Category Archives: Tips/Code Snippets

Creating a DEB package for Oracle Java

Linux based operating systems comes by default with Open JDK installations. Often it is necessary for various developmental needs to install the Oracle Java. Oracle only supplies two installations of Java for Linux based operating systems – a rpm and … Continue reading

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Nokia Asha 310 – Sync Contacts With Google Contacts using SyncML

Today I swapped my aging 4 year old Nokia 5800 Xpress Music with Nokia Asha 310 (Dual SIM with WiFI) from a local mobile store. The phone after the swap cost me Rs 3600/-. From last more than 8 months … Continue reading

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Enable Apache mod_rewrite module on OpenSuSE

OpenSuSE has mod_rewrite installed, but it is not loaded by default. Check if mod_rewrite is actually loaded by default or not: # grep “^APACHE_MODULES” /etc/sysconfig/apache2 APACHE_MODULES=”actions alias auth_basic authn_file authz_host authz_groupfile authz_default authz_user autoindex cgi dir env expires include log_config … Continue reading

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Locale Problems in Debian and Ubuntu

Recently I have been facing some issues with locales in Debian and Ubuntu based Xen based virtual servers. These typically appear while running the man command and apt-get or dpkg commands.

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OpenSolaris – Desktop Experience – Part 1

Installation Few days back I installed OpenSolaris 2008.11 on my aging IBM R50e Thinkpad. My previous experience with OpenSolaris Solaris Express builds were not that great from desktop point of view. Primary problem being no support for the Intel Pro … Continue reading

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