Issue time15:45:06, by nico2622 views
Categories: Tips and Tricks

Use xev to see details about each key you press.

Xmodmap howto:

To get a first impression what keycodes are mapped to which keys, just type
xmodmap -pke

You know the number ( the keycode), just the key names are in the dark. One could use "F13", "F14" and so forth for the extra keys, but there are several names which describe the function of your keys perfectly: "XF86AudioMute", "XF86Mail", ... . There is a list of this names in

Mappings for Logitech Dinovo Edge

keycode 121 = XF86AudioMute
keycode 122 = XF86AudioLowerVolume
keycode 123 = XF86AudioRaiseVolume
keycode 150 = XF86Sleep
! 179 Special-Win key
keycode 179 = XF86MyComputer
keycode 225 = XF86Search
keycode 163 = XF86Mail
keycode 180 = XF86Explorer
keycode 171 = XF86AudioNext
keycode 172 = XF86AudioPlay
keycode 173 = XF86AudioPrev
keycode 174 = XF86AudioStop

Tags: xmodmap
Issue time12:32:39, by nico1041 views
Categories: troubleshooting

After new install (suse11.1) with existing home directory, kded uses 100% CPU as soon as a wallet is opened.

SOLVED by removing the ksmserverrc file before logging in.

Tags: kde
Issue time21:57:53, by nico1276 views
Categories: Links


CUBE fps game

Issue time21:53:17, by nico1001 views
Categories: Quotes

"A computer is like an air conditioner. It stops working when you open

Issue time21:47:48, by nico713 views
Categories: Quotes

"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore,
if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not
smart enough to debug it." Brian W. Kernighan

Issue time11:40:49, by nico1056 views
Categories: Links


"LilyComp is a graphical note entry program for use with the LilyPond music typesetting program. I am in no way connected with LilyPond, so do not blame them for the quality of this program. This program was written to speed up the creation of lead sheets. It just enters notes and rests with the indicated duration. Do not expect to enter anything too fancy, although a couple of other common items like ties, slurs, and measure bars are supported as well."

Tags: lilypond
Issue time10:54:54, by nico1802 views
Categories: Tips and Tricks, Links
Tags: internet
Issue time08:27:00, by nico779 views
Categories: Linux


What can you do with SUSE Studio?

  • Create a tuned server appliance, containing your application and just enough operating system components
  • Spin a live CD or DVD with just the packages and software you need
  • Create a ready-to-run VMware virtual appliance
  • Create a live USB key and carry your Linux system with you wherever you go
  • Build a hard disk image for preloading onto hardware
  • Install from your live CD, DVD or USB key to your hard drive
Tags: suse
Issue time08:53:28, by nico1448 views
Categories: Informatie

Now, It?s probably obvious to anyone reading this blog what my thoughts on Open Source and Licencing are, so I won?t go into that. However, I?ve recently found a new author, who I?m liking a LOT.
His name is Cory Doctorow, and after reading some of his short stories, I thought I?d look into his longer stuff. As I?ve mentioned before, I?m a fan of - and, as an author who?s releasing his works under a Creative Commons licence, his stuff is also there.
I started reading one of his books called ?Little Brother? ( ). I read the intro, and I was hooked.
It?s kind of hard to explain what I mean, so I?d suggest if you?re interested, goto the link above, and click on the PDF link, then read pages 4 through 12 (the introduction/foreword to the book) and you?ll see what I mean.
I?ll probably review the book once I?ve finished it (curled up in bed with my trusty eeePC), but from what I?ve read, and that intro, Cory Doctorow is fast becoming one of my favourite authors.
You can find more about Cory Doctorow, and his works at

Tags: boek
Issue time08:58:31, by nico1786 views
Categories: Tips and Tricks


cat /dev/urandom > temp.wav &? sleep 5 ; pkill -9 cat ; aplay temp.wav

Tags: audio
Issue time08:47:14, by nico637 views
Categories: Uncategorized


This is simple webcam application.

webKam requires QtRuby(from KDE 4.2) and GStramer Ruby bindings to be installed on your system.

Issue time14:35:14, by nico958 views
Categories: Uncategorized



if [ -n $1 ]; then
if [ $1 = s ]
#Set Video input S-Video
v4l2-ctl --set-input=0
elif [ $1 = c ]
#Set Video input Composite
v4l2-ctl --set-input=1

v4l2-ctl --set-standard=pal

if [ -z $2 ]

if [ -z $3 ]

echo width = $W
echo height = $H
v4l2-ctl --set-fmt-video=width=$W,height=$H

#Set input volume for audio
v4l2-ctl --set-ctrl volume=60000



if [ -z $1 ]; then



if [ -n $1 ]
v4l2-ctl --set-ctrl volume=$1000

Issue time23:20:20, by nico1661 views
Categories: Tips and Tricks, Linux


Avermedia EZmaker PCI deluxe

install ivtv packages,
setup card in yast
remove "card" option from /etc/modprobe.d/tv

use following commands to configure:
v4l2-ctl --set-ctrl volume=60000
v4l2-ctl --set-input=0
Video input set to 0 (S-Video 1)
v4l2-ctl --set-input=1
Video input set to 1 (Composite 1)
v4l2-ctl --set-standard=pal
v4l2-ctl --set-fmt-video=width=720,height=576

NOTE: meeste van deze gebruiken als capture uit, audio volume kan wel tijdens capture.
Bovenstaande settings voor mijn videocamera.

bekijken in kmplayer: open source->open pipe : cat /dev/video

Issue time08:30:37, by nico1918 views
Categories: Linux
Tags: blog, suse
Issue time09:38:53, by nico4375 views
Categories: troubleshooting

Following error in smb4k:

mount error 1 = Operation not permitted
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page ( mount.cifs)

set suid root for /sbin/mount.cifs :

root@host:/sbin # chmod +s mount.cifs
root@host:/sbin # chmod +s umount.cifs

This error can repeat after an update of cifs packages...

Tags: mount, samba
Issue time13:38:04, by nico2022 views
Categories: Tips and Tricks, Linux
start grub,
Type the following and press enter:

find /boot/grub/stage1

If you get "Error 15: File not found", try the following:

find /grub/stage1

Using this information, set the root device:

grub> root (hd0,1)

Install Grub:

grub> setup (hd0)

Exit Grub:

grub> quit

Tags: boot, grub
Issue time02:31:25 pm, by nico1439 views
Categories: Tips and Tricks, Linux


Trick 1: Unmounting the unresponsive DVD drive
Trick 2: Getting your screen back when it's hosed
Trick 3: Collaboration with screen
Trick 4: Getting back the root password
Trick 5: SSH back door
Trick 6: Remote VNC session through an SSH tunnel
Trick 7: Checking your bandwidth
Trick 8: Command-line scripting and utilities
Trick 9: Spying on the console
Trick 10: Random system information collection

Read more »

Tags: linux