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July, 2008

  1. Gnome secrets

    July 31, 2008 by Oğuz Yarımtepe

    I have been working under Gnome for nearly 1 month. I had used Gnome during my Debian days. Then i had changed to Kubuntu and till now i was happily using Kde.

    Yesterday i realised a hidden property of Gnome that is enabling /apps/gnome-power-manager/ui/cpufreq_show at the gconf-editor. With this enable feature you will be able to choose computer speed policy at the gnome power manager. Or if you add CPU Frequency Scaling Monitor applet to your tray then you will see it is possible to choose some schemes like Powersave or Performance that are already come with kde power manager by default.

    Although i still find the Gnome environment away from being user friendly i encounter many forks or applications that are derived from it, like maemo which is taking my considerating now a days a lot becaues of my search for a device that will make the time more bearable on the way to the job at the morning and also return from it at the evening.

    There are some cases we all encounter that we need to run a device under Linux. Yesterday i tried to connect to Internet via using AW-GE703H PCI-E Half Mini Wireless Card. The problem was it was not detected at my Hardy when i run lspci. So after making some search i felt like installing a driver for it may help to see a lspci output. I tried first the windows driver. Using ndiswrapper and installing the driver didnt helped taking ip from it. It was possible to see it at the ifconfig output but not possible to assign ip to it. Thne tried a Linux driver that is written for the same chipset. It worked. The thing is although i was able to see the card at ifconfig and assign ip to it i was still not able to see it at the lspci output. Still not sure about the reason of it.

    I see people posting their KDE 4.0.1 screenshots to their blogs. Seems it is more stable than before. Should try it soon.

  2. stepne

    July 22, 2008 by Oğuz Yarımtepe

    Arabaların stepnesi var biz insanoğlunun neden yok?

    Beyin için stepne istiyorum. Yorulunca, ağrıyınca, bozulunca değiştirebileceğimiz yedek bir stepnemiz olsa fena olmaz mıydı?

  3. qhost in Ubuntu

    July 22, 2008 by Oğuz Yarımtepe

    Now a days i spend more time in launchpad and bug reporting. I am trying to solve my brightness problem and reading many bug entries about the related problem or entering my entry by expecting some help.So i am following so entries by thinking any update or reply may be done. I was checking the mails realted with launchpad activities and one of the bug report that is written made me smile. Wanted to share with you. It is really hard to imagine what kind of problems that people may have.


    A small update: Not just Ubuntu, also Xubuntu 8.04.1 comes with the
    behavior of booting spontaneously at midnight (kinda logic, isn’t it? 🙂

    I installed Debian Etch. Etch did not show such behavior.

    As a test I booted the machine with the “acpi=off” kernel parameter and
    then booting at midnight stopped. Thus I assume the problem is really
    related to ACPI somehow.

  4. at last

    July 16, 2008 by Oğuz Yarımtepe

    At last someone noticed the GTK is not as powerfull as QT and it can be used for Gnome development.

  5. transparent windows howto

    July 11, 2008 by Oğuz Yarımtepe

    I have been dealing with the qt programming using Python. Till now i mainl created simple GUI working as a on screen display or making simple jobs. I was trying to creade an on screen display. I needed to create transparent window application. After searching and trying here is a simple python code that uses qt4 library that creates a window which includes a transparent png image inside.

    import sys
    from PyQt4 import QtGui, Qt, QtCore

    class Transparent(QtGui.QWidget):

    def __init__(self):

    pixmap = QtGui.QPixmap("test.png")
    width = pixmap.width()
    height = pixmap.height()

    self.resize(width, height)

    self.label = QtGui.QLabel(self)


    def paintEvent(self,event):

    if __name__ == "__main__":
    app = QtGui.QApplication(sys.argv)
    x = Transparent()

  6. taşındım

    July 5, 2008 by Oğuz Yarımtepe

    Artık buradayım.