Month: July 2007

DMCA = Datenschutzgesetz?

Today i stumbled across something odd. A search engine query was censored by the german google search notifying that an entry was removed due to the DMCA (Digital Milennium Copyright Act) which was translated as Datenschutzgesetz. This term actually states a data privacy law not a a copyright law Note to self: If you censor …

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CUPS vs. CUPS

Today i took some time to upgrade and enhance our student printing functionalities. As i checked the usual printer queues i noticed that cups was suddenly listing a lot of new printers that were not even on our network. Tracing the error lead to a Mac book on the student network that was running a …

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Skype released for n800

Skype has been finally released for the Nokia N800 Internet Tablet. It has been running pretty stable so far and thus will add another commuication base to the n800. A roadtest can be found on the skype homepage. Download skype for the n800 here. Updating to the new nokia firmware is quite annoying because all …

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Ubuntu howto: 3D support on nvidia GeForce 8xxx cards

Get the current linux-nvidia drivers from nvidia.com Instal build-essentia, xserver-xorg-dev, linux-headers-‘insert your kernel version here sudo apt-get install build-essential xserver-xorg-dev linux-headers-2.6.x Stop your x.org server sudo /etc/init.d/./gdm stop In /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common, add nv to DISABLED_MODULES=”” Run the installation script you got from nvidia, it should take you through the installation process. When asked if you want …

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