine, you can use your package manager also. It usually gets installed in /usr/java/jdk-<version> and /usr/java/latest links to the latest version installed, so it is better to use the later. Then download […]

  • using java on linux

    This was a problem faced by my friend. He happens to use only JAVA that too JAVAC. He does not like to use Netbeans I don’t know why. And he said that it was the only problem that stopped him from using Linux. So I decided to help him. These were some links which were […]

  • mouting network directory as your own directory, NFS

    I manage our local GLUG server. And the server was running out of space. So I was thinking of some alternative, so NFS clicked my mind. I am trying to mirror Ubuntu repo for our college students. There is another server in the college which I happen to manage, so I decided to give NFS […]

  • should i try fedora

    Rangeen, who happens to be the only Fedora ambassador in our college did a very good work by creating a local Fedora repository http://lug.nitdgp.ac.in/repository/fedora-local/ . I am an openSUSE user and I am satisfied with it, we also have a local packman mirror http://lug.nitdgp.ac.in/repository/packman/ which happens to be the biggest repo for openSUSE. But the […]

  • making direcories and symbolic links in apache web directory

    This made me worried for the past two days. Thanks to IRC I got the solution. Add these lines at the end of your default-server.conf file for apache. On opensuse it is in /etc/apache2/defualt-server.conf <Directory “path to directory like /srv/www/htdocs/download”> options Indexes Includes FollowSymLinks SymLinksifOwnerMatch ExecCGI MultiViews AllowOverride All Order allow,deny Allow from all </Directory> […]

  • setting up an SVN server is as easy as eating cake

    I tried to set up an svn server on my laptop today as I have organized a hack session today to bring in more people for hacking FOSS. I have chosen opendchub for three reasons: 1. They have seen it working. And they actually use it. 2. The source code is as less as 10 […]

  • using GIT behind proxy

    GIT is another software used for version control as SVN or CVS. Today when I was at gym Shreyank requested me to find out a possible solution for using GIT as he saw what I had posted earlier to use SVN and Pidgin. He was really very happy to see Pidgin working. I came back […]

  • Using SVN and Pidgin via(or behind) proxy

    As our college has installed new proxy server, it has become difficult for people to use Linux. So I spent some time and then found out ways to resolve some problems. SVN can be easily configured to work behind proxy. In your home directory search for the .subversion directory. If the directory does not exist, […]

  • Amazed by the writing style followed by GNU

    As we all know that GNU is itself a recursive acronym which stands for “GNU Not UNIX”. While studying how translations are done and managed in opensource softwares i found out two amazing naming patterns “I18n & L10n “. Can you understand anything ? No, I also could not get anything. I18n stands for internationalization […]