Sunday, April 01, 2012

View MOBI and EPUB documents with SumatraPDF

Latest prerelease version (2.1) is available on and experimental build with EPUB support is on
64-bit versions are available at and

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Updating Kanotix Thorhammer

In January I've installed RC7 of Thorhammer. Yesterday I've upgraded all of the installed packages. More than 300 MB of data was downloaded and the size of the virtual disk is now almost 3 GB ...

Here are the steps:

1. Boot into runlevel 3 (by pressing 3 at startup). So, boot string in my case is:

root=UUID=2d152dfc-133f-4708-9216-414fb0b9b700 ro splash vga=791 quite 3

2. Update the system by entering the following two commands:

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade


Sunday, June 08, 2008


New pre-incarnation of sidux is out: EREBOS-pre1. Booting inside VMware Workstation is now OK.

Image of Erebus: (c) Godchecker, Inc.


Sunday, April 27, 2008


If programmers deserve to be rewarded for
creating innovative programs, by the same
token they deserve to be punished if they
restrict the use of these programs.
--- Richard Stallman

New sidux is now available - NYX and there is a bug when booting inside VMware Workstation. Here is the solution:

1. Add the following code to the /etc/X11/xorg.conf:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "VMMouse 0"
Driver "vmmouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "Auto"
Option "CorePointer"


2. Start the KDE: startx /usr/bin/startkde

3. Install the Sidux NYX to the hard disk ...

(Drawing by Thalia Took)


Thursday, January 31, 2008

KANOTIX 2007 Thorhammer RC7

New build of Kanotix was released at the beginning of the year. It is based on Ubuntu kernel and it uses Acritox installer. I've installed it inside VMWare Workstation 6 (VM configured with two SCSI disks: 8 GB ReiserFS partition and 2 GB linux swap partition).
The installation occupies cca. 2 GB of disk space.

Monday, December 31, 2007

Too infinity

Happy New Year 2∞8!

Friday, June 01, 2007


In the post titled "double click" (published in October 2006) I've described how we could use "doknir launcher" to integrate the host and the guest operating system. Now, Parallels has implemented similar feature named "SmartSelect" in their desktop virtualization product :)))
New to this release is a feature called “SmartSelect.” SmartSelect is billed as “an integration tool” that lets you open up any file from Windows or Mac OS X using an application from either operating system.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Some changes in blog layout

In this post I've mentioned that's engine was updated. Today I made additional changes (removed "recent posts" section, corrected & added some links).

Friday, April 06, 2007

The Long Winter Sleep of Hibernation

Hello! I'm back - there are two reasons why such a long delay in posting:
  1. Slovenia has replaced Slovenian tolar with euro and I was busy adapting couple of applications to the new currency ...
  2. There was no final version of Kanotix 2006. Kano, the maintainer of Kanotix, has decided to replace Debian Sid with Debian Etch as the basis of his distribution. As a consequence, part of Kanotix team created new Linux distribution called sidux (obviously based on Debian Sid). So, the next iteration of doknir will use sidux ...
BTW, regarding the title of this post:
Some boreal (northern) toads can sleep through winter in temperatures of 30 degrees below zero! Their blood has a special substance in it that works like antifreeze. Their burrows may be ice blocked for 8 nine months!
Cheers, Roman