I am back ~

11Jun06

Hi out there!! There has been almost a month (maybe more) since my last post, but i had some real trouble the past few days 😦 .Anyway life goes on, so must I, so expect new posts and new interesting stuff pretty soon.


Wine Doors

27Apr06

    Among other things lately i 've been busy contributing to a very interesting project called "Wine Doors".

    As u can see at the project's page  Wine Doors is about obtaining, installing, uninstalling and working around the caveats associated with wine applications. Wine  Doors  is intended to  be a replacement for  the various wine utilities  that  are out there.  Anyway u can find more info  at the project's page.

    Also keep in mind that we are looking for developers to join the team. Ty .. I 'm out 🙂


One of the annoyances i 've encounter during my linux experiance with a couple of distros, is when i want to install a program from sources. To be more specific the problem is when i want to Uninstall such a program and the author hasn't provided a make "uninstall" rule.

So googling aroung for a solution i 've found latelly some workarounds which might proved interesting.

  • one quick & dirty sollution is to remove all the files by hand; Usually the files are installed into ' /usr/local ' & not into ' /usr ', so it's easy to just find them and remove them yourself. Anyway thats what i used to do up to now!
  • another, more elaborated, solution is to use a program called CheckInstall which wil supposedly create .tgz, .deb, or .rpm file from a source install so you can manage it with your system's package manager. I haven't yet test it thoroughly, but this sounds quite interesting.
  • last but not least is to run 'make -n install' (or 'make -n install > install.txt') before the actuall installation. This way u can actually examine what files r going to be installed and remove them by hand in the future.

Anyway thats it for now … to be continued …


This is from Planet Openbox (by John McKnight)::

"" Fan of Lokheed's themes? Me too. Here's a port of his latest masterpiece titled Tempura. For this theme to work properly, you'll need the split gradient patch for Openbox 3.3-rc2. I recommend patching Openbox 3.3-rc2 with this. Not only does it give you the split gradient patch but other goodies as well. ""

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It 's beeing ages since my last post but i 've been busy lately. Anyway i have a lot of draft poss to finish and publish some of them r quite usefull. For the moment this is how my Desktop looks nowadays.

As always openbox3 with xfce4-panel(svn) & conky. The new gtk2 theme is Tempura and its awsome 🙂 !!


After playing around with my conky configuration, i finally conluded … so here it is::

To get a brief idea how it looks like, here r some shots 🙂 Hope u like ’em!

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A month ago, after i finished compiling (for the $%^$% time) my gentoo system, i wanted to add some additional TTF fonts i found on the net. Here is a mini howto do that ::

1. Download the font files or copy them from your windows partition (font_name.ttf) and save them into the directory of your choice. A good idea can be "/root/.fonts" or "/home/user_name/.fonts".

2. Then you need to have installed the "ttmkfdir" utility. (If u dont just emerge it :)).

3. Cd into the directory you saved the .ttf files and do:

  • ttmkfdir -o fonts.dir
  • ttmkfdir -o fonts.scale
  • fc-cache -fv

4. Add the directory to your "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" file, under the Files section and restart your X server

  • FontPath "/root/.fonts"