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Moblin 2.0 for Netbook

Moblin 不動聲色,突然發表了使用新設計介面的 Moblin 2.0 Beta for Netbook。這個柔合了 Nokia Maemo 和 OLPC Sugar 的介面頗酷,確實令人眼前一亮。

Moblin 原本主要針對 MID 而設,但見 Netbook 大熱,2.0 也分一杯羮。這次展示的 UI 就是針對 Netbook。第一個畫面是所謂 m_zone 的介面,左邊顯示重要日程、To-Do-list 和常用軟件,右邊分兩區以 thumbnail 顯示多個最近存取的網站、圖片、影片和 Twitter 等 Microblog 訊息。頂部面板則用來顯示時間、電量、連線等狀態和主要工具。主要工具包括可以即時改變 Twitter 等 Microblog 狀態通訊錄瀏覽器多媒體管理程式剪貼薄應用程式列表切換應用程式。通訊錄、瀏覽器、多媒體管理程式、剪貼薄和應用程式列表都主要用 incrememtal 搜尋方式找需要的朋友、網頁、圖片、影片和應用程式。通訊錄功能頗似 Maemo,其實如果一般桌面都可以這樣做也不錯。瀏覽器兼具類似 Firefox Awesome bar 的 automagic bar,亦可以用 thumbnail 切換不同分頁。切換軟件方面,用 zone 取替了傳統 X Window 的 workspace。各視窗可以方在不同的 zone, 當一個 zone 沒有任何視窗就會自動消失,將一個視窗移至最右邊又會自動產生一個新 zone 存放新視窗。在各 zone 間切換和移動視窗的介窗,很似令人引頸以待的 Gnome Shell。

據說這個 beta 版還很 buggy, 但新介面確實令人感興趣。對一般桌面可能略少了彈性,但對細螢幕的 netbook 或 MID 似乎頗適合。如 Jim Zemlin 所說,Moblin 這個 UI 設計是專研了一般使用者使用 Netbook 的習慣,而不是把桌面搬上 Netbook。並非完美但有很多值得借鏡的地方。

不過針對 Netbook, 還是使用 Firefox 較適合。Moblin 自家的輕量 browser, 對 MID 使用者還可。始終 netbook 用戶是期週一些全功能的應用程式。

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在 EeePC 加入速成輸入法

早一陣子有朋友買了部 EeePC 901 回來,因為不慣用速成,但 eeepc 又無 速成輸入法,問我點搞。我都知 lazyeeepc 亦可以加速成輸入法,但因為朋友不想加 lazyeeepc, 所我就手動搞搞佢。

注意: 本文已放上 OSWikiHK, 請到 在 EeePC 加輸入法 一文看最新最完整的版本。

EeePC 900/900A/901 使用 gcin 作為輸入法引擎。雖然預設只有幾個輸入法,但其實 gcin 提供了很多其他輸入法 (包括速成) ,只是沒有開啟罷了 (可能華碩怕太多輸入法選擇會很亂)。要開啟這些隱藏了的輸入法,需要手動改變設定。

先 Ctrl-Alt-T 開啟終端機 (Terminal), 在 /home/user> 提示符下輸入以下命令檢查您的 EeePC 使用的輸入法引擎是否 gcin:

echo $XMODIFIERS

如果顯示 @im=scim,您的 EeePC 應該仍是舊版 (700/701) ,還使用 scim 。您應該跟 SCIM一節的方法在 SCIM 安裝速成等輸入法或在終端機打 sudo apt-get autoremove scim; sudo apt-get install gcin gcin-qt3-immodule 安裝 gcin 取代 scim 。

如果顯示的是 @im=gcin,則表示您確實是 gcin ,可以按以下指示安裝速成等輸入法。先在終端機打以下命令把系統預設的 gcin 輸入法清單複製至目錄 ~/.gcin 中:

cp /usr/share/gcin/table/gtab.list ~/.gcin/gtab.list

輸入以下指令用文字編輯器 Kate 開啟 ~/.gcin/gtab.list:

kate ~/.gcin/gtab.list

並把檔案編輯成以下:

繁體倉頡 1 cj.gtab cj.png
繁體簡易 2 simplex.gtab simplex.png
繁體注音 3 - juyin.png
繁體詞音 6 - tsin.png
繁體大易 7 dayi3.gtab dayi3.png
簡體五筆 8 wubi.gtab wubi.png
簡體拼音 5 pinyin.gtab pinyin.png
#內碼 0 - intcode.png
#倉頡五代 2 cj5.gtab cj5.png
#標點倉頡 4 cj-punc.gtab cj-punc.png
#繁體行列 8 ar30.gtab ar30.png
#日本式 =  kana-nippon.gtab kana-nippon.png
#Greek ` greek.gtab greek.png
#拉丁字母 [ latin-letters.gtab latin-letters.png
#帶調粵拼 ] jyutping.gtab jyutping.png

重點在於增加了第二行,令 gcin 有 簡易 (即是速成輸入法) 可以選。您亦可以刪除上文字一些輸入法前的井號 (#) 啟用該隱藏了的輸入法。儲存後, 將 gtab.list 複製至幾個語系 (locale):

cd ~/.gcin
cp gtab.list gtab_en.list
cp gtab.list gtab_tw.list
cp gtab.list gtab_cn.list

完成後,先關閉了所有正在運行中的軟件,然後按 Ctrl-Alt-Backspace 重新啟動 X-Window (會中止所有執行中的 X-Window 程式) 就可以正常使用速成輸入法了。

其他 gcin 設定可以打 gcin-setup 跑 gcin 個設定程式。

您亦可以到 /usr/share/gcin/table 找到其他 eeepc 個 gcin 無用到既輸入法檔 (*.gtab) 可同樣用以上方法加入。


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Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!

Happy New Year!!!!!!


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Merry X’mas and happy hacking!!!!

Xmas with computer


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契孫女

契女

契女


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腸胃、麼地道行人隧道

上週三開始腸胃痛,搞了差不多一個多星期。少有地請了幾次病假,取消了兩個朋友的約會,看了兩次醫生。自問一向少有腸胃問題,這次確實令我畢生難忘。日間痛得做不了任何事,夜裡痛得睡不了,白白浪費了不少時間。還好,近一、兩稍有好轉。

昨天回理大時,撘錯了車 (生病期間自動心神彷忽) 。結果要中途下車轉撘地鐵到尖沙咀。往日我一般都會選擇在佐敦站下車,因為距離理大較近。這次因為知道麼地道行人隧道最近剛剛落成,想看一看由尖沙咀下車路程會不會短些。如過多了個行人隧道確實快了點,但仍不及佐敦站近。

行人隧道尾部出口在香格里拉酒店附近,南面就是未來的東鐵尖沙咀站。長度和地鐵中環站到香港站差不多,方便程度和我心目中還有點距離。


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中港台的希臘名字

因為奧運開幕時,各國運動員是根據國家名字在希臘文的次序來進場館,令我留意中港台的希臘名字:

  • 中國人民共和國 - Λαϊκή Δημοκρατία Κίνας
  • 中華台北 - Κινεζική Ταιπέι
  • 香港 - Χόνγκ Κόνγκ

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Blogging again

Indeed, I never expect someone will care on these site. However, I still got few ICQ messages or met some people in HKLUG activities that mention I haven’t update my site for long time. Sure, I never talk serious of it. But while I start to heavy (we)blogger recently (Yup, it also meant I’m moody recently), I think I need to mention it here. ^_*

P.S. Already move to blog.xychen.org. ;-P


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Stench of dung

You can believe how horrible in these few days in my zhuhai office. They are fertilizing and the horrible organic muck ……. ! The smell spead in our office even we are on the 5th floor! It smell like we are dropped into the hell of dung. >_<


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Oracle 9i and RedHat 7.1

Damn Oracle 9i and Redhat 7.1, spent me a whole week to install it. Ok.. here is some note:

  1. Install the package compat-glibc in disk2 of 7.1
  2. Follow the procdure of Oracle install guide to create account oracle and set those env variable.
  3. enter the account oracle and “. /usr/i386-glibc21-linux/bin/i386-glibc21-linux-env.sh’
  4. run the ./runInstaller of oracle to install 9i
  5. It will complain you for fail to make sth (my case is PL/SQL)
  6. It’s because it fail to compile libclntsh.so.90 and libclntsh9.a. And all remain tools need it. You can check your install/make.log to confirm it…
  7. You will find that the linker fail to find the symbol __cmpdi2 when it compile libclntsh. This creature is defined in libgcc.a
  8. edit file bin/genclntsh, add “-lgcc” on the line SYSLIBS and “-L/usr/i386-glibc21-linux/lib/gcc-lib/i386-redhat-linux/2.9″ on the line LD
  9. type “bin/genclntsh”, if success, you can see the libclntsh* under directory lib
  10. go back to X and press the “retry” button
  • http://sources.redhat.com/ml/binutils/2001-06/msg00753.html
  • http://www.orafaq.com/msgboard/unix/messages/445.htm
  • http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/pubarchive/plug/2001-May/008064.html

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ShenZhen

I have just back from Shen Zhen. Start from this week, I shall be in Shen Zhen every tuesday and wednesday. I can’t denied that going to Shen Zhen is pretty tried. But as I have said before, I should not be beaten down by myself again.

P.S. Oh! Today is 627. Time go so fast!


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Schoolmate!?

Wow!! Carrie just told me that she is my schoolmate in secondary school. It really amazing! She just lower then me for one year. Because that she have transferred to another secondary school after F.2, I do not know her at that time. Wow!!! Interesting!!!

It is not a big deal that u find some schoolmate of ur secondary or primary school. And most of the time, coz of everybody growing up, it is hard to have a close friendship with them. But when a buddy (she is one of the best friends I got in the last job and we have work overnight for many times together even in different department) told u that she was ur schoolmate suddently, she got some same friends as u (I have repeat the F.5, so some of her friends were also my old classmate), her husband was also ur schoolmate. If she have not transfer to another school. If I have look clear when she show me her wedding photo. We should know that earlier.

She know that because she had a date with her friend, also my old classmatel, on last sunday. Before that we have a meal on sat and I give her my name card. She put my name card on the table during the date with her friend. Then one of my old classmate saw it and shout who know Roy Chan! Ho… The feeling is really very interesting ) As what mcmug always say, “The feeling is really good!” (感覺真好!)


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素黑

這是兩則素黑 (我的舊同事) 的訪問:


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mosquito

Ok.. finally, I find how it is so horrible to live in a lower floor… Umm.. I’m not easy to attract mosquito in past.. but don’t know my. My be I have move to 5/F.. may be I didn’t open a fan (ok.. I should install an air condition) Ok.. I really can’t sleep this night…


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ON 之神

係.. 丫! 我最近轉左工! 返呢份工前.. 好邪咁講左句:有我既地方就一定會通頂.. ! 點知..返工第一日 (星期一) .. AE 就首次要通頂 …。邪呢!

返工第二日就要出 trip… 現在我係上海….


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Bus to Central

Hi, every body! I have gone to Central (where my new office will be) today (or better say yesterday?). Anyway, it force me to find a way to go between Tin Shui Wai and Central. Great, I found it quicky and it seem faster than go to Whampoa (Coz it needn’t to shop around Yuen Long).

However, it spent me long time to find the bus stop back to TSW at night. While I search the Bus number around those bus stops. One told me the bus stop is there. And another one told me the bus won’t stop there. I had missed 2 bus before I hack back the bus stop. Anyway, at least I found there is an overnight bus can take me back to TSW even after 1:00am.


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I’m back!!!!

Yahoo!!!!!! Now is 2:29am. I finally got the time and mood to re-setup my IP Masq Box. Now, I can online at home (Tin Shui Wai). Ok, coz the power supply of my MediaGX box (The box I use as IP Masq and Server) seems die after came to Tin Shui Wai, I need plug it’s HD to my old P5 200MMX box (which I use to run windoze) and use it as the IP Masq Box. Yes.. it not a difficult task. But I’m really busy and not much mood to do it until now.

Long time haven’t be online so night. The first thing I notice is that someone is missing. (ok, I know the reason.. How can you expect a person be online so night while (s)he need to back to central before 8:30am every day.


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Panadol

I have just gone out to buy Panadol. (Coz I have an headaches) I seldom take Panadol in past. But I have taken 8 tablets in one day this year. Ok… I know it is not good so I stop it before I take the ninth.


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New Home

搬左去新屋差不多成個禮拜,交通尚算 ok。因為我主要都係屋企同公司穿梭,而屋企附近有車直去黃埔,無塞車既情況下約一個鐘三個字就返公司,夜晚 (過左十二點) 無乜人上落就九個字左右就返到天水圍。最正係尾班車係 12:50 am ,絕對適合我呢慣常超時友。聽過話去中環仲快 .. 到時睇下點。 (不過我仲未得閒搵夜晚係旺角 (個人經常蒲點) 有乜通宵車返去。

I have moved to Tin Shui Wai for nearly a week. My friends always said it is too far but it still ok to me. There is a bus travel between Tin Shui Wai and Whampoa. It takes about one hour and 15 minutes to my office when there is no jam. After 12:00am, it takes only 45 minutes back to Tin Shui Wai. The most lucky is that the last bus is about 12:50 am, suit for those OT guy like me.

新屋唔係好太咋… 主要原因係我呢個書蟲實在太多書。我已經唔記得我曾經試過幾次企圖讀完本羅素既【為什麼我不是基督徒】但係第二章前停左(我諗我應該買左差不多十年)。呢幾日好少少係我總算將本三、四年前買既烏鴉的困惑 (李逆熵寫既)煲完。

My new home is not big… Ummm.. Or better said I got too much books in my home. How many times I try to finish Bertrand Russell’s “Why I Am Not a Christian” but stop before the 2nd chapter. (I suppose I bought it for nearly 10 years). Anyway, I have finished “The confusing of raren” (by Lee Wai Choi) which I bought about 3-4 years.


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母親節 & 偉 Wedding

今日係母親節 & 阿偉 Wedding (佢話佢 apply 個陣都唔知呢日係母親節喎 )… 母親節要做既野自然會做 (係度講仲係覺得有點做作…) For Wai…. Thanks you be my good listeners during this half year!! 祝永結同心 ^^;


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