lunedì 24 gennaio 2011

Debian on iMac G3 PPC

I installed Debian squeeze in an old iMac G3 and it rocks!
It was a standard Debian PPC installation, the only difficult thing was to configure Xorg.
I was luky enough to find some xorg.conf on the web, from people with my same problems and I made a collage from two of them.
With the following file I have 1024x768 resolution, 24 bit colors and the rigth keyboardmap.

domenica 16 gennaio 2011

AltGr on Debian iBookG4

I'm tired to press fn, press Alt and then release fn to have an AltGr like key.
For that reason I have added this line to my .xmodmaprc file:

lunedì 10 gennaio 2011


In the last days I played a lot with my wmiirc file, and now I think it's done.

  • xmodmap autostart (line 3).
  • Navigation keys (lines 8 to 12).
  • Theme (lines 15 to 18).
  • Status bar with volume, CPU, RAM, swap, battery, time (lines 39 to 46).
  • Keybindings (lines 130, 140 and from 158 to 167). Note the last one wich opens a custom menu called powerlist used to halt/reboot/sleep/hibernate the machine.
  • Actionlist menù does not show anymore some custom script inside .wmii directory (lines 239 to 243). Those are scripts to halt/reboot/etc and are called with powerlist.
  • Powerlist menù, shows only some file inside .wmii directory (lines 245 to 248).

giovedì 6 gennaio 2011

Arduino on Debian PPC

If you want to program Arduino boards in Debian PPC systems you should use arduino-core package, because the arduino package for PPC architecture is broken.
arduino-core is console based, and uses a Makefile to talk to arduino.
Here are the steps you have to follow to use it:

sabato 1 gennaio 2011

Allarme! v0.1

A python alarm for my iBookG4.
It will be useful when I'll leave the desk of the public library looking for a cup of coffee.
It works on my Debian setup and probably will NOT work on your system without modifications.