Andreas Schneider Blog


Bricked Linksys WRT54G repair instructions

What you need: 1 bricked Linksys WRT54G router with boot_wait=off 1 corkscrew optional: 1 bottle of wine If you have to take courage first, the bottle of wine could help! What to do: Unscrew the antennas and open the router and look for the Intel flash chip. The chip has 48 pins. You can find the numbers on the edges of the chip 1 .....


Client Integration with Samba

At the beginning of October I started writing my diploma thesis at SUSE Linux in Nuernberg. I’ll develop a library and a PAM module to synchronize the home directory from a Linux client to a Microsoft Windows ADS environment and back. The main problem of this subject is to write a file synchronizer which works with the infrastructure we already have and acts like the...


New Build Service Home

Hi, the Build Service uses now Novell’s iChain to authenticate the user. So my home project has changed to home:gladiac and I build now all packages against the KDE:Qt project. Update you configuration for the new URL. By the way KVIrc 3.2.5 is availiable 🙂


CMake and WengoPhone

The last weeks I’ve started to work into CMake. CMake, the cross-platform, open-source make system. CMake is used to control the software compilation process using simple platform and compiler independent configuration files. If you’re now asking which project for example is using CMake as make system, KDE4 and now WengoPhone. WengoPhone is a GPL-licensed multi-platform softphone using Qt4. The next generation version of WengoPhone is...



Since KDE 3.5.4 the konsole has 256 color support. You don’t believe it? Test 256 color support in your terminal: echo -e “\e[38;5;196mred\e[38;5;46mgreen\e[38;5;21mblue\e[0m” If the words are displayed in the right colours, all is well. Not you have 256 and you want to use it, sure. First we want vim with 256 colors! Goto the konsole configuration and set the TERM variable in the “Session”...


Webdav Calendar and Addressbook

UPDATE Use Webdav I want to access my calendar and addressbook from my mainframe and from my notebook. I write exams at the moment so it is the best time to do something else. I’ve setup a webdav to store my adressbook and calendar so I can access it with KOrganizer, Mozilla Sunbird or KAdressbook from everywhere. First we have to create a directory...



Maybe you heard already about that OpenWengo thing. OpenWengo is a community of Free Software enthusiasts. The OpenWengo community is sponsored by Wemgo, a French SIP provider, itself backed by Neuf Cegetel, a French telco. WengoPhone, a SIP compliant VoIP client and a multiprotocol instant messanger (MSN, AIM, ICQ, Jabber, Google Talk). We’re talkig here about WengoPhone NG (Next Generation) which is the version in...


gpsd, gdal and gpsdrive

Hi, as promised I’ve dropped gpsd 2.32, gdal 1.3.2 and gpsdrive 2.10 from cvs at the openSUSE buildservice. I hope they will be build soon. gpsdrive will be the last package, it depends on gdal and it is blocked atm. Please let me know if you have problems. I dunno if the gpsd udev script works as expected. There is a bug in gpsd which...



For everyone who didn’t hit the news War§ow 0.11 out. Warsow is a fast paced online first person shooter based on the QFusion Engine (a modification of Quake 2 GPL engine). It has a lot of improvements. The game offers features like cell shading, game physics changes and special moves. It features the following gametypes: deathmatch, team deathmatch, duell, single player (against bots), CTF and...


home:GlaDiaC @ build service

I got an openSUSE build service account. I haven’t had much time to play with it and look for bugs, but I’ve uploaded 2 packages. SIM which is an instant messanger and KVIrc the best graphical IRC client in the universe 😉 SIM is version 0.9.4rc2. And KVIrc is a development version 3.2.3 from 2006-05-31. I’ll drop new KVIrc version on the build server if...