Soooo it now seems as though my mirrors aren't working on my linux.
I read this thread that advises I delete my mirror list and then repopulate it, but I don’t know how to do that. I don’t even want to meddle with it because I’m afraid I’ll fuck everything up. My understanding of Linux is zero to none. I might as well be looking at my computer screen through a tiny peephole.
I completely regret agreeing to have my ex put linux on my laptop. I’m addicted to it, but I can’t manage it. This is exactly why I was hesitant to get linux in the first place. I KNEW this would happen.
If anyone knows how they could possibly help me, please send me a message.
(I’m having the same problem as this guy: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=712829)
Apple Ipod touch 4g on linux
So i was thinking of writing this post for a long time now. I was earlier thinking of putting it at livejournal, but now i think i will post it here. I have found many interesting blogs on programming and linux here, i just hope this helps someone.
A few months back i bought an apple ipod 4g. Now the problem here was this, that the ipod requires itunes in order to transfer songs, video and pictures. At that time i had slackware installed on my laptop and i had windows xp on the desktop i had at home. Since i had to leave for delhi, so i used windows then to sync music and videos, but i needed a way to do the same in linux.
After some googling and thanks to the people at the Slackware forum on linuxquestions.org i was finally able to find a way to connect my ipod to the system. There is still problems in syncing the ipod, but now i can connect my ipod to the linux system and access the file system, copy pictures, music and video from the ipod on my system. But still no way to sync the ipod. I have not tried jail breaking, but i don’t think that will help much. Anyway you can always try.
So first of all take a look here http://www.libimobiledevice.org/. We will be using packages provided by them for this.
The packages i used were
So if you are using Slackware you can download these packages and then use src2pkg or simply use sbopkg to make these packages. I have used both and they are working.
If using Arch Linux like i am using now, you can simply use pacman to install these packagaes.
After installing these packages do create the usbmux user with
“useradd -u 233 -g plugdev -d /dev/null -s /bin/false usbmux”
After this create a mount point for the ipod.
Then as root type
Now to mount the ipod type
Now you can access the filesytem at ~/ipod. To unmount the ipod type
Do remember that for each session of accessing the ipod, you must first type “usbmuxd” as root. If you don’t you may get an error message saying no device found. I faced similar problems and thanks to the Slackware group at linuxquestions.org i was able to solve it.
I posted my problem at both linuxquestions.org and ubuntu forums. You can look the posts here
I hope this helps someone. If anyone reading this knows a way to sync the ipod touch 4g on linux do let me know.
A DNS-related rant.
It’s annoying when I see blogs with their URLs ending in a hyphen (e.g. “foobar-.tumblr.com”), since some DNS resolving programmes cannot translate these into IP addresses.
Here is an example on Arch Linux:
[nicole@sol ~]$ host youwillgiveuponme-.tumblr.com
host: convert UTF-8 textname to IDN encoding: prohibited character found
The same error does not occur on Windows. I haven’t looked into the issue on my Arch install much, but if by some chance somebody with a solution reads this: Please do save me the trouble and message me. :D
After successfully updating everything, my Gnome Shell theme decides to magically change on its own.
I really wish I knew how to use this stupid operating system. Just when I get happy about figuring something out, some other shit hits the fan.
This theme’s font is obscenely large and retarded. I want to murder someone.
I haven’t blogged anything in a while. However, I think it was worth it. During the past 16 days, I’ve been working on a project aimed predominantly for the Serbian Internet users. It’s an anonymous message board system called AnonyBBS. It’s currently deployed on test.381chan.org where early adopters are testing it.
Good News and Bad News
This Thanks Giving break I have found time in my busy schedule to work on my server. I have been taken away from this project and my other blog here on tumblr http://csmajor.tumblr.com/ because of my busy school schedule (kind of ironic). Anyway, I decided that I wanted to put Arch Linux on my server instead of Windows. I forgot that the only copy of my website’s HTML was on my server (very dumb). So I basically lost my website. I guess it’s not that big of a deal because I plan to use my server for some thing else. Although, I will try to find some of my HTML from the site and rebuild it. Then on this new site I will create a sub-section for my Shoot’em Up game. The site will be for me to host files like school work, and other files that I don’t mind the public having access to. I would just make an FTP server but for others to access it’s easier just to make it a web server. So, that’s my plan. Who knows when I will post here again, but thanks for reading.