Saturday, October 10, 2009

Linux Slackware .config file for HP/Compaq nc6230

I do have the linux 2.6.27.x .config (Basic) file for the HP/Compaq nc6230 which supports almost all the functionality of this laptop.

If you would like to have this file, dont hesitate to drop a comment.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Financial application - gnucash on slackware

Yes. It's really challenging to install the gnucash under slackware. For this financial application to work under slackware, the fastest and direct method will be install the dropline gnome. Have no idea what to install? Just download and install the full package of dropline.

It's been five years i used gnucash to manage my finance. I found it very useful especially use it together with my nokia application, jabplite. I use jabplite for keep tracking the expenses daily and then update gnucash entries weekly.

So what you would do - go gooogle then, install dropline, gnucah and get a nokia series60 phone. :)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Slackware and Photography #4 : exiftool

For viewing and editing the exif data for the images, i use exiftool. This tool is so powerful that you can create and manipulate the exif data contains in an image.

Viewing the info....

Editing and Copying... the thing i love to do is, i create a very lousy script to make exiftool to delete all the exif info and copy the info that i want to exif:usercomment.For more information please check the man page.

Nothing fancy... just utilize what's good for me.. of course, the credit goes to the author.. well done.. thank you. :)

if you have any questions, dont hesitate to comment.. ;)

Friday, April 10, 2009

Slackware and Photography #3 : Kstars & Astrophotography

Kstars, a wonderful program comes with Slackware KDE package. I love this program and use it for my astrophotograhy session to locate the stars i wanted to shoot.

Main window...

Customizable geographic location...

Function for connecting to a telescope...

My favorite info: what's up tonight~

Samples taken from the session...

if you have any questions, dont hesitate to comment.. ;)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Slackware and Photography #2 : Gqview and GIMP

For viewing and editing the photos, i use Gqview for viewing while Gimp for the editing. I use the Gimp for resizing my images and that's all about it.

Gqview for viewing...

Gimp for resizing image...

Reading the histogram using Gimp...

if you have any questions, dont hesitate to comment.. ;)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Slackware and Photography #1 : Slackware and KphotoAlbum

When i started to learn photo shooting, i was once stuck in the middle where i have some problem to manage my photos under slackware.

How am i gonna manage such a big amount photos? My shutter count reached 8k+ in about 3 months. I dumped all the image files into my harddisk and because they were so messy and i have no choice to delete about 2k+ of them which initially i preferred to keep them all since those are part of my learning process...

How am i gonna do batch rename? Using a customized script? But well, which are under which category? Due to all these issues, i started to source/'google' to find a suitable application running under linux for these purposes.

Finally, I've found KPhotoAlbum which's nice and meet my requirements. Installing it under slackware 12.x considers very simply. :)

Below are the functions which i used most...

Main window...

Maintenance pop-up...

Plugin pop-up...

Export functions...

Batch processing functions...

The summary of the features...

if you have any questions, dont hesitate to comment.. ;)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

About My Slackware Journey

While having a tight budget on buying a windows OS for my computers, I got an advice from my unix lecture, Mr Lynch,who recommended me to give linux OS a try back in 1998 Spring. I was then failing in love on how wonderful this OS is and until now, at home I use slackware, slackware, slackware and slackware. The amazing slackware linux is the one I love since day one.

Why slackware? Slackware was not so user-friendly at the beginning. What I mean is the first slackware 3.1.0 installed in my computer in 1998. And that’s what exactly I love about it. Without the user-friendly interface, you will learn more from it and aware of what’s really happening.

This blog will cover about slackware, my slackware linux journey. Most of the topic that I’ll cover here will be the 3rd party applications running under slackware which I use daily.

Do feel free to comment and don’t hesitate to try my skills under slackware. If I cant answer your question, I will google... (hahaha) and then integrate/consolidate the information and blog about it … :)

Happy slackwaring… :)

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