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Graphically browse your remote server filesystem August 29, 2008

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Hi everybody,
welcome back from the summer vacations, I wish you had good time, as I did ๐Ÿ˜€

Now it’s time to dust off our keyboard and get back tuning our box!
In order to alleviate the stress of returning, today I’ll show you just a pretty simple, but very useful, tip: manage your remote server filesystem (which offers an ssh connection) in a graphical way within Nautilus, the GNOME’s default filesystem.

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Infrared in Linux: LIRC July 15, 2008

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LIRC is the Linux Infrared Remote Control framework: it’s widely used to control the computer with an IR remote (connected either to a USB or a Serial Port) and to send IR commands, if the hardware supports this feature – unfortunately mine don’t ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

In this post I’ll show how to configure the iMac Apple Remote to work in Linux: this will let us control our favorite media player (Totem, Xine, MPlayer, Rhythmbox) comfortably sitting on our sofร  ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Manage HID Bluetooth devices in Linux July 6, 2008

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This is a post dedicated to all of you guys who’d like to use Bluetooth HID (Human Interface Device), i.e. keyboard, mouse, etc. in Linux.

In my case the dongle is integrated in iMac (based on a Broadcom BCM2045B2 chipset) and the HID devices are the Apple Aluminium Bluetooth Keyboard and the Apple Mighty mouse, but the concepts here are still valid for other devices.

It takes me a while to have a clear picture of the concepts here, so I wish this guide will make a smooth path for you ๐Ÿ˜‰

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24″ iMac ALSA configuration June 23, 2008

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Now that the nVIDIA video driver has been set-up let’s give our iMAC a voice (the stereo speakers) and a pair of ears (the stereo mic) ๐Ÿ™‚
We will go briefly in the Linux’s ALSA configuration of the integrated iMac sound card.

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CPU frequency scaling in Linux June 22, 2008

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The recent CPUs have a feature which let them scale their operating frequency (changing a voltage power supply input) according to the system/user needs.
This way, when the entire processor resources are not needed, the system can greatly reduces the overall power consumption, lowering temperatures and fan speed ๐Ÿ˜‰

This post addresses the frequency scaling setup in Linux: enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€

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nVIDIA 8800 on Debian June 21, 2008

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Hi everybody,
The recipe for today is how to properly install and configure nVIDIA driver for my iMac’s 8800GT (G92) on 64 bit Debian Linux 5.0 (lenny).

Even if the driver installation will follow the Debian way, specifically the simplest method with module-assistant, I wish the concepts illustrated here might be useful also for the other Linux distributions: you all guys are more than welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

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iMac triple-boot (Part 2): OSs installation June 20, 2008

Posted by idebian in Debian, GNU/Linux, MacOS, Windows.
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Welcome back Guyz,
if you followed my part 1 guide on how to configure the iMAC for a typical triple boot configuration, we had just repartitioned the HD and installed the rEFIt boot manager.

We can now step on the Linux and Windows operating system installation.

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