making a multiboot flash drive with grub2

this article is gentoo centric but can be done with most other distro’s pretty easily. i did this with a 4gb flash disk, but size is not an issue depending on what you plan on putting on there. First things first, lets make sure you have all the needed tools: emerge sys-fs/dosfstools which can be … Read More

another nexus s screenshot

ok. i lied about the last screenshot being the last one with this phone. i just have not gotten around to grabbing a new phone yet and this one works fine (for now). in this screenshot, the nexus s (crespo) is running android 4.1.1 (cyanogenmod skank nightly) with a custom kernel (jbn weekly). recovery was … Read More

gentoo dell adamo sound issues

so i recently got my hands on an adamo 13″ black and decided to put gentoo on it. pretty straight forward. after everything was installed i wanted to play some music through the headphones, and no sound came out.. so after a little googling this is what resulted : cat /proc/asound/card0/codec#0 | egrep Codec which … Read More

new toy goodness

i got my hp touchpad (16gb version) a couple of days ago and started to play around with it today since we are hunkering down for hurricane irene. here are outputs: cpuinfo LsHPTouchPad / # cat /proc/cpuinfo Processor : ARMv7 Processor rev 2 (v7l) processor : 0 BogoMIPS : 13.52 Features : swp half thumb … Read More

xorg & evdev awesomeness

with zero configuration for my trackball and keyboard (covered in this post), here is the Xorg.0.log snippet : [ 7734.487] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Topre Corporation HHKB Professional (/dev/input/event3) [ 7734.487] (**) Topre Corporation HHKB Professional: Applying InputClass “evdev keyboard catchall” [ 7734.487] (II) Using input driver ‘evdev’ for ‘Topre Corporation HHKB Professional’ [ … Read More

ipod classic rockbox theme

so for my day to day usage i carry an ipod classic which has rockbox installed thanks to the work from the guys at freemyipod. I wanted a simple theme that just gave me the basic information that i wanted without graphics or anything else in a simple green terminal style. so i created this: … Read More

some rooted nook screenshots

so after waiting some time a new kernel has been made available by dalingren that fixes the omapfb.vram=0:8M and changes it over to omapfb.vram=0:3M as discussed here. this is the main screen: click to enlarge this is running SiMi Clock Widget, BattStatt Free, Simple Text Widget & VPNC Widget. here is my “About Tablet” screen: … Read More

new toy

new toy: click to enlarge its a nook color with cyanogenmod nightly 03282011. these are the steps taken (loosely) that were taken to root: first we follow these steps. this is only to root the device which we have to do for the next step(s). then these steps are followed. these steps allow us to … Read More

new work set up – edit : 2/2/11

so the new keyboard and trackball came in: click to enlarge that is a Happy Hacking Professional 2 (Dark Gray) keyboard from elite keyboards and a CST L-TRACx CST2545-5XW-RC trackball from Fentek Industries. the nine ball was ordered from pool dawg. some keyboard goodness: click to enlarge the red key was also ordered from elite … Read More

television issues

so my television (samsung LN40A550P3FXZA) a couple of days ago decides to no longer turn on. its not that new nor is it that old either. so i decided to open it up to see if it was something notice-able since it was no longer under warranty. after a couple of minutes of searching i … Read More