I use my personal server to store my multimedia so that I can access it from any computer in my house. The other day, I found Ampache,a really nifty web-based utility that allowed me to access and listen to my music from any web browser. While this is a great addon to my infrastructure, I became quickly annoyed as Firefox 2.0 installed on Slackware on my laptop would default to using the mplayerplug-in to play my selected music. (I'd rather open playlists in xmms or amarok). After a bit of unsuccessful searching as to rectifying the problem from the firefox interface (not sure why you cant manually edit "File Type" associations in the preferences configuration), I found this tutorial on how to modify the mplayerplug-in settings, http://mplayerplug-in.sourceforge.net/config.php
My brother finally got fed up with the substandard wifi reception which he was getting with our Gigabyte router (fyi never buy routers from Gigabyte or DLink, as they all (like most sub-$100 routers) are useless piles of junk which need constant attention). He bought a cheap Linksys WRT54G router off Ebay and guess who had to set it up :-)
This is my second attempt at a blog, which in itself is a small part of my entire network overhaul. I've learned alot from my previous attempts, and hopefully this time around everything will go smoothly as planned and I'll get some visitors to the site ;-) Regardless, look forward to the start of commentary on a great deal of issues in the coming weeks. Hope to see you back again!
(Standard Disclamer: I am not responsible for any changes you do to your system and their results/outcomes, follow this guide at your own risk!)
To make things short, I bought this laptop to use in grad school last fall. Overally it is a nice (not great) notebook that I bought for a reasonable price though Unfortunately I was unable to get my first distro of choice working, Fedora 5, as the installation worked 100% but the system froze when intializing udev, early in the boot process. Afterwards, I installed Ubuntu, without any glitches, and spent a while configuring the system so that it worked properly (for some reason my synaptics touchpad was giving me alot of trouble). Unfortunately after all the hastle, the laptop would boot/run as normal but would periodically suddenly just freeze when in use. There was no single action that caused this, and after much debugging, I gave up and decided to try my staple and still favorite distro Slackware.
Mo Morsi is a 27 year old software developer who holds a Masters degree in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University and is currently employed at Red Hat. Interests include working on computers and writing open source software, reading, running, and socializing. Career goals incorporate founding and developing a large community-driven software product, while building a successful venturship in the process.