Linux Friendly Vag-com

Posted in Dub on Monday, April 28, 2008 by Yatta

I’ve obtained a REAL vag-com cable… no more second rate testing for me :D. I must say initially I was disappointed that I getting the serial version but it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Vag-com installed seamlessly with wine on my nix box. I was thinking about running it through my windows VM but I continuously get COM errors… so i started searching for ways on how run vag from linux. Pallad at vwvortex had a little write up on HOW-TO Install VAG-COM in Ubuntu Linux using Wine which i decided to follow… after which I was on my way gathering info on my VW in no time.

Woopppie!!!!…. Wubi

Posted in Health, Linux on Sunday, April 27, 2008 by Yatta
All you windows users who wanted to try out linux … but was afraid for your system?? Well here comes Wubi, If you can click a icon you can install one of the three flavours of ubuntu:xubuntu, ubuntu or kubuntu. They are all basically the same except for the fact that they each run a different desktop environment… XFCE, Gnome and KDE respectively.

Grab a ISO of your choice or let wubi download it for you… either way give *buntu a try.

Here is a excerpt from th wubi wiki page:

How does Wubi work?

Wubi
adds an entry to the Windows boot menu which allows you to run Linux.
Ubuntu is installed within a file in the Windows file system
(c:\ubuntu\disks\root.disk), this file is seen by Linux as a real hard
disk.

Mythbuntu…

Posted in Computers & Internet, Linux on Saturday, April 5, 2008 by Yatta

I’ve been using MythTV for a little time now…. I like it. Once you watch TV with a PVR things are never the same. I decided to try out Mythbuntu, not for any apparent reason I just want to see what mythbuntu has to offer.

It took me sometime to install… if it wasn’t one thing it was another :-(. One time I just got a bunch of:

Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block...
Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block...
Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block...

So the mythbuntu CD took FOREVER to load, and yes the CD was good.. I check the MD5SUM and that was good. After that never worked I ended up trying Xubuntu (since mythbuntu uses XFCE4) still no installl, this time different error message though. At one point I was also getting stuck during install :-(. The install would hang at ‘Configuring apt‘… ‘Scanning the mirror‘ step. It just stops at 40%. Trust me this was getting frustrating… I found out the reason for this though.. after like 2hrs of trying various stuff.

It seems like there was something wrong with

I’ve been using MythTV for a little time now…. I like it. Once you watch TV with a PVR things are never the same. I decided to try out Mythbuntu, not for any apparent reason I just want to see what mythbuntu has to offer.

It took me sometime to install… if it wasn’t one thing it was another :-(. One time I just got a bunch of:

Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block...
Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block...
Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block...

So the mythbuntu CD took FOREVER to load, and yes the CD was good.. I check the MD5SUM and that was good. After that never worked I ended up trying Xubuntu (since mythbuntu uses XFCE4) still no installl, this time different error message though. At one point I was also getting stuck during install :-(. The install would hang at ‘Configuring apt‘… ‘Scanning the mirror‘ step. It just stops at 40%. Trust me this was getting frustrating… I found out the reason for this though.. after like 2hrs of trying various stuff.

It seems like there was something wrong with us.archive.ubuntu.com after going into busybox and trying to kill all the wget and sh command that were doing some apt command it ALMOST went back to normal install mode. Like I said though ALMOST.

At the end of the day I just plugged out my rj45 started up the install again and it was smooth sailing.

vdub… sound system

Posted in Dub on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 by Yatta

Yes, I’ve started on the vdub again. This time around I’m FINALLY putting in some new speakers a new head-unit and also a amp. I’m no big audiophile… so the setup may not be that major, but i think when the time comes it shall suffice. So far this is planned setup has the following?

Emminece Alpha-6A
Pioneer DEH-P7800MP  — I Mainly chose this because none of the 2008 models have have the full color OEL display. Since is my radio might as well buy what I want and like 😀Pioneer DEH-P7800MP

Pioneer GM6300F 4-Channel
Pioneer GM6300F 4-Channel

Hopefully by weekend i can get these installed… and not be ashamed of my one speaker Bora.

I’m Still Alive….

Posted in General on Sunday, March 23, 2008 by Yatta

Bwoy, how long has it been since I wrote in this blog??!?!?! Waaaaayyyy to long if i can say so. I’ve been through alot during this non-blogging state. Which I can’t really blog about.. it’s not that I can;t blog about it.. I just can’t bother to sit here and type that much gibberish.

Fast forwarding to the present, I’ve tried to make a few changes, not all of them good 😦 . I’ve stopped going to company sponsored aerobics class. Since the year has started I’ve been to like ummm… about 4 of the. Yes you read correctly… 4 of them since January!!! I’m ashamed of miself. I may not be putting on back the weight BUT now my belly looks even bigger than before !!!! Since I now have a mirror in my room I’m constantly being reminded of this non-licqour-beer-belly-looking stomach…grrrrrrr…

I have some more stuff to type.. but I’m tired of typing already.

TV is Back…..

Posted in General on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 by Yatta

How many months have we sat at home waiting for something worthwhile to watch on TV.
TV has returned!!!! It’s a great lineup… Prison Break, Heroe’s, The Unit, Grey’s Anatomy, Stargate Atlantis, House and  maybe Bionic Woman the jury is still out on that one. My hard drive is not going to like me too much after this fall season. Basically all of the above shows are worthy to be archived!!! Prison break is right along the same line as 24… the show BAD!!!!!
The Unit i think is finally getting in its own now… we see that there are some serious big fish that want dismantle The Unit. So far i like how it is going.. but why did they have to change the theme song?!?! The army/marine song was soo kewl for the show…. now they have this… this…. song that i think does nothing for the show. Ooh well I guess the makers must know what they are doing.

I’m catching up on The Unit.. so lata guys.

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Emoze up close

Posted in Computers & Internet, smartphone on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 by Yatta

emoze.logo.jpgSorry for the long delay in writing this, but as you can see I haven’t been blogging that much to begin with. I have grown to like this little app, I like it even more since it is FREE!!! If you have a work account account which is based on Exchange and has web access (OWA ) this is sweet application. There are 2 connection types when you install this app: PC Connector or Global Gateway.