Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Defragmenting an Ubuntu File System / Ext3fs?

Not sure what I find more interesting. New York Times being queried and answering an issue involving Linux or that someone would feel compelled to ask about defragmenting a Flash disk.


Bi-Pedal Robot from Boston Dynamics

From the same folks who brought us "BigDog" comes a two legged variety:

Monday, October 19, 2009

Problems with Ubuntu sound? - Try this

Having issues with sound in Ubuntu (Pulse Audio), try this well written guide. Fortunately, most of this guide has been implemented in the latest version of Ubuntu 9.10, so wait it out until then or give this link a read.


Sunday, October 18, 2009

MAME for Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope 9.04

100_4032Just thought I would jot down the steps needed to get Mame up and running on my newly upgraded arcade cabinet.

Get SDLMame Source Code (skip the bin package as that wont be compiled for your specific CPU unless you are running Amd64):

Untar the source into a tmp folder:
tar zxvf sdlmame-source.tar.gz /usr/local/src

Install the following packages for ubuntu:
sudo apt-get install build-essential
sudo apt-get install libsdl-dev
sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev
sudo apt-get install libgconf2-dev

cd /usr/local/src/sdlmame-1xx
Go watch a movie it will take quite a bit of time before it is finished

sudo make install

Monday, October 12, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009