Feb 12


Thanks to astrogirl for the video and the tutorial.

Oct 29

A few days ago I tried to connect my n810 to my University wifi network (WPA-TKIP-EAP-PEAP-MASCHAPv2), but after following the Linux tutorial for the eduroam network, the device discovered the network, but can’t connect to it.

After a few tests I discovered a way to get my table connected to the eduroam networks.

Here is a little tutorial for the OS2008 with all system updates:

First you have to install a certificate for the network, go to Settings -> Control panel -> Certificate manager and click in import. My university provide two different certificates (.pem and .cer) only the .cer works in maemo.

After the certificate is correctly installed, go to Connectivity -> Connections and create a new network, following the steps below.

eduroam maemo

eduroam maemo

eduroam maemo

eduroam maemo

eduroam maemo

eduroam maemo

eduroam maemo

Oct 7

A will ago I bought a new webcam for play around with some image and video programming toolkits. After a quick search in the web I realize that the Creative webcams have a good Linux compatibility, so I bought a Creative webcam. When I plugged the webcam in my Ubuntu box I realize that Ubuntu don’t support this webcam yet, but I found some drivers in the web that work partially. Today I found that is possible to have that webcam running in Ubuntu without any problem and fully functional.

There are my installation instructions for Ubuntu 8.04:

sudo apt-get install subversion linux-headers-2.6.your_kernel_version
mkdir webcam-driver
svn co svn://rastageeks.org/svn/ov51x-jpeg/trunk webcam-driver
cd webcam-driver
sudo make install
sudo modprobe ov51x-jpeg

You can also add “ov51x-jpeg” to “/etc/modules” to auto load the camera module on startup.
To test the camera you can install one of the Ubuntu camera programs, I recommend “Cheese” :)

Mar 9

Totem do not provide support for RMVB files by default, even the very powerful codec download system provided in Ubuntu by Gstreamer can enable totem to play RMVB files.

But is very easy to add support for RMVB files in totem, you just need to install w32codec pack.

For a standard Ubuntu system (maybe work for other debian base distributions) you just have to do that in a console:

1– Download the w32codec pack:

wget -c http://packages.medibuntu.org/pool
(Note: this is just one command)

2 – After download the package install it:

sudo dpkg -i w32codecs_20071007-0medibuntu1_i386.deb

Now you can view RMVB files in your Totem media player 😀 Enjoy !

Feb 4


You want to create a map of your network ? You don’t need to draw it by yourself, lanmap do it for you.

Lanmap listens to all available traffic on your internet interface, figures out who’s talking to who, how much, using which protocols, this information is then put into a nice image.

To install lanmap in Ubuntu follow this steps:

1– In a console type this command : sudo apt-get install lanmap

2 – After the installation you can run lanmap easily in a console typing: sudo lanmap -i eth0 -r 30 -T png -o /home/your_user

Notes: Where eth0 must be replace by your internet interface in use, and /home/your_user can be replace by other output directory.

3– Wait some minutes to see the final result (depends on your network size), to stop lanmap give a ctrl+c in the console. To better understand the options support by lanmap type in a console: lanmap -h.

Jan 19

Cairo dock ubuntu 7.10

In this little tutorial I will explain a simple way of install in Ubuntu a dock similar to MacOSX dock, this dock is called cairo-dock.

1– Add to your sources.list the cairo-dock repository, go to System -> Administration -> Software Sources, and add this package source to Third-Party Software:

deb http://cairo-dock.vef.fr/ubuntu gutsy cairo-dock

2 – Close the Software Sources window, a new windows will appear asking you to update your package repository, hit update and wait a few seconds.

3– Go to a shell and write this line to install cairo-dock:

sudo apt-get install cairo-dock cairo-dock-plug-ins

4 – Its done !! in the shell write the following line to start the cairo-dock:


The cairo-dock have lots of options, you can access this options doing a mouse right-click in the dock.

To add cairo-dock in your system startup, go to System -> Preferences -> Sessions and add the cairo-dock command there.

Cairo dock ubuntu 7.10

Jan 14

Many new Linux users ask how to put icons in the desktop, by default ubuntu don’t provide desktop icons like home folder, trash or computer, this mini tutorial will teach you how to do that.

1– Press CTRL+F2, a little windows will appear, write “gconf-editor” there.

Run command ubuntu

2 – The Gnome configuration editor will appear, go to apps —> nautilus —> desktop.

Gconf Editor

3 – In the right window mark the check boxes of the icons that you want to appear in the desktop.

4 – Close the editor and the icons should appear in the desktop.

Desktop Icons

Somewhat intuitive, but easy 😀