install compare-locales (from Mozilla l10n tools)

To install compare-locales on Fedora Machine,
‘easy_install‘ need to install, which is NOT
part of python-setuptools, for which I tried
many times to find and install, but it IS
part of python-setuptools-devel (mostly
devel packages don’t have command useful
for user).

$yum install python-setuptools-devel

$easy_install compare-locales

so, now you can use this on Fedora to
compare your locale with english strings
How to use, please check Mozilla Website and Blogs


Opensuse/Novell – say ‘no’ to update Sax2 for Tx2z

After trying to install Fedora Rawhide,
which finally work for touch interface,

I tried to install opensuse 11.2 MileStone 7
on HP Tx2z (AMD Laptop), which failed to
detect Touch Interface, although
installation was quite easy and working
most of thing.

Sax2 failed to detect tough, even I tried to
configure myself, but failed with all tries.

Put a bug for OpenSUSE, it goes to
Novell finally. I got some quick replay
as expected, but finally refused with

“You’re right. SaX2 does not support the configuration of it
and this won’t change unless we receive a request by HP to do so + the appropriate hardware for testing. WONTFIX.”

This not big thing if proprietary, but open-source,
this should not happen if people can help to test it.

guy provided a link for Ubuntu to try it.
Thanks for link, but not working at all:-)

HP Touch Tx2z and Fedora …

Finally I got AMD Based Laptop and it is
Touch Screen Display, which is quite good
for Windows Vista (Pre-installed), but Windows
Vista was too slow to use (most of Junk
Softwares, thanks to HP).
Finally I installed Windows 7 RC and Speed is quite good,
but not equal to Dell Studio XPS 13 with Intel
Core 2 Duo P8600 (2.4Ghz) (HP has DDR2
and Dell has DDR3) even difference is
not big enough to feel in first look.

My Final Target to get install Fedora or Linux
on HP tx2z, first I tried Fedora 11 (x86_64), which
install quite easy and during installation pointer
moved by touching the screen, but Click
was not working.
Fedora 11 installed, pointer moved, but
Click was not working. Finally Upgrade
that to rawhide (Fedora 12 pre-release),
but that is NOT Working at all. Even wonder
was that there was no /etc/X11/xorg.conf file
at all. But GUI was working. with
system-config-display, xorg.conf file generated
To Fix the issue, I used Ubuntu Website,
where they fixed Xorg.conf file to fix issue
Following Steps I used for it

1) /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/20thirdparty/10-wacom.fdi



Changed to

  <!-- N-Trig Duosense Electromagnetic Digitizer



2) N-trig Symlink
edit (create New file)


and add following line

KERNEL=="event*", ATTRS{idVendor}=="1b96", ATTRS{idProduct}=="0001", SYMLINK="input/n-trig"

3) Finally my ‘xorg.conf‘ (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) is here
[ahawk@ahawk ~]$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Section “InputDevice”
Identifier “stylus”
Driver “wacom”
Option “Device” “/dev/input/n-trig”
Option “Type” “stylus”
Option “USB” “on”
Option “Button2” “3” # make stylus button R mouse click

# Remove the comments below if you have an eraser. Dell XT & XT2?
#Section “InputDevice”
# Identifier “eraser”
# Driver “wacom”
# Option “Device” “/dev/input/n-trig”
# Option “Type” “eraser”
# Option “USB” “on”

Section “InputDevice”
Identifier “touch”
Driver “wacom”
Option “Device” “/dev/input/n-trig”
Option “Type” “touch”
Option “USB” “on”
Option “Touch” “on”
Option “TopX” “0”
Option “TopY” “0”
Option “BottomX” “9600”
Option “BottomY” “7200”

Section “Device”
Identifier “Configured Video Device”

Section “Monitor”
Identifier “Configured Monitor”

Section “Screen”
Identifier “Default Screen”
Monitor “Configured Monitor”
Device “Configured Video Device”

Section “ServerLayout”
Identifier “Default Layout”
Screen “Default Screen”
# Identifier “ Configured” # New for Jaunty?
InputDevice “stylus” “SendCoreEvents”
# Remove the comment below if you have an eraser.
# InputDevice “eraser” “SendCoreEvents”
InputDevice “touch” “SendCoreEvents”

# Developed with Ayuthia (using Rafi Rubin’s Wacom sections as a starting point).
(ya, I have not developed, but all step are from Ubuntu site, for Detail
instruction you can visit here)

Just for Information: I have Windows 7 Firmware Updated.

Next testing I would like to go for OpenSUSE, which has
ability to configure Touch Screen Dispaly within YaST, while
Fedora Has Nothing for try.

Fingerprint reader I failed to Configure in Windows 7 as well
as in Fedora Rawhide. Work continue if get some fix.

presto – Real save to Network bill

with Fedroa 11, I installed ‘presto’ and
start using on my home computer. It works
really well. Today first time, I saw its real work.
| 259 MB 04:56
Presto reduced the updates to 35 M from 259 M which is a 87% savings.
Package(s) data still to download: 1.8 M

Total Download Size for Packages: 261MB
with Presto:
Download delta size: 35 M
+ 1.8MB

so finally I have to download only ~37MB, which
is quite small as compared to real size of packages.

How to use that:
just install following pacakges:
presto, yum-presto
and it will work automatically. This is smart update
method to save my internet bill, which is based on
Download MBs.

Fedora is not first, but now it is supporting.
(opensuse already using detla RPM, even detla
iso also).

openSUSE to Fedora 10….

various time, I tried fedora and opensuse,
most of time I found opensuse installation quite
easy, but with Fedora 10, it changed (I felt)
Fedora 10 asked too less questions and work
more quickly. and for desktop, everything
worked well without any configuration,
even sound (which was not working in
openSUSE 11.1). Overall Fedora seems
faster to start, but shutdown is slower.
Finally working on Gnome, instead of
KDE. It seems faster and easy to use.
Hibernate has same issue (Keyboard
not working) in Fedora. I search for some bug, but
get no proper reponse about it.

Wrong bug for issue: Fedora Bug
Doubtd bug: Fedora bug 479504
New bug filed: Bug 490247 Keyboard Not working

sound problem (fixed) – ASUS M3A78-EM

After installation of openSUSE 11.1, sound was not
tested. Today when run, it shows error like no
sound card working. While using yast, it failed to
configure it with error “module snd_hda_intel”
not found. Various forum, mailing list, there
was various method, but my problem was strange
with ‘module not found’. I was not able to find
how to find module.
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
Finally I find that alsa-driver package was not
installed on system from Alsa Project.

Download, Compile and install.
$modprobe snd_hda_intel
works and with reboot sound works fine.
later found package “alsa-driver-kmp-pae” for same
work. This was small fix after I found pacakge:-)

some Linux Support for AMD System

I have AMD X4 Phenom Processor with ASUS M3A78-EM
Mainboard, ATI Radeon HD 2600.
All things are latest and I was very confident
about Linux Installation.
I was waiting for SSD Drive, but actually not
able to get it anyway, so SATA continue.
First installed Windows 7 (Beta). It was easy to
install and most of hardware works fine without
Drivers. While Install openSUSE 11.1 x86_64,
it started, but failed to add repo. I googled
about issue, but no solution. Finally used
KDE live CD (opensuse), but again it failed with
same issue. So I installed Windows Vista 64-bit
and installed openSUSE 11.1 i386. It worked anyway,
while changed 2 things:
1 – No 200MB different parition as Windows 7 Created
2 – I reduced /home from 250GB

Finally Linux boot and I search for few information.
ASUS provide LAN/Sound/SATA Driver for Linux.
On Support/Driver Website, you have option to select Linux:-)
Specially for Suse Linux 10* for SATA. This was
thing with required for x86_64 installation, but
now I would not like to go back for installation.

Next Thing was looking for AMD/ATI support

AMD Provide here few applications including CPU Info and
Cpufreq Driver (All other are for Windows).

CPUInfo Application has only RPM ( CPUInfo-2_2_0-AMD) for
RHEL5/SELS10.2/10.3, but I run rpm and works fine on opensuse 11.1
as it confains only 1 command ( /usr/local/sbin/CPUInfo)
and few docs.

CPU-freq Driver is failed to compile on machine with some technical
problem (programming, which I don’t want to solve). Developer
not mention any command to recompile kernel (I think it will
good idea to add)

ATI provide Proprietary Linux Drivers (non-open source)
for x86_64 and x86. I have not
installed any of this yet.

May it not be big thing at all, but I was happy to get driver on Motherboard
CD and some software on Vendor website, only Sad part was
32-bit linux, while never want to.