Blueprint 3 – Jockin’ Jay-z

16 08 2008

Well, this is a good one. A few days ago, during a Kanye west concert at the Madison Square Garden,
Mr.West and Jay-z performed a new track , which is supposed to be one the next Hova album, Blueprint 3.

The track is called Jockin’ Jay-Z and has already leaked (intentionally? doesn’t matter), so it can be found around.
The chorus is sampled from Dumb Girl, a Run DMC song on Raising Hell (track 10).
In the original track it actually says “Jockin JC”, but it’s been moded into jay-z eventually-

Here’s the video of the performance. This track is a beast.

Enabling Desktop Effects for Ati Radeon Xpress 200M on Ubuntu Hardy Heron

10 08 2008

To make sure that this is the model of your graphics card, on a terminal window and type:

lspci | grep -i vga

The output should be similar to this :

01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon XPRESS 200M 5955 (PCIE)

Now we need to install the fglrx driver:

sudo apt-get install xorg-driver-fglrx

Enable the Ati driver from the System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers.

Reboot the system, open a terminal window and type:


The output should be the following:

display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: ATI Radeon Xpress Series
OpenGL version string: 2.1.7412 Release

That’s it.

Configuring Windows Media Center Remote control for Elisa on Ubuntu 8.04

9 08 2008

Hardware used:

Windows Media Center Remote (usb, 2nd model)
Hewlett Packard Easynote R0933 Laptop

Software used:

Ubuntu 8.04 Website
LIRC Website
Elisa Media Center Website

Before we begin, it would be a good idea to check your remote model.
Use this documentation over here.
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Create USB Live distros with UnetBootin

9 08 2008

A couple of days ago in the attempt to install Hardy Heron on an Asus EEE 4G, i needed to create an live usb pendrive , since the computer itself has no cd slots.

There are many resources online on how to do this. Most part of them failed with a Grub error of some sort, perhaps also due to the EEE skittish attitude ;).

Then i came across Unetbootin.Site link

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Hardy On Acer Aspire 3680

9 08 2008

Today did an installation of Ubuntu 8.04 on an Acer Aspire 3680, which up until this point was used as a Windows machine.

Turns out this model too has the Atheros AR5007EG (AR242x ) installed.
The same as the Aspire 5315.

In previous post i had described a fix for this card using ndiswrapper.
The same instructions are valid this time too.

Here’s the link : /hardy-on-acer-aspire-5315/

Video Surveillance system on Ubuntu 8.04 with Zoneminder

4 08 2008

In this scenario we will be using:

Hardy Heron ( Ubuntu 8.04 )
Packard Bell Easynote R0933
ZoneMinder 1.22.3 website
Panasonic BL-C1 network cameras

It is assumed that the machine is a fully working Lamp server.
If you don’t have that yet, here’s a quick setup.

First we need to install a few libraries to support Zoneminder :

sudo apt-get install libarchive-tar-perl libmime-perl libstdc++6 libjpeg62 ffmpeg
libarchive-zip-perl zlib1g libdate-manip-perl libwww-perl libdevice-serialport-perl

Afterwards, we grab the latest .deb from the repositories

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Enable Remote Desktop on Ubuntu from command line

3 08 2008

On some of the workstations i happen to use, at times it’s neccessary to have Remote Desktop enabled.
Here’s a quick and dirty way to turn it on and off.

sudo gconftool-2 -s -t bool /desktop/gnome/remote_access/enabled true

To disable it set it to false.

In a similar way you can enable disable the confirmation request:

gconftool-2 -s -t bool /desktop/gnome/remote_access/prompt_enabled false