Gospy-applet is a Gnome applet that monitors changes on servers and web pages. You can add an illimited number of sources to monitor. It is possible to detect changes in HTTP header fields, IP associated with domain name, page content, page status, page load time and so on.
Here’s a new howto explaining the steps to compile, install and enable the gnome-globalmenu-0.7 series from trunk on your desktop.
This has been tested on Ubuntu intrepid ibex but it should work on hardy too. It should also work with other distributions, except for the first step (dependencies install).
Globalmenu works with “real” gtk applications. That means globalmenu will not work with firefox and openoffice.
Big thanks to rainwoodman and lviggiani for their awesome work on this very useful application.
I needed a new vmware image larger than my old 2Go vmdk. After searching a bit, I found a solution with qemu, but the guide wasn’t very clear and the vmware image creation was done with a mystical command that I didn’t want try to understand.
So I downloaded VMware workstation 6.5.1. After registering, vmware sent me an email with an activation link to obtain my evaluation license (free 30 days trial).
Here is the apt-get command to install a basic lamp environment on ubuntu hardy 8.04 with some “quick start help” commands.
I’ve found a post on ubuntu-fr forums about tilda with true transparency, wow :). This point me to this article with a link to the patch and a deb package. I tested the package which worked fine on gusty, but update manager always wanted to upgrade it.
So I took the patch and use the (almost) same apt-build method that I used for the mac menu, and I build a tilda package with a superior version number (the trick is to add a changelog section to deian/changelog).
here is the package : tilda true transparency
here also is the patch I’ve used : tilda true transparency dpatch (note that it is only for use with an apt-build method or a deb build method)
I’ve tried the gutsy beta last week on an old toshiba s3000 laptop. The live cd worked like a charm, so I decided to install gutsy on my disk.
After the install and reboot, it was still working perfectly : very short boot time, gnome with compiz running very smooth. Then I noticed there were some updates (139 packages, not surprising for a beta version), and I did them.
Unfortunately, after reboot, I had a black screen instead of the GDM screen. Actually, GDM starts (I can hear the sound) but the screen is black, as if it was asleep. I even manage to login (in ‘blind mode’) !
By chance, I can access to the other tty’s and login in CLI mode.