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Moved to a fully hosted http://ankurs.com

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Finally i have moved to a fully hosted WordPress 2.5 blog from my previous warofwords.wordpress.com blog and it rocks!!!!
Hosting is provided by Racked Hosting and the plan is very big for my needs so i am sharing it with Sohil who is going to bring a blog at http://weirdspectrum.com/ soon, he is planning for it right now, it will be up by tommorow.

Updates on my blog will be more regular now, i think i will be very busy this month but i wont let that come in between my blogging.

One thing about Racked Hosting — They Rock!!!!!!!!!!  the server is extremely fast, extremely efficient and at a great price
so if you are looking for hosting you know where to go……..

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PS – please change the link of my blog from https://warofwords.wordpress.com to http://ankurs.com in all your blogrolls …….

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April 5, 2008 at 6:33 pm

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3D effects on fedora 8 on ati 1250

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I have finally found a way to make Compiz work on ATI x1250 on HP 6515b after searching on a large number of forums i finally found it on Fedora Forums all thanks to leigh123@linux and here is my easy way well its not that easy but still it works
PLEASE TRY THIS PROCEDURE CAREFULLY IT HAS NOT WORKED ON SOME SYSTEMS I WILL UPDATE IT AS AND WHEN I GET A DIFFERENT WAY

First enable the Livna repositories type
su
rpm -Uhv http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-8.rpm

then type
yum install kmod-fglrx xorg-x11-drv-fglrx xorg-x11-drv-fglrx-libs-32bit
yum update kmod-fglrx xorg-x11-drv-fglrx xorg-x11-drv-fglrx-libs-32bit
service fglrx restart
fglrx-config-display enable

now restart your xserver by pressing ctrl + alt + backspace , then after restarting go to terminal type
fglrxinfo
you should see something like this
display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: ATI Radeon X1200 Series
OpenGL version string: 2.0.6958 Release

and then run
glxinfo
you should see some thing like this
name of display: :0.0
display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: SGI
server glx version string: 1.2
server glx extensions:
GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap,
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_OML_swap_method,
GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_visual_select_group
client glx vendor string: SGI
client glx version string: 1.4
.......................................................

now you can proceed with update of Compiz, for this add the compiz fusion repo login as root and type
wget http://www.dfm.uninsubria.it/compiz/fusion/compiz-fusion.repo
cp compiz-fusion.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/

before install remove the old packages type
rm -rf /home/*/.config/compiz
rm -rf /home/*/.gconf/apps/compiz

now install compiz
yum install compiz-all fusion-icon-all compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported compiz-bcop ccsm emerald-themes
after this we have to downgrade xorg-x11-server-Xorg for all i386 (32bit) users type
wget http://koji.fedoraproject.org/packages/xorg-x11-server/1.3.0.0/9.fc7/i386/xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.3.0.0-9.fc7.i386.rpm
rpm -U --oldpackage xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.3.0.0-9.fc7.i386.rpm

For x86_64 (64bit) users type
wget http://koji.fedoraproject.org/packages/xorg-x11-server/1.3.0.0/9.fc7/x86_64/xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.3.0.0-9.fc7.x86_64.rpm
rpm -U --oldpackage xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.3.0.0-9.fc7.x86_64.rpm

now we have to prevent xorg-x11-server-Xorg from upgrading so we blacklist it
gedit /etc/yum.conf
add
exclude=xorg-x11-server-Xorg
at the end and enjoy your 3D effects ……………

PS:- Dont enable too many plugins it will slow things down and there is some problem that i face with the Expo plugin dont enable that

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December 11, 2007 at 1:29 am

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Twit from command line (Linux)

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Here is a thing that i found during searching for a completely different things, you can update your Twitter status simply by using curl which is most of the time installed by default so here is the command
/usr/bin/curl -u username:password -d status="your tweet" http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml
it simply updates your twitter status, this is extremely simple and could easily be used to update status, but the problem is that it contains your password and you dont want to display your password so you can make a simple script for it which asks you for the tweet and displays if successful or not
#!/bin/sh
echo Post your tweet.......
read tweet
/usr/bin/curl -u <username>:<password> -d status="$tweet" http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml
if [[ "$?" == 0 ]];
then
echo Updated successfuly!!!!
exit 0
else
echo Something went wrong try again!!!!
exit 1
fi

to make it just login as root by ‘sudo -i’ or ‘su’ and type gedit /usr/local/bin/twit now paste the script and replace <username> and <password> with username and password of your twitter account and save the file, we will change the permissions for the file and make it executable by typing chmod +x /usr/local/bin/twit all done now when you want to twit just type twit on command line and let the world know what you are doing.
PS:- if you are on twitter feel free to add me http://twitter.com/ankur

Written by Ankur

December 4, 2007 at 1:15 pm

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Fedora 8 the Werewolf

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So finally Fedora 8 is here and i am still confused about what to use as my base OS Ubuntu / OpenSUSE / Fedora or Debian, anyway more on that Later, so here are the First impressions……..
I booted into the Fedora 8 Live Gnome CD on my HP6515b Lapptop and the cool grub splash i was greated with the X server error and there i was searching for my pen drive for the ATI Drivers, which was no were to be seen which forced me to search for the drivers in my not so arranged data, after struggling for some minutes and mounting 2-3 drives i finally found them, after the drivers were installed everything ran fine and i was presented with a nice Gnome desktop and i really liked the wallpaper, it made every thing look great, then clicking on install to Hard Drive gave me a Ubuntu Like install Wizard. the only problem i faced was with grub boot options it should have looked for the GNU/Linux distro’s already installed (dont care/know about Windows as i dont have it) on my system but scinse in had my boot loader on MBR that was wiped clean, anyway setting up GRUB in not that hard i just reinstalled grub with my SUSE partition as root and added the Fedora entries to the menu.lst and the job was done.

Anyways overall the experience was good without any trouble (except for the drivers about which nothing can be done by them) but one problem that i face is again with my Broadcom WiFi chipset for which i will have to use ndiswrapper which is giving trouble installing, anyways i have only worked on that for 5 min but its not a big problem and will soon be solved.

Update 1 :- i formated my previous installation with 64bit DVD version

Update 2 :- WiFi problem was there because i was using ndiswrapper package build for kernel 2.6.23.1-49 while mine was 2.6.23.1-42 buildig ndiswrapper from the source solved the problem.

Written by Ankur

November 11, 2007 at 6:44 pm

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