Speaking of linux

I am one of those who has decided not to continue with Windows Vista, for my XP it is great, simple and effective but it will not be like this forever, so I have decided to take the final step to linux.

At the moment at home I have installed both operating systems on all computers, except the server, where I only have linux and for now will continue so while XP has support 😉

When I take my first step towards Linux … I must admit that I have stumbled and fallen. xD

I had installed kernel version 2.6.9, (it had been a long time since my ubuntu) after a tour of kernel.org I saw that there was a lot of news, but to avoid problems due to my “little” experience in linux I decided to install a new one image from the official repositories, well, I have been unable to run any new kernel, if I do not start from 2.6.9 I am stopped in “booting kernel”.

I have looked on the internet and it may be because of the graphics card (ATI) or because the hard drive is SATA and maybe the new kernels do not support it. Although I have tried to remedy these failures I have not been able to 🙁 So for the moment I’m left with my kernel, until I see one that suits me or someone can help me with the problem.

After entering, I realized that I can not use the pendrive (before if I could) or the SD card reader (will I have touched something in the file system?) For the moment that does not bother me much, if there is no other I will format a drive to make it work.

The sound card does not recognize me either, so I can not hear anything xDD (this I’ve never seen)

Finally, yesterday I mounted on the server, the FTP server vsftpd, I was passing files from other computers to this and everything went great, even could be accessed perfectly from outside the local network (Eva probo :-P). I also decided to install the web server 🙂 and everything worked great.

But when today I went to use the ftp server to transfer some practices from the laptop to the fixed (since the pen drive did not work :-P) I have not been able to access it, xD and not even from outside the network appear as active services (web and ftp).

I have not had much time to look because, and we already know that with linux as you do not have patience and time .. hehe

The same when I have a little hole … I’ll count.

Hardware specifications in linux

You in cesarius an excellent way to obtain the technical specifications of your hardware, using the command “lshw”.
If you want specific hardware details you could use -C like this:

lshw -C disk

And you will get the list and detail of all your hard drives.

And if you would like to create an html page with all the details of your hardware to have it as a reference you could type:

lshw -html> file_name.html

This is for people like me who need to configure technical aspects of their system and need to know what exact components they have installed, they will come in handy.

New “attacks”

I read genbeta that new malware has appeared on the Internet.

Trend Micro tells us about two new types of attacks related to the new features that most browsers incorporate.

The first of them is Tabjacking, which uses tabbed browsing to use some of them to show advertising, making it also persistent, that is, it stays between sessions when opening and closing the browser.

The other type of attack is Searchbox Stealing, which consists of adding search engines to the search box of the browser and using them by default, so that false results are shown when searching from it.

For now it does not seem that these attacks are very extended, but better to be attentive to them, because it would not be surprising that we would soon find them running through the network.

Zaragoza City Council migrates to linux

The city of Zaragoza will save a million euros a year by migrating all its windows systems to Linux.

The migration process will be completed by the end of 2008.
The complete news you can read in baquia.

Problems with library software

As we can read in the country, a good one has been assembled with the new software implemented in Madrid’s libraries:

After more than three years of preparation and eight months in operation, the computer program that manages the cataloging of the books of the municipal libraries of the capital still does not work. The Estela, which replaced the Syrtex in June 2006 and was designed by Software AG, has left a trail of thousands of books accumulated in the central warehouse. “Now it starts to work, but it keeps hanging all the time. It’s a continuous nuisance, “says an employee at a library who does not want to reveal his identity.

Advanced Linux Programming

Linux Programming “you can find a link to all the chapters of the book here.

The truth is that it has come to me of pearls to throw an eye to him to some chapters of programming of processes, since this year in the subject of Design of Operative Systems we used much programming on linux, and the truth that documentation on specific aspects in Internet. It is not that I have found much.

Available in PDF format (Open Publication License) and source code (GPL) and at the moment there is no translation into Spanish :-p but everything is understood wonderfully.

Now I will continue with the practice of OS that must be delivered on Monday and at this step .. I choke all, todita, all xD

A former employee sued IBM for addiction to the Network

James Pacenza was fired from IBM for spending many hours visiting adult sites, and now he has sued the company, asking him to compensate him with 5 million dollars.

Pacenza alleges that he suffers Internet addiction, so he could not stop visiting adult chats during his work hours. In his opinion, what he needed was to receive a treatment, not to be thrown out.

According to his lawyer, the former worker of the Blue Giant never visited pornographic sites during the working day, so he did not violate any company regulations.

However, sources of the company said that its policy against surfing the Internet on websites for adults is very clear, and that Pacenza was notified four months before his behavior before firing him definitively, something that the plaintiff denies.

Pacenza also claims that other workers have received much less severe treatment and that IBM should compensate him for not helping him overcome his addiction to the Network.

Your Windows programs on Linux

One of the things that people go to linux misses, are some programs that have been using for years and have no counterpart in the free operating system.

Some time ago I read of some possibilities to be able to use these programs from a Linux distribution and the one I liked the most was wine (known free implementation of the Windows API for GNU / Linux.), But when trying to test it with some programs, its result It was not the expected one.

Today I found out that a new version of Wine has come out, the 0.9.31, which can be downloaded from the ibiblio.org mirror. The main novelties in this new version are:

  • Some errors in Direct3D have been fixed and some performance improvements have been made.
  • New test cases for comctl32.
  • More fixes in OLE32.
  • Improvements in the IDL compiler.
  • Numerous bugs fixed.

You can read the whole, from the official Wine website.

I GPS, freeing MY 268


Click here to release a GPS MIO MOOV.

To install TomTom 6 or 7 in a PDA with WINCE 5.0 / 4.2 or in a GPS MIO 268 (+) / 269 (+) go to this forum, I think that everything is more organized and people can make improvements in a more simple as well as to anticipate the doubts.

To install MioMap v3 stay on this page and follow the instructions.

Well, it seems that several friends have already asked me about GPS’s, which ones to buy, which is better, if you have radars … etc etc

The first thing is to understand that there are different things to buy. On the one hand you can buy a radar detector, simply by plugging it into the car you will be notified of places where the DGT has made a radar public, or even places where they have ever been, this device is completely legal, but it does not work tell us roads

On the other hand if you have a PDA or a cell phone enabled for it, you can buy a card (Flash, SD, ..) GPS or a GPS device by infrared or bluetooth and so you take advantage of your “mobile device” to convert it into GPS. You will need to install a cartography program with which you can use GPS, the most used in these cases is the TomTom. (There are free alternatives to the TomTom but leave much to be desired).

In this case you can also install free programs to calculate the kilometers traveled, the average consumption, speed …

The last possibility is to buy a GPS that brings everything in one device, GPS Antenna + Software.

If I had to buy a GPS right now I would see if I want it only for the radars (Warning, much cheaper) or for directions.
In the case that I want it for indications, if apart I want to introduce the radars I would opt for one of the TomTom model (much simpler to add POI’s), but if I want it for quality, I would certainly erect a MIO (Something more complicated to introduce radars, explained below).
Something that would also take into account is that it had SD cards, MMC .. it is always easier to update maps and POIS’s in this way (as long as our computer has a card reader)

And finally I would also notice that it had bluetooth with what we would gain a hands-free for the car 🙂

The same one prefers to wait for Galileo.

In my case, I have an MIO 268 plus, the kings gave it to me last year 🙂
The truth is that I am very happy, the software that comes with it, is the MioMap v2.0, although version 3 has already come out, you can see an example of it here.

Obviously to update maps in most GPS you have to pay.

The different programs to manage a GPS antenna (TomTom, MioMap, …) depends on each one, it is best to try them all and choose which one we like the most, for example I love how the MioMap guides me, in addition to clear maps and simple, on the contrary, many people prefer the TomTom (the best known).
What is the problem with my browser? Well when I went to put the radars as POIs (Points of interest) I would not allow it, the only solution they gave me was to download a payment program to put them, and after spending 400 euros I was not going to pay more to get the radars.

Mine 268 is based on Windows CE and what it does when it is turned on is to load a program by default, where it lets you access the browser, settings, contacts .. but it does not allow you to mess anything else out of that, so I decided to get out of that program and to be able to accede to the folders of the navigator to put the radars to “hair”.

This process took me some weeks, I found several pages that indicated how to do something similar but not for the same model as mine and many others but in French (I gave German in school) so I did not know much.

Note: If these steps do not work for you, there is another alternative solution at the end of the article.

I will try to remember how I did it since it was more than a year ago:

  1. The first thing is to download these files
    1. Zip to liberalize
    2. Zip with the original content (just in case)
  2. We put in an SD card (we will call it TARJETALIBRE) the content of the Zip to liberalize.
  3. We take out the MIO card and introduce the new card, TARJETALIBRE, into the gps.
  4. We turn on / configure / select language / select English
    1. If you do not see the English language you can do several things, first, if you have the CD that came with the GPS, put it on your computer, connect your gps via the cable to the computer and install following the menus of the CD English language .
    2. Another alternative would be, in case we had more languages other than Spanish, but none in English, access our MIO card and enter the language folder, there we would choose any other than Spanish and copy their name, for example, let’s say we have two languages, “espanol20Cab” and “frances25Cab”, then we would copy the name frances25Cab.
    3. Now we would go to the content of TARJETALIBRE, we would look for the file that contained in the name something of “english” and we would change the name for “frances25Cab”
      We would introduce TARJETALIBRE in our GPS, we would go to language selection and we would select the one that we would have changed, in this case, French.
  • It will give us an error (it is normal) since we are not loading any language, changing the configuration of beginning and ending the program, so we do not worry and we give it to ok, this will cause the GPS to restart appearing already on the desktop of the Windows CE.
  • Now we run the windows explorer, we go to our SD card, to the Installation folder and we execute the Customio and the Nico85ActiveSync
  • NOTE: to be able to execute, if you do not know how to do it by clicking on the circle button while having the window active, it will be valid.
  • Now we will import the registry, go to MioregEdit (on the desktop) File / Import Registry / My document / CustoMio /mio.reg
  • We restart by inserting the pencil into the reset button on the side (not the back of the GPS)
  • When starting, it will tell us if we want to install the bananaPC program, we will say yes and we will restart again.
  • We install ActiveSync on the computer.
  • We connect the GPS via the cable to the computer
  • We run the windows explorer / windows / USB transfer
  • We downloaded the Gapi program.
  • We run the ActiveSync on the computer, click on explore and look for the .exe that came in the Zip of Gapi, we executed it.
  • Now that we have Gapi installed, we downloaded the MioMap v3 and the maps and put it on the same card directly.
  • We run the GAPI and look for the configuration for “MIO 269 Digiwalker CE 4.2 320 × 240”
  • We turn on the GPS and run the windows explorer, go to our SD card and run the miomap.exe

Well after all this I went to the MioMap folder to add my POIs which I could not because it brings everything within the same file, maps and pois (in the tomtom it is different, each one by its side).

So over time I have no choice but to buy the TomTom and install it on my GPS.
Although the GPS was another brand having liberalized (this is like mobile phones) I can do what I want.

Right now I use the MioMap to navigate, since I like its plans and indications, and the tomtom to warn me about the radars. I also use it as MP3 for the car (it has a 1GB SD card and player) and at home 😀 and I also install an image viewer.

What I did in the car was to fix it, I created a device to have it fixed in an empty hole in the front, I connected it to the cassette so that I could hear it through the car’s speakers and when I had to charge it I used the cigarette lighter (it would be another connector) for the lighter and leave it fixed, but at the moment I’m not interested).

This way I use it where I want and how I want it, image viewer, MP3 player of 1 GB (for home and for the car), radar warning, GPS navigator … and any program that can be installed in a pocket PC.

New version of MioMap v3.2

The new version is now available, you can get it here, and the maps from here.

To install it you will only have to overwrite the files of the version 3.0 and change the icon of home, it is not the IGO now it is the orange of MioMap v3.2.

PS: This version already includes the radars in the MioMap !!

PD2: If you want the maps of the rest of Europe, you can download them from here, although first you will have to download the MioMapDecode program, extract it in the same folder as the downloaded maps (.fbl format) and run Decodedmaps.bat, with this you will create a folder called Mapsdecoded and that will contain all the maps ready to be inserted in our SD card.

Map Download: Spain
If someone gives you problems from this page (in Italian) they explain in more detail how to decode the maps. (thanks to DavidM)

PD3: Finally we must change the gxold.dll of our SD and take it to the windows folder of our gps, and with the gx.dll of the windows folder take it to our SD card (where was the gxold.dll) run and go! (If we do not do this step it is possible that when running the MioMap 3 we will not see anything and leave the program.

Update of MioMap v3.2 radars

To update our radars we will only need to update our POIupdates.upd file, which is located on the memory card in MioMap / miotc / pois, this file can be downloaded in two ways:

1- From the Todo-Poi page with this direct link (remember, the igo.db is not necessary to write it)

2- Cbolumar radars, download them from here.
– The access password is: cbolumar
– The file to be downloaded will be the CBOLUMAR-Robser_ (date) .rar (download the most recent)
– To obtain radars in the rest of Europe we can download the file SpeedCams.mtc

In both we can see the dates of the last update, so we will download the most recent one, we will be able to consult these pages with periodicity and when changes are seen download the files.

These files are available thanks to the effort made by people like those of Todo-poi, cbolumar and a lot of other people, to all of them many thanks.

Notes taken from forum cars on radar warnings in the MioMap v3

PD1: The radars icons are shown and hidden along with the names of the streets on the map.

PD2: The radar warnings DO NOT WORK in the “Overfly” or “Simulation” mode.

PD3: The radars in the MioMap are NOT managed as if they were POIS as the TT does, they are simply radars, and they are activated where it is put in message No. 1

Installing the TomTom 6 in the MIO 268+

For those who want more, we can install the TomTom 6 in our MIO, for it we will have to download it and insert it in our SD card.

From our GPS we will go to that folder, enter 2577 and execute the ttn.

Once this is done we have already installed the TomTom in our GPS, to make it work, we must make a link to the executable that has been created in My Computer \ Program Files \ Navigator to be able to execute it from the desktop.

The next thing is to create a folder called tomtom inside My Computer / TomTom and inside it we will put all the voices that we have in the folder voices inside the tomtom of our SD card.

Finally we must change the gxold.dll of our SD and take it to the windows folder of our gps, and with the gx.dll of the windows folder take it to our SD card (where was the gxold.dll) run and go!

PS: We’ll need the maps for TomTom but .. it will not work 😛

PD2: To install the radars, download them with the TomTom format and put them in the map folder, then you will have to activate them from the GPS as POIS, putting sounds, warning time ..

PD3: To configure GPS, you must select from among all GPS: “TomTom GPS receiver with cable”.

Alternative steps to release the GPS MIO 268+

In case you can not release my GPS through the steps above, here we offer (thanks to QUIQUE) some alternative steps.

  1. Download the customio.zip
  2. Insert the CD that comes with the Mio (ApplicationCD) and copy it to the PC hard drive.
  3. On the PC copy go to Install / Contacts / and change “Contacts.exe” to “ContactsMIO.exe”.
  4. Customio.cab that is in Customio.zipToutauto / 268 /, we copy it in the copy of the PC in Install / Contacts /.
  5. Install the Mio Transfer if you do not have it installed. Let’s put the card in the GPS (1Gb) empty.
  6. Connect the Mio 268 to the PC with the USB cable.
  7. In the copy of the PC you execute “Autorun.exe” press Ok.
  8. Press the “Install” in the middle, install something press Ok.
  9. Unplug the USB cable, the menu will appear press the 3rd option, once pressed enter the “Contacts” page press the contact program and perform a reset for two seconds (with the pointer, just below the headphone output) ( NEVER PUT THE EYELASH OF THE REAR PART OFF, THAT WILL ERASE EVERYTHING AND YOU WILL HAVE TO START AGAIN).
  10. Once restarted, the “BananaPC” program will be installed when finished, press Ok and reset.
  11. We take the SD card from the Mio and put it in the card reader of the PC, inside it we put the program Nico85ActiveSync.cab and we put it in the Mio again, we look for the program that is in Windows / SDcard / and we install it will come out one more icon on the desktop.
  12. Now on Mio’s desktop, open “gsExplorer”, look for the folder “MyDocumentes” and in the “CustoMio” folder there are several files, press twice “RegEdit, exe”, a window will open, click on “File” and click Import . Look inside the same folder where is the RegEdit (MyDocumentes / Customio) the file “mioreg” and import it. Close the RegEdit and do a reset.
  13. Enter Windows again and look for a file called “USBTransfer”. Connect the USB cable and select it. On the PC a window opens, click on the
  14. explorer and we look for the GAPI program, we execute it. In the Mio’s desktop the GAPI icon is opened, in Device set we look for the line that says
  15. “MioDigiWalker269,320 × 240” we select, accept, save and exit.
    We already have all the programs installed, we clean the Mio desktop, open “gsExplorer” open the Windows folder and the desktop folder and delete the icons that are not needed, we leave the others in favorites.

Back up to avoid having to do the whole process again

Thanks to Javi, we have the program, Backup Manager, with which we can make a backup of our gps mine, and so when the battery runs out and we lose all the configuration we can reset it in a simple way.

The instructions for use, are in a .txt within the rar that contains the program, I hope it is useful and I just have to thank Javi for his collaboration 🙂

Wceusbsh.sys file error

This error message is generated only on computers that use the Microsoft Wceusbsh.sys driver and the ActiveSync 3.1 to synchronize a Windows CE-based device with the host computer. This problem has been noticed only on legacy-free computers (computers with no COM port or no ISA board bus slots).

Try installing the latest version of ActiveSync or try connecting the GPS from another computer (a friend)


The 7 horrors of humanity

In numerous pages you can see the 7 new wonders but in few the 7 horrors.

From the magazine interviu they echo what they think are the 7 worst things that coexist with humanity.

1 HUNGER 20.7%
One in four voters has pointed to hunger as the most terrible of misfortunes. The 24,000 deaths that, according to the UN, provokes, directly and indirectly, every day are more than enough reason to occupy such a horrible position.

Together or separately, the petty of horrors. commercial interests that threaten to extinguish these two animal species have touched the sensibility of our readers.

India, Thailand or Romania are just some of the stops on a miserable circuit where about one million children enter every year. The infancias broken by the perverted tastes of the West occupy the third place in this list of horrors.

The ecological concerns of the voters and the dismay of climate change are reflected in their concern for the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, the greatest biodiversity on Earth. In the last three decades, close to 600,000 hectares have disappeared, about 16 percent of the total of the Amazon.

Although readers have not chosen it as the most serious, AIDS is actually the horror that lives the most lives: 6,000 people die every day in the African continent because of this pandemic, aided by the passivity of the pharmaceutical industry and intransigence of the Vatican.

6 BURKA 5.2%
It is the symbol of the total subjection of women to men in the Taliban regimes, but above all a sad reality that they have not been able to get rid of in Afghanistan, despite the change of regime.

It is the last of the chosen ones and, nevertheless, the closest one we have. Spain continues to add victims at the hands of male violence, without any law or government measure to stop this unfortunate bleeding.

Peugeot will use linux

And I do not mean the car, but the employees of the French company. First a test was done with 300 employees using Mandriva Linux, the results had to be satisfactory since the company has chosen to assign 20,000 employees of the 72,000 employees who have a special version of SUSE Linux Enterprise from Novell, with OpenOffice pre installed.

Update your programs

For a long time I needed a program of this type, one of the most important failures in the computers comes due to the lack of updating of the programs, now with filehippo we will not have to worry more about this task.

This program will be responsible for updating the existing software on our computer, and on top of that it supports all versions of Windows, from 98 to the new Vista.

What happens when a computer does not work?

This man complains that after ruining his Macbook in the store Apple refused to take over the repair claiming that the warranty did not cover damage from spillage of liquid, because it did not serve much decided to fix it with hammer, record it with his camera and hang it on youtube.

As a result of his “aggressive” action Apple after learning of the popularity of the video over the network has decided to give him another Macbook


Ati drivers for Linux

Now that I have finished everything and a big summer awaits me, I have decided to format all my computers, although I reinstall the two operating systems, I will now prefer the use of Linux (Ubuntu 7.04) and since in the previous version I had problems with my graphics card and been looking for Ati drivers to avoid them this time.

Looking for information about them I have been able to find this:

These are the drivers that you will need to run on your computer if your graphics card is from the ATI Radeon family. They are the official controllers, and provide support for TV out on the ATI cards with TV Out.

In addition, they offer several display modes, including laptop mode, clone, screen mode through two monitors or Dual Head.

Although I am a bit of a geek with the issue of computers I have not yet reached the end of mounting two screens on my computer, but everything will be …

We can download the drivers from this page.

If some of you have more problems, you can see different ways of solving the problem.

Problems with the graphics card

If someone has problems when logging in due to the graphics card, you must enter text mode (recovery mode) once you have logged in.

sudo apt-cache search linux-restricted-modules

We will see several options, choose the one that corresponds with our kernel and then type:

sudo apt-get install fglrx-driver

echo fglrx | sudo tee -a / etc / modules

We already have the drivers installed in our system, now we must configure the xorg.conf file, obviously if it has given us problems the graphic aspect we will not be able to modify it with any graphic text editor, so we will have to do it with the vi:

sudo vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf

We have to find where it says Device and check that it puts the model of the graphic card that we have and under driver “ati”.

Just that line is what we have to change. Where it puts driver: “ati” we have to modify it by driver: “fglrx” which are the drivers that we have downloaded before. I delete it and press the a key, with this we activate the insert option to write. Once modified, we give ESC to disable the insert option. We place ourselves at the end of the file and type ZZ, with this we save and exit.

If you have problems to change the resolution in graphic mode, you can do it with the command:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Make the most of your graphics card

If you want to give a touch of class to your computer and want to do the wonders that you see in the following video follow the steps indicated in this page and you will not have any problem, nothing to do with Windows Aero.

From which they have been freed

Yesterday I commented that I ended up installing linux for the first time and without any windows partition on my computer, a packard bell.

Well, today when I started it for the first time since last night I turned it off, it turns out that it was standing on the first screen that appears just turn it on and did not move from there, impossible to load anything, not even the BIOS, obviously scared me because nothing it had to do with Linux because if it had been that way, it could have accessed the BIOS without any problem and the failure would come when trying to load the OS from the hard drive.

Scared I went with the laptop to search the network for an explanation because if not, I saw myself buying another motherboard xD and the fact is that I found out something quite curious, and that Packard Bell (in some models) does not allow that other OSs are installed apart from their predefined Windows.

Until now, even if I had installed Linux, I still had the original Windows partitions, but yesterday I deleted everything and its configurations were lost, which caused me to leave the computer lying down today.

But what attitude is this? Besides forcing me to buy Windows, do they force me to keep it? And what I was missing, I was going to pick up the phone to put them in stock when I read through a forum that someone who had the same thing sent him a € 60 DVD to restart the PC and leave it as it was (not what I understand why it has not let me start any Live) but good seeing where the shots went .. I remembered that I had a recovery DVD (Because Super Packard Bell no longer includes Windows installation CD but you have to do them ) but before using it I have dedicated myself to open the PC and disconnect-connect all the cables.

I do not know why it will be but I have managed to start it, now, the next step will be to restart and restart it, otherwise I will be able to continue with my new life if I just throw the p **** Packard Bell out the window.

Now of course I do not recommend computers that commit such outrage, if I get to know it before … later I bought a brand that “cares so much for me”.

PS: It seems that everything works correctly, I can continue working normally.