Friday, December 31, 2004

Mandrake 10.1-OE on 1100

Installed Mandrake 10.1 official edition on my Inspiron 1100 4 days back. I took me 4 days to properly configure and get several of the things working (I am kinda picky). Its not only beautiful but most of the features I need are working (upgraded to KDE3.3). Things that I would love to see working but can manage without it

  • CD Eject button, Sleep and Power button. The DSDT is buggy - but after I decompiled it, I found that none of the bugs are related to these. Maybe some other problem. xev isnt reporting the sleep and power button keycodes and acpi isnt reporting these events in /proc/acpi/events (with acpid stopped). For the CD eject button, dmesg shows some atkbd error/warning - but I cant set the suggested keycode (>127 problem).
  • faster xcompmgr. This ones really slow. And I would need a damage-aware kooldock.
  • suspend (rather video-reinitialization after wakeup from S3) for framebuffer mode.

In case I would need to re-install MDK10.1 or help some friend install it,I have put down the major steps here.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Random Thots of D

The way algorithms work:

* Initialize some data structure

* Perform several steps based on some stopping criteria:

* Read Input

* Query from data structure

* Perform calculations

* Modify data structure

Friday, December 10, 2004

Random Thots of D

Nice T-Shirt folding technique. Even Erik Demaine is impressed! Get the japanese video here

Tuesday, December 7, 2004

testing from email...

Now i am trying to post/publish via email ... lets see...

- d

Random Thots of D

Just testing the blogthis thingy ... hope it works!

Blogger Help : What is BlogThis! ?

Blogger Help : What is BlogThis! ?

another one ... editable

lets try this one ...

Test post err blog

halo halo mic testing ... 12345... halo halo ... umm anybody there ... ?