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Moving to SLED


Yerp.. i’m moving to SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10.1 by Novell. Not because I love it… but i HAVE to learn it to make myself familiar with it.

Q: Why Enterprise edition? Banyak duit kau?

A: IBM & Lenovo are now pre-load their products with SLED. So it is an advantage for me if i know the Enterprise environment well. Mane lah tau boleh pergi ke IBM vietnam. HUAHUHAUHUHAHUHA… Duit? tak la banyak.. tapi CD nie aku dapat for FREE dari IBM punya trainer.. HAhaha..

Play Safe at Your Office


Too many open windows on your desktop at a time? Or running “forbidden” application at your office?

Virtual Desktop will create new desktops for you and let you to switch between desks and windows quick and easy. Providing up to 4 virtual desktop, user can easily switch their virtual desktop by simply press [Alt]+[1], [Alt]+[2], [Alt]+[3] or [Alt]+[4]

Virtual Desktop is built as a service and requires only 2MB ram memory to work.

Virtual Desktop is freeware and comes with full Delphi sources.

If you are using Linux, you should have no problem with this, but for Windows, this is the solution.

Download Virtual Desktop HERE

Perfect Desktop Installation of Ubuntu 8.04 on MSI VR320 & MSI VR320X


[image source: MSI]

This tutorial can also be used for computers with the following spec:

  1. Realtek High Definition Audio
  2. RT61 or RT2500 Wireless Cards

Ok.. lets start..

  1. Download the installation CD. (see GettingUbuntu)
  2. Burn the ISO to a CD (see BurningIsoHowto) and check to make sure it was burned correctly. (see Installation/CDIntegrityCheck)
  3. Proceed with normal installation of Ubuntu by booting from the installation CD. (see GraphicalInstall)
  4. Once the installation is finish, reboot your machine and boot into your fresh Ubuntu 8.04
  5. Run update and upgrade
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
  6. Add the Medibuntu repo as well 😉
    sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/hardy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
  7. Now run apt-get update and install the medibuntu keyring
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get update
  8. As i mentioned in my previous post, Ubuntu 8.04 contains several problems especially when it is running on my notebook. Some of the problems are looping sound and unsupported wifi card. To avoid these, you can use i386 kernel and so far all the problems are no longer appear. To install the i386 kernel, run the following command
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-386 linux-image-386 linux-386
  9. Now your need to reboot and boot into the i386 kernel
  10. Lets install several packages
    sudo apt-get install envyng-gtk audacious vlc mplayer mozilla-mplayer w32codecs flashplugin-nonfree libflashsupport gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-pitfdll gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse libavcodec1d libavformat1d libavutil1d libcdaudio1 libdc1394-13 libdvdread3 libfaac0 libfaad0 libgmyth0 libgsm1 libiptcdata0 liblame0 libmjpegtools0c2a libmpeg2-4 libmysqlclient15off libopenspc0 libpostproc1d libquicktime1 libsidplay1 libsoundtouch1c2 libwildmidi0 libx264-57 libxvidcore4 msttcorefonts unrar sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin
  11. MSI VR320 or 320X is using ATI graphics card, so you need to install the ATI driver. Since EnvyNG has been install in previous step, now you just need to run EnvyNG
    Applications > System Tools > EnvyNG
    Once EnvyNG is loaded, just simply click Apply and wait for the installation to finish. After that reboot your machine
  12. Apply THIS, THIS, THIS, THIS and THIS tweak
  13. Done!

Q: I think my fresh installation is fine on my spec. Why it is different on your spec?
A: Ubuntu 8.04 is a mistake!