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June 2, 2008

Drupal Links

Filed under: drupal — Tags: — egoleo @ 10:05 am

Drupal is a very powerful content management system (CMS). But it can be very confusing and fustrating to start with and get documentations.
I have been working on some drupal projects for the past 2 weeks. And i have really come a long way getting some documentation links on Drupal. So i have decided not to allow people also go through by parcelling all the documentation links i came across on the web and also got through the IRC.

And i will be updating each time somthing new comes up 🙂

For Drupal Clean URLS
http://drupal.org/node/15365

Flash Video in Drupal 5: A complete multimedia tutorial
http://www.travistidwell.com/flashvideo

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How to zip files on linux

Filed under: linux — Tags: , , — egoleo @ 9:55 am

Ziping files on linux using shell is one of the most easy things to do
but today i got a bit confused when a friend asked me how to zip a file with
a different name.
example : normally i zip with the source and target name all been same.

zip -r foobar foobar

which will result in

foobar.zip

but what my friend wanted was having a different name for the result.

So i had to jump straight to the linux channel on IRC. below is what i learnt from there.

zip -r foo.zip bar

which results in foo.zip

what abt unziping too

unzip foo.zip

but what about unziping to have different name .

unzip foo.zip && mv foo bar

Howto enable wireless on ACER 4520 on Ubuntu Hardy

Filed under: Acer, Ubuntu — Tags: , , , — egoleo @ 7:13 am

Just today i had all my configurations for my wifi card which is
Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01) wiped of after a Hardy upgrade. So below i fixed it. But i used it also for the first time when installing Hardy fresh.

1. Open you terminal

2. Get this version of madwifi:

wget -c http://snapshots.madwifi.org/special/madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-r3698-20080604.tar.gz

3. Untar the downloaded package:

tar xvf madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007.tar.gz

4. Get inside the unpacked directory:

cd madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007

5. If you haven’t compiled anything from source before on your linux then you propably need the build essential package:

sudo apt-get update && sudo aptitude install build-essential

6. Now you can build your madwifi and install the modules:
make

sudo make install
sudo modprobe ath_pci
sudo modprobe wlan_scan_sta

The last 2 commands can cause some complications on some systems. If they do check your System >> Administration >> Restricted Drivers Manager and disable atheros here. Then try again.

7. Now restart your computer and you should be able to see any aviable networks in your Network Manager.

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