Wednesday, October 03, 2007

OLF 2007

What drive! I've been farther in a car, but never by myself. I think it was like 1200 miles total and was over 10.5hrs each way!

I met some very cool people. John "maddog" Hall, Dave Yates, Chess Griffin, Jeremy of LinuxQuestions, the guys - Linc, Dan, Allan & Pat, Bill Husk from and Terry Filipas... And a big shoutout to monsterb for providing a couch for Sat. night!! I ate dinner with Jeff from California and Gary from ? at Barley's Ale and Smokehouse on Friday night then had some of the OLF cake.

I met D.C Parris of who posted links to my pictures of the penguins on my car and laptop which reside on my personal foto blog, Richard Weait of Ontario Linux Festival, sat down at the after-party with Matt Morrisey of Oasis Systems in Ohio, and chatted with a many more folks from whom I did not get a business card. Met the guys from Ohio Ubuntu Loco group as well as The Source guy who does the cool podcast / videocast....

The first thing I did on Saturday (after breakfast with some of the attendees) was go to each booth/table to get my swag. I'm glad I did!! Most booths were all out in about 30 minutes! Yes, there were that many people there. They expected 1600 as per registration, but I think from my experience there were around 1100 actually in attendance.... just my wag.

The Ubuntu table was cool to see... it was right beside the first ballroom. Pictured below:

The MythTV talk by a Novell guy was a total blowout ... people had to sit on the floor!! I guess folks really want to get MythTV running at home.. =D. See the picture below... I stitched 2 images together with hugin to really show the huge crowd! That laptop and bag on the floor are mine. Not until I stood up did I realize how full the room really was!

The best swag? Very difficult to say but the Firefox mouse pad is cute and fits the tiny bluetooth mouse I use. I carried my backpack to put these goodies in as well as contain the laptop in suspend mode. The one bottle of Bawls, which I've yet to try is cool to have... The best swag though, really is the meeting of Linux and Open Source like-minded folks. Thats the best thing to take away from a great event like this!!

Later in the day I got to demo Virtualbox's new seamless feature to 2 guys who had thick accents from where I'm not sure. I had the laptop out at the Ubuntu Loco Ohio booth and was talking about Virtualbox being an option to VMware. These 2 were very impressed and happy to see they could remove windows and just run it from a VM. I also told them about the VMware converter and that Virtualbox supports vmx image files too. The fact this program is in the Ubuntu Repos makes it a favorite of mine. I had several people watching over my shoulder during the demo. And the only thing I had to give away were my own MGALUG cards =D.

I got to see some cool features of Gnome 2.20 and Conduit as well as a uber-cool Liquid Scale plugin for Gimp. I'm still not sure how to use it, but the effect was amazing.... link?

I tried to show off some new features in Inkscape 0.45.1 devel Sept 6, 2007, but Ubuntu updates had rolled my autopackage install to Sept 20 version. Grrr, autopackage is really a great way to get those packages you want but are unable to get the dependencies just right.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Gutsy xorg.conf - kubuntu

# xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"

#Section "InputDevice"
# Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
# Driver "synaptics"
# Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
# Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
# Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
# Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
# Option "SHMConfig" "true"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "LeftEdge" "120"
Option "RightEdge" "830"
Option "TopEdge" "120"
Option "BottomEdge" "650"
Option "FingerLow" "14"
Option "FingerHigh" "15"
Option "MaxTapTime" "180"
Option "MaxTapMove" "110"
Option "ClickTime" "0"
Option "EmulateMidButtonTime" "75"
Option "VertScrollDelta" "10"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
Option "MinSpeed" "0.45"
Option "MaxSpeed" "0.75"
Option "AccelFactor" "0.020"
Option "EdgeMotionMinSpeed" "200"
Option "EdgeMotionMaxSpeed" "200"
Option "UpDownScrolling" "1"
Option "CircularScrolling" "0"
Option "CircScrollDelta" "0.1"
Option "CircScrollTrigger" "2"
Option "SHMConfig" "true"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "stylus"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "eraser"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "eraser"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "cursor"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "cursor"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY

Section "Device"
Identifier "Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device"
Boardname "i810"
Busid "PCI:0:2:0"
Driver "i810"
Screen 0

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
Modelname "Custom 1"
modeline "640x480@60" 25.2 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -vsync -hsync
modeline "800x600@56" 36.0 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync
modeline "800x600@60" 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
modeline "1024x768@60" 65.0 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -vsync -hsync
modeline "1280x960@60" 102.1 1280 1360 1496 1712 960 961 964 994 -hsync +vsync
modeline "1280x1024@60" 108.0 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
modeline "1400x1050@60" 122.61 1400 1488 1640 1880 1050 1051 1054 1087 -hsync +vsync
Gamma 1.0

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
Defaultdepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1400 1050
Modes "1400x1050@60" "1280x1024@60" "1280x960@60" "1024x768@60" "800x600@60" "800x600@56" "640x480@60"

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
screen 0 "Default Screen" 0 0
Inputdevice "Generic Keyboard"
Inputdevice "Configured Mouse"
Inputdevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
Inputdevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
Inputdevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
Inputdevice "Synaptics Touchpad"

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
Load "GLcore"
Load "v4l"
Section "device" #
Identifier "device1"
Boardname "i810"
Busid "PCI:0:2:0"
Driver "i810"
Screen 1
Section "screen" #
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Defaultdepth 24
Monitor "monitor1"
Section "monitor" #
Identifier "monitor1"
Gamma 1.0
Section "ServerFlags"