PupEee: Puppylinux on EeePc

April 24, 2009

Introduction:

All those guy who dislike Xandros and can’t stand up to  install windows on their eeepc, this tutorial is a blessing. Infact, Pupeee is a nice linux-alternative to Xandros.

Installation:

You can find a clear wiki here: http://wiki.eeeuser.com/pupeee.html

Italian thread: http://forum.eeepc.it/viewtopic.php?id=287&p=1

In short:

  1. Download Puppeee installation cd  (*.iso): http://www.puppylinux.ca/members/Pupeee/ (about 100 Mb)
  2. Burn the iso image and reboot you computer (the one which has a cd device) with the Puppeee (it is a live distro).
  3. Once the boot is finished, click: Start -> Setup -> Puppy universal installerone1
  4. An installation-wizard will star, you can choose you installation method.two1

I decided to use a SD flash card, owing to confort. Infact, is not necessary to plug/unplug the memory device every time, as could happen using a usb pen driver.

I formatted the memory in Fat v16 (I also tryed ext2, but it doesn’t work) and put “boot” flag” (don’t worry about this, gparted is included in puppeee default installation; the wizard will explain this step).

The installation takes about 5 minutes.

Make sure the bios of you eeepc is proprely set: at boot, press F2 and put “removible device” at the very top of “boot device” list. Press F10 to save and quit.

That’s it! I hope you enjoy the Pupeee experience.


iPlayer on Ubuntu

April 10, 2009

I had some troble making firefox reproduce the BBC Radio broadcast. I did it at the end, so:

Install real-player

To add the repository:
$ sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/feisty.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

Then add the key that authenticates the repository:
$ wget -q http://packages.medibuntu.org/medibuntu-key.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add –

Than reload:
$ sudo apt-get update

So:

$ sudo apt-get install realplayer

Install the plugin in Firefox:

$ sudo apt-get install mozilla-mplayer

enjoy: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/


Extended Cookie Manager – Firefox Add-ons

March 30, 2009

Extended Cookie Manager detects if a website sends a cookie and shows if this cookie was blocked, allowed or only allowed for session in the statusbar of your browser. It also enables you to change the cookie permissions of websites on demand.

Extended Cookie Manager page on https://addons.mozilla.org/

Making Gmail working with Extended Cookie Manager

You just need to add

mail.google.com

http://www.google.com

in the “cookie exception list”, at least with “Allow for session” flag.

Making Yahoo! mail working with Extended Cookie Manager

You just need to add

login.yahoo.com

yahoo.com

in the “cookie exception list”, at least with “Allow for session” flag.

Making wordpress working with Extended Cookie Manager

You just need to add

dashboard.wordpress.com

in the “cookie exception list”, at least with “Allow for session” flag. For a total site compatibility, you should consider quantserve.com cookies, but I suggest to have a look at this article first.

Making last.fm working with Extended Cookie Manager

You just need to add

http://www.last.fm

In the “cookie exception list”, at least with “Allow for session” flag.


RefControl – Firefox Add-ons

March 29, 2009

RefControl is an extension for Firefox that lets you control what gets sent as the HTTP Referer on a per-site basis.

This can be useful for Privacy reasons. Perhaps you think webmasters don’t have any business knowing where you found the link to their site. You can configure RefControl to not send the referrer to any site except for ones you explicitly list.

RefControl page on https://addons.mozilla.org/

Source:
http://stardrifter.org/refcontrol/

How to disable html mail composition in Thunderbird

March 8, 2009

Send plain text messages

  • Uncheck Tools -> Account Settings -> Composition & Addressing -> Compose messages in HTML format for each account.
  • If it sometimes wants to reply in HTML add *.* as the domain name in Tools -> Options -> Composition -> Send Options -> Plain Text Domains if you want to force it to always send using plain text.

Source:
http://kb.mozillazine.org/


Open Thunderbird Links in Firefox

March 3, 2009

To make Thunderbird browsing web links with Firefox, just:

Close the mail client.
Then, create a file in thunderbird folder:

$vim ~/.mozilla-thunderbird/YOURUSER.default/user.js

and paste this text:

user_pref(“network.protocol-handler.app.https”,”/usr/bin/firefox”);
user_pref(“network.protocol-handler.app.http”,”/usr/bin/firefox”);
user_pref(“network.protocol-handler.app.ftp”,”/usr/bin/firefox”);

Source:
http://www.urbanpuddle.com/


Getting kpdf to automatically open pdf file in Firefox

February 19, 2009

In kubuntu sometimes we could have some trouble getting “kpdf” to automatically open when we select a pdf web-link with Firefox.

Simply, in firefox:
Edit -> Preferences
Choose “application” tab and find out “PDF file“.

So, click on correspondent “Ask each time“, and choose “Change Action
In the windows just appeared, type “/usr/bin/kpdf
Press “OK” and.. ok, that’s it. That’s do the trick.