Archive for March, 2006

Fedora Core 5, nVidia drivers, and circus hoops

March 24th, 2006

As of now, to get nVidia drivers working on FC5, you have to jump through hoops. This has partly to do with the FC5 kernel and partly to do with the driver. Sadly enough, when I reported this in FC5t3, the developers closed it with a NOTABUG (nVidia’s problem).

Here are the hoops you need to […]

Kororaa Xgl Live CD

March 16th, 2006

The latest linux buzz is Xgl, a new graphics subsystem which Novell is pushing, with uber-awesome graphical desktop effects. I decided to try out Kororaa, a Gentoo-based live-CD distribution which runs Xgl. Xgl, along with AIGLX will form the Linux response to Quartz extreme and Aero Glass on Mac OS X and Windows Vista respectively.

The […]

Critical Linux vulnerability: dumb-user

March 13th, 2006

Spotted on bash.org:

<Cthon98> hey, if you type in your pw, it will show as stars <Cthon98> ********* see! <AzureDiamond> hunter2 <AzureDiamond> doesnt look like stars to me <Cthon98> <AzureDiamond> ******* <Cthon98> thats what I see <AzureDiamond> oh, really? <Cthon98> Absolutely <AzureDiamond> you can go hunter2 my hunter2-ing hunter2 <AzureDiamond> haha, does that look funny to you? <Cthon98> lol, yes. See, when YOU type hunter2, it […]

Picasa 2 on Wine

March 8th, 2006

Test report and mandatory screenshots of Google’s Picasa photo management application running on Wine.

How insecure can an OS be? (a.k.a. Dual-booting Windows with GRUB)

March 7th, 2006

Avyakt recently compared Microsoft Windows and women. In the same vein, I recently found out what an insecure OS Windows can be.

I recently gave in to temptation and bought a 250 GB hard drive (only S$150!) and decided I might as well give in to my gamer urges as well, and proceeded to install Windows […]

Game on!

March 1st, 2006

Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, on Linux, using WINE. Bliss No better way to get high just after a deadline!

OK, here’s what I did. I’m using Fedora Core 4, by the way.Install wine. All you need to do is yum install wineRun winecfgGo to the “Graphics” tab. Check “Emulate a virtual desktop”, make […]