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GNU/Linux HSDPA (3.5G) 上網!?

早一陣子,有人問我 GNU/Linux 可不可以 HSDRA (3.5G) 上網。現在香港 HSDPA 計畫都頗貴,我沒有錢使用,所以亦答不到。不過研究一下亦無況。

Google 搜索一下,Tuxmobil 有一專頁收集了有過 GNU/Linux 3G 上網的資料。似乎上 Smartone-Vodafone 最新那個 HSDPA USB stick 有 GNU/Linux 驅動器,有 Debian、Fedora 8 和 OpenSuSE 10.3 等 distro 的套件預備。但見討論區有不少人投訴驅動器有問題。

有機會要找個有 Smartone-Vodafone USB stick 的朋友備來試試。


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加快 Notebook 啟動 Ubuntu 速度: 取消開機自動啟動網絡

老方法,不過好像一直沒有記下來。

在 Notebook 啟動 Ubuntu 一般都會很慢。因為 Ubuntu 的圖像開機畫面令人看不到那裡出現問題。按 Alt-Ctrl-F8 就可以發現原兇。問題在於 Notebook 多會使用無線網絡,而開機時一般都還未連上無線網絡或插上網線。而和一般 GNU/Linux 一樣, Ubuntu 開機會自動啟動網絡。當 /etc/init.d/networking 未能找到網絡,自動需要等 timeout 才宣告啟動網絡失敗和繼續下一步。這一下 timeout 要浪廢十多二十秒的時間。

反正現時的網絡連接都交由 Network Manager 管理,我何大可以 rm /etc/rcS.d/S40networking 以取消開機自動啟動網絡,侍登入帳戶後, Network Manager 自動會動連幫我們連接網絡。


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Next toy!?

When Bunny and many people switch to iBook, I start to consider which will be my next toy. iBook is attractive and MacOS X got many innovative design which is worth to port to Gnome. However, Jobs’ decision to move Mac to Intel really stop me to be the last lamb or first white rats.

Mike Beattie’s blog remind me that TabletPC is another road that FreeDesktop should go. Having a TabletPC sound interesting. Compaq TC series is always the Tablet PC should be in my mind. Detachable keyboard and handy enough. However, it still using celeron. It sounds it already support GNU/Linux slightly well. WirelessLAN, bluetooth, Pen, special key run pretty well. But the suspend mode is still crap and no one have information to make the SD/MMC reader work. BTW, wish they work when I got the money. Before that, I would like to mark the related information down and aware the exists of Tablet Application under GNU/Linux.

Zaurus got another new model SL-C3100, cost about HKD5800, pretty expensive.


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HDD crash!!! sigh…..

It seems that luck never near to me after enter 2004. My notebook HDD just damage last sat and I lost all my data. I’m so lazy and only got a backup of 5 month ago on my old notebook. (X21) I bought a 30GB Fujitsu HDD (I won’t rely on more then 40GB notebook HDD anymore) and rebuilt the whole Debian. For those who always ask me how to make Debian support Chinese, you will got the documentation soon coz I finally need to do it again.


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第十大行星及 LoTR Musical

有留意其他新聞都知終於成功發現第十大行星 Sendra 。和冥王星一樣,Sedra 的軌道並非和其他八行星同一平面。

Sedna 本身是 Inuit (住在加拿大北部,即愛斯基摩人)神話中的女海神,亦掌管動物, 特別是海豹之類。而神話中,海豹、海獅及鯨魚是由 Sedna 的手指變成。

另一樣有趣的是 Lord of The Rings 會被改編成三小時半的音樂劇, 預計將在明天於倫敦公映。原著中有很多詩和短歌,改編成音樂劇也可能不 錯。不過 orkut 有不少人都覺得難以想像如 LoTR 變成意樂劇會變成怎樣, 有人亦不敢想像 Orcs 唱歌的情景。

另外,我在上周六把手上的 notebook ,換了 2.6.4 。


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