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Conserving Linguistic Heritage the FOSS way

Presentation on https://vachana.sanchaya.net to digitize and build linguistic research tool for Kannada. Presented at Swatantra 2014 - Fifth International Free Software Conference, Kerala on 19th December 2014. Event Page:...

Android Fix: Adb finds device but not fastboot

I was trying to flash my nexus 7 (2012) with Android L but failed to do so as fastboot couldn't find my devices. I thought it was Multirom etc which I had on my device causing problem. It turned out that my ubuntu was unable to identify the device specifically for...

Error: Couldn’t load XPCOM Zimbra Desktop

Zimbra desktop installation on a brand new installation of Ubuntu/Linux mint 64 bit release always fails (Tried on Ubuntu 14.04/14.10/Linux Mint 17 etc) due to the lack of 32 bit architecture support. I confirmed it by running Zimbra desktop with ia32-libs added to...

Add 32bit package support for Debian/Ubuntu/Mint

Many applications which look for 32bit packages on your Debian/Ubuntu/Mint packages would need ia32-libs packages. Earlier it was possible to get this package installed and later on it has been removed from all distributions. The best way to get back the 32bit package...

Creative Commons & Allama

A late night chat with Shri NAM Ismail (Prajavani) gives me a chance to look at creative commons from Vachana's point of view. For few of my questions and observations on Creative Commons adoption in India here is what he had to say: "If you can understand allama then...

Fix Zimbra stats graph/cron jobs

If your zimbra scheduled tasks are not running or if you don't see your stats graphs on admin panel, the first thing that you should check if zimbra's cronjobs. When you reinstall/move your zimbra installation we normally tend to miss cron job setups required for...

Books on the shelf – March 2014

Books on the shelf – March 2014

At last Pavithra gets her copy of "Birds of the Indian Subcontinent" by Richard Grimmett, Carol Inskipp and Tim Inskipp. And I bought John Berger's "Understanding a Photograph". Having read John Berger's kannada translation of "ways of seeing" by H.A Anilkumar, I got...

Vmware Workstation 10.x patch for Linux kernel 3.13

Vmware Workstation breaks if you try using upcoming Linux kernel release's and at the same time, VMWare community moves fast to push a quick patches to applied for those who dare to use cutting edge beta OS on their machines. WoodyZ on https://communities.vmware.com...

Allow access to external git repositories

Many public git repositories have several alternate URLs; for instance, the kernel.org repositories have git://, https://, and https:// URLs. The common URL schemes for git repositories are: ssh:// - default port 22 git:// - default port 9418 https:// - default port...

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