Posts tagged ‘Ubuntu’

A Quick Look at the M5Stack ESP32 Development Kit

I recently received an M5Stack ESP32 development kit from Banggood. Although I have not used any ESP32 based development boards before, I have heard many good things about the ESP32 platform, especially for its rich feature set and versatile connectivity. After all, it was designed to have IoT applications in mind. So I was pretty excited to take it for a spin. Continue reading ‘A Quick Look at the M5Stack ESP32 Development Kit’ »

Brother MFC-7340 Setup Under Linux

I just bought a Brother MFC-7340 multifunction laser printer to replace my old Lexmark Optra E310 which I have had for about ten years. Lexmark Optra E310 has excellent Linux support and I have been using CUPS to make it a networked printer. So naturally, I wanted to setup the new printer the same way. Continue reading ‘Brother MFC-7340 Setup Under Linux’ »

Apache2 Logrotate

Whenever I setup a new web server, I always like the idea of keeping the Apache logs roated on a daily basis. While the procedures for changing the log rotate frequency is pretty straight forward, I have seen a lot of people having problems with it so I decided to document it. Continue reading ‘Apache2 Logrotate’ »

Weekend Ubuntu Upgrade

Karmic Koala was released into the wild last Thursday, so naturally I was going to upgrade my desktop installations at home. In this past I had been doing fresh installs whenever there was a new release, since there might be some issues with the new Ext4 file system, I decided to upgrade my current 9.04 installation in place and perform a fresh installation when the Ext4 file system stabilizes. Continue reading ‘Weekend Ubuntu Upgrade’ »

Monodevelop on Ubuntu 9.04

I am running Ubuntu 9.04 64bit. One thing I noticed is that the integrated debugger is behaving quite flaky for the included Monodevelop 2.0 package. After some research, it turned out that a lot of people are having similar issues. Continue reading ‘Monodevelop on Ubuntu 9.04’ »

Ubuntu 9.04 on My Main PC

Last month,I upgraded one of my PCs from Ubuntu 8.10 to Ubuntu 9.04 and everything went rather smoothly. Since my main PC is running Ubuntu 8.04 (LTS) and there is no option to upgrade to 9.04 directly without going through 8.10, so I decided to try a fresh installation. Continue reading ‘Ubuntu 9.04 on My Main PC’ »

The Jaunty Jackalope

Without much fanfare, Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) was released into the wild earlier today. But Ubuntu followers are wasting no time, overloading many of the official downloading sites. Continue reading ‘The Jaunty Jackalope’ »

How to Revert to a Specific SVN Version of Code::Blocks

I had set up my apt-get source to use latest SVN build of Code::Blocks. Everything has been running pretty smoothly until a couple of days ago when Code::Blocks was updated to SVN 5534. Continue reading ‘How to Revert to a Specific SVN Version of Code::Blocks’ »

MIDI Setup with OSS and ALSA

Setting up the hardware environment to support MIDI devices is relatively easy. in fact, most newer MIDI devices do not rely on the old sound card game port and adding a MIDI device is just like adding an external hard drive. The reason I had to resort to a dual sound card setup is because my MIDI keyboard (MK-4903) is more than ten years old and it only has a game port interface. Continue reading ‘MIDI Setup with OSS and ALSA’ »

A Dual Sound Card Setup

Newer sound card usually does not  come with a game port since most of the peripherals nowadays come almost exclusively with USB connections. Continue reading ‘A Dual Sound Card Setup’ »

A Simple Beowulf Cluster

As I mentioned previously, one of the reasons I built another quad-core PC was that I wanted to do some experiments with high performance computing. Even though the idea of a two-node mini cluster does not sound like much, the principle behind it is pretty similar to much larger and more powerful clusters. Continue reading ‘A Simple Beowulf Cluster’ »

Flash 10 on Ubuntu 64 bit — Significant Performance Improvement

Flash 10 just came out a few days ago, and I just installed it using the information provided on Ubuntu Forum (I used the script from here to install on my 64bit Ubuntu). Continue reading ‘Flash 10 on Ubuntu 64 bit — Significant Performance Improvement’ »

PD1001 Webcam on Hardy Heron

I have an old webcam (Creative PD1001) which is not officially supported on Linux. Fortunately, Endpoints EPCAM USB Camera Driver is known to work with PD1001 on many Linux distros. Continue reading ‘PD1001 Webcam on Hardy Heron’ »

Linux Only, Two Months Later

Since I built my new PC roughly two months ago, I have been running Linux (Ubuntu 8.04 64 bit) as my primary operating system, and I have not looked back. Continue reading ‘Linux Only, Two Months Later’ »

Hello Hardy Heron

After building my new quad-core computer (1, 2, 3), it was time for me to choose an operating system. Continue reading ‘Hello Hardy Heron’ »