Cloudy Horizon
2007.11.13 [Tue] 05:58

The sky is cloudy today. It was supposed to snow, but it only rained. I feel less tired today! That's unusual for me! lol

One of the bosses at my work found I was sharing SouthPark over the network, so I renamed the folder to "Disk Lables"
... I didn't realize till later that I spelled "LABELS" wrong... lol

I've got a strong feeling this will be a slow day. Perhaps, I'll take this time to read something interesting or study something.

I want to go to the Japanese Embassy today... but it looks like it won't happen. I'll try to go again tomorrow.

2007.11.07 [Wed] 04:23

I find myself tired today. I didn't sleep well last night.
It's funny what the mind can do when you're sleepy.
In a way, it's like I never went to sleep at all but I also never woke up. Images of my dreams still dance in front of my eyes. It's hard to pay attention to what I'm doing, because I see my thoughts so vividly. All senses become dull as the mind's eye takes full flight in controlling my consciousness.
I don't feel tired at all, just my brain is uncontrollable today.

I read a study a few days ago about how no one has actually ever died of not sleeping enough. One man stayed away for 460+ hours. He went to the doctor to make sure he was still healthy, and everything was fine. His brain started to become crazy.. he would see and hear things that were not there. He became paranoid and would become quickly angry or sad. But... after one nights sleep, he was fine again.
As of now, no one knows if not sleeping will ever kill you. It will just make you feel stupid and crazy until you find sleep.

I guess, if you could die from not sleeping... I would have died years ago! XD

Beryl (x_x);
2007.09.19 [Wed] 07:48

Preparing Your Linux System for ATI and Beryl
The Ubuntu Way
Reconstructed by Chad Kullhem


The first thing is to check whether the graphics card can handle 3D video. In terminal type:
user@home~:$ glxinfo | grep rendering
The output should be:
direct rendering: Yes

If no, then please continue reading. If yes, skip to “Installing Software”.
The correct driver must be installed in order for xgl and beryl to work. In terminal, install xorg-driver-fglrx:

user@home~:$ sudo apt-get install xorg-driver-fglrx
Next, the computer must be configured to use this driver.

user@home~:$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
The terminal will now turn into a dialoge box and ask a sequence of questions. When it says to pick a driver choose fglrx. The rest of the questions are straigh forward. I hit yes/ok for most. Now restart your system
user@home~:$ sudo shutdown -r now
Installing Software
Now the Beryl repository must be added to our sources list.
user@home~:$ sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
and add the following to the bottom of the page:
deb feisty main
Save and exit the text editor. Now a key must be added to validate the repository. In terminal type:

user@home~:$ wget -O- | sudo apt-key add -
*Note: All one line

Now update the software packages:

user@home~:$ sudo apt-get update

Now we will be able to install the packages from synaptic package manager.
In terminal install the following packages:

user@home~:$ sudo apt-get install xserver-xgl beryl-ubuntu beryl-manager emerald emerald-themes
On they recommend using beryl-core version 0.2.0. To do this type the following:
user@home~:$ sudo gedit /etc/apt/preferences
Now add the following to this file.
Package: *
Pin: release o=lupine
Pin-Priority: 1000
Then install beryl-core:
user@home~:$ sudo apt-get install beryl-core=0.2.0~0beryl1
Beryl will only work on xgl, therefore we need to create a login session to load xgl. We will create a startup script to load xgl and will login to this whenever we restart.
user@home~:$ sudo gedit /usr/local/bin/
Add the following to the script:
Xgl -fullscreen :1 -ac -br -accel glx:pbuffer -accel xv:pbuffer &
sleep 4
export DISPLAY=:1
cookie=”$(xauth -i nextract - :0 | cut -d ‘ ‘ -f 9)”
xauth -i add :1 . “$cookie”
exec gnome-session
Now we need to make this script executable:
user@home~:$ sudo chmod a+x /usr/local/bin/
Now we'll add an option to the gnome login manager so that we can choose to log into our new Xgl-gnome session. Create an Xsession file like so:
gksudo gedit /usr/share/xsessions/xgl.desktop
In this file, paste the following:
[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Start an Xgl Session
Finally, we need to have beryl load during start up. Go to System-> Preferences-> Sessions. Under the startup tab, click New. Type beryl under the name and beryl-manager in the command text box. Close and thats it!
Under the log in screen, make sure you pick XGL session to log into or else it will not work.
To log into Xgl, logout of your current session, and from the login screen click "Options" and "Session chooser".
Select "Xgl" from the Session menu.
When you login, gdm will ask if you would like to make the "Xgl" session the default session. For now, choose "Just for this session".
When your Xgl desktop appears for the first time, gnome may ask you about your keyboard localization preference. Choose "Use Gnome keyboard localization" to continue using your usual keyboard settings.

Try out the settings with Beryl and if any problems occur, revert back to your original GNOME desktop.


Test Entry
2007.09.06 [Thu] 22:00

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