I've observed that in character mode the monitor screen blanks if the PC
is left unattended for some 10-15 mins.
where is this setting located ?
As a non-privileged user i gave this command:
$ setterm -powersave powerdown -powerdown 1
but the monitor doesn't turn off after 1 min.
Also has anyone used a screensaver for character mode?
I'm beginning to luv char mode
God help me !! ;)
For some reason AGP stays disabled in my kernel, according to /proc.
Does that mean anything? My card was correctly recognised and configured
by XFree86 4. I had compiled AGP support into my kernel, not as a
trantor5:~# cat /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/status
trantor5:~# cat /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/card
Fast Writes: Not Supported
SBA: Not Supported
AGP Rates: 4x 2x 1x
trantor5:~# cat /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/host-bridge
Host Bridge: Intel i850
Fast Writes: Supported
AGP Rates: 4x 2x 1x
trantor5:~# cd /usr/src/linux-2.4.18/
trantor5:/usr/src/linux-2.4.18# grep AGP .config
# CONFIG_AGP_I810 is not set <-- could this be the problem?
# CONFIG_AGP_VIA is not set
# CONFIG_AGP_AMD is not set
# CONFIG_AGP_SIS is not set
# CONFIG_AGP_ALI is not set
# CONFIG_AGP_SWORKS is not set
trantor5:/usr/src/linux-2.4.18# uname -a
Linux trantor5 2.4.18 #4 Sat Aug 31 14:23:24 IST 2002 i686 unknown
Reconfigurable Computing Lab,
Sheriff Chameleotoptor sighed with an air of weary sadness, and then
turned to Doppelgutt and said 'The Senator must really have been on a
bender this time -- he left a party in Cleveland, Ohio, at 11:30 last
night, and they found his car this morning in the smokestack of a
aircraft carrier in the Formosa Straits.'
-- Grand Panjandrum's Special Award, 1985 Bulwer-Lytton
bad fiction contest.
Can we manage to get some money into backing Free/Libre Open Source
Software initiatives, that would help young volunteers out there to
support their cash-strapped initiatives?
Sarai.net, a Delhi-based initiative under the CSDS (Centre for the Study
of Developing Societies) has been solidly supportive of such an idea.
Jeebesh Bagchi <jeebesh(a)sarai.net> sent in this offer recently. It could
surely be of help particularly to college students and others wanting to
make a break in Free Software/Open Source, but hamstrung by resources.
It might help if projects are initially kept small and definitely
workable, I guess. This is my own gut-level feeling, but maybe bigger
initiatives which are clearly workable could also prove convincing. If
such experiments prove useful, maybe there would be a good case for
greater support to free software/open source developers in regions like
---------- Forwarded message ----------
The Sarai Programme, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi
(www.sarai.net) invites applications for Support Grants to projects in the
area of Free Software, Open Source Software and Social Usage of Software
Sarai invites programmers (practictioners as well as students) to
propose projects in the area of free and open source software applications
relevant to educational, social and community needs. We are looking for
original ideas, as well as proposals to localize and adapt existing software
and applications to South Asian conditions,
For example - Desktops in Hindi, Open Office and Gimp in Hindi. Lighter
versions of desktops like KDE, Innovations that creatively optimises older
lower configuration machines, Linux documentation in Hindi, games using local
What is Sarai
Sarai is a public initiative of media practitioners and scholars looking at
media cultures and urban life. Sarai's interests are in the field of old and
new media, information and communication technologies, free software, cinema,
and urban space - its politics, built form, ecology, culture and history,
with a strong commitment to making knowledge available in the public domain.
It is a programme of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.
For more information visit www.sarai.net. Sarai is committed to promoting the
free software and open source vision.
Applicants should be resident in India, and should have a bank account in any
bank operating in India.
These are support grants and grantees will be free to pursue their primary
occupations, if any.
Mail your project proposal, workplan and CV to both the following addresses:
<application(a)sarai.net> with a copy to <fred(a)bytesforall.org>. Please mark
your subjectline 'FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software) Initiative'.
Also point out what you see as the relevance of your work, and how you
plan to share the resultant software once finalised.
Last date for submission: October 15th, 2002.
Note: Proposals from teams, partnerships, collectives, faculty are welcome,
so long as the grant amount is administered by a single individual, and the
funds are deposited in a single bank account in the name of an individual.
On Thu, 29 Aug 2002 Philip S Tellis wrote :
>On 29 Aug 2002, Amol Hatwar wrote:
> > If you need the functions to be fast - they should be; (PHP is
> > speed) we can implement it in C, and extend PHP. Perhaps, even
>AFAIK, PHP is nowhere near as fast as C (and friends), LISP,
Philip :), give me something authoritative to believe you. And
besides that my mail wasn't even about what is fast!
Thanks to Sunil Abraham of Bangalore for posting this across to the
BytesForAll mailing list. FN
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Dear B4A Readers,
Venezuela's Government Shifts to Open Source Software:
The announcement, made on Wednesday, stated that from now on, all
software developed for the government must be licenced under the GPL.
The entire policy was summed up in this statement by Dr. Felipe
P�rez-Mart�, Planning and Development Minister: "Open source whenever
possible, propietary software only when necesary."
One thing most technology experts can agree on is that California's
state government has squandered billions on ill-conceived
information-technology (IT) projects in recent years. Whether it was the
more than $100 million in taxpayer funds that state authorities admit
were wasted on the state's automated child-support system or the more
recent purchase of thousands of unneeded software licenses from Oracle,
the sorry record is painfully clear. California desperately needs a more
workable IT plan.
Sunil Abraham [MAHITI]
314/1, 7th Cross, Domlur
Bangalore - 560 071 Karnataka, INDIA
Ph/Fax: +91 80 5352003. Pager: 9624 279519
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