Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Programmers Fonts

Here are some of the websites that hosts fonts designed specifically programmers.

Dina Programming Font (link)
Droid Sans Mono (link)
Envy Code R (link)
MonteCarlo font

Code Project Font Survey (link)

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Getting rid of SYSFS xserver-xorg-input-wacom error log during Debian Squeeze boot up

I have a system upgraded from Lenny to Squeeze and every time, during boot up sequence, I am seeing the log below:
SYSFS{}= will be removed in a future udev version, please use ATTR{}= to match the event device, or ATTRS{}= to match a parent device, in /etc/udev/rules.d/z60_xserver-xorg-input-wacom.rules:11
I don't have a wacom device really, so I just decided to get rid of this error message. To do so, do:
#: aptitude remove xserver-xorg-input-wacom
Then, delete file z60_xserver-xorg-input-wacom.rules from /etc/udev/rules.d

Is this the right way to do it? I don't know :)

Rubberband selection and text selection not working in Debian Squeeze

I was playing around with Debian Squeeze and observed that rubberband selection and text selection is not working. The Debian Squeeze machine is a VirtualBox guest upgraded from Debian Lenny.

I suspected that this maybe caused by Gnome/gtk configuration that was messed during upgrade to Squeeze. Tried to install LXDE and still no dice, same issue observed. I was guessing then that this might be an xorg driver issue (vboxvideo) or mouse (vboxmouse). I started making adjustments to my xorg.conf and waalaah.... issue fixed.

This is a snippet of the original configuration:
Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Configured Mouse" Driver "vboxmouse" Option "CorePointer" Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice" Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2" Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true" EndSection
Changed it to:
Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Configured Mouse" Driver "vboxmouse" Option "CorePointer" EndSection