A hot Sunny affair

I have been hesitating for another hot Sunny affair since the last one about three years ago. This is just another one I have been longing since then. The recent eclipse of Sun resurrects my overwhelming but sleeping desire. Although this happened near the time when Sun is setting, but it is never too late…

Subversion client hangs after post-commit

I had been hit by this problem since I setup Subversion on Ubuntu in January. The svnserve was properly invoked on Ubuntu server but whenever any svn client was trying to commit something back to the server, the client would hang for hours before it prompted an error: “Connection reset by peers.” I searched all…

DocBook Publishing – Output to HTML

I learned about DocBook last year and found it a great tool for technical documentation. It is a XML based semantic markup language. The DocBook is originally intended for computer hardware and software documentation but it is great for other documentation purposes. I have been working on some documentation, new and converting existing from Lyx…

Can’t build AWS in Ubuntu

About two weeks ago, I installed Ubuntu Hardy Heron in VMware Fusion on my MacBook (running Leopard). After some playing around with Ubuntu on my MacBook, I began to install software components such as the Ada compiler so that I could do testing on my MacBook without switching to the Ubuntu box. I am working…

Tunnel X from Gutsy to Leopard

I have been tunneling X from Linux to Tiger for almost two years without any problems and happy with it. After upgrading to Leopard, a disaster struck me. I was unable to access my Linux applications on my Ubuntu box. I used to do it with Tiger without any problems. When I ssh tunnel X…

Ubuntu 8.04

The forthcoming Ubuntu 8.04 or codenamed Hardy Heron is in the final alpha stage. It is expect to be released in April. As far as I know, Hardy suffers a small glitch in CJK support. Some fonts will be confused after installation but can be overcome with simple fix. I have yet received any further…

HOWTO – SCIM and Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon

Ubuntu 7.10, code named “Gutsy Gibbon”, has been released. I just finished upgrading from Feisty Fawn (7.04) to Gutsy Gibbon. The upgrade (downloading, unpacking, removing, installing, configuring and cleaning) took about 6 hours to complete. The upgrade was smooth and without any problems except it broke my scim. I have exhausted the search on Internet…

HOWTO – Chinese input for Ubuntu

This HOWTO guides you to install scim for Chinese Input in Ubuntu with Gnome. Install the following packages: scim scim-chinese scim-config-socket scim-frontend-socket scim-gtk2-immodule scim-server-socket scim-tables-zh (option) xfonts-intl-chinese xfonts-intl-chinese-big ttf-arphic-gbsn00lp ttf-arphic-gkai00mp ttf-arphic-bkai00mp ttf-arphic-bsmi00lp Click on menu: System -> Preferences ->Sessions Click Startup Program Tab then [New] button. Name: Input Methods Command: scim -d Click [OK] button…

Why I like Ubuntu?

Since I switched to Ubuntu Feisty Fawn 7.04 on Spetember 26, I have been working on Ubuntu with a multitude of tasks including test compiling some Ada source codes of previous project, working on my latest Ada project, blogging, surfing, downloading torrents and many more. I personally find Ubuntu is really an OS for the…