Hacking The RTL8187b On Linux

As I’ve mentioned in previous articles (Linux, Ubuntu and Me; Ubuntu, Stage One; and Ubuntu, Stage Two) my network is wireless using a USB dongle that I insist on keeping in the set up. I have several reasons for this: all my upgrade slots are filled (AGP has...

Ubuntu, Stage Two

I made some more progress on a few fronts with this system last night. I made a few tweaks to the X11 configuration to enable direct rendering for my Radeon 9200 video card, thus adding a slight performance boost, as well as some edits to the World of Warcraft...

A Mouse In Da Hizous

Given that my recent output has mostly been of a computer nature, one can be forgiven for assuming I’m referring to an analog input device when I say “mouse”. However, I am actually talking about the biological entity “Mus musculus”, a...

Ubuntu, Stage One

As per yesterdays post, I’ve been working at getting a Ubuntu Linux system running with very particular requirements (detailed in the above referenced article). First things first was the media – I downloaded the Ubuntu ISO, ran the checksum and copied it...

Linux, Ubuntu and Me

I am not a Windows fan. Admittedly, I never have been. My first glimpses in the computer world came on a Heathkit home computer kit, and an Apple II running LOGO. My first hands-on real computer use was on the first Macintosh system, and everything I’ve seen...