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Hattrick Organizer on Gutsy

Posted by thio4linux on November 9, 2007

HO 1.397, new version for the 34th hattrick’s season

yesterday was upload on the HO site the new version compatible with the changes of the new season. Download from here.

Then unzip the file and put it wherever you want.

Look at the properties of the file in the new folder and  select executable.

Now you only have to start the new HO version from shell:

cd path/HO_1397 (subs path with the path where you have saved the folder)

have fun!!!


Posted in Apps, Gutsy, hattrick | 6 Comments »

my Desk on Gutsy

Posted by thio4linux on November 8, 2007

kdm: download from here:


ksplash: download from here:


and my desk:


Posted in Apps, Conky, dock, Gutsy, kdm, ksplash | 6 Comments »

Conky on my Gutsy

Posted by thio4linux on November 2, 2007

…a light weight system monitor!!!

Conky is a system monitor that run on your desktop or on in a windows like every other program. Maybe you know karamba that is a very good app but conky is very light and easily configurable.

Download Conky from the repo: (sudo apt-get install Conky) or look at the procedure from the official site:

Then put the configuration file in your home:
sudo zcat /usr/share/doc/conky-1.4.0-r1/conkyrc.sample.gz ~/.conkyrc(subs 1.4.0-r1 with your version).

Now look at the variable page on this site:
and at the setting file here:

Now you can configure your Conky with the config file: kate ~/.conkyrc
I’ve found a problem with the desktop icons when conky referehses. If you have the same problem modify .conkyrc in this way:
own_window 1
own_window_type override
own_window_transparent 1

this my conky:


my conkyrc: .conky.odt
(dowload the file and rename it .conkyrc… then put it on your home and lauch conky)

Posted in Apps, Conky, Gutsy, kde | 6 Comments »

AWN on Gutsy

Posted by thio4linux on October 31, 2007

how i’ve installed AWN on my kubuntu gutsy

fisrt off all edit the sources list:

sudo kate /etc/apt/sources.list

and add this lines:

deb gutsy freeverse

then you can install your AWN bar from synaptic (or adept) by installing this 3 packets:

sudo apt-get install awn-core-applets awn-manager avant-window-navigator 

then start your bar: avant-window-navigator 

if you have any problem, launch the dock from shell and look at the error. Probably it must be for some dependences so type: sudo apt-get install -f   for checkin the dependences unsatisfied or install the packets that you haven’t from synaptic…

Posted in AWN, dock, Graphics, Gutsy | 4 Comments »

KDM and Splash Screen on Gutsy

Posted by thio4linux on October 28, 2007

How to personalize your KDE Desktop!

This is a tutorial to create your kdm and Splash Screen theme: you can find all that you have to modify or create.


First off all look at the kdmrc file: kate /etc/kdX/kdmrc (subs X with the version of kde), and make sure that in the [X-*-Greeter] section there’s the line UseTheme=true.

Now you can find the installed KDM theme here: /usr/share/apps/kdm/themes
Than look in the folder of the installed themes, where you can find a .xml file, which is the file with the configuration option of the kdm screen. You can modify there the color, dimension and position of fonts and images of your kdm.
Then take a look of the images and change them with your prefer ones.


KDE saves your downloaded ksplash screen in: /home/thio/.kde/share/apps/ksplash/Themes
There you can modify all that you want with your prefer images. You also find a .rc file that is the file of the configuration.

You can also download a lot of kdm & splash screen from the section of kde-look.

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Ubuntu HTML editor – QUANTA PLUS

Posted by thio4linux on October 23, 2007

I think this is the best html visual editor i’ve found in linux. Available in the official Repository:

sudo apt-get install to download it………

quanta view

The official site of the project is

Posted in Apps, develop, Gutsy | 10 Comments »

Gutsy on my Packard Bell EASYNOTE MX

Posted by thio4linux on October 23, 2007

I’ve already installed Gutsy on my Laptop, this is my lspci:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 02)
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)
03:07.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)

WIRELESS: intel3945: it runs without problem with the Restricted Drive

VIDEO: intel 945: no problem whit resolution and video settings. it runs perfectly in Gutsy.

AUDIO: intel HDA: run but only after alsa configuration: look here for a manual. (Downaload the last alsa version).

TOUCHPAD SYNAPTIC: no problem. If you want a perfect configuration look here.
USB: noone problems.

Posted in Gutsy, Laptop | 3 Comments »

News in Gutsy

Posted by thio4linux on October 21, 2007

This is my second day in Gutsy and we’re talkin about the best operative system have ever done (almost for me :-P).

The difference between the last version (Feisty) aren’t a lot but everyone is very useful.  Now the administration by root is easier and faster with the menu of Dolphin and also you open a terminal wherever you want into a dolphin window.

Compiz is included in the official repo so a lot of compatibility and settings problem are solve.

The possibility of customization are more than in Feisty version (take for example a look of the panel bar menu).

Download Gutsy!!!!!!!!!!!

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Gutsy Partitions – file fstab

Posted by thio4linux on October 20, 2007

how to install Gutsy in a better way…

i think that the best way to install Gutsy is to create 3 partitions on your hd: the first for the Root, the second for the home e and the last for a store, that you can intend like a storage in which you can save your songs, film or whatever you want.

When you install Gutsy you have to choose how to split your storage area (at the point 4 of 6 of the installation). Choose the manual partitioning and then:

if you have already installed on your pc a Windows system, this must be put in the first part of the hd because win doesn’t start if it isn’t there. The second area you have to create is a Root and swap areas. According to me a good way to divide your hd is giving 10GB for the root area and for the swap choose 1,5 * your RAM memory (for example: 1 GB of ram -> 1.5GB swap) and put it into the last partition.

Then you have to create the /home partition and the store area: in the end you must obtain something like this (take a look of the mount point):

1- Win

2- Root ——> mount point: /

3- Store ——> mount point: /dev/sdaX (substitute X with a number that isn’t already in use for the other mount point).

4- Home —–> mp: /home

5- Swap —–> mp: —

The extension for the first 4 area is ext3 and logical. For the swap select swap from the menu (and then you can’t select a mp).

Then you control that everything is ok lookin’ at the fstab file in /etc/fstab. This is my fstab:

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0

UUID=d779c09a-87f6-4e6d-b943-49bae847dacd / ext3 nouser,defaults,errors=remount-ro,atime,auto,rw,dev,exec,suid 0 1

UUID=4d4e9cc5-3c6c-4847-a3d7-07aa0c1631e1 /home ext3 nouser,defaults,atime,auto,rw,dev,exec,suid 0 2

UUID=F0C41425C413EC9A /media/sda1 ntfs defaults,umask=007,uid=0,gid=46,auto,rw,nouser 0 1

/dev/sda8 /dev/sda4 ext3
nouser,atime,auto,rw,dev,exec,suid 0 0

UUID=967f052c-83cb-4c9b-aba5-461c28da1291 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,atime,noauto,rw,dev,exec,suid 0 0

UUID=e44d8a1c-2fa0-40cf-9c4c-ecaa23323c14 /media/sda8 auto nouser,atime,auto,rw,nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0

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Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon – Alternate or Desktop?

Posted by thio4linux on October 18, 2007

finally the new Ubuntu but….. which version???

this is the day of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon, the new linux desktop environment. Yuo can choose beetween two version: Desktop and alternate. The same operating system but different way to install and configure it.

The first difference is that the Desktop version is a live cd version, so you can try your new OS without install it. For this reason this version requires at least 256 MB of RAM memory, necessary to include all the OS.

The other one istea, the Alternate, doesn’t implement this functionality and so requires only 192 MB of RAM. If you have an old or low-spec computer, using a lightweight desktop system such as Xubuntu is recommended, as it should make more efficient use of your system’s resources.
If you choose the Alternate version while you are installing the system you have to set manually some file like xorg.conf so you have to know carefully your system and linux…….

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