25 March, 2009

Receiving files from Phone to computer

duh ! To receive files from phone and other bluetooth enabled device to a laptop running linux, enabled "Receive files ..." option from file sharing preferences in gnome.

Notes: Bluetooth on Fedora

22 March, 2009

sqlite over libgda

I have learnt

* DDL ( data definition language ) varies from one implementation to another.

* it is easier and faster to maintain for one (database) backend , rather than across many.

* libgda is good when you are designing a application to manage databases.

* libgda is an overkill, when all you need to do is to maintain a small database.

* sqlite is fast, small, well documented, and has an active support over irc.

* to restrict db related code to as few files as possible.

* sqlite is an excellent resource to look up implementation of ".import" command.

* using git ( or any othe vcs ) saves a lot of time.

rt2860 on Fedora11

For people missing out on wireless driver on Asus Eee 1000H, rt2860 has made it into stagging, and is not part of Fedora11. To build the same, download the latest snapshot from here, using "snapshot" link.

once done, extract the same and append the line below to Makefile

obj-m := rt2860sta.o

run the command below to build, and install the driver

$ make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build M=`pwd` modules modules_install

To load the driver, once built, use the command below

$ modprobe rt2860sta