Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Create a chibi Tux penguin with Inkscape

Inkscape is n Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.

You can find it here Inkscape
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Arch Linux on a Toshiba Satellite A100-784
What was tested

Sound: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller

install alsa-lib alsa-utils and run alsaconf

Wireless: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection

Intel 3945abg is fully supported on Linux

Either install ipw3945 and add ipw3945 to your module array in /etc/rc.conf and ipw3945d to your daemon array in rc.conf before the network daemon

Or install iwlwifi and iwlwifi-3945-ucode, then add iwl3945 in the module array in /etc/rc.conf

wireless switch:

Ethernet: Intel Corporation PRO/100 VE Network Connection

works out of the box


I used the omnibook module. In order to obtain it add the following server to your /etc/pacman.conf


Server =

Do a pacman -Sy and then pacman -S yaourt

after it finishes you can install the module using the command yaourt omnibook and choosing the omnibook-svn version

add the omnibook module in the module array in /etc/rc.conf and the following entry in /etc/modprobe.conf

option omnibook ectype=14

touchpad: Synaptics Touchpad

lcd screen brightness:

add the video module to your /etc/rc.conf

you can decrease or increase the brightness by echoing values to /proc/acpi/video/VGA/LCD/brightness ex. echo 10 > /proc/acpi/video/VGA/LCD/brightness

headphone jack:

fn keys:
Some functionality, video module needed for some of them to work

Multimedia keys:
not working (to my knowledge)

Sound dial:

optical drive: Matsushita UJDA770

What was not tested

microphone jack
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Δημιουργία και αρχικές ρυθμίσεις του ιστόλογου