Archives week 13 of 2006

March 27, 2006 - April 2, 2006

Seem to have OpenVPN working (But I can't really test it from inside the network...)

Okay, I think I've got the OpenVPN connection working now. I'll have to try it out tomorrow morning and fall back to ssh if it fails. Surprisingly involved setup, required compiling a kernel module, editing multiple files, building large numbers of certificates and doing a lot of customisation for the settings.

Twinkle seems to be a decent VoIP Softphone for Linux (Setting up office phone on the laptop for working at Linux Caffe)

Twinkle is a little Qt VoIP Softphone. It seems to work quite nicely with the VoIP account. Haven't tried phoning a live person to see how it works with my microphone, but incoming audio is pretty good on my cable connection. Seems to have all the features I need (and more), so probably go with ...

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Of Design finally checked into SVN (And the section on depth is finished (well first draft of it)...)

Productive afternoon at Linux Caffe. Have finished off the first draft of the section on Depth and Complexity. The last few sections are too brief still, but the basic message is there. Next section in the original outline is the one on play, but I've skipped the "discussions courtyard" (keeping in mind that the original ...

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Fix one break the other... (Grr...)

The suspend2 kernel didn't work with the madwifi package I emerged. Updating to an unstable version got it working. The laptop-lid action, however, is no longer actually locking the KDE session (though it's trying, it's not the ACPI system that's failing, the dcop message just isn't doing anything).

Suspend2/Hibernate working (Almost finished the system configuration...)

The trick with the suspend2-sources tree is to get the latest version (2.6.16-r1), not the (comparatively ancient) stable version. Emerging that with the .config I was using for the 2.5.15-r7 with the suspend2 options enabled gives me a properly suspending desktop (when I explicitly tell it to hibernate).

ssh sessions are lost, which is to ...

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Getting your KDE sessions to lock on Laptop Lid Close (A quick and hacky script...)

For those using an ACPI laptop (testing only with the Toshiba Satellite 5100) who want the KDE session to lock when the lid is closed (so that the lid can be closed in a semi-public area to prevent casual snooping), here's a simple script that locks all of the KDE sessions on the machine. Note ...

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ACPI is working (Yay!)

Finally got the ACPI code working. Key is to use the Gentoo power management guide. With that the KDE laptop power control is working properly. Makes the on-power/off-power changes work quite nicely. Next up is the synaptics touchpad. Also got the dhcpcd timeout set so that booting without the wired network connection doesn't take ...

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ACPI almost working... (Maybe a bit more battery life as a result)

Came down to Linux Caffe to work on getting the Laptop configured to use ACPI (the power-management features). I've got the runlevels set up and have them switching when I unplug/plug-in the laptop. No luck yet in getting a high-level interface (i.e. a GUI widget) configured to let me manage them.

The screen is automatically ...

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Have to release a new StarPy soon (One more bug to fix...)

I've got one bug fix added to StarPy (manager API commands that return ':' in the data payload weren't properly returning the value), but I'm still working on another one. I've got a request in to SourceForge to create a starpy project there (hopefully letting others work on the code-base).

Did a few hours of ...

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