2004-2011

Articles from Esasymoblog 2004-2011
Monday 12 December 2011
by philippe Vo cong tri
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Philippe Vo cong tri

Happy year 2011. Peace and be cool.

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Stuff of Life Philippe and Grand son Recent posts

Received 06/01/2011 18:07 from pvocong [at] yahoo [dot] com Raging cat

Yep, my cat is not happy nor do I. As I am supposed to be in retirement in France, but living abroad. I have followed the procedures to get pension retirement. I wrote two letters to administration ( two or three years ago, and last year) with birth certificate. Result ? No response. My SS number is skewed, no one knows my existence,at this particular agency, as it seems. They told me, they don’t know where I am. But to get tax impositions, no problems. Tax Administration knows where to send.

. Is it a conspiracy to deny my very existence ? Who are behind this ?

Hey you, I owe you nothing ! Quite the contrary !!!

You are stealing me.

Prove you respect l’Etat de droit. No respect.

Received 05/04/2011 13:31 from pvocong [at] yahoo [dot] com Spring cleanup

Hello, I am cleaning up my website.

Received 03/01/2011 09:46 from Philippe Vo Cong Tri In geneve with zIyad

I am with my grandson in Genf. Still musing to track you, wherever you are.

Received 02/26/2011 15:32 from Philippe Vo Cong Tri Tracking down web hackers

Consider to setup tools to track down those. Isp have the means if they want to do it, but does cost in manpower. As a lambda customer, you are alone to justify and fight back for yourself. Isp will never admit that their servers could be vulnerable. Or you should just consider to change hosting.

Received 02/26/2011 13:08 from philippe Vo cong tri My site being hacked

Massive attacks are being carried out. Who are the hoodlums ?

Received 02/26/2011 12:50 from Philipp Vo cong tri ch test again bbbbbb

Received 09/28/2010 08:09 from pvocong [at] yahoo [dot] com Titou (6 months) : New cat in town – Stop ACTA. Upd. 05/11/2010

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Received 07/07/2010 03:32 from pvocong [at] yahoo [dot] com Asian not welcomed in Geneva

Hello It’s summertime. A time for peaceful vacations. Not for me. I am really angered by the manners of some people (mostly caucasians). The other day, I went to one of the TPG office (Transport publique de Geneve), with my wife to buy a monthly subscription. I was really surprised by the office lady bad manners. She behaved badly…; I asked her if the office could do the subscription or if I have to go to somewhere else, she told me yes. So I wait for my turn. Came for me the go; No hello; The lady just complaining to her colleague: “She wants to go to eat (it was 11 am)” as she started to close up her desk, really surprising;Then, I asked her for a subscrition, she seemed not to hear nor understand what I was talking about (she was doing this for other persons just before my roundturn). I repeated my request. Not looking at me, she told me if I was sent here to do it. Well, I was surprised by that kind of question … Then after a time, she daigned to bark: “do you have the necessary papers ?”, without any precision. My wife told me to show my Id card. Her face changed by seing the Id card … Your guesses. She became a just a little more amable …

My questions are:
– Are most people believe that by looking at my face or gait, I am one of those shunned “demandeurs d’asile” or worst “sans papiers” ?

This episode reminds me some thirty years back: Offen, I went to kiosks, near my workplaces, just looking at magazines (without touching them), most of the times the tenants were ladies, often they just barked at me something like: ” Je travaille moi !!”.

Now, I am really asking to myself if hate genetically transmitted …

My wife told me that I am too agressive. Me ??? Come on.

Others would tell me, let it down. Well for me it’s a daily hell to live here, amongst those kinkies. Fed up !

Received 06/19/2010 06:27 from pvocong [at] yaho [dot] com Ubuntu 10.04 on Acer Aspire One netbook. Upd. Aug 02 2010. Now working with Eeepc 701

Hello,

A note for myself. 1) Intro I use mainly the Eeepc 701 as my daily “work”. It has Easy Peasy installed, on SSD card 16gb. Xandros is still there. So, in order to keep up with the mainstream, I tried to install the latest version from Ubuntu.

All new OS are installed on USB disk. I let the Xandros untouched, just in case …

The new installation is to be done on the USB disk from Lacie (500GB). As the little disk has a main partition NTFS with backup sofware for Windows, I decide to use the “small “partition” dedicated to file sharing (fat 32 GB).

2) Caveats: The installation of Ubuntu 10.04 went well on Eeepc, but the USB disk wasn’t able to boot into the new OS. Grub2 just gave me: grub rescue prompt. On reboots, the USB disk was sometimes not even been recognized.

I tried to boot this disk on my other netbooks (Ecafe, Acer Aspire One), nop, not recognized …

On my Acer Aspire Desktop tower, the SB disk won’t boot neither.

3) Install with the Acer Aspire Desktop tower: The USB Disk does boot into Ubuntu 10.04. But only if the grub2 is installed on its partition (not the disk mbr).

4) Acer Aspire netbook: Only the Acer Aspire netbook is able to boot the USB disk, without any modifications.

5) Take time to check the reasons why USB disk not being accepted on Eeepc and Ecafe.

Update: August 02 2010. While using my Eeepc 701 on the web, suddenly I was saying to myself, let’s try to resolve the problem for grub2 not being seen by the netbook:
– I just took out the 16 SSD card from the memory slot;
– Insert the usb cable of the Lacie 500gb disk;
– Power on the Eeepc
– On viewing Eeepc splash screen, keystroke on ESC ;
– And here is the grub2 menu showing up ;
– Choose the external USB item menu and hop in Ubuntu 10.04 menu ;
– And now I am “working” with Eeepc 701 and Ubuntu 10.04 ;

Hypothesis: Maybe a powerdrain. I cannot check this, as I don’t have the AC/DC adaptor pour the Lacie disk.

Received 04/27/2010 06:10 from pvocong [at] yhoo [dot] com A little tune

Hello,

When you can’t sleep, what do you do ? I am looking thru the windows, switch on the TV set. I am thinking about the destiny. Does it exist ?

It’s good to pause for (a)musing. Things that I ask myself during all my life.

. Fleeting moments, whispering in my mind …

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Philippe Vo cong tri – “Home page”

08/03/2007

Received 07/31/2007 21:08from pvoocng [at] vocongtri [dot] com

I am back

My site has been again hijacked and defaced three days. Well, there seems that a group or individual are upset about my postings. As I have written, we are supposed to be in a free World. Freedom to write write and speach, as long as there are nothing against the law. As usual, I take on myself for my opinions. No need to hide behind powerful indivduals or groups. The later are only scums, afraid to make themselves know in the open. Please, let me know how you are. You are the terrorists, per se. Well, I have some hints who you are. My writings do really disturb you … I am still alive. No one will tell me to shut up. Philippe Vo cong tri.

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Received 07/31/2007 20:09from pvocong [at] msn [dot] com

Hello, back again – My site has technical problem.

Hello, my site was offline since July 28th. I can’t believe that all my files were wipeout, and not way to get a restore from a would be backup (?).

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Received 01/29/2007 12:32from ph_vocongtri [at] compuserve [dot] com

Happy birthday to Zyhad

Hello World !

It’s my birthday, year one !

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Received 01/26/2007 15:25from ph_vocongtri [at] compuserve [dot] com

test: Conservateurs et Revolutionnaires = Meme combat !

Hi yaooo Diiii !

My new slogan for 2007.

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Received 01/25/2007 21:12from ph_vocongtri [at] compuserve [dot] com

Time and Space – Conservatism and revolution

Hi da !!!

1) Intro 2) Time and Space 3) Algorithms 4) Conservatism and Revolution 5) Conclusions

1) Intro:

Just to straight my murky thinking. The other day, I have a nice conversation with my daughter. She just words out that Muslims are harassed in western countries, because of the Mass Media.

I told her that it is true that Mass Media is controlled by a handful of people. These people use the Media for their own purposes. Nothing new.

During the years 60’s-90’s, where Cold war was at at its highest hysteria peak, the leftists pinpointed the Media gurus as overwhelming the Media to distill their faiths to the Mass. It is true on the other side as well.

2) Time and Space:

I am not talking about the Physics. Just an illustration. In Time and Space of the human politics (or geopolitics), the Mass Psychology scheme has always existed, under different guises. The results were and are still the same.

3) Algorithms:

Once upon a time, groups of people got together to be stronger for survival. Villages were formed. They found that distributed works were a good way to improve their life. Defenders, healers, artisans, agriculture tasks were assigned to the fittest. Competition for the best places and roles dawnwed. Partisans groups were formed (alone one can do nothing, right ?) . As time went by, other villages spruced all around, competing for the same resources.

In each village, the smartest improved ways to thwart off other competitors. Hence, more and more attacks, scavengerings began. Defenders became warriors, developping armaments, tactical warfares. With time, the warrior class became more powerful, in terms of respect and absolute necessity. The warrior class protected the village, let other worker classes to fulfill their tasks. Warrior class became the protector and warranty for the village survival. Alliances were formed with neighboring villages to form a city. If not enough, conquests were carried out.

Groups of cities became a kingdom. Time and Space are linked.

The warrior class became the noble, the ruling one: We protect thee. You pay tribute to Us.

Mass psychology was embryonical. But it was what it is. Cunning, manipulation of thoughts were created.

Rulers and their counsellors devised and improved their propaganda.

Religions were “created” or “revealed” to keep social cohesions. Atavism fear was tendered and fuelled by necessity. Keeping the social restness was and still is an art. One way to maintain the cohesion of a group was to give bread and games to it. If it was not enough, then wars and conquests were a good motto to quiet down. The opponents, ennemies could be pinpointed under different guises, depending on the circumstances and the rulers. In antic Rome, barbarians from the North, West were fingered, massacred, overpowered, enlasved, because Rome decided that they were barbarians. Christians were persecuted because of their faith, Middle East Diaspora took place. Empires were created all around the World. Apparently with the same psyche. In short, scapegoating has existed and still existing.

In short: – Diversion. Making diversions to hide other problems from the people, is a good way to rule.

Time and Space. At a particular time and Space, a group of people was blamed to be the origin of the problems faced by others. Not only groups of people are ostracized, but also other living species as well: mosquitos, virus, avians, porcine, insects, etc …

4) Conservatism and Revolution:

Curiously, revolution came first and once a threshold or aimed targeted achieved, the ruling class started to make a statu quo (conservatism).

Human nature is as it was, “changement”, unrestlessness sooner or later peaks its head out of the crowd. Fashions are “revolutions”, then become conservatism for a while as if to take time for relishing on the achievement. On the political scene, the bipolarization between “Western life style” and the rest of the World follows the same mold.

Liberalism, free trade, at its time was a revolution. With its consolidation (when, how, who) it becomes conservatism !! On the other hand, Communism, was a revolution, at its time, and then once established in a country, became conservatism !!

5) Conclusions:

Time and Space. Conservatism and Revolution. Fear and Courage. Ennemy and friend. Light and Darkness. Protector protege. Boredom and hectical life. etc … They are the two faces of a same coin. As such, human being cannot live, exist, without conflict, be it internal or external.

I need contrast in order to feel “alive”.

As such, I cannot accept some forms of utter violence, but mild ones. Examples ? Olympic games, emulation fairness.

From where I stand, I am digusted about the baseness of most of the Politics. Good business pratices and not get wealthy at all costs.

Because if I am greedy (I am), but I cannot use any means to achieve my objectives. Business predators and Politics share the same face of the coin. Well, one more thought: As “Freedom” seems to have win a battle, I hear more and more, motto like in the consumerism, products for the masses (entertainment products, mass markets, supermarket …). Is it not what Communism wanted to achieve ? By the People, for the People ?

Mass Media seems to me, is using the same technics as propaganda from not so far past. Mass psychology seems to be the same, brainwashing People with advertisement, that I can see through the Media.

Time and Space. Who or what will be the next scapegoat, the reason to keep the machinery of life goes on ? ?

As such, conservatism and revolution (political, economical, science …) must constantly alternating each other.

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Happy birthday.

Received 01/25/2007 17:15from ph_vocongtri [at] compuserve [dot] com

Compiling Etherape – Fedora core 6 (fc6) Cookbook – Some thougths about Fedora.

Hi yooo !

1) Forewords 2) Etherape 3) Links 4) Configure output.

1) Forewords:

Well, I don’t know if I am writing things that are very useful to you. To satisfy to my ego, this blog is still online. From time to time, I take a peek (peep ?) into its contents. Swell, did I really wrote those beautiful and rotting stories ?

OK. Let’s get to the “business”. I was a long time follower of Redhat Linux (remember the time that we used snail analog hayes modems, and BBS ?). After being hurted by the fact that RedHat was going commercial (you know patents things which hinder our curiosity and the sense of freedom to tinker), I dropped it sharply. I switched to Mandrake ,Debian, Suse, Aurox, and found finally my “bonheur” with Gentoo. During the couple of years, I cautiously (suspiciously) took a daring step to install Fedora core 3, 4, 5. I wasn’t happy at all. I haven’t take any trouble to make some compilations ,testing or debugging. I was really fed up. But, my curiosity was still around, just in case …

With the FC6 release and getting a clearer picture about Fedora politics. I take a daring step to take time to see its inner workings.

Thanks to faithful supporters as seen in forums, I restarted to train myself to the “new” architecture and new layouts.

Etherape is one of my favorite tools. So, I compile it! What a feat!

2) Etherape:

As the core release does not provide the etherape package, I do some “Googling”. I don’t want to mix the repositories (mine is livna), I have a chance here to start to tweak a little with the source.

First: retrieve etherape source,libpcap-dev and libpcap. Two: ./configure Three: make install That’s all. Well not really, there are a handful of other dependencies … Just take a look at the configure result at the end of the posting (and the aftermath of “make”).

3) Links:

http://etherape.sourceforge.net/

http://rpmseek.com/rpm-dl/libpcap-d…

http://rpmseek.com/rpm/libpcap-0.9….

4) Configure output:

[philippe@localhost etherape-0.9.7]$ ./configure checking for a BSD-compatible install… /usr/bin/install -c checking whether build environment is sane… yes checking for gawk… gawk checking whether make sets $(MAKE)… yes checking for gcc… gcc checking for C compiler default output file name… a.out checking whether the C compiler works… yes checking whether we are cross compiling… no checking for suffix of executables… checking for suffix of object files… o checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler… yes checking whether gcc accepts -g… yes checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C… none needed checking for style of include used by make… GNU checking dependency style of gcc… gcc3 checking how to run the C preprocessor… gcc -E checking for a BSD-compatible install… /usr/bin/install -c checking whether ln -s works… yes checking whether make sets $(MAKE)… (cached) yes checking build system type… i686-pc-linux-gnu checking host system type… i686-pc-linux-gnu checking for a sed that does not truncate output… /bin/sed checking for egrep… grep -E checking for ld used by gcc… /usr/bin/ld checking if the linker (/usr/bin/ld) is GNU ld… yes checking for /usr/bin/ld option to reload object files… -r checking for BSD-compatible nm… /usr/bin/nm -B checking how to recognise dependent libraries… pass_all checking for ANSI C header files… yes checking for sys/types.h… yes checking for sys/stat.h… yes checking for stdlib.h… yes checking for string.h… yes checking for memory.h… yes checking for strings.h… yes checking for inttypes.h… yes checking for stdint.h… yes checking for unistd.h… yes checking dlfcn.h usability… yes checking dlfcn.h presence… yes checking for dlfcn.h… yes checking for g++… g++ checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler… yes checking whether g++ accepts -g… yes checking dependency style of g++… gcc3 checking how to run the C++ preprocessor… g++ -E checking for g77… no checking for f77… no checking for xlf… no checking for frt… no checking for pgf77… no checking for fort77… no checking for fl32… no checking for af77… no checking for f90… no checking for xlf90… no checking for pgf90… no checking for epcf90… no checking for f95… f95 checking whether we are using the GNU Fortran 77 compiler… yes checking whether f95 accepts -g… yes checking the maximum length of command line arguments… 32768 checking command to parse /usr/bin/nm -B output from gcc object… ok checking for objdir… .libs checking for ar… ar checking for ranlib… ranlib checking for strip… strip checking if gcc static flag works… yes checking if gcc supports -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions… no checking for gcc option to produce PIC… -fPIC checking if gcc PIC flag -fPIC works… yes checking if gcc supports -c -o file.o… yes checking whether the gcc linker (/usr/bin/ld) supports shared libraries… yes checking whether -lc should be explicitly linked in… no checking dynamic linker characteristics… GNU/Linux ld.so checking how to hardcode library paths into programs… immediate checking whether stripping libraries is possible… yes checking if libtool supports shared libraries… yes checking whether to build shared libraries… yes checking whether to build static libraries… yes configure: creating libtool appending configuration tag “CXX” to libtool checking for ld used by g++… /usr/bin/ld

checking if the linker (/usr/bin/ld) is GNU ld… yes checking whether the g++ linker (/usr/bin/ld) supports shared libraries… yes checking for g++ option to produce PIC… -fPIC checking if g++ PIC flag -fPIC works… yes checking if g++ supports -c -o file.o… yes checking whether the g++ linker (/usr/bin/ld) supports shared libraries… yes checking dynamic linker characteristics… GNU/Linux ld.so checking how to hardcode library paths into programs… immediate checking whether stripping libraries is possible… yes appending configuration tag “F77” to libtool checking if libtool supports shared libraries… yes checking whether to build shared libraries… yes checking whether to build static libraries… yes checking for f95 option to produce PIC… -fPIC checking if f95 PIC flag -fPIC works… yes checking if f95 supports -c -o file.o… yes checking whether the f95 linker (/usr/bin/ld) supports shared libraries… yes checking dynamic linker characteristics… GNU/Linux ld.so checking how to hardcode library paths into programs… immediate checking whether stripping libraries is possible… yes checking what warning flags to pass to the C compiler… -Wall -Wmissing-prototypes checking what language compliance flags to pass to the C compiler… checking for pkg-config… /usr/bin/pkg-config checking pkg-config is at least version 0.9.0… yes checking for ETHERAPE… yes checking for ANSI C header files… (cached) yes checking arpa/inet.h usability… yes checking arpa/inet.h presence… yes checking for arpa/inet.h… yes checking fcntl.h usability… yes checking fcntl.h presence… yes checking for fcntl.h… yes checking netdb.h usability… yes checking netdb.h presence… yes checking for netdb.h… yes checking netinet/in.h usability… yes checking netinet/in.h presence… yes checking for netinet/in.h… yes checking for stdlib.h… (cached) yes checking for string.h… (cached) yes checking sys/ioctl.h usability… yes checking sys/ioctl.h presence… yes checking for sys/ioctl.h… yes checking sys/socket.h usability… yes checking sys/socket.h presence… yes checking for sys/socket.h… yes checking sys/time.h usability… yes checking sys/time.h presence… yes checking for sys/time.h… yes checking for unistd.h… (cached) yes checking for sys/socket.h… (cached) yes checking for net/if.h… yes checking for an ANSI C-conforming const… yes checking for size_t… yes checking whether time.h and sys/time.h may both be included… yes checking whether struct tm is in sys/time.h or time.h… time.h checking for working volatile… yes checking for u_int… yes checking for u_short… yes checking for u_long… yes checking for u_char… yes checking for gethostbyaddr_r… yes checking for extraneous pcap header directories… not found checking pcap.h usability… yes checking pcap.h presence… yes checking for pcap.h… yes checking for pcap_open_live in -lpcap… yes checking for stdlib.h… (cached) yes checking for GNU libc compatible malloc… yes checking for working memcmp… yes checking for vprintf… yes checking for _doprnt… no checking return type of signal handlers… void checking for snprintf… yes checking for alarm… yes checking for floor… no checking for gettimeofday… yes checking for inet_ntoa… yes checking for localtime_r… yes checking for memset… yes checking for pow… no checking for putenv… yes checking for socket… yes checking for sqrt… no checking for strcasecmp… yes checking for strchr… yes checking for strerror… yes checking for strpbrk… yes checking for strstr… yes checking for msgfmt… /usr/bin/msgfmt checking for gmsgfmt… /usr/bin/msgfmt checking for xgettext… /usr/bin/xgettext checking for msgmerge… /usr/bin/msgmerge checking for ld used by GCC… /usr/bin/ld checking if the linker (/usr/bin/ld) is GNU ld… yes checking for shared library run path origin… done checking whether NLS is requested… yes checking for GNU gettext in libc… yes checking if the linker allows -Wl,—export-dynamic… yes configure: creating ./config.status config.status: creating Makefile config.status: creating po/Makefile.in config.status: creating etherape.spec config.status: creating etherape.desktop config.status: creating glade/Makefile config.status: creating src/Makefile config.status: creating m4/Makefile config.status: creating doc/Makefile config.status: creating doc/C/Makefile config.status: creating config.h config.status: executing depfiles commands config.status: executing default-1 commands config.status: creating po/POTFILES config.status: creating po/Makefile

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Received 12/27/2006 19:02from ph_vocongtri [at] compuserve [dot] com

Gentoo 2006.1 (even 3rd). Internet access and Audio cookbook. kernel 2.6.18-r5

I) Introduction:

Hi! This a cookbook and reminder for myself.

I have a brand new Acer Aspire T180, sempron 3000+ (64bits), Nvidia MCP61 chipsets, 512MB, 160G sata2.

Well, I spent quite 48hrs to get the thing running kde 3.5.5 and gnome. So far, so good.

Getting into problems with audio and internet access (slumpy): I bypass the problems, I simply add:
– an audio card C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738
– an plain old Realtek RTL8139 Ethernet card.

II) Audio:

Amorok is running well, sound and all.

Realplayer:

After emerging Realplayer, the thing didn’t give me sound! I checked the kernel config for alsa and al.Still Nothing ! I check the Gentoo forum: http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-…

Command: aoss /usr/bin/realplay

Kscd:

The forums gave me a hint: chmod +rrr /dev/hda (which is my cd/dvdrom driver).

III) Internet access:

ISP are ugly. Full stop. Bill’s Windows are everywhere. But the OS is good in many areas, and well supported (commercially speaking). As a professional, I worked with MS for quite a long time as well.

Okay. I use MS to install and conmfigure my ADSL access with the ISP. I use Ethernet access instead of USB link. Since the USB drivers are not well documented enough for open sources geeks, and they are copyrighted (their rights to do so, I admit). USE ethernet access to whatever ADSL box. Once the box is configured correctly (ID verification and al), I switch to Gentoo.

IV) Conclusions:

With each new versions, old things didn’t seem to fuction as before. But we get a lot of new features and it’s FREE !!!

Thank you guys and girls, whoever you are.

I found the following Nvidia MCP61 chipset patch: Nvidia MCP61 MS: the first brought to the masses. (well I will be blamed for that …)

My PC config:

> Processors 1 Model AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3000+ CPU Speed 1.61 GHz Cache Size 256 KB System Bogomips 3216.95 PCI Devices 00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller 00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SMBus 00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller 00:05.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio 00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 IDE 00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller 00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 6100 nForce 405 01:05.0 Ethernet controller: D-Link System Inc RTL8139 Ethernet 01:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 01:09.0 FireWire 03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Unknown device 4364 IDE Devices hda: HL-DT-ST DVD-RW_GSA-H11N SCSI Devices ATA Maxtor 6V160E0 (Direct-Access) ATA ST3160812AS (Direct-Access) Brother DCP-115C (Direct-Access) Generic USB SD Reader (Direct-Access) Generic USB CF Reader (Direct-Access) Generic USB SM Reader (Direct-Access) Generic USB MS Reader (Direct-Access) USB Devices Linux 2.6.18-gentoo-r5 ohci_hcd OHCI Host Controller USB Reader Linux 2.6.18-gentoo-r5 ehci_hcd EHCI Host Controller

– Success for the launching of the satellite Corot. A new perspective to find exoplanets like ours. Until now, scientists didn’t find any conclusive facts about “life ” in outerspace (despite of the projects like SETI and al.).

It’s time to fly out from the womb of Mother Earth. I hope that the exploration will be a peaceful one, not repeating human madness in the past, here on Earth.

THERE IS ROOM for every creatures., in the Universe.

IT IS NOT the end of HISTORY !!!

Links: Cnes-Corot TSR Corot TF1.LCI.FR> ArianeSpace Corot Germany Corot Austria Corot – BBC news

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Patents on everything. Then pay back to the forebears.

Introduction:

Almost everyday, I read and hear “patents” on everything. The “everything” seems to be restricted to the area of ROI (Return on Investment). When one is willing to invest his money on a project, he or she expects that the later would get him/her the money back plus a good interest fee. Fair enough. It is the purposes of the savings and investments accounts, the buying and selling stocks, even gambling. The notion of risk management is there. An art by itself. As an illustration ,only eighty percent of the “would be” entrepreneurs, risk takers, will gain little from doing that. Only a small percentage (the remaining twenty percent), will make most of the profit. Taking patents is to preserve intellectual properties and future sales.

Problems:

To be effective, only a few could afford to pay huge sums of moneys to take patents and protect them.

To me, it means the Elite, the happy few. It is similar to the old days kingdoms, with the king, the noble class. The moneys are the means to tighten the knots of “loyalty”.

I believe that kind of similitude has been studied and commentented thoroughly. My points are the following: 1) Why not take patents on how to kill effectively, genocide, torture and al ?. 2) Why not take patents on the best strategies of making wars (conventional, biological, nuclear …) ? I doubt that patents were taken for nuclear weapons, mortal or maiming chemical gaz, or simply conventional armaments. I believe that the cited examples are very lucrative. If not, they wouldn’t be manufactured and sold.

Fair enough, one will arguably says that weapons are necessary to protect the nation.(I agree with it). If so (to protect oneself), then take the patents !

3) Medical and Health. On one hand, people are given education and trained as medics to save life, but on the other hand, the cost of healing drugs are out of reach for most of the people. That is a really strange situation. Patents are taken heavily on this area. If only the rich can afford to pay, then the remaining ones will be let to pass away poco und poco. Hence, less workers, less income, less ROI, less investment, less progress … Well, by the end (closure of the circle), Armageddon.

I scratch my head …

4) As Civilization is a very long process in the scale of time, where we stand now is due to the hard work from our ancestors. We owe to their inventivity, creation, milestones, building blocks in many areas and so on. The products we create now are based on our ancestors discoveries and creations.

It would be fair that a part of income benefits taken from patents be reversed to their descendants. I am thinking about, pharmacology inspired by africans or amerindians lore. ( By the way, it is a counterfeit). Without oriental numbers (ciphers), Indian and Arabs, nothing could be done by now. Patents should reverse back part of their revenues to these People.

And what about Our Lord ? We are making counterfeits, by the very fact that we are delving in the secrets of life and the Universe.

Conclusions:

I am not absolutely against patents, but trying to understand its implications on a whole scale, as far as I can grasp. There are flaws in the process of argumenting on patents.

One of the possible reasons why patents are timeframed: to avoid to pay back to the forebears. I am not satisfied.

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Stupid and nasty alien story Nr. 4 – Conspiracy theory in VaterLand.

In a near future. Titi and his family live in a tiny beautiful Country, somewhere in Europe. The Country is wealthy, first place in several domains. Titi obviously doesn’t look like his neighbours, but he is a good citizen (fresh date). Because of this and its small size, the Country is chosen as a secret laboratory. The most powerful political party, “United Deer Chasers”, proposes by referendum to put in place a biometrical ID card. The ID card is supposed to protect its indigeneous population, from extra European invasions. As everybody knows, the main reason for invasions is for looting and bringing impured breedings. This is correct, as it was done with cattles.

As the referendum for the said ID card has been accepted by almost eighty per cent of the citizens, an specialized administration is created, headed by Mr. UntelDuCon. As a result, Titi and his family, as every one else living in the Country, have to go to establish their ID card.

Toto, a good citizen, his family tree is old enough to be considered as a good stock standard. Toto is a honest man, good amenities with his neighborhood, even with those coming from abroad, like Titi. Toto too, has to go to take his ID card.

Some days later, Titi and Toto happen to come at the administration, at the same time to take their ID card. Toto, jovial as usual, greets Titi graciously. “Hey Titi, how do you do ?”, Toto introduces politely the conversation. “Hello, Toto, well I am sad”, Titi answers. Toto quickly adds: “Titi, don’t be so pessimistic, after all you are a good and appreciated citizen, not completely like me, but no problems for me.” “Thank you Toto, I appreciate”, said Titi. Banalities are exchanged between Toto and Titi, waiting their turn to get their Id card.

Toto and Titi, step out of their respective inspector’s office, red face for one and yellowish for the other, looking at their Id card

Toto yells :” That’s a a bad joke !!!, they found that amongst my ancestors there were extra-European genus !!!. Africans and Asians, in my family !!! How was it possible ?”

Titi mumbles:” Well Toto, they found European genus in mine ! I don’t understand !!! Even one of my ancestors originated from here, in VaterLand”.

Puzzled, Toto and Titi say in unison:” Stupid ID card”.

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Genève – CH – Foyers handicapes: portes ouvertes

Sujet délicat que voici. Le 30 Septembre 2006, les institutions sociales genevoises ont invité le public de venir à la rencontre des personnes en difficulté. Les lieux de vie et ateliers de réinsertion ont été ouverts.

Les soignants et éducateurs étaient présents pour informer les visiteurs.

Je me suis rendu à un des ateliers de réinsertion, sis à la rue des Cordiers. L’établissement accueille une soixantaine de personnes, réparties par groupes en rotation. Deux principaux métiers: cartonnage et “défabrication” du matériel électronique (recyclage). Le cartonnage concerne la mise en forme de divers emballages (enveloppes, classeurs, boîtes …) destinés principalement aux utilisateurs de l’administration publique et des industries commerciales locales. La “défabrication” du petit matériel électrique (ordinateurs, matériels electroménagers …). Triage et récupération des matériaux de base (par exemple le cuivre, l’or des connectiques des circuits imprimés). L’établissement fonctionne comme une entreprise, c’est à dire que les personnes qui y travaillent sont juridiquement assujetties par le code des obligations (salariés).

Durant les temps libres, les personnes concernées font des activités artistiques. Les oeuvres exposées sont stupéfiantes. Dignes de … Tinguely.

Conclusions:

Pour le public peu informé ou préférant écouter les élucubrations politiciennes (Uniquement Des Cons), les établissements du genre des Cordiers sont “utiles” économiquement parlant.

Tout labeur mérite salaire, n’est-il pas vrai ? à moins que ce soit trop ?

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Stupid and nasty alien stories Nr 3

Titi and his family live in a wealthy city, Geneva – CH. He works very hard and is a good citizen. As of his gait suggests, all he can do is to have a shop. One day, his frontstore was smeared with the infamous swastika crosses. Still, the day after the frontstore was cleanup.

Well, no news in the local press, so good news for everybody.

As some readers may know, there are much political upheavals these days. Soon, citizens are invited to vote. Of course Titi will vote. It’s a delicate matter for him to make up his mind.

But before the voting day, it happens to him a very strange “fait divers”.

One day, Toto slams into the store like a hurricane. He shouts at Titi: ” What’s the hell are you doing ?”. Titi amazed, fear in the eyes and stammers:”Euh … Pardon me ???” … Toto slaps back: ” What are you trafficking you bastard chink? Aren’t you a good citizen, well received here ? “. Titi as usual politely says:” Sir, What are you talking about ?” . Toto, red faced, goes sour:”I am talking about the NEMS, bastard!!” You know, don’t you, that the NEMS are not welcomed here, in our Beautiful Faterland!!” Titi, completely defeated, says: “But, Sir, you used to like my NEMS before… “. Toto’s ire is growing and barks:” The hell with your NEMS, now they are forbidden and soon will be declared outlawed!! You shouldn’t trafficking NEMS anymore. Your NEMS are taking our jobs, stealing our well being, our wealth!!”.

Titi, still doesn’t understand what Toto is talking about:” How come that the NEMS can do all that … You eat them eveyday until today”. Titi continues: ” Are my NEMS made you sick lately ?”. Toto tutters: ” Damn it, I am not joking, nha que !!!”.

NB: NEM = Non Entree En Matiere. Tiens, des politicards qui font de l’humour jaune.

Et Lasi, alors ? PS: Cette histoire est sortie de ma tete, sauf l’episode des crosses sur la devanture du magasin. Tout lien avec des personnes vivantes ou non n’est pas fortuit. Amen. Bon, il va falloir que je vote. Bye.

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Te Deum to Uncle Andrew

Uncle, be God be good to you, as you have been to me. I don’t forget none any from my childhood until now.

I only retain your acts, your righteous ways but not words. The balance tilts right chords, in my heart, sadness, the facts.

You were tired to live, illed as you were for years. Rest in peace without tears, sorrows let them leave.

Dumb as I am, know not what to do right things for the event, you’d understand what I meant Farewell, free from all that.

permalink Received 07/28/2006 21:11from ph_vocongtri [at] compuserve [dot] com

phishing in opensource groupware

Hello,

My ISP hosting service has suspended my account. Suspected to have putting phishing files on my site.

Hopefully, the ISP support can be reached by way of online chatting.

It turns out that one of my numerous linux web features installations has a phishing file.

The linux program is a groupware module “dotsomething”. Supposedly it has nothing to do with an online payment.

I delete the whole module.

I will contact the developers.

I don’t remember where I have download the groupware program. Possibly not from the orignating site.

So, beware about what you are doing and check at least the content of any programs, before uploading them.

Never download from a would be mirror (untrusted), and check the signature.

Really stupide of me.

Fine enough, my ISP does understand my demise.

permalink Received 07/10/2006 19:17from ph_vocongtri [at] compuserve [dot] com

Racisme à la coupe du monde 2006

Racisme à la coupe du monde. Pauvre Zidane. Il n’y a pas beacoup de monde qui l’approuve. pour sa réaction épidermique contre un de ses adversaires.. Personnellement, je n’aurai pas fait de cette manière.. J’aurai retorqué. Parole à parole.. . Je n’aurai pas frappé le premier.. Il y aurait fallu des preuves tangibles et témoins. . J’ai écouté tout le long de la journée des commentaires. télévisuels at radiophoniques.. . Ceux qui l’ont critiqué pour ce geste, ne semblent pas comprendre. le sens du geste. Bien sûr, ils sont chez eux. En position de force.. . Si j’étais Zizou, j’aurais joué dans une équipe plus en adéquation. avec son origine. Mais il appartient à deux monde.. Les fesses entre deux chaises. Qui, parmi ceux qui le critiquent. sont en cette posture à un moment de leur vie ?. . Celui qui l’a provoqué est un lâche, pas un sportif de haut niveau. Et il y en a beaucoup.. Sournoiserie, l’arme favorite.. . On en rencontre au quotidein sous ces latitudes.. . A un tel niveau de professionnelisme … Ou bien, tous les moyens sont bons. pour arriver à ses fins. Ce n’est pas de moi.. On a critiqué ou faire des remarques à caractère raciste, la France.. Je me retrouvais un peu dans cette équipe multicolore et vibrait avec elle.. C’est la seule qui avait autant de joueurs coloriés sous ces latitudes.. C’est l’esprit républicain que je retrouve là.. Ils sont sélectionnés par leur qualité et non par leur peau blafarde (bien qu’il y en a de fort belle) ; ; . ;Froide et calculatrice.. Ils sont citoyens de ce pays, pourtant beau à bien des égards.. Ils ont leur sang.. Les autres, ceux qui ne cachent pas leur opinion ne sont pas des êtres humains.. Ils pensent en terme d’animalerie, de sélection de la race bovine et consorts.. Ils ne sont pas républicains. Ils sont des bêtes féroces, mais faibles d’esprit.. . Europe, certains de tes habitants me font hontent.. . Tu veux donner des leçons de civilisés. Eh bien c’est raté.. Zizou, tu es le meilleur..

Je suis jaloux et me sent diminué.. . Bon, faudrait-il que j’aille gesticuler et brailler des insultes avec les autres pour me sentir plus fort ?.

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Lone Hart,heart,hurt: but no fate !

Lone hart in the World wild, Shimering with shame., burdened, crippled lame. Reared to bear other’s hide.

Misfortune on the beast, for others’ happiness. Suffer for others’ richness Lone hart, role of the king’s jest.

Lone hart, own kins same fate. Others decide for the role. Keeping near by sole interests at any rate.

Dark Magic , hex, spawn on him. Sacrifice to benefit. Not to near or exit. For him to keep off the rim.

Lone hart shuns far away, to thwart vicious dark design . Steps by side not resign, avoid traps keep at bay.

Lone heart, believe to belie, cut gordian knot, great price to pay but freedom to seize. Don’t care others false sigh.

Lone hart does what it seems right, forego noisy gossip, heading further unknown deep care not, fear not but might.

Lone hart, think, do what is good. Alone, if must be,be it. Lone hart, broken heart, be it. Lone heart, bleeding underhood.

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phpgroupware-0.9.16.010 – Project creation problems

Content:

1) Intro 2) Temporary solution ============================================

1) Intro:

I have set up phpgroupware on my ISP hosting site (Linux Red Hat), some time ago. I was able to create and manage projects. Bang, one day I was unable to use the phpgroupware (blank pages => no logins, no setup …). I thought all my setup had fouled up. So, I reinstall phpgroupware. And then, I am unable to create a project.

Scratching my head, I install the said phpgroupware on my local PC (Linux Gentoo). And bang, instead of the 167 tables expected on my Mysql RDBMS, I get only 140 tables !. I change the collation character set from UTF8 to Latin1: It is OK (!???). After the tables installation on my local database, I was able to create the projects. (Granted by admin).

On my hosted web site, I start to look into the php programs, and I come up with a curious program section, which prevents me to see the project edit form. For the time being, I comment out the culprit section, in order to continue the work …

2) Temporary solution:

My web hosting has PHP Version 4.3.11.

In class.uiprojects.inc.php, I comment out:

/* $abid = $values[’customer’]; $customer = $this->boprojects->read_single_contact($abid); if ($customer[0][’org_name’] == ’’) $name = />$customer[0][’per_first_name’] . ’ ’ . $customer[0][’per_last_name’]; else $name = $customer[0][’org_name’] . ’ [ ’ . $customer[0][’per_first_name’] . ’ ’ . $customer[0][’per_last_name’] . ’ ]’; */

The edit_form() function shows at the end the project edit with the following line: $GLOBALS[’phpgw’]->template->pfp(’out’,’edit_form’);

PS: When the error message shows: category missing, one has to click on the item in the category box (highliht), even if there is only one item. Curious.

permalink Received 05/30/2006 20:05from ph_vocongtri [at] compuserve [dot] com

Human Universe and Illusion

The other day I was discussing with my daughter about the “Butterfly effect” and quantum physics.

Well, I am not a physicist. I try my best to explain the subjects to her.

As usual, I added my own interpretation and hypothesis.

We talked about the relationship between the observator and the observed object. That is, one cannot predict the exact position of the particle in quantum physics. The particle is “polluted” by the fact that it is being observed. I suppose that the particle is “bombarded” with photons coming from the observator, the resulting collision shifts the particule position.

At a larger scale, electrons “dance” around the nucleus (proton,neutron …). Electrons have spins, The position of an electron is not predictable (uncertainty).

At a higher level,the molecule is an aggregate of atoms of certain types.

Matter as we see it, is an aggregate of molecules.

The types of matter (cristals, metals, chemicals,organics …) depend on the composition of molecule types and proportions.

The matter as we see it is governed by chemical, physical laws.

Which laws ?

Euh … we can enunciate laws by observations , and formalized mathematically (gravitation, electromagnetism, weak, strong forces …).

So far so good.

I just added that in the past, ones were saying that objects we can see, touch, smell are a magma of particules, and the particules are separated from each others by void (look at a tissue, by magnifying it). What happens if those particles were “vibrating” ? (which is the case).

As they are vibrating in particular way, at an instant T0, they are occupying a particular position in the “space”, but still in synchronicity with their neighbors (to maintain the consistancy, form of the object). At instant T1, the particles will be at another position etc…

What happens,at instant T0, if something else than “us”, is observing the same magma of molecules, but at another perspective ? or by observing them at a relative shift at instant T0+epsilon ? (I mean both occupying the same space locus) Could the same magma of particles be viewed, molded into different forms at the same time T0 or T0+epsilon and at the same space locus?

Put it in another way, the fact that molecules (aggregate of atoms) are vibrating, could manifold obervers occupying the same space at the same instant T0 or T0+epsilon, exist ?

The fact that Humans are governed by particular laws and so far have a limit in its capacity to grasp its environment does not mean that the laws that govern them are universally applicable.

I am not discussing about space-time and dimensions per se.

The physical laws and the Reality that governed our life are “real”, But does it mean there can’t be other “Realities”?

An example: Observer A at instant T0 and space locus L0 sees a table. Observer B at instant T0 and space locus L0 sees a chair or something else.

I know, sound “really” stupid …

permalink Received 05/29/2006 07:20from ph_vocongtri [at] compuserve [dot] com

kplayer (mplayer): How to choose my sound card ?

Content: 1) Introduction 2) Setup 3) Snapshots

1) Introduction:

Headaches when trying to redirect sound output. I use kplayer (under KDE 3.4.3) to play music broadcasted on the Web. Kplayer is called via the Mozilla-Firefox MediaPlayerConnectiviy pluggin. I found the right way to do it.

2) Setup:

Simple. For some reasons, Kplayer does not take the device I setup in .asoundrc. Kplayer is keeping to choose the onboard sound device (i.e. the first sound device (/dev/dsp)).

As Kplayer is using Mplayer and its codecs, I tried to play mplayer by way of the shell: mplayer mms://wma.demsang.net/radio -ao alsa

Mplayer outputs its sound to the correct sound device as setup by .asoundrc.

See the snapshots as below. Since I use ALSA, I choose it on the Kplayer settings panel. My sound card device as: device=hw=1.0 .

3) Snapshots and file:

3-a The asoundrc: pcm.dmixer type dmix ipc_key 1024 slave pcm “hw:1,0” period_time 0 period_size 1024 buffer_size 8192 rate 44100 bindings 0 0 1 1

pcm.!default type plug slave.pcm “dmixer”

ctl.dmixer type hw card 1

permalink Received 05/22/2006 17:36from ph_vocongtri [at] compuserve [dot] com

Public or Private Servants

Servants. I want to talk about the Public Servants (in French: fonctionnaires). With the post industrial era and its crisis, more and more of the Western countries are beginning to curtail their expenditures. Social welfare is starting to dwindle. The savings are supposed to stem the flood of debts.

I have the impression that our governants are just Industrial captains, i.e., managing People as cattle and inanimate things.

They are talking about ROI (return on investment), short term investments,nothing else.

Until we find another ways to propose to the People (may be too late, i.e “End Of History” (Cf. Francis Fukiyama), I may propose a transitional issue.

I propose that as a Public Service, each citizen of a particular Country, be enrolled for let’s say a year term, to fill in post vacancies. The year term will be gratified with a minimum revenue.

To be more democratical, I propose that for a particular job tenure in Public Service,there would be an exam to chose the fittest. This way, anyone can become a deputy, coroner, police agent, military officer, judge, nurse, doctor, or even President. This will surely avoid expenditures, i.e Public ones.

This way, we can stay there for the End of History to come.

If so, why bother about ROI and al ?

Because by its very own nature, ROI is afraid of the long term (imprevisible outcomes), i.e. too much risks.

ROI <=> Short Term aka Tautology.

And what about after ? After what ? You are kidding man! I can’t tell you … Too much of a risk!!!

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To my Mother Marie and Father Thuc

Rest in Peace Mom and Daddy, I know now most of your story. Sufferance and direness, in your life early tenderness.

Unfathomed love until late. I mourn, regret of the Fate, all along of your life. Sparing us from the knife.

Shatter my mind, murky water, deep hidden in my mind Father. Secret tragedy my Mother, Burden tears kept alltogether.

Burning stars cross in the Sky, then already part own way. Wounds, sorrows, oblivion secret, in treasure chest but regret.

I, your prime scion, forget you not. Sisters ,brother found the right knot. No longer alone on the Earth, found the light of joy and the mirth.

Untangle Love and hatred, in my heart untold dire fate. Words of tender, words of anger swirled wilder and wilder.

Mam, I didn’t understand Thee, Mam, you didn’t inderstand me. Thee, shining star; me, so puny. Thee, hart hearted; me , so silly.

Go with Peace of mind in Heaven, Keep our heart, life, thought open. Remain Prayers and forgiveness, I salute you with my dearness.

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To my brother Thien and sisters Mai Lan and Mai Lien

Update on March 12 2006

Hello,

This posting is for you, brother and sisters. A person which is very dear to you has managed to make a first step to contact me.

We have the same Vietnamese Father (who has studied medecine in Paris between 1948 et 1951; I’ve gotten the date by scanning the web, once I know your exact family name).

For reasons that remain a dark mystery for me, our route never met. The cited person has let me know of your existence .

I have heard the story of your life.

I am relieved that now, my hunch about you is a reality.

Now, I know your names.

I was looking for you for a long time, with the wrong name.

Up to now, I have had feelings of loneliness and sadness. Something that I couldn’t express overtly to my Mom’s family, who was and still kind to me.

Still, there exists somewhere a missing link in my heart.

I understand of your sufference by missing your father (which is mine as well) too soon.

I am happy that you manage to fare well in life.

I have starting to asking questions, talking with different persons who knew the story, and by intersecting them, it turns out that our father is not what I have imagined. But,I forgive him. Peace to him and our Lord be with him.

I hope that we will be together someday reunit as a brotherhood, even if a half one.

I wish you, brother and sisters, your own little families the best.

permalink Received 02/21/2006 09:21from ph_vocongtri [at] compuserve [dot] com

Globalization and survive

upd:March. 22,2006

Author: Philippe Vo cong tri

Content:

1) Introduction 2) Globalization 2-a) Pro: 2-b) con: 2-c) Possible solution(s): 2-c-1) Discourse: 2-c-1-a) Top-down:

2-c.1.b) Mesh type

3) Conclusions 4) Appendix

1) Introduction:

The purpose of this posting is to clarify my pondering about Globalization. For some years the buzzword is used more potent among economists. Without doubts, the later are experts. I am not a scholar in a such matter as Economy, but only a willing layman to understand what’s going on. I only have a short curriculum in Economy. During my teenage years, I have compared human “races” as a human body. Of course, one would say that it is a strange or naive idea. With years of life experience, I would say that I am not alone to think like this, e.g, by similitude. We use words such as: social body, (corp)oration body, educational body, medical body, etc … I believe that help to visualize the concept(s).

Now the concept of Globalization should be understood by laymen, which are eighty per cent of us.

80 % of the workers or economic agents just follow the trend set up by 20 % of them (entrepreneurs). I just try to postulate the quantities or the weight that each category brings in the process of Economics.

Why not use existing natural models ? since the later are masterpieces that Nature has concocted for eons .

We have plenty of examples here, e.g. airplanes.

This posting is devised in such a way that it will be updated from time to time.

2) Globalization:

2-a) Pro:

As I understand, the Economics Globalization would permit to optimize resources, be them human or raw materials. It should optimize the ROI (return on investment). It should rise the level of life for every human being, by producing more wealth

2-b) con:

As a result of Globalization, some manufactured and agricultural products will be shifted to other countries , where they can be done with lesser costs. Some countries (western) suggest that all of today goods, with small added values, should go to other lands where the costs are far lesser. Instead, the former should keep and improve on products with higher added value.

In each country (a particular set of human beings), which will be willing to lose its skills and shift its workforce to get the better ROI ? In countries which have outsourced the making of the goods with lesser added value, people are out of jobs and create a higher burden on the social welfare (taxes).

Some suggest that those who are without work should learn new skills, or emigrate.

But , it is what the poorer countries have done and continue to do.

The countries which have outsourced their business, block the influx of foreign workers, in the name of their own workers.

With the example of the near past (e.g. Japan, South Corea, Taiwan …), the less developed countries learn the lessons and one day may surpass in skills and products.

No one is willing to be a suppleant forever.

That is, the free competition.

Competition may lead again to bloody conflicts. Of course, nobody wants them to happen.

But in the name of self interests, everybody will go into those fights.

There, we get a deadlock and may be a end-of-game (gameover).

2-c) Possible solution(s):

In order to solve this kind of problem, one can compare the social body (as global) to the human body.

I have made a sketch diagram to illustrate the purpose, as shown below.

PNG – 4.1 kb

Swell it is a pentagon diagram, is it (outer vertices) or is it an hexagon ?

The right diagram (B) is a kind of graph, with vertices or nodes named as S,O,C,I,A,L. . . Contrary to what one might think, the control “center” of the graph (B) is vertex S.

. As a center, ideally, it is in equal distance with vertices O,C,I,A,L.

. Vertex S should be the center of decision or a kind of clearing house. . . Resources and skills should flow freely (as deemed necessary), bidirectional, from vertices O,C,I,A,L through vertex S (see the continuous lines).

This way, it won’t be a free competition (world wild) but cooperation.

In my humble opinion, competition (in the sense of competing for a same resource) is not the search for optimization. It is the contrary.

In a competition there is a winner and a looser, the worst case.

I prefer to use the word “emulation”.

Well, is it not similar to World Trade organization (WTO) ?

2-c-1) Discourse: I will borrow Mathematics and other Science fields to illustrate my purpose. I imagine that the graph B represents:
– The five Earth continents (O,C,I,A,L).
– Human “varieties”.
– Subset of social entities representative of a particular country.

– Each vertex can represent a particular set of features (parameters) or a group.

On looking at the graph figure, I can isolate two tendencies: Top-Down (hierarchical) and mesh types. Looking at the graph figure, the outer vertices O,C,I,A,L represent the present state of our polical-economical-social environment.

To give an idea, at least 80% of our present day survival depend on this hierarchical type.

The other 20% is a trend (mesh type), which gains more and more support.

Postulates:
– Human body is perfect;
– Human body internal regulatory system is perfect;
– The regularory system maintains human integrity;
– Human “sickness” is a disorder in the system;
– Human body needs external exchanges (e.g the atmosphere, and food, processed materials, shelter …) in order to survive.
– Inside the human body, there are no competition between specialized organs.
– Each internal organ (specialized), needs energy to sustain itself and needs processed exchanges with neighbouring organs.
– The internal organs of a human body are optimal in its specific functionalities.
– Human body is perenial (survive), iff equilibrium exists inside and outside.

a) Top-down: Top-down type here is interpreted as hierarchical. There are mainly two paths starting from vertex O (top) to vertex I (bottom), starting from the vertex O: O.C,I O,L,A,I

Starting from vertex O (top) to vertex A (bottom): O,C,I,A O,L,A

Neighbouring lines between nodes such as O-C,C-I can be interpreted as bilateral agreements between two countries, hence direct relationship.

The path from node O to node I is: O-C-I. This means an intermediary node exists, node C. Node C plays the role of the middleman. In an econimical perspective, node C will levy a tax or commission for products or other types of exchanges from both nodes O and I.

Generally, if I take a reference node for my studies, lets it be node O, my exchanges destination node will depend where it lies (number of intermediary nodes ). The consequence of this, I will try to optimize the ROI (best route, shortest path, less cost “politics”, best political tactics, multiple trade agreements with intermediaries nodes …).

What if for some reasons, node C is temporalily out of reach to node O (neighbour nodes) ? To reach node I, node O has to take another route: O-L-A-I; The later route will be longer and costs a lot more. The consequence of this problem: node O should have to be a good neighbour to node C.

Can any node of the graph B (which are nodes O,C,I,A,L) decides to block its traffic with its neighbour nodes ? In that case, which would be the consequences for itsef and other remaining nodes ?

Can any node of the graph B (which are nodes O,C,I,A,L) be blocked by one or more neighbouring nodes ? In that case, which would be the consequences for itsef and other remaining nodes ?

This kind of graph (top-down) will be called a greedy graph.

To be clear: The top node O has the choice to take either path O-C-I or O-L-A-I. The immediately lower level of the graph, nodes C and L, have no choice of route, but can block completely or partially the flows from node O. And still, nodes C and L, may have control over lower level nodes C and L. The lowest level of nodes, I-A, are at the mercy of the higher levels of nodes.

Because, in order to survive and produce more wealth, top-down graph type, needs both input and output (hence the term cycle).

One node C will directly produce for node O, at its demand. If the particular products need particular skills and resources, either node C will produced partial finished products and feeding the partial products to a lower level node I. A healthy top-down cycle (or circuit), will use resources O-C-I-A-L-O. Even if it isn’t fair.

Growth:

What does growth mean ?
– ROI;
– Human population;

I have two human cases:
– Stable human population;
– Human population growing; I have two cases of ROI:
– Optimize the ROI , produce more wealth, with stable human population;
– Optimize the ROI, produce more wealrh, with more human population;

As human population grows, more resource is needed to sustain. To maintain proportionally the same ROI, Minimal conditions: Hpi: Human population at initial conditions; dHp: Human population growth; Hpd: Human population at destination;

Hpc: Human community; Ri : Resource at initial conditions; dR: Added resource; Rd: Resource at destination; Avi; Added value at initial conditions; dAv: Added value growth; Avd: Added value at destination;

Hpi <—> Ri ; Hpd = Hpi + dHP <—> Rd= Ri + dR;

Rd = Ri + dR ;

Avd = Avi + dAv; By postulation, added value (ROI) is a man made product; , so, the pseudo equalities will be pseudo functions by Hp: Avd(Hpd) = Avi(Hpi) + dAv(dHp);

Two questions arise:
– Can Av grows forever? if not, there is a limit. . Can Hp grows foerever? if not, there is a limit.

At the present state, universe T (human’s play field as Resource) is finite. If universe T is finite then universe B is finite, by the sheer size of universe T . Question: Is the Resource portential of universe T has reached its limit(s), where equilibrium is at risk , because of Human activities ? If not, how to quantify or situate its limit ?

Universes T and B equilibrium is always true iff Trp >> Trl . Tra : universe T resource potential; Tri: universe T resource used by Human population; As I have postulated that the human body is perfect (at least for known and unknown purposes), the human body does not grow forever. It has a limit of growth.

Question: has the human body’s growth attained its limit ?

At the present day, a human body grows, and its internal organs and system grow proportionally.

On the graph B, nodes O-C-I-A-L, must grow at the same rate. The graph B has a limit of growth.

Consequences: – Universe B exists iff universe T exists, the converse is not true;
– Universe T “contains” universe B;
– ROI grows to a limit.
– Whatever the level of Hp, ROI has a limit of growth.
– lim R(Hp) <=> lim (ROI);
– lim (R(Hp) + Ro) <=> lim (ROI) Where Ro = Robots;
– If Hp keeps growing beyond its limit, then the universe T must “expand” itself.
– ROI exists iff Hp exists; The converse is not true;

– lim (min(R(min Hp))) <=> lim (max(ROI)); That is, with a minimal resource and a minimal human population to maximize the ROI implies either:
– More automation (robots) with minimal human population (less straining for the later), or less automation with minimal human population (more straining for the later).

Now, if ROI has to grow beyond its natural limit then humans as we know will be another specy. If a new specy arises then a new body arises. Because of the desequilibrium, universe T will not be the same as I know now. As universe T becomes T’ and universe B becomes B’, other connexed universes (to T’ and B’) will be changed, (Laws of conservations).

As I say earlier, greedy path, can break the equilibrium of graph B. Suppose then that node O wants to maximize everything and still maintain a semblance of equilibrium, for only its internal interests, then it may:
– Cannibalize other nodes (nodes C-I-A-L).
– Replace other nodes living systems by robots.
– Expand itself to other nodes. If this case of figure could be done, then what would happen to universe B ? I assert that universe B would be tranformed into another universe B’, with new internal laws. If universe B’ is created like this, then that will affect other connexed universes in unatural ways.

Could universe B’ compete against Nature for its survival ?

For the time being:
– Universe B improves its survival capabilities (Sciences and techonologies), which could mean either: that universe B has not reached yet its natural limits or : that universe B has reached its limits, if so it is in the process of transforming itself into a new universe

. To simplify:
– I use similarity (mathematics: geometry), to illustrate my assertions, such as if universe B grows then it must maintain proportionality if it wants to be safe.

Strange conditions:
– Producers and consumers relationship: If a producer Pd has manufactured a product with quantity Qt, which it wants to sell cheap enough at a price Pu per unit, then the total expected value is Vt = Qt x Pu. The producer Pd wants a net benefice Bn per unit sold. Total net benifice Bnt = Qt x Bn. Bnt grows if Qt grows. Suppose that each consumer Cn buy a unit of the product, then the total number of consumers Cnt <=> Qt. Bnt = Bn x Cnt, the benefice depends on the number of consumers. If consumers Cnt grow to its natural limit, that is max(Hpd) <—> max(Rd) < max(R(T)) then the benefice Bnt grows to a limit.; Suppose that a producer Pdy has made a complex product Pdc with Qtc, which it wants to sell at a high price Puc per unit. Suppose that only 20% of the consumers Cnt can afford to buy the product Pdc. Even the expected benefice Bntc > Bnt will have a limit.

Unless the producers can sell multiple times to the same consumers Cnt and Cntc, the benefice grows to a limit.

To simplify: Bnt -> Hp -> R . The benefice Bnt depends on Human population depends on resource R. If there is any benefice Bn at all, one meaning is that the human population Hp has enough resource Rp to buy. If Human population Hp has enough resource Rp, one meaning that Hp has managed to produce and sell something (selling its workforce). Hence: Producers Pd <=> Consumers Cn (Pd <=> Cn is then a tautology).

Trade routes: Taking again the graph B as an illustration. If node O wants to make trading directly with node A, which way(s) could it be done ? Either follow path O-C-I (O-L-A-I) or “create” a new route, lets it be O-S-I. S is for example international waters (trade by the Sea), International airspace (trade by the Air). Node S is a “free zone”, agreed by connexed nodes to S.

Notes: To be treated (formalized)
– Human body taken as a referential (universe B).
– Laws exist and perdure as long as the human body perdures.
– Laws exist and are pertinent to the referential B.
– Entropy applies to human body.
– Thermodynamics applies to human body.
– Everything that exist in a healthy body is utile and has a minimum functionalties.
– The human body needs external energy in order to sustain.
– Universe T exists.
– Exchanges exist between universe T and universe B.

– Universe T is composed of connexed subuniverses: Atmosphere, water, minerals, flora, fauna, landmasses (substrates), subrerranean potential energy…

– Universe T and universe B are connexed subuniverses of universe W.
– Universe W contains universe Su (Sun).
– Universe Su sends “energy” to sustain universe W.
– Entropy apply to the enumerated universes.

Laws:
– Skills and resources flows are similar to energy (e.g. thermal).

– The amount of energy flowing through the body decays. Hence, to maintain the equilibrium of the body, external energy must be supplied continuouslly.

– Internal body organs take a toll of energy traversing them. The taken energy is transformed for its own purpose, the remaining transformed energy is turned over to neighbouring organs.

– Entropy exists. Nothing is lost. Everything changes from one state to another. Hence, law of conservation.
– The laws of conservation applies to universes W,T,B.

Consequences:
– If a universe B “sees” another universe T, then universes B and T are connexed, then exchanges may happen between universes B and T.
– If a universe grows, it has to take the needed energy externally from itself.
– For equilibrium to exist between two connexed universes B,T, what a connexed universe B takes from the other connexed universe T, has to be returned by an equivalent “quantity” . Equilibrated exchanges must exist.

2-c.1.b) Mesh type

The mesh type or model is represented as nodes S,O,C,I,A,L , as shown by the graph B.

All the paths go through node S.

I see the node S as a virtual node.

Node S is where all vital “mechanical” organs have their place and functionalities.

Can I assert that such or such organ is more utile than the other ?

Can I assert that such and such organ is far more superior to others ?

From what I know, every bit of tissue, the smallest organ has its utility, in order to maintain my body as sane as possible.

To maintain my body as sane as possible, the same care is taken for each organ, be it the smallest and at the first glance seen as of no real utility.

The node S can be seen as a clearinghouse for connexed nodes O,C,I,A,L.

This the way that international organizations, trade and similar “bodies” organizations work.

The graph B (S,O,C,I,A,L) model can be applied to all kinds of human activities.

Nodes O,C,I,A,L are in “equal” distance from each other through node S.

The node S is where regulatory flows and problems settlings are taking place.

In this model, every peripheral nodes (O,C,I,A,L) won’t be ostracized or isolated from each others.

That why I call this model as a cooperative model.

Sure one may object (those that maintain that they are by far superior to others).

As a human being, can I afford to loose a finger? an entire arm ? Can I afford to loose one or both feet ?

Contrary to folklore, I won’t say: “stupid as my foot !”.

If I loose one peripheral, my body won’t be in equilibrium (to walk “naturally”).

Mesh type are organized, optimized. Since each peripheral and internal organs (S) are specialized in its functions.

Mesh type doesn’t make resources a “waste”, by competing stupidly with each others.

Again, I take the human body as representative:
– External resources goes to my mouth (to get feed).
– The food goes down my throat.
– The food get into my body, where it is processed.
– The body processes the food into nutritives for the whole body.
– What remains from the processed food is evacuated by natural overtures at the bottom of the body S.

Suppose that I am the head (node O), may I assert that I want to eat and drink (external resources) and at the same time keep it all for myself (in node O) ?

Or worse, may I assert that I can concentrate all the processing mechanisms of the body per se (node S) into my head (node O) ?

For the time being, it is NO,of course.

Human body (node S) dispatches its nutrients outwards to the its extensions, i.e, head, limbs.

With the mesh type model, node S dispatches resources and skills to nodes O-C-I-A-L.

To simplify: resources and skills should be permitted to flow wherever they are needed. This way, the mesh model stays a cooperative model.

Question: Could I twist the graph B in such a manner that I could retain my suprematy ? Topologically yes. But it is not natural. In accordance with the laws of conservation, to maintain the twisted graph in the form I wish, I’ll need “extra energy”.

Question: Why Nature has come with the human body model as it is ?

It will be easier to refactor (or partioning) all connexed nodes into a form that fits to my will.

To simplify: Let’s nodes O,C,I,A,L form a cycle as shown on the graph B. To form the virtual node S, i.e in the center of the said cycle, I will take off chunks from each node O,C,I,A,L and shifted in the same plane those chunks to form node S. Virtual node S constitudes what I will call producer/brainshare clearing house.

Technically speaking, this can be done with existing resources and skills, e.g Transporation (terrestrial,aerial,seas,telecommunications), remote medicare, virtual desks and so on.

From what I can see, most of the necessary building blocks are there, but unconnected.

Why it can’t be done now ?

Here again, because of the greedy thing.

True enough, that I don’t want to work alone for the benefit of all.

Postulates:
– My effort has a price.
– My work is for my own benefit and for those that I care, families.
– My survival, present and futur.
– Each individual has its own motivations and aims.

In order to be able to do anything, I must first survive. To survive, I have to work or have a revenue (stocking resources). Then, I am an ecomic agent in the human Economy system.

I can achieve my objective, by optimizing my net benefice (as shown in the former paragraph). As said earlier, I can enslaving others to work for me. But this solution has a very short life. Because of the postulates.

The other way is to collaborate.

For that, I must have choices to do and go where I want with minimum hindrance (shortest path is best).

Again, as the body grows, each component grows proportionally. If my own net benefice has to grow, then others’s net benefice has to grow as well.

Pd <=> Cn is then a tautology.

Sustaining growth: Pd <=> Cn Cn <=> Hpd Producer output grows iff Consumer input grows. Consumer input grows iff Producer output grows. The way that Nature has found for individual survival in the time scale is aggregation of individuals and growth is then a duplication of individuals (reproduction) . Each generation performs better than the precedent iff smarter.

Two possibilities:
– Internal
– External

Internal smarting:
– Natural selection or is it what I did that have an impact on my genus (acquisition) ?
– Adaptation;

External smarting:
– Collective memories; Skills are teached to the offsprings;
– Existing social-cultural-political environments;

– Where do we go from there ? For the mesh type graph, with node S as a clearing house:
– Partitioning nodes O-C-I-A-L, shifted the later into a virtual node S (the center of the graph B);
– Develop and improve existing communucations infrastructure (meshing);
– Develop and improve existing goods/resources transport systems; Why not create subterranean tubes ?
– Allow skills to migrate if every concerned party want to; Node S could be seen as an virtual node or real (which means a real physical territory).
– O,C,I,A,L can stay as it is (with their own socio-cultural-political systems), then it would use the improved technical means to exchange and trade through the node S (shortest path , optimization of natural resources).

The virtual node S and paths from node S to nodes O.C,I,A,L should be in “neutral” territories.

3) Conclusions I will try to jot down notes, before structuring at a later time.

What I learn from the past History, wars, social unrests all stem from the postulate “SURVIVE” or SURVIVAL.

Survival uses many means to achieve its goals; Social, culture, economy, politics, Science, technology, is an example.

Is it: Survival => Social => Culture => Economy (troc, producer/consumer , Science, techonology…);

Economy => Politics;

In turn, the proposal has to be a cycle (in order to sustain itself: closure, loop or whatever term it is): Survival => Social => Culture => Economy => Politics => Survival.

From the tautology Pd <=> Cn, every individual (human being) is an economical agent (specialized on its own merit). It has to produce and consume in order to last.

notes:
– How comes that in overall the PIB and PNB grow at a steady rate ? At least only since 15 th. century at most.
– Today human population (Hp) at ist heighest peak, never seen before.
– Is there a correlation between rate of development, Science discoveries, Tech development with the growth of Hp (heigher number of individuals)?

– Is there a correlation between Economy complexity and Hp growth ?
– Does a critical mass exist in Economy in order for the later to exist ?
– Globalization must have the properties of a ring.

4) Appendix http://www.wikipedia.org

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Game and Peace . Instead of War and Peace

Hello,

The Winter Olympic Games start on next Friday, in Italy.

We must rejoice for the event. A little time to forget all the bad news, be them polical, economic or social unrest around the World.

But there is a word that we use very often: competition.

Even in a peaceful sport event, we use quite a lot of this word.

The mindset which purports the word, may vary from individuals.

I can read and hear, such things as: “We are the best !”

The same word (competition) does convey another mindset in other more “serious matters”, such as: “compete or die!”.

I don’t know if WORD preceeds IDEA.

With this simple inocuous word, competion has led to terrible things: wars, survival for the fittests etc …

Couldn’t we invent another more lenient WORD/IDEA ?

Is this WORD/IDEA natural ?

Why then Nature is such a beautiful equilibrium, with myriads of diversity ?

Some say that Nature is cruel. Species are battling each others

Then to what extends ?

To my knowledge, there isn’t a single proof that a particular specy wipes out another one(s) to extinction.

On the contrary, there more and more proofs, that species collaborate with each others !!

One may say that lions (the fittests) eat games. But they are not massacring their fair games out to oblivion.

Even among lions, they do not massacre each others.

Well, if I take out an unit such as man, I may consider that man as a whole is composed of different organs (heart, limbs, eyes, ears, kidneys, brain etc …) . These organs do not compete each other to be the best.

I may suppose (safely) that they are cooperating in order to maintain man’s integrity.

When two or more human beings gather and decide to live together, I suppose that the main purpose is survival (mutual interests).

Hence, villages, cities, countries, empires sprout up around the globe

. But even inside a mutal interests group, there is competition of the fittest.

I am pondering about the definition of human intelligence.

To be individualistic intelligent (striving to be the fittest) and risks to extinction, or live with less pretentions in equilibrium with the rest of of The Lord’s creations ?

Still, I don’t know whether IDEA comes before WORD expression.

I use words to express what I perceive.

Or is it the contrary ?

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HOWTO: Setup and run a Gentoo testing environment by chroot.

Hello,

Contents: 1) Introduction 2) Setup 3) Conclusions 4) Appendix

1) Introduction:

The purpose of this document is a kind of cookbook, as a reminder for myself. I was looking a way to set up a testing environment for linux, i.e, with new applications, development tools chains, by either updating or installing from tar balls. To date, after reading thru various forum postings, there exist several ways to achieve the purpose:
– UML
– XEN and al …

Well, they do not fit entirely my purposes which are:
– Keeping my stable environment unharmed.
– Go back and forth between the stable and unstable environment, for comparaisons.
– No rebooting.
– Simplicity.

After some ponderings, I stopped short on Gentoo setup, as it is my preferred linux genre.

I set up the environment as indicated by several documents on the web and chrooting into it. I want to setup the test environment (chroot) with the latest Gentoo stable release and gcc-3.4.4. In the testing environment (chroot), I am able to run apps (ncurses or X apps). Caveat: The booted kernel is still the same for both environments.

Refs: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbo… https://alioth.debian.org/docman/vi… http://www.linuxorable.net/Xnest-ou… http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-…

2) Setup:

Requirement: Stable environment with enough free disk space in root partition. I have 12 GB left.

2-1) Steps I used (as root), from the stable environment: , ——————————————————————– a – Start the X environment (e.g KDE), log in as a user (e.g. userxx). b – Open a terminal: type “su -“. # mkdir /gentoo-test, i.e to be chroot’ed: Download stage3-x86-2005.1-r1.tar.bz2

# tar xvjpf stage3-*.tar.bz2 # tar xvpjf /mnt/gentoo/portage-.tar.bz2 -C /gentoo-test/usr

# cp -L /etc/resolv.conf /gentoo-test/etc/resolv.conf # cp -L /etc/hostname /gentoo-test/hostname # mount -t proc none /mnt/gentoo-test/proc # mount -o bind /dev /mnt/gentoo-test/dev

# mount -t devpts /dev/pts /gentoo-test/dev/pts

In /etc/fstab (under the main stable environment or parent), add the lines: /home /gentoo-test/home none bind 0 0 /tmp /gentoo-test/tmp none bind 0 0 /proc /gentoo-test/proc proc defaults 0 0

Then mount them: # mount /gentoo-test/home # mount /gentoo-test//tmp # mount /gentoo-test/proc Copy my /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow and /etc/group files to the chroot (/gentoo-root)-

CHROOT to the test environment, do:

# chroot /gentoo-test /bin/bash # env-update * Caching service dependencies… # source /etc/profile # export PS1=”(chroot) $PS1”

Emerge the necessary packages that fit my time being purposes.

2-2)To test, do:

In the terminal, do: # su – userxx export DISPLAY=:0

Type int the terminal, e.g konqueror.

3) Conclusions:

I was able to transfer some parameters from the parent environment to the test environment, so that after emerging needed packages (please follow the indications in the above links), I was able to run the apps from the test environment:

konqueror kwrite xine gxine
— –

As one may notice, the devices are those from the parent environment. As a precaution, reboot your linux box at least one time, so that the /etc/fstab is OK; then chroot and setup your user env. I use scripts to do that.

In a nutshell:
– log in as userxx (KDE),
– open a terminal -> Become root -> Run the setup script (that you have created) to Chroot to your test environment -> su – userxx .

Tips:

To distinguish terminal sessions, I name a terminal session dedicated to my test environment (chroot’ed) as GENTOO-TEST. From this terminal session, I run: $ Xnest :1 & $ fluxbox -display :1& $ konqueror -display :1& ….

This way, my X apps in the test environment are setup inside a dedidicated X window (Xnest).

4)Appendix:

a)example of /etc/fstab (excerpt): /home /gentoo-test/home none bind 0 0 /tmp /gentoo-test/tmp none bind 0 0 /proc /gentoo-test/proc proc defaults 0 0

b)Example of chroot script:

#!/bin/bash mount /gentoo-test/home mount /gentoo-test/tmp mount /gentoo-test/proc mount -o bind /dev /gentoo-test/dev mount -t devpts /dev/pts /gentoo-test/dev/pts mount -o bind /sys /gentoo-test/sys chroot /gentoo-test /bin/bash env-update source /etc/profile

c) example of Xnest script: #!/bin/bash export DISPLAY=:0 Xnest :1 & fluxbox -display :1 & konqueror -display :1 &

d) Refs: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbo… https://alioth.debian.org/docman/vi… http://www.linuxorable.net/Xnest-ou… http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-…

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Welcome to our grandson Ziyad-Matt – Jan. 24 2006 – Geneva – Switzerland

Hello Ziyad-Matt,

Welcome to thee little baby, The Lord bless you, your parents too.

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Les civilisés de la route. Joyeux Noël

Hello,

Joyeux Noël. Paix aux hommes de bonne volonté.

Hier, le 24 décembre 2005. La circulation dans l’agglomération St-Julien-En-Genevois (Haute Savoie – 74) et Genève Charmilles (CH), a été calme.

Ce jour là, c’est quatre vingt pour cent de civilisés sur la route. C’est à dire, 80% de moins d’excités de la route. Je roule avec plaisir.

Est ce l’effet de la veille de Nöel ? possible. Ce qui m’étonne, c’est qu’en circulant en pleine nuit (vers 22h30), en partie sur l’autoroute de contournement, la plupart des automobilistes respectent la limite vitesse, distance de freinage de sécurité et les feux rouges! De plus il n’y avait que peu de traffic routier.

C’est à eux que je m’adresse en premier: chapeau.

Si au moins, il y avait 80% de cette catégorie de conducteurs durant la semaine ordinaire, ce serait extra.

Réflexions:

– En agglomération, Il ne sert à rien de foncer, pour freiner sec au prochain feu rouge. En respectant la limite de vitesse (zones de 30 à 50 km/h) et distance entre les voitures, j’ai remarqué que les riverains (qui n’ont pas la priorité) peuvent se faufiler dans la file aisement. Souvent, les automobilistes ne cèdent pas le passage, bien qu’ils seront obligés de s’arrêter plus loin, à cause d’un d’un feu rouge. Je suppose que ce genre de désagréments, créent un esprit revanchard. D’où l’effet boule de neige, em grossissant la catégorie des barbares de la route. A chaque désagrément rencontré sur la route, celui qui l’a subi le font payer à un ou plusieurs autres. Donc, quand on reste civiliser, dans ce cas précis, on y gagne en apportant un peu moins d’agressivité à un ou plusieurs automobilistes. En espérant qu’ils feront de même aux autres.

Je ne veux pas dire que je me comporte mieux que les autres, loin de là. Je fais aussi des erreurs grossières. Mais quand je me rends compte, je corrige le tir.

C’est une sorte de jeu d’avions, mais sans but lucratif.

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Les barbares de la route – tueurs nés, mais couards.

Hello,

Aujourd’hui (le 21 Décembre 2005), je voudrai discuter sur les barbares de la route en Haute Savoie (74 – FR) et à Genève (CH).

Je fais souvent le trajet Annemasse et St-Jeoire-en-Faucigny/Mieussy, ainsi que Genève.

Donc, entre Annemasse et Bonne, la plupart des conducteurs (74) de toutes sortes de type de véhicule, se comportent correctement, c’est à dire, respect de la vitesse, dépassement en mettant bien en évidence leurs clignotants. Après Bonne, c’est la jungle. D’où l’appellation de barbares de la route. Certains font n’importe quoi, soit pour aller plus vite que moi et me dépassent en trombe, soit s’il se trouvait que mon véhicule mène la file, le véhicule qui me suit, me lance des coups de phares (il n’ose visiblement pas me dépasser, à moins que …).

Et lorsqu’il ose enfin me dépasser, il me lance des gesticulations dans son véhicule toutes vitres fermées (je suppose que ce sont des insultes). Or, je respecte la limite de vitesse.

Le pire c’est le soir, par nuit intense. Pas d’éclairage, sur certains longs tronçons de route.

Sur le tronçon St-Jeoire et Mieussy où c’est une route de moyenne montagne( donc pas mal de lacis). Certains sont carrément criminels.

Aujourd’hui,température moyenne à moins 5 degrés centigrades (risques de verglas), pour moi, c’est le summun de mauvaises rencontres du enième type (les tueurs nés mais couards).

Ces tueurs nés couards, font tout pour me déstabiliser pour que j’aille plus vite, au risque de me planter soit dans un ravin, soit un collison, soit contre le flanc mintagneux.

Tactique des tueurs couards:

– Ils ne me dépassent pas, même si la route devant moi est bien dégagée.
– La nuit, surtout sur des tronçons de route non éclairées et en lacis, ils me collent au train, ne respectant pas la distance de freinage minimale de sécurité. Et là, sûrs de toute impunité, ils m’aveuglent avec leurs phares. Etant sans cesse aveuglé, soit je ralentis, soit j’accélére. Pour ma part, j’ai préféré ralentir encore plus. Ce n’est pas l’effet voulu par les tueurs nés (couards). Alors coups de klaxons en su aux coups de phares aveuglantes. De guerre lasse, ils me dépassent, en klaxonnant de rage. Dans Genève, ce n’est pas mieux. Surtout la nuit tombante sur des tronçons mal éclairés.

Donc, j’ai eu une bonne dizaine d’agressions de ce type aujoud’hui.

Conclusions:

La loi de PARETO (80/20) ressort dans toute sa splendeur. Aujoud’hui, c’est 80 pour cents de crétins et tueurs potentiels.

Et ça se permettent de faire la leçon de civilisation aux autres.

Drôles de civilisés.

La honte …

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Mariage de notre fille Agnes et Khaled – Geneve – SUISSE

Tous nos voeux de bonheur, santé, longévité, prospérité à notre fille Agnes et son epoux Khaled.

Mairie de Genève – SUISSE.

Premier rang: Elvire, Agnes, Khaled,Philippe,Mamoud Deuxième rang Soraya,Kira,Talisha, Mireille Clicker sur l’image pour agrandir.

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Conducteur TPG sympa (Genève – St Julien en Genevois)

Bon, pour une fois que je suis positif. Par une nuit tardive et froide à Genève (CH), je devais prendre le bus D, depuis la Place Bel-Air, pour me rendre à St Julien en Genevois (74- Hte Savoie – FR). Malheureuesement, je n’avais pas assez de monnaie pour prendre le ticket de bus. Le distibuteur de tickets ne prend pas de billets de banque. Je montais dans le bus D, et j’ai demandé au conducteur un ticket. Ce dernier me disait qu’il n’a pas assez de monnaie pour me rendre le change; que je devais prendre le ticket de bus au distributeur automatique, à l’arrêt du bus. Je lui avais demandé qu’est ce que je devais faire. Il était embêté. Car il comprenait bien mon problème. En descendant du bus j’aurais à attendre au moins une heure pour le suivant.

Après un moment de réflexion, il m’avait dit d’aller m’asseoir et qu’il allait faire le nécessaire. J’étais très gêné. Or, à deux arrêts plus loin, deux contrôleurs TPG, éatient montés dans le bus . Panique. J’ai fini par trouvé le montant en monnaie, en faisant toutes mes poches et j’ai voulu acheter mon ticket. Le conducteur de bus était en train de palabrer avec les contrôleurs, et m’avait dit que c’était réglé pour cette fois.

J’avais échappé belle. Car, les contrôleurs avaient choppé deux personnes sans titres de transport valables. Durant le contrôle, deux altercations verbales avaient eu lieu. C’étaient des passagers qui injuriaient les contrôleurs. Bon, je comprenais mieux les conducteurs et contrôleurs de la TPG, pour le stress subi. Il y a eu des reportages dans les journaux et à la télé.

Pour la première fois, J’étais témoin des insultes et incivilités. Ils étaient restés calmes malgré tout.

Chapeau, donc. Il y a quand même des gens compréhensifs, pour autant qu’on les respecte et rester honnête.

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Alexandre, Kireille, Capsule, Fifi, Philippe

Alexandre, Kireille, Capsule, Fifi, Philippe

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Photo famille: Elvire et Philippe

Elvire, Philippe

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photo famille: Agnes

Agnes Click on me to enlarge

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Photos famille: Alexandre,Mireille, Philippe

Alexandre,Mireille, Philippe

Click on me to enlarge

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Etat d’urgence contre les émeutes en France et possibles conséquences

Bonsoir, 1) Introduction: Le sujet m’émeut et m’interpelle.

Le gouvernement français a décrété l’état d’urgence sur tout le territoire où les émeutes ont eu lieu.

Le ministre de l’intérieur a donné les ordres d’expulser les étrangers ayant participé aux émeutes et de ce fait condamnés pénalement. Jusqu’à ce jour une centaine contre plus d’un millier d’arrestations.

J’ai entendu aux infos, qu’il était question de déchoir de la nationalité française les fauteurs de troubles (autre que blancs ?).

2) Mon contexte: Je suis issu de l’immigration en France. Ma famille est de nationalité française depuis trois générations, et quelques gouttes de sang français de “souche” dans leurs veines.

Je suis né en Belgique. Malgré celà, j’ai dû choisir entre la nationalité française et celle du Viet-nam communiste à ma majorité, bien que ma mère soit française de naissance.

Jusqu’à cette date, j’ai des papiers d’identité français. J’ai crû que j’étais français à part entière.

Malgré celà, la plupart du temps, durant ma jeunesse j’étais confronté au racisme ordinaire de la part des français de souche ou supposés comme tels.

Fort heureusement, ma famille a eu de très bons amis français de souche. Ce qui m’a soulagé quelque peu.

Je n’habitais pas dans une cité dortoir, malgré que ce soit dans une banlieue de la région parisienne. J’ai reçu une bonne éducation, en partie en internat, chez des frères religieux.

En dehors de cet environnment, je n’ai pas pu éviter mille vexations (espèce de face d’oeuf, sale chinetoque, , péril jaune,nhà quê, macaque etc…, retourne dans ta rizère …).

Ce genre d’appellations ne provenaient pas uniquement que des jeunes de mon âge …

Ceci n’est qu’un example parmi d’autres, pour illustrer de ce qui va suivre.

Ma jeunesse en France coincidait avec la fin de la guerre d’Indochine et le début de l’intervention américaine au Viêtnam.

Vers l’âge de 17 ou 18 ans, ma chère mère a voulu me faire travailler chez un éditeur parisien bien connu, durant mes congés d’été, comme stagiaire de bureau, grâce à une de ses amies. Je n’y suis resté qu’un jour. Car le chef de bureau m’a envoyé illico dans un des entrepôts, comme manutensionnaire. J’étais choqué. Les autres stagiaires restaient à leur poste.

Il est possible que le traumatisme latent qui est en moi, qu’à la fin de mes études , m’a incité à chercher du travail et m’établir à l’étranger (la Suisse). Mon épouse en est originaire.

J’ai eu l’occasion de devenir citoyen Suisse, après un certain délai. Mais je devais renoncer à la citoyenneté française. Je ne l’avais pas fait. J’ai attendu l’assouplissement de la loi helvétique, pour le devenir. Soit 25 ans après mon établissement en Suisse. Mes enfants le sont de facto à leur naissance. Enfin, je pourrais dire que je suis plus Suisse que Français, vu que j’ai vécu en Suisse plus d’années qu’en France.

Or, ce n’est pas mon sentiment. Or, dans l’ensemble de ma vie, je dois reconnaître que la Suisse et ses habitants m’ont mieux accueilli et intégré. Et ce malgré la période noire de la montée de xénophobie des années fin 1980.

3) Analyse:

Je constate que rien n’a changé dans cette république que j’ai appris à respecter pour son idéalisme rèpublicaine.

Quand le ministre de l’intérieur traitait les jeunes de banlieue de racailles et à nettoyer par karcher, j’ai un sentiment de dégoût.

Dans mon esprit, j’ai compris que ces termes s’appliquaient aux gens de couleurs. Presque tous les journaux et autres médias locaux et étrangers le sous entendent.

Il ne faut pas croire que les asiatiques en soient épargnés. Juste que les médias sont prudents (risque de déplaire aux nouvelles puissances économiques que sont le Japon, la Chine, la Corée etc…).

Voir la référence d’un très bon article espagnol en index.

La différence avec les autres communautés (magrébine, noire d’Afrique), c’est qu’elles n’ont pas de moyens légaux, ni sentiments de solidarité, ni considération, pour se défendre.

Pour ma part, je me félicite que le pays de mes ancêtres s’en sort assez bien et a vaincu deux puissances mondiales, et a pu remonter son économie petit à petit . Bien que je ne sois pas communiste pour autant.

L’interview du premier ministre à la TF1 me semble être très modéré. Mais en terme diplomatique. En clair: le bâton et la carrote. Habile. Mais il y a l’état d’urgence, dont la loi remonte à 1955, durant la guerre d’Algérie. Cette loi a été utilsée une deuxième fois à la Nouvelle-Calédonie (les kanaks ?). Donc, contre les fauteurs de troubles non blancs. Ce détail a son importance, d’ordre psychologique. Ceux qui ont été pourchassés et massacrés durant 1955 et ceux d’aujourdh’ui ne sont pas les mêmes. Les uns en sont des descendants, les autres sont soit des nouveaux venus de première génération soit de la deuxième génération. Les politiciens et dirigeants français ne sont pas les mêmes qu’en 1955.

Seuls les discours le sont.

Comment se fait-il, qu’on ne sache pas très clairement qui est qui ? Je ne puis croire que la majorité de ces personnes sont des clandestins. Le fait que les médias français, pour la plupart soient circonspects à ce sujet, sont à leur honneur. L’esprit républicain officiel, est en contradiction avec les faits.

Tant que l’opinion publique n’accepte pas dans leur majorité, que les non-blancs sont pour la plupart aussi français donc égaux, rien ne va plus. Je me prépare au pire, pour ma petite famille.

4) Propositions malhonnêtes:

– Pourquoi ne pas décréter la loi d’urgence de 1955 contre les débordements des grèves en tout genre ?
– Pourquoi ne pas décréter la loi d’urgence contre les indépendanistes corses et basques ?

– Et pour juste mesure, les déchoir de leur nationalité et les expulser du territoire français.

– J’ai regardé l’émission de la chaîne LCI, ce soir: “Les questions qui fâchent”, avec comme invitée, Madame Ségolène Royale. Ce qu’elle disait est tout à fait juste: on est français un point c’est tout. Porquoi dire un français d’origine africaine, d’origine magrébine etc…

Alors, il faudrait dire français d’origine Corse, d’origine Bretonne (n’est ce pas Monsieur le Pen ?), d’origine alsacienne (qui a été rattachée à l’Allemagne). d’origine hongroise (n’est ce pas Monsieur Sarkozy), polonaise etc…

D’abord, je voudrais savoir ce qu’est un vrai français et par extension un européen ? Car la couleur de leur peau, cheveux, yeux et leur faciès sont fort diverses.

Et que dire tous ceux qui parlent ces langages patoisants, breton, basque, provençal, picard, savoyard … ? Depuis quand sont-ils français ?

Enfin, tous les criminels aussi, quels qu’ils soient, devront être expulsés et déchus de leur nationalité.

5) Conclusions provisoires:

Je propose à ceux qui sont pour un châtiment exemplaire, donnent l’exemple, à cause de leur incompétance: se faire expulser eux mêmes.

J’ai quand même un espoir: peu de maires ont mis à exécution le plan d’urgence. Pour le moment.

Que des voix s’élèvent contre ce genre de solutions.

Les jeunes acteurs d’aujourd’hui auront certainement des séquelles, arrivés à l’âge adulte. Et gare aux bombes à retardement.

Quand le ministre de l’intérieur dit que c’est un honneur de devenir français, celà veut dire quoi ?. Dans mon esprit et le contexte auquel ce discours est prononcé: Boucle la, reste à ta place. Tu n’es pas comme nous autres français.

Or, un contrat citoyen, présuppose qu’au moins deux personnes soient impliquées. D’un côté, le naturalisé (personne physique), de l’autre (personne morale, l’Etat), ont des devoirs réciproques.

A ce stade, il reste à déterminer les responsabilités de chacun, dont les résultats sont les émeutes.

Enfin, pour ceux qui ne comprennent pas les raisons de ces émeutes, qu’ils participent à une émission reality show à créer : Bidonville Académy, ou “On change de rôle: immigré contre français de souche”.

Pour faire bonne figure, à ce que je crois fermement: Vive la République.

Références: REVUELTA URBANA EN FRANCIA Tourists, Immigrants, Borders and Walls

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Riots in France: a point of view

Hello,

1) Introduction: Since October 27th, 2005, Paris suburbs are set ablazed.

The starting of the riots stemmed from the accidental death of two youngsters, supposedly by trying to flee away from the police.

The riots are spreading to other poor suburban cities.

2) Point of view: Due to the broad media coverages of the *events* (local and international), mostly cynical about French pecularities about integration, I would like to put things straight out.

I believe that external point of views (foreign media) confronted to the local ones are definitly of help.

That’s why I put their references at the end of this message. I will discuss only some relevant subjects (to me: of course I am biased).

a) Republican Integration (French) vs. communitarism Integration (Anglo-Saxon): a-1) Let’s discuss about the Anglo-Saxon model.

Yes. The Anglo-Saxon model seems to fare better up to now. That’s what I will say as pragmatism. But, what about the melting-pot credo ? It seems to me that there is a dichotomy between the two of them. On one hand we are talking about American-Caucasians, American-Wasps,American-hispanics, American-Afros, American-Asians, original natives etc…

With these distinctions, “logically”, the ethnic quotas have to be instituted as a means of Justice among the citizens.

That the bright side and positive point of communitarism. They can pratice their culture, adapting and bringing new blood to society as far as they conform to laws of their Country. But what happens, when one or more of a particular ethnic groups are mishaving ?

Depending on the degree of the mishaved behaviours (murders, rapes, larcenies etc …), other ethnic groups may react badly, e.g, retaliation to everymember of the misbehaved ethnic group.

My question is on which criteria an individual is classified as pertaining ethnic group ?? For example, “mixed blood” individuals. To my knowledge and experiences, most of them are classified by a simple postulate: The strong ethnic group, will consider a mixed blood individual as a member of a less powerful ethnic group, and expect to behave as such.

I believe that diversity is a wealth, a bounty for a society. I will go a step further, diversity is the heart of Democracy. An extension

As far as each community obeys to a same set of rules: laws.

This is only possible if members are respectful to each others.

Possible dangers:
– Antogonisms which can bring chaos to the whole system (e.g. riots).
– Secessions.

a-2) Let’s discuss now the Gallic model:

Everybody is theoritically equal. On administrative papers, there are no mentions of the color of the skin, religion and such distinctive features. The Gallic or Republican model is a model of Humanism.

This is a strong point of this model. But impraticable for the time being.

That doesn’t mean that the model is obselete. It is carries hope in the long run. It’s a humanist philosophy.

The problem is that people common behaviour is clearly not driven in this perspective.

The people behaviour is instinctively communitarism at every level.

In society and carried on by the media, they are always looking for distinctive signs for individuals, such as the color of the skin, names, speach accents etc …

It doesn’t mean that is bad systematically. It could just a simple curiosity.

Despite the fact that the Gallic republican view is in contradiction with the common people behaviour. They cannot help themselves to think that all problems they experience are due to massive immigrants from the third world. Even if some of the later are French citizens.

b) Ghettos: Ghettos pertain to communitarism. They exist everywhere in the World, with different degrees. The French ghettos of today happen to be dwelled mostly by poor immigrants.

Most of these are descendants from former colonial workers imported massively during the economic boom (les trentes glorieuses).

All they are asking are respect and equal opportunity. This claim was heard in the USA, with the politically correct behaviours, long before the French administration starts to put in place with timidity.

3) Conclusions: There exists a real dichotomy between governmemt dittos and common citizens be it in the Anglo-Saxon or Gallic Republican model.

The two models are valid to my point of view.

They merit to be clarified by way of informations, education, and by politicians.

It seems to me that there are much confusions, sometimes maintained as such by politicians.

One the results of the confusions is the phenomena of unrest in France, today.

Links: Culture Clash

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Vietnamese music internet broadcasting: http://www.demsang.net

Hello,

For those interested in Vietnamese music/songs, there is the really good internet radio station (US based).

http://www.demsang.net Click on Radio button. or for some Linux brands: (totem,xine …), whose browser plugins are not correctly setup, use the link below and click on the listen tab: http://acs.demsang.net:8000 One can request a music/song to be played, from an online catalog.

Some songs are adapted from English/French or Chinese originals.

The adapted songs are mostly in bilinguism. The presentator speaks in Vietnamese and English.

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Stupid and nasty Alien stories nr. 2

The original story was reported by my son Alexandre. He heard this story from a buddy.

I just adapted and modified it a little bit.

Titi lives in a cosy small town. He doesn’t resemble to anyone. He is so sad and lonesome.

He wants to do everything that will please to others.

On a sunny day, he decides to make a little trip by plane. He takes a ticket to ride (Beatles) to a nearby city.

He is happy. Because, it is the first time he takes a plane. He makes himself very clean and good looking.

He goes to the airport and buys his ticket to ride. When it is the time to board the airplane, he looks at a mirror in the airport waiting hall, he says to himself: ” Hum, what a swell costume I have!”. He is so proud, he founds at last his dignity.

Once boarding the plane, Toto, a steward stops him. The steward barks: “Sorry, you cannot board to this plane!”. Titi goes sour, his smiling face stops short. Titi says to the steward: ” But Sir, a have the ticket!”. Toto, the steward answers fiercily:” Don’t you notice the sign ?”, pointing his finger to a flashing panel abover him. Toto adds: “Of course, maybe you don’t know how to read”.

Titi is red of shame, he stammers: “But …” Toto, the steward, says slowly :”The panel says: NO SMOKING !!”.

Titi, realizes instantly that what it signifies. He is wearing a glossy black smoking.

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VoIp (Cyberphone K usb and Skype) under Linux Fedora core 3

Hello,

1) Introduction:

I have installed the VoIp cyberphone K usb and the latest Skype linux version.

Well, it works quite well (speaker and mic). ! Even better than the one I installed on my Windows 2000 server. However, I have two switch off/on Skype after each call. Because there is an “call failed” error message (with a red icon lighted up).

2) Setup:

– Fedora core 3 (latest update): 2.6.12-1.1380_FC3
– I installed Fedora core 3 as it is on the install CDs, and update it to the latest version as of today.
– Skype skype-1.2.0.17-fc3.rpm (Skype Download area for Fedora core 3) , install it with internet connection switch on (in order to configure it properly).
– Once the Skype is startup (either via the Linux Fedora menu -> Internet or during the installation of Skype), choose on the Skype menu bar ->Tools->Options-> Hand/headsets->Audio devices (Calls)-> /dev/dspx Where x is the device number that is hook-up.

To detect which device Skype is hookup one can do: lsof /dev/dspx , where x is 1,2,3 …

example: [root@philippe50 ]# lsof /dev/dsp2 COMMAND PID USER FD TYPE DEVICE SIZE NODE NAME skype 13352 philippe 29u CHR 14,35 14623 /dev/dsp2

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Stupid and nasty Alien stories nr. 1

Toto and Titi are living in a small city. Toto is happy to live there. One of his forebears was among those who have created this area. A beautiful cosy place to live Every house has a garden. Public places have planted greens and flowers.

The city is surrounded by agrarian fields and forests.

Everybody knows Toto. Wherever he goes, one says: “Good day, mister Toto”.

Titi is a new comer to the area. He resembles to no one in the city. Almost no one talk to him. He is almost invisible to other people. Only a handful charitable people and the priest of the city church seem to know him.

One day, Toto strolls with his pet dog on one sidewalk street, planted with trees. Some dozens feet ahead of him, he saw a guy near a tree. Toto is thinking: ” what’s the h… is he doing ?”. Toto hurried forwards, with his pet dog. When he is near to the guy, he sees that the later was pissing off against the tree. Toto is angered from what he sees. He stammers to the guy: ” What’s are you doing ?, It is not a place for that!”. The guy answers sheepishly: “Sir, I have no choice in doing so. I can’t spare a coin to go the public latrine”. Seeing that Toto is becoming red, the guy continues: ” But sir, your dog is doing that everyday …” Toto shouts back: “You are not an animal!”. The guy, Titi in fact, anwers bluntly:” Sorry, I didn’t realize that …”.

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nationalismes au temps de la mondialisation.

Bonjour,

> Je viens de lire un très bon livre, sérieux, aussi neutre autant que possible, dont le titre est: L’Europe Histoire de ses peubles

Auteur: Jean-Baptiste Duroselle Edition: Hachette, littérature. Edition 1991.

Intéressant à plus d’un titre.
– Depuis la préhistoire jusqu’au Traité de Maastricht (1989-1991).
– Formations des peubles, des nations européeennes. – Formation de la civilisation Européenne. Grandeurs et chutes.
– Intéractions et influences civilisatrices avec le reste du Monde.
– Confrontations millinaires avec le monde mulsuman.
– Eclaircissement de beaucoup de sujets, encore obscurs de nos jours.
– Philosophies, courants de pensées, origines de la Science, l’Art, littérature. Voilà un livre sans parti pris. Ce qui m’a surpris, c’est que cet ouvrage cite souvent la Suisse. Surtout vers la fin du livre, du modèle concret du fédéralisme Suisse, et ses personnages célèbres.

L’ouvrage confronte l’idée européenne sans tomber dans le piège sur les questions raciales et racistes.

Une citation de Montesquieu, que beaucoup connaisse: “Je suis un être humain avant être un Français”, Les nationalismes européens sont fort récents, durant le XVIII-XIXème siècle. Avec toutes ses horreurs qui s’ensuivaient.

L’ouvrage est bien construit, car il s’y adonne à une confrontation d’idées. Toujours au moins deux points de vue pour un même sujet (surtout quand c’était brûlant).

Il fait intervenir les contradicteurs célèbres, en citant leurs pamphlets.

Conclusions:

Bon, c’est un ouvrage qui souligne que l’Europe et son avatar Occident est essentiellement Chrétien. Que la démocratie dérive du préceptes du Christ.

Que la Science occidentale dominante (je le concède) n’était possible depuis la civilisation grecque, qui a su formaliser et continuer plus loin la pensée logique. Bien qu’il a été accepté que les grecs ont empruntés les connaissances développées par les anciens Egyptiens et que l’alphabet soit d’origine phénicienne. Que les inventions aussi lointaines que la Chine étaient mises à contribution me font chaud au coeur. Les contributions du monde mulsulman ont été importantes dans l’histoire de l’Europe.

Les travers et effets pervers de l’Europe ont été mis en avant, sans complexe. voilà qui prouvent que l’auteur a su garder son esprit critique digne d’un vrai historien scientifique.

QUE LES NATIONALISTES DE TOUT POIL, PRENNENT CONNAISSANCE DE CET OUVRAGE POUR ECLAIRER UN PEU LEURS PENSEES, PARFOIS CONFUSES.

ET rendre à César ce qui est à César … NUL N’EST PARFAIT, MAIS PERFECTIBLE.

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VoIp (Cyberphone K usb and Skype) under windows 2000 server

Hello,

Contents:

1) Intro 2) setup

1) Intro: I bought the Cyberphone K Usb, some time ago. The Cyberphone K USB, is a plain phone set, looking like a telephone set on fixed or wireless network (pots). Today, I decide to hook the cyberphone K usb to my windows 2000 server. The provided install CD does not provide the WDMA_USB.INF module. The online manual does not explicitly which program “pieces” it needs for the cyberphone K usb hardware to be recognised. So, I google around the net. Lo, I found out which program pieces it needs: the WDMA_USB.INF . According to the messages in forums, the WDMA_USB is missing on some XP and XP pro system configuration. Some messages describe the problem encountered with USB headsets, which needs the WDMA_USB.INF in order to be recognised by the operating systems. In fact, all audio USB devices seemingly need this piece of INF file. Until I decide to hook the cyberphone K usb, I used a headset with micro (plantronics), which needs only the two jacks hooked up to the sound card. The headset is good, but I encounter problems with the microphone. The microphone does not carry very well my voice, i.e. the my correspondants do not hear my voice very well.

I mostly used the Plantronics headset and Skype VoIp provider on my Debian Sarge linux box.

2) Setup:

a) Log as administrator. Switch on the internet access for your PC. Skype needs it, in order to be installed correctly. Insert the provided install CD into the PC cd drive. b) It should autostart. Follow the indications to install the programs (Cyberphone) and Skype. c) At the end of the installation, hook up the cyberphone to a free USB PC slot. d) Windows will display a screen, which it has detected a new hardware device (? VoIp USB found). Continue the hardware setup. Enter the search path for the needed driver as c:\winnt\inf. In fact, Windows will install input.inf first, and after that it shows another screen asking again for another driver piece, which is WDMA_USB.INF. Enter the search path again (C:\WINNT\INF).

PS:I check whether or not the WDMA_USB is there, as it is supposed to be. If it is not the case, use your Windows installation CD. Either to extract from some CAB files. On my installation CD, the WDMA_USB.INF is found directly under the directory I386. In fact the true name found there, is WDMA_USB.IN_. Just double click on this file, a menu of choices will show up. Choose “extract” item.

That’s it. The Cyberphone lights up (in red). e) If Skype is not already launched, Click on the Skype icon on the launch bar. f) On the Skype menu, click on “Tools” and “Options”. Choose “Sound devices” on the scrolling sub-menu item. There, you should choose the “USB Audio Device”. One more step: Settings -> control panel -> Sounds and Multimedia -> Audio -> Sound playback -> Preferred playback (Usb audio device) -> advanced -> Choose headset

You should be able to call you friends.

Conclusions:

I was able to call my correspondants, both of us can converse normally as if we were on POTS phone.

Some links: http://www.skype.com http://www.voipvoice.com

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Votation Suisse (25 sept. 2005) – Bilatérales II: Extension de la libre circulation des personnes.

Bonjour,

Je suis agréablement surpris par le vote des Suisses pour le OUI, à 56%.

Comme quoi, je me suis lourdement trompé sur le caractère du peuple Suisse.

J’en suis d’autant plus surpris du vote pour OUI du côté des alémaniques!

Certains grands cantons alémaniques ont un score du OUI, supérérieur à celui de Genève!

Là, chapeau.

J’étais presque certain que le peuple dirait non !

En suivant quelques débats et en lisant des pamphlets dans les journaux, j’ai trouvé que la plupart des tenants du contre s’étaient montrés assez agressifs ,virulents, persuasif tout en restant polis (populisme).

Les ténors du non (les politiciens et syndicalistes), jouaient sur la peur. En citant pêle mêle, L’Allemagne fédérale, “envahie” par des éclopés du développement.

Même le Japon était mis à contribution …

Enfin, tant mieux pour l’Allemagne et le Japon cités en exemple.

Certains jouaient finement sur la main-d’oeuvre locale , y compris des étrangers déjà sur place ! Là j’en suis resté baba!

A certains moments, j’ai été en doute du bien-fondé du OUI.

Le soir de la votation, j’ai entendu à la télé TSR, une émission sur l’échange de chômeurs Suisses avec la Russie. L’échange est organisé par l’office cantonal de l’emploi et leur confrère de Russie.

Les jeunes diplômés Suisses, ont l’opportunité d’acquérir de l’expérience requise par les entreprises Suisses.

Moi-même, j’ai dû partir pour des missions à “l’étranger” (UE), pour survivre. Comme je suis bi-national, je n’ai pas eu de problème de circulation… C’est tout dire …

Sans compter, les milliers de Suisses qui se sont établis à “l’étranger”.

Qui pour la plupart sont bien accueillis …

Mais est-ce que l’inverse est vraie ?

Conclusions:

Ce que je retire de celà:

1) La démocratie du type Suisse, est la meilleure. Il faudrait la préserver à tout prix. Elle fait preuve de par sa longévité.

Là, j’ai retrouvé la Suisse d’antan (années 1970).

Ce qui veut dire, que les lois passent par référendums (Démocratie directe). Le peuple reste seul maître de son avenir et donc assume lui même les conséquences qui en découlent.

Les grandes décisions ne doivent pas être restées aux seules mains de politiciens (il y a toujours des politiciens irresponsables, fort peu heureusement) .

Mais tant que les responsables politiques, élus par le peuple, ainsi que le peuple respectent la décision du peuple, quelle qu’elle soit, je ne trouve rien à redire.

Pas de revanche cachée …

2) Pourquoi ne pas proposer le modèle helvétique à l’UE ?

Certainement d’autres personnes l’ont déjä fait.

3) Référence:

Swissinfo

permalink Received 09/22/2005 15:12from philippe.vo-cong-tri [at] wanadoo [dot] fr

Handicapés maltraités dans un Café aux Eaux-Vives – Genéve – Suisse

Bonjour à toutes et tous, Aujourd’hui, je voudrais vous faire part d’un problème survenu à maintes reprises, dans un Café-bar, situé aux Eaux-vives, Genève, Suisse.< Ledit Café-bar, est situé proche d’un Centre de réinsertion sociale pour les personnes handicapées. Le Centre est l’atelier des Cordiers. Plusieurs personnes handicapées ont été maltraitées, par la tenancière du Café-bar. Par exemple, elle ne se gênait pas pour réprimander une personne handicapée, parce qu’elle avait renversé, par mégarde, son verre d’eau sur la nappe de la table, sic ’Vous ne pouvez pas faire attention, non ? Je dois la nettoyer après!!’ d’un ton hargneux. Une autre personne handicapée, s’était vue traitée de paresseux; cette personne était en train de fumer, en baissant la tête. Une autre personne s’était vue refusée d’un verre d’eau, bien qu’elle avait commandé un café. Or, cette eau servait à la prise d’un médicament. Trois de ces personnes, s’étaient plaintes auprès du Directeur des ateliers de Cordier. J’espère que la direction de la DASS serait saisie de cette affaire. L’affaire est grave. Elle est grave à plus d’un titre. Genève est une Cité internationale, connue pour son hospitalité humanitaire. Elle est la cité de la Croix rouge. Elle est la ville connue pour ses aides sociales (Hospices générales), créées de longue date. Hors, une certaine frange de la société genevoise ne voit pas d’un bon oeil, toute cette "horde" d’assistés sociaux. Je vous rappelle que par le comportement inadéquat de l’espèce du genre de la tenancière (dudit café-bar), c’est l’éclaboussement moral sur nous tous. Je rappelle à cette espèce là, que les personnes handicapées en question, travaillent honnêtement, gagnent fort peu (symbolique), paient leurs împôts. A ce que je sache, toutes ces personnes n’ont pas volé et règlent leurs consommations, comme tout un chacun. Malgré l’aide sociale de l’Etat, ces personnes reviennent moins chères en dehors des murs de l’hospitalisation. Le comportement de cette espèce de tenanciers et autres acabits, est écoeurant. Ce genre de comportement risque de faire une rechute des personnes handicapées (traumatisme) et saboter le travail des travailleurs sociaux. C’est un crime qui, hélas, n’est pas punissable par la loi. C’est par là, qu’on voit la vraie nature de certaine catégorie de gens: lâche, raciste, anti-pas-comme-nous, avare, matérialiste,narcissique.oedipienne, sans idéal. A l’état des Bêtes. La chasse en meute. Heil à qui vous savez. permalink Received 08/31/2005 17:45from ph_vocongtri [at] compuserve [dot] com Hurricanes, floods in France, Switzerland, USA ... Nature goes amok. In such a short time, August, hit hurricanes, floods, fire, around the Globe harsh dire. Fears, mourning cracking like rust. Even mightest lands become sheepish, cannot thwart, prevent disasters. So puny, are we the masters of the Earth, becoming rubbish. Does Nature needs we humans ? Are we becoming the ones, ennemies to fight, who knows ? to preserve Herself against. Humans, wherever they live, suffer, in their flesh, for their kins, properties cosy living means, lost forever but again strive. Man is Man fighting the fate. Frightful fate reunits Men. Made them wiser than the Omen. Selfish greeds be set aside, Men should regain their thinking, their skills to avert sinking further down deep in their pride. permalink Received 08/21/2005 21:47from ph_vocongtri [at] compuserve [dot] com Attack on Visiting Envoy May Lead to Deportation (Vietnamese Diplomat being slapped in the US) Hello, I read several stories about the affair of a Vietnamese immigrant punching a Vietnamese Gov. dignitary during his official visit in Washington. The latest depeche is from washington post: Attack on Visiting Envoy May Lead to Deportation The said immigrant is Tuan Phuoc Le, 33, of Atlanta. His father was a US military killed in action during the Vietnam war. As I understand, Tuan Phuoc Le obtained a green card to immigrate to the US. He is facing deportation to Vietnam. Hopefully , the US Vietnamese community, is backing him from deportation, with collects of quite a lot of monies for the legal battle. I feel sorry for the guy. I can only imagine his sufferences for being not only an orphan but as well a half breed human being. At least, people are taking care of him; I believe that he is not an important person (what a bad definition), e.g an higher educated person with an important role in the economy of the Country. It is a merit of the US Vietnamese community, to take care of him, an ordinary individual. That is a pity for him. Despite of alleged felony in the past in California, does he really merit such a fate ? I only hope US Justice will make a fair judgement, I mean not based on polical reasons. (Raisons d’Etat) One can not punish an individual, without resources, more than necessary. Just only for making an example. I understand that an important official, representative of a foreign Country, making an offical visit to another Country can not be mistreated. It is always customary usage in foreign international affairs. I think that the visiting foreign Country Gov. should forgive the bad manners of Tuan Phuoc Le. Such mistakes must be punished and repaired, I agree with that. Why not let him pay back the damage he has done ? The modalities of the payback should be agreed between both parties. That should be suffice without deporting him back to Vietnam, without his consent. I understand that such penalties are in the US laws. But, but. He is half american. Sending him back to Vietnam, without consent is like killing his father twice. What I does not understand is why he is not supported actively by the Americans other than US Asians. Sorry if my remark is not true. This remark is not aimed at newspapers. Their coverage are far more than in the ordinary affairs. Thank you. Well, all I can do is to pray for Tuan Phuoc Le. permalink Received 08/10/2005 12:49from philippe.vo-cong-tri [at] wanadoo [dot] fr Discovery safe return to Earth As of yesterday safe landing of the spacecraft Discovery in California. Well done ! Despite the odds, Nasa and spacecraft team, managed to repair the shield and brought the spacecraft and crew safely back to Earth. I hope that Nasa and Government won’t curtail budget for the future spaceflights. It is very important that space projects carry on for the goodness of Mankind. I think about knowledge and advance in technologies brought by such projects. All to the benefits for Men and Earth biosphere. Links: Discovery back to Earth Discovery return permalink Received 08/10/2005 08:03from philippe.vo-cong-tri [at] wanadoo [dot] fr Bad people - 80/20 principle (cf. Vilfredo Pareto) Good day, Contents: 1) Introduction 2) Bad people 3) Conclusions 4) Appendix 1) Introduction: Today, I would like to share my point of view about bad People. The definition of bad People is difficult to describe extensively. It can be only a personal point of view, determined by my own experience. I cannot take it for granted to the rest of you, those who read my blog. Well, I live in Europe, Switzerland (Geneva), and France. I have both nationalities. I am very proud of my countries. That doesn’t mean that I can bypass the irking of some of by countrymen. I am not a profitor of my countries’s social welfares. Two of the best of the Worlds. I am not a refugee. Peace to them. I worked very hard, so I could be proud of me and show gratitude to my countries, where I was educated and formed to work for the excellencies. Now that I am at the dawn of retirement, I doublecheck by introinspection my "parcours". I think that was a good averaged one. Because I have almost achieved most of my goals. As one cannot predict events, or imperfectly, there is still a case for me to battle or struggle: bad People. 2) Bad People: I am quite sure, that many of us (the aliens), have bad experience with the wickidness from bad people. Those who disagree, I bethink the later are not mingling with "ordinary" people at work or socialities. Roughly, I may say that there are 20 percent of bad people. This accounts by experience. The 80/20 pertains to one of the Pareto’s laws ( A Italian economist: 1848 - 1923). I was impressed by this 80/20 law, during my study of Economy. Now, I will dig up my own experience of bad people. In everyday life, whenever and wherever I go and do, I encounter bad people. The bad people, in my view, are those with bad manners, be it by actions or talkings. Just because of my alien look. It happens in supermarkets, coffee shops, movies houses, car driving, social events (where we are supposed to be welcomed to participate). I am a "victim" as well as a witness of wrongdoings to other people. Roughly twenty percents of the time spent outside my home, I experienced it. Not a single day, I have not experienced the bad actions- This is to say that, apart from my own unwitty mistakes done,where I may deserve this kind of agressiveness, one out of five people has bad conduct towards me. This, I resent as gratuitous agressions. Some will say that I am paranoid. But, what about agressivity actions ? Just a simple example: When I go to a supermarket, one that I rarely go into. When I go randomly at a counter to pay my purchases, I am waiting my turn at customer queue. The lady at the counter is very nice and polite saying to the custoners "have a good day" (europeans). When I come up to the counter, the lady face has changed from amicable to sour face. No words of welcome. No smile. Not even looking at my face. After paying my puchases. I say good bye. No response from the lady. She stays mumb. If it happens, that the following customer has a european face, the lady at the counter changes with her usual smile and welcoming. This happens to me, twenty percent (roughly) of the time I passed to a shop. So, please do not tell me that I am paranoid. The 80/20 percent is reversed whenever there were very bad circumstances. For example, during political campaigns. Some campaigns did really matter to the people. To what amount, that I can not say. During these "bad" campaigns, I encountered agressivity and bad manners eighty percent of the times. This is true as well, whenever "bad" news are purported by the mass media. Another example. As you may know, in Switzerland the first polical party is UDC (Union démocatique du centre), an agrarian polical and nationalistic party. UDC has allegedly 20 percent voters. After they won places in parliament, "bad" people are overtly misconducting, even in "International Geneva" Canton. Mostly in the cosy left side of the Leman Lake. In France, by the last presidency campaign, when Mr. Le pen (FN), an extremist right wing nationalist leader, was running against Mr. Chirac, misconducting manners arised to 80 percent of the times. When Mr. Chirac won the presidency. Misconducting manners went down to 20%. My experiences. In Switzerland,I have not seen it since the last nationalistic trend, during the early 1980’s, with Mr. Schartzenbach and co. and the byfproduct "les Vigilants" in Geneva, making hard life for lower and middleclass working foreigners. In Geneva (Switzerland) only, diplomats, rich foreigners, onusian’s workers were welcomed. That was one of the reasons, decisive, that I decided to go back to France.; forcing my wife and kids (Swiss citizens), to follow me. By that time I was not a Swiss citizen yet. What abaffed me the most, by that time, bad people were even agressive against French workers neighbours. ! An example: There were so many hatred against the neighboring french (Haute Savoie), that there were retaliation from the French. By that time, we have a secondary residence in neighboring France. So did many Swiss citizens (Funny, wasn’t it ?). Once a time, we were at our way to pass the borders, I don’t remember, the circumstances that led to a comical event. A French car, doubled our car, heading for the french borders. After passing the borders. it stopped harshly on the brakes. It blocked my car in the middle of the road. When he saw my face in his retrovisor, he started his car headon. Well, I had a car with Swiss immatriculations. I have plenty of this kind of stories. 3) Conclusions: The story I just wrote is for remembrance, for me for sure, but for other people like me, as well, who are frustrated by enduring such difficulties of life. I understand those feelings from "less" welcomed aliens ethnics. The misconducting acts rise up to 80 percent of the times. I was a witness of such acts. You have shown your courage, by coming here, despite the death toll, despite desperation, despite leaving your loving ones at home. Fight back if you are threatened for no apparent reasons Fight back directly to those who are threatening you, not to somebody else. The ones you strike back are traitors to the living. (I borrow the last four words from a well known title book). Give back to Ceasar what pertains to him (be it either badness or goodness). Harsch life. All I can say: Do not be afraid to respond whenever and/or wherever you encounter bad people . Most of them are cowards, they act like this because they think there are no risk for them, by experience. By experience, I always respond agressivity and miscomduct whenever, wherever they come. Of course, I always or try to excuse myself, if the agressivity is purported by my mistakes . This is to say, that I try not to blame other "healthy" people by my acts of retaliation. It is better to face directly with the wrongdoers. By experience, whenever I face the wrongdoers, most of the times, they won’t do the same mistakes again... Until next time. I do not blame only on Europeans, because I use to live among them most of my life. In other lands, I did encounter this kind of misconduct as well. , even in South Vietnam, as a witness against Chinese and minority ethnics during my childhood (till 11 years old). In France and Switzerland, there are laws against racism (overt). But nothing can protect minority be they aliens or citizens. against covert racism (such as the story written above. Those wicked people are cowards and cunning. As democracies, the countries have to promote by real acts for the minorities. That does not mean to give advantages to the said minorities over "natives", but give the formers the same treatments as "natives". Only real acts count for me. Only governments can do that. Not the privates. I don’t remember the name of the well known author’s citation: cunning is the weapon of the cowards (or something similar). I am sorry for forgetting the author’s name, 4) Appendix: 80/20 principle "Vilfredo Pareto bio permalink Received 08/01/2005 17:06from philippe.vo-cong-tri [at] wanadoo [dot] fr Linux multimedia setup: Gentoo, Fedora, Mandrake - upd Aug 20 2005 Contents: 1) Introduction 2) Setup 3) Usage 4) Firefox addendum 5) Caveats 6) KDE 3.4.1 (Gentoo) 7) Mozilla plugins example 8) links 1) Introduction I want to have most multimedia features setup on Windows XP, for my Linuxes box. Realplayer Windows media Quicktime Macromedia flash Playing CD audio, DVD movies Streaming video and audio on the Web. .... Most of the things are done thru Mozilla/Firefox browser. 2) Setup: Normally, most of these installations steps could be done thru RPM packages from Linux distros. It’s advised to use the RPM of the related distros. The way I do is for testing or to get the latest applications, unvailable to a particular distro. For example, in my case I use Gentoo Linux, when the latest stable ebuilds are available, I emerge them. The setup was done primarily on Gentoo Linux. Make sure that your kernel has oss emulation, via alsa, arts. cf. oss emulation Flash, Realplayer, Java plugins are installed thru https://pfs.mozilla.org/plugins/ specifcally for Linux: linux plugins Install mozplugger: http://mozplugger.mozdev.org/ Install gxine plugin: from: linux plugins Read carefully, you must install the prerequisites before cf: a1) Mplayer setup: steps a2 to a5 . Read the Documentation at http://www.mplayerhq.hu/ All the following modules come from the mplayer site. a2) Install essential codecs package or all (all codecs for Linux x86 (Win32 .dll and Linux .so) at http://www4.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/d... a3) Install fonts Arial - Western (ISO 8859-1) (4 sizes) a4) Install default Skin. a5) Install MPlayer v1.0pre7 source at download page of: http://www.mplayerhq.hu/ Read the mplayer documentation. I use: ./configure —with-codecsdir=/usr/local/lib/codecs —enable-gui —enable-menu make install The gmplayer will be installed by default: /usr/local/bin/gmplayer. a6) Install http://mplayerplug-in.sourceforge.net/ 3) Usage: Point the Mozilla browser to a multimedia source e.g. http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/ Choose a streaming audio Radio,click on listen (Realplayer) Point the Mozilla browser to a wma format audio file e.g Phan Van Hung - 20 Nam (Wma audio) Or M. Jackson - Billy Jean (Wma audio) It will callup the mplayer plugin. Or if it ask to save or open with: Choose your gmplayer. With Mozilla, if it displays a message like: doesn’t know how to handle "application/octet-stream". Do: edit->preferences.>Navigator->Helper applications Click on “New type”, add in the field Mime Type “application/octet-stream” (without quotes). Add in the field “open it with:” “/usr/bin/mplayer” (without quotes).

4) Firefox addendum:

One can download: MediaPlayerconectivity

If your using firefox, take care as follows: Configure tool->MediaPlayerconectivity- Mine is; Config MediaPlayerconectivity

5) Caveats:

To see the plugins, launch Mozilla navigator. Help->About plugins.

Some time it is preferable to have the MozPlugger set before mplayer-plugin.

Because the mozilla navigator seems to scan its pluggins top-down wise. Depending on the ways certain web sites are setup, you may end up with the wrong pluggins, be it embedded in the web page.< To do this, just reinstall MozPlugger, So it will be set towards the top page of available pluggins. 6) KDE 3.4.1 (Gentoo): The Konqueror browser is quite good for handling multimedia. Once all necessary program modules for handling video and audio have been emerged (latest sync was done on August 15 2005). The konqueror browser handles the realpayer plugin differently than Mozilla/Firefox. In order to use the kde capabilities, some hints to do: - Do emerge gcc - Do emerge .Du world - emerge -Du kde, i.e to version 3.4.1 - emerge all the necessary libs (e.g. win32codecs, faad2, MPlayer/Xine/ffmpeg/ffserver/VDR ...). - emerge kmplayer - emerge kaffeine - emerge kplayer - emerge xine-lib gxine To configure the konqueror: Settings->Configure konqueror->known types Check the audio and video sections, there mome types can be bound to a particular player.

I found that kaffeine and kmplayer are the two players that are suited for my usage.

Anyway both are based or relied on mplayer.

Caveats: There are a catch 22 when updating to sys-devel/gcc-3.3.5.20050130-r1 and some players (mostly libs). Look at theGentoo forum.

7) Mozilla plugins example:

Installed plug-ins Find more information about browser plug-ins at Netscape.com. Help for installing plug-ins is available from plugindoc.mozdev.org. Shockwave Flash

File name: libflashplayer.so Shockwave Flash 7.0 r25

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash swf Yes application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player spl Yes QuickTime Plug-in 6.0, Windows Media Player Plugin are supported by mplayerplug-in

File name: mplayerplug-in.so mplayerplug-in 2.85 Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer JavaScript Enabled and Using GTK2 Widgets

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled video/quicktime Quicktime mov Yes video/x-quicktime Quicktime mov Yes image/x-quicktime Quicktime mov Yes video/quicktime Quicktime mp4 Yes video/quicktime Quicktime – Session Description Protocol sdp Yes application/x-quicktimeplayer Quicktime mov Yes video/x-ms-asf-plugin Windows Media asf,asx Yes video/x-msvideo AVI avi Yes video/msvideo AVI avi Yes application/x-mplayer2 WMV wmv Yes video/x-ms-wm MSNBCPlayer asf Yes application/x-ms-wmv Microsoft WMV video wmv Yes video/x-ms-asf MS ASF video asf,asx Yes video/x-ms-wmv Microsoft WMV video wmv Yes video/x-ms-wmp Windows Media wmp Yes video/x-ms-wvx Windows Media wvx Yes audio/x-ms-wax Windows Media wax Yes audio/x-ms-wma Windows Media wma Yes application/x-drm-v2 Windows Media asx Yes audio/wav Microsoft wave file wav Yes audio/x-wav Microsoft wave file wav Yes application/smil SMIL smil Yes video/mpeg MPEG mpg,mpeg Yes audio/mpeg MPEG mpg,mpeg Yes video/x-mpeg MPEG mpg,mpeg Yes video/x-mpeg2 MPEG2 mpv2,mp2ve Yes audio/mpeg MPEG mpg,mpeg Yes audio/x-mpeg MPEG mpg,mpeg Yes audio/mpeg2 MPEG audio mp2 Yes audio/x-mpeg2 MPEG audio mp2 Yes audio/mpeg3 MPEG audio mp3 Yes audio/x-mpeg3 MPEG audio mp3 Yes audio/mp3 MPEG audio mp3 Yes video/mp4 MPEG 4 Video mp4 Yes application/x-ogg Ogg Vorbis Media ogg Yes audio/ogg Ogg Vorbis Audio ogg Yes application/ogg Ogg Vorbis / Ogg Theora ogg Yes video/fli FLI animation fli,flc Yes video/x-fli FLI animation fli,flc Yes video/vnd.vivo VivoActive viv,vivo Yes application/x-nsv-vp3-mp3 Nullsoft Streaming Video nsv Yes

gxine starter plugin

File name: gxineplugin.so will start external gxine media player for embedded media streams

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled video/mpeg MPEG animation mpeg, mpg, mpe Yes video/x-mpeg MPEG animation mpeg, mpg, mpe Yes audio/mpeg2 MPEG audio mp2 Yes audio/x-mpeg2 MPEG audio mp2 Yes audio/mpeg3 MPEG audio mp3 Yes audio/x-mpeg3 MPEG audio mp3 Yes audio/mpeg MPEG audio mpa,abs,mpega Yes audio/x-mpeg MPEG audio mpa,abs,mpega Yes video/quicktime Quicktime animation mov,qt Yes video/x-quicktime Quicktime animation mov,qt Yes video/msvideo AVI animation avi Yes video/x-msvideo AVI animation avi Yes application/x-mplayer2 mplayer2 asf,asx,asp Yes video/x-ms-asf-plugin mms animation asf,asx,asp Yes audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin Real audio rpm Yes audio/x-ogg OGG Media ogg,ogm Yes audio/x-scpls MPEG audio pls Yes MozPlugger 1.7.1

File name: mozplugger.so MozPlugger version 1.7.1, written by Fredrik Hübinette and Louis Bavoil . For documentation on how to configure mozplugger, check the man page. (type man mozplugger) Configuration file: /etc/mozpluggerrc Helper binary: mozplugger-helper Controller binary: mozplugger-controller MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled video/mpeg MPEG animation mpeg, mpg, mpe Yes video/x-mpeg MPEG animation mpeg, mpg, mpe Yes video/x-mpeg2 MPEG2 animation mpv2, mp2ve Yes video/mp4 MPEG4 animation mp4 Yes video/msvideo AVI animation avi Yes video/x-msvideo AVI animation avi Yes video/fli FLI animation fli, flc Yes video/x-fli FLI animation fli, flc Yes application/x-mplayer2 Windows Media wmv,asf,mov Yes video/x-ms-asf Windows Media asf,asx,wma,wax,wmv,wvx Yes video/x-ms-wmv Windows Media wmv Yes application/x-quicktimeplayer Quicktime animation mov Yes image/x-macpaint Quicktime animation pntg,mov Yes video/quicktime Quicktime animation mov,qt Yes video/x-quicktime Quicktime animation mov,qt Yes video/x-theora OGG stream with video ogg Yes video/theora OGG stream with video ogg Yes video/ogg OGG stream with video ogg Yes video/x-ogg OGG stream with video ogm,ogv Yes audio/mid MIDI audio file midi,mid Yes audio/x-mid MIDI audio file midi,mid Yes audio/midi MIDI audio file midi,mid Yes audio/x-midi MIDI audio file midi,mid Yes audio/mp3 MPEG audio mp3 Yes audio/x-mp3 MPEG audio mp3 Yes audio/mpeg2 MPEG audio mp2 Yes audio/x-mpeg2 MPEG audio mp2 Yes audio/mpeg3 MPEG audio mp3 Yes audio/x-mpeg3 MPEG audio mp3 Yes audio/mpeg MPEG audio mpa,abs,mpega Yes audio/x-mpeg MPEG audio mpa,abs,mpega Yes audio/x-ogg OGG audio ogg Yes application/x-ogg OGG audio ogg Yes application/ogg OGG audio ogg Yes audio/basic Basic audio file au,snd Yes audio/x-basic Basic audio file au,snd Yes audio/wav Microsoft wave file wav Yes audio/x-wav Microsoft wave file wav Yes audio/x-pn-wav Microsoft wave file wav Yes audio/x-pn-windows-acm Microsoft wave file wav Yes audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin RealPlayer Plugin Metafile rpm Yes audio/x-pn-realaudio Realaudio-plugin resource locator ra,rm,ram Yes audio/x-realaudio RealAudio file ra,rm,ram Yes 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This is alpha software. It will probably behave in many situations, but may also ride your motorcycle, drink all your milk, or use your c omputer to browse porn. Comments, feature requests, and patches are welcome.

See http://librsvg.sourceforge.net/ for information.

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8) Links:

There is a documentation on kplayer available.> In fact, it is quite useful to understand the environment of kde for the sound and video stuffs; it is helpful to detect and correct failures in kplayer and other players as well .

kplayer howto

permalink Received 07/28/2005 18:12from philippe.vo-cong-tri [at] wanadoo [dot] fr

Agnes, Khaled, Mireille: June 2005

Agnes, Khaled, Mireille: June 2005

permalink Received 07/28/2005 18:09from philippe.vo-cong-tri [at] wanadoo [dot] fr

Aunt Huguette, Mireille and me. Paris 16/06/05

Our visit to Paris 13eme – France (My home area: where I came from)

Aunt Huguette’s husband is Rémy, my Uncle. Uncle Rémy (rest in peace) was a former military colonel serving the South Vietnamese Government. He was a POW after the 1975 debacle, for 10 years. When he was released for “humanity” reasons, France has received him and his family . Hail to his brave family, and thank you France.

permalink Received 07/14/2005 19:42from philippe.vo-cong-tri [at] wanadoo [dot] fr

The West moves to justify and continue its imperialist past -upd August 10,2005

1) Introduction 2) Discussion 3) Conclusions 4) Index of empires

1) Introduction:

The article “The West moves to justify and continue its imperialist past” written by Junious Ricardo Stanton can be seen at: http://www.sfbayview.com/071305/the…

Quote from the article: “President Jacques Chirac’s right-leaning Union for a Popular Movement (UMP), demanded that teachers at schools all over the country and textbooks emphasize “the positive role (played by) France overseas, especially in the Maghreb region” in North Africa ”

First of all, I would like to remember you, that I am a Frenchman. No really a 100% “pure” one.

I am just angered by reading the article. I take responsability from what follows.

2) Discussion;

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This is only to soothe the French bad conscience. It’s an autosuggestion remedy.

Barbarians they were, barbarians they stay put. It’s written in their genes, as will say the extremist right wings.

Just because they owe so much to Rome. The later owed from Greece. The later owed much from ancient Egypt …

Well, well.

But, hopefully there are intelligent and sensitive people around there to go against the trend. The former cited barbarians will say that the intelligent and sensitive people are not of pure european stocks (like myself).

The cited Western Europeans countries (France, Britain, and their successor the USA) are maintaining a kind of modern colonialism, thru the G8.

PS: The USA have not colonized countries per se. They represent a new kind of imperialism, never seen before. To me, they are not as ruthless as the Europeans. On the positive side, they have learned very quickly, not to follow the ways of their former colonisators (the British) and cousins. One cannot compare PAX Americana to the PAX Romana and the Europeans Empires. They are no more Europeans per se, because of the melting pot things. Even not so old mistakes they have made, their abilities of willingness to change are fascinating. They just do it. To my knowledge, none other countries have done so.

Remember, the marshall plans in Europe. Remember the ways they did to battered Japan, now a prosperous country, proud of their technical skills. Remember Vietnam, now they have established “good” relationships and willing to help. They just do it.

To my puny knowledge, none have done so in the past.

As I understand, the Western countries would span from Germany to the USA.

That is really silly state of affairs. Would like to compare with the antiquity of Greek, Rome empires ? Followed by muslims and Ottoman empires ?

Would they like to compare with their other predecessor empires ?

They are just plain envious countries, inferiority complex minded.

Have they forgotten what the Muslims Empire had brought to them ?

The Muslims brought to you Philosophy, Sciences developed partially from saved ancient greek manuscripts.

They brought to you arabic numerals, zero from Hindis, in tellectual revivals ?

You, the barbarians stole secret science from the Chinese (Powder, paper, paper currency, silk, mechanical printing machines …?)

How dare you telling, that your conquest has made a better world, right now ?

As far as I know, one was not born civilized, good mannered, educated or vile.

Have you forgotten your civilized ways had spawn the Holocaust during the second world war ? That you are supposedly fought against ?

I am only a layman of History. But as far I am concerned, since the European countries started to conquer the “World” since 16th century, they have brought misery, mass murdering if not only destroyed all people cultures they came across, raping women, pillaging ?

They brought illness to the populations, irrespect to other way of life ,religions.

Look at the outcome of their so-called civilisation brought to the conquered countries, as it is today (21st century)

All of those countries are still underdeveloped and poors, because of you.

Europeans are like the locusts. Wherever they go, it becomes a nightmare.

Stay at home, and if you are travelling abroad, go HOME, murderers.

You are spoiling wherever you are going.

You think that you are brilliant and civilized ? Nay, not to me.

It’s true, that some good men tried to help indigeneous by bringing western medecine, modern science (refrained by tycoons and political nomenclatura (most of them were the same), to make the indigeneous stupid, ignorant,obedient, so they would work harder,no sense of independance, lies). But they were few and often sneered by their own countrymen, the “conquerors”. (I was a witness of that, not a long time ago) Who remember that most of those good men and women worked against colonial admistrations orders ? .

Only a few of the colonized countries, courageous, high tempered, proud of their cultures managed to expell them beyond the seas.

They have managed to retain and improve their culture, and way of life they deemed best fit.

Such a state of mind will always get backfired. It’s only a matter of time and opportunity.

One cannot dishonor people forever.

I only ask you, how do you feel about dishonor brought by another human being to you, even by one of your countrymen.?

How do you feel, when you are not welcomed ? and you asked why ?

Only cowardice retain you to take revenge.

Civilized does not mean developing technical artefacts only. The mind must follows suit.

You are christians, so I believe. What do think how the Almighty will judge your acts of barbarism ?

By reading books which make references to a particular author. So I just have started to read the book written by an American, Francis Fukuyama: “The end of History and the last Man”. On one of the passages, about Hegel’s thinking, I roughly quote: “Thus, the Roman Empire collapsed because it established the Universal Equality law for all human beings, but without acknowledging their own rights and dignity.”

So, as a stupid frenchman, I would paraphasing the quote for the French Revolution (1789) idealism.

Thus, at the beginning, good humanly ideas and feats were achieved; at the end, greed and perversion remained.

4) Conclusions:

From what I have written, and rereading oftentimes, I came to the conclusions that the common characteristics of all those Empires might arose from the desire of REVENGE.

All the empires started after being attacked by unfriendly neighbours. They might be small feudal wars between clans at the beginnings. So to protect themselves they extend their territories. The conquered territories and their inhabitants might become the March borders, the remparts against scavengers, scouters.

With chance and victories, why not continue to expand further, making slaves to work for them in the fields and their households. So the victors could concentrate on military strategies and warfare. The famed leaders, were mostly taking revenge on the fate they have endured.

Just look at the Greeks battling each others (Sparte vs Athens).

Look at the Macedonian Alexander the Great. Look at Julius Caesar life. Look at Gengis Khan- Look at Napoleon the First. Look at the first Chinese Emperor (Qin). Etc …

The schema seems to be the same for the conquering nations. They have been invaded and occupied for a long time. If they rebuked to the invaders, one of the reasons, in my humble opinions, that the conquered populations were mistreated by the conquerors.

Later on, when their nations were powerful enough, they turned themselves into conquerors: Revenge and regain self esteem.

To regain self esteem and washed away remembered mistreatments, they have to do the same things at most, better if they could.

In a word: emulation and competition to be the best. With time, the conquests were adorned with Idealism, to justify the feats, for the good conscience.

Ruthlessness, greed, revenge, competition, idealism are in human’s nature.

For these simple reasons, I can not blame only on the Europeans alone, and a fortiori France, my country.

There I learned that an excerpt from history, without a 360 degrees view is warped and incomplete atmost, could be misinterpreted. That could be of catastrophic consequences.

The only way I see, that people have to be educated with the right materials.

It is always true,for me, that education is a form of freedom to the people.

Thanks to the Web and its creators: The last frontier of freedoom, to be informed and educated (well with the right materials, scientifically proved).

4) Index of empires: non exhaustive:

Some History links:

– Mesotamia
– Egyptians
– Greeks
– Romans
– Chinese
– Arabs
– Huns
– Mongols
– Ottomans
– French
– British
– Spanish
– Portuguese 1 – Portuguese 2
– Dutch
– Germans
– Incas
– Ghana
– Timbuktu
– – Vietnam (1) – Vietnam (2)

– AllEmpires

– Francis Fukuyama

permalink Received 07/08/2005 18:10from Philippe Vo cong tri

To the innocent victims of Madrid (2004) and London bombings (2005). NYC (2001)

One must not forget: World Trade Center Twin Towers Tragedy Sept 11, 2001 NYC Madrid (2004) London (07/07/2005)

I feel sorry for the victims, they were simple citizens. They, anomymous denizens, hapless workers under light beams.

I, a foreigner from my roots, feel ashamed to all of you. You shelter us despite though. No word, lament will it soothes.

Because of actions of the few, wherever they came, whomever rancor, hathred, madness fever, could justify bloodbath spew.

Men mastermind the Terror. Puppet Masters other victims; Turn them into murderer teams. Turn away from them, the Horror.

Turn away from them, the liars; In the name of the Holies. The Beast is behind the folies, Dawning the mask of holy friars.

Never catched, them, the powerful. Never injured like you. Sufferance is only for you. For us, simple beings, the World Soul.

Sad I am, for your hurted flesh, your fledged spirit going away. Your life stained from hayday. Left mourning, ire in the Mesh.

permalink Received 07/02/2005 21:08from philippe.vo-cong-tri [at] wanadoo [dot] fr

Ave Maria. Rest in Peace. A little story of my mother’s life and family.

Upd: April 10, 2006

June 26th 2003. The day my mother passed away.

My Mother’s name was Marie Vo Thi Tri. Later, She wants to have the same patronym as her forebears, aka Marie Vo cong tri.

Mournful I am. Angered I am.

Hail to mother’s courage (mère courage).

I love you, mother.

Brief story of her life:

1925-1945:

She was born at Trà Vinh, Cochinchina (ex-south Viêtnam), in August 1925.

Her family was a wealthy landlord in the area of the province Trà Vinh. Her father sent her and one of his sons in France to pursue education.

Her brother managed later to enter the military school Saint-Cyr.

By the time he ended his school, he was Captain.

My mother was sent to a famed Catholic school for young girls, in the suburbs of Paris.

During the second World War (1940-1945), she was ousted from the school. Her father has been made prisonner of war against the Japanese. All her family was out of resources.

My mother escaped and find refuge in Britain (Bretagne, north west of France), sheltered at the home of one of her many french friends schoolmates.

1945-1951:

After the war, she met my father, who was studying Medecine in Paris. His name is Lam Trong Thuc. His family seemed to fare better than my mother’s family during the wartime. He was budhist.

They fell madly in love, according to one of my Uncles (René). My uncle received later on as gardian of the many letters exchanged between my forebears.

By that time, in Paris, my father, his best buddy (a nephew of the late Emperor of Viet-Nam, His Majesty Bao Dai), my mother and her friend (which is an ALsacian woman,later became the wife of the said buddy) were always together. His buddy and his wife have a daughter, some years later. I was like a brother for their daughter, during later years, when I went back to France.

My mother became pregnant during 1950. My father went back to Viet-Nam, during 1951.

Possibly, under the pressures of my father’s family,he abandoned my mother and her baby. Because my mother’s family who is French has lost her fortune, and the lands were confiscated after the 1954 Geneva agreement.

That means for me that my father’s family managed to get get their ways under the Government of the South Vietnamese Republic (Viêt nam công hòa). My father’s family was well placed, rich and well educated (his father was a physician).

My mother fled France for Belgium by late 1950, with few resources, with the help of my Aunt Madeleine, who came from Vietnam to help her, and Soeur Helena a Belgian nun.

And here I was in 1951, outhere in the ugly world. I was born in Belgium in Uccle (Flemish city). The Belgian Catholic nuns were taking care of me during my first three years.

1951-1962:

My mother was forced and willing to have a honest job. For this, she has to learn and get diplomas.

Just after my birth, she went to England, as a Jeune-fille-au-pair (family helper student).

Once she learned and got what she wanted, she brought me to Vietnam in 1954, by boat liner. Her family was mine. They lived in Saigon suburb Tan-Dinh (Rue Mayer).

In Saigon, my mother managed to get a job as stewardess at ground for Panam Airlines.

Later on, Air France offered a job as flight attendent on airplanes.

By that time, my mother told me that only two of them (aka Cochinchinese indigeneous) were offered as flight attendants for Air France.

By that time, my father got married to another woman, an offspring of a wealthy family.

In Saigon, the family wanted to recover her Honor, because of me.

Because my Mother was too proud to beg, aunt Madeleine (my mother’s younger sister), decided to ask reparation to my father. There were threatenings from my father side.

There was an agreement between both parties.

My childhood in Saigon was happy. My mother’s family was very kind with me. I lived with my Grand-ma, my Uncle René (who later become a physician doctor (western way), my aunt Paulette (now in France), my two cousines, Bê and Sophie.

From time to time, all the family went to Trà Vinh, the berth of my family. There was a splendid hacienda. And the Catholic Church, built by my family.

Bé, later on went to live in the US with her husband and child, in the 90’s.

I remember that my mother brought back from her job, as flight attendent, many goods and moneys to help raising me.

I was sent to the catholic school in Saigon, école Tabert.

During my childhood in Vietnam, my family kept let me know who was my father and his family.

By that time my aunt Madeleine, married to a French physician (André Montagnac. They brought me them wherever they went, with their daughters.

My father died from cancer, when I was somewhere 7 or 9 years old. My family tried to fix on my shirt a mourning brassard. I stubbornely refused to bear it. My buddies kept asking me where was my father. I was unable to answer to that question. I felt ashamed. Who are saying that children at this age could not distinguish facts of life as such ?

My father’s brother was in the Justice department (a Mr. Lam Le Thinh), and I met him once. >br />. I don’t know why I was brought there to see him.

. 1962-2003:

By the end of 1961, I was sent back to France. There we were living at the town Thiais, South of Paris. One of my uncles, Gaston, was living with us. He became an Chimist engineer.

I was sent to a boarding school, just after my arrival in France. Well, a catholic boarding school. Montargis, Loiret (France).

I have had some very good friends there. Particularly Jacques Gaillard . He and his family invited me to their home whenever I was unable to get to my mother’s home, since she was flying for her job.

I stay at the boarding school four years.

At the age of fourteen, my mother brought me back to live with her in Paris.

By that time, she fighted the public estabhishment by sending me to follow an Electronics private school.

The public establishment after a so-called, aptitude test, said to my mother that all I can do was to be an electrical solderer. No way to access a public school for a higher education.

At the private Electronics school, I met my best friends: J.P. Robert and J.P. Veillard.

From time to time she sent me to summer schools in England,to Washington DC (her schoolmate lived there, she was married an US Airforce pilot), in San Francisco, Mexico and New-York. For several years, summer time jobs in that city.

My mother sent me for a visit in Marocco to one of friends, one French schoolmate, who was a nurse.

During that time, of course, I met again my aunt Madeleine and her family. Firstly in France and then in the French west indies islands, where they lived for several years.

I met my uncles’families, in Marseille and Paris

. My mother sent me during hollidays to her old French friends, in France and beyond.

By 1969-1970, she became ill from duty. She was declared inapt to pursue her career as flight attendent (Air France). She lost her job. No resources, except a pension from Air France. She had to wait for a long time, before Air France agreed to give it to her.

The reason, she has a courageous French woman inside the company lobbying for her.

I managed to get my Electonics diplomas, bachelor, in 1973.

My mother was relieved for my future.

I met my wife, in Greece, in vacation. She was coming from Switzerland.

In Switzerland, my lethargical spirit waked up (because the French ambiance , I used to live under ?). I love that country for a time.

My mother was so proud, that she refused to get the public retirement pension , which all working citizens could pretend at the age of 60.

During her illness (cancer), she was dued to pass away several times.She has been hospilized often times Her sufferance was unbearable. But she fought with all her strength and faith in God and Holy Virgin.

From the day of her illness to her passaway, she never talked and let me know about her illness. The word was conveyed to all of my family . This was to protect me.

With the tenderness and long time companion, she has had a seemingly normal life as a couple of husband and wife.

All her life, since my birth, she refused to get married. Because of me.

The companion’s name is André. A Frenchman. A high flyer in Business and well known in the milieu. He was with her, as far as I remember, since my childhood in France. Thank you, André, for what you have done for my mother.

Whenever I was willing to listen to her (oh yes, stupid youngster), she told me stories of her life and my family tales. She has met a cousine, who was a Catholic nun in Africa for many years. I inherited many african statues that my mother brought back.

My Aunt Madelène and her French husband, have two daughters. One fares well in her study in the US as interpret. She is married to a French Businessman. They have two kids. The husband’family is related to a well known perfume and luxury articles in Paris. Both of the kids fare well in their study. One is still studying at The famed “Ecole des mines” school, in Paris . The other get a license in Communications, and works now for a TV station.

One of my aunts had her life spoiled by a coward vietnamese, her husband. My aunt’s husband was an Airfighter pilot under the South Vitenamese Government . I met him once, before I left for France and before they got married. Later, I don’t know the time frame. My mother told me, that my aunt’s husband left her when she has lost her baby. Later on, my aunt adopted a daughter. They now are living in France, with her many grand-children. They are half-breed. Her daughter, my cousine, was married to a half-breed vietnamese, who was passed away some years ago. One of kids, will go embrass a French military career. Others are still studying at public or specialized schools . Well, all can say is that my aunt’s daughter is a courageous and working woman.

When my uncle Gaston (rest in peace), get back to France with his family. He has to restart study as Computer Scientist in order to get a job. When in Vietnam, he worked for Royal Dutch shell, as a Chemist Engineer. His son, my cousin, became an expert accpuntant as well as computer scientist.

My Uncle, René, was back in France as well, with his family. He was a physician in Vietnam. In France, his diploma was not recognized. So he started a whole cursus to get his Medecine diploma. Their daughter, managed to get a Phd. in laws, at Marseille. I don’t know why the Professor (a French) responsible for her thesis, got all his time to deliver her Diploma (at least one year after her pasage to the thesis jury . Could you french bastards tell me why ? After the *paper Diploma*, she waited another year to find a job. At last, she got her job at a public facility. My mother loved her very much. My Uncle’s René son, got a degree in Computer Sciences. He was able to find a short term job in Monaco ! Could you tell me, french bastards, why ? His wife’s family are around the world (USA,Australia, Germany…).

My Uncle Rémy (rest in peace), a Colonel military in the South-Vietnamese Arm forces, a regional administer. He was made prisonner during the 1975 disaster.He was detained in reeducation camp for more than ten years. Despite the fact that he was trained in the USA, the American seemed to forget him. Because he was not a high ranking member of the South Vietnamese nomenclatura (therefore behind a cosy Desk and armchair in Saigon ?). Who cares about him ? except his family. My uncle Rémy and his wife,Huguette, have had many children. When they arrived in France, they were put in a transit camp. At least I know for sure, from my Aunt Huguette, the two of them was living, for a short time at my mother’s home. One of the children, got a Engineer from Ecole Centale de PARIS. Before he was able access to the famed school, he and his family, have had to fight, stubbornly to get private tuition in french. Despite the fact that he has a Engineering degree, no one in Paris offers him a decent job.

I don’t not forget Oanh and other cousins. They fare well in their professions. One of my cousin married to a Philippina.

My Uncle Georges, an retired accountant for a French bank,and his family fare well in their life. One son, whom my mother and myself are gofather/godmother, married to a Thaï woman.

My Uncle Valentin (rest in peace), and his numerous children live at Marseille. Most of the children fare well. One son became Professor in foreign languages. He married to a Dutch woman. He has several children A Daughter, became a high ranking officer in the French Customs Administatration.

Suffice to say, that the French part of my family has brought back to France most of its members from Vietnam.

This was done with the lead of my Aunt Madelène, by lobbying the French Governement, with the help of her huband and many French tight-knitted friends.

Hail to them all.

You are definitly not the bastards I just(ify) described.

Conclusions:

a) My mother was intelligent enough to avert jealousy, gossipping bad mouth. Mostly from the French. b) She saved my future, by sending in the best schools as she could. Despite all the harassment, and puny French. c) She managed to buy a condo home, with her money earned till her illness from duty. Still, administrative harassment, refused to deliver the property certificate. I got it by shouting, after her passaway ! Her home was bought, since 1960! d) She was a patriot. For France, despite of all. e) She made me a French. f) She made me a proud man. No fear. Strong. Good values cared. g) I hate the French for what happened to her, even during her illness. h) I am French (we have french blood in our veins), so I must discard those bad guys from the good ones. If not so, I will hate myself. The 80/20 principle. I have to think twice or more oftentimes, for each minute passing by, for each bad encounter. In the balance, there are more good French samaritains than the bad ones. This is possible only by retroinspect of family memories and oneself experience. Take time to think and analyse. i) I hate my father’s family (Lam Le Trinh, the brother of my father) for a long time. But since yesterday (March 7 2006), somebody has contacted me. I know now, that I have one brother and two sisters. I dont’t hate you, brother and sisters. I love you.

As of yesterday (March 23 2006), I was able to contact my Uncle Lam Le Trinh, in the US.

Well, it is quite a surprise that my Uncle Lam Le Trinh makes me feel at ease. Warmed welcome.

He has made me known to the rest of the Lam family. He told me that my cousins and allied members are a little UN by themselves. I am pleased.

I am very proud of the Lam family. I understand better what’s happened. It is quite the opposite of what I thought. I was not left behind by my father Thuc. Dad, I love you. It’s pity that I was not able to see you.

I am happy now. Wounds abated.

I have no more hate towards my father family.

I just want to understand and go ahead.

j) Until my mother’s passing away to a better life, she was loyal to her friendships. Many of her schoolmates were regularly in contact with her.

k) Thank you to my Grand.ma, aunts Madeleine,Paulette, uncles René,Valentin, Gaston, Rémy … For making what I am. l) I hope that all the sufferances and ignominies that my family has endured and despite all the odds and that most of us have surmounted, will stay in the memories of our descendants.

Just go ahead to where one thinks is good and avoid being snared by fallacies.

m) Good People never tell aloud about their goodness. Never. Good People are everywhere, in all countries I used to visit and live. . They do it by acts. I have to detect it indirectly. Keep the facts in my memories.

n) Lastly, I thank to my mother’s trustworthy French friends.

Amen.

permalink Received 06/28/2005 19:39from philippe.vo-cong-tri [at] wanadoo [dot] fr

Diaspora vietnamienne de 1900 à nos jours

1) Introduction 2) Mes remarques a)Où il est question des vietnamiens ou indochinois non français. b) Où il est question de ceux qui ont servis la France. 3) Conclusions

1) Introduction: Au fil de mes “butinages” sur la toile, je suis tombé sur un dossier de l’agence d’information des missions étrangères de Paris (France). Ledit dossier concerne une étude intitulée: “LA DIASPORA VIETNAMIENNE EN FRANCE UN CAS PARTICULIER : LA REGION PARISIENNE

par Lam Thanh Liem et Jean Maïs Date de parution: Octobre 1995.

En fait, l’étude est très complète. Il est fait état d’une panorama mondiale de la diaspora vietnamienne depuis la première guerre mondiale (1914-1918) jusqu’à nos jours . Le dossier est à l’adresse suivante: LA DIASPORA VIETNAMIENNE EN FRANCE UN CAS PARTICULIER : LA REGION PARISIENNE

2) Mes remarques:

2-a)Où il question des vietnamiens ou indochinois non français. Or mon arrière grand-père est fonctionnaire dans l’administration coloniale en Cochinchine. Et il était français, ainsi que toute sa descendance.

J’ai une photo de mon arriière grand-père, portant fièrement ses décorations du mérite et militaires.

Ce qui signifie qu’il y avait des “indigènes” exotiques français, bien avant 1900.

Le berceau de notre famille se situe dans la province de Tra-Vinh. La famille faisait partie des “compradores”, cités par le document. Quelques uns de mes oncles (dont un était sorti de Saint Cyr) et ma mère en particulier étaient étudiants en France dans les années 40.

Quelques uns de mes oncles étaient fonctionnaires dans l’administration coloniale (Cochinchine), donc avant la période 1954.

Mon grand-père s’était battu contre les Japonais au Viêtnam et était fait prisonnier durant la deuxième guerre mondiale. . Après la guerre, il était décoré.

Durant la deuxième guerre mondiale, ma famille n’avait plus de ressources . Au Viêtnam (Sud), mes chères grand-mère et tante Madeleine ont dû faire les patissières pour subvenir la famille, fort nombreuse.

En France, ma mère a été mise à la porte du pensionnat catholique très connu (dont je tairais le nom), parce que son père n’envoyait plus les frais d’entretiens , puisqu’il était prisonnier de guerre.

Elle a dû s’enfuir à pieds vers la Bretagne et y a trouvé refuge grâce à une amie de pensionnat

. Comme quoi, il ne faudrait pas donner au bon Dieu sans confession , et qu’il n’y avait pas que des lâches et ordures.

Ma mère a toujours sa nationalité française, même après l’accord de Genève en 1954.

En effet, moi, son fils suis français seulement jusqu’à ma majorité civile. J’ai dû choisir ma nationalité à ce moment là.

De plus je suis né ni en France, ni au Vietnam, mais en Belgique (côté flamand). Ce qui fait de moi plus européen que la plupart des Français métropolitains. Quelle ironie, n’est-il pas ?

Le mécanisme de l’accord de Genève en 1954, permet à chaque “indigène” exotique français de choisir soit la nationalité Vietnamienne ou Française.

Ce qui veut dire pour moi que je ne suis pas vraiment français de facto.

Il y a malaise.

Et malheureusement, ce sentiment perdure encore aujourd’hui.

. Quoi qu’on en dise, la noblesse des valeurs républicaines n’est pas appliquée encore de nos jours.

Les vieux démons des vingt pour cent de français perdurent d’une génération à l’autre . C’est dans les gènes, comme diraient les FN (Ou bien FLN ? front de libération nationale au nom de la race supérieure).

Après on s’étonne comme les grenouilles de bénéditiers que les “exo-indigènes” et autres “macaques” français s’engagent dans des actions illicites et vont vers ceux qui les accueillent en frères.

Pour ma part, je garde en mémoire qu’il n’y a que 20% de crétins congénitaux que je dois surveiller à chaque instant.

Dérapage contrôlé et parabellum pacem.

2-b) Où il question de ceux qui ont servis la France. Le document cite quelques 50’000 indochinois soldats-ouvriers “importés” en France métropolitaine durant la Grande guerre.

Pour la deuxième guerre mondiale, le document cite 20’000 soldats-ouvriers, venant du Nord-Vietnam pour la plupart (Pour mémoire, le Nord Vietnam est un “protectorat”, ainsi que l’Annam).

En 1946, il n’en restait plus que 13’800. En 1951, il n’en restait plus que 3’000 sur le sol français. Merci la France `

Personne n’en parle ou presque

3) Conclusions Je remercie aux auteurs du document pour leur travail de recherche . Celà constitue pour moi une aide précieuse pour la mémoire de ma famille. J’arrive à un âge où le temps de reflexions est de mise. Pour mes enfants et petits enfants que j’espère avoir bientôt. J’ai oeuvré de toutes mes forces et convictions pour des pays que je croyais miens

. Est-ce en vain ?

Je suis très fier de ce que mes ancêtres ont achevés.

Il en est ainsi des membres familiaux encore en vie. J’ai des oncles médecins, cousins hauts fonctionnaires en France.

D’autres sont comptables, entrepreneurs, ingénieurs, enseignants, et d’autres moins chanceux, mais travailleurs honnêtes Je renie rien.

J’espère seulement que mon parcours personnel leur fasse honneur.

Je ne courbe pas la tête (parce que je risque d’attraper un torticoli) .

J’y veille jusqu’au dernier souffle.

La bêtise humaine est sans limite (j’en fais partie, rassurez-vous).

Mais la bêtise n’est pas maladie congénitale. La bêtise est soignable, pour autant qu’on le veuille.

Cette conclusion s’applique également à mon deuxième pays en l’occurence la SUISSE.

permalink Received 06/28/2005 11:11from philippe.vo-cong-tri [at] wanadoo [dot] fr

Today Rock music in Vietnam

I found some interesting materials about Rock and metal music in Vietnam. 1) The following link enables one to start its journey: Rock in Vietnam 2) Web Links & Sample song from the group “Da Vang” (Yellow Skin). DaVang Site Song: Vong Tay Be Bạn 3) A song from UnlimiteD group: (I don’t know whether this group originates from Vietnam of abroad (Viêt Kieu). Sorry. Song: Wings of destiny 4) General link to vietnamese rock samples for listening one line: Rock bands

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Today Vietnamese singers from abroad.Upd Aug, 20 2005.

Contents:

I) Introduction; II) Foreigners singing in Vietnamese. III)Viet Kieu SIngers. IV) History V) Consclusion(s)

I) Introduction:

I would like to write about present day vietnamese singers from abroad (viêt kieu).

What interests me, is how they manage their multiple cultures. Do they continue their forebears music lore and /or trying to improve, to mix different trends.

Through my search on the web and shoppings, I came up with a couple of interesting stuff.

II) Foreigners singing in Vietnamese:

1) First of all, I came across an american female singer, her name is DALENA. She sings in vietnamese ! that was a surprise. I want to know more about that particular singer. So, I purchased a couples of CDs performed by her. Swell, I am really impressed by her performance. Her diction is by far, better than mine.

I am very sensitive that a foreigner comes to sing in a language very far aloft of her own (monosyllabical vs polysyllabical).

Here is the web link http://www.dalenanet.com. Best viewed with java plug-in and quicktime is required. There you can listen a sample of a song.

2) I came across recently, that there is a Dutch male singer, who sings in vietnamese. His name is Winfried Povel. Here is his web link: http://www.ajna.nl/casi.html The web page contains a sample of his songs. Quicktime required Impressive as well.

3) Last year, I came across a web site in in South-East of France (Montpellier). I just retrieve it, by searching the web. There, I have found a French she-singer,Vanessa, who sings in Vietnamese. She participates in Vietnamese shows in France. The web link is : Vanessa One can listen to one of her songs: Chuyên tinh buôn

III) Viet Kieu SIngers;

4) I just bought the 2005 “Paris by night” DVD, a yearly event produced by Thuy-nga. It celebrates the thirty anniversary of the exodus of the vietnamese people. Some video sequences are unbearable. I didn’t see them before. Well, I thank the western countries who came to their rescue and offerings shelters. The production should have made it with under-title, for non speaking vietnamese people.

On the DVD, there is a certain very young vietnamese singer. His name is ADAM HO. He is singing only in english. There is a paper on this youngster http://www.amazing-kids.org/akom9-0…

Two of his songs (wma format), can be listened at: Adam Ho songs

If you the server is offline (it happens), just go to http://radio.demsang.net, and click on “playlist & request” and type in “Adam Ho” 5)A good duo, singing in english: Each of them leads a solo career. Tommy Ngo – Lynda Trang Dai

You can listen to their song (wma format) at the following link: Songs

If you the server is offline (it happens), just go to http://radio.demsang.net, and click on “playlist & request” and type in “Tommy ngo” or “Lynda Trang Dai”

6)I found a younger she-singer,Trish Thuy Trang, who seems trying to show eagerness to adopt the western style and Vietnamese sensivity. Here is her Web link, where one can find several of her video clips performance (quicktime format). The title “Beyond The Sea”, clearly coming from the original author, the late French song writer and singer Charles Trenet (La Mer).

http://trishttrang.com/music.html

7) Don Ho: a young singer from NYC -USA Bio His songs

IV) History:

8) brief history of modern popular vietnamese songs and links: a) http://www.thingsasian.com/goto_art…

b) Vietnamese Music in America – By Dr. Phong Nguyen

c) Vietnamese Music in Exile since 1975 and Musical Life in Vietnam since Perestroika>

d) There is an interesting Internet radio, which hosts most of the expatriated Vietnamese singers:

radio.demsang.net

V) Conclusion(s):

9) Conclusion: I wish dearly that the vietnamese singers should be better known outside of their community. They deserve it. The music and songs are beautiful. Should they try to sing in other languages and find audiences and made them understand the underlying poetry and sensivity. To my knowledge, I am desperate that in western world, at least in France, Switzerland, there are not a single invitation to vietnamese music bands and singers, in the many festivals (Fêtes de la musique), organized every year at the spring season.

permalink Received 06/04/2005 19:18from philippe.vo-cong-tri [at] wanadoo [dot] fr

Réflexions d’un Franco-Suisse d’origine vietnamienne.

Bon. Pour une fois je déroge à la règle de n’écrire qu’en anglais. Nul n’est parfait.

Pour ceux qui s’étonnent que je préfère m’exprimer dans une langue qui n’est pas ma langue maternelle, je m’abstiens de tout commentaire vexatoire et “insultatoire” (ne cherchez pas dans le dico).

1) A propos du patronyme:

Je m’appelle “Philippe Vo cong tri”, c’est à dire: Prénom: Philippe Nom patronymique: Vo cong tri

Toute ma famille (i.e, les “Mâles” et leurs enfants) conservent le patronyme. On est en France, n’est-il pas vrai ?

Le nom “Vo cong tri” a été françisé. En vietnamien cela donne: Võ công trí.

Pour ceux qui sont curieux ce que ces syllabes signifient: Võ : Art (Guerre) Công: effort, commun Trí: Intelligence

Certains vietnamiens nous considèrent comme des chinois ou nord vietnamiens . Crétins va ! D’autres sont persuadés que mon nom est Von qq chose `Sale boche bridé’ va. Parmi mes ancêtres il y a eu des français pur jus. Normal me direz vous, puisqu’on a été colonisé. Colonisé! un mot insultatoire.

Parait-il que dans la tradition vietnamienne, on a un nom de clan; par exemple: Nguyen, Pham, Lê etc …, suivi d’un prénom. Le nom de “clan” peut avoir deux phonèmes (normal non ? puisque la langue vietnamienne est du type monosyllabique).

Toujours est-il que mon nom patronymique est un bloc de trois syllabes, suivi du prénom usuel et ceux cachés (Hé oui, on est chrétien depuis le 19ème siècle). Nul n’est parfait.

Pour les esprits chagrins, influençés ou non, mon nom patronymique est tel qu’il est. Ce n’est ni “Vo”, ni “Vo cong” ni “Cong”. Qu’on se le dise.

2) Les traitres et les bons:

Comme dans le film de Sergio Leone, “Le bon, la brute et le truand” – date de sortie 08 Mars 1968, j’endosse les trois rôles.

Je m’explique:
– Quand je dis que mon nom est “Vo cong tri”, on me regarde avec un drôle d’air, parfois ahuri on pense que j’affabule.C’est à dire:
– Pour certains de mes interlocuteurs, qu’il soit d’ordre administratif ou privé.
– Pour d’autres c’est avec un certain dégoût.
– Souvent, on me confond avec mes oncles et cousins. Ou pire avec ma mère . Crétins savants, va !
– Souvent, on me regarde avec un certain air, à la fois horrifié mêlé de peur. Pourquoi ? Parce que le premier syllable de mon nom est Vo. Celà ne vous évoque pas un nom illustre ? Allez, je vous le dis: Vo Nguyen Giap. Là, je rigole.

Un de mes ancêtres, possèdait un partie des terres sises à Trâ Vinh (Sud Viet-nam). Il a fait construire l’église dans ladite ville. Evidemment, ma famille a tout perdu lors de la dernière débâcle. Nul n’est parfait.

Je suis à la fois fier et dépité. Fier: de mes ancêtres. Dépité: Ma famille a tout perdu.

Fier: Parce que le Viet-nam a su montrer au monde entier, de leur ténacité, de qualité guerrière et retrouvant de ce fait la dignité. Dépité: Parce que une partie de la diaspora ne nous considère comme des leurs. A une époque pas très éloignée, en Suisse, ils nous considèrent comme des “colonisés”, inféodés à la France. En un mot, ils n’aimaient pas la France. Nul n’est parfait. Non seulement, moi, ma femme et mes enfants ont dû subir cette infamie, mais aussi de la part de certains des Suisses. Le marteau et l’enclume.

Il faudrait quand même rendre justice à certains Vietnamiens de Suisse. Ces derniers me considèrent comme des leurs, amicaux. Ils sont tous originaires du centre et du Nord Vietnam. Aussi Certains sont Sino-Vietnamiens. Ils sont tous de bonne éducation, des universitaires. Lorsque j’ai eu des problèmes d’ordre politique dans mon travail, ils étaient là pour me soutenir moralement. Il faudrait rendre justice aussi à certains Suisses, mais ils sont des Suisses naturalisés, Alémaniques et Neuchâtelois (ma commune d’origine. Peut-on me l’expliquer ?

Fier: Parce que, j’ai pu apprendre à connaître les deux mondes antagonistes. Dépité: Certains “diasporamen” sont de parfaits crétins, ainsi que le sont certains occidentaux. Sans les défaites des puissances coloniales, il n’est pas certain que les vietnamiens d’outre mer, soient bien considérés à l’heure qu’il est. Qu’ils le veuillent ou non, les faits d’armes de leurs ennemis rejaillissent sur eux-mêmes, par effet d’osmose et similitude. Les uns sont des vietnamiens d’outre mer, les autres sont chez eux. Pouvez vous me dire la différence ?

Fier: Parce que, certains vietnamiens d’outre mer sont aussi tenaces. intelligents et courageux. Surtout ceux qui sont arrivés par des moyens indignes des êtres humains; Boat people, camps de détention. Une partie de ma famille ont fait l’expérience des camps. Un de mes oncles, militaire gradé, responsable régional dans l’armée sud vietnamienne. (Il a fait des séjours de formation à West point) Il a été détenu dans un camp rééducation pendant plus de dix ans. Un têtu. La famille de la branche française a réussi à le faire sortir légalement, grâce au ministère des affaires étrangères française. Nul n’est parfait. Dépité: J’ai beau examiné, recherché sur le web, peu de sites de vietnamiens francophones en vue. Ils sont dans les pays francophones, la plupart ayant acquis le passport de leur pays d’accueil et ne sont pas fichus d’écrire en français, ne serait-que bilingue. (Tiens, ce propos s’applique à moi aussi).

Fier: D’avoir triple origine. Dépité: Certains vietnamiens d’outre mer, sont intolérants. Ils ont réussi à sortir de “l’enfer”, mais font tout pour étouffer leurs “compatriotes” restés au pays, par leurs invectives, leurs lobbying auprès des gouvernements “démocratiques” donc riches. Je comprends leurs souffrances, Mais je ne comprends pas leur intransigeance à tel point de mettre en péril le développement du pays et de leur 80 milions de pauvres hères. Préfèraient-ils leur envoyer de l’argent comme dons charitables plutôt que ces 80 millions d’habitants s’en sortent par eux mêmes, par leur travail, la mise en place d’infrastructures modernes ? Ou pire encore, souhaitaient-ils revenir au pays et règner en maîtres, comme au bon vieux temps ?

Que pensent-ils des vieux soldats vietnamiens de l’ancienne armée française , qui préféraient partir en France et qui vivent dans la misère méprisés par tout un chacun ?

Ont-ils oubliés que leur statut d’indépendance de l’état du Sud “démocratique” a été forcé par les vietminh, donc communistes, dont l’amorce a été possible grâce à l’accord de Genève ?

Conclusions:

Comme je n’ai aucune confiance dans les partis politiques, je ne fais pas de politique. Je suis un homme libre. C’est ma faiblesse. Je ne suis pas un mouton ni noir ni blanc. Je suis un loup solitaire, mais restreint à ma famille. Je ne suis inféodé à aucune idée démagogique. Ma conscience est mienne. Personne me la prendra.

Je suis “Le bon, la brute et le truand” (J’ai beau cherché, à qui j’ai pu truandé ?) N’en déplaise à ces gens, j’y suis , j’y reste. Dernières allusions: Je pro anglo-saxon, Nul n’est parfait. Au vingt pour cent anti-tout, n’oubliez pas que votre prospérité a été acquise à la sueur de vos colonisés, méprisés et corvéables à merci. Quant à ceux qui vous ont été fidèles, vous les méprisez et laissez pour compte. Honte à vous. . Non, je n’ai pas l’esprit d’un vaincu, ne vous en déplaise. Harkis de tous les pays, relevez la tête.

permalink Received 05/08/2005 19:31from philippe.vo-cong-tri [at] wanadoo [dot] fr

xmms, realplayer, gnomemeeting, skype setup in Gentoo Linux.

Content:

1) Introduction 2) My Gentoo linux box 2-a) Main hardware components 2-b) Gentoo linux 3)Sound and video configuration: 3-A) Obviously check for the types in the config kernel. 3-B) Webcam driver update 3-C) Reboot the Linux box. 3-D) Connect the webcam USB cable to the PC. 4) lsmod. 5) Running the beasts: 5-a) xmms 1.2.10-r13 5-b) RealPlayer 10.0.4 5-c) GnomeMeeting 1.0 5-d) Skype1.0.0.20 : VoIP

6) Links

1) Introduction:

This paper is a kind of cookbook to setup setup the video and sound in the Gentoo Linux box. The modules are:
– xmms
– RealPlayer
– GnomeMeeting
– skype

Untill I tweaked the kernel (2.6.10-gentoo-r6) and made some updates, the installed xmms, realplayer 10 were running as expected.

Once I decided to install skype (voip) and GnomeMeeting and after trying to configure them by ajusting the kernel parameters, my sound system ran mute.

– The RealPlayer didn’t start up anymore; the mozilla plugin didn’t showup, when summoned by way of http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio links.
– My xmms stucked and muted; as I could not quit it by the normal way, I had to kill the pids.

So, I dwelve into the arcanes of the sound and video systems. Here are what I have done in order to make them run properly.

I must admit that the opensource forums were a definite help. Many thanks to the people out there.

2) My Gentoo linux box

2-a) My Gentoo linux box: main hardware components PC with Asus PEP4 for Intel Celeron/P4. 512 MB Ram. 160 GB ATA disk. Graphic card Nvidia chipset – MSI FX5200-T128 DVD, CDRW drives. Genius Sound card Audio 5.1 (Chipset C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 (rev) 10)). Webcam Philips PCVC 720K XS (usb).

box.

The shell command “emerge —info” gives:

Portage 2.0.51.19 (default-linux/x86/2005.0, gcc-3.3.5, glibc-2.3.4.20040808-r1, 2.6.10-gentoo-r6 i686) =================================================================

System uname: 2.6.10-gentoo-r6 i686 Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.40GHz Gentoo Base System version 1.4.16 Python: dev-lang/python-2.3.4-r1 [2.3.4 (#1, Feb 14 2005, 02:21:29)] dev-lang/python: 2.3.4-r1 sys-devel/autoconf: 2.13, 2.59-r6 sys-devel/automake: 1.5, 1.8.5-r3, 1.6.3, 1.4_p6, 1.9.4, 1.7.9-r1 sys-devel/binutils: 2.15.92.0.2-r1 sys-devel/libtool: 1.4.3-r4, 1.5.10-r4 virtual/os-headers: 2.4.21-r1 ACCEPT_KEYWORDS=”x86″ AUTOCLEAN=”yes” CFLAGS=”-O2 -mcpu=i686 -fomit-frame-pointer” CHOST=”i686-pc-linux-gnu” CONFIG_PROTECT=”/usr/kde/3.2/share/config /usr/kde/3.3/env /usr/kde/3.3/share/config /usr/kde/3.3/shutdown /usr/lib/X11/xkb /usr/lib/mozilla/defaults/pref /usr/share/config /var/bind” CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK=”/etc/gconf /etc/terminfo /etc/env.d” CXXFLAGS=”-O2 -mcpu=i686 -fomit-frame-pointer” DISTDIR=”/mnt/cdrom/distfiles/full” FEATURES=”autoaddcvs autoconfig ccache distlocks sandbox sfperms strict” GENTOO_MIRRORS= http://distfiles.gentoo.org http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux…”; MAKEOPTS=”-j2″ PKGDIR=”/usr/portage/packages” PORTAGE_TMPDIR=”/var/tmp” PORTDIR=”/usr/portage” SYNC=”rsync://rsync.gentoo.org/gentoo-portage” USE=”x86 X alsa apm arts avi berkdb bitmap-fonts bonobo cdr crypt cscope cups curl emboss encode esd fam flac foomaticdb fortran gd gdbm gif gnome gpm gstreamer gtk gtk2 gtkhtml guile imagemagick imlib ipv6 jack java jpeg junit kde ldap libg++ libwww mad mikmod motif mozilla mp3 mpeg mysql nas ncurses nls odbc ogg oggvorbis opengl oss pam pdflib perl png postgres python qt quicktime readline ruby samba sdl slang spell ssl svga tcltk tcpd tiff truetype truetype-fonts type1-fonts vorbis xml xml2 xmms xv zlib” Unset: ASFLAGS, CBUILD, CTARGET, LANG, LC_ALL, LDFLAGS, LINGUAS, PORTDIR_OVERLAY

3) Sound and video configuration:

3-A) Obviously check for the types in the config kernel. In the directory /usr/src/linux, do “make xconfig”.

Look for the “device drivers->sound” section. Two main items are shown:
– Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA).
– Open Sound System (OSS). Check the box for ALSA as well as its sub-items (sequencer support, OSS Mixer Api, Oss Pcm,Oss sequencer api, rtc timer support). Check all the items in the sub level “Generic devices*. Check the box in the sublevel “PCI devices” for my sound card: C-media 8738,8338.

Look for “device drivers->USB support” section. Ckeck the boxes: Support for Host-side USB, USB device filesystem, EHCI HCD, OHCI,UHCI,USB Audio support, USB OV511 Camera (for the webcam).

Look for “device drivers->Multmedia devices” setion, check its box.

Look for “device drivers->I2C support” section, check its box. Check the “I2C device interface. Check all items of “I2C Algorithms”. Check all items of “Other I2C Chip support”.

Save and quit of the kernel configuration. Do “make && make modules_install”. copy arch/i386/boot/bzimage to /boot/MyTayloredKernelName. copy System.map to /boot/MySystemMapName.

ps. It is advisable to do the following, once the linux is ios online: rc-update add alsasound default && /etc/init.d/alsasound start emerge —search alsa emerge all the modules with N symbol, in the result from the search. emerge aumix

3-B) Webcam driver update: As I am a little fidgetty, I was looking at http://alpha.dyndns.org/ov511/insta…, for my webcam. I download the latest driver package for OV511/OV518: OV511-2.28. In fact, the Philips webcam needs OV518. The latest driver OV511 does support OV5118. I untar the driver in my directory. cd to that directory. Do ” make” and “make install”. A module of interest for the webcam. is “ovcamchip”.

3-C) Reboot the Linux box.

3-D) Connect the webcam USB cable to the PC. Once the linux booting process is finished, my webcam light is on (red). Log on. Do “modprobe ovcamchip”.

Run GnomeMeeting. Click on Edit->preferences. There check and configure the webcam and audio settings. My settings “Audio devices” are: ALSA, C-media pci cmi8738-MC6, Medium,pots,FR. (I can click in “Detect devices” button).

My “Video devices” settings are : V4L,OV518 USB camera,small,pal,0. Often the input device is not shown. If so, click the “Detect devices” button.

In the GnomeMeeting upper screen, I can see my face moving …

4) lsmod.

Gives modules of interest:

Module Size Used by ppp_synctty 7936 1 ppp_generic 21396 5 ppp_synctty slhc 6656 1 ppp_generic n_hdlc 8836 1 ipt_TOS 2176 12 ipt_REJECT 5760 4 ipt_pkttype 1536 4 ipt_LOG 6400 9 ipt_state 1664 17 ipt_multiport 1920 0 ipt_conntrack 2304 3 iptable_mangle 2432 1 ip_nat_irc 3952 0 ip_nat_ftp 4720 0 iptable_nat 29380 2 ip_nat_irc,ip_nat_ftp ip_conntrack_irc 70832 1 ip_nat_irc ip_conntrack_ftp 71728 1 ip_nat_ftp ip_conntrack 52252 7 ipt_state,ipt_conntrack,ip_nat_irc,ip_nat_ftp,iptable_nat,ip_conntrack_irc,ip_conntrack_ftp iptable_filter 3200 1 ip_tables 19328 10 ipt_TOS,ipt_REJECT,ipt_pkttype,ipt_LOG,ipt_state,ipt_multiport,ipt_conntrack,iptable_mangle,iptable_nat,iptable_filter ovcamchip 25992 0 ov511 96512 1 videodev 7552 2 ov511 i2c_core 18064 2 ovcamchip,ov511 v4l2_common 4864 1 ov511 analog 10400 0 gameport 3712 1 analog parport_pc 30404 0 parport 31688 1 parport_pc hcfpcihw 8320 0 hcfpciserial 19972 1 hcfpcihw hcfpciengine 835508 1 hcfpciserial hcfpciosspec 57132 3 hcfpciserial,hcfpciengine via_rhine 18180 0 sata_promise 7940 0 libata 40068 1 sata_promise nvidia 3465180 12 snd_intel8x0 28320 1 snd_ac97_codec 73440 1 snd_intel8x0 intel_agp 19740 1 agpgart 28456 2 intel_agp 8139too 20736 0 mii 4224 2 via_rhine,8139too dm_mod 54012 0 sbp2 21512 0 ohci1394 31108 0 ieee1394 92980 2 sbp2,ohci1394 ohci_hcd 32648 0 uhci_hcd 31116 0 usb_storage 28160 0 usbhid 30272 0 ehci_hcd 40836 0 usbcore 116216 7 ov511,ohci_hcd,uhci_hcd,usb_storage,usbhid,ehci_hcd

5) Running the beasts:

5-a) xmms. I use aRts. If no sound heard, or just stucked, do “lsof /dev/dsp”: It will show which component(s) are using the device. Kill the pids. Restart xmms, choose ALSA.

5-b) RealPlayer 10. If not coming up, do “lsof /dev/dsp” and kill the pids if any.

5-c) GnomeMeeting. See in paragraph (3).

5-d) Skype: VoIP It supports only OSS for time being. Emerge ALSA-OSS, if not already done.

6) Links:

http://forums.gentoo.org http://alpha.dyndns.org/ov511/insta… http://www.gnomemeeting.org http://www.skype.com http://www.real.com/freeplayer/?rpp…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/ http://www.shoutcast.com/

permalink Received 04/20/2005 18:09from philippe.vo-cong-tri [at] wanadoo [dot] fr

Howto detect web outage and get there anyway ? upd Sept 20,2005

Hello,

Contents:

I) Introduction II) Resolving by using a 56k modem III)Conclusions IV) Some website monitoring companies …

I) Introduction:

Following my last posting, about the problem by not able to get to my web site. I use an ADSL modem hooked to my local ISP. The target web site is situated in the USA. I use mostly Gentoo Linux and have a windows XP near by. How do I know if the problem is not coming from my web site (web hoster) ? Well, I do the following:

Google ’Howto detect web outage’ or ’web monitor’. The result screen shows some paid tools makers. Some of them provide an online quick check. Just browse… My web site is alive and can be seen from around the world (node cities).

II) Resolving:

Now that my web site is still alive, how can I reach it ? Well, use another temporary ISP. How to do it in emergency ? Well, use a pots modem. Mine pots modem is a Rockwell Conexant chipset base PCI HCF modem (56K).

1) Browse and search an local ISP paid by minute time. 2) Check that the local ISP does permit to enroll online and be on the internet instantly. 3) I found one such local ISP : tele2.fr. 4) Enroll online. Let Tele2.fr install and configure my windows XP. 5) Disconnect my ADSL modem. 6) Hookup my pots 56k modem to the phone line. 7) Run the configured dialup. 8) Browse to my web site and do work there (e.g blog postings).

Now that I have a Internet access backup (pots 56k modem), I decide to keep it around. As my usual workstation is under Gentoo Linux, I configure it. My PCI 56k modem is Rockell conexant hcf based. Go to http://www.linuxant.com Download cnxtinstall.run Run: ./cnxtinstall.run � —tty Follow the messages …. Everything is going on swell. The compiling and downloading driver are automatically carried on. Even symbolic link /dev/modem is done for me. I am impressed.

Some excerpt from the run: “”” The following supported device was detected:

Name: Communication controller: Rockwell International HCF 56k Data/Fax Modem PCI ID: 127A:1002 1092:94C Needed package: hcfpcimodem

The following package will be installed: hcfpcimodem

Do you want to install this package ([y]/n)? y Current parameters: (“hcfpciconfig —info”)

Config for modem unit 0: /dev/ttySHCF0 Device instance: 0-PCI-127a:1002-1092:094c HW revision : DP Part ’71’ Rev ’BA’ Asic ID 0x215 HW profile name: hcfpciv90 Registration ID: CF84-695B-392F License owner : unknown License key : FREE License status : FREE (max 14.4kbps data only) Current region : FRANCE (T.35 code: 003D) The /dev/modem alias (symlink) points to ttySHCF0

To enable full 56K modem and FAX functionality, enter your license information with “hcfpciconfig —license”. “””

Run kppp. (Oh yes, I use KDE). Configure my dialup. And get on line . That’s it. .

III) Conclusions:

By having strategy to corner potential problems with the Internet access, it is better to dot it beforehand. That will spare time, headaches, endless phone calls to tech support. Get to the point, I assure you that the tech cannot hide the problems. My ISP support is kind enough, to let me know what’s going on.

Now, I am peaceminded.

Alloha

IV) Some website monitoring companies:

The links offer free and paid monitorings. http://www.siteprobe.com http://www.dotcom-monitor.com http://www.internetvista.com

permalink Received 04/18/2005 13:02from “philippe-tele2”

test from tele2

No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.289 / Virus Database: 266.9.16 – Release Date: 18/04/2005

permalink Received 04/18/2005 12:46from philippe.vocongtri [at] tele2 [dot] fr

Internet war between wanadoo.fr and psinet.com (cogent) ?

Hello, Since last Thursday, I am stucked by the current war between my ISP provider (wanadoo.fr) and the US carrier Cogent and company (psinet.com). My adsl provider isn’t carrying out my requests to the US web sites served by psinet.com. What’s going on ? Neither can I access my web site nor sending/receiving mails (thru Cogent/psinet.com). Well, I’ll decide to change my ISP, if I am getting stucked too long. I can’t get any news on the web about the battling. Who say that the Internet is open to all ?

permalink Received 04/16/2005 19:26from philippe vo cong tri

Internet war btween France (Wanadoo) and USA (Cogent)

Hello,

Since April 15th 2005, I can’t connect to my web server, whose location is in the USA.

I am sitting in front of my PC screen, in France (Europe). My ISP is Wanadoo.fr . With my adsl connexion half useful.

All day long, I search for clues.

It turns out that the French provider does block their DNS not serve outbound requests to the US , thru cogent backbones. The problems seem to be political.

Now, I am very concerned about the matter.

I spent quite a time to figure out what is going on. Nothing can be read on the web, about the failure to carry my requests to access to my web site.

From France, if your ISP is Wanadoo:fr and if you are trying to send emails, or sign on to web sites served by cogent, then you are out of luck.

To the guys trying who have troubles to get to some US sites, try to determine like this:
– Try to reach psinet:com or googled for cogent and follow their web links.

To check the links between my PC and web site, I do as follow:

1) Phone with the pots to my web hoster in the US (what a shame, can’t email, to them) in order to what)s going : to their side, everything is running well. 2) I check with some tools, which can be found easily on the web (google as ’howto detect web outage’. The links I saw are commercial companies, but some offer a free check online (five seconds average). Lo, my web site is alive and can be reached around the world (in fact verified by stregic internet nodes). And France is among them … 3) I then check with support in France; and there the tech was very helpful, once he understood that the only possibilites are:
– DNS and routers to the said backbone have problems,
– DNS and routers are blocked pursefully.

Well, I am little bit happy, that I understood at last what’s going on

Conclusions: I am sucked as a consumer of a apaid service. I was denied of my fondamental rights to be informed and to access to informations, wherever they are.

PS. The tech told me that the link with cogent will be available within 48hrs. Thank you pal.

permalink Received 04/08/2005 13:25from philippe.vo-cong-tri [at] wanadoo [dot] fr

Ave and farewell, Saint Pope John Paul II

Hello to all,

I never thought that Pope John Paul II was so popular around the world. During his tenure in the Vatican, I read and heard quite a lot of divided opinions, such as :
– integristic religiosity (abortion, contaception pill …).
– demagog ( travelling quite too much around the Globe, Terra Nostra)

Despite of these quirks, People are mourning during his sufferance and passaway. Specially among the youths.

With the mighty technological advance, the news and images streaming in real time, I can see that the man is cherished by many, particularly by the simple crowd in the impoverished hemisphere.

I remember his untiredness to travel in lands, ignored by his predecessors.

I remember his homelies in different languages (vietnamese …).

He was a man of dialog with other religions. Respectful for other faiths.

He was able to understand other’s needs, since he was a native of a country not so open and rich for quite a long period (Poland).

Farewell, Pope John Paul II. I will miss you.

permalink Received 03/26/2005 18:36from philippe.vo-cong-tri [at] wanadoo [dot] fr

Thumbs up to medical workers

Hello.

I would like to thank the medical personel, at least once in my life, in Geneva (CH). Lately, I suffered from the estomac belly, sporadically. I thought it was benign.

The pain was unbearable during a sunday night. The following afternoon, my wife brought me to the hospital. There, I was examined and xrayed. Nothing abnormal, but only a little liquid blockade in the intestine. I was prescribed a beverage to get rid of the blockade.

The following week, my belly was getting more soreful.

Again, I phoned to my family physician (Dr. Y. G.). He puts me in contact with a nearby clinic. There, I was taken care by the intestine specialist (Dr. D. B.): blood analysis, temperature, echography, xraying, colonography …

The intestine specialist was very helpful and cautious, I was sent to the public hospital (HUG) to see another doctor, a chirurgian. At the hospital, the chirurgian told me that I must be operated immediately. I was numbed. It was the first time that I was going to be operated inside my body.

Panic. My fate was uncertain at the moment. I was told that it is very difficult to get operated within a reasonable time frame, since there are so many chirurgical operations underway. I heard the same stories, that patients have to wait up to two months, depending on the urgency.

The chirurgian (Dr. P. G.), was very helphul and comprehensive about my fear and pain. So, he managed to readying up my sojourn at the hospital, two days later. This, because a bed was liberated at the time.

Next evening day, I was operated, between two scheduled ones.

At the time, I don’t want to know anything about what how and when the pain will be relieved. I just acquiesced to the fact that the operation must be carried on. Dumb and paralysed.

After the operation, the medical personel was taking care of me. I was put in a community room. The first two nights were very painful. During the nights, a nurse came every hour, so I believed, to check up.

During the daylight, another nurse was helping and encouraging me.

Every day, the clinical chief doctor and his staff, made a visit to each of us patients.

Well, that is to say that I stayed seven days at the hospital. I am grateful to the medical personel. They are doing a very good job.

For me, the medical profession is beyond my comprehension, despite that there are physicians in my family. Because, it is so hard a job.

In a word Human.

Thank you.

permalink Received 03/08/2005 10:30from philippe.vo-cong-tri [at] wanadoo [dot] fr

Allegro games library under Gentoo linux

Content:

1) Introduction

a – Install allegro
– emerge
– From the source b – Compiling the tutotials

2) Create the makefile(s) and compile them.

a – Demo b – Pong game
– Solution one: gcc
– Solution two: makefile and make.

1) Introduction:

The purposes of the paper are:
– Install the latest stable version of Allegro (ver. 4.0.3)
– Start to learn writing games by the way of the tutorials as suggested at the web site: http://alleg.sourceforge.net/docs.html

I am supposed to know how to use the gnu tools for linux, hence how to set up makefiles and use the make utility.

Well, it wasn’t straightforward for me. The tutorial I pickuped, is a little bit “old”, and was written mainly for the Microsoft Windows environment (with DJGPP).

So, I spent a time to figure out how to compile and link on my Gentoo linux box.

1-a) Install allegro:

emerge:

I have emerged the allegro package with the following result: “emerge —pretend allegro

These are the packages that I would merge, in order:

Calculating dependencies …done! [ebuild R ] media-libs/allegro-4.0.3″

But I wasn’t able to find the demo and examples directories on my box.

So, I downloaded the source package from: http://alleg.sourceforge.net/wip.html allegro-4.0.3.tar.gz

From the source:

– In the user directory:
– expand allegro-4.0.3.tar.gz
– ./configure
– make install By default, the allegro files are put in /usr/local directory.

– Go to the demo and examples directories to see that the executable programs (demo and examples) are compiled and linked.

They are running nice. But, what should I do once I have modified the demo/examples source files ? There are no makefiles in those directories !

2) Create the makefiles and compile:

2-a) demo: The demo program is found beneath the allegro-4.0.3 diractory. Here it is straight forward: without a makefile. gcc demo.c -o demo1 `allegro-config —libs`

(To understand, do: more /usr/local/allegro-config, change usr/lib to /usr/local/lib).

To see which and how libraries are used do: echo `allegro-config —libs`, which yields:
– L/usr/local/lib -s -Wl,-export-dynamic -lalleg-4.0.3 -lalleg_unsharable

2-b) Pong game:

– Download the tutorial: How To Program Games – Tutorial/example series by George Foot (htppong.zip) from: http://www.glost.eclipse.co.uk/gfoo… .
– Unzip htppong.zip in my directory.

– To start the tutorial go to: /htp/pong/core.001

– Add END_OF_MAIN() at the end of main() in the main.c file.

Solution one:

gcc game.c display.c input.c main.c -o pong `allegro-config —libs`

Solution two:

Modify the lines in the provided makefile such as:

Begin of modif —————————————- CC = gcc CFLAGS = -O2 -Wall -Werror -g TARGET_ARCH = -march=i486 LDLIBS = -L/usr/local/lib -s -Wl,-export-dynamic -lalleg-4.0.3
– lalleg_unsharable # Variables:

SRCS = main.c game.c input.c display.c OBJS = $(patsubst %.c,%.o,$(SRCS)) EXE = pong

End of modif —————- The important lines are: TARGET_ARCH LDLIBS EXE

run the make utility.

run ./pong

A little bit difficult ? Well, it is meant to get into the programming quickly, without bothering too much about all those makefiles. I deem that it is important to know, where the allegro libraries live and get acquainted with it quickly.

After that, I use anjuta (IDE), to further my investigation.

permalink Received 02/21/2005 15:51from philippe.vo-cong-tri [at] wanadoo [dot] fr

Gentoo linux with usb eciadsl b-focus modem (1)

Content:

1) Introduction 2) Trying out different solutions 2-1) Shorewall and/or firewall 2-2) Using Using different kernel versions 3) The last kernel 4) conclusions 4-1 kernel config 4-2 eciadsl 4-2a) eciadsl-doctor 4-2b) route test 4-2c) ipconfig test 4-2d) lspci 4-2e) Firewall: shorewall 5) PC configuration

1) Introduction:

This is to document the difficulties I met when trying to get the Gentoo linux to go online, with the usb eciadsl modem (b-focus).

I have installed the Gentoo linux 2004.1 (stage 3), kernel linux2.4.26-gentoo-r3. I download the eciadsl package from http://www.flashtux.org (eciadsl-usermode-0.10.tar.gz). The eciadsl was installed in /usr/local directory. The ebuild version didn’t work, although I managed to get the Gentoo installation thru a gateway (Mandrake 10.0 community edition).

I was quite happy with the Gentoo installation upto now. But, the internet connection is still missing for the box. I was not happy with the fact, I have to thru a gateway.

So, during a week, I tried out several solutions, with the help of the postings on Gentoo (http://forums.gentoo.org/).

To no avail.

I was able to connect the modem (eciadsl-start), the route seems to be ok. When, pinging a web site, it did good answers. But only for my ISP provider and Gentoo sites ! So, I tried out with the konqueror browser (I use kde). It timeout out.

2) Trying out different solutions:

2-1) Shorewall and/or firewall.

– Configuring the linux2.4.26-gentoo-r3 kernel (netfilter).
– Install shorewall, setup the parameters (the same ones I use on my Mandrake linux box), made it running.
– Setting up a firewall by using iptables (see the firewall manual on Gentoo web site).

In all cases, the eciadsl modem refused to get Gentoo on the web.

2-2) Using different kernel versions:

After making a wholescale update: thru my gateway. emerge —sync emerge —update world

I tried out the kernels:
– linux-2.4.26-gentoo-r13
– linux-2.4.28-gentoo-r5
– linux-2.6.7-gentoo-r8
– linux-2.6.9-gentoo-r9

The eciadsl modem was still mumbed.

3) The last kernel:

Holly cow, the last kernel linux-2.6.10-gentoo-r6, does permit my eciadsl modem to get onto the web !!!

4) Conclusions:

Well, I do not understand fully as why and how the eciadsl modem is working with the kernel linux-2.6.10-gentoo-r6.

I tried to use the same parameters I used on other linux distros (Mandrake, Fedora, Ubuntu (warty).

Most useful utilities lspci (pci-utils), lsmod, modprobe,route,ipconfig.

4-1) Kernel config

ps . I lefted out ip_tables, for the time-being.

So here are the kernel params I used: genkernel —menuconfig —install all (Most important parts: ppp, tcp, usb, n-hdlc). ========= Begin of config ======================= # # Automatically generated make config: don’t edit # Linux kernel version: 2.6.10-gentoo-r6 # Sun Feb 20 13:43:49 2005 # CONFIG_X86=y CONFIG_MMU=y CONFIG_UID16=y CONFIG_GENERIC_ISA_DMA=y CONFIG_GENERIC_IOMAP=y

# # Code maturity level options # CONFIG_EXPERIMENTAL=y CONFIG_CLEAN_COMPILE=y CONFIG_BROKEN_ON_SMP=y

# # General setup # CONFIG_LOCALVERSION=”” CONFIG_SWAP=y CONFIG_SYSVIPC=y # CONFIG_POSIX_MQUEUE is not set # CONFIG_BSD_PROCESS_ACCT is not set CONFIG_SYSCTL=y # CONFIG_AUDIT is not set CONFIG_LOG_BUF_SHIFT=14 CONFIG_HOTPLUG=y CONFIG_KOBJECT_UEVENT=y CONFIG_IKCONFIG=y CONFIG_IKCONFIG_PROC=y # CONFIG_EMBEDDED is not set CONFIG_KALLSYMS=y # CONFIG_KALLSYMS_EXTRA_PASS is not set CONFIG_FUTEX=y CONFIG_EPOLL=y # CONFIG_CC_OPTIMIZE_FOR_SIZE is not set CONFIG_SHMEM=y CONFIG_CC_ALIGN_FUNCTIONS=0 CONFIG_CC_ALIGN_LABELS=0 CONFIG_CC_ALIGN_LOOPS=0 CONFIG_CC_ALIGN_JUMPS=0 # CONFIG_TINY_SHMEM is not set

# # Loadable module support # CONFIG_MODULES=y CONFIG_MODULE_UNLOAD=y CONFIG_MODULE_FORCE_UNLOAD=y CONFIG_OBSOLETE_MODPARM=y # CONFIG_MODVERSIONS is not set # CONFIG_MODULE_SRCVERSION_ALL is not set CONFIG_KMOD=y

# # Processor type and features # CONFIG_X86_PC=y # CONFIG_X86_ELAN is not set # CONFIG_X86_VOYAGER is not set # CONFIG_X86_NUMAQ is not set # CONFIG_X86_SUMMIT is not set # CONFIG_X86_BIGSMP is not set # CONFIG_X86_VISWS is not set # CONFIG_X86_GENERICARCH is not set # CONFIG_X86_ES7000 is not set # CONFIG_M386 is not set # CONFIG_M486 is not set # CONFIG_M586 is not set # CONFIG_M586TSC is not set # CONFIG_M586MMX is not set # CONFIG_M686 is not set # CONFIG_MPENTIUMII is not set CONFIG_MPENTIUMIII=y # CONFIG_MPENTIUMM is not set # CONFIG_MPENTIUM4 is not set # CONFIG_MK6 is not set # CONFIG_MK7 is not set # CONFIG_MK8 is not set # CONFIG_MCRUSOE is not set # CONFIG_MEFFICEON is not set # CONFIG_MWINCHIPC6 is not set # CONFIG_MWINCHIP2 is not set # CONFIG_MWINCHIP3D is not set # CONFIG_MCYRIXIII is not set # CONFIG_MVIAC3_2 is not set CONFIG_X86_GENERIC=y CONFIG_X86_CMPXCHG=y CONFIG_X86_XADD=y CONFIG_X86_L1_CACHE_SHIFT=7 CONFIG_RWSEM_XCHGADD_ALGORITHM=y CONFIG_X86_WP_WORKS_OK=y CONFIG_X86_INVLPG=y CONFIG_X86_BSWAP=y CONFIG_X86_POPAD_OK=y CONFIG_X86_GOOD_APIC=y CONFIG_X86_INTEL_USERCOPY=y CONFIG_X86_USE_PPRO_CHECKSUM=y CONFIG_HPET_TIMER=y CONFIG_HPET_EMULATE_RTC=y # CONFIG_SMP is not set # CONFIG_PREEMPT is not set CONFIG_X86_UP_APIC=y # CONFIG_X86_UP_IOAPIC is not set CONFIG_X86_LOCAL_APIC=y CONFIG_X86_TSC=y CONFIG_X86_MCE=y CONFIG_X86_MCE_NONFATAL=y CONFIG_X86_MCE_P4THERMAL=y # CONFIG_TOSHIBA is not set # CONFIG_I8K is not set # CONFIG_MICROCODE is not set # CONFIG_X86_MSR is not set # CONFIG_X86_CPUID is not set

# # Firmware Drivers # # CONFIG_EDD is not set CONFIG_NOHIGHMEM=y # CONFIG_HIGHMEM4G is not set # CONFIG_HIGHMEM64G is not set # CONFIG_MATH_EMULATION is not set CONFIG_MTRR=y # CONFIG_EFI is not set # CONFIG_REGPARM is not set

# # Power management options (ACPI, APM) # CONFIG_PM=y # CONFIG_PM_DEBUG is not set # CONFIG_SOFTWARE_SUSPEND is not set

# # ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) Support # CONFIG_ACPI=y CONFIG_ACPI_BOOT=y CONFIG_ACPI_INTERPRETER=y CONFIG_ACPI_SLEEP=y CONFIG_ACPI_SLEEP_PROC_FS=y CONFIG_ACPI_AC=y CONFIG_ACPI_BATTERY=y CONFIG_ACPI_BUTTON=y CONFIG_ACPI_VIDEO=m CONFIG_ACPI_FAN=y CONFIG_ACPI_PROCESSOR=y CONFIG_ACPI_THERMAL=y # CONFIG_ACPI_ASUS is not set CONFIG_ACPI_IBM=m # CONFIG_ACPI_TOSHIBA is not set CONFIG_ACPI_BLACKLIST_YEAR=0 # CONFIG_ACPI_DEBUG is not set CONFIG_ACPI_BUS=y CONFIG_ACPI_EC=y CONFIG_ACPI_POWER=y CONFIG_ACPI_PCI=y CONFIG_ACPI_SYSTEM=y # CONFIG_X86_PM_TIMER is not set

# # APM (Advanced Power Management) BIOS Support # CONFIG_APM=y # CONFIG_APM_IGNORE_USER_SUSPEND is not set # CONFIG_APM_DO_ENABLE is not set # CONFIG_APM_CPU_IDLE is not set # CONFIG_APM_DISPLAY_BLANK is not set # CONFIG_APM_RTC_IS_GMT is not set # CONFIG_APM_ALLOW_INTS is not set # CONFIG_APM_REAL_MODE_POWER_OFF is not set

# # CPU Frequency scaling # CONFIG_CPU_FREQ=y # CONFIG_CPU_FREQ_DEBUG is not set # CONFIG_CPU_FREQ_PROC_INTF is not set CONFIG_CPU_FREQ_DEFAULT_GOV_PERFORMANCE=y # CONFIG_CPU_FREQ_DEFAULT_GOV_USERSPACE is not set CONFIG_CPU_FREQ_GOV_PERFORMANCE=y CONFIG_CPU_FREQ_GOV_POWERSAVE=y CONFIG_CPU_FREQ_GOV_USERSPACE=y # CONFIG_CPU_FREQ_24_API is not set # CONFIG_CPU_FREQ_GOV_ONDEMAND is not set CONFIG_CPU_FREQ_TABLE=y

# # CPUFreq processor drivers # CONFIG_X86_ACPI_CPUFREQ=y CONFIG_X86_POWERNOW_K6=y CONFIG_X86_POWERNOW_K7=y CONFIG_X86_POWERNOW_K7_ACPI=y CONFIG_X86_POWERNOW_K8=y CONFIG_X86_POWERNOW_K8_ACPI=y CONFIG_X86_GX_SUSPMOD=y CONFIG_X86_SPEEDSTEP_CENTRINO=y CONFIG_X86_SPEEDSTEP_CENTRINO_ACPI=y CONFIG_X86_SPEEDSTEP_CENTRINO_TABLE=y CONFIG_X86_SPEEDSTEP_ICH=y CONFIG_X86_SPEEDSTEP_SMI=y CONFIG_X86_P4_CLOCKMOD=y # CONFIG_X86_CPUFREQ_NFORCE2 is not set CONFIG_X86_LONGRUN=y CONFIG_X86_LONGHAUL=y

# # shared options # # CONFIG_X86_ACPI_CPUFREQ_PROC_INTF is not set CONFIG_X86_SPEEDSTEP_LIB=y # CONFIG_X86_SPEEDSTEP_RELAXED_CAP_CHECK is not set

# # Bus options (PCI, PCMCIA, EISA, MCA, ISA) # CONFIG_PCI=y # CONFIG_PCI_GOBIOS is not set # CONFIG_PCI_GOMMCONFIG is not set # CONFIG_PCI_GODIRECT is not set CONFIG_PCI_GOANY=y CONFIG_PCI_BIOS=y CONFIG_PCI_DIRECT=y CONFIG_PCI_MMCONFIG=y CONFIG_PCI_LEGACY_PROC=y CONFIG_PCI_NAMES=y CONFIG_ISA=y # CONFIG_EISA is not set # CONFIG_MCA is not set # CONFIG_SCx200 is not set

# # PCCARD (PCMCIA/CardBus) support # # CONFIG_PCCARD is not set

# # PC-card bridges # CONFIG_PCMCIA_PROBE=y

# # PCI Hotplug Support # # CONFIG_HOTPLUG_PCI is not set

# # Executable file formats # CONFIG_BINFMT_ELF=y CONFIG_BINFMT_AOUT=y CONFIG_BINFMT_MISC=y

# # Device Drivers #

# # Generic Driver Options # CONFIG_STANDALONE=y CONFIG_PREVENT_FIRMWARE_BUILD=y CONFIG_FW_LOADER=m

# # Memory Technology Devices (MTD) # CONFIG_MTD=y # CONFIG_MTD_DEBUG is not set # CONFIG_MTD_PARTITIONS is not set # CONFIG_MTD_CONCAT is not set

# # User Modules And Translation Layers # # CONFIG_MTD_CHAR is not set # CONFIG_MTD_BLOCK is not set # CONFIG_MTD_BLOCK_RO is not set # CONFIG_FTL is not set # CONFIG_NFTL is not set # CONFIG_INFTL is not set

# # RAM/ROM/Flash chip drivers # # CONFIG_MTD_CFI is not set # CONFIG_MTD_JEDECPROBE is not set CONFIG_MTD_MAP_BANK_WIDTH_1=y CONFIG_MTD_MAP_BANK_WIDTH_2=y CONFIG_MTD_MAP_BANK_WIDTH_4=y # CONFIG_MTD_MAP_BANK_WIDTH_8 is not set # CONFIG_MTD_MAP_BANK_WIDTH_16 is not set # CONFIG_MTD_MAP_BANK_WIDTH_32 is not set CONFIG_MTD_CFI_I1=y CONFIG_MTD_CFI_I2=y # CONFIG_MTD_CFI_I4 is not set # CONFIG_MTD_CFI_I8 is not set # CONFIG_MTD_RAM is not set # CONFIG_MTD_ROM is not set # CONFIG_MTD_ABSENT is not set

# # Mapping drivers for chip access # # CONFIG_MTD_COMPLEX_MAPPINGS is not set

# # Self-contained MTD device drivers # # CONFIG_MTD_PMC551 is not set # CONFIG_MTD_SLRAM is not set # CONFIG_MTD_PHRAM is not set # CONFIG_MTD_MTDRAM is not set # CONFIG_MTD_BLKMTD is not set

# # Disk-On-Chip Device Drivers # # CONFIG_MTD_DOC2000 is not set # CONFIG_MTD_DOC2001 is not set # CONFIG_MTD_DOC2001PLUS is not set

# # NAND Flash Device Drivers # # CONFIG_MTD_NAND is not set

# # Parallel port support # CONFIG_PARPORT=m CONFIG_PARPORT_PC=m CONFIG_PARPORT_PC_CML1=m CONFIG_PARPORT_SERIAL=m # CONFIG_PARPORT_PC_FIFO is not set CONFIG_PARPORT_PC_SUPERIO=y # CONFIG_PARPORT_OTHER is not set CONFIG_PARPORT_1284=y

# # Plug and Play support # CONFIG_PNP=y # CONFIG_PNP_DEBUG is not set

# # Protocols # # CONFIG_ISAPNP is not set # CONFIG_PNPBIOS is not set CONFIG_PNPACPI=y

# # Block devices # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_FD=y # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_XD is not set # CONFIG_PARIDE is not set # CONFIG_BLK_CPQ_DA is not set # CONFIG_BLK_CPQ_CISS_DA is not set # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_DAC960 is not set # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_UMEM is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_LOOP=y CONFIG_BLK_DEV_CRYPTOLOOP=y # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_NBD is not set # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SX8 is not set # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_UB is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_RAM=y CONFIG_BLK_DEV_RAM_COUNT=16 CONFIG_BLK_DEV_RAM_SIZE=8192 CONFIG_BLK_DEV_INITRD=y CONFIG_INITRAMFS_SOURCE=”” CONFIG_LBD=y # CONFIG_CDROM_PKTCDVD is not set

# # IO Schedulers # CONFIG_IOSCHED_NOOP=y CONFIG_IOSCHED_AS=y CONFIG_IOSCHED_DEADLINE=y CONFIG_IOSCHED_CFQ=y

# # ATA/ATAPI/MFM/RLL support # CONFIG_IDE=y CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDE=y

# # Please see Documentation/ide.txt for help/info on IDE drives # # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDE_SATA is not set # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_HD_IDE is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDISK=y CONFIG_IDEDISK_MULTI_MODE=y CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDECD=y # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDETAPE is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEFLOPPY=y CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDESCSI=y CONFIG_IDE_TASK_IOCTL=y

# # IDE chipset support/bugfixes # CONFIG_IDE_GENERIC=y CONFIG_BLK_DEV_CMD640=y # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_CMD640_ENHANCED is not set # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEPNP is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEPCI=y CONFIG_IDEPCI_SHARE_IRQ=y # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_OFFBOARD is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_GENERIC=y # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_OPTI621 is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_RZ1000=y CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDMA_PCI=y # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDMA_FORCED is not set CONFIG_IDEDMA_PCI_AUTO=y # CONFIG_IDEDMA_ONLYDISK is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_AEC62XX=y CONFIG_BLK_DEV_ALI15X3=y # CONFIG_WDC_ALI15X3 is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_AMD74XX=y # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_ATIIXP is not set # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_CMD64X is not set # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_TRIFLEX is not set # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_CY82C693 is not set # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_CS5520 is not set # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_CS5530 is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_HPT34X=y # CONFIG_HPT34X_AUTODMA is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_HPT366=y # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SC1200 is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_PIIX=y # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_NS87415 is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_PDC202XX_OLD=y # CONFIG_PDC202XX_BURST is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_PDC202XX_NEW=y # CONFIG_PDC202XX_FORCE is not set # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SVWKS is not set # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SIIMAGE is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SIS5513=y CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SLC90E66=y CONFIG_BLK_DEV_TRM290=y CONFIG_BLK_DEV_VIA82CXXX=y # CONFIG_IDE_ARM is not set # CONFIG_IDE_CHIPSETS is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDMA=y # CONFIG_IDEDMA_IVB is not set CONFIG_IDEDMA_AUTO=y # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_HD is not set

# # SCSI device support # CONFIG_SCSI=y CONFIG_SCSI_PROC_FS=y

# # SCSI support type (disk, tape, CD-ROM) # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SD=y CONFIG_CHR_DEV_ST=y # CONFIG_CHR_DEV_OSST is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SR=y # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SR_VENDOR is not set CONFIG_CHR_DEV_SG=y

# # Some SCSI devices (e.g. CD jukebox) support multiple LUNs # # CONFIG_SCSI_MULTI_LUN is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_CONSTANTS is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_LOGGING is not set

# # SCSI Transport Attributes # CONFIG_SCSI_SPI_ATTRS=m # CONFIG_SCSI_FC_ATTRS is not set

# # SCSI low-level drivers # # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_3W_XXXX_RAID is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_3W_9XXX is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_7000FASST is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_ACARD is not set CONFIG_SCSI_AHA152X=m CONFIG_SCSI_AHA1542=m CONFIG_SCSI_AACRAID=m CONFIG_SCSI_AIC7XXX=m CONFIG_AIC7XXX_CMDS_PER_DEVICE=32 CONFIG_AIC7XXX_RESET_DELAY_MS=15000 CONFIG_AIC7XXX_DEBUG_ENABLE=y CONFIG_AIC7XXX_DEBUG_MASK=0 CONFIG_AIC7XXX_REG_PRETTY_PRINT=y CONFIG_SCSI_AIC7XXX_OLD=m CONFIG_SCSI_AIC79XX=m CONFIG_AIC79XX_CMDS_PER_DEVICE=32 CONFIG_AIC79XX_RESET_DELAY_MS=15000 # CONFIG_AIC79XX_ENABLE_RD_STRM is not set CONFIG_AIC79XX_DEBUG_ENABLE=y CONFIG_AIC79XX_DEBUG_MASK=0 CONFIG_AIC79XX_REG_PRETTY_PRINT=y # CONFIG_SCSI_DPT_I2O is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_IN2000 is not set # CONFIG_MEGARAID_NEWGEN is not set # CONFIG_MEGARAID_LEGACY is not set CONFIG_SCSI_SATA=y # CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_AHCI is not set CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_SVW=m CONFIG_SCSI_ATA_PIIX=m # CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_NV is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_PATA_PDC2027X is not set CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_PROMISE=m # CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_SX4 is not set CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_SIL=m # CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_SIS is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_ULI is not set CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_VIA=m # CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_VITESSE is not set CONFIG_SCSI_BUSLOGIC=m # CONFIG_SCSI_OMIT_FLASHPOINT is not set CONFIG_SCSI_DMX3191D=y CONFIG_SCSI_DTC3280=m CONFIG_SCSI_EATA=m # CONFIG_SCSI_EATA_TAGGED_QUEUE is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_EATA_LINKED_COMMANDS is not set CONFIG_SCSI_EATA_MAX_TAGS=16 CONFIG_SCSI_EATA_PIO=m CONFIG_SCSI_FUTURE_DOMAIN=m CONFIG_SCSI_GDTH=m CONFIG_SCSI_GENERIC_NCR5380=m CONFIG_SCSI_GENERIC_NCR5380_MMIO=m # CONFIG_SCSI_GENERIC_NCR53C400 is not set CONFIG_SCSI_IPS=m # CONFIG_SCSI_INITIO is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_INIA100 is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_PPA is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_IMM is not set CONFIG_SCSI_NCR53C406A=m CONFIG_SCSI_SYM53C8XX_2=m CONFIG_SCSI_SYM53C8XX_DMA_ADDRESSING_MODE=1 CONFIG_SCSI_SYM53C8XX_DEFAULT_TAGS=16 CONFIG_SCSI_SYM53C8XX_MAX_TAGS=64 # CONFIG_SCSI_SYM53C8XX_IOMAPPED is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_IPR is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_PAS16 is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_PSI240I is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_QLOGIC_FAS is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_QLOGIC_ISP is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_QLOGIC_FC is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_QLOGIC_1280 is not set CONFIG_SCSI_QLA2XXX=y # CONFIG_SCSI_QLA21XX is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_QLA22XX is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_QLA2300 is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_QLA2322 is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_QLA6312 is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_QLA6322 is not set CONFIG_SCSI_SYM53C416=m CONFIG_SCSI_DC395x=m CONFIG_SCSI_DC390T=m # CONFIG_SCSI_T128 is not set CONFIG_SCSI_U14_34F=m # CONFIG_SCSI_U14_34F_TAGGED_QUEUE is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_U14_34F_LINKED_COMMANDS is not set CONFIG_SCSI_U14_34F_MAX_TAGS=8 CONFIG_SCSI_ULTRASTOR=m # CONFIG_SCSI_NSP32 is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_DEBUG is not set

# # Old CD-ROM drivers (not SCSI, not IDE) # # CONFIG_CD_NO_IDESCSI is not set

# # Multi-device support (RAID and LVM) # CONFIG_MD=y CONFIG_BLK_DEV_MD=m CONFIG_MD_LINEAR=m CONFIG_MD_RAID0=m CONFIG_MD_RAID1=m # CONFIG_MD_RAID10 is not set CONFIG_MD_RAID5=m # CONFIG_MD_RAID6 is not set CONFIG_MD_MULTIPATH=m # CONFIG_MD_FAULTY is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_DM=m # CONFIG_DM_CRYPT is not set # CONFIG_DM_SNAPSHOT is not set # CONFIG_DM_MIRROR is not set # CONFIG_DM_ZERO is not set # CONFIG_DM_MULTIPATH is not set # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_DM_BBR is not set

# # Fusion MPT device support # CONFIG_FUSION=m CONFIG_FUSION_MAX_SGE=40 CONFIG_FUSION_CTL=m

# # IEEE 1394 (FireWire) support # CONFIG_IEEE1394=m

# # Subsystem Options # # CONFIG_IEEE1394_VERBOSEDEBUG is not set # CONFIG_IEEE1394_OUI_DB is not set # CONFIG_IEEE1394_EXTRA_CONFIG_ROMS is not set

# # Device Drivers #

# # Texas Instruments PCILynx requires I2C # CONFIG_IEEE1394_OHCI1394=m

# # Protocol Drivers # # CONFIG_IEEE1394_VIDEO1394 is not set CONFIG_IEEE1394_SBP2=m # CONFIG_IEEE1394_SBP2_PHYS_DMA is not set # CONFIG_IEEE1394_ETH1394 is not set CONFIG_IEEE1394_DV1394=m CONFIG_IEEE1394_RAWIO=m CONFIG_IEEE1394_CMP=m CONFIG_IEEE1394_AMDTP=m

# # I2O device support # # CONFIG_I2O is not set

# # Networking support # CONFIG_NET=y

# # Networking options # CONFIG_PACKET=y # CONFIG_PACKET_MMAP is not set # CONFIG_NETLINK_DEV is not set CONFIG_UNIX=y # CONFIG_NET_KEY is not set CONFIG_INET=y CONFIG_IP_MULTICAST=y CONFIG_IP_ADVANCED_ROUTER=y CONFIG_IP_MULTIPLE_TABLES=y # CONFIG_IP_ROUTE_FWMARK is not set CONFIG_IP_ROUTE_MULTIPATH=y CONFIG_IP_ROUTE_VERBOSE=y CONFIG_IP_PNP=y CONFIG_IP_PNP_DHCP=y CONFIG_IP_PNP_BOOTP=y CONFIG_IP_PNP_RARP=y CONFIG_NET_IPIP=m CONFIG_NET_IPGRE=m CONFIG_NET_IPGRE_BROADCAST=y CONFIG_IP_MROUTE=y CONFIG_IP_PIMSM_V1=y CONFIG_IP_PIMSM_V2=y CONFIG_ARPD=y CONFIG_SYN_COOKIES=y CONFIG_INET_AH=m CONFIG_INET_ESP=m CONFIG_INET_IPCOMP=m CONFIG_INET_TUNNEL=y CONFIG_IP_TCPDIAG=y # CONFIG_IP_TCPDIAG_IPV6 is not set

# # IP: Virtual Server Configuration # # CONFIG_IP_VS is not set # CONFIG_IPV6 is not set CONFIG_NETFILTER=y # CONFIG_NETFILTER_DEBUG is not set

# # IP: Netfilter Configuration # # CONFIG_IP_NF_CONNTRACK is not set # CONFIG_IP_NF_CONNTRACK_MARK is not set # CONFIG_IP_NF_QUEUE is not set # CONFIG_IP_NF_IPTABLES is not set # CONFIG_IP_NF_ARPTABLES is not set # CONFIG_IP_NF_COMPAT_IPCHAINS is not set # CONFIG_IP_NF_COMPAT_IPFWADM is not set CONFIG_XFRM=y CONFIG_XFRM_USER=m

# # SCTP Configuration (EXPERIMENTAL) # # CONFIG_IP_SCTP is not set # CONFIG_ATM is not set # CONFIG_BRIDGE is not set # CONFIG_VLAN_8021Q is not set # CONFIG_DECNET is not set # CONFIG_LLC2 is not set # CONFIG_IPX is not set # CONFIG_ATALK is not set # CONFIG_X25 is not set # CONFIG_LAPB is not set # CONFIG_NET_DIVERT is not set # CONFIG_ECONET is not set CONFIG_WAN_ROUTER=m

# # QoS and/or fair queueing # # CONFIG_NET_SCHED is not set # CONFIG_NET_CLS_ROUTE is not set

# # Network testing # # CONFIG_NET_PKTGEN is not set # CONFIG_NETPOLL is not set # CONFIG_NET_POLL_CONTROLLER is not set # CONFIG_HAMRADIO is not set # CONFIG_IRDA is not set # CONFIG_BT is not set CONFIG_NETDEVICES=y CONFIG_DUMMY=m # CONFIG_BONDING is not set # CONFIG_EQUALIZER is not set # CONFIG_TUN is not set # CONFIG_NET_SB1000 is not set

# # ARCnet devices # # CONFIG_ARCNET is not set

# # Ethernet (10 or 100Mbit) # CONFIG_NET_ETHERNET=y CONFIG_MII=m # CONFIG_HAPPYMEAL is not set # CONFIG_SUNGEM is not set CONFIG_NET_VENDOR_3COM=y CONFIG_EL1=m CONFIG_EL2=m CONFIG_ELPLUS=m CONFIG_EL16=m CONFIG_EL3=m CONFIG_3C515=m CONFIG_VORTEX=m CONFIG_TYPHOON=m CONFIG_LANCE=m CONFIG_NET_VENDOR_SMC=y # CONFIG_WD80x3 is not set # CONFIG_ULTRA is not set # CONFIG_SMC9194 is not set # CONFIG_NET_VENDOR_RACAL is not set

# # Tulip family network device support # CONFIG_NET_TULIP=y CONFIG_DE2104X=m CONFIG_TULIP=m # CONFIG_TULIP_MWI is not set # CONFIG_TULIP_MMIO is not set # CONFIG_TULIP_NAPI is not set CONFIG_DE4X5=m CONFIG_WINBOND_840=m CONFIG_DM9102=m # CONFIG_AT1700 is not set # CONFIG_DEPCA is not set CONFIG_HP100=m # CONFIG_NET_ISA is not set CONFIG_NET_PCI=y CONFIG_PCNET32=m CONFIG_AMD8111_ETH=m # CONFIG_AMD8111E_NAPI is not set # CONFIG_ADAPTEC_STARFIRE is not set # CONFIG_AC3200 is not set CONFIG_APRICOT=m CONFIG_B44=m CONFIG_FORCEDETH=m # CONFIG_CS89x0 is not set CONFIG_DGRS=m # CONFIG_EEPRO100 is not set CONFIG_E100=m # CONFIG_E100_NAPI is not set # CONFIG_FEALNX is not set CONFIG_NATSEMI=m CONFIG_NE2K_PCI=m CONFIG_8139CP=m CONFIG_8139TOO=m # CONFIG_8139TOO_PIO is not set # CONFIG_8139TOO_TUNE_TWISTER is not set # CONFIG_8139TOO_8129 is not set # CONFIG_8139_OLD_RX_RESET is not set CONFIG_SIS900=m CONFIG_EPIC100=m CONFIG_SUNDANCE=m # CONFIG_SUNDANCE_MMIO is not set CONFIG_TLAN=m CONFIG_VIA_RHINE=m # CONFIG_VIA_RHINE_MMIO is not set # CONFIG_NET_POCKET is not set

# # Ethernet (1000 Mbit) # CONFIG_ACENIC=m # CONFIG_ACENIC_OMIT_TIGON_I is not set # CONFIG_DL2K is not set CONFIG_E1000=m # CONFIG_E1000_NAPI is not set # CONFIG_NS83820 is not set # CONFIG_HAMACHI is not set # CONFIG_YELLOWFIN is not set CONFIG_R8169=m # CONFIG_R8169_NAPI is not set # CONFIG_SK98LIN is not set # CONFIG_VIA_VELOCITY is not set CONFIG_TIGON3=m

# # Ethernet (10000 Mbit) # CONFIG_IXGB=m # CONFIG_IXGB_NAPI is not set # CONFIG_S2IO is not set

# # Token Ring devices # # CONFIG_TR is not set

# # Wireless LAN (non-hamradio) # CONFIG_NET_RADIO=y

# # Obsolete Wireless cards support (pre-802.11) # # CONFIG_STRIP is not set CONFIG_ARLAN=m # CONFIG_WAVELAN is not set

# # Wireless 802.11b ISA/PCI cards support # # CONFIG_AIRO is not set CONFIG_HERMES=m CONFIG_PLX_HERMES=m CONFIG_TMD_HERMES=m CONFIG_PCI_HERMES=m # CONFIG_ATMEL is not set

# # Prism GT/Duette 802.11(a/b/g) PCI/Cardbus support # CONFIG_PRISM54=m CONFIG_NET_WIRELESS=y

# # Wan interfaces # CONFIG_WAN=y # CONFIG_HOSTESS_SV11 is not set # CONFIG_COSA is not set # CONFIG_DSCC4 is not set # CONFIG_LANMEDIA is not set # CONFIG_SEALEVEL_4021 is not set # CONFIG_SYNCLINK_SYNCPPP is not set # CONFIG_HDLC is not set # CONFIG_DLCI is not set # CONFIG_WAN_ROUTER_DRIVERS is not set # CONFIG_SBNI is not set # CONFIG_FDDI is not set # CONFIG_HIPPI is not set # CONFIG_PLIP is not set CONFIG_PPP=m # CONFIG_PPP_MULTILINK is not set CONFIG_PPP_FILTER=y CONFIG_PPP_ASYNC=m CONFIG_PPP_SYNC_TTY=m CONFIG_PPP_DEFLATE=m CONFIG_PPP_BSDCOMP=m CONFIG_PPPOE=m # CONFIG_SLIP is not set # CONFIG_NET_FC is not set # CONFIG_SHAPER is not set # CONFIG_NETCONSOLE is not set

# # ISDN subsystem # # CONFIG_ISDN is not set

# # Telephony Support # # CONFIG_PHONE is not set

# # Input device support # CONFIG_INPUT=y

# # Userland interfaces # CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV=y CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV_PSAUX=y CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV_SCREEN_X=1024 CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV_SCREEN_Y=768 CONFIG_INPUT_JOYDEV=m # CONFIG_INPUT_TSDEV is not set # CONFIG_INPUT_EVDEV is not set # CONFIG_INPUT_EVBUG is not set

# # Input I/O drivers # CONFIG_GAMEPORT=m CONFIG_SOUND_GAMEPORT=m # CONFIG_GAMEPORT_NS558 is not set # CONFIG_GAMEPORT_L4 is not set # CONFIG_GAMEPORT_EMU10K1 is not set # CONFIG_GAMEPORT_VORTEX is not set # CONFIG_GAMEPORT_FM801 is not set # CONFIG_GAMEPORT_CS461x is not set CONFIG_SERIO=y CONFIG_SERIO_I8042=y # CONFIG_SERIO_SERPORT is not set # CONFIG_SERIO_CT82C710 is not set # CONFIG_SERIO_PARKBD is not set # CONFIG_SERIO_PCIPS2 is not set # CONFIG_SERIO_RAW is not set

# # Input Device Drivers # CONFIG_INPUT_KEYBOARD=y CONFIG_KEYBOARD_ATKBD=y # CONFIG_KEYBOARD_SUNKBD is not set # CONFIG_KEYBOARD_LKKBD is not set # CONFIG_KEYBOARD_XTKBD is not set # CONFIG_KEYBOARD_NEWTON is not set CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSE=y CONFIG_MOUSE_PS2=y # CONFIG_MOUSE_SERIAL is not set # CONFIG_MOUSE_INPORT is not set # CONFIG_MOUSE_LOGIBM is not set # CONFIG_MOUSE_PC110PAD is not set # CONFIG_MOUSE_VSXXXAA is not set CONFIG_INPUT_JOYSTICK=y CONFIG_JOYSTICK_ANALOG=m CONFIG_JOYSTICK_A3D=m CONFIG_JOYSTICK_ADI=m CONFIG_JOYSTICK_COBRA=m CONFIG_JOYSTICK_GF2K=m CONFIG_JOYSTICK_GRIP=m CONFIG_JOYSTICK_GRIP_MP=m CONFIG_JOYSTICK_GUILLEMOT=m CONFIG_JOYSTICK_INTERACT=m CONFIG_JOYSTICK_SIDEWINDER=m CONFIG_JOYSTICK_TMDC=m CONFIG_JOYSTICK_IFORCE=m # CONFIG_JOYSTICK_IFORCE_USB is not set # CONFIG_JOYSTICK_IFORCE_232 is not set CONFIG_JOYSTICK_WARRIOR=m # CONFIG_JOYSTICK_MAGELLAN is not set # CONFIG_JOYSTICK_SPACEORB is not set # CONFIG_JOYSTICK_SPACEBALL is not set # CONFIG_JOYSTICK_STINGER is not set # CONFIG_JOYSTICK_TWIDDLER is not set # CONFIG_JOYSTICK_DB9 is not set # CONFIG_JOYSTICK_GAMECON is not set # CONFIG_JOYSTICK_TURBOGRAFX is not set # CONFIG_JOYSTICK_JOYDUMP is not set # CONFIG_INPUT_TOUCHSCREEN is not set # CONFIG_INPUT_MISC is not set

# # Character devices # CONFIG_VT=y CONFIG_VT_CONSOLE=y CONFIG_HW_CONSOLE=y CONFIG_INOTIFY=y CONFIG_SERIAL_NONSTANDARD=y # CONFIG_COMPUTONE is not set # CONFIG_ROCKETPORT is not set # CONFIG_CYCLADES is not set # CONFIG_DIGIEPCA is not set # CONFIG_DIGI is not set # CONFIG_ESPSERIAL is not set # CONFIG_MOXA_INTELLIO is not set # CONFIG_MOXA_SMARTIO is not set # CONFIG_ISI is not set # CONFIG_SYNCLINK is not set # CONFIG_SYNCLINKMP is not set CONFIG_N_HDLC=m # CONFIG_RISCOM8 is not set # CONFIG_SPECIALIX is not set # CONFIG_SX is not set # CONFIG_RIO is not set # CONFIG_STALDRV is not set

# # Serial drivers # CONFIG_SERIAL_8250=y # CONFIG_SERIAL_8250_CONSOLE is not set CONFIG_SERIAL_8250_ACPI=y CONFIG_SERIAL_8250_NR_UARTS=4 # CONFIG_SERIAL_8250_EXTENDED is not set

# # Non-8250 serial port support # CONFIG_SERIAL_CORE=y CONFIG_UNIX98_PTYS=y CONFIG_LEGACY_PTYS=y CONFIG_LEGACY_PTY_COUNT=256 CONFIG_PRINTER=m # CONFIG_LP_CONSOLE is not set # CONFIG_PPDEV is not set # CONFIG_TIPAR is not set

# # IPMI # # CONFIG_IPMI_HANDLER is not set

# # Watchdog Cards # # CONFIG_WATCHDOG is not set CONFIG_HW_RANDOM=y CONFIG_NVRAM=y CONFIG_RTC=y # CONFIG_DTLK is not set # CONFIG_R3964 is not set # CONFIG_APPLICOM is not set CONFIG_SONYPI=m

# # Ftape, the floppy tape device driver # # CONFIG_FTAPE is not set CONFIG_AGP=m CONFIG_AGP_ALI=m CONFIG_AGP_ATI=m CONFIG_AGP_AMD=m CONFIG_AGP_AMD64=m CONFIG_AGP_INTEL=m CONFIG_AGP_INTEL_MCH=m CONFIG_AGP_NVIDIA=m CONFIG_AGP_SIS=m CONFIG_AGP_SWORKS=m CONFIG_AGP_VIA=m # CONFIG_AGP_EFFICEON is not set CONFIG_DRM=y CONFIG_DRM_TDFX=m CONFIG_DRM_R128=m CONFIG_DRM_RADEON=m CONFIG_DRM_I810=m # CONFIG_DRM_I830 is not set # CONFIG_DRM_I915 is not set CONFIG_DRM_MGA=m CONFIG_DRM_SIS=m # CONFIG_MWAVE is not set # CONFIG_RAW_DRIVER is not set # CONFIG_HPET is not set # CONFIG_HANGCHECK_TIMER is not set

# # I2C support # # CONFIG_I2C is not set

# # Dallas’s 1-wire bus # # CONFIG_W1 is not set

# # Misc devices # # CONFIG_IBM_ASM is not set

# # Multimedia devices # # CONFIG_VIDEO_DEV is not set

# # Digital Video Broadcasting Devices # # CONFIG_DVB is not set

# # Graphics support # CONFIG_FB=y CONFIG_FB_MODE_HELPERS=y # CONFIG_FB_TILEBLITTING is not set # CONFIG_FB_CIRRUS is not set # CONFIG_FB_PM2 is not set # CONFIG_FB_CYBER2000 is not set # CONFIG_FB_ASILIANT is not set # CONFIG_FB_IMSTT is not set # CONFIG_FB_VGA16 is not set CONFIG_FB_VESA=y # CONFIG_FB_VESA_STD is not set CONFIG_FB_VESA_TNG=y CONFIG_FB_VESA_DEFAULT_MODE=”640×480@60″ CONFIG_VIDEO_SELECT=y # CONFIG_FB_HGA is not set CONFIG_FB_RIVA=m # CONFIG_FB_RIVA_I2C is not set # CONFIG_FB_RIVA_DEBUG is not set # CONFIG_FB_I810 is not set # CONFIG_FB_INTEL is not set # CONFIG_FB_MATROX is not set # CONFIG_FB_RADEON_OLD is not set # CONFIG_FB_RADEON is not set # CONFIG_FB_ATY128 is not set # CONFIG_FB_ATY is not set # CONFIG_FB_SAVAGE is not set # CONFIG_FB_SIS is not set # CONFIG_FB_NEOMAGIC is not set # CONFIG_FB_KYRO is not set # CONFIG_FB_3DFX is not set # CONFIG_FB_VOODOO1 is not set # CONFIG_FB_TRIDENT is not set # CONFIG_FB_VIRTUAL is not set

# # Console display driver support # CONFIG_VGA_CONSOLE=y # CONFIG_MDA_CONSOLE is not set CONFIG_DUMMY_CONSOLE=y CONFIG_FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE=y # CONFIG_FONTS is not set CONFIG_FONT_8x8=y CONFIG_FONT_8x16=y

# # Logo configuration # CONFIG_LOGO=y CONFIG_LOGO_LINUX_MONO=y CONFIG_LOGO_LINUX_VGA16=y CONFIG_LOGO_LINUX_CLUT224=y # CONFIG_FB_SPLASH is not set

# # Speakup console speech # CONFIG_SPEAKUP=y CONFIG_SPEAKUP_ACNTSA=m CONFIG_SPEAKUP_ACNTPC=m CONFIG_SPEAKUP_APOLLO=m CONFIG_SPEAKUP_AUDPTR=m CONFIG_SPEAKUP_BNS=m CONFIG_SPEAKUP_DECTLK=m CONFIG_SPEAKUP_DECEXT=m CONFIG_SPEAKUP_DECPC=m CONFIG_SPEAKUP_DTLK=m CONFIG_SPEAKUP_KEYPC=m CONFIG_SPEAKUP_LTLK=m CONFIG_SPEAKUP_SFTSYN=m CONFIG_SPEAKUP_SPKOUT=m CONFIG_SPEAKUP_TXPRT=m

# # Enter the 3 to 6 character keyword from the list above, or none for no default synthesizer on boot up. # CONFIG_SPEAKUP_DEFAULT=”n”

# # Sound # CONFIG_SOUND=y

# # Advanced Linux Sound Architecture # CONFIG_SND=m CONFIG_SND_TIMER=m CONFIG_SND_PCM=m CONFIG_SND_HWDEP=m CONFIG_SND_RAWMIDI=m CONFIG_SND_SEQUENCER=m # CONFIG_SND_SEQ_DUMMY is not set CONFIG_SND_OSSEMUL=y CONFIG_SND_MIXER_OSS=m CONFIG_SND_PCM_OSS=m CONFIG_SND_SEQUENCER_OSS=y # CONFIG_SND_RTCTIMER is not set # CONFIG_SND_VERBOSE_PRINTK is not set # CONFIG_SND_DEBUG is not set

# # Generic devices # CONFIG_SND_MPU401_UART=m CONFIG_SND_OPL3_LIB=m # CONFIG_SND_DUMMY is not set # CONFIG_SND_VIRMIDI is not set # CONFIG_SND_MTPAV is not set # CONFIG_SND_SERIAL_U16550 is not set # CONFIG_SND_MPU401 is not set

# # ISA devices # # CONFIG_SND_AD1848 is not set # CONFIG_SND_CS4231 is not set # CONFIG_SND_CS4232 is not set # CONFIG_SND_CS4236 is not set # CONFIG_SND_ES1688 is not set # CONFIG_SND_ES18XX is not set # CONFIG_SND_GUSCLASSIC is not set # CONFIG_SND_GUSEXTREME is not set # CONFIG_SND_GUSMAX is not set # CONFIG_SND_INTERWAVE is not set # CONFIG_SND_INTERWAVE_STB is not set # CONFIG_SND_OPTI92X_AD1848 is not set # CONFIG_SND_OPTI92X_CS4231 is not set # CONFIG_SND_OPTI93X is not set # CONFIG_SND_SB8 is not set # CONFIG_SND_SB16 is not set # CONFIG_SND_SBAWE is not set # CONFIG_SND_WAVEFRONT is not set # CONFIG_SND_CMI8330 is not set # CONFIG_SND_OPL3SA2 is not set # CONFIG_SND_SGALAXY is not set # CONFIG_SND_SSCAPE is not set

# # PCI devices # CONFIG_SND_AC97_CODEC=m CONFIG_SND_ALI5451=m # CONFIG_SND_ATIIXP is not set # CONFIG_SND_ATIIXP_MODEM is not set # CONFIG_SND_AU8810 is not set # CONFIG_SND_AU8820 is not set # CONFIG_SND_AU8830 is not set CONFIG_SND_AZT3328=m # CONFIG_SND_BT87X is not set CONFIG_SND_CS46XX=m # CONFIG_SND_CS46XX_NEW_DSP is not set CONFIG_SND_CS4281=m CONFIG_SND_EMU10K1=m # CONFIG_SND_KORG1212 is not set # CONFIG_SND_MIXART is not set CONFIG_SND_NM256=m # CONFIG_SND_RME32 is not set CONFIG_SND_RME96=m # CONFIG_SND_RME9652 is not set # CONFIG_SND_HDSP is not set CONFIG_SND_TRIDENT=m CONFIG_SND_YMFPCI=m CONFIG_SND_ALS4000=m CONFIG_SND_CMIPCI=m CONFIG_SND_ENS1370=m CONFIG_SND_ENS1371=m # CONFIG_SND_ES1938 is not set # CONFIG_SND_ES1968 is not set # CONFIG_SND_MAESTRO3 is not set # CONFIG_SND_FM801 is not set CONFIG_SND_ICE1712=m CONFIG_SND_ICE1724=m CONFIG_SND_INTEL8X0=m # CONFIG_SND_INTEL8X0M is not set # CONFIG_SND_SONICVIBES is not set CONFIG_SND_VIA82XX=m # CONFIG_SND_VX222 is not set

# # USB devices # # CONFIG_SND_USB_AUDIO is not set # CONFIG_SND_USB_USX2Y is not set

# # Open Sound System # # CONFIG_SOUND_PRIME is not set

# # USB support # CONFIG_USB=m CONFIG_USB_DEBUG=y

# # Miscellaneous USB options # CONFIG_USB_DEVICEFS=y # CONFIG_USB_BANDWIDTH is not set # CONFIG_USB_DYNAMIC_MINORS is not set # CONFIG_USB_SUSPEND is not set # CONFIG_USB_OTG is not set CONFIG_USB_ARCH_HAS_HCD=y CONFIG_USB_ARCH_HAS_OHCI=y

# # USB Host Controller Drivers # CONFIG_USB_EHCI_HCD=m # CONFIG_USB_EHCI_SPLIT_ISO is not set # CONFIG_USB_EHCI_ROOT_HUB_TT is not set CONFIG_USB_OHCI_HCD=m CONFIG_USB_UHCI_HCD=m # CONFIG_USB_SL811_HCD is not set

# # USB Device Class drivers # # CONFIG_USB_AUDIO is not set # CONFIG_USB_BLUETOOTH_TTY is not set # CONFIG_USB_MIDI is not set # CONFIG_USB_ACM is not set CONFIG_USB_PRINTER=m

# # NOTE: USB_STORAGE enables SCSI, and ’SCSI disk support’ may also be needed; see USB_STORAGE Help for more information # CONFIG_USB_STORAGE=m # CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_DEBUG is not set # CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_RW_DETECT is not set # CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_DATAFAB is not set # CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_FREECOM is not set # CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_ISD200 is not set # CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_DPCM is not set # CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_HP8200e is not set # CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_SDDR09 is not set # CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_SDDR55 is not set # CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_JUMPSHOT is not set

# # USB Input Devices # CONFIG_USB_HID=m CONFIG_USB_HIDINPUT=y # CONFIG_HID_FF is not set CONFIG_USB_HIDDEV=y

# # USB HID Boot Protocol drivers # # CONFIG_USB_KBD is not set # CONFIG_USB_MOUSE is not set # CONFIG_USB_AIPTEK is not set # CONFIG_USB_WACOM is not set # CONFIG_USB_KBTAB is not set # CONFIG_USB_POWERMATE is not set # CONFIG_USB_MTOUCH is not set # CONFIG_USB_EGALAX is not set # CONFIG_USB_XPAD is not set # CONFIG_USB_ATI_REMOTE is not set

# # USB Imaging devices # # CONFIG_USB_MDC800 is not set # CONFIG_USB_MICROTEK is not set # CONFIG_USB_HPUSBSCSI is not set

# # USB Multimedia devices # # CONFIG_USB_DABUSB is not set

# # Video4Linux support is needed for USB Multimedia device support #

# # USB Network Adapters # # CONFIG_USB_CATC is not set # CONFIG_USB_KAWETH is not set # CONFIG_USB_PEGASUS is not set # CONFIG_USB_RTL8150 is not set # CONFIG_USB_USBNET is not set

# # USB port drivers # # CONFIG_USB_USS720 is not set

# # USB Serial Converter support # # CONFIG_USB_SERIAL is not set

# # USB Miscellaneous drivers # # CONFIG_USB_EMI62 is not set # CONFIG_USB_EMI26 is not set # CONFIG_USB_TIGL is not set # CONFIG_USB_AUERSWALD is not set # CONFIG_USB_RIO500 is not set # CONFIG_USB_LEGOTOWER is not set # CONFIG_USB_LCD is not set # CONFIG_USB_LED is not set # CONFIG_USB_CYTHERM is not set # CONFIG_USB_PHIDGETKIT is not set # CONFIG_USB_PHIDGETSERVO is not set # CONFIG_USB_TEST is not set

# # USB ATM/DSL drivers #

# # USB Gadget Support # # CONFIG_USB_GADGET is not set

# # MMC/SD Card support # # CONFIG_MMC is not set

# # File systems # CONFIG_EXT2_FS=y CONFIG_EXT2_FS_XATTR=y CONFIG_EXT2_FS_POSIX_ACL=y CONFIG_EXT2_FS_SECURITY=y CONFIG_EXT3_FS=y CONFIG_EXT3_FS_XATTR=y CONFIG_EXT3_FS_POSIX_ACL=y CONFIG_EXT3_FS_SECURITY=y CONFIG_JBD=y # CONFIG_JBD_DEBUG is not set CONFIG_FS_MBCACHE=y CONFIG_REISERFS_FS=y # CONFIG_REISERFS_CHECK is not set CONFIG_REISERFS_PROC_INFO=y # CONFIG_REISERFS_FS_XATTR is not set CONFIG_JFS_FS=y # CONFIG_JFS_POSIX_ACL is not set # CONFIG_JFS_DEBUG is not set # CONFIG_JFS_STATISTICS is not set CONFIG_FS_POSIX_ACL=y CONFIG_XFS_FS=y # CONFIG_XFS_RT is not set # CONFIG_XFS_QUOTA is not set # CONFIG_XFS_SECURITY is not set # CONFIG_XFS_POSIX_ACL is not set # CONFIG_MINIX_FS is not set CONFIG_ROMFS_FS=y # CONFIG_QUOTA is not set CONFIG_DNOTIFY=y # CONFIG_AUTOFS_FS is not set # CONFIG_AUTOFS4_FS is not set

# # CD-ROM/DVD Filesystems # CONFIG_ISO9660_FS=y CONFIG_JOLIET=y CONFIG_ZISOFS=y CONFIG_ZISOFS_FS=y CONFIG_UDF_FS=y CONFIG_UDF_NLS=y

# # DOS/FAT/NT Filesystems # CONFIG_FAT_FS=m CONFIG_MSDOS_FS=m CONFIG_VFAT_FS=m CONFIG_FAT_DEFAULT_CODEPAGE=437 CONFIG_FAT_DEFAULT_IOCHARSET=”iso8859-1″ CONFIG_NTFS_FS=m # CONFIG_NTFS_DEBUG is not set CONFIG_NTFS_RW=y

# # Pseudo filesystems # CONFIG_PROC_FS=y CONFIG_PROC_KCORE=y CONFIG_SYSFS=y CONFIG_DEVFS_FS=y # CONFIG_DEVFS_MOUNT is not set # CONFIG_DEVFS_DEBUG is not set # CONFIG_DEVPTS_FS_XATTR is not set CONFIG_TMPFS=y # CONFIG_TMPFS_XATTR is not set # CONFIG_HUGETLBFS is not set # CONFIG_HUGETLB_PAGE is not set CONFIG_RAMFS=y

# # Miscellaneous filesystems # # CONFIG_ADFS_FS is not set # CONFIG_AFFS_FS is not set # CONFIG_HFS_FS is not set # CONFIG_HFSPLUS_FS is not set # CONFIG_BEFS_FS is not set # CONFIG_BFS_FS is not set # CONFIG_EFS_FS is not set # CONFIG_JFFS_FS is not set # CONFIG_JFFS2_FS is not set CONFIG_CRAMFS=y # CONFIG_SQUASHFS is not set # CONFIG_VXFS_FS is not set # CONFIG_HPFS_FS is not set # CONFIG_QNX4FS_FS is not set # CONFIG_SYSV_FS is not set CONFIG_UFS_FS=m # CONFIG_UFS_FS_WRITE is not set

# # Network File Systems # CONFIG_NFS_FS=y CONFIG_NFS_V3=y # CONFIG_NFS_V4 is not set # CONFIG_NFS_DIRECTIO is not set CONFIG_NFSD=y CONFIG_NFSD_V3=y # CONFIG_NFSD_V4 is not set # CONFIG_NFSD_TCP is not set # CONFIG_ROOT_NFS is not set CONFIG_LOCKD=y CONFIG_LOCKD_V4=y CONFIG_EXPORTFS=y CONFIG_SUNRPC=y # CONFIG_RPCSEC_GSS_KRB5 is not set # CONFIG_RPCSEC_GSS_SPKM3 is not set CONFIG_SMB_FS=m # CONFIG_SMB_NLS_DEFAULT is not set CONFIG_CIFS=m # CONFIG_CIFS_STATS is not set # CONFIG_CIFS_XATTR is not set # CONFIG_CIFS_EXPERIMENTAL is not set # CONFIG_NCP_FS is not set # CONFIG_CODA_FS is not set # CONFIG_AFS_FS is not set

# # Partition Types # CONFIG_PARTITION_ADVANCED=y # CONFIG_ACORN_PARTITION is not set # CONFIG_OSF_PARTITION is not set # CONFIG_AMIGA_PARTITION is not set # CONFIG_ATARI_PARTITION is not set # CONFIG_MAC_PARTITION is not set CONFIG_MSDOS_PARTITION=y # CONFIG_BSD_DISKLABEL is not set # CONFIG_MINIX_SUBPARTITION is not set CONFIG_SOLARIS_X86_PARTITION=y # CONFIG_UNIXWARE_DISKLABEL is not set # CONFIG_LDM_PARTITION is not set # CONFIG_SGI_PARTITION is not set # CONFIG_ULTRIX_PARTITION is not set # CONFIG_SUN_PARTITION is not set # CONFIG_EFI_PARTITION is not set

# # Native Language Support # CONFIG_NLS=y CONFIG_NLS_DEFAULT=”iso8859-1″ CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_437=y # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_737 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_775 is not set CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_850=m # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_852 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_855 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_857 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_860 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_861 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_862 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_863 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_864 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_865 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_866 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_869 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_936 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_950 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_932 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_949 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_874 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_ISO8859_8 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_1250 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_1251 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_ASCII is not set CONFIG_NLS_ISO8859_1=y # CONFIG_NLS_ISO8859_2 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_ISO8859_3 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_ISO8859_4 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_ISO8859_5 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_ISO8859_6 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_ISO8859_7 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_ISO8859_9 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_ISO8859_13 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_ISO8859_14 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_ISO8859_15 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_KOI8_R is not set # CONFIG_NLS_KOI8_U is not set # CONFIG_NLS_UTF8 is not set

# # Profiling support # # CONFIG_PROFILING is not set

# # Kernel hacking # # CONFIG_DEBUG_KERNEL is not set # CONFIG_FRAME_POINTER is not set CONFIG_EARLY_PRINTK=y # CONFIG_4KSTACKS is not set CONFIG_X86_FIND_SMP_CONFIG=y CONFIG_X86_MPPARSE=y

# # Security options # # CONFIG_KEYS is not set # CONFIG_SECURITY is not set

# # Cryptographic options # CONFIG_CRYPTO=y CONFIG_CRYPTO_HMAC=y # CONFIG_CRYPTO_NULL is not set # CONFIG_CRYPTO_MD4 is not set CONFIG_CRYPTO_MD5=m CONFIG_CRYPTO_SHA1=m # CONFIG_CRYPTO_SHA256 is not set # CONFIG_CRYPTO_SHA512 is not set # CONFIG_CRYPTO_WP512 is not set CONFIG_CRYPTO_DES=m CONFIG_CRYPTO_BLOWFISH=m CONFIG_CRYPTO_TWOFISH=m # CONFIG_CRYPTO_SERPENT is not set # CONFIG_CRYPTO_AES_586 is not set # CONFIG_CRYPTO_CAST5 is not set # CONFIG_CRYPTO_CAST6 is not set # CONFIG_CRYPTO_TEA is not set CONFIG_CRYPTO_ARC4=m # CONFIG_CRYPTO_KHAZAD is not set # CONFIG_CRYPTO_ANUBIS is not set CONFIG_CRYPTO_DEFLATE=y # CONFIG_CRYPTO_MICHAEL_MIC is not set # CONFIG_CRYPTO_CRC32C is not set # CONFIG_CRYPTO_TEST is not set

# # Library routines # CONFIG_CRC_CCITT=m CONFIG_CRC32=y # CONFIG_LIBCRC32C is not set CONFIG_ZLIB_INFLATE=y CONFIG_ZLIB_DEFLATE=y CONFIG_GENERIC_HARDIRQS=y CONFIG_GENERIC_IRQ_PROBE=y CONFIG_X86_BIOS_REBOOT=y CONFIG_PC=y ==== End of config ======================

4-2 eciadsl:

4-2a) eciadsl-doctor:

“You are using linux kernel version 2.6.10-gentoo-r6 Support for USB is OK Preliminary USB device filesystem is OK dabusb module is not loaded: OK UHCI support is OK OHCI support is OK /dev/ppp is OK HDLC support is OK HDLC support is OK (no bug) You are using pppd version 2.4.2 (untested) PPP connection is OK Default route over ppp0 is OK Everything is OK ” 4-2b)philippe50 # route Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface local212.lnfny1 * 255.255.255.255 UH 0 0 0 ppp0 192.168.1.0 * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0 loopback localhost 255.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 lo default * 0.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 ppp0

4-2c) philippe50 etc # ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:50:BF:5A:BB:3D inet addr:192.168.1.2 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:7528 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:302 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:554553 (541.5 Kb) TX bytes:18120 (17.6 Kb) Interrupt:11 Base address:0x4000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1 RX packets:70 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:70 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:5500 (5.3 Kb) TX bytes:5500 (5.3 Kb)

ppp0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol inet addr:83.113.174.238 P-t-P:193.253.160.3 Mask:255.255.255.255 UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:25833 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:16253 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:3 RX bytes:33713330 (32.1 Mb) TX bytes:1304680 (1.2 Mb)

philippe50 etc #

4-2d) lspci

0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82845G/GL [Brookdale-G] Chipset Host Bridge (rev 02) 0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82845G/GL [Brookdale-G] Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 02) 0000:00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB (Hub #1) (rev 02) 0000:00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB (Hub #2) (rev 02) 0000:00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB (Hub #3) (rev 02) 0000:00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB EHCI Controller (rev 02) 0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA/DB PCI Bridge (rev 82) 0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801DB ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02) 0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801DB ICH4 IDE (rev 02) 0000:00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801DB SMBus (rev 02) 0000:00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB AC’97 Audio (rev 02) 0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0322 (rev a1) 0000:02:03.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev 80) 0000:02:04.0 RAID bus controller: Promise Technology, Inc. PDC20376 (rev 02) 0000:02:09.0 Multimedia audio controller: C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 (rev 10) 0000:02:0a.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6105 [Rhine-III] (rev 86) 0000:02:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)

4-2e) Firewall: shorewall:

Put back shorewall (firewall) I have to configure the kernel to activate ip_tables. Verify /etc/shorewall/shorewall.conf,zones,interfaces,rules …. Activate it: shorewall start.

5) PC configuration:

– Asus p4pE Celeron 2,4GHZ (Coppermine) 512 MB 80GB, 160GB IDE – ATA disks USB Eciadsl-usermode-0.10 (Globespan usb modem). Nvidia chip set graphics card.

permalink Received 02/13/2005 19:43from Philippe Vo cong tri

howto find the rpm package containing a executable file.

As I am a little bit lazy on certain matters and not willing to remember all those rpm commands , I use the site http://www.rpmfind.net. In fact, the manpages are too succinct and minimalist.

I have installed fedora core 3. I was looking for the command lsmod to debug my modules, Not finding it on my installation, I use the rpmfind.net to look which rpm package is containing lsmod.

1) go to http://www.rpmfind.net 2) in the first text field , enter lsmod 3) in the second text field, enter fedora (aka system) 4) click the search button,

5) the result screen gives all the packages which contain lsmod. 6) choose my distribution.

I can check the dependencies (if necessary), by clicking on the html link at the leftmost side of the chosen package. The html link has all informations I need to know, such as changelogs, related files directory tree.

7) download the package,

permalink Received 02/08/2005 04:08from Philippe Vo cong tri

Howto build kernel 2.6.3-25mdk.(Mandrake 10.0 community) – errors with scsi/ppscsi

Hello, Well, I tried to build the updated kernel (2.6.3-25mdk), with some modifications for the usb adsl eci driver (B-Focus).

PC: Celeron 1GHZ, 512MB, 60GB, 3dfx, Liteon dvd. Mandrake 10.0 community.

I ran the command “make bzImage modules modules_install”, and end up with errors at ” …. INSTALL drivers/media/video/zr36067.ko if [ -r System.map ]; then /sbin/depmod -ae -F System.map 2.6.3-25mdkcustom; fi WARNING: /lib/modules/2.6.3-25mdkcustom/kernel/drivers/scsi/ppscsi.ko needs unknown symbol __udivdi3 make: *** [_modinst_post] Error 1 ” As I do not use any scsi equipment, I decided to get rid of the ppscsi as follows:

Also, I don’t want to recompile everything (quite a long time).

1) From /usr/src/linux grep -R ppscsi *

2) rm -fr (.c,.h, .o, .ko, .cmd)

3) rm -f /usr/src/linux/kernel/configs.o 4) Comment out the lines in the file file:/usr/src/linux-2.6.3-25mdk/drivers/scsi/Makefile: # obj-$(CONFIG_PPSCSI) += ppscsi.o # obj-$(CONFIG_PPSCSI_T348) += t348.o # obj-$(CONFIG_PPSCSI_T358) += t358.o # obj-$(CONFIG_PPSCSI_ONSCSI) += onscsi.o # obj-$(CONFIG_PPSCSI_EPSA2) += epsa2.o # obj-$(CONFIG_PPSCSI_EPST) += epst.o # obj-$(CONFIG_PPSCSI_VPI0) += vpi0.o # obj-$(CONFIG_PPSCSI_VPI2) += vpi2.o # obj-$(CONFIG_PPSCSI_SPARCSI) += sparcsi.o

5) Ran again the command “grep -R ppscsi *”, to make sure there won’t anything left. 6) Ran the command: make bzImage modules modules_install It’s ok.

7) copy the bzImage to /boot and al as: a) cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.3-25mdkcustom b) mkinitrd -f -v /boot/initrd-2.6.3-25mdkcustom.img 2.6.3-25mdkcustom c) edit lilo.conf, to add the new kernel params d) lilo -v

8) reboot.

permalink Received 02/07/2005 08:26from Philippe Vo cong tri

How to resize a partition in Mandrake Linux

Hello,

When I tried to compile my new kernel, I ran into trouble with my /usr partition. Not enough space. (the kernel source was rpmed and resides in /usr/src).

Hopefully, I have have put aside some disk free space, when installing my distro.

Here what I have done:

Distro: Mandrake 10.0 community edition (I386). Filesystem ext3. Disk: ATA 60GB. Used space: 50GB – /, /usr (5 GB), /usr/local, /var, /home. Unused space: 10 GB

1) After booting up the Mandrake linux:
– Launch /usr/sbin/diskdrake: create a new ext3 partition and mount point as /usrnew (size 7GB). Here note the device partition names for /usr and /usrnew i.e /usr as /dev/hda9, /usrnew as /dev/hda12 and / (root) as /dev/hda7.

When exiting diskdrake, the file /etc/fstab is updated for the /usrnew mount point.

Of course, one has to adapt with his/her own installation layout.

2) I boot up the PC with Knoppix CD (in fact the CD is coming from the Aurox ver. 10 distro, disk nr 5). Aurox is a Polish distro, based on Fedora core 2. Don’t forget to change the Bios for the boot equence.

I use this procedure, which is the safest, since it is a LiveCD (mem resident).

3) In Knoppix prompt:

3-a Create the various mount points for the disk hda partitions, i.e mkdir /mnt/myhdb7 mkdir /mnt/myhdb9 mkdir /mnt/myhda12

3-b Mount the /, /usr,/usrnew (of Mandrake 10.0 distro) : mount /dev/hda7 /mnt/myhdb7 mount /dev/hda9 /mnt/myhdb9 mount /dev/hda12 /mnt/myhda12

3-c Copy all /usr files to /usrnew directory, for my Mandrake distro: cp -pr /mnt/myhdb9 /mnt/myhda12

3-d Edit /mnt/myhdb7/etc/fstab change the line containing /dev/hda9 /usr ext3 defaults 1 2 as /dev/hda12 /usr ext3 defaults 1 2

change the line containing /dev/hda9 /usrnew ext3 defaults 1 2 as /dev/hda12 /usrnew ext3 defaults 1 2

That’s it. I can re-use the /usrnew partition if needed for example for augmenting the /var partition, or some other purposes (i.e backup).

4) in knoppix, execute: reboot

5) take out the Knoppix cdrom.

permalink Received 01/27/2005 20:12from Philippe Vo cong tri

Remember Holocaust : Autschwitz , 60 years later

January 27th, 1945. The soviet army liberated the survivors of the horror camp of Autschwitz. That is what I read from newspapers frontpage, radio and TV broadcastings.

During the week, I follow the reports on the history, witnesses not only from the camp survivors but also from the soviet veterans.

I am feeling sad and pessismistic.

I am wondering how I would behave if I was one of those survivors. They seem so tranquils, speaking softly without anger, as if an apaising breeze hovers around them. A kind of sacred aura.

They expound Dignity all around.

I believe that it is good to celebrate the event, make it part of Human History. A horror milestone.

History is a whole, not just battles, victories, conquests, famous personalties, not just “positive” side point of view.

For me, 60 years ago is a long time, since I was not born yet. But it happened in my century, the most advanced one, sciencetifically speaking.

In the name of Science, people decided and still do, who were allow to live. Not only humans, but also every living and “unliving” species, at least on the Earth.

The holocaust is an epiphenomena of “civilization”. The aftermath of struggles for survival of the species.

The fact that the Jewish people struggle for their survival since the dawn of know civilization, made them the fitter gender from the rest of the humanity. Not only did they have to battle against their natural environment, but also their fellow human foes, inside and outside. They had to devise doublewise, at a minimun, ingenuity in order to survive. In one phrase, instead of wiping the jewish people off the Earth, their foes have strenghthened their ability to live. A sacred gift.

They have given a lesson to humans. Faith in God and identity.

Despite of my readings from books and reports, for several years, I am desparated by not understanding really why such atrocities may happen to a particular set of people.

Some reasons:
– The crucifixion of the Christ, the death of our Lord.
– The plundering of the riches of the World.
– Money lenders with astronomous interests.
– The World domination conspiracy.
– Capitalism, exploiters.
– The Chosen People, therefore the superiors to the rest of humanity. etc …

At each era of the western history (beginning with middle East :Babylon, Egypt …) where those atrocities occured, one of more of the reasons cited above was/were invoked.

Well, as far as I am concerned, which “nation” has not done that for the similar reasons ?

I am saying that, the similar reasons have been invoked and used by all “nations” around the World, in order to exist.

For example, Chinese empire existed by conquests, sinisation, assimilation, and build the great wall to protect herself from barbarians (inferiors). The Chinese created an identity for herself. Just an idea.

The Vietnamese empire, started from the North of Vietnam. Again identity.

The kingdoms of Kampuchea, Chams, Thai, India, Japan …

In the middle East, the berth of civilisation: Mesopotamia, Egypt … Arabia …

In the western Hemisphere: Greece (mother of the Western civilization), Rome, European kingdoms and Empires …

In the Americas: Aztecs, Incas …

In Africa, Tumbuktu …

In fact, wherever existed people, they tend to forge, one way or another an identity, a reason to simply exist. To be or not to be, that is the question …

To form a group of people, a village, a tribe, they must have a same symbolic in language, faith. An ordered set of rules.

To maintain the same set of rules, they became intolerant with whoever might or willing to break them. Identity.

But, what is scary in the history of Jewish holocaust (also tziganes, even blacks people, communists, anti nazi, homosexuals, genetically “ill” …), it was done methodically, systematcally, stubbornely, singleminded, so-called scientifically.

It has nothing to do with faith. In the name of our Lord.

Even, the symbol of the Swastika, is not coming from Aryan lore, but Tibetain. So, the tibetain monks are nazis ? But tibetains are not aryans, therefore they could not be nazis.

I am puzzled.

Some modern theorists, were saying that the executors were members of a secret society, which was there for an unknown time, headed by a mysterious Master.

Well, I can not make me prevent from thinking about the mysterious templars in the middle age.

It is a courage taken by the protagonists of the Holocaust to look in the face of the atrocities brought by their forebears and their victims. IT IS A SYMBOL, for the future.

Genocides did exist all around the world, even today.

But to the extent of Auschwitz and the likes, is beyond my comprehension.

Not that there could exist acceptable genocides. A life is a life, because it is the best thing that exists. Be it sentient being or not (?).

But genocides elevated to a level of scientific theory is simply madness. Because there would not be any point of return or regeneration.

Let me explain a bit:

Suppose that the third Reich won. What would be the results ?

– In the western sphere, they would create a super race, the Aryans, and so what ? All those aryans, would have the same characteristics, physically and mentally. They would breed among themselves. Narcistic (like some Egyptians pharohs in the past time). Suppose that, with time, the aryans would have the same mental and abilities, which kind of society would they have ? Would most of them accept any hierarchical order and constraints ? I think that, everybody, aryans, would try to step one upon the other to have an advantage, hence struggles. Competition. It would be a collective suicide. A dead end. Suppose they want to prosper (Reich), they would need “inferiors”, to do harassing burdens for them. Where would they do to find those workers ? Solution: Enslave other people from the East and South. I don’t believe that the latter would let them achieve, easily.

Conlusion for me: They and the alikes around the world have only a real motive GREED … . For me, they are just another species to battle.

Something puzzles me from time to time: Superior beings do not exist without its contraries, and vice versa. But what is the definition of each term ? what qualifies being superior or inferior ? Could we quantify that the air (oxygene) we breath is inferior to a human, because it is not sentient, just a chemical compound ? Could we quantify that cereals, we used to grow in order to sustain our physiology, inferior to us ? that we don’t need them to survive (the same question arise for everything that are comestible) ?

If some seem to think that they are superiors to others, how comes that they need others like themselves to achieve whatever aims they have in mind ? Why do they do need help ? A superior is and always is a lonesome being.

Amen.

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Anniversary 2005

Another candle, which should make us a little wiser … Philippe, Mireille

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Noah Spaceship.

With the disaster in South East Asia running from 26th December 2004, where several countries around the Indian Ocean are touched, more and more people around the world are realizing the enormity of the event.

This awakening is possible by technology.

Science and its by-product, aka Technology, is our hope to survive and prosper.

Not so long time ago, some “amateur” scientists or self represented as such, or nuts, were and still looking for lost civilizations, lost continents.

Many of them are looking into ancient writings and lore in order to get hints where to find proofs.

Some of them succeeded.

After the long preliminary, get us to the point.

I do not know if the dream I had, has been suggested before. If so, I am sorry, and the reader should skip this message.

Noah Spaceship:

My dreaming is that developed countries would build a spaceship. The spaceship would contain most human knowledge stocked in a proper guise (ie,computer disk memories). Such a thing has already been done, some years ago.

But instead of statical artefacts, cdrom, graphics, pictures, I would like to add life forms seeds, as well. Every known life forms we are aware of. Because, human DNA alone, doesn’t make sense. Because we, humans cannot live separated from our environment.

I won’t want to be put as an representative item in a museum, in a far future by would be aliens or human successors.

The spaceship should contain all the ingredients, necessary to recreate our biosphere (i.e. Earth and its creatures).

Today technology and knowledge should be used now, to gather those ingredients, reduced to minimal size as seem fit. Set it up in a spaceship, filled up of all possible automation equipments, make it circling the Earth.

With years, and hence progress, let us update the content of the spaceship. Let it link with all the laborastories around the world.

And who knows, a time would come, the spaceship has gathered enough data to recreate our life biosphere somewhere in the outer space.

Nonody one earth are eternal. Except maybe, some powerful persons to clone themselves and pets. But to what aims ? They will be be alone.

And history will recommence again …

Once upon a time, God was alone, so God created Adam and Eve and put them in the Eden Garden …

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Hope for All

HOPE FOR ALL

Tragedy, fearfull tragedy; Tidal waves thunder Ocean, taking their death toll in the run Tragedy, mournful tragedy.

South East Asia paradise washed away all the hope a better life to grope humans are not merchandise.

Humans are not accountable. Humans are in Life chain. Humans are feeling the Pain. Humans are not expendable.

Mother Earth expounds her ire, destroys manmade artefacts. Omen to take by human acts. Furor, angry, backfire.

Puny battles amongst nations nothing like the Nature thundering with awe for sure to us to take the lessons.

Forget we not who the Master is, we pretentious beings as such washed away as fleas we crush. We are nothing compared to Her.

Hope is still there for us to grasp, to take care of, a better future, not off, not so late for all of us.

Use our comprehension utmost to clean inside out our Shelter, respect our Host, dispell dire; First, do it among us at most.

Two faces of the same coin. On one, greed fosters Riches, profit many but far reaches; on other , bleeding the groin.

The powerful protects the feable, as the shield protects the body. Nature needs Harmony, One is powerful and feable.

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Visit to Paris (back to home)

Mireille and the Eiffel Tower.

Picture taken in 2004 .

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Aunt Paulette, her family and Philippe.

Philippe, Aunt Paulette, her son in law, her grand-daughter (one amonst others), her grandson (one amongst others), her daughter. Picture taken at her home (Challes-les-eaux – 73 France), on March 2004.

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Elvire’s birthday (90 yrs)

Mireille, Elvire, Agnes.

Picture taken on May 2004.

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Aunt Paulette and Philippe – Challes-les-eaux (73 – France)

Aunt Paulette and Philippe at her home (March 2004).

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Alexandre’s birthday June 2004

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Happy birthday Alexandre. (well, the timing with the blog is out of sync). But, it is done for family and friends to view.

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Christmas eve 2004

Mireille, Agnès, Elvire, Khaled

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Testing

Where are they ?

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Elvire, Mireille, Agnès, Khaled (where ami ? where is doggy Feizah ?)

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Fwd: Tsunami in South East Asia

It is a sad matter for all the tens of thousands people.

I am stunned.

Despite all the the technology of the developed countries, “nothing” could be done to prevent the human disaster.

I heard from the TV, that the scientists which have the necessary detection equipments, have tried unsuccessfully to warn the concerned governments, some hours before the fate occured. Nobody was reachable.

How comes ?

There was not a sole tsunami flooding the costals., but several.

It is incredible that no one which was in charge of the weather forecastings in those countries could be reached. (I suppose that there is a minimun service such as telex, radio, satellite, internet weatherforcasting streaming round the clock in each country, at least for the radio and TV broadcasting). I don’t believe that such such a service does not existed (at least for the countries such as Malaysia, Thailand and India).

Something puzzles me.

Thankfully, the international relief is coming quickly.

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Received 06/01/2011 18:07 from pvocong [at] yahoo [dot] com Raging cat

Yep, my cat is not happy nor do I. As I am supposed to be in retirement in France, but living abroad. I have followed the procedures to get pension retirement. I wrote two letters to administration ( two or three years ago, and last year) with birth certificate. Result ? No response. My SS number is skewed, no one knows my existence,at this particular agency, as it seems. They told me, they don’t know where I am. But to get tax impositions, no problems. Tax Administration knows where to send.

. Is it a conspiracy to deny my very existence ? Who are behind this ?

Hey you, I owe you nothing ! Quite the contrary !!!

You are stealing me.

Prove you respect l’Etat de droit. No respect.

Received 05/04/2011 13:31 from pvocong [at] yahoo [dot] com Spring cleanup

Hello, I am cleaning up my website.

Received 03/01/2011 09:46 from Philippe Vo Cong Tri In geneve with zIyad

I am with my grandson in Genf. Still musing to track you, wherever you are.

Received 02/26/2011 15:32 from Philippe Vo Cong Tri Tracking down web hackers

Consider to setup tools to track down those. Isp have the means if they want to do it, but does cost in manpower. As a lambda customer, you are alone to justify and fight back for yourself. Isp will never admit that their servers could be vulnerable. Or you should just consider to change hosting.

Received 02/26/2011 13:08 from philippe Vo cong tri My site being hacked

Massive attacks are being carried out. Who are the hoodlums ?

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Received 09/28/2010 08:09 from pvocong [at] yahoo [dot] com Titou (6 months) : New cat in town – Stop ACTA. Upd. 05/11/2010

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Received 07/07/2010 03:32 from pvocong [at] yahoo [dot] com Asian not welcomed in Geneva

Hello It’s summertime. A time for peaceful vacations. Not for me. I am really angered by the manners of some people (mostly caucasians). The other day, I went to one of the TPG office (Transport publique de Geneve), with my wife to buy a monthly subscription. I was really surprised by the office lady bad manners. She behaved badly…; I asked her if the office could do the subscription or if I have to go to somewhere else, she told me yes. So I wait for my turn. Came for me the go; No hello; The lady just complaining to her colleague: “She wants to go to eat (it was 11 am)” as she started to close up her desk, really surprising;Then, I asked her for a subscrition, she seemed not to hear nor understand what I was talking about (she was doing this for other persons just before my roundturn). I repeated my request. Not looking at me, she told me if I was sent here to do it. Well, I was surprised by that kind of question … Then after a time, she daigned to bark: “do you have the necessary papers ?”, without any precision. My wife told me to show my Id card. Her face changed by seing the Id card … Your guesses. She became a just a little more amable …

My questions are:
– Are most people believe that by looking at my face or gait, I am one of those shunned “demandeurs d’asile” or worst “sans papiers” ?

This episode reminds me some thirty years back: Offen, I went to kiosks, near my workplaces, just looking at magazines (without touching them), most of the times the tenants were ladies, often they just barked at me something like: ” Je travaille moi !!”.

Now, I am really asking to myself if hate genetically transmitted …

My wife told me that I am too agressive. Me ??? Come on.

Others would tell me, let it down. Well for me it’s a daily hell to live here, amongst those kinkies. Fed up !

Received 06/19/2010 06:27 from pvocong [at] yaho [dot] com Ubuntu 10.04 on Acer Aspire One netbook. Upd. Aug 02 2010. Now working with Eeepc 701

Hello,

A note for myself. 1) Intro I use mainly the Eeepc 701 as my daily “work”. It has Easy Peasy installed, on SSD card 16gb. Xandros is still there. So, in order to keep up with the mainstream, I tried to install the latest version from Ubuntu.

All new OS are installed on USB disk. I let the Xandros untouched, just in case …

The new installation is to be done on the USB disk from Lacie (500GB). As the little disk has a main partition NTFS with backup sofware for Windows, I decide to use the “small “partition” dedicated to file sharing (fat 32 GB).

2) Caveats: The installation of Ubuntu 10.04 went well on Eeepc, but the USB disk wasn’t able to boot into the new OS. Grub2 just gave me: grub rescue prompt. On reboots, the USB disk was sometimes not even been recognized.

I tried to boot this disk on my other netbooks (Ecafe, Acer Aspire One), nop, not recognized …

On my Acer Aspire Desktop tower, the SB disk won’t boot neither.

3) Install with the Acer Aspire Desktop tower: The USB Disk does boot into Ubuntu 10.04. But only if the grub2 is installed on its partition (not the disk mbr).

4) Acer Aspire netbook: Only the Acer Aspire netbook is able to boot the USB disk, without any modifications.

5) Take time to check the reasons why USB disk not being accepted on Eeepc and Ecafe.

Update: August 02 2010. While using my Eeepc 701 on the web, suddenly I was saying to myself, let’s try to resolve the problem for grub2 not being seen by the netbook:
– I just took out the 16 SSD card from the memory slot;
– Insert the usb cable of the Lacie 500gb disk;
– Power on the Eeepc
– On viewing Eeepc splash screen, keystroke on ESC ;
– And here is the grub2 menu showing up ;
– Choose the external USB item menu and hop in Ubuntu 10.04 menu ;
– And now I am “working” with Eeepc 701 and Ubuntu 10.04 ;

Hypothesis: Maybe a powerdrain. I cannot check this, as I don’t have the AC/DC adaptor pour the Lacie disk.

Received 04/27/2010 06:10 from pvocong [at] yhoo [dot] com A little tune

Hello,

When you can’t sleep, what do you do ? I am looking thru the windows, switch on the TV set. I am thinking about the destiny. Does it exist ?

It’s good to pause for (a)musing. Things that I ask myself during all my life.

. Fleeting moments, whispering in my mind …

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Received 07/31/2007 21:08from pvoocng [at] vocongtri [dot] com

I am back

My site has been again hijacked and defaced three days. Well, there seems that a group or individual are upset about my postings. As I have written, we are supposed to be in a free World. Freedom to write write and speach, as long as there are nothing against the law. As usual, I take on myself for my opinions. No need to hide behind powerful indivduals or groups. The later are only scums, afraid to make themselves know in the open. Please, let me know how you are. You are the terrorists, per se. Well, I have some hints who you are. My writings do really disturb you … I am still alive. No one will tell me to shut up. Philippe Vo cong tri.

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Received 07/31/2007 20:09from pvocong [at] msn [dot] com

Hello, back again – My site has technical problem.

Hello, my site was offline since July 28th. I can’t believe that all my files were wipeout, and not way to get a restore from a would be backup (?).

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Received 01/29/2007 12:32from ph_vocongtri [at] compuserve [dot] com

Happy birthday to Zyhad

Hello World !

It’s my birthday, year one !

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test: Conservateurs et Revolutionnaires = Meme combat !

Hi yaooo Diiii !

My new slogan for 2007.

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Received 01/25/2007 21:12from ph_vocongtri [at] compuserve [dot] com

Time and Space – Conservatism and revolution

Hi da !!!

1) Intro 2) Time and Space 3) Algorithms 4) Conservatism and Revolution 5) Conclusions

1) Intro:

Just to straight my murky thinking. The other day, I have a nice conversation with my daughter. She just words out that Muslims are harassed in western countries, because of the Mass Media.

I told her that it is true that Mass Media is controlled by a handful of people. These people use the Media for their own purposes. Nothing new.

During the years 60’s-90’s, where Cold war was at at its highest hysteria peak, the leftists pinpointed the Media gurus as overwhelming the Media to distill their faiths to the Mass. It is true on the other side as well.

2) Time and Space:

I am not talking about the Physics. Just an illustration. In Time and Space of the human politics (or geopolitics), the Mass Psychology scheme has always existed, under different guises. The results were and are still the same.

3) Algorithms:

Once upon a time, groups of people got together to be stronger for survival. Villages were formed. They found that distributed works were a good way to improve their life. Defenders, healers, artisans, agriculture tasks were assigned to the fittest. Competition for the best places and roles dawnwed. Partisans groups were formed (alone one can do nothing, right ?) . As time went by, other villages spruced all around, competing for the same resources.

In each village, the smartest improved ways to thwart off other competitors. Hence, more and more attacks, scavengerings began. Defenders became warriors, developping armaments, tactical warfares. With time, the warrior class became more powerful, in terms of respect and absolute necessity. The warrior class protected the village, let other worker classes to fulfill their tasks. Warrior class became the protector and warranty for the village survival. Alliances were formed with neighboring villages to form a city. If not enough, conquests were carried out.

Groups of cities became a kingdom. Time and Space are linked.

The warrior class became the noble, the ruling one: We protect thee. You pay tribute to Us.

Mass psychology was embryonical. But it was what it is. Cunning, manipulation of thoughts were created.

Rulers and their counsellors devised and improved their propaganda.

Religions were “created” or “revealed” to keep social cohesions. Atavism fear was tendered and fuelled by necessity. Keeping the social restness was and still is an art. One way to maintain the cohesion of a group was to give bread and games to it. If it was not enough, then wars and conquests were a good motto to quiet down. The opponents, ennemies could be pinpointed under different guises, depending on the circumstances and the rulers. In antic Rome, barbarians from the North, West were fingered, massacred, overpowered, enlasved, because Rome decided that they were barbarians. Christians were persecuted because of their faith, Middle East Diaspora took place. Empires were created all around the World. Apparently with the same psyche. In short, scapegoating has existed and still existing.

In short: – Diversion. Making diversions to hide other problems from the people, is a good way to rule.

Time and Space. At a particular time and Space, a group of people was blamed to be the origin of the problems faced by others. Not only groups of people are ostracized, but also other living species as well: mosquitos, virus, avians, porcine, insects, etc …

4) Conservatism and Revolution:

Curiously, revolution came first and once a threshold or aimed targeted achieved, the ruling class started to make a statu quo (conservatism).

Human nature is as it was, “changement”, unrestlessness sooner or later peaks its head out of the crowd. Fashions are “revolutions”, then become conservatism for a while as if to take time for relishing on the achievement. On the political scene, the bipolarization between “Western life style” and the rest of the World follows the same mold.

Liberalism, free trade, at its time was a revolution. With its consolidation (when, how, who) it becomes conservatism !! On the other hand, Communism, was a revolution, at its time, and then once established in a country, became conservatism !!

5) Conclusions:

Time and Space. Conservatism and Revolution. Fear and Courage. Ennemy and friend. Light and Darkness. Protector protege. Boredom and hectical life. etc … They are the two faces of a same coin. As such, human being cannot live, exist, without conflict, be it internal or external.

I need contrast in order to feel “alive”.

As such, I cannot accept some forms of utter violence, but mild ones. Examples ? Olympic games, emulation fairness.

From where I stand, I am digusted about the baseness of most of the Politics. Good business pratices and not get wealthy at all costs.

Because if I am greedy (I am), but I cannot use any means to achieve my objectives. Business predators and Politics share the same face of the coin. Well, one more thought: As “Freedom” seems to have win a battle, I hear more and more, motto like in the consumerism, products for the masses (entertainment products, mass markets, supermarket …). Is it not what Communism wanted to achieve ? By the People, for the People ?

Mass Media seems to me, is using the same technics as propaganda from not so far past. Mass psychology seems to be the same, brainwashing People with advertisement, that I can see through the Media.

Time and Space. Who or what will be the next scapegoat, the reason to keep the machinery of life goes on ? ?

As such, conservatism and revolution (political, economical, science …) must constantly alternating each other.

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Compiling Etherape – Fedora core 6 (fc6) Cookbook – Some thougths about Fedora.

Hi yooo !

1) Forewords 2) Etherape 3) Links 4) Configure output.

1) Forewords:

Well, I don’t know if I am writing things that are very useful to you. To satisfy to my ego, this blog is still online. From time to time, I take a peek (peep ?) into its contents. Swell, did I really wrote those beautiful and rotting stories ?

OK. Let’s get to the “business”. I was a long time follower of Redhat Linux (remember the time that we used snail analog hayes modems, and BBS ?). After being hurted by the fact that RedHat was going commercial (you know patents things which hinder our curiosity and the sense of freedom to tinker), I dropped it sharply. I switched to Mandrake ,Debian, Suse, Aurox, and found finally my “bonheur” with Gentoo. During the couple of years, I cautiously (suspiciously) took a daring step to install Fedora core 3, 4, 5. I wasn’t happy at all. I haven’t take any trouble to make some compilations ,testing or debugging. I was really fed up. But, my curiosity was still around, just in case …

With the FC6 release and getting a clearer picture about Fedora politics. I take a daring step to take time to see its inner workings.

Thanks to faithful supporters as seen in forums, I restarted to train myself to the “new” architecture and new layouts.

Etherape is one of my favorite tools. So, I compile it! What a feat!

2) Etherape:

As the core release does not provide the etherape package, I do some “Googling”. I don’t want to mix the repositories (mine is livna), I have a chance here to start to tweak a little with the source.

First: retrieve etherape source,libpcap-dev and libpcap. Two: ./configure Three: make install That’s all. Well not really, there are a handful of other dependencies … Just take a look at the configure result at the end of the posting (and the aftermath of “make”).

3) Links:

http://etherape.sourceforge.net/

http://rpmseek.com/rpm-dl/libpcap-d…

http://rpmseek.com/rpm/libpcap-0.9….

4) Configure output:

[philippe@localhost etherape-0.9.7]$ ./configure checking for a BSD-compatible install… /usr/bin/install -c checking whether build environment is sane… yes checking for gawk… gawk checking whether make sets $(MAKE)… yes checking for gcc… gcc checking for C compiler default output file name… a.out checking whether the C compiler works… yes checking whether we are cross compiling… no checking for suffix of executables… checking for suffix of object files… o checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler… yes checking whether gcc accepts -g… yes checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C… none needed checking for style of include used by make… GNU checking dependency style of gcc… gcc3 checking how to run the C preprocessor… gcc -E checking for a BSD-compatible install… /usr/bin/install -c checking whether ln -s works… yes checking whether make sets $(MAKE)… (cached) yes checking build system type… i686-pc-linux-gnu checking host system type… i686-pc-linux-gnu checking for a sed that does not truncate output… /bin/sed checking for egrep… grep -E checking for ld used by gcc… /usr/bin/ld checking if the linker (/usr/bin/ld) is GNU ld… yes checking for /usr/bin/ld option to reload object files… -r checking for BSD-compatible nm… /usr/bin/nm -B checking how to recognise dependent libraries… pass_all checking for ANSI C header files… yes checking for sys/types.h… yes checking for sys/stat.h… yes checking for stdlib.h… yes checking for string.h… yes checking for memory.h… yes checking for strings.h… yes checking for inttypes.h… yes checking for stdint.h… yes checking for unistd.h… yes checking dlfcn.h usability… yes checking dlfcn.h presence… yes checking for dlfcn.h… yes checking for g++… g++ checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler… yes checking whether g++ accepts -g… yes checking dependency style of g++… gcc3 checking how to run the C++ preprocessor… g++ -E checking for g77… no checking for f77… no checking for xlf… no checking for frt… no checking for pgf77… no checking for fort77… no checking for fl32… no checking for af77… no checking for f90… no checking for xlf90… no checking for pgf90… no checking for epcf90… no checking for f95… f95 checking whether we are using the GNU Fortran 77 compiler… yes checking whether f95 accepts -g… yes checking the maximum length of command line arguments… 32768 checking command to parse /usr/bin/nm -B output from gcc object… ok checking for objdir… .libs checking for ar… ar checking for ranlib… ranlib checking for strip… strip checking if gcc static flag works… yes checking if gcc supports -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions… no checking for gcc option to produce PIC… -fPIC checking if gcc PIC flag -fPIC works… yes checking if gcc supports -c -o file.o… yes checking whether the gcc linker (/usr/bin/ld) supports shared libraries… yes checking whether -lc should be explicitly linked in… no checking dynamic linker characteristics… GNU/Linux ld.so checking how to hardcode library paths into programs… immediate checking whether stripping libraries is possible… yes checking if libtool supports shared libraries… yes checking whether to build shared libraries… yes checking whether to build static libraries… yes configure: creating libtool appending configuration tag “CXX” to libtool checking for ld used by g++… /usr/bin/ld

checking if the linker (/usr/bin/ld) is GNU ld… yes checking whether the g++ linker (/usr/bin/ld) supports shared libraries… yes checking for g++ option to produce PIC… -fPIC checking if g++ PIC flag -fPIC works… yes checking if g++ supports -c -o file.o… yes checking whether the g++ linker (/usr/bin/ld) supports shared libraries… yes checking dynamic linker characteristics… GNU/Linux ld.so checking how to hardcode library paths into programs… immediate checking whether stripping libraries is possible… yes appending configuration tag “F77” to libtool checking if libtool supports shared libraries… yes checking whether to build shared libraries… yes checking whether to build static libraries… yes checking for f95 option to produce PIC… -fPIC checking if f95 PIC flag -fPIC works… yes checking if f95 supports -c -o file.o… yes checking whether the f95 linker (/usr/bin/ld) supports shared libraries… yes checking dynamic linker characteristics… GNU/Linux ld.so checking how to hardcode library paths into programs… immediate checking whether stripping libraries is possible… yes checking what warning flags to pass to the C compiler… -Wall -Wmissing-prototypes checking what language compliance flags to pass to the C compiler… checking for pkg-config… /usr/bin/pkg-config checking pkg-config is at least version 0.9.0… yes checking for ETHERAPE… yes checking for ANSI C header files… (cached) yes checking arpa/inet.h usability… yes checking arpa/inet.h presence… yes checking for arpa/inet.h… yes checking fcntl.h usability… yes checking fcntl.h presence… yes checking for fcntl.h… yes checking netdb.h usability… yes checking netdb.h presence… yes checking for netdb.h… yes checking netinet/in.h usability… yes checking netinet/in.h presence… yes checking for netinet/in.h… yes checking for stdlib.h… (cached) yes checking for string.h… (cached) yes checking sys/ioctl.h usability… yes checking sys/ioctl.h presence… yes checking for sys/ioctl.h… yes checking sys/socket.h usability… yes checking sys/socket.h presence… yes checking for sys/socket.h… yes checking sys/time.h usability… yes checking sys/time.h presence… yes checking for sys/time.h… yes checking for unistd.h… (cached) yes checking for sys/socket.h… (cached) yes checking for net/if.h… yes checking for an ANSI C-conforming const… yes checking for size_t… yes checking whether time.h and sys/time.h may both be included… yes checking whether struct tm is in sys/time.h or time.h… time.h checking for working volatile… yes checking for u_int… yes checking for u_short… yes checking for u_long… yes checking for u_char… yes checking for gethostbyaddr_r… yes checking for extraneous pcap header directories… not found checking pcap.h usability… yes checking pcap.h presence… yes checking for pcap.h… yes checking for pcap_open_live in -lpcap… yes checking for stdlib.h… (cached) yes checking for GNU libc compatible malloc… yes checking for working memcmp… yes checking for vprintf… yes checking for _doprnt… no checking return type of signal handlers… void checking for snprintf… yes checking for alarm… yes checking for floor… no checking for gettimeofday… yes checking for inet_ntoa… yes checking for localtime_r… yes checking for memset… yes checking for pow… no checking for putenv… yes checking for socket… yes checking for sqrt… no checking for strcasecmp… yes checking for strchr… yes checking for strerror… yes checking for strpbrk… yes checking for strstr… yes checking for msgfmt… /usr/bin/msgfmt checking for gmsgfmt… /usr/bin/msgfmt checking for xgettext… /usr/bin/xgettext checking for msgmerge… /usr/bin/msgmerge checking for ld used by GCC… /usr/bin/ld checking if the linker (/usr/bin/ld) is GNU ld… yes checking for shared library run path origin… done checking whether NLS is requested… yes checking for GNU gettext in libc… yes checking if the linker allows -Wl,—export-dynamic… yes configure: creating ./config.status config.status: creating Makefile config.status: creating po/Makefile.in config.status: creating etherape.spec config.status: creating etherape.desktop config.status: creating glade/Makefile config.status: creating src/Makefile config.status: creating m4/Makefile config.status: creating doc/Makefile config.status: creating doc/C/Makefile config.status: creating config.h config.status: executing depfiles commands config.status: executing default-1 commands config.status: creating po/POTFILES config.status: creating po/Makefile

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Gentoo 2006.1 (even 3rd). Internet access and Audio cookbook. kernel 2.6.18-r5

I) Introduction:

Hi! This a cookbook and reminder for myself.

I have a brand new Acer Aspire T180, sempron 3000+ (64bits), Nvidia MCP61 chipsets, 512MB, 160G sata2.

Well, I spent quite 48hrs to get the thing running kde 3.5.5 and gnome. So far, so good.

Getting into problems with audio and internet access (slumpy): I bypass the problems, I simply add:
– an audio card C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738
– an plain old Realtek RTL8139 Ethernet card.

II) Audio:

Amorok is running well, sound and all.

Realplayer:

After emerging Realplayer, the thing didn’t give me sound! I checked the kernel config for alsa and al.Still Nothing ! I check the Gentoo forum: http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-…

Command: aoss /usr/bin/realplay

Kscd:

The forums gave me a hint: chmod +rrr /dev/hda (which is my cd/dvdrom driver).

III) Internet access:

ISP are ugly. Full stop. Bill’s Windows are everywhere. But the OS is good in many areas, and well supported (commercially speaking). As a professional, I worked with MS for quite a long time as well.

Okay. I use MS to install and conmfigure my ADSL access with the ISP. I use Ethernet access instead of USB link. Since the USB drivers are not well documented enough for open sources geeks, and they are copyrighted (their rights to do so, I admit). USE ethernet access to whatever ADSL box. Once the box is configured correctly (ID verification and al), I switch to Gentoo.

IV) Conclusions:

With each new versions, old things didn’t seem to fuction as before. But we get a lot of new features and it’s FREE !!!

Thank you guys and girls, whoever you are.

I found the following Nvidia MCP61 chipset patch: Nvidia MCP61 MS: the first brought to the masses. (well I will be blamed for that …)

My PC config:

> Processors 1 Model AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3000+ CPU Speed 1.61 GHz Cache Size 256 KB System Bogomips 3216.95 PCI Devices 00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller 00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SMBus 00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller 00:05.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio 00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 IDE 00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller 00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 6100 nForce 405 01:05.0 Ethernet controller: D-Link System Inc RTL8139 Ethernet 01:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 01:09.0 FireWire 03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Unknown device 4364 IDE Devices hda: HL-DT-ST DVD-RW_GSA-H11N SCSI Devices ATA Maxtor 6V160E0 (Direct-Access) ATA ST3160812AS (Direct-Access) Brother DCP-115C (Direct-Access) Generic USB SD Reader (Direct-Access) Generic USB CF Reader (Direct-Access) Generic USB SM Reader (Direct-Access) Generic USB MS Reader (Direct-Access) USB Devices Linux 2.6.18-gentoo-r5 ohci_hcd OHCI Host Controller USB Reader Linux 2.6.18-gentoo-r5 ehci_hcd EHCI Host Controller

– Success for the launching of the satellite Corot. A new perspective to find exoplanets like ours. Until now, scientists didn’t find any conclusive facts about “life ” in outerspace (despite of the projects like SETI and al.).

It’s time to fly out from the womb of Mother Earth. I hope that the exploration will be a peaceful one, not repeating human madness in the past, here on Earth.

THERE IS ROOM for every creatures., in the Universe.

IT IS NOT the end of HISTORY !!!

Links: Cnes-Corot TSR Corot TF1.LCI.FR> ArianeSpace Corot Germany Corot Austria Corot – BBC news

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Patents on everything. Then pay back to the forebears.

Introduction:

Almost everyday, I read and hear “patents” on everything. The “everything” seems to be restricted to the area of ROI (Return on Investment). When one is willing to invest his money on a project, he or she expects that the later would get him/her the money back plus a good interest fee. Fair enough. It is the purposes of the savings and investments accounts, the buying and selling stocks, even gambling. The notion of risk management is there. An art by itself. As an illustration ,only eighty percent of the “would be” entrepreneurs, risk takers, will gain little from doing that. Only a small percentage (the remaining twenty percent), will make most of the profit. Taking patents is to preserve intellectual properties and future sales.

Problems:

To be effective, only a few could afford to pay huge sums of moneys to take patents and protect them.

To me, it means the Elite, the happy few. It is similar to the old days kingdoms, with the king, the noble class. The moneys are the means to tighten the knots of “loyalty”.

I believe that kind of similitude has been studied and commentented thoroughly. My points are the following: 1) Why not take patents on how to kill effectively, genocide, torture and al ?. 2) Why not take patents on the best strategies of making wars (conventional, biological, nuclear …) ? I doubt that patents were taken for nuclear weapons, mortal or maiming chemical gaz, or simply conventional armaments. I believe that the cited examples are very lucrative. If not, they wouldn’t be manufactured and sold.

Fair enough, one will arguably says that weapons are necessary to protect the nation.(I agree with it). If so (to protect oneself), then take the patents !

3) Medical and Health. On one hand, people are given education and trained as medics to save life, but on the other hand, the cost of healing drugs are out of reach for most of the people. That is a really strange situation. Patents are taken heavily on this area. If only the rich can afford to pay, then the remaining ones will be let to pass away poco und poco. Hence, less workers, less income, less ROI, less investment, less progress … Well, by the end (closure of the circle), Armageddon.

I scratch my head …

4) As Civilization is a very long process in the scale of time, where we stand now is due to the hard work from our ancestors. We owe to their inventivity, creation, milestones, building blocks in many areas and so on. The products we create now are based on our ancestors discoveries and creations.

It would be fair that a part of income benefits taken from patents be reversed to their descendants. I am thinking about, pharmacology inspired by africans or amerindians lore. ( By the way, it is a counterfeit). Without oriental numbers (ciphers), Indian and Arabs, nothing could be done by now. Patents should reverse back part of their revenues to these People.

And what about Our Lord ? We are making counterfeits, by the very fact that we are delving in the secrets of life and the Universe.

Conclusions:

I am not absolutely against patents, but trying to understand its implications on a whole scale, as far as I can grasp. There are flaws in the process of argumenting on patents.

One of the possible reasons why patents are timeframed: to avoid to pay back to the forebears. I am not satisfied.

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Stupid and nasty alien story Nr. 4 – Conspiracy theory in VaterLand.

In a near future. Titi and his family live in a tiny beautiful Country, somewhere in Europe. The Country is wealthy, first place in several domains. Titi obviously doesn’t look like his neighbours, but he is a good citizen (fresh date). Because of this and its small size, the Country is chosen as a secret laboratory. The most powerful political party, “United Deer Chasers”, proposes by referendum to put in place a biometrical ID card. The ID card is supposed to protect its indigeneous population, from extra European invasions. As everybody knows, the main reason for invasions is for looting and bringing impured breedings. This is correct, as it was done with cattles.

As the referendum for the said ID card has been accepted by almost eighty per cent of the citizens, an specialized administration is created, headed by Mr. UntelDuCon. As a result, Titi and his family, as every one else living in the Country, have to go to establish their ID card.

Toto, a good citizen, his family tree is old enough to be considered as a good stock standard. Toto is a honest man, good amenities with his neighborhood, even with those coming from abroad, like Titi. Toto too, has to go to take his ID card.

Some days later, Titi and Toto happen to come at the administration, at the same time to take their ID card. Toto, jovial as usual, greets Titi graciously. “Hey Titi, how do you do ?”, Toto introduces politely the conversation. “Hello, Toto, well I am sad”, Titi answers. Toto quickly adds: “Titi, don’t be so pessimistic, after all you are a good and appreciated citizen, not completely like me, but no problems for me.” “Thank you Toto, I appreciate”, said Titi. Banalities are exchanged between Toto and Titi, waiting their turn to get their Id card.

Toto and Titi, step out of their respective inspector’s office, red face for one and yellowish for the other, looking at their Id card

Toto yells :” That’s a a bad joke !!!, they found that amongst my ancestors there were extra-European genus !!!. Africans and Asians, in my family !!! How was it possible ?”

Titi mumbles:” Well Toto, they found European genus in mine ! I don’t understand !!! Even one of my ancestors originated from here, in VaterLand”.

Puzzled, Toto and Titi say in unison:” Stupid ID card”.

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Genève – CH – Foyers handicapes: portes ouvertes

Sujet délicat que voici. Le 30 Septembre 2006, les institutions sociales genevoises ont invité le public de venir à la rencontre des personnes en difficulté. Les lieux de vie et ateliers de réinsertion ont été ouverts.

Les soignants et éducateurs étaient présents pour informer les visiteurs.

Je me suis rendu à un des ateliers de réinsertion, sis à la rue des Cordiers. L’établissement accueille une soixantaine de personnes, réparties par groupes en rotation. Deux principaux métiers: cartonnage et “défabrication” du matériel électronique (recyclage). Le cartonnage concerne la mise en forme de divers emballages (enveloppes, classeurs, boîtes …) destinés principalement aux utilisateurs de l’administration publique et des industries commerciales locales. La “défabrication” du petit matériel électrique (ordinateurs, matériels electroménagers …). Triage et récupération des matériaux de base (par exemple le cuivre, l’or des connectiques des circuits imprimés). L’établissement fonctionne comme une entreprise, c’est à dire que les personnes qui y travaillent sont juridiquement assujetties par le code des obligations (salariés).

Durant les temps libres, les personnes concernées font des activités artistiques. Les oeuvres exposées sont stupéfiantes. Dignes de … Tinguely.

Conclusions:

Pour le public peu informé ou préférant écouter les élucubrations politiciennes (Uniquement Des Cons), les établissements du genre des Cordiers sont “utiles” économiquement parlant.

Tout labeur mérite salaire, n’est-il pas vrai ? à moins que ce soit trop ?

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Stupid and nasty alien stories Nr 3

Titi and his family live in a wealthy city, Geneva – CH. He works very hard and is a good citizen. As of his gait suggests, all he can do is to have a shop. One day, his frontstore was smeared with the infamous swastika crosses. Still, the day after the frontstore was cleanup.

Well, no news in the local press, so good news for everybody.

As some readers may know, there are much political upheavals these days. Soon, citizens are invited to vote. Of course Titi will vote. It’s a delicate matter for him to make up his mind.

But before the voting day, it happens to him a very strange “fait divers”.

One day, Toto slams into the store like a hurricane. He shouts at Titi: ” What’s the hell are you doing ?”. Titi amazed, fear in the eyes and stammers:”Euh … Pardon me ???” … Toto slaps back: ” What are you trafficking you bastard chink? Aren’t you a good citizen, well received here ? “. Titi as usual politely says:” Sir, What are you talking about ?” . Toto, red faced, goes sour:”I am talking about the NEMS, bastard!!” You know, don’t you, that the NEMS are not welcomed here, in our Beautiful Faterland!!” Titi, completely defeated, says: “But, Sir, you used to like my NEMS before… “. Toto’s ire is growing and barks:” The hell with your NEMS, now they are forbidden and soon will be declared outlawed!! You shouldn’t trafficking NEMS anymore. Your NEMS are taking our jobs, stealing our well being, our wealth!!”.

Titi, still doesn’t understand what Toto is talking about:” How come that the NEMS can do all that … You eat them eveyday until today”. Titi continues: ” Are my NEMS made you sick lately ?”. Toto tutters: ” Damn it, I am not joking, nha que !!!”.

NB: NEM = Non Entree En Matiere. Tiens, des politicards qui font de l’humour jaune.

Et Lasi, alors ? PS: Cette histoire est sortie de ma tete, sauf l’episode des crosses sur la devanture du magasin. Tout lien avec des personnes vivantes ou non n’est pas fortuit. Amen. Bon, il va falloir que je vote. Bye.

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Te Deum to Uncle Andrew

Uncle, be God be good to you, as you have been to me. I don’t forget none any from my childhood until now.

I only retain your acts, your righteous ways but not words. The balance tilts right chords, in my heart, sadness, the facts.

You were tired to live, illed as you were for years. Rest in peace without tears, sorrows let them leave.

Dumb as I am, know not what to do right things for the event, you’d understand what I meant Farewell, free from all that.

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phishing in opensource groupware

Hello,

My ISP hosting service has suspended my account. Suspected to have putting phishing files on my site.

Hopefully, the ISP support can be reached by way of online chatting.

It turns out that one of my numerous linux web features installations has a phishing file.

The linux program is a groupware module “dotsomething”. Supposedly it has nothing to do with an online payment.

I delete the whole module.

I will contact the developers.

I don’t remember where I have download the groupware program. Possibly not from the orignating site.

So, beware about what you are doing and check at least the content of any programs, before uploading them.

Never download from a would be mirror (untrusted), and check the signature.

Really stupide of me.

Fine enough, my ISP does understand my demise.

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Racisme à la coupe du monde 2006

Racisme à la coupe du monde. Pauvre Zidane. Il n’y a pas beacoup de monde qui l’approuve. pour sa réaction épidermique contre un de ses adversaires.. Personnellement, je n’aurai pas fait de cette manière.. J’aurai retorqué. Parole à parole.. . Je n’aurai pas frappé le premier.. Il y aurait fallu des preuves tangibles et témoins. . J’ai écouté tout le long de la journée des commentaires. télévisuels at radiophoniques.. . Ceux qui l’ont critiqué pour ce geste, ne semblent pas comprendre. le sens du geste. Bien sûr, ils sont chez eux. En position de force.. . Si j’étais Zizou, j’aurais joué dans une équipe plus en adéquation. avec son origine. Mais il appartient à deux monde.. Les fesses entre deux chaises. Qui, parmi ceux qui le critiquent. sont en cette posture à un moment de leur vie ?. . Celui qui l’a provoqué est un lâche, pas un sportif de haut niveau. Et il y en a beaucoup.. Sournoiserie, l’arme favorite.. . On en rencontre au quotidein sous ces latitudes.. . A un tel niveau de professionnelisme … Ou bien, tous les moyens sont bons. pour arriver à ses fins. Ce n’est pas de moi.. On a critiqué ou faire des remarques à caractère raciste, la France.. Je me retrouvais un peu dans cette équipe multicolore et vibrait avec elle.. C’est la seule qui avait autant de joueurs coloriés sous ces latitudes.. C’est l’esprit républicain que je retrouve là.. Ils sont sélectionnés par leur qualité et non par leur peau blafarde (bien qu’il y en a de fort belle) ; ; . ;Froide et calculatrice.. Ils sont citoyens de ce pays, pourtant beau à bien des égards.. Ils ont leur sang.. Les autres, ceux qui ne cachent pas leur opinion ne sont pas des êtres humains.. Ils pensent en terme d’animalerie, de sélection de la race bovine et consorts.. Ils ne sont pas républicains. Ils sont des bêtes féroces, mais faibles d’esprit.. . Europe, certains de tes habitants me font hontent.. . Tu veux donner des leçons de civilisés. Eh bien c’est raté.. Zizou, tu es le meilleur..

Je suis jaloux et me sent diminué.. . Bon, faudrait-il que j’aille gesticuler et brailler des insultes avec les autres pour me sentir plus fort ?.

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Lone Hart,heart,hurt: but no fate !

Lone hart in the World wild, Shimering with shame., burdened, crippled lame. Reared to bear other’s hide.

Misfortune on the beast, for others’ happiness. Suffer for others’ richness Lone hart, role of the king’s jest.

Lone hart, own kins same fate. Others decide for the role. Keeping near by sole interests at any rate.

Dark Magic , hex, spawn on him. Sacrifice to benefit. Not to near or exit. For him to keep off the rim.

Lone hart shuns far away, to thwart vicious dark design . Steps by side not resign, avoid traps keep at bay.

Lone heart, believe to belie, cut gordian knot, great price to pay but freedom to seize. Don’t care others false sigh.

Lone hart does what it seems right, forego noisy gossip, heading further unknown deep care not, fear not but might.

Lone hart, think, do what is good. Alone, if must be,be it. Lone hart, broken heart, be it. Lone heart, bleeding underhood.

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phpgroupware-0.9.16.010 – Project creation problems

Content:

1) Intro 2) Temporary solution ============================================

1) Intro:

I have set up phpgroupware on my ISP hosting site (Linux Red Hat), some time ago. I was able to create and manage projects. Bang, one day I was unable to use the phpgroupware (blank pages => no logins, no setup …). I thought all my setup had fouled up. So, I reinstall phpgroupware. And then, I am unable to create a project.

Scratching my head, I install the said phpgroupware on my local PC (Linux Gentoo). And bang, instead of the 167 tables expected on my Mysql RDBMS, I get only 140 tables !. I change the collation character set from UTF8 to Latin1: It is OK (!???). After the tables installation on my local database, I was able to create the projects. (Granted by admin).

On my hosted web site, I start to look into the php programs, and I come up with a curious program section, which prevents me to see the project edit form. For the time being, I comment out the culprit section, in order to continue the work …

2) Temporary solution:

My web hosting has PHP Version 4.3.11.

In class.uiprojects.inc.php, I comment out:

/* $abid = $values[’customer’]; $customer = $this->boprojects->read_single_contact($abid); if ($customer[0][’org_name’] == ’’) $name = />$customer[0][’per_first_name’] . ’ ’ . $customer[0][’per_last_name’]; else $name = $customer[0][’org_name’] . ’ [ ’ . $customer[0][’per_first_name’] . ’ ’ . $customer[0][’per_last_name’] . ’ ]’; */

The edit_form() function shows at the end the project edit with the following line: $GLOBALS[’phpgw’]->template->pfp(’out’,’edit_form’);

PS: When the error message shows: category missing, one has to click on the item in the category box (highliht), even if there is only one item. Curious.

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Human Universe and Illusion

The other day I was discussing with my daughter about the “Butterfly effect” and quantum physics.

Well, I am not a physicist. I try my best to explain the subjects to her.

As usual, I added my own interpretation and hypothesis.

We talked about the relationship between the observator and the observed object. That is, one cannot predict the exact position of the particle in quantum physics. The particle is “polluted” by the fact that it is being observed. I suppose that the particle is “bombarded” with photons coming from the observator, the resulting collision shifts the particule position.

At a larger scale, electrons “dance” around the nucleus (proton,neutron …). Electrons have spins, The position of an electron is not predictable (uncertainty).

At a higher level,the molecule is an aggregate of atoms of certain types.

Matter as we see it, is an aggregate of molecules.

The types of matter (cristals, metals, chemicals,organics …) depend on the composition of molecule types and proportions.

The matter as we see it is governed by chemical, physical laws.

Which laws ?

Euh … we can enunciate laws by observations , and formalized mathematically (gravitation, electromagnetism, weak, strong forces …).

So far so good.

I just added that in the past, ones were saying that objects we can see, touch, smell are a magma of particules, and the particules are separated from each others by void (look at a tissue, by magnifying it). What happens if those particles were “vibrating” ? (which is the case).

As they are vibrating in particular way, at an instant T0, they are occupying a particular position in the “space”, but still in synchronicity with their neighbors (to maintain the consistancy, form of the object). At instant T1, the particles will be at another position etc…

What happens,at instant T0, if something else than “us”, is observing the same magma of molecules, but at another perspective ? or by observing them at a relative shift at instant T0+epsilon ? (I mean both occupying the same space locus) Could the same magma of particles be viewed, molded into different forms at the same time T0 or T0+epsilon and at the same space locus?

Put it in another way, the fact that molecules (aggregate of atoms) are vibrating, could manifold obervers occupying the same space at the same instant T0 or T0+epsilon, exist ?

The fact that Humans are governed by particular laws and so far have a limit in its capacity to grasp its environment does not mean that the laws that govern them are universally applicable.

I am not discussing about space-time and dimensions per se.

The physical laws and the Reality that governed our life are “real”, But does it mean there can’t be other “Realities”?

An example: Observer A at instant T0 and space locus L0 sees a table. Observer B at instant T0 and space locus L0 sees a chair or something else.

I know, sound “really” stupid …

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kplayer (mplayer): How to choose my sound card ?

Content: 1) Introduction 2) Setup 3) Snapshots

1) Introduction:

Headaches when trying to redirect sound output. I use kplayer (under KDE 3.4.3) to play music broadcasted on the Web. Kplayer is called via the Mozilla-Firefox MediaPlayerConnectiviy pluggin. I found the right way to do it.

2) Setup:

Simple. For some reasons, Kplayer does not take the device I setup in .asoundrc. Kplayer is keeping to choose the onboard sound device (i.e. the first sound device (/dev/dsp)).

As Kplayer is using Mplayer and its codecs, I tried to play mplayer by way of the shell: mplayer mms://wma.demsang.net/radio -ao alsa

Mplayer outputs its sound to the correct sound device as setup by .asoundrc.

See the snapshots as below. Since I use ALSA, I choose it on the Kplayer settings panel. My sound card device as: device=hw=1.0 .

3) Snapshots and file:

3-a The asoundrc: pcm.dmixer type dmix ipc_key 1024 slave pcm “hw:1,0” period_time 0 period_size 1024 buffer_size 8192 rate 44100 bindings 0 0 1 1

pcm.!default type plug slave.pcm “dmixer”

ctl.dmixer type hw card 1

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Public or Private Servants

Servants. I want to talk about the Public Servants (in French: fonctionnaires). With the post industrial era and its crisis, more and more of the Western countries are beginning to curtail their expenditures. Social welfare is starting to dwindle. The savings are supposed to stem the flood of debts.

I have the impression that our governants are just Industrial captains, i.e., managing People as cattle and inanimate things.

They are talking about ROI (return on investment), short term investments,nothing else.

Until we find another ways to propose to the People (may be too late, i.e “End Of History” (Cf. Francis Fukiyama), I may propose a transitional issue.

I propose that as a Public Service, each citizen of a particular Country, be enrolled for let’s say a year term, to fill in post vacancies. The year term will be gratified with a minimum revenue.

To be more democratical, I propose that for a particular job tenure in Public Service,there would be an exam to chose the fittest. This way, anyone can become a deputy, coroner, police agent, military officer, judge, nurse, doctor, or even President. This will surely avoid expenditures, i.e Public ones.

This way, we can stay there for the End of History to come.

If so, why bother about ROI and al ?

Because by its very own nature, ROI is afraid of the long term (imprevisible outcomes), i.e. too much risks.

ROI <=> Short Term aka Tautology.

And what about after ? After what ? You are kidding man! I can’t tell you … Too much of a risk!!!

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To my Mother Marie and Father Thuc

Rest in Peace Mom and Daddy, I know now most of your story. Sufferance and direness, in your life early tenderness.

Unfathomed love until late. I mourn, regret of the Fate, all along of your life. Sparing us from the knife.

Shatter my mind, murky water, deep hidden in my mind Father. Secret tragedy my Mother, Burden tears kept alltogether.

Burning stars cross in the Sky, then already part own way. Wounds, sorrows, oblivion secret, in treasure chest but regret.

I, your prime scion, forget you not. Sisters ,brother found the right knot. No longer alone on the Earth, found the light of joy and the mirth.

Untangle Love and hatred, in my heart untold dire fate. Words of tender, words of anger swirled wilder and wilder.

Mam, I didn’t understand Thee, Mam, you didn’t inderstand me. Thee, shining star; me, so puny. Thee, hart hearted; me , so silly.

Go with Peace of mind in Heaven, Keep our heart, life, thought open. Remain Prayers and forgiveness, I salute you with my dearness.

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To my brother Thien and sisters Mai Lan and Mai Lien

Update on March 12 2006

Hello,

This posting is for you, brother and sisters. A person which is very dear to you has managed to make a first step to contact me.

We have the same Vietnamese Father (who has studied medecine in Paris between 1948 et 1951; I’ve gotten the date by scanning the web, once I know your exact family name).

For reasons that remain a dark mystery for me, our route never met. The cited person has let me know of your existence .

I have heard the story of your life.

I am relieved that now, my hunch about you is a reality.

Now, I know your names.

I was looking for you for a long time, with the wrong name.

Up to now, I have had feelings of loneliness and sadness. Something that I couldn’t express overtly to my Mom’s family, who was and still kind to me.

Still, there exists somewhere a missing link in my heart.

I understand of your sufference by missing your father (which is mine as well) too soon.

I am happy that you manage to fare well in life.

I have starting to asking questions, talking with different persons who knew the story, and by intersecting them, it turns out that our father is not what I have imagined. But,I forgive him. Peace to him and our Lord be with him.

I hope that we will be together someday reunit as a brotherhood, even if a half one.

I wish you, brother and sisters, your own little families the best.

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Globalization and survive

upd:March. 22,2006

Author: Philippe Vo cong tri

Content:

1) Introduction 2) Globalization 2-a) Pro: 2-b) con: 2-c) Possible solution(s): 2-c-1) Discourse: 2-c-1-a) Top-down:

2-c.1.b) Mesh type

3) Conclusions 4) Appendix

1) Introduction:

The purpose of this posting is to clarify my pondering about Globalization. For some years the buzzword is used more potent among economists. Without doubts, the later are experts. I am not a scholar in a such matter as Economy, but only a willing layman to understand what’s going on. I only have a short curriculum in Economy. During my teenage years, I have compared human “races” as a human body. Of course, one would say that it is a strange or naive idea. With years of life experience, I would say that I am not alone to think like this, e.g, by similitude. We use words such as: social body, (corp)oration body, educational body, medical body, etc … I believe that help to visualize the concept(s).

Now the concept of Globalization should be understood by laymen, which are eighty per cent of us.

80 % of the workers or economic agents just follow the trend set up by 20 % of them (entrepreneurs). I just try to postulate the quantities or the weight that each category brings in the process of Economics.

Why not use existing natural models ? since the later are masterpieces that Nature has concocted for eons .

We have plenty of examples here, e.g. airplanes.

This posting is devised in such a way that it will be updated from time to time.

2) Globalization:

2-a) Pro:

As I understand, the Economics Globalization would permit to optimize resources, be them human or raw materials. It should optimize the ROI (return on investment). It should rise the level of life for every human being, by producing more wealth

2-b) con:

As a result of Globalization, some manufactured and agricultural products will be shifted to other countries , where they can be done with lesser costs. Some countries (western) suggest that all of today goods, with small added values, should go to other lands where the costs are far lesser. Instead, the former should keep and improve on products with higher added value.

In each country (a particular set of human beings), which will be willing to lose its skills and shift its workforce to get the better ROI ? In countries which have outsourced the making of the goods with lesser added value, people are out of jobs and create a higher burden on the social welfare (taxes).

Some suggest that those who are without work should learn new skills, or emigrate.

But , it is what the poorer countries have done and continue to do.

The countries which have outsourced their business, block the influx of foreign workers, in the name of their own workers.

With the example of the near past (e.g. Japan, South Corea, Taiwan …), the less developed countries learn the lessons and one day may surpass in skills and products.

No one is willing to be a suppleant forever.

That is, the free competition.

Competition may lead again to bloody conflicts. Of course, nobody wants them to happen.

But in the name of self interests, everybody will go into those fights.

There, we get a deadlock and may be a end-of-game (gameover).

2-c) Possible solution(s):

In order to solve this kind of problem, one can compare the social body (as global) to the human body.

I have made a sketch diagram to illustrate the purpose, as shown below.

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Swell it is a pentagon diagram, is it (outer vertices) or is it an hexagon ?

The right diagram (B) is a kind of graph, with vertices or nodes named as S,O,C,I,A,L. . . Contrary to what one might think, the control “center” of the graph (B) is vertex S.

. As a center, ideally, it is in equal distance with vertices O,C,I,A,L.

. Vertex S should be the center of decision or a kind of clearing house. . . Resources and skills should flow freely (as deemed necessary), bidirectional, from vertices O,C,I,A,L through vertex S (see the continuous lines).

This way, it won’t be a free competition (world wild) but cooperation.

In my humble opinion, competition (in the sense of competing for a same resource) is not the search for optimization. It is the contrary.

In a competition there is a winner and a looser, the worst case.

I prefer to use the word “emulation”.

Well, is it not similar to World Trade organization (WTO) ?

2-c-1) Discourse: I will borrow Mathematics and other Science fields to illustrate my purpose. I imagine that the graph B represents:
– The five Earth continents (O,C,I,A,L).
– Human “varieties”.
– Subset of social entities representative of a particular country.

– Each vertex can represent a particular set of features (parameters) or a group.

On looking at the graph figure, I can isolate two tendencies: Top-Down (hierarchical) and mesh types. Looking at the graph figure, the outer vertices O,C,I,A,L represent the present state of our polical-economical-social environment.

To give an idea, at least 80% of our present day survival depend on this hierarchical type.

The other 20% is a trend (mesh type), which gains more and more support.

Postulates:
– Human body is perfect;
– Human body internal regulatory system is perfect;
– The regularory system maintains human integrity;
– Human “sickness” is a disorder in the system;
– Human body needs external exchanges (e.g the atmosphere, and food, processed materials, shelter …) in order to survive.
– Inside the human body, there are no competition between specialized organs.
– Each internal organ (specialized), needs energy to sustain itself and needs processed exchanges with neighbouring organs.
– The internal organs of a human body are optimal in its specific functionalities.
– Human body is perenial (survive), iff equilibrium exists inside and outside.

a) Top-down: Top-down type here is interpreted as hierarchical. There are mainly two paths starting from vertex O (top) to vertex I (bottom), starting from the vertex O: O.C,I O,L,A,I

Starting from vertex O (top) to vertex A (bottom): O,C,I,A O,L,A

Neighbouring lines between nodes such as O-C,C-I can be interpreted as bilateral agreements between two countries, hence direct relationship.

The path from node O to node I is: O-C-I. This means an intermediary node exists, node C. Node C plays the role of the middleman. In an econimical perspective, node C will levy a tax or commission for products or other types of exchanges from both nodes O and I.

Generally, if I take a reference node for my studies, lets it be node O, my exchanges destination node will depend where it lies (number of intermediary nodes ). The consequence of this, I will try to optimize the ROI (best route, shortest path, less cost “politics”, best political tactics, multiple trade agreements with intermediaries nodes …).

What if for some reasons, node C is temporalily out of reach to node O (neighbour nodes) ? To reach node I, node O has to take another route: O-L-A-I; The later route will be longer and costs a lot more. The consequence of this problem: node O should have to be a good neighbour to node C.

Can any node of the graph B (which are nodes O,C,I,A,L) decides to block its traffic with its neighbour nodes ? In that case, which would be the consequences for itsef and other remaining nodes ?

Can any node of the graph B (which are nodes O,C,I,A,L) be blocked by one or more neighbouring nodes ? In that case, which would be the consequences for itsef and other remaining nodes ?

This kind of graph (top-down) will be called a greedy graph.

To be clear: The top node O has the choice to take either path O-C-I or O-L-A-I. The immediately lower level of the graph, nodes C and L, have no choice of route, but can block completely or partially the flows from node O. And still, nodes C and L, may have control over lower level nodes C and L. The lowest level of nodes, I-A, are at the mercy of the higher levels of nodes.

Because, in order to survive and produce more wealth, top-down graph type, needs both input and output (hence the term cycle).

One node C will directly produce for node O, at its demand. If the particular products need particular skills and resources, either node C will produced partial finished products and feeding the partial products to a lower level node I. A healthy top-down cycle (or circuit), will use resources O-C-I-A-L-O. Even if it isn’t fair.

Growth:

What does growth mean ?
– ROI;
– Human population;

I have two human cases:
– Stable human population;
– Human population growing; I have two cases of ROI:
– Optimize the ROI , produce more wealth, with stable human population;
– Optimize the ROI, produce more wealrh, with more human population;

As human population grows, more resource is needed to sustain. To maintain proportionally the same ROI, Minimal conditions: Hpi: Human population at initial conditions; dHp: Human population growth; Hpd: Human population at destination;

Hpc: Human community; Ri : Resource at initial conditions; dR: Added resource; Rd: Resource at destination; Avi; Added value at initial conditions; dAv: Added value growth; Avd: Added value at destination;

Hpi <—> Ri ; Hpd = Hpi + dHP <—> Rd= Ri + dR;

Rd = Ri + dR ;

Avd = Avi + dAv; By postulation, added value (ROI) is a man made product; , so, the pseudo equalities will be pseudo functions by Hp: Avd(Hpd) = Avi(Hpi) + dAv(dHp);

Two questions arise:
– Can Av grows forever? if not, there is a limit. . Can Hp grows foerever? if not, there is a limit.

At the present state, universe T (human’s play field as Resource) is finite. If universe T is finite then universe B is finite, by the sheer size of universe T . Question: Is the Resource portential of universe T has reached its limit(s), where equilibrium is at risk , because of Human activities ? If not, how to quantify or situate its limit ?

Universes T and B equilibrium is always true iff Trp >> Trl . Tra : universe T resource potential; Tri: universe T resource used by Human population; As I have postulated that the human body is perfect (at least for known and unknown purposes), the human body does not grow forever. It has a limit of growth.

Question: has the human body’s growth attained its limit ?

At the present day, a human body grows, and its internal organs and system grow proportionally.

On the graph B, nodes O-C-I-A-L, must grow at the same rate. The graph B has a limit of growth.

Consequences: – Universe B exists iff universe T exists, the converse is not true;
– Universe T “contains” universe B;
– ROI grows to a limit.
– Whatever the level of Hp, ROI has a limit of growth.
– lim R(Hp) <=> lim (ROI);
– lim (R(Hp) + Ro) <=> lim (ROI) Where Ro = Robots;
– If Hp keeps growing beyond its limit, then the universe T must “expand” itself.
– ROI exists iff Hp exists; The converse is not true;

– lim (min(R(min Hp))) <=> lim (max(ROI)); That is, with a minimal resource and a minimal human population to maximize the ROI implies either:
– More automation (robots) with minimal human population (less straining for the later), or less automation with minimal human population (more straining for the later).

Now, if ROI has to grow beyond its natural limit then humans as we know will be another specy. If a new specy arises then a new body arises. Because of the desequilibrium, universe T will not be the same as I know now. As universe T becomes T’ and universe B becomes B’, other connexed universes (to T’ and B’) will be changed, (Laws of conservations).

As I say earlier, greedy path, can break the equilibrium of graph B. Suppose then that node O wants to maximize everything and still maintain a semblance of equilibrium, for only its internal interests, then it may:
– Cannibalize other nodes (nodes C-I-A-L).
– Replace other nodes living systems by robots.
– Expand itself to other nodes. If this case of figure could be done, then what would happen to universe B ? I assert that universe B would be tranformed into another universe B’, with new internal laws. If universe B’ is created like this, then that will affect other connexed universes in unatural ways.

Could universe B’ compete against Nature for its survival ?

For the time being:
– Universe B improves its survival capabilities (Sciences and techonologies), which could mean either: that universe B has not reached yet its natural limits or : that universe B has reached its limits, if so it is in the process of transforming itself into a new universe

. To simplify:
– I use similarity (mathematics: geometry), to illustrate my assertions, such as if universe B grows then it must maintain proportionality if it wants to be safe.

Strange conditions:
– Producers and consumers relationship: If a producer Pd has manufactured a product with quantity Qt, which it wants to sell cheap enough at a price Pu per unit, then the total expected value is Vt = Qt x Pu. The producer Pd wants a net benefice Bn per unit sold. Total net benifice Bnt = Qt x Bn. Bnt grows if Qt grows. Suppose that each consumer Cn buy a unit of the product, then the total number of consumers Cnt <=> Qt. Bnt = Bn x Cnt, the benefice depends on the number of consumers. If consumers Cnt grow to its natural limit, that is max(Hpd) <—> max(Rd) < max(R(T)) then the benefice Bnt grows to a limit.; Suppose that a producer Pdy has made a complex product Pdc with Qtc, which it wants to sell at a high price Puc per unit. Suppose that only 20% of the consumers Cnt can afford to buy the product Pdc. Even the expected benefice Bntc > Bnt will have a limit.

Unless the producers can sell multiple times to the same consumers Cnt and Cntc, the benefice grows to a limit.

To simplify: Bnt -> Hp -> R . The benefice Bnt depends on Human population depends on resource R. If there is any benefice Bn at all, one meaning is that the human population Hp has enough resource Rp to buy. If Human population Hp has enough resource Rp, one meaning that Hp has managed to produce and sell something (selling its workforce). Hence: Producers Pd <=> Consumers Cn (Pd <=> Cn is then a tautology).

Trade routes: Taking again the graph B as an illustration. If node O wants to make trading directly with node A, which way(s) could it be done ? Either follow path O-C-I (O-L-A-I) or “create” a new route, lets it be O-S-I. S is for example international waters (trade by the Sea), International airspace (trade by the Air). Node S is a “free zone”, agreed by connexed nodes to S.

Notes: To be treated (formalized)
– Human body taken as a referential (universe B).
– Laws exist and perdure as long as the human body perdures.
– Laws exist and are pertinent to the referential B.
– Entropy applies to human body.
– Thermodynamics applies to human body.
– Everything that exist in a healthy body is utile and has a minimum functionalties.
– The human body needs external energy in order to sustain.
– Universe T exists.
– Exchanges exist between universe T and universe B.

– Universe T is composed of connexed subuniverses: Atmosphere, water, minerals, flora, fauna, landmasses (substrates), subrerranean potential energy…

– Universe T and universe B are connexed subuniverses of universe W.
– Universe W contains universe Su (Sun).
– Universe Su sends “energy” to sustain universe W.
– Entropy apply to the enumerated universes.

Laws:
– Skills and resources flows are similar to energy (e.g. thermal).

– The amount of energy flowing through the body decays. Hence, to maintain the equilibrium of the body, external energy must be supplied continuouslly.

– Internal body organs take a toll of energy traversing them. The taken energy is transformed for its own purpose, the remaining transformed energy is turned over to neighbouring organs.

– Entropy exists. Nothing is lost. Everything changes from one state to another. Hence, law of conservation.
– The laws of conservation applies to universes W,T,B.

Consequences:
– If a universe B “sees” another universe T, then universes B and T are connexed, then exchanges may happen between universes B and T.
– If a universe grows, it has to take the needed energy externally from itself.
– For equilibrium to exist between two connexed universes B,T, what a connexed universe B takes from the other connexed universe T, has to be returned by an equivalent “quantity” . Equilibrated exchanges must exist.

2-c.1.b) Mesh type

The mesh type or model is represented as nodes S,O,C,I,A,L , as shown by the graph B.

All the paths go through node S.

I see the node S as a virtual node.

Node S is where all vital “mechanical” organs have their place and functionalities.

Can I assert that such or such organ is more utile than the other ?

Can I assert that such and such organ is far more superior to others ?

From what I know, every bit of tissue, the smallest organ has its utility, in order to maintain my body as sane as possible.

To maintain my body as sane as possible, the same care is taken for each organ, be it the smallest and at the first glance seen as of no real utility.

The node S can be seen as a clearinghouse for connexed nodes O,C,I,A,L.

This the way that international organizations, trade and similar “bodies” organizations work.

The graph B (S,O,C,I,A,L) model can be applied to all kinds of human activities.

Nodes O,C,I,A,L are in “equal” distance from each other through node S.

The node S is where regulatory flows and problems settlings are taking place.

In this model, every peripheral nodes (O,C,I,A,L) won’t be ostracized or isolated from each others.

That why I call this model as a cooperative model.

Sure one may object (those that maintain that they are by far superior to others).

As a human being, can I afford to loose a finger? an entire arm ? Can I afford to loose one or both feet ?

Contrary to folklore, I won’t say: “stupid as my foot !”.

If I loose one peripheral, my body won’t be in equilibrium (to walk “naturally”).

Mesh type are organized, optimized. Since each peripheral and internal organs (S) are specialized in its functions.

Mesh type doesn’t make resources a “waste”, by competing stupidly with each others.

Again, I take the human body as representative:
– External resources goes to my mouth (to get feed).
– The food goes down my throat.
– The food get into my body, where it is processed.
– The body processes the food into nutritives for the whole body.
– What remains from the processed food is evacuated by natural overtures at the bottom of the body S.

Suppose that I am the head (node O), may I assert that I want to eat and drink (external resources) and at the same time keep it all for myself (in node O) ?

Or worse, may I assert that I can concentrate all the processing mechanisms of the body per se (node S) into my head (node O) ?

For the time being, it is NO,of course.

Human body (node S) dispatches its nutrients outwards to the its extensions, i.e, head, limbs.

With the mesh type model, node S dispatches resources and skills to nodes O-C-I-A-L.

To simplify: resources and skills should be permitted to flow wherever they are needed. This way, the mesh model stays a cooperative model.

Question: Could I twist the graph B in such a manner that I could retain my suprematy ? Topologically yes. But it is not natural. In accordance with the laws of conservation, to maintain the twisted graph in the form I wish, I’ll need “extra energy”.

Question: Why Nature has come with the human body model as it is ?

It will be easier to refactor (or partioning) all connexed nodes into a form that fits to my will.

To simplify: Let’s nodes O,C,I,A,L form a cycle as shown on the graph B. To form the virtual node S, i.e in the center of the said cycle, I will take off chunks from each node O,C,I,A,L and shifted in the same plane those chunks to form node S. Virtual node S constitudes what I will call producer/brainshare clearing house.

Technically speaking, this can be done with existing resources and skills, e.g Transporation (terrestrial,aerial,seas,telecommunications), remote medicare, virtual desks and so on.

From what I can see, most of the necessary building blocks are there, but unconnected.

Why it can’t be done now ?

Here again, because of the greedy thing.

True enough, that I don’t want to work alone for the benefit of all.

Postulates:
– My effort has a price.
– My work is for my own benefit and for those that I care, families.
– My survival, present and futur.
– Each individual has its own motivations and aims.

In order to be able to do anything, I must first survive. To survive, I have to work or have a revenue (stocking resources). Then, I am an ecomic agent in the human Economy system.

I can achieve my objective, by optimizing my net benefice (as shown in the former paragraph). As said earlier, I can enslaving others to work for me. But this solution has a very short life. Because of the postulates.

The other way is to collaborate.

For that, I must have choices to do and go where I want with minimum hindrance (shortest path is best).

Again, as the body grows, each component grows proportionally. If my own net benefice has to grow, then others’s net benefice has to grow as well.

Pd <=> Cn is then a tautology.

Sustaining growth: Pd <=> Cn Cn <=> Hpd Producer output grows iff Consumer input grows. Consumer input grows iff Producer output grows. The way that Nature has found for individual survival in the time scale is aggregation of individuals and growth is then a duplication of individuals (reproduction) . Each generation performs better than the precedent iff smarter.

Two possibilities:
– Internal
– External

Internal smarting:
– Natural selection or is it what I did that have an impact on my genus (acquisition) ?
– Adaptation;

External smarting:
– Collective memories; Skills are teached to the offsprings;
– Existing social-cultural-political environments;

– Where do we go from there ? For the mesh type graph, with node S as a clearing house:
– Partitioning nodes O-C-I-A-L, shifted the later into a virtual node S (the center of the graph B);
– Develop and improve existing communucations infrastructure (meshing);
– Develop and improve existing goods/resources transport systems; Why not create subterranean tubes ?
– Allow skills to migrate if every concerned party want to; Node S could be seen as an virtual node or real (which means a real physical territory).
– O,C,I,A,L can stay as it is (with their own socio-cultural-political systems), then it would use the improved technical means to exchange and trade through the node S (shortest path , optimization of natural resources).

The virtual node S and paths from node S to nodes O.C,I,A,L should be in “neutral” territories.

3) Conclusions I will try to jot down notes, before structuring at a later time.

What I learn from the past History, wars, social unrests all stem from the postulate “SURVIVE” or SURVIVAL.

Survival uses many means to achieve its goals; Social, culture, economy, politics, Science, technology, is an example.

Is it: Survival => Social => Culture => Economy (troc, producer/consumer , Science, techonology…);

Economy => Politics;

In turn, the proposal has to be a cycle (in order to sustain itself: closure, loop or whatever term it is): Survival => Social => Culture => Economy => Politics => Survival.

From the tautology Pd <=> Cn, every individual (human being) is an economical agent (specialized on its own merit). It has to produce and consume in order to last.

notes:
– How comes that in overall the PIB and PNB grow at a steady rate ? At least only since 15 th. century at most.
– Today human population (Hp) at ist heighest peak, never seen before.
– Is there a correlation between rate of development, Science discoveries, Tech development with the growth of Hp (heigher number of individuals)?

– Is there a correlation between Economy complexity and Hp growth ?
– Does a critical mass exist in Economy in order for the later to exist ?
– Globalization must have the properties of a ring.

4) Appendix http://www.wikipedia.org

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Game and Peace . Instead of War and Peace

Hello,

The Winter Olympic Games start on next Friday, in Italy.

We must rejoice for the event. A little time to forget all the bad news, be them polical, economic or social unrest around the World.

But there is a word that we use very often: competition.

Even in a peaceful sport event, we use quite a lot of this word.

The mindset which purports the word, may vary from individuals.

I can read and hear, such things as: “We are the best !”

The same word (competition) does convey another mindset in other more “serious matters”, such as: “compete or die!”.

I don’t know if WORD preceeds IDEA.

With this simple inocuous word, competion has led to terrible things: wars, survival for the fittests etc …

Couldn’t we invent another more lenient WORD/IDEA ?

Is this WORD/IDEA natural ?

Why then Nature is such a beautiful equilibrium, with myriads of diversity ?

Some say that Nature is cruel. Species are battling each others

Then to what extends ?

To my knowledge, there isn’t a single proof that a particular specy wipes out another one(s) to extinction.

On the contrary, there more and more proofs, that species collaborate with each others !!

One may say that lions (the fittests) eat games. But they are not massacring their fair games out to oblivion.

Even among lions, they do not massacre each others.

Well, if I take out an unit such as man, I may consider that man as a whole is composed of different organs (heart, limbs, eyes, ears, kidneys, brain etc …) . These organs do not compete each other to be the best.

I may suppose (safely) that they are cooperating in order to maintain man’s integrity.

When two or more human beings gather and decide to live together, I suppose that the main purpose is survival (mutual interests).

Hence, villages, cities, countries, empires sprout up around the globe

. But even inside a mutal interests group, there is competition of the fittest.

I am pondering about the definition of human intelligence.

To be individualistic intelligent (striving to be the fittest) and risks to extinction, or live with less pretentions in equilibrium with the rest of of The Lord’s creations ?

Still, I don’t know whether IDEA comes before WORD expression.

I use words to express what I perceive.

Or is it the contrary ?

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HOWTO: Setup and run a Gentoo testing environment by chroot.

Hello,

Contents: 1) Introduction 2) Setup 3) Conclusions 4) Appendix

1) Introduction:

The purpose of this document is a kind of cookbook, as a reminder for myself. I was looking a way to set up a testing environment for linux, i.e, with new applications, development tools chains, by either updating or installing from tar balls. To date, after reading thru various forum postings, there exist several ways to achieve the purpose:
– UML
– XEN and al …

Well, they do not fit entirely my purposes which are:
– Keeping my stable environment unharmed.
– Go back and forth between the stable and unstable environment, for comparaisons.
– No rebooting.
– Simplicity.

After some ponderings, I stopped short on Gentoo setup, as it is my preferred linux genre.

I set up the environment as indicated by several documents on the web and chrooting into it. I want to setup the test environment (chroot) with the latest Gentoo stable release and gcc-3.4.4. In the testing environment (chroot), I am able to run apps (ncurses or X apps). Caveat: The booted kernel is still the same for both environments.

Refs: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbo… https://alioth.debian.org/docman/vi… http://www.linuxorable.net/Xnest-ou… http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-…

2) Setup:

Requirement: Stable environment with enough free disk space in root partition. I have 12 GB left.

2-1) Steps I used (as root), from the stable environment: , ——————————————————————– a – Start the X environment (e.g KDE), log in as a user (e.g. userxx). b – Open a terminal: type “su -“. # mkdir /gentoo-test, i.e to be chroot’ed: Download stage3-x86-2005.1-r1.tar.bz2

# tar xvjpf stage3-*.tar.bz2 # tar xvpjf /mnt/gentoo/portage-.tar.bz2 -C /gentoo-test/usr

# cp -L /etc/resolv.conf /gentoo-test/etc/resolv.conf # cp -L /etc/hostname /gentoo-test/hostname # mount -t proc none /mnt/gentoo-test/proc # mount -o bind /dev /mnt/gentoo-test/dev

# mount -t devpts /dev/pts /gentoo-test/dev/pts

In /etc/fstab (under the main stable environment or parent), add the lines: /home /gentoo-test/home none bind 0 0 /tmp /gentoo-test/tmp none bind 0 0 /proc /gentoo-test/proc proc defaults 0 0

Then mount them: # mount /gentoo-test/home # mount /gentoo-test//tmp # mount /gentoo-test/proc Copy my /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow and /etc/group files to the chroot (/gentoo-root)-

CHROOT to the test environment, do:

# chroot /gentoo-test /bin/bash # env-update * Caching service dependencies… # source /etc/profile # export PS1=”(chroot) $PS1”

Emerge the necessary packages that fit my time being purposes.

2-2)To test, do:

In the terminal, do: # su – userxx export DISPLAY=:0

Type int the terminal, e.g konqueror.

3) Conclusions:

I was able to transfer some parameters from the parent environment to the test environment, so that after emerging needed packages (please follow the indications in the above links), I was able to run the apps from the test environment:

konqueror kwrite xine gxine
— –

As one may notice, the devices are those from the parent environment. As a precaution, reboot your linux box at least one time, so that the /etc/fstab is OK; then chroot and setup your user env. I use scripts to do that.

In a nutshell:
– log in as userxx (KDE),
– open a terminal -> Become root -> Run the setup script (that you have created) to Chroot to your test environment -> su – userxx .

Tips:

To distinguish terminal sessions, I name a terminal session dedicated to my test environment (chroot’ed) as GENTOO-TEST. From this terminal session, I run: $ Xnest :1 & $ fluxbox -display :1& $ konqueror -display :1& ….

This way, my X apps in the test environment are setup inside a dedidicated X window (Xnest).

4)Appendix:

a)example of /etc/fstab (excerpt): /home /gentoo-test/home none bind 0 0 /tmp /gentoo-test/tmp none bind 0 0 /proc /gentoo-test/proc proc defaults 0 0

b)Example of chroot script:

#!/bin/bash mount /gentoo-test/home mount /gentoo-test/tmp mount /gentoo-test/proc mount -o bind /dev /gentoo-test/dev mount -t devpts /dev/pts /gentoo-test/dev/pts mount -o bind /sys /gentoo-test/sys chroot /gentoo-test /bin/bash env-update source /etc/profile

c) example of Xnest script: #!/bin/bash export DISPLAY=:0 Xnest :1 & fluxbox -display :1 & konqueror -display :1 &

d) Refs: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbo… https://alioth.debian.org/docman/vi… http://www.linuxorable.net/Xnest-ou… http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-…

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Welcome to our grandson Ziyad-Matt – Jan. 24 2006 – Geneva – Switzerland

Hello Ziyad-Matt,

Welcome to thee little baby, The Lord bless you, your parents too.

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Les civilisés de la route. Joyeux Noël

Hello,

Joyeux Noël. Paix aux hommes de bonne volonté.

Hier, le 24 décembre 2005. La circulation dans l’agglomération St-Julien-En-Genevois (Haute Savoie – 74) et Genève Charmilles (CH), a été calme.

Ce jour là, c’est quatre vingt pour cent de civilisés sur la route. C’est à dire, 80% de moins d’excités de la route. Je roule avec plaisir.

Est ce l’effet de la veille de Nöel ? possible. Ce qui m’étonne, c’est qu’en circulant en pleine nuit (vers 22h30), en partie sur l’autoroute de contournement, la plupart des automobilistes respectent la limite vitesse, distance de freinage de sécurité et les feux rouges! De plus il n’y avait que peu de traffic routier.

C’est à eux que je m’adresse en premier: chapeau.

Si au moins, il y avait 80% de cette catégorie de conducteurs durant la semaine ordinaire, ce serait extra.

Réflexions:

– En agglomération, Il ne sert à rien de foncer, pour freiner sec au prochain feu rouge. En respectant la limite de vitesse (zones de 30 à 50 km/h) et distance entre les voitures, j’ai remarqué que les riverains (qui n’ont pas la priorité) peuvent se faufiler dans la file aisement. Souvent, les automobilistes ne cèdent pas le passage, bien qu’ils seront obligés de s’arrêter plus loin, à cause d’un d’un feu rouge. Je suppose que ce genre de désagréments, créent un esprit revanchard. D’où l’effet boule de neige, em grossissant la catégorie des barbares de la route. A chaque désagrément rencontré sur la route, celui qui l’a subi le font payer à un ou plusieurs autres. Donc, quand on reste civiliser, dans ce cas précis, on y gagne en apportant un peu moins d’agressivité à un ou plusieurs automobilistes. En espérant qu’ils feront de même aux autres.

Je ne veux pas dire que je me comporte mieux que les autres, loin de là. Je fais aussi des erreurs grossières. Mais quand je me rends compte, je corrige le tir.

C’est une sorte de jeu d’avions, mais sans but lucratif.

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Les barbares de la route – tueurs nés, mais couards.

Hello,

Aujourd’hui (le 21 Décembre 2005), je voudrai discuter sur les barbares de la route en Haute Savoie (74 – FR) et à Genève (CH).

Je fais souvent le trajet Annemasse et St-Jeoire-en-Faucigny/Mieussy, ainsi que Genève.

Donc, entre Annemasse et Bonne, la plupart des conducteurs (74) de toutes sortes de type de véhicule, se comportent correctement, c’est à dire, respect de la vitesse, dépassement en mettant bien en évidence leurs clignotants. Après Bonne, c’est la jungle. D’où l’appellation de barbares de la route. Certains font n’importe quoi, soit pour aller plus vite que moi et me dépassent en trombe, soit s’il se trouvait que mon véhicule mène la file, le véhicule qui me suit, me lance des coups de phares (il n’ose visiblement pas me dépasser, à moins que …).

Et lorsqu’il ose enfin me dépasser, il me lance des gesticulations dans son véhicule toutes vitres fermées (je suppose que ce sont des insultes). Or, je respecte la limite de vitesse.

Le pire c’est le soir, par nuit intense. Pas d’éclairage, sur certains longs tronçons de route.

Sur le tronçon St-Jeoire et Mieussy où c’est une route de moyenne montagne( donc pas mal de lacis). Certains sont carrément criminels.

Aujourd’hui,température moyenne à moins 5 degrés centigrades (risques de verglas), pour moi, c’est le summun de mauvaises rencontres du enième type (les tueurs nés mais couards).

Ces tueurs nés couards, font tout pour me déstabiliser pour que j’aille plus vite, au risque de me planter soit dans un ravin, soit un collison, soit contre le flanc mintagneux.

Tactique des tueurs couards:

– Ils ne me dépassent pas, même si la route devant moi est bien dégagée.
– La nuit, surtout sur des tronçons de route non éclairées et en lacis, ils me collent au train, ne respectant pas la distance de freinage minimale de sécurité. Et là, sûrs de toute impunité, ils m’aveuglent avec leurs phares. Etant sans cesse aveuglé, soit je ralentis, soit j’accélére. Pour ma part, j’ai préféré ralentir encore plus. Ce n’est pas l’effet voulu par les tueurs nés (couards). Alors coups de klaxons en su aux coups de phares aveuglantes. De guerre lasse, ils me dépassent, en klaxonnant de rage. Dans Genève, ce n’est pas mieux. Surtout la nuit tombante sur des tronçons mal éclairés.

Donc, j’ai eu une bonne dizaine d’agressions de ce type aujoud’hui.

Conclusions:

La loi de PARETO (80/20) ressort dans toute sa splendeur. Aujoud’hui, c’est 80 pour cents de crétins et tueurs potentiels.

Et ça se permettent de faire la leçon de civilisation aux autres.

Drôles de civilisés.

La honte …

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Mariage de notre fille Agnes et Khaled – Geneve – SUISSE

Tous nos voeux de bonheur, santé, longévité, prospérité à notre fille Agnes et son epoux Khaled.

Mairie de Genève – SUISSE.

Premier rang: Elvire, Agnes, Khaled,Philippe,Mamoud Deuxième rang Soraya,Kira,Talisha, Mireille Clicker sur l’image pour agrandir.

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Conducteur TPG sympa (Genève – St Julien en Genevois)

Bon, pour une fois que je suis positif. Par une nuit tardive et froide à Genève (CH), je devais prendre le bus D, depuis la Place Bel-Air, pour me rendre à St Julien en Genevois (74- Hte Savoie – FR). Malheureuesement, je n’avais pas assez de monnaie pour prendre le ticket de bus. Le distibuteur de tickets ne prend pas de billets de banque. Je montais dans le bus D, et j’ai demandé au conducteur un ticket. Ce dernier me disait qu’il n’a pas assez de monnaie pour me rendre le change; que je devais prendre le ticket de bus au distributeur automatique, à l’arrêt du bus. Je lui avais demandé qu’est ce que je devais faire. Il était embêté. Car il comprenait bien mon problème. En descendant du bus j’aurais à attendre au moins une heure pour le suivant.

Après un moment de réflexion, il m’avait dit d’aller m’asseoir et qu’il allait faire le nécessaire. J’étais très gêné. Or, à deux arrêts plus loin, deux contrôleurs TPG, éatient montés dans le bus . Panique. J’ai fini par trouvé le montant en monnaie, en faisant toutes mes poches et j’ai voulu acheter mon ticket. Le conducteur de bus était en train de palabrer avec les contrôleurs, et m’avait dit que c’était réglé pour cette fois.

J’avais échappé belle. Car, les contrôleurs avaient choppé deux personnes sans titres de transport valables. Durant le contrôle, deux altercations verbales avaient eu lieu. C’étaient des passagers qui injuriaient les contrôleurs. Bon, je comprenais mieux les conducteurs et contrôleurs de la TPG, pour le stress subi. Il y a eu des reportages dans les journaux et à la télé.

Pour la première fois, J’étais témoin des insultes et incivilités. Ils étaient restés calmes malgré tout.

Chapeau, donc. Il y a quand même des gens compréhensifs, pour autant qu’on les respecte et rester honnête.

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Alexandre, Kireille, Capsule, Fifi, Philippe

Alexandre, Kireille, Capsule, Fifi, Philippe

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Photo famille: Elvire et Philippe

Elvire, Philippe

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photo famille: Agnes

Agnes Click on me to enlarge

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Photos famille: Alexandre,Mireille, Philippe

Alexandre,Mireille, Philippe

Click on me to enlarge

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Etat d’urgence contre les émeutes en France et possibles conséquences

Bonsoir, 1) Introduction: Le sujet m’émeut et m’interpelle.

Le gouvernement français a décrété l’état d’urgence sur tout le territoire où les émeutes ont eu lieu.

Le ministre de l’intérieur a donné les ordres d’expulser les étrangers ayant participé aux émeutes et de ce fait condamnés pénalement. Jusqu’à ce jour une centaine contre plus d’un millier d’arrestations.

J’ai entendu aux infos, qu’il était question de déchoir de la nationalité française les fauteurs de troubles (autre que blancs ?).

2) Mon contexte: Je suis issu de l’immigration en France. Ma famille est de nationalité française depuis trois générations, et quelques gouttes de sang français de “souche” dans leurs veines.

Je suis né en Belgique. Malgré celà, j’ai dû choisir entre la nationalité française et celle du Viet-nam communiste à ma majorité, bien que ma mère soit française de naissance.

Jusqu’à cette date, j’ai des papiers d’identité français. J’ai crû que j’étais français à part entière.

Malgré celà, la plupart du temps, durant ma jeunesse j’étais confronté au racisme ordinaire de la part des français de souche ou supposés comme tels.

Fort heureusement, ma famille a eu de très bons amis français de souche. Ce qui m’a soulagé quelque peu.

Je n’habitais pas dans une cité dortoir, malgré que ce soit dans une banlieue de la région parisienne. J’ai reçu une bonne éducation, en partie en internat, chez des frères religieux.

En dehors de cet environnment, je n’ai pas pu éviter mille vexations (espèce de face d’oeuf, sale chinetoque, , péril jaune,nhà quê, macaque etc…, retourne dans ta rizère …).

Ce genre d’appellations ne provenaient pas uniquement que des jeunes de mon âge …

Ceci n’est qu’un example parmi d’autres, pour illustrer de ce qui va suivre.

Ma jeunesse en France coincidait avec la fin de la guerre d’Indochine et le début de l’intervention américaine au Viêtnam.

Vers l’âge de 17 ou 18 ans, ma chère mère a voulu me faire travailler chez un éditeur parisien bien connu, durant mes congés d’été, comme stagiaire de bureau, grâce à une de ses amies. Je n’y suis resté qu’un jour. Car le chef de bureau m’a envoyé illico dans un des entrepôts, comme manutensionnaire. J’étais choqué. Les autres stagiaires restaient à leur poste.

Il est possible que le traumatisme latent qui est en moi, qu’à la fin de mes études , m’a incité à chercher du travail et m’établir à l’étranger (la Suisse). Mon épouse en est originaire.

J’ai eu l’occasion de devenir citoyen Suisse, après un certain délai. Mais je devais renoncer à la citoyenneté française. Je ne l’avais pas fait. J’ai attendu l’assouplissement de la loi helvétique, pour le devenir. Soit 25 ans après mon établissement en Suisse. Mes enfants le sont de facto à leur naissance. Enfin, je pourrais dire que je suis plus Suisse que Français, vu que j’ai vécu en Suisse plus d’années qu’en France.

Or, ce n’est pas mon sentiment. Or, dans l’ensemble de ma vie, je dois reconnaître que la Suisse et ses habitants m’ont mieux accueilli et intégré. Et ce malgré la période noire de la montée de xénophobie des années fin 1980.

3) Analyse:

Je constate que rien n’a changé dans cette république que j’ai appris à respecter pour son idéalisme rèpublicaine.

Quand le ministre de l’intérieur traitait les jeunes de banlieue de racailles et à nettoyer par karcher, j’ai un sentiment de dégoût.

Dans mon esprit, j’ai compris que ces termes s’appliquaient aux gens de couleurs. Presque tous les journaux et autres médias locaux et étrangers le sous entendent.

Il ne faut pas croire que les asiatiques en soient épargnés. Juste que les médias sont prudents (risque de déplaire aux nouvelles puissances économiques que sont le Japon, la Chine, la Corée etc…).

Voir la référence d’un très bon article espagnol en index.

La différence avec les autres communautés (magrébine, noire d’Afrique), c’est qu’elles n’ont pas de moyens légaux, ni sentiments de solidarité, ni considération, pour se défendre.

Pour ma part, je me félicite que le pays de mes ancêtres s’en sort assez bien et a vaincu deux puissances mondiales, et a pu remonter son économie petit à petit . Bien que je ne sois pas communiste pour autant.

L’interview du premier ministre à la TF1 me semble être très modéré. Mais en terme diplomatique. En clair: le bâton et la carrote. Habile. Mais il y a l’état d’urgence, dont la loi remonte à 1955, durant la guerre d’Algérie. Cette loi a été utilsée une deuxième fois à la Nouvelle-Calédonie (les kanaks ?). Donc, contre les fauteurs de troubles non blancs. Ce détail a son importance, d’ordre psychologique. Ceux qui ont été pourchassés et massacrés durant 1955 et ceux d’aujourdh’ui ne sont pas les mêmes. Les uns en sont des descendants, les autres sont soit des nouveaux venus de première génération soit de la deuxième génération. Les politiciens et dirigeants français ne sont pas les mêmes qu’en 1955.

Seuls les discours le sont.

Comment se fait-il, qu’on ne sache pas très clairement qui est qui ? Je ne puis croire que la majorité de ces personnes sont des clandestins. Le fait que les médias français, pour la plupart soient circonspects à ce sujet, sont à leur honneur. L’esprit républicain officiel, est en contradiction avec les faits.

Tant que l’opinion publique n’accepte pas dans leur majorité, que les non-blancs sont pour la plupart aussi français donc égaux, rien ne va plus. Je me prépare au pire, pour ma petite famille.

4) Propositions malhonnêtes:

– Pourquoi ne pas décréter la loi d’urgence de 1955 contre les débordements des grèves en tout genre ?
– Pourquoi ne pas décréter la loi d’urgence contre les indépendanistes corses et basques ?

– Et pour juste mesure, les déchoir de leur nationalité et les expulser du territoire français.

– J’ai regardé l’émission de la chaîne LCI, ce soir: “Les questions qui fâchent”, avec comme invitée, Madame Ségolène Royale. Ce qu’elle disait est tout à fait juste: on est français un point c’est tout. Porquoi dire un français d’origine africaine, d’origine magrébine etc…

Alors, il faudrait dire français d’origine Corse, d’origine Bretonne (n’est ce pas Monsieur le Pen ?), d’origine alsacienne (qui a été rattachée à l’Allemagne). d’origine hongroise (n’est ce pas Monsieur Sarkozy), polonaise etc…

D’abord, je voudrais savoir ce qu’est un vrai français et par extension un européen ? Car la couleur de leur peau, cheveux, yeux et leur faciès sont fort diverses.

Et que dire tous ceux qui parlent ces langages patoisants, breton, basque, provençal, picard, savoyard … ? Depuis quand sont-ils français ?

Enfin, tous les criminels aussi, quels qu’ils soient, devront être expulsés et déchus de leur nationalité.

5) Conclusions provisoires:

Je propose à ceux qui sont pour un châtiment exemplaire, donnent l’exemple, à cause de leur incompétance: se faire expulser eux mêmes.

J’ai quand même un espoir: peu de maires ont mis à exécution le plan d’urgence. Pour le moment.

Que des voix s’élèvent contre ce genre de solutions.

Les jeunes acteurs d’aujourd’hui auront certainement des séquelles, arrivés à l’âge adulte. Et gare aux bombes à retardement.

Quand le ministre de l’intérieur dit que c’est un honneur de devenir français, celà veut dire quoi ?. Dans mon esprit et le contexte auquel ce discours est prononcé: Boucle la, reste à ta place. Tu n’es pas comme nous autres français.

Or, un contrat citoyen, présuppose qu’au moins deux personnes soient impliquées. D’un côté, le naturalisé (personne physique), de l’autre (personne morale, l’Etat), ont des devoirs réciproques.

A ce stade, il reste à déterminer les responsabilités de chacun, dont les résultats sont les émeutes.

Enfin, pour ceux qui ne comprennent pas les raisons de ces émeutes, qu’ils participent à une émission reality show à créer : Bidonville Académy, ou “On change de rôle: immigré contre français de souche”.

Pour faire bonne figure, à ce que je crois fermement: Vive la République.

Références: REVUELTA URBANA EN FRANCIA Tourists, Immigrants, Borders and Walls

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Riots in France: a point of view

Hello,

1) Introduction: Since October 27th, 2005, Paris suburbs are set ablazed.

The starting of the riots stemmed from the accidental death of two youngsters, supposedly by trying to flee away from the police.

The riots are spreading to other poor suburban cities.

2) Point of view: Due to the broad media coverages of the *events* (local and international), mostly cynical about French pecularities about integration, I would like to put things straight out.

I believe that external point of views (foreign media) confronted to the local ones are definitly of help.

That’s why I put their references at the end of this message. I will discuss only some relevant subjects (to me: of course I am biased).

a) Republican Integration (French) vs. communitarism Integration (Anglo-Saxon): a-1) Let’s discuss about the Anglo-Saxon model.

Yes. The Anglo-Saxon model seems to fare better up to now. That’s what I will say as pragmatism. But, what about the melting-pot credo ? It seems to me that there is a dichotomy between the two of them. On one hand we are talking about American-Caucasians, American-Wasps,American-hispanics, American-Afros, American-Asians, original natives etc…

With these distinctions, “logically”, the ethnic quotas have to be instituted as a means of Justice among the citizens.

That the bright side and positive point of communitarism. They can pratice their culture, adapting and bringing new blood to society as far as they conform to laws of their Country. But what happens, when one or more of a particular ethnic groups are mishaving ?

Depending on the degree of the mishaved behaviours (murders, rapes, larcenies etc …), other ethnic groups may react badly, e.g, retaliation to everymember of the misbehaved ethnic group.

My question is on which criteria an individual is classified as pertaining ethnic group ?? For example, “mixed blood” individuals. To my knowledge and experiences, most of them are classified by a simple postulate: The strong ethnic group, will consider a mixed blood individual as a member of a less powerful ethnic group, and expect to behave as such.

I believe that diversity is a wealth, a bounty for a society. I will go a step further, diversity is the heart of Democracy. An extension

As far as each community obeys to a same set of rules: laws.

This is only possible if members are respectful to each others.

Possible dangers:
– Antogonisms which can bring chaos to the whole system (e.g. riots).
– Secessions.

a-2) Let’s discuss now the Gallic model:

Everybody is theoritically equal. On administrative papers, there are no mentions of the color of the skin, religion and such distinctive features. The Gallic or Republican model is a model of Humanism.

This is a strong point of this model. But impraticable for the time being.

That doesn’t mean that the model is obselete. It is carries hope in the long run. It’s a humanist philosophy.

The problem is that people common behaviour is clearly not driven in this perspective.

The people behaviour is instinctively communitarism at every level.

In society and carried on by the media, they are always looking for distinctive signs for individuals, such as the color of the skin, names, speach accents etc …

It doesn’t mean that is bad systematically. It could just a simple curiosity.

Despite the fact that the Gallic republican view is in contradiction with the common people behaviour. They cannot help themselves to think that all problems they experience are due to massive immigrants from the third world. Even if some of the later are French citizens.

b) Ghettos: Ghettos pertain to communitarism. They exist everywhere in the World, with different degrees. The French ghettos of today happen to be dwelled mostly by poor immigrants.

Most of these are descendants from former colonial workers imported massively during the economic boom (les trentes glorieuses).

All they are asking are respect and equal opportunity. This claim was heard in the USA, with the politically correct behaviours, long before the French administration starts to put in place with timidity.

3) Conclusions: There exists a real dichotomy between governmemt dittos and common citizens be it in the Anglo-Saxon or Gallic Republican model.

The two models are valid to my point of view.

They merit to be clarified by way of informations, education, and by politicians.

It seems to me that there are much confusions, sometimes maintained as such by politicians.

One the results of the confusions is the phenomena of unrest in France, today.

Links: Culture Clash

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Vietnamese music internet broadcasting: http://www.demsang.net

Hello,

For those interested in Vietnamese music/songs, there is the really good internet radio station (US based).

http://www.demsang.net Click on Radio button. or for some Linux brands: (totem,xine …), whose browser plugins are not correctly setup, use the link below and click on the listen tab: http://acs.demsang.net:8000 One can request a music/song to be played, from an online catalog.

Some songs are adapted from English/French or Chinese originals.

The adapted songs are mostly in bilinguism. The presentator speaks in Vietnamese and English.

permalink Received 11/02/2005 03:31from ph_vocongtri [at] compuserve [dot] com

Stupid and nasty Alien stories nr. 2

The original story was reported by my son Alexandre. He heard this story from a buddy.

I just adapted and modified it a little bit.

Titi lives in a cosy small town. He doesn’t resemble to anyone. He is so sad and lonesome.

He wants to do everything that will please to others.

On a sunny day, he decides to make a little trip by plane. He takes a ticket to ride (Beatles) to a nearby city.

He is happy. Because, it is the first time he takes a plane. He makes himself very clean and good looking.

He goes to the airport and buys his ticket to ride. When it is the time to board the airplane, he looks at a mirror in the airport waiting hall, he says to himself: ” Hum, what a swell costume I have!”. He is so proud, he founds at last his dignity.

Once boarding the plane, Toto, a steward stops him. The steward barks: “Sorry, you cannot board to this plane!”. Titi goes sour, his smiling face stops short. Titi says to the steward: ” But Sir, a have the ticket!”. Toto, the steward answers fiercily:” Don’t you notice the sign ?”, pointing his finger to a flashing panel abover him. Toto adds: “Of course, maybe you don’t know how to read”.

Titi is red of shame, he stammers: “But …” Toto, the steward, says slowly :”The panel says: NO SMOKING !!”.

Titi, realizes instantly that what it signifies. He is wearing a glossy black smoking.

permalink Received 10/21/2005 07:49from philippe.vo-cong-tri [at] wanadoo [dot] fr

VoIp (Cyberphone K usb and Skype) under Linux Fedora core 3

Hello,

1) Introduction:

I have installed the VoIp cyberphone K usb and the latest Skype linux version.

Well, it works quite well (speaker and mic). ! Even better than the one I installed on my Windows 2000 server. However, I have two switch off/on Skype after each call. Because there is an “call failed” error message (with a red icon lighted up).

2) Setup:

– Fedora core 3 (latest update): 2.6.12-1.1380_FC3
– I installed Fedora core 3 as it is on the install CDs, and update it to the latest version as of today.
– Skype skype-1.2.0.17-fc3.rpm (Skype Download area for Fedora core 3) , install it with internet connection switch on (in order to configure it properly).
– Once the Skype is startup (either via the Linux Fedora menu -> Internet or during the installation of Skype), choose on the Skype menu bar ->Tools->Options-> Hand/headsets->Audio devices (Calls)-> /dev/dspx Where x is the device number that is hook-up.

To detect which device Skype is hookup one can do: lsof /dev/dspx , where x is 1,2,3 …

example: [root@philippe50 ]# lsof /dev/dsp2 COMMAND PID USER FD TYPE DEVICE SIZE NODE NAME skype 13352 philippe 29u CHR 14,35 14623 /dev/dsp2

permalink Received 10/20/2005 05:39from ph_vocongtri [at] compuserve [dot] com

Stupid and nasty Alien stories nr. 1

Toto and Titi are living in a small city. Toto is happy to live there. One of his forebears was among those who have created this area. A beautiful cosy place to live Every house has a garden. Public places have planted greens and flowers.

The city is surrounded by agrarian fields and forests.

Everybody knows Toto. Wherever he goes, one says: “Good day, mister Toto”.

Titi is a new comer to the area. He resembles to no one in the city. Almost no one talk to him. He is almost invisible to other people. Only a handful charitable people and the priest of the city church seem to know him.

One day, Toto strolls with his pet dog on one sidewalk street, planted with trees. Some dozens feet ahead of him, he saw a guy near a tree. Toto is thinking: ” what’s the h… is he doing ?”. Toto hurried forwards, with his pet dog. When he is near to the guy, he sees that the later was pissing off against the tree. Toto is angered from what he sees. He stammers to the guy: ” What’s are you doing ?, It is not a place for that!”. The guy answers sheepishly: “Sir, I have no choice in doing so. I can’t spare a coin to go the public latrine”. Seeing that Toto is becoming red, the guy continues: ” But sir, your dog is doing that everyday …” Toto shouts back: “You are not an animal!”. The guy, Titi in fact, anwers bluntly:” Sorry, I didn’t realize that …”.

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nationalismes au temps de la mondialisation.

Bonjour,

> Je viens de lire un très bon livre, sérieux, aussi neutre autant que possible, dont le titre est: L’Europe Histoire de ses peubles

Auteur: Jean-Baptiste Duroselle Edition: Hachette, littérature. Edition 1991.

Intéressant à plus d’un titre.
– Depuis la préhistoire jusqu’au Traité de Maastricht (1989-1991).
– Formations des peubles, des nations européeennes. – Formation de la civilisation Européenne. Grandeurs et chutes.
– Intéractions et influences civilisatrices avec le reste du Monde.
– Confrontations millinaires avec le monde mulsuman.
– Eclaircissement de beaucoup de sujets, encore obscurs de nos jours.
– Philosophies, courants de pensées, origines de la Science, l’Art, littérature. Voilà un livre sans parti pris. Ce qui m’a surpris, c’est que cet ouvrage cite souvent la Suisse. Surtout vers la fin du livre, du modèle concret du fédéralisme Suisse, et ses personnages célèbres.

L’ouvrage confronte l’idée européenne sans tomber dans le piège sur les questions raciales et racistes.

Une citation de Montesquieu, que beaucoup connaisse: “Je suis un être humain avant être un Français”, Les nationalismes européens sont fort récents, durant le XVIII-XIXème siècle. Avec toutes ses horreurs qui s’ensuivaient.

L’ouvrage est bien construit, car il s’y adonne à une confrontation d’idées. Toujours au moins deux points de vue pour un même sujet (surtout quand c’était brûlant).

Il fait intervenir les contradicteurs célèbres, en citant leurs pamphlets.

Conclusions:

Bon, c’est un ouvrage qui souligne que l’Europe et son avatar Occident est essentiellement Chrétien. Que la démocratie dérive du préceptes du Christ.

Que la Science occidentale dominante (je le concède) n’était possible depuis la civilisation grecque, qui a su formaliser et continuer plus loin la pensée logique. Bien qu’il a été accepté que les grecs ont empruntés les connaissances développées par les anciens Egyptiens et que l’alphabet soit d’origine phénicienne. Que les inventions aussi lointaines que la Chine étaient mises à contribution me font chaud au coeur. Les contributions du monde mulsulman ont été importantes dans l’histoire de l’Europe.

Les travers et effets pervers de l’Europe ont été mis en avant, sans complexe. voilà qui prouvent que l’auteur a su garder son esprit critique digne d’un vrai historien scientifique.

QUE LES NATIONALISTES DE TOUT POIL, PRENNENT CONNAISSANCE DE CET OUVRAGE POUR ECLAIRER UN PEU LEURS PENSEES, PARFOIS CONFUSES.

ET rendre à César ce qui est à César … NUL N’EST PARFAIT, MAIS PERFECTIBLE.

permalink Received 10/12/2005 15:50from ph_vocongtri [at] compuserve [dot] com

VoIp (Cyberphone K usb and Skype) under windows 2000 server

Hello,

Contents:

1) Intro 2) setup

1) Intro: I bought the Cyberphone K Usb, some time ago. The Cyberphone K USB, is a plain phone set, looking like a telephone set on fixed or wireless network (pots). Today, I decide to hook the cyberphone K usb to my windows 2000 server. The provided install CD does not provide the WDMA_USB.INF module. The online manual does not explicitly which program “pieces” it needs for the cyberphone K usb hardware to be recognised. So, I google around the net. Lo, I found out which program pieces it needs: the WDMA_USB.INF . According to the messages in forums, the WDMA_USB is missing on some XP and XP pro system configuration. Some messages describe the problem encountered with USB headsets, which needs the WDMA_USB.INF in order to be recognised by the operating systems. In fact, all audio USB devices seemingly need this piece of INF file. Until I decide to hook the cyberphone K usb, I used a headset with micro (plantronics), which needs only the two jacks hooked up to the sound card. The headset is good, but I encounter problems with the microphone. The microphone does not carry very well my voice, i.e. the my correspondants do not hear my voice very well.

I mostly used the Plantronics headset and Skype VoIp provider on my Debian Sarge linux box.

2) Setup:

a) Log as administrator. Switch on the internet access for your PC. Skype needs it, in order to be installed correctly. Insert the provided install CD into the PC cd drive. b) It should autostart. Follow the indications to install the programs (Cyberphone) and Skype. c) At the end of the installation, hook up the cyberphone to a free USB PC slot. d) Windows will display a screen, which it has detected a new hardware device (? VoIp USB found). Continue the hardware setup. Enter the search path for the needed driver as c:\winnt\inf. In fact, Windows will install input.inf first, and after that it shows another screen asking again for another driver piece, which is WDMA_USB.INF. Enter the search path again (C:\WINNT\INF).

PS:I check whether or not the WDMA_USB is there, as it is supposed to be. If it is not the case, use your Windows installation CD. Either to extract from some CAB files. On my installation CD, the WDMA_USB.INF is found directly under the directory I386. In fact the true name found there, is WDMA_USB.IN_. Just double click on this file, a menu of choices will show up. Choose “extract” item.

That’s it. The Cyberphone lights up (in red). e) If Skype is not already launched, Click on the Skype icon on the launch bar. f) On the Skype menu, click on “Tools” and “Options”. Choose “Sound devices” on the scrolling sub-menu item. There, you should choose the “USB Audio Device”. One more step: Settings -> control panel -> Sounds and Multimedia -> Audio -> Sound playback -> Preferred playback (Usb audio device) -> advanced -> Choose headset

You should be able to call you friends.

Conclusions:

I was able to call my correspondants, both of us can converse normally as if we were on POTS phone.

Some links: http://www.skype.com http://www.voipvoice.com

permalink Received 09/26/2005 12:50from

Votation Suisse (25 sept. 2005) – Bilatérales II: Extension de la libre circulation des personnes.

Bonjour,

Je suis agréablement surpris par le vote des Suisses pour le OUI, à 56%.

Comme quoi, je me suis lourdement trompé sur le caractère du peuple Suisse.

J’en suis d’autant plus surpris du vote pour OUI du côté des alémaniques!

Certains grands cantons alémaniques ont un score du OUI, supérérieur à celui de Genève!

Là, chapeau.

J’étais presque certain que le peuple dirait non !

En suivant quelques débats et en lisant des pamphlets dans les journaux, j’ai trouvé que la plupart des tenants du contre s’étaient montrés assez agressifs ,virulents, persuasif tout en restant polis (populisme).

Les ténors du non (les politiciens et syndicalistes), jouaient sur la peur. En citant pêle mêle, L’Allemagne fédérale, “envahie” par des éclopés du développement.

Même le Japon était mis à contribution …

Enfin, tant mieux pour l’Allemagne et le Japon cités en exemple.

Certains jouaient finement sur la main-d’oeuvre locale , y compris des étrangers déjà sur place ! Là j’en suis resté baba!

A certains moments, j’ai été en doute du bien-fondé du OUI.

Le soir de la votation, j’ai entendu à la télé TSR, une émission sur l’échange de chômeurs Suisses avec la Russie. L’échange est organisé par l’office cantonal de l’emploi et leur confrère de Russie.

Les jeunes diplômés Suisses, ont l’opportunité d’acquérir de l’expérience requise par les entreprises Suisses.

Moi-même, j’ai dû partir pour des missions à “l’étranger” (UE), pour survivre. Comme je suis bi-national, je n’ai pas eu de problème de circulation… C’est tout dire …

Sans compter, les milliers de Suisses qui se sont établis à “l’étranger”.

Qui pour la plupart sont bien accueillis …

Mais est-ce que l’inverse est vraie ?

Conclusions:

Ce que je retire de celà:

1) La démocratie du type Suisse, est la meilleure. Il faudrait la préserver à tout prix. Elle fait preuve de par sa longévité.

Là, j’ai retrouvé la Suisse d’antan (années 1970).

Ce qui veut dire, que les lois passent par référendums (Démocratie directe). Le peuple reste seul maître de son avenir et donc assume lui même les conséquences qui en découlent.

Les grandes décisions ne doivent pas être restées aux seules mains de politiciens (il y a toujours des politiciens irresponsables, fort peu heureusement) .

Mais tant que les responsables politiques, élus par le peuple, ainsi que le peuple respectent la décision du peuple, quelle qu’elle soit, je ne trouve rien à redire.

Pas de revanche cachée …

2) Pourquoi ne pas proposer le modèle helvétique à l’UE ?

Certainement d’autres personnes l’ont déjä fait.

3) Référence:

Swissinfo

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Handicapés maltraités dans un Café aux Eaux-Vives – Genéve – Suisse

Bonjour à toutes et tous, Aujourd’hui, je voudrais vous faire part d’un problème survenu à maintes reprises, dans un Café-bar, situé aux Eaux-vives, Genève, Suisse.< Ledit Café-bar, est situé proche d’un Centre de réinsertion sociale pour les personnes handicapées. Le Centre est l’atelier des Cordiers. Plusieurs personnes handicapées ont été maltraitées, par la tenancière du Café-bar. Par exemple, elle ne se gênait pas pour réprimander une personne handicapée, parce qu’elle avait renversé, par mégarde, son verre d’eau sur la nappe de la table, sic ’Vous ne pouvez pas faire attention, non ? Je dois la nettoyer après!!’ d’un ton hargneux. Une autre personne handicapée, s’était vue traitée de paresseux; cette personne était en train de fumer, en baissant la tête. Une autre personne s’était vue refusée d’un verre d’eau, bien qu’elle avait commandé un café. Or, cette eau servait à la prise d’un médicament. Trois de ces personnes, s’étaient plaintes auprès du Directeur des ateliers de Cordier. J’espère que la direction de la DASS serait saisie de cette affaire. L’affaire est grave. Elle est grave à plus d’un titre. Genève est une Cité internationale, connue pour son hospitalité humanitaire. Elle est la cité de la Croix rouge. Elle est la ville connue pour ses aides sociales (Hospices générales), créées de longue date. Hors, une certaine frange de la société genevoise ne voit pas d’un bon oeil, toute cette "horde" d’assistés sociaux. Je vous rappelle que par le comportement inadéquat de l’espèce du genre de la tenancière (dudit café-bar), c’est l’éclaboussement moral sur nous tous. Je rappelle à cette espèce là, que les personnes handicapées en question, travaillent honnêtement, gagnent fort peu (symbolique), paient leurs împôts. A ce que je sache, toutes ces personnes n’ont pas volé et règlent leurs consommations, comme tout un chacun. Malgré l’aide sociale de l’Etat, ces personnes reviennent moins chères en dehors des murs de l’hospitalisation. Le comportement de cette espèce de tenanciers et autres acabits, est écoeurant. Ce genre de comportement risque de faire une rechute des personnes handicapées (traumatisme) et saboter le travail des travailleurs sociaux. C’est un crime qui, hélas, n’est pas punissable par la loi. C’est par là, qu’on voit la vraie nature de certaine catégorie de gens: lâche, raciste, anti-pas-comme-nous, avare, matérialiste,narcissique.oedipienne, sans idéal. A l’état des Bêtes. La chasse en meute. Heil à qui vous savez. permalink Received 08/31/2005 17:45from ph_vocongtri [at] compuserve [dot] com Hurricanes, floods in France, Switzerland, USA ... Nature goes amok. In such a short time, August, hit hurricanes, floods, fire, around the Globe harsh dire. Fears, mourning cracking like rust. Even mightest lands become sheepish, cannot thwart, prevent disasters. So puny, are we the masters of the Earth, becoming rubbish. Does Nature needs we humans ? Are we becoming the ones, ennemies to fight, who knows ? to preserve Herself against. Humans, wherever they live, suffer, in their flesh, for their kins, properties cosy living means, lost forever but again strive. Man is Man fighting the fate. Frightful fate reunits Men. Made them wiser than the Omen. Selfish greeds be set aside, Men should regain their thinking, their skills to avert sinking further down deep in their pride. permalink Received 08/21/2005 21:47from ph_vocongtri [at] compuserve [dot] com Attack on Visiting Envoy May Lead to Deportation (Vietnamese Diplomat being slapped in the US) Hello, I read several stories about the affair of a Vietnamese immigrant punching a Vietnamese Gov. dignitary during his official visit in Washington. The latest depeche is from washington post: Attack on Visiting Envoy May Lead to Deportation The said immigrant is Tuan Phuoc Le, 33, of Atlanta. His father was a US military killed in action during the Vietnam war. As I understand, Tuan Phuoc Le obtained a green card to immigrate to the US. He is facing deportation to Vietnam. Hopefully , the US Vietnamese community, is backing him from deportation, with collects of quite a lot of monies for the legal battle. I feel sorry for the guy. I can only imagine his sufferences for being not only an orphan but as well a half breed human being. At least, people are taking care of him; I believe that he is not an important person (what a bad definition), e.g an higher educated person with an important role in the economy of the Country. It is a merit of the US Vietnamese community, to take care of him, an ordinary individual. That is a pity for him. Despite of alleged felony in the past in California, does he really merit such a fate ? I only hope US Justice will make a fair judgement, I mean not based on polical reasons. (Raisons d’Etat) One can not punish an individual, without resources, more than necessary. Just only for making an example. I understand that an important official, representative of a foreign Country, making an offical visit to another Country can not be mistreated. It is always customary usage in foreign international affairs. I think that the visiting foreign Country Gov. should forgive the bad manners of Tuan Phuoc Le. Such mistakes must be punished and repaired, I agree with that. Why not let him pay back the damage he has done ? The modalities of the payback should be agreed between both parties. That should be suffice without deporting him back to Vietnam, without his consent. I understand that such penalties are in the US laws. But, but. He is half american. Sending him back to Vietnam, without consent is like killing his father twice. What I does not understand is why he is not supported actively by the Americans other than US Asians. Sorry if my remark is not true. This remark is not aimed at newspapers. Their coverage are far more than in the ordinary affairs. Thank you. Well, all I can do is to pray for Tuan Phuoc Le. permalink Received 08/10/2005 12:49from philippe.vo-cong-tri [at] wanadoo [dot] fr Discovery safe return to Earth As of yesterday safe landing of the spacecraft Discovery in California. Well done ! Despite the odds, Nasa and spacecraft team, managed to repair the shield and brought the spacecraft and crew safely back to Earth. I hope that Nasa and Government won’t curtail budget for the future spaceflights. It is very important that space projects carry on for the goodness of Mankind. I think about knowledge and advance in technologies brought by such projects. All to the benefits for Men and Earth biosphere. Links: Discovery back to Earth Discovery return permalink Received 08/10/2005 08:03from philippe.vo-cong-tri [at] wanadoo [dot] fr Bad people - 80/20 principle (cf. Vilfredo Pareto) Good day, Contents: 1) Introduction 2) Bad people 3) Conclusions 4) Appendix 1) Introduction: Today, I would like to share my point of view about bad People. The definition of bad People is difficult to describe extensively. It can be only a personal point of view, determined by my own experience. I cannot take it for granted to the rest of you, those who read my blog. Well, I live in Europe, Switzerland (Geneva), and France. I have both nationalities. I am very proud of my countries. That doesn’t mean that I can bypass the irking of some of by countrymen. I am not a profitor of my countries’s social welfares. Two of the best of the Worlds. I am not a refugee. Peace to them. I worked very hard, so I could be proud of me and show gratitude to my countries, where I was educated and formed to work for the excellencies. Now that I am at the dawn of retirement, I doublecheck by introinspection my "parcours". I think that was a good averaged one. Because I have almost achieved most of my goals. As one cannot predict events, or imperfectly, there is still a case for me to battle or struggle: bad People. 2) Bad People: I am quite sure, that many of us (the aliens), have bad experience with the wickidness from bad people. Those who disagree, I bethink the later are not mingling with "ordinary" people at work or socialities. Roughly, I may say that there are 20 percent of bad people. This accounts by experience. The 80/20 pertains to one of the Pareto’s laws ( A Italian economist: 1848 - 1923). I was impressed by this 80/20 law, during my study of Economy. Now, I will dig up my own experience of bad people. In everyday life, whenever and wherever I go and do, I encounter bad people. The bad people, in my view, are those with bad manners, be it by actions or talkings. Just because of my alien look. It happens in supermarkets, coffee shops, movies houses, car driving, social events (where we are supposed to be welcomed to participate). I am a "victim" as well as a witness of wrongdoings to other people. Roughly twenty percents of the time spent outside my home, I experienced it. Not a single day, I have not experienced the bad actions- This is to say that, apart from my own unwitty mistakes done,where I may deserve this kind of agressiveness, one out of five people has bad conduct towards me. This, I resent as gratuitous agressions. Some will say that I am paranoid. But, what about agressivity actions ? Just a simple example: When I go to a supermarket, one that I rarely go into. When I go randomly at a counter to pay my purchases, I am waiting my turn at customer queue. The lady at the counter is very nice and polite saying to the custoners "have a good day" (europeans). When I come up to the counter, the lady face has changed from amicable to sour face. No words of welcome. No smile. Not even looking at my face. After paying my puchases. I say good bye. No response from the lady. She stays mumb. If it happens, that the following customer has a european face, the lady at the counter changes with her usual smile and welcoming. This happens to me, twenty percent (roughly) of the time I passed to a shop. So, please do not tell me that I am paranoid. The 80/20 percent is reversed whenever there were very bad circumstances. For example, during political campaigns. Some campaigns did really matter to the people. To what amount, that I can not say. During these "bad" campaigns, I encountered agressivity and bad manners eighty percent of the times. This is true as well, whenever "bad" news are purported by the mass media. Another example. As you may know, in Switzerland the first polical party is UDC (Union démocatique du centre), an agrarian polical and nationalistic party. UDC has allegedly 20 percent voters. After they won places in parliament, "bad" people are overtly misconducting, even in "International Geneva" Canton. Mostly in the cosy left side of the Leman Lake. In France, by the last presidency campaign, when Mr. Le pen (FN), an extremist right wing nationalist leader, was running against Mr. Chirac, misconducting manners arised to 80 percent of the times. When Mr. Chirac won the presidency. Misconducting manners went down to 20%. My experiences. In Switzerland,I have not seen it since the last nationalistic trend, during the early 1980’s, with Mr. Schartzenbach and co. and the byfproduct "les Vigilants" in Geneva, making hard life for lower and middleclass working foreigners. In Geneva (Switzerland) only, diplomats, rich foreigners, onusian’s workers were welcomed. That was one of the reasons, decisive, that I decided to go back to France.; forcing my wife and kids (Swiss citizens), to follow me. By that time I was not a Swiss citizen yet. What abaffed me the most, by that time, bad people were even agressive against French workers neighbours. ! An example: There were so many hatred against the neighboring french (Haute Savoie), that there were retaliation from the French. By that time, we have a secondary residence in neighboring France. So did many Swiss citizens (Funny, wasn’t it ?). Once a time, we were at our way to pass the borders, I don’t remember, the circumstances that led to a comical event. A French car, doubled our car, heading for the french borders. After passing the borders. it stopped harshly on the brakes. It blocked my car in the middle of the road. When he saw my face in his retrovisor, he started his car headon. Well, I had a car with Swiss immatriculations. I have plenty of this kind of stories. 3) Conclusions: The story I just wrote is for remembrance, for me for sure, but for other people like me, as well, who are frustrated by enduring such difficulties of life. I understand those feelings from "less" welcomed aliens ethnics. The misconducting acts rise up to 80 percent of the times. I was a witness of such acts. You have shown your courage, by coming here, despite the death toll, despite desperation, despite leaving your loving ones at home. Fight back if you are threatened for no apparent reasons Fight back directly to those who are threatening you, not to somebody else. The ones you strike back are traitors to the living. (I borrow the last four words from a well known title book). Give back to Ceasar what pertains to him (be it either badness or goodness). Harsch life. All I can say: Do not be afraid to respond whenever and/or wherever you encounter bad people . Most of them are cowards, they act like this because they think there are no risk for them, by experience. By experience, I always respond agressivity and miscomduct whenever, wherever they come. Of course, I always or try to excuse myself, if the agressivity is purported by my mistakes . This is to say, that I try not to blame other "healthy" people by my acts of retaliation. It is better to face directly with the wrongdoers. By experience, whenever I face the wrongdoers, most of the times, they won’t do the same mistakes again... Until next time. I do not blame only on Europeans, because I use to live among them most of my life. In other lands, I did encounter this kind of misconduct as well. , even in South Vietnam, as a witness against Chinese and minority ethnics during my childhood (till 11 years old). In France and Switzerland, there are laws against racism (overt). But nothing can protect minority be they aliens or citizens. against covert racism (such as the story written above. Those wicked people are cowards and cunning. As democracies, the countries have to promote by real acts for the minorities. That does not mean to give advantages to the said minorities over "natives", but give the formers the same treatments as "natives". Only real acts count for me. Only governments can do that. Not the privates. I don’t remember the name of the well known author’s citation: cunning is the weapon of the cowards (or something similar). I am sorry for forgetting the author’s name, 4) Appendix: 80/20 principle "Vilfredo Pareto bio permalink Received 08/01/2005 17:06from philippe.vo-cong-tri [at] wanadoo [dot] fr Linux multimedia setup: Gentoo, Fedora, Mandrake - upd Aug 20 2005 Contents: 1) Introduction 2) Setup 3) Usage 4) Firefox addendum 5) Caveats 6) KDE 3.4.1 (Gentoo) 7) Mozilla plugins example 8) links 1) Introduction I want to have most multimedia features setup on Windows XP, for my Linuxes box. Realplayer Windows media Quicktime Macromedia flash Playing CD audio, DVD movies Streaming video and audio on the Web. .... Most of the things are done thru Mozilla/Firefox browser. 2) Setup: Normally, most of these installations steps could be done thru RPM packages from Linux distros. It’s advised to use the RPM of the related distros. The way I do is for testing or to get the latest applications, unvailable to a particular distro. For example, in my case I use Gentoo Linux, when the latest stable ebuilds are available, I emerge them. The setup was done primarily on Gentoo Linux. Make sure that your kernel has oss emulation, via alsa, arts. cf. oss emulation Flash, Realplayer, Java plugins are installed thru https://pfs.mozilla.org/plugins/ specifcally for Linux: linux plugins Install mozplugger: http://mozplugger.mozdev.org/ Install gxine plugin: from: linux plugins Read carefully, you must install the prerequisites before cf: a1) Mplayer setup: steps a2 to a5 . Read the Documentation at http://www.mplayerhq.hu/ All the following modules come from the mplayer site. a2) Install essential codecs package or all (all codecs for Linux x86 (Win32 .dll and Linux .so) at http://www4.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/d... a3) Install fonts Arial - Western (ISO 8859-1) (4 sizes) a4) Install default Skin. a5) Install MPlayer v1.0pre7 source at download page of: http://www.mplayerhq.hu/ Read the mplayer documentation. I use: ./configure —with-codecsdir=/usr/local/lib/codecs —enable-gui —enable-menu make install The gmplayer will be installed by default: /usr/local/bin/gmplayer. a6) Install http://mplayerplug-in.sourceforge.net/ 3) Usage: Point the Mozilla browser to a multimedia source e.g. http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/ Choose a streaming audio Radio,click on listen (Realplayer) Point the Mozilla browser to a wma format audio file e.g Phan Van Hung - 20 Nam (Wma audio) Or M. Jackson - Billy Jean (Wma audio) It will callup the mplayer plugin. Or if it ask to save or open with: Choose your gmplayer. With Mozilla, if it displays a message like: doesn’t know how to handle "application/octet-stream". Do: edit->preferences.>Navigator->Helper applications Click on “New type”, add in the field Mime Type “application/octet-stream” (without quotes). Add in the field “open it with:” “/usr/bin/mplayer” (without quotes).

4) Firefox addendum:

One can download: MediaPlayerconectivity

If your using firefox, take care as follows: Configure tool->MediaPlayerconectivity- Mine is; Config MediaPlayerconectivity

5) Caveats:

To see the plugins, launch Mozilla navigator. Help->About plugins.

Some time it is preferable to have the MozPlugger set before mplayer-plugin.

Because the mozilla navigator seems to scan its pluggins top-down wise. Depending on the ways certain web sites are setup, you may end up with the wrong pluggins, be it embedded in the web page.< To do this, just reinstall MozPlugger, So it will be set towards the top page of available pluggins. 6) KDE 3.4.1 (Gentoo): The Konqueror browser is quite good for handling multimedia. Once all necessary program modules for handling video and audio have been emerged (latest sync was done on August 15 2005). The konqueror browser handles the realpayer plugin differently than Mozilla/Firefox. In order to use the kde capabilities, some hints to do: - Do emerge gcc - Do emerge .Du world - emerge -Du kde, i.e to version 3.4.1 - emerge all the necessary libs (e.g. win32codecs, faad2, MPlayer/Xine/ffmpeg/ffserver/VDR ...). - emerge kmplayer - emerge kaffeine - emerge kplayer - emerge xine-lib gxine To configure the konqueror: Settings->Configure konqueror->known types Check the audio and video sections, there mome types can be bound to a particular player.

I found that kaffeine and kmplayer are the two players that are suited for my usage.

Anyway both are based or relied on mplayer.

Caveats: There are a catch 22 when updating to sys-devel/gcc-3.3.5.20050130-r1 and some players (mostly libs). Look at theGentoo forum.

7) Mozilla plugins example:

Installed plug-ins Find more information about browser plug-ins at Netscape.com. Help for installing plug-ins is available from plugindoc.mozdev.org. Shockwave Flash

File name: libflashplayer.so Shockwave Flash 7.0 r25

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash swf Yes application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player spl Yes QuickTime Plug-in 6.0, Windows Media Player Plugin are supported by mplayerplug-in

File name: mplayerplug-in.so mplayerplug-in 2.85 Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer JavaScript Enabled and Using GTK2 Widgets

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled video/quicktime Quicktime mov Yes video/x-quicktime Quicktime mov Yes image/x-quicktime Quicktime mov Yes video/quicktime Quicktime mp4 Yes video/quicktime Quicktime – Session Description Protocol sdp Yes application/x-quicktimeplayer Quicktime mov Yes video/x-ms-asf-plugin Windows Media asf,asx Yes video/x-msvideo AVI avi Yes video/msvideo AVI avi Yes application/x-mplayer2 WMV wmv Yes video/x-ms-wm MSNBCPlayer asf Yes application/x-ms-wmv Microsoft WMV video wmv Yes video/x-ms-asf MS ASF video asf,asx Yes video/x-ms-wmv Microsoft WMV video wmv Yes video/x-ms-wmp Windows Media wmp Yes video/x-ms-wvx Windows Media wvx Yes audio/x-ms-wax Windows Media wax Yes audio/x-ms-wma Windows Media wma Yes application/x-drm-v2 Windows Media asx Yes audio/wav Microsoft wave file wav Yes audio/x-wav Microsoft wave file wav Yes application/smil SMIL smil Yes video/mpeg MPEG mpg,mpeg Yes audio/mpeg MPEG mpg,mpeg Yes video/x-mpeg MPEG mpg,mpeg Yes video/x-mpeg2 MPEG2 mpv2,mp2ve Yes audio/mpeg MPEG mpg,mpeg Yes audio/x-mpeg MPEG mpg,mpeg Yes audio/mpeg2 MPEG audio mp2 Yes audio/x-mpeg2 MPEG audio mp2 Yes audio/mpeg3 MPEG audio mp3 Yes audio/x-mpeg3 MPEG audio mp3 Yes audio/mp3 MPEG audio mp3 Yes video/mp4 MPEG 4 Video mp4 Yes application/x-ogg Ogg Vorbis Media ogg Yes audio/ogg Ogg Vorbis Audio ogg Yes application/ogg Ogg Vorbis / Ogg Theora ogg Yes video/fli FLI animation fli,flc Yes video/x-fli FLI animation fli,flc Yes video/vnd.vivo VivoActive viv,vivo Yes application/x-nsv-vp3-mp3 Nullsoft Streaming Video nsv Yes

gxine starter plugin

File name: gxineplugin.so will start external gxine media player for embedded media streams

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled video/mpeg MPEG animation mpeg, mpg, mpe Yes video/x-mpeg MPEG animation mpeg, mpg, mpe Yes audio/mpeg2 MPEG audio mp2 Yes audio/x-mpeg2 MPEG audio mp2 Yes audio/mpeg3 MPEG audio mp3 Yes audio/x-mpeg3 MPEG audio mp3 Yes audio/mpeg MPEG audio mpa,abs,mpega Yes audio/x-mpeg MPEG audio mpa,abs,mpega Yes video/quicktime Quicktime animation mov,qt Yes video/x-quicktime Quicktime animation mov,qt Yes video/msvideo AVI animation avi Yes video/x-msvideo AVI animation avi Yes application/x-mplayer2 mplayer2 asf,asx,asp Yes video/x-ms-asf-plugin mms animation asf,asx,asp Yes audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin Real audio rpm Yes audio/x-ogg OGG Media ogg,ogm Yes audio/x-scpls MPEG audio pls Yes MozPlugger 1.7.1

File name: mozplugger.so MozPlugger version 1.7.1, written by Fredrik Hübinette and Louis Bavoil . For documentation on how to configure mozplugger, check the man page. (type man mozplugger) Configuration file: /etc/mozpluggerrc Helper binary: mozplugger-helper Controller binary: mozplugger-controller MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled video/mpeg MPEG animation mpeg, mpg, mpe Yes video/x-mpeg MPEG animation mpeg, mpg, mpe Yes video/x-mpeg2 MPEG2 animation mpv2, mp2ve Yes video/mp4 MPEG4 animation mp4 Yes video/msvideo AVI animation avi Yes video/x-msvideo AVI animation avi Yes video/fli FLI animation fli, flc Yes video/x-fli FLI animation fli, flc Yes application/x-mplayer2 Windows Media wmv,asf,mov Yes video/x-ms-asf Windows Media asf,asx,wma,wax,wmv,wvx Yes video/x-ms-wmv Windows Media wmv Yes application/x-quicktimeplayer Quicktime animation mov Yes image/x-macpaint Quicktime animation pntg,mov Yes video/quicktime Quicktime animation mov,qt Yes video/x-quicktime Quicktime animation mov,qt Yes video/x-theora OGG stream with video ogg Yes video/theora OGG stream with video ogg Yes video/ogg OGG stream with video ogg Yes video/x-ogg OGG stream with video ogm,ogv Yes audio/mid MIDI audio file midi,mid Yes audio/x-mid MIDI audio file midi,mid Yes audio/midi MIDI audio file midi,mid Yes audio/x-midi MIDI audio file midi,mid Yes audio/mp3 MPEG audio mp3 Yes audio/x-mp3 MPEG audio mp3 Yes audio/mpeg2 MPEG audio mp2 Yes audio/x-mpeg2 MPEG audio mp2 Yes audio/mpeg3 MPEG audio mp3 Yes audio/x-mpeg3 MPEG audio mp3 Yes audio/mpeg MPEG audio mpa,abs,mpega Yes audio/x-mpeg MPEG audio mpa,abs,mpega Yes audio/x-ogg OGG audio ogg Yes application/x-ogg OGG audio ogg Yes application/ogg OGG audio ogg Yes audio/basic Basic audio file au,snd Yes audio/x-basic Basic audio file au,snd Yes audio/wav Microsoft wave file wav Yes audio/x-wav Microsoft wave file wav Yes audio/x-pn-wav Microsoft wave file wav Yes audio/x-pn-windows-acm Microsoft wave file wav Yes audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin RealPlayer Plugin Metafile rpm Yes audio/x-pn-realaudio Realaudio-plugin resource locator ra,rm,ram Yes audio/x-realaudio RealAudio file ra,rm,ram Yes application/vnd.rn-realmedia RealMedia file rm Yes application/smil RealPlayer smi Yes audio/vnd.rn-realaudio RealAudio file ra,ram Yes audio/vnd.rn-realvideo RealVideo file rv Yes audio/x-ms-wax Windows Media wax,wma Yes image/sun-raster SUN raster image rs Yes image/x-sun-raster SUN raster image rs Yes image/x-rgb RGB Image rgb Yes image/x-portable-pixmap PPM Image ppm Yes image/x-portable-graymap PGM Image pgm Yes image/x-portable-bitmap PBM Image pbm Yes image/x-portable-anymap PBM Image pnm Yes image/tiff TIFF image tiff,tif Yes image/x-tiff TIFF image tiff,tif Yes application/pdf PDF file pdf Yes application/x-pdf PDF file pdf Yes text/pdf PDF file pdf Yes text/x-pdf PDF file pdf Yes application/x-dvi DVI file dvi Yes application/x-rtf Rich Text Format rtf Yes application/rtf Rich Text Format rtf Yes text/rtf Rich Text Format rtf Yes application/x-msword Microsoft Word Document doc, dot Yes application/msword Microsoft Word Document doc, dot Yes application/vnd.ms-excel Microsoft Excel Document xls, xlb Yes application/vnd.sun.xml.writer OpenOffice Writer 6.0 documents sxw Yes application/so7_vnd.sun.xml.writer OpenOffice Writer 7.0 documents sxw Yes application/vnd.sun.xml.writer.template OpenOffice Writer 6.0 templates stw Yes application/vnd.sun.xml.writer.global OpenOffice Writer 6.0 global documents sxg Yes application/vnd.stardivision.writer StarWriter 5.x documents sdw Yes application/vnd.stardivision.writer-global StarWriter 5.x global documents sgl Yes application/x-starwriter StarWriter 4.x documents sdw Yes application/vnd.sun.xml.calc OpenOffice Calc 6.0 spreadsheets sxc Yes application/so7_vnd.sun.xml.calc OpenOffice Calc 7.0 spreadsheets sxc Yes application/vnd.sun.xml.calc.template OpenOffice Calc 6.0 templates stc Yes application/vnd.stardivision.calc StarCalc 5.x spreadsheets sdc Yes application/x-starcalc StarCalc 4.x spreadsheets sdc Yes application/vnd.sun.xml.draw OpenOffice Draw 6.0 documents sxd Yes application/so7_vnd.sun.xml.draw StarOffice Draw 7.0 documents sxc Yes application/vnd.sun.xml.draw.template OpenOffice Draw 6.0 templates std Yes application/vnd.stardivision.draw StarDraw 5.x documents sda Yes application/x-stardraw StarDraw 4.x documents sda Yes application/vnd.sun.xml.impress OpenOffice Impress 6.0 presentations sxi Yes application/so7_vnd.sun.xml.impress StarOffice 7.0 Impress presentations sxi Yes application/vnd.sun.xml.impress.template OpenOffice Impress 6.0 templates sti Yes application/vnd.stardivision.impress StarImpress 5.x presentations sdd Yes application/vnd.stardivision.impress-packed StarImpress Packed 5.x files sdp Yes application/x-starimpress StarImpress 4.x presentations sdd Yes application/vnd.ms-powerpoint PowerPoint Slideshow ppt Yes application/mspowerpoint PowerPoint Slideshow ppt, ppz, pps, pot Yes application/vnd.sun.xml.math OpenOffice Math 6.0 documents sxm Yes application/so7_vnd.sun.xml.math StarOffice 7.0 Math documents sxm Yes application/vnd.stardivision.math StarMath 5.x documents smf Yes application/x-starmath StarMath 4.x documents smf Yes Default Plugin

File name: libnullplugin.so The default plugin handles plugin data for mimetypes and extensions tha t are not specified and facilitates downloading of new plugins.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled * All types .* Yes Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible

File name: nphelix.so Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible version 0.4.0.546 built with gcc 3.2.0 on Apr 1 2005< br /> MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin RealPlayer Plugin Metafile rpm Yes Java(TM) Plug-in Blackdown-1.4.2-01

File name: libjavaplugin_oji.so Blackdown Java-Linux Java(TM) Plug-in 1.4.2

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-java-vm Java Yes application/x-java-applet Java Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.1 Java Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.1 Java Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.2 Java Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.3 Java Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.2 Java Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.1 Java Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.2 Java Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.3 Java Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.3.1 Java Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.4 Java Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.1 Java Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.2 Java Yes application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.4.2 Java Yes application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.4.2_01 Java Yes application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.4.2_02 Java Yes application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.4.2_03 Java Yes application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.4.2_04 Java Yes application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.4.2_05 Java Yes application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.4.2_06 Java Yes application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.4.2_07 Java Yes application/x-java-bean Java Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.1 Java Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.1 Java Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.2 Java Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.3 Java Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.2 Java Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.2.1 Java Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.2.2 Java Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.3 Java Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.3.1 Java Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.4 Java Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.4.1 Java Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.4.2 Java Yes application/x-java-bean;jpi-version=1.4.2 Java Yes application/x-java-bean;jpi-version=1.4.2_01 Java Yes application/x-java-bean;jpi-version=1.4.2_02 Java Yes application/x-java-bean;jpi-version=1.4.2_03 Java Yes application/x-java-bean;jpi-version=1.4.2_04 Java Yes application/x-java-bean;jpi-version=1.4.2_05 Java Yes application/x-java-bean;jpi-version=1.4.2_06 Java Yes application/x-java-bean;jpi-version=1.4.2_07 Java Yes Scalable Vector Graphics File name: libmozsvgdec.so Scalable Vector Graphics, as handled by RSVG-2.8.1. Views SVG images.

This is alpha software. It will probably behave in many situations, but may also ride your motorcycle, drink all your milk, or use your c omputer to browse porn. Comments, feature requests, and patches are welcome.

See http://librsvg.sourceforge.net/ for information.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled image/svg+xml Scalable Vector Graphics svg Yes image/svg-xml Scalable Vector Graphics svg Yes image/svg Scalable Vector Graphics svg Yes image/vnd.adobe.svg+xml Scalable Vector Graphics svg Yes text/xml-svg Scalable Vector Graphics svg Yes

8) Links:

There is a documentation on kplayer available.> In fact, it is quite useful to understand the environment of kde for the sound and video stuffs; it is helpful to detect and correct failures in kplayer and other players as well .

kplayer howto

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Agnes, Khaled, Mireille: June 2005

Agnes, Khaled, Mireille: June 2005

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Aunt Huguette, Mireille and me. Paris 16/06/05

Our visit to Paris 13eme – France (My home area: where I came from)

Aunt Huguette’s husband is Rémy, my Uncle. Uncle Rémy (rest in peace) was a former military colonel serving the South Vietnamese Government. He was a POW after the 1975 debacle, for 10 years. When he was released for “humanity” reasons, France has received him and his family . Hail to his brave family, and thank you France.

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The West moves to justify and continue its imperialist past -upd August 10,2005

1) Introduction 2) Discussion 3) Conclusions 4) Index of empires

1) Introduction:

The article “The West moves to justify and continue its imperialist past” written by Junious Ricardo Stanton can be seen at: http://www.sfbayview.com/071305/the…

Quote from the article: “President Jacques Chirac’s right-leaning Union for a Popular Movement (UMP), demanded that teachers at schools all over the country and textbooks emphasize “the positive role (played by) France overseas, especially in the Maghreb region” in North Africa ”

First of all, I would like to remember you, that I am a Frenchman. No really a 100% “pure” one.

I am just angered by reading the article. I take responsability from what follows.

2) Discussion;

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This is only to soothe the French bad conscience. It’s an autosuggestion remedy.

Barbarians they were, barbarians they stay put. It’s written in their genes, as will say the extremist right wings.

Just because they owe so much to Rome. The later owed from Greece. The later owed much from ancient Egypt …

Well, well.

But, hopefully there are intelligent and sensitive people around there to go against the trend. The former cited barbarians will say that the intelligent and sensitive people are not of pure european stocks (like myself).

The cited Western Europeans countries (France, Britain, and their successor the USA) are maintaining a kind of modern colonialism, thru the G8.

PS: The USA have not colonized countries per se. They represent a new kind of imperialism, never seen before. To me, they are not as ruthless as the Europeans. On the positive side, they have learned very quickly, not to follow the ways of their former colonisators (the British) and cousins. One cannot compare PAX Americana to the PAX Romana and the Europeans Empires. They are no more Europeans per se, because of the melting pot things. Even not so old mistakes they have made, their abilities of willingness to change are fascinating. They just do it. To my knowledge, none other countries have done so.

Remember, the marshall plans in Europe. Remember the ways they did to battered Japan, now a prosperous country, proud of their technical skills. Remember Vietnam, now they have established “good” relationships and willing to help. They just do it.

To my puny knowledge, none have done so in the past.

As I understand, the Western countries would span from Germany to the USA.

That is really silly state of affairs. Would like to compare with the antiquity of Greek, Rome empires ? Followed by muslims and Ottoman empires ?

Would they like to compare with their other predecessor empires ?

They are just plain envious countries, inferiority complex minded.

Have they forgotten what the Muslims Empire had brought to them ?

The Muslims brought to you Philosophy, Sciences developed partially from saved ancient greek manuscripts.

They brought to you arabic numerals, zero from Hindis, in tellectual revivals ?

You, the barbarians stole secret science from the Chinese (Powder, paper, paper currency, silk, mechanical printing machines …?)

How dare you telling, that your conquest has made a better world, right now ?

As far as I know, one was not born civilized, good mannered, educated or vile.

Have you forgotten your civilized ways had spawn the Holocaust during the second world war ? That you are supposedly fought against ?

I am only a layman of History. But as far I am concerned, since the European countries started to conquer the “World” since 16th century, they have brought misery, mass murdering if not only destroyed all people cultures they came across, raping women, pillaging ?

They brought illness to the populations, irrespect to other way of life ,religions.

Look at the outcome of their so-called civilisation brought to the conquered countries, as it is today (21st century)

All of those countries are still underdeveloped and poors, because of you.

Europeans are like the locusts. Wherever they go, it becomes a nightmare.

Stay at home, and if you are travelling abroad, go HOME, murderers.

You are spoiling wherever you are going.

You think that you are brilliant and civilized ? Nay, not to me.

It’s true, that some good men tried to help indigeneous by bringing western medecine, modern science (refrained by tycoons and political nomenclatura (most of them were the same), to make the indigeneous stupid, ignorant,obedient, so they would work harder,no sense of independance, lies). But they were few and often sneered by their own countrymen, the “conquerors”. (I was a witness of that, not a long time ago) Who remember that most of those good men and women worked against colonial admistrations orders ? .

Only a few of the colonized countries, courageous, high tempered, proud of their cultures managed to expell them beyond the seas.

They have managed to retain and improve their culture, and way of life they deemed best fit.

Such a state of mind will always get backfired. It’s only a matter of time and opportunity.

One cannot dishonor people forever.

I only ask you, how do you feel about dishonor brought by another human being to you, even by one of your countrymen.?

How do you feel, when you are not welcomed ? and you asked why ?

Only cowardice retain you to take revenge.

Civilized does not mean developing technical artefacts only. The mind must follows suit.

You are christians, so I believe. What do think how the Almighty will judge your acts of barbarism ?

By reading books which make references to a particular author. So I just have started to read the book written by an American, Francis Fukuyama: “The end of History and the last Man”. On one of the passages, about Hegel’s thinking, I roughly quote: “Thus, the Roman Empire collapsed because it established the Universal Equality law for all human beings, but without acknowledging their own rights and dignity.”

So, as a stupid frenchman, I would paraphasing the quote for the French Revolution (1789) idealism.

Thus, at the beginning, good humanly ideas and feats were achieved; at the end, greed and perversion remained.

4) Conclusions:

From what I have written, and rereading oftentimes, I came to the conclusions that the common characteristics of all those Empires might arose from the desire of REVENGE.

All the empires started after being attacked by unfriendly neighbours. They might be small feudal wars between clans at the beginnings. So to protect themselves they extend their territories. The conquered territories and their inhabitants might become the March borders, the remparts against scavengers, scouters.

With chance and victories, why not continue to expand further, making slaves to work for them in the fields and their households. So the victors could concentrate on military strategies and warfare. The famed leaders, were mostly taking revenge on the fate they have endured.

Just look at the Greeks battling each others (Sparte vs Athens).

Look at the Macedonian Alexander the Great. Look at Julius Caesar life. Look at Gengis Khan- Look at Napoleon the First. Look at the first Chinese Emperor (Qin). Etc …

The schema seems to be the same for the conquering nations. They have been invaded and occupied for a long time. If they rebuked to the invaders, one of the reasons, in my humble opinions, that the conquered populations were mistreated by the conquerors.

Later on, when their nations were powerful enough, they turned themselves into conquerors: Revenge and regain self esteem.

To regain self esteem and washed away remembered mistreatments, they have to do the same things at most, better if they could.

In a word: emulation and competition to be the best. With time, the conquests were adorned with Idealism, to justify the feats, for the good conscience.

Ruthlessness, greed, revenge, competition, idealism are in human’s nature.

For these simple reasons, I can not blame only on the Europeans alone, and a fortiori France, my country.

There I learned that an excerpt from history, without a 360 degrees view is warped and incomplete atmost, could be misinterpreted. That could be of catastrophic consequences.

The only way I see, that people have to be educated with the right materials.

It is always true,for me, that education is a form of freedom to the people.

Thanks to the Web and its creators: The last frontier of freedoom, to be informed and educated (well with the right materials, scientifically proved).

4) Index of empires: non exhaustive:

Some History links:

– Mesotamia
– Egyptians
– Greeks
– Romans
– Chinese
– Arabs
– Huns
– Mongols
– Ottomans
– French
– British
– Spanish
– Portuguese 1 – Portuguese 2
– Dutch
– Germans
– Incas
– Ghana
– Timbuktu
– – Vietnam (1) – Vietnam (2)

– AllEmpires

– Francis Fukuyama

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To the innocent victims of Madrid (2004) and London bombings (2005). NYC (2001)

One must not forget: World Trade Center Twin Towers Tragedy Sept 11, 2001 NYC Madrid (2004) London (07/07/2005)

I feel sorry for the victims, they were simple citizens. They, anomymous denizens, hapless workers under light beams.

I, a foreigner from my roots, feel ashamed to all of you. You shelter us despite though. No word, lament will it soothes.

Because of actions of the few, wherever they came, whomever rancor, hathred, madness fever, could justify bloodbath spew.

Men mastermind the Terror. Puppet Masters other victims; Turn them into murderer teams. Turn away from them, the Horror.

Turn away from them, the liars; In the name of the Holies. The Beast is behind the folies, Dawning the mask of holy friars.

Never catched, them, the powerful. Never injured like you. Sufferance is only for you. For us, simple beings, the World Soul.

Sad I am, for your hurted flesh, your fledged spirit going away. Your life stained from hayday. Left mourning, ire in the Mesh.

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Ave Maria. Rest in Peace. A little story of my mother’s life and family.

Upd: April 10, 2006

June 26th 2003. The day my mother passed away.

My Mother’s name was Marie Vo Thi Tri. Later, She wants to have the same patronym as her forebears, aka Marie Vo cong tri.

Mournful I am. Angered I am.

Hail to mother’s courage (mère courage).

I love you, mother.

Brief story of her life:

1925-1945:

She was born at Trà Vinh, Cochinchina (ex-south Viêtnam), in August 1925.

Her family was a wealthy landlord in the area of the province Trà Vinh. Her father sent her and one of his sons in France to pursue education.

Her brother managed later to enter the military school Saint-Cyr.

By the time he ended his school, he was Captain.

My mother was sent to a famed Catholic school for young girls, in the suburbs of Paris.

During the second World War (1940-1945), she was ousted from the school. Her father has been made prisonner of war against the Japanese. All her family was out of resources.

My mother escaped and find refuge in Britain (Bretagne, north west of France), sheltered at the home of one of her many french friends schoolmates.

1945-1951:

After the war, she met my father, who was studying Medecine in Paris. His name is Lam Trong Thuc. His family seemed to fare better than my mother’s family during the wartime. He was budhist.

They fell madly in love, according to one of my Uncles (René). My uncle received later on as gardian of the many letters exchanged between my forebears.

By that time, in Paris, my father, his best buddy (a nephew of the late Emperor of Viet-Nam, His Majesty Bao Dai), my mother and her friend (which is an ALsacian woman,later became the wife of the said buddy) were always together. His buddy and his wife have a daughter, some years later. I was like a brother for their daughter, during later years, when I went back to France.

My mother became pregnant during 1950. My father went back to Viet-Nam, during 1951.

Possibly, under the pressures of my father’s family,he abandoned my mother and her baby. Because my mother’s family who is French has lost her fortune, and the lands were confiscated after the 1954 Geneva agreement.

That means for me that my father’s family managed to get get their ways under the Government of the South Vietnamese Republic (Viêt nam công hòa). My father’s family was well placed, rich and well educated (his father was a physician).

My mother fled France for Belgium by late 1950, with few resources, with the help of my Aunt Madeleine, who came from Vietnam to help her, and Soeur Helena a Belgian nun.

And here I was in 1951, outhere in the ugly world. I was born in Belgium in Uccle (Flemish city). The Belgian Catholic nuns were taking care of me during my first three years.

1951-1962:

My mother was forced and willing to have a honest job. For this, she has to learn and get diplomas.

Just after my birth, she went to England, as a Jeune-fille-au-pair (family helper student).

Once she learned and got what she wanted, she brought me to Vietnam in 1954, by boat liner. Her family was mine. They lived in Saigon suburb Tan-Dinh (Rue Mayer).

In Saigon, my mother managed to get a job as stewardess at ground for Panam Airlines.

Later on, Air France offered a job as flight attendent on airplanes.

By that time, my mother told me that only two of them (aka Cochinchinese indigeneous) were offered as flight attendants for Air France.

By that time, my father got married to another woman, an offspring of a wealthy family.

In Saigon, the family wanted to recover her Honor, because of me.

Because my Mother was too proud to beg, aunt Madeleine (my mother’s younger sister), decided to ask reparation to my father. There were threatenings from my father side.

There was an agreement between both parties.

My childhood in Saigon was happy. My mother’s family was very kind with me. I lived with my Grand-ma, my Uncle René (who later become a physician doctor (western way), my aunt Paulette (now in France), my two cousines, Bê and Sophie.

From time to time, all the family went to Trà Vinh, the berth of my family. There was a splendid hacienda. And the Catholic Church, built by my family.

Bé, later on went to live in the US with her husband and child, in the 90’s.

I remember that my mother brought back from her job, as flight attendent, many goods and moneys to help raising me.

I was sent to the catholic school in Saigon, école Tabert.

During my childhood in Vietnam, my family kept let me know who was my father and his family.

By that time my aunt Madeleine, married to a French physician (André Montagnac. They brought me them wherever they went, with their daughters.

My father died from cancer, when I was somewhere 7 or 9 years old. My family tried to fix on my shirt a mourning brassard. I stubbornely refused to bear it. My buddies kept asking me where was my father. I was unable to answer to that question. I felt ashamed. Who are saying that children at this age could not distinguish facts of life as such ?

My father’s brother was in the Justice department (a Mr. Lam Le Thinh), and I met him once. >br />. I don’t know why I was brought there to see him.

. 1962-2003:

By the end of 1961, I was sent back to France. There we were living at the town Thiais, South of Paris. One of my uncles, Gaston, was living with us. He became an Chimist engineer.

I was sent to a boarding school, just after my arrival in France. Well, a catholic boarding school. Montargis, Loiret (France).

I have had some very good friends there. Particularly Jacques Gaillard . He and his family invited me to their home whenever I was unable to get to my mother’s home, since she was flying for her job.

I stay at the boarding school four years.

At the age of fourteen, my mother brought me back to live with her in Paris.

By that time, she fighted the public estabhishment by sending me to follow an Electronics private school.

The public establishment after a so-called, aptitude test, said to my mother that all I can do was to be an electrical solderer. No way to access a public school for a higher education.

At the private Electronics school, I met my best friends: J.P. Robert and J.P. Veillard.

From time to time she sent me to summer schools in England,to Washington DC (her schoolmate lived there, she was married an US Airforce pilot), in San Francisco, Mexico and New-York. For several years, summer time jobs in that city.

My mother sent me for a visit in Marocco to one of friends, one French schoolmate, who was a nurse.

During that time, of course, I met again my aunt Madeleine and her family. Firstly in France and then in the French west indies islands, where they lived for several years.

I met my uncles’families, in Marseille and Paris

. My mother sent me during hollidays to her old French friends, in France and beyond.

By 1969-1970, she became ill from duty. She was declared inapt to pursue her career as flight attendent (Air France). She lost her job. No resources, except a pension from Air France. She had to wait for a long time, before Air France agreed to give it to her.

The reason, she has a courageous French woman inside the company lobbying for her.

I managed to get my Electonics diplomas, bachelor, in 1973.

My mother was relieved for my future.

I met my wife, in Greece, in vacation. She was coming from Switzerland.

In Switzerland, my lethargical spirit waked up (because the French ambiance , I used to live under ?). I love that country for a time.

My mother was so proud, that she refused to get the public retirement pension , which all working citizens could pretend at the age of 60.

During her illness (cancer), she was dued to pass away several times.She has been hospilized often times Her sufferance was unbearable. But she fought with all her strength and faith in God and Holy Virgin.

From the day of her illness to her passaway, she never talked and let me know about her illness. The word was conveyed to all of my family . This was to protect me.

With the tenderness and long time companion, she has had a seemingly normal life as a couple of husband and wife.

All her life, since my birth, she refused to get married. Because of me.

The companion’s name is André. A Frenchman. A high flyer in Business and well known in the milieu. He was with her, as far as I remember, since my childhood in France. Thank you, André, for what you have done for my mother.

Whenever I was willing to listen to her (oh yes, stupid youngster), she told me stories of her life and my family tales. She has met a cousine, who was a Catholic nun in Africa for many years. I inherited many african statues that my mother brought back.

My Aunt Madelène and her French husband, have two daughters. One fares well in her study in the US as interpret. She is married to a French Businessman. They have two kids. The husband’family is related to a well known perfume and luxury articles in Paris. Both of the kids fare well in their study. One is still studying at The famed “Ecole des mines” school, in Paris . The other get a license in Communications, and works now for a TV station.

One of my aunts had her life spoiled by a coward vietnamese, her husband. My aunt’s husband was an Airfighter pilot under the South Vitenamese Government . I met him once, before I left for France and before they got married. Later, I don’t know the time frame. My mother told me, that my aunt’s husband left her when she has lost her baby. Later on, my aunt adopted a daughter. They now are living in France, with her many grand-children. They are half-breed. Her daughter, my cousine, was married to a half-breed vietnamese, who was passed away some years ago. One of kids, will go embrass a French military career. Others are still studying at public or specialized schools . Well, all can say is that my aunt’s daughter is a courageous and working woman.

When my uncle Gaston (rest in peace), get back to France with his family. He has to restart study as Computer Scientist in order to get a job. When in Vietnam, he worked for Royal Dutch shell, as a Chemist Engineer. His son, my cousin, became an expert accpuntant as well as computer scientist.

My Uncle, René, was back in France as well, with his family. He was a physician in Vietnam. In France, his diploma was not recognized. So he started a whole cursus to get his Medecine diploma. Their daughter, managed to get a Phd. in laws, at Marseille. I don’t know why the Professor (a French) responsible for her thesis, got all his time to deliver her Diploma (at least one year after her pasage to the thesis jury . Could you french bastards tell me why ? After the *paper Diploma*, she waited another year to find a job. At last, she got her job at a public facility. My mother loved her very much. My Uncle’s René son, got a degree in Computer Sciences. He was able to find a short term job in Monaco ! Could you tell me, french bastards, why ? His wife’s family are around the world (USA,Australia, Germany…).

My Uncle Rémy (rest in peace), a Colonel military in the South-Vietnamese Arm forces, a regional administer. He was made prisonner during the 1975 disaster.He was detained in reeducation camp for more than ten years. Despite the fact that he was trained in the USA, the American seemed to forget him. Because he was not a high ranking member of the South Vietnamese nomenclatura (therefore behind a cosy Desk and armchair in Saigon ?). Who cares about him ? except his family. My uncle Rémy and his wife,Huguette, have had many children. When they arrived in France, they were put in a transit camp. At least I know for sure, from my Aunt Huguette, the two of them was living, for a short time at my mother’s home. One of the children, got a Engineer from Ecole Centale de PARIS. Before he was able access to the famed school, he and his family, have had to fight, stubbornly to get private tuition in french. Despite the fact that he has a Engineering degree, no one in Paris offers him a decent job.

I don’t not forget Oanh and other cousins. They fare well in their professions. One of my cousin married to a Philippina.

My Uncle Georges, an retired accountant for a French bank,and his family fare well in their life. One son, whom my mother and myself are gofather/godmother, married to a Thaï woman.

My Uncle Valentin (rest in peace), and his numerous children live at Marseille. Most of the children fare well. One son became Professor in foreign languages. He married to a Dutch woman. He has several children A Daughter, became a high ranking officer in the French Customs Administatration.

Suffice to say, that the French part of my family has brought back to France most of its members from Vietnam.

This was done with the lead of my Aunt Madelène, by lobbying the French Governement, with the help of her huband and many French tight-knitted friends.

Hail to them all.

You are definitly not the bastards I just(ify) described.

Conclusions:

a) My mother was intelligent enough to avert jealousy, gossipping bad mouth. Mostly from the French. b) She saved my future, by sending in the best schools as she could. Despite all the harassment, and puny French. c) She managed to buy a condo home, with her money earned till her illness from duty. Still, administrative harassment, refused to deliver the property certificate. I got it by shouting, after her passaway ! Her home was bought, since 1960! d) She was a patriot. For France, despite of all. e) She made me a French. f) She made me a proud man. No fear. Strong. Good values cared. g) I hate the French for what happened to her, even during her illness. h) I am French (we have french blood in our veins), so I must discard those bad guys from the good ones. If not so, I will hate myself. The 80/20 principle. I have to think twice or more oftentimes, for each minute passing by, for each bad encounter. In the balance, there are more good French samaritains than the bad ones. This is possible only by retroinspect of family memories and oneself experience. Take time to think and analyse. i) I hate my father’s family (Lam Le Trinh, the brother of my father) for a long time. But since yesterday (March 7 2006), somebody has contacted me. I know now, that I have one brother and two sisters. I dont’t hate you, brother and sisters. I love you.

As of yesterday (March 23 2006), I was able to contact my Uncle Lam Le Trinh, in the US.

Well, it is quite a surprise that my Uncle Lam Le Trinh makes me feel at ease. Warmed welcome.

He has made me known to the rest of the Lam family. He told me that my cousins and allied members are a little UN by themselves. I am pleased.

I am very proud of the Lam family. I understand better what’s happened. It is quite the opposite of what I thought. I was not left behind by my father Thuc. Dad, I love you. It’s pity that I was not able to see you.

I am happy now. Wounds abated.

I have no more hate towards my father family.

I just want to understand and go ahead.

j) Until my mother’s passing away to a better life, she was loyal to her friendships. Many of her schoolmates were regularly in contact with her.

k) Thank you to my Grand.ma, aunts Madeleine,Paulette, uncles René,Valentin, Gaston, Rémy … For making what I am. l) I hope that all the sufferances and ignominies that my family has endured and despite all the odds and that most of us have surmounted, will stay in the memories of our descendants.

Just go ahead to where one thinks is good and avoid being snared by fallacies.

m) Good People never tell aloud about their goodness. Never. Good People are everywhere, in all countries I used to visit and live. . They do it by acts. I have to detect it indirectly. Keep the facts in my memories.

n) Lastly, I thank to my mother’s trustworthy French friends.

Amen.

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Diaspora vietnamienne de 1900 à nos jours

1) Introduction 2) Mes remarques a)Où il est question des vietnamiens ou indochinois non français. b) Où il est question de ceux qui ont servis la France. 3) Conclusions

1) Introduction: Au fil de mes “butinages” sur la toile, je suis tombé sur un dossier de l’agence d’information des missions étrangères de Paris (France). Ledit dossier concerne une étude intitulée: “LA DIASPORA VIETNAMIENNE EN FRANCE UN CAS PARTICULIER : LA REGION PARISIENNE

par Lam Thanh Liem et Jean Maïs Date de parution: Octobre 1995.

En fait, l’étude est très complète. Il est fait état d’une panorama mondiale de la diaspora vietnamienne depuis la première guerre mondiale (1914-1918) jusqu’à nos jours . Le dossier est à l’adresse suivante: LA DIASPORA VIETNAMIENNE EN FRANCE UN CAS PARTICULIER : LA REGION PARISIENNE

2) Mes remarques:

2-a)Où il question des vietnamiens ou indochinois non français. Or mon arrière grand-père est fonctionnaire dans l’administration coloniale en Cochinchine. Et il était français, ainsi que toute sa descendance.

J’ai une photo de mon arriière grand-père, portant fièrement ses décorations du mérite et militaires.

Ce qui signifie qu’il y avait des “indigènes” exotiques français, bien avant 1900.

Le berceau de notre famille se situe dans la province de Tra-Vinh. La famille faisait partie des “compradores”, cités par le document. Quelques uns de mes oncles (dont un était sorti de Saint Cyr) et ma mère en particulier étaient étudiants en France dans les années 40.

Quelques uns de mes oncles étaient fonctionnaires dans l’administration coloniale (Cochinchine), donc avant la période 1954.

Mon grand-père s’était battu contre les Japonais au Viêtnam et était fait prisonnier durant la deuxième guerre mondiale. . Après la guerre, il était décoré.

Durant la deuxième guerre mondiale, ma famille n’avait plus de ressources . Au Viêtnam (Sud), mes chères grand-mère et tante Madeleine ont dû faire les patissières pour subvenir la famille, fort nombreuse.

En France, ma mère a été mise à la porte du pensionnat catholique très connu (dont je tairais le nom), parce que son père n’envoyait plus les frais d’entretiens , puisqu’il était prisonnier de guerre.

Elle a dû s’enfuir à pieds vers la Bretagne et y a trouvé refuge grâce à une amie de pensionnat

. Comme quoi, il ne faudrait pas donner au bon Dieu sans confession , et qu’il n’y avait pas que des lâches et ordures.

Ma mère a toujours sa nationalité française, même après l’accord de Genève en 1954.

En effet, moi, son fils suis français seulement jusqu’à ma majorité civile. J’ai dû choisir ma nationalité à ce moment là.

De plus je suis né ni en France, ni au Vietnam, mais en Belgique (côté flamand). Ce qui fait de moi plus européen que la plupart des Français métropolitains. Quelle ironie, n’est-il pas ?

Le mécanisme de l’accord de Genève en 1954, permet à chaque “indigène” exotique français de choisir soit la nationalité Vietnamienne ou Française.

Ce qui veut dire pour moi que je ne suis pas vraiment français de facto.

Il y a malaise.

Et malheureusement, ce sentiment perdure encore aujourd’hui.

. Quoi qu’on en dise, la noblesse des valeurs républicaines n’est pas appliquée encore de nos jours.

Les vieux démons des vingt pour cent de français perdurent d’une génération à l’autre . C’est dans les gènes, comme diraient les FN (Ou bien FLN ? front de libération nationale au nom de la race supérieure).

Après on s’étonne comme les grenouilles de bénéditiers que les “exo-indigènes” et autres “macaques” français s’engagent dans des actions illicites et vont vers ceux qui les accueillent en frères.

Pour ma part, je garde en mémoire qu’il n’y a que 20% de crétins congénitaux que je dois surveiller à chaque instant.

Dérapage contrôlé et parabellum pacem.

2-b) Où il question de ceux qui ont servis la France. Le document cite quelques 50’000 indochinois soldats-ouvriers “importés” en France métropolitaine durant la Grande guerre.

Pour la deuxième guerre mondiale, le document cite 20’000 soldats-ouvriers, venant du Nord-Vietnam pour la plupart (Pour mémoire, le Nord Vietnam est un “protectorat”, ainsi que l’Annam).

En 1946, il n’en restait plus que 13’800. En 1951, il n’en restait plus que 3’000 sur le sol français. Merci la France `

Personne n’en parle ou presque

3) Conclusions Je remercie aux auteurs du document pour leur travail de recherche . Celà constitue pour moi une aide précieuse pour la mémoire de ma famille. J’arrive à un âge où le temps de reflexions est de mise. Pour mes enfants et petits enfants que j’espère avoir bientôt. J’ai oeuvré de toutes mes forces et convictions pour des pays que je croyais miens

. Est-ce en vain ?

Je suis très fier de ce que mes ancêtres ont achevés.

Il en est ainsi des membres familiaux encore en vie. J’ai des oncles médecins, cousins hauts fonctionnaires en France.

D’autres sont comptables, entrepreneurs, ingénieurs, enseignants, et d’autres moins chanceux, mais travailleurs honnêtes Je renie rien.

J’espère seulement que mon parcours personnel leur fasse honneur.

Je ne courbe pas la tête (parce que je risque d’attraper un torticoli) .

J’y veille jusqu’au dernier souffle.

La bêtise humaine est sans limite (j’en fais partie, rassurez-vous).

Mais la bêtise n’est pas maladie congénitale. La bêtise est soignable, pour autant qu’on le veuille.

Cette conclusion s’applique également à mon deuxième pays en l’occurence la SUISSE.

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Today Rock music in Vietnam

I found some interesting materials about Rock and metal music in Vietnam. 1) The following link enables one to start its journey: Rock in Vietnam 2) Web Links & Sample song from the group “Da Vang” (Yellow Skin). DaVang Site Song: Vong Tay Be Bạn 3) A song from UnlimiteD group: (I don’t know whether this group originates from Vietnam of abroad (Viêt Kieu). Sorry. Song: Wings of destiny 4) General link to vietnamese rock samples for listening one line: Rock bands

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Today Vietnamese singers from abroad.Upd Aug, 20 2005.

Contents:

I) Introduction; II) Foreigners singing in Vietnamese. III)Viet Kieu SIngers. IV) History V) Consclusion(s)

I) Introduction:

I would like to write about present day vietnamese singers from abroad (viêt kieu).

What interests me, is how they manage their multiple cultures. Do they continue their forebears music lore and /or trying to improve, to mix different trends.

Through my search on the web and shoppings, I came up with a couple of interesting stuff.

II) Foreigners singing in Vietnamese:

1) First of all, I came across an american female singer, her name is DALENA. She sings in vietnamese ! that was a surprise. I want to know more about that particular singer. So, I purchased a couples of CDs performed by her. Swell, I am really impressed by her performance. Her diction is by far, better than mine.

I am very sensitive that a foreigner comes to sing in a language very far aloft of her own (monosyllabical vs polysyllabical).

Here is the web link http://www.dalenanet.com. Best viewed with java plug-in and quicktime is required. There you can listen a sample of a song.

2) I came across recently, that there is a Dutch male singer, who sings in vietnamese. His name is Winfried Povel. Here is his web link: http://www.ajna.nl/casi.html The web page contains a sample of his songs. Quicktime required Impressive as well.

3) Last year, I came across a web site in in South-East of France (Montpellier). I just retrieve it, by searching the web. There, I have found a French she-singer,Vanessa, who sings in Vietnamese. She participates in Vietnamese shows in France. The web link is : Vanessa One can listen to one of her songs: Chuyên tinh buôn

III) Viet Kieu SIngers;

4) I just bought the 2005 “Paris by night” DVD, a yearly event produced by Thuy-nga. It celebrates the thirty anniversary of the exodus of the vietnamese people. Some video sequences are unbearable. I didn’t see them before. Well, I thank the western countries who came to their rescue and offerings shelters. The production should have made it with under-title, for non speaking vietnamese people.

On the DVD, there is a certain very young vietnamese singer. His name is ADAM HO. He is singing only in english. There is a paper on this youngster http://www.amazing-kids.org/akom9-0…

Two of his songs (wma format), can be listened at: Adam Ho songs

If you the server is offline (it happens), just go to http://radio.demsang.net, and click on “playlist & request” and type in “Adam Ho” 5)A good duo, singing in english: Each of them leads a solo career. Tommy Ngo – Lynda Trang Dai

You can listen to their song (wma format) at the following link: Songs

If you the server is offline (it happens), just go to http://radio.demsang.net, and click on “playlist & request” and type in “Tommy ngo” or “Lynda Trang Dai”

6)I found a younger she-singer,Trish Thuy Trang, who seems trying to show eagerness to adopt the western style and Vietnamese sensivity. Here is her Web link, where one can find several of her video clips performance (quicktime format). The title “Beyond The Sea”, clearly coming from the original author, the late French song writer and singer Charles Trenet (La Mer).

http://trishttrang.com/music.html

7) Don Ho: a young singer from NYC -USA Bio His songs

IV) History:

8) brief history of modern popular vietnamese songs and links: a) http://www.thingsasian.com/goto_art…

b) Vietnamese Music in America – By Dr. Phong Nguyen

c) Vietnamese Music in Exile since 1975 and Musical Life in Vietnam since Perestroika>

d) There is an interesting Internet radio, which hosts most of the expatriated Vietnamese singers:

radio.demsang.net

V) Conclusion(s):

9) Conclusion: I wish dearly that the vietnamese singers should be better known outside of their community. They deserve it. The music and songs are beautiful. Should they try to sing in other languages and find audiences and made them understand the underlying poetry and sensivity. To my knowledge, I am desperate that in western world, at least in France, Switzerland, there are not a single invitation to vietnamese music bands and singers, in the many festivals (Fêtes de la musique), organized every year at the spring season.

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Réflexions d’un Franco-Suisse d’origine vietnamienne.

Bon. Pour une fois je déroge à la règle de n’écrire qu’en anglais. Nul n’est parfait.

Pour ceux qui s’étonnent que je préfère m’exprimer dans une langue qui n’est pas ma langue maternelle, je m’abstiens de tout commentaire vexatoire et “insultatoire” (ne cherchez pas dans le dico).

1) A propos du patronyme:

Je m’appelle “Philippe Vo cong tri”, c’est à dire: Prénom: Philippe Nom patronymique: Vo cong tri

Toute ma famille (i.e, les “Mâles” et leurs enfants) conservent le patronyme. On est en France, n’est-il pas vrai ?

Le nom “Vo cong tri” a été françisé. En vietnamien cela donne: Võ công trí.

Pour ceux qui sont curieux ce que ces syllabes signifient: Võ : Art (Guerre) Công: effort, commun Trí: Intelligence

Certains vietnamiens nous considèrent comme des chinois ou nord vietnamiens . Crétins va ! D’autres sont persuadés que mon nom est Von qq chose `Sale boche bridé’ va. Parmi mes ancêtres il y a eu des français pur jus. Normal me direz vous, puisqu’on a été colonisé. Colonisé! un mot insultatoire.

Parait-il que dans la tradition vietnamienne, on a un nom de clan; par exemple: Nguyen, Pham, Lê etc …, suivi d’un prénom. Le nom de “clan” peut avoir deux phonèmes (normal non ? puisque la langue vietnamienne est du type monosyllabique).

Toujours est-il que mon nom patronymique est un bloc de trois syllabes, suivi du prénom usuel et ceux cachés (Hé oui, on est chrétien depuis le 19ème siècle). Nul n’est parfait.

Pour les esprits chagrins, influençés ou non, mon nom patronymique est tel qu’il est. Ce n’est ni “Vo”, ni “Vo cong” ni “Cong”. Qu’on se le dise.

2) Les traitres et les bons:

Comme dans le film de Sergio Leone, “Le bon, la brute et le truand” – date de sortie 08 Mars 1968, j’endosse les trois rôles.

Je m’explique:
– Quand je dis que mon nom est “Vo cong tri”, on me regarde avec un drôle d’air, parfois ahuri on pense que j’affabule.C’est à dire:
– Pour certains de mes interlocuteurs, qu’il soit d’ordre administratif ou privé.
– Pour d’autres c’est avec un certain dégoût.
– Souvent, on me confond avec mes oncles et cousins. Ou pire avec ma mère . Crétins savants, va !
– Souvent, on me regarde avec un certain air, à la fois horrifié mêlé de peur. Pourquoi ? Parce que le premier syllable de mon nom est Vo. Celà ne vous évoque pas un nom illustre ? Allez, je vous le dis: Vo Nguyen Giap. Là, je rigole.

Un de mes ancêtres, possèdait un partie des terres sises à Trâ Vinh (Sud Viet-nam). Il a fait construire l’église dans ladite ville. Evidemment, ma famille a tout perdu lors de la dernière débâcle. Nul n’est parfait.

Je suis à la fois fier et dépité. Fier: de mes ancêtres. Dépité: Ma famille a tout perdu.

Fier: Parce que le Viet-nam a su montrer au monde entier, de leur ténacité, de qualité guerrière et retrouvant de ce fait la dignité. Dépité: Parce que une partie de la diaspora ne nous considère comme des leurs. A une époque pas très éloignée, en Suisse, ils nous considèrent comme des “colonisés”, inféodés à la France. En un mot, ils n’aimaient pas la France. Nul n’est parfait. Non seulement, moi, ma femme et mes enfants ont dû subir cette infamie, mais aussi de la part de certains des Suisses. Le marteau et l’enclume.

Il faudrait quand même rendre justice à certains Vietnamiens de Suisse. Ces derniers me considèrent comme des leurs, amicaux. Ils sont tous originaires du centre et du Nord Vietnam. Aussi Certains sont Sino-Vietnamiens. Ils sont tous de bonne éducation, des universitaires. Lorsque j’ai eu des problèmes d’ordre politique dans mon travail, ils étaient là pour me soutenir moralement. Il faudrait rendre justice aussi à certains Suisses, mais ils sont des Suisses naturalisés, Alémaniques et Neuchâtelois (ma commune d’origine. Peut-on me l’expliquer ?

Fier: Parce que, j’ai pu apprendre à connaître les deux mondes antagonistes. Dépité: Certains “diasporamen” sont de parfaits crétins, ainsi que le sont certains occidentaux. Sans les défaites des puissances coloniales, il n’est pas certain que les vietnamiens d’outre mer, soient bien considérés à l’heure qu’il est. Qu’ils le veuillent ou non, les faits d’armes de leurs ennemis rejaillissent sur eux-mêmes, par effet d’osmose et similitude. Les uns sont des vietnamiens d’outre mer, les autres sont chez eux. Pouvez vous me dire la différence ?

Fier: Parce que, certains vietnamiens d’outre mer sont aussi tenaces. intelligents et courageux. Surtout ceux qui sont arrivés par des moyens indignes des êtres humains; Boat people, camps de détention. Une partie de ma famille ont fait l’expérience des camps. Un de mes oncles, militaire gradé, responsable régional dans l’armée sud vietnamienne. (Il a fait des séjours de formation à West point) Il a été détenu dans un camp rééducation pendant plus de dix ans. Un têtu. La famille de la branche française a réussi à le faire sortir légalement, grâce au ministère des affaires étrangères française. Nul n’est parfait. Dépité: J’ai beau examiné, recherché sur le web, peu de sites de vietnamiens francophones en vue. Ils sont dans les pays francophones, la plupart ayant acquis le passport de leur pays d’accueil et ne sont pas fichus d’écrire en français, ne serait-que bilingue. (Tiens, ce propos s’applique à moi aussi).

Fier: D’avoir triple origine. Dépité: Certains vietnamiens d’outre mer, sont intolérants. Ils ont réussi à sortir de “l’enfer”, mais font tout pour étouffer leurs “compatriotes” restés au pays, par leurs invectives, leurs lobbying auprès des gouvernements “démocratiques” donc riches. Je comprends leurs souffrances, Mais je ne comprends pas leur intransigeance à tel point de mettre en péril le développement du pays et de leur 80 milions de pauvres hères. Préfèraient-ils leur envoyer de l’argent comme dons charitables plutôt que ces 80 millions d’habitants s’en sortent par eux mêmes, par leur travail, la mise en place d’infrastructures modernes ? Ou pire encore, souhaitaient-ils revenir au pays et règner en maîtres, comme au bon vieux temps ?

Que pensent-ils des vieux soldats vietnamiens de l’ancienne armée française , qui préféraient partir en France et qui vivent dans la misère méprisés par tout un chacun ?

Ont-ils oubliés que leur statut d’indépendance de l’état du Sud “démocratique” a été forcé par les vietminh, donc communistes, dont l’amorce a été possible grâce à l’accord de Genève ?

Conclusions:

Comme je n’ai aucune confiance dans les partis politiques, je ne fais pas de politique. Je suis un homme libre. C’est ma faiblesse. Je ne suis pas un mouton ni noir ni blanc. Je suis un loup solitaire, mais restreint à ma famille. Je ne suis inféodé à aucune idée démagogique. Ma conscience est mienne. Personne me la prendra.

Je suis “Le bon, la brute et le truand” (J’ai beau cherché, à qui j’ai pu truandé ?) N’en déplaise à ces gens, j’y suis , j’y reste. Dernières allusions: Je pro anglo-saxon, Nul n’est parfait. Au vingt pour cent anti-tout, n’oubliez pas que votre prospérité a été acquise à la sueur de vos colonisés, méprisés et corvéables à merci. Quant à ceux qui vous ont été fidèles, vous les méprisez et laissez pour compte. Honte à vous. . Non, je n’ai pas l’esprit d’un vaincu, ne vous en déplaise. Harkis de tous les pays, relevez la tête.

permalink Received 05/08/2005 19:31from philippe.vo-cong-tri [at] wanadoo [dot] fr

xmms, realplayer, gnomemeeting, skype setup in Gentoo Linux.

Content:

1) Introduction 2) My Gentoo linux box 2-a) Main hardware components 2-b) Gentoo linux 3)Sound and video configuration: 3-A) Obviously check for the types in the config kernel. 3-B) Webcam driver update 3-C) Reboot the Linux box. 3-D) Connect the webcam USB cable to the PC. 4) lsmod. 5) Running the beasts: 5-a) xmms 1.2.10-r13 5-b) RealPlayer 10.0.4 5-c) GnomeMeeting 1.0 5-d) Skype1.0.0.20 : VoIP

6) Links

1) Introduction:

This paper is a kind of cookbook to setup setup the video and sound in the Gentoo Linux box. The modules are:
– xmms
– RealPlayer
– GnomeMeeting
– skype

Untill I tweaked the kernel (2.6.10-gentoo-r6) and made some updates, the installed xmms, realplayer 10 were running as expected.

Once I decided to install skype (voip) and GnomeMeeting and after trying to configure them by ajusting the kernel parameters, my sound system ran mute.

– The RealPlayer didn’t start up anymore; the mozilla plugin didn’t showup, when summoned by way of http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio links.
– My xmms stucked and muted; as I could not quit it by the normal way, I had to kill the pids.

So, I dwelve into the arcanes of the sound and video systems. Here are what I have done in order to make them run properly.

I must admit that the opensource forums were a definite help. Many thanks to the people out there.

2) My Gentoo linux box

2-a) My Gentoo linux box: main hardware components PC with Asus PEP4 for Intel Celeron/P4. 512 MB Ram. 160 GB ATA disk. Graphic card Nvidia chipset – MSI FX5200-T128 DVD, CDRW drives. Genius Sound card Audio 5.1 (Chipset C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 (rev) 10)). Webcam Philips PCVC 720K XS (usb).

box.

The shell command “emerge —info” gives:

Portage 2.0.51.19 (default-linux/x86/2005.0, gcc-3.3.5, glibc-2.3.4.20040808-r1, 2.6.10-gentoo-r6 i686) =================================================================

System uname: 2.6.10-gentoo-r6 i686 Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.40GHz Gentoo Base System version 1.4.16 Python: dev-lang/python-2.3.4-r1 [2.3.4 (#1, Feb 14 2005, 02:21:29)] dev-lang/python: 2.3.4-r1 sys-devel/autoconf: 2.13, 2.59-r6 sys-devel/automake: 1.5, 1.8.5-r3, 1.6.3, 1.4_p6, 1.9.4, 1.7.9-r1 sys-devel/binutils: 2.15.92.0.2-r1 sys-devel/libtool: 1.4.3-r4, 1.5.10-r4 virtual/os-headers: 2.4.21-r1 ACCEPT_KEYWORDS=”x86″ AUTOCLEAN=”yes” CFLAGS=”-O2 -mcpu=i686 -fomit-frame-pointer” CHOST=”i686-pc-linux-gnu” CONFIG_PROTECT=”/usr/kde/3.2/share/config /usr/kde/3.3/env /usr/kde/3.3/share/config /usr/kde/3.3/shutdown /usr/lib/X11/xkb /usr/lib/mozilla/defaults/pref /usr/share/config /var/bind” CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK=”/etc/gconf /etc/terminfo /etc/env.d” CXXFLAGS=”-O2 -mcpu=i686 -fomit-frame-pointer” DISTDIR=”/mnt/cdrom/distfiles/full” FEATURES=”autoaddcvs autoconfig ccache distlocks sandbox sfperms strict” GENTOO_MIRRORS= http://distfiles.gentoo.org http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux…”; MAKEOPTS=”-j2″ PKGDIR=”/usr/portage/packages” PORTAGE_TMPDIR=”/var/tmp” PORTDIR=”/usr/portage” SYNC=”rsync://rsync.gentoo.org/gentoo-portage” USE=”x86 X alsa apm arts avi berkdb bitmap-fonts bonobo cdr crypt cscope cups curl emboss encode esd fam flac foomaticdb fortran gd gdbm gif gnome gpm gstreamer gtk gtk2 gtkhtml guile imagemagick imlib ipv6 jack java jpeg junit kde ldap libg++ libwww mad mikmod motif mozilla mp3 mpeg mysql nas ncurses nls odbc ogg oggvorbis opengl oss pam pdflib perl png postgres python qt quicktime readline ruby samba sdl slang spell ssl svga tcltk tcpd tiff truetype truetype-fonts type1-fonts vorbis xml xml2 xmms xv zlib” Unset: ASFLAGS, CBUILD, CTARGET, LANG, LC_ALL, LDFLAGS, LINGUAS, PORTDIR_OVERLAY

3) Sound and video configuration:

3-A) Obviously check for the types in the config kernel. In the directory /usr/src/linux, do “make xconfig”.

Look for the “device drivers->sound” section. Two main items are shown:
– Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA).
– Open Sound System (OSS). Check the box for ALSA as well as its sub-items (sequencer support, OSS Mixer Api, Oss Pcm,Oss sequencer api, rtc timer support). Check all the items in the sub level “Generic devices*. Check the box in the sublevel “PCI devices” for my sound card: C-media 8738,8338.

Look for “device drivers->USB support” section. Ckeck the boxes: Support for Host-side USB, USB device filesystem, EHCI HCD, OHCI,UHCI,USB Audio support, USB OV511 Camera (for the webcam).

Look for “device drivers->Multmedia devices” setion, check its box.

Look for “device drivers->I2C support” section, check its box. Check the “I2C device interface. Check all items of “I2C Algorithms”. Check all items of “Other I2C Chip support”.

Save and quit of the kernel configuration. Do “make && make modules_install”. copy arch/i386/boot/bzimage to /boot/MyTayloredKernelName. copy System.map to /boot/MySystemMapName.

ps. It is advisable to do the following, once the linux is ios online: rc-update add alsasound default && /etc/init.d/alsasound start emerge —search alsa emerge all the modules with N symbol, in the result from the search. emerge aumix

3-B) Webcam driver update: As I am a little fidgetty, I was looking at http://alpha.dyndns.org/ov511/insta…, for my webcam. I download the latest driver package for OV511/OV518: OV511-2.28. In fact, the Philips webcam needs OV518. The latest driver OV511 does support OV5118. I untar the driver in my directory. cd to that directory. Do ” make” and “make install”. A module of interest for the webcam. is “ovcamchip”.

3-C) Reboot the Linux box.

3-D) Connect the webcam USB cable to the PC. Once the linux booting process is finished, my webcam light is on (red). Log on. Do “modprobe ovcamchip”.

Run GnomeMeeting. Click on Edit->preferences. There check and configure the webcam and audio settings. My settings “Audio devices” are: ALSA, C-media pci cmi8738-MC6, Medium,pots,FR. (I can click in “Detect devices” button).

My “Video devices” settings are : V4L,OV518 USB camera,small,pal,0. Often the input device is not shown. If so, click the “Detect devices” button.

In the GnomeMeeting upper screen, I can see my face moving …

4) lsmod.

Gives modules of interest:

Module Size Used by ppp_synctty 7936 1 ppp_generic 21396 5 ppp_synctty slhc 6656 1 ppp_generic n_hdlc 8836 1 ipt_TOS 2176 12 ipt_REJECT 5760 4 ipt_pkttype 1536 4 ipt_LOG 6400 9 ipt_state 1664 17 ipt_multiport 1920 0 ipt_conntrack 2304 3 iptable_mangle 2432 1 ip_nat_irc 3952 0 ip_nat_ftp 4720 0 iptable_nat 29380 2 ip_nat_irc,ip_nat_ftp ip_conntrack_irc 70832 1 ip_nat_irc ip_conntrack_ftp 71728 1 ip_nat_ftp ip_conntrack 52252 7 ipt_state,ipt_conntrack,ip_nat_irc,ip_nat_ftp,iptable_nat,ip_conntrack_irc,ip_conntrack_ftp iptable_filter 3200 1 ip_tables 19328 10 ipt_TOS,ipt_REJECT,ipt_pkttype,ipt_LOG,ipt_state,ipt_multiport,ipt_conntrack,iptable_mangle,iptable_nat,iptable_filter ovcamchip 25992 0 ov511 96512 1 videodev 7552 2 ov511 i2c_core 18064 2 ovcamchip,ov511 v4l2_common 4864 1 ov511 analog 10400 0 gameport 3712 1 analog parport_pc 30404 0 parport 31688 1 parport_pc hcfpcihw 8320 0 hcfpciserial 19972 1 hcfpcihw hcfpciengine 835508 1 hcfpciserial hcfpciosspec 57132 3 hcfpciserial,hcfpciengine via_rhine 18180 0 sata_promise 7940 0 libata 40068 1 sata_promise nvidia 3465180 12 snd_intel8x0 28320 1 snd_ac97_codec 73440 1 snd_intel8x0 intel_agp 19740 1 agpgart 28456 2 intel_agp 8139too 20736 0 mii 4224 2 via_rhine,8139too dm_mod 54012 0 sbp2 21512 0 ohci1394 31108 0 ieee1394 92980 2 sbp2,ohci1394 ohci_hcd 32648 0 uhci_hcd 31116 0 usb_storage 28160 0 usbhid 30272 0 ehci_hcd 40836 0 usbcore 116216 7 ov511,ohci_hcd,uhci_hcd,usb_storage,usbhid,ehci_hcd

5) Running the beasts:

5-a) xmms. I use aRts. If no sound heard, or just stucked, do “lsof /dev/dsp”: It will show which component(s) are using the device. Kill the pids. Restart xmms, choose ALSA.

5-b) RealPlayer 10. If not coming up, do “lsof /dev/dsp” and kill the pids if any.

5-c) GnomeMeeting. See in paragraph (3).

5-d) Skype: VoIP It supports only OSS for time being. Emerge ALSA-OSS, if not already done.

6) Links:

http://forums.gentoo.org http://alpha.dyndns.org/ov511/insta… http://www.gnomemeeting.org http://www.skype.com http://www.real.com/freeplayer/?rpp…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/ http://www.shoutcast.com/

permalink Received 04/20/2005 18:09from philippe.vo-cong-tri [at] wanadoo [dot] fr

Howto detect web outage and get there anyway ? upd Sept 20,2005

Hello,

Contents:

I) Introduction II) Resolving by using a 56k modem III)Conclusions IV) Some website monitoring companies …

I) Introduction:

Following my last posting, about the problem by not able to get to my web site. I use an ADSL modem hooked to my local ISP. The target web site is situated in the USA. I use mostly Gentoo Linux and have a windows XP near by. How do I know if the problem is not coming from my web site (web hoster) ? Well, I do the following:

Google ’Howto detect web outage’ or ’web monitor’. The result screen shows some paid tools makers. Some of them provide an online quick check. Just browse… My web site is alive and can be seen from around the world (node cities).

II) Resolving:

Now that my web site is still alive, how can I reach it ? Well, use another temporary ISP. How to do it in emergency ? Well, use a pots modem. Mine pots modem is a Rockwell Conexant chipset base PCI HCF modem (56K).

1) Browse and search an local ISP paid by minute time. 2) Check that the local ISP does permit to enroll online and be on the internet instantly. 3) I found one such local ISP : tele2.fr. 4) Enroll online. Let Tele2.fr install and configure my windows XP. 5) Disconnect my ADSL modem. 6) Hookup my pots 56k modem to the phone line. 7) Run the configured dialup. 8) Browse to my web site and do work there (e.g blog postings).

Now that I have a Internet access backup (pots 56k modem), I decide to keep it around. As my usual workstation is under Gentoo Linux, I configure it. My PCI 56k modem is Rockell conexant hcf based. Go to http://www.linuxant.com Download cnxtinstall.run Run: ./cnxtinstall.run � —tty Follow the messages …. Everything is going on swell. The compiling and downloading driver are automatically carried on. Even symbolic link /dev/modem is done for me. I am impressed.

Some excerpt from the run: “”” The following supported device was detected:

Name: Communication controller: Rockwell International HCF 56k Data/Fax Modem PCI ID: 127A:1002 1092:94C Needed package: hcfpcimodem

The following package will be installed: hcfpcimodem

Do you want to install this package ([y]/n)? y Current parameters: (“hcfpciconfig —info”)

Config for modem unit 0: /dev/ttySHCF0 Device instance: 0-PCI-127a:1002-1092:094c HW revision : DP Part ’71’ Rev ’BA’ Asic ID 0x215 HW profile name: hcfpciv90 Registration ID: CF84-695B-392F License owner : unknown License key : FREE License status : FREE (max 14.4kbps data only) Current region : FRANCE (T.35 code: 003D) The /dev/modem alias (symlink) points to ttySHCF0

To enable full 56K modem and FAX functionality, enter your license information with “hcfpciconfig —license”. “””

Run kppp. (Oh yes, I use KDE). Configure my dialup. And get on line . That’s it. .

III) Conclusions:

By having strategy to corner potential problems with the Internet access, it is better to dot it beforehand. That will spare time, headaches, endless phone calls to tech support. Get to the point, I assure you that the tech cannot hide the problems. My ISP support is kind enough, to let me know what’s going on.

Now, I am peaceminded.

Alloha

IV) Some website monitoring companies:

The links offer free and paid monitorings. http://www.siteprobe.com http://www.dotcom-monitor.com http://www.internetvista.com

permalink Received 04/18/2005 13:02from “philippe-tele2”

test from tele2

No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.289 / Virus Database: 266.9.16 – Release Date: 18/04/2005

permalink Received 04/18/2005 12:46from philippe.vocongtri [at] tele2 [dot] fr

Internet war between wanadoo.fr and psinet.com (cogent) ?

Hello, Since last Thursday, I am stucked by the current war between my ISP provider (wanadoo.fr) and the US carrier Cogent and company (psinet.com). My adsl provider isn’t carrying out my requests to the US web sites served by psinet.com. What’s going on ? Neither can I access my web site nor sending/receiving mails (thru Cogent/psinet.com). Well, I’ll decide to change my ISP, if I am getting stucked too long. I can’t get any news on the web about the battling. Who say that the Internet is open to all ?

permalink Received 04/16/2005 19:26from philippe vo cong tri

Internet war btween France (Wanadoo) and USA (Cogent)

Hello,

Since April 15th 2005, I can’t connect to my web server, whose location is in the USA.

I am sitting in front of my PC screen, in France (Europe). My ISP is Wanadoo.fr . With my adsl connexion half useful.

All day long, I search for clues.

It turns out that the French provider does block their DNS not serve outbound requests to the US , thru cogent backbones. The problems seem to be political.

Now, I am very concerned about the matter.

I spent quite a time to figure out what is going on. Nothing can be read on the web, about the failure to carry my requests to access to my web site.

From France, if your ISP is Wanadoo:fr and if you are trying to send emails, or sign on to web sites served by cogent, then you are out of luck.

To the guys trying who have troubles to get to some US sites, try to determine like this:
– Try to reach psinet:com or googled for cogent and follow their web links.

To check the links between my PC and web site, I do as follow:

1) Phone with the pots to my web hoster in the US (what a shame, can’t email, to them) in order to what)s going : to their side, everything is running well. 2) I check with some tools, which can be found easily on the web (google as ’howto detect web outage’. The links I saw are commercial companies, but some offer a free check online (five seconds average). Lo, my web site is alive and can be reached around the world (in fact verified by stregic internet nodes). And France is among them … 3) I then check with support in France; and there the tech was very helpful, once he understood that the only possibilites are:
– DNS and routers to the said backbone have problems,
– DNS and routers are blocked pursefully.

Well, I am little bit happy, that I understood at last what’s going on

Conclusions: I am sucked as a consumer of a apaid service. I was denied of my fondamental rights to be informed and to access to informations, wherever they are.

PS. The tech told me that the link with cogent will be available within 48hrs. Thank you pal.

permalink Received 04/08/2005 13:25from philippe.vo-cong-tri [at] wanadoo [dot] fr

Ave and farewell, Saint Pope John Paul II

Hello to all,

I never thought that Pope John Paul II was so popular around the world. During his tenure in the Vatican, I read and heard quite a lot of divided opinions, such as :
– integristic religiosity (abortion, contaception pill …).
– demagog ( travelling quite too much around the Globe, Terra Nostra)

Despite of these quirks, People are mourning during his sufferance and passaway. Specially among the youths.

With the mighty technological advance, the news and images streaming in real time, I can see that the man is cherished by many, particularly by the simple crowd in the impoverished hemisphere.

I remember his untiredness to travel in lands, ignored by his predecessors.

I remember his homelies in different languages (vietnamese …).

He was a man of dialog with other religions. Respectful for other faiths.

He was able to understand other’s needs, since he was a native of a country not so open and rich for quite a long period (Poland).

Farewell, Pope John Paul II. I will miss you.

permalink Received 03/26/2005 18:36from philippe.vo-cong-tri [at] wanadoo [dot] fr

Thumbs up to medical workers

Hello.

I would like to thank the medical personel, at least once in my life, in Geneva (CH). Lately, I suffered from the estomac belly, sporadically. I thought it was benign.

The pain was unbearable during a sunday night. The following afternoon, my wife brought me to the hospital. There, I was examined and xrayed. Nothing abnormal, but only a little liquid blockade in the intestine. I was prescribed a beverage to get rid of the blockade.

The following week, my belly was getting more soreful.

Again, I phoned to my family physician (Dr. Y. G.). He puts me in contact with a nearby clinic. There, I was taken care by the intestine specialist (Dr. D. B.): blood analysis, temperature, echography, xraying, colonography …

The intestine specialist was very helpful and cautious, I was sent to the public hospital (HUG) to see another doctor, a chirurgian. At the hospital, the chirurgian told me that I must be operated immediately. I was numbed. It was the first time that I was going to be operated inside my body.

Panic. My fate was uncertain at the moment. I was told that it is very difficult to get operated within a reasonable time frame, since there are so many chirurgical operations underway. I heard the same stories, that patients have to wait up to two months, depending on the urgency.

The chirurgian (Dr. P. G.), was very helphul and comprehensive about my fear and pain. So, he managed to readying up my sojourn at the hospital, two days later. This, because a bed was liberated at the time.

Next evening day, I was operated, between two scheduled ones.

At the time, I don’t want to know anything about what how and when the pain will be relieved. I just acquiesced to the fact that the operation must be carried on. Dumb and paralysed.

After the operation, the medical personel was taking care of me. I was put in a community room. The first two nights were very painful. During the nights, a nurse came every hour, so I believed, to check up.

During the daylight, another nurse was helping and encouraging me.

Every day, the clinical chief doctor and his staff, made a visit to each of us patients.

Well, that is to say that I stayed seven days at the hospital. I am grateful to the medical personel. They are doing a very good job.

For me, the medical profession is beyond my comprehension, despite that there are physicians in my family. Because, it is so hard a job.

In a word Human.

Thank you.

permalink Received 03/08/2005 10:30from philippe.vo-cong-tri [at] wanadoo [dot] fr

Allegro games library under Gentoo linux

Content:

1) Introduction

a – Install allegro
– emerge
– From the source b – Compiling the tutotials

2) Create the makefile(s) and compile them.

a – Demo b – Pong game
– Solution one: gcc
– Solution two: makefile and make.

1) Introduction:

The purposes of the paper are:
– Install the latest stable version of Allegro (ver. 4.0.3)
– Start to learn writing games by the way of the tutorials as suggested at the web site: http://alleg.sourceforge.net/docs.html

I am supposed to know how to use the gnu tools for linux, hence how to set up makefiles and use the make utility.

Well, it wasn’t straightforward for me. The tutorial I pickuped, is a little bit “old”, and was written mainly for the Microsoft Windows environment (with DJGPP).

So, I spent a time to figure out how to compile and link on my Gentoo linux box.

1-a) Install allegro:

emerge:

I have emerged the allegro package with the following result: “emerge —pretend allegro

These are the packages that I would merge, in order:

Calculating dependencies …done! [ebuild R ] media-libs/allegro-4.0.3″

But I wasn’t able to find the demo and examples directories on my box.

So, I downloaded the source package from: http://alleg.sourceforge.net/wip.html allegro-4.0.3.tar.gz

From the source:

– In the user directory:
– expand allegro-4.0.3.tar.gz
– ./configure
– make install By default, the allegro files are put in /usr/local directory.

– Go to the demo and examples directories to see that the executable programs (demo and examples) are compiled and linked.

They are running nice. But, what should I do once I have modified the demo/examples source files ? There are no makefiles in those directories !

2) Create the makefiles and compile:

2-a) demo: The demo program is found beneath the allegro-4.0.3 diractory. Here it is straight forward: without a makefile. gcc demo.c -o demo1 `allegro-config —libs`

(To understand, do: more /usr/local/allegro-config, change usr/lib to /usr/local/lib).

To see which and how libraries are used do: echo `allegro-config —libs`, which yields:
– L/usr/local/lib -s -Wl,-export-dynamic -lalleg-4.0.3 -lalleg_unsharable

2-b) Pong game:

– Download the tutorial: How To Program Games – Tutorial/example series by George Foot (htppong.zip) from: http://www.glost.eclipse.co.uk/gfoo… .
– Unzip htppong.zip in my directory.

– To start the tutorial go to: /htp/pong/core.001

– Add END_OF_MAIN() at the end of main() in the main.c file.

Solution one:

gcc game.c display.c input.c main.c -o pong `allegro-config —libs`

Solution two:

Modify the lines in the provided makefile such as:

Begin of modif —————————————- CC = gcc CFLAGS = -O2 -Wall -Werror -g TARGET_ARCH = -march=i486 LDLIBS = -L/usr/local/lib -s -Wl,-export-dynamic -lalleg-4.0.3
– lalleg_unsharable # Variables:

SRCS = main.c game.c input.c display.c OBJS = $(patsubst %.c,%.o,$(SRCS)) EXE = pong

End of modif —————- The important lines are: TARGET_ARCH LDLIBS EXE

run the make utility.

run ./pong

A little bit difficult ? Well, it is meant to get into the programming quickly, without bothering too much about all those makefiles. I deem that it is important to know, where the allegro libraries live and get acquainted with it quickly.

After that, I use anjuta (IDE), to further my investigation.

permalink Received 02/21/2005 15:51from philippe.vo-cong-tri [at] wanadoo [dot] fr

Gentoo linux with usb eciadsl b-focus modem (1)

Content:

1) Introduction 2) Trying out different solutions 2-1) Shorewall and/or firewall 2-2) Using Using different kernel versions 3) The last kernel 4) conclusions 4-1 kernel config 4-2 eciadsl 4-2a) eciadsl-doctor 4-2b) route test 4-2c) ipconfig test 4-2d) lspci 4-2e) Firewall: shorewall 5) PC configuration

1) Introduction:

This is to document the difficulties I met when trying to get the Gentoo linux to go online, with the usb eciadsl modem (b-focus).

I have installed the Gentoo linux 2004.1 (stage 3), kernel linux2.4.26-gentoo-r3. I download the eciadsl package from http://www.flashtux.org (eciadsl-usermode-0.10.tar.gz). The eciadsl was installed in /usr/local directory. The ebuild version didn’t work, although I managed to get the Gentoo installation thru a gateway (Mandrake 10.0 community edition).

I was quite happy with the Gentoo installation upto now. But, the internet connection is still missing for the box. I was not happy with the fact, I have to thru a gateway.

So, during a week, I tried out several solutions, with the help of the postings on Gentoo (http://forums.gentoo.org/).

To no avail.

I was able to connect the modem (eciadsl-start), the route seems to be ok. When, pinging a web site, it did good answers. But only for my ISP provider and Gentoo sites ! So, I tried out with the konqueror browser (I use kde). It timeout out.

2) Trying out different solutions:

2-1) Shorewall and/or firewall.

– Configuring the linux2.4.26-gentoo-r3 kernel (netfilter).
– Install shorewall, setup the parameters (the same ones I use on my Mandrake linux box), made it running.
– Setting up a firewall by using iptables (see the firewall manual on Gentoo web site).

In all cases, the eciadsl modem refused to get Gentoo on the web.

2-2) Using different kernel versions:

After making a wholescale update: thru my gateway. emerge —sync emerge —update world

I tried out the kernels:
– linux-2.4.26-gentoo-r13
– linux-2.4.28-gentoo-r5
– linux-2.6.7-gentoo-r8
– linux-2.6.9-gentoo-r9

The eciadsl modem was still mumbed.

3) The last kernel:

Holly cow, the last kernel linux-2.6.10-gentoo-r6, does permit my eciadsl modem to get onto the web !!!

4) Conclusions:

Well, I do not understand fully as why and how the eciadsl modem is working with the kernel linux-2.6.10-gentoo-r6.

I tried to use the same parameters I used on other linux distros (Mandrake, Fedora, Ubuntu (warty).

Most useful utilities lspci (pci-utils), lsmod, modprobe,route,ipconfig.

4-1) Kernel config

ps . I lefted out ip_tables, for the time-being.

So here are the kernel params I used: genkernel —menuconfig —install all (Most important parts: ppp, tcp, usb, n-hdlc). ========= Begin of config ======================= # # Automatically generated make config: don’t edit # Linux kernel version: 2.6.10-gentoo-r6 # Sun Feb 20 13:43:49 2005 # CONFIG_X86=y CONFIG_MMU=y CONFIG_UID16=y CONFIG_GENERIC_ISA_DMA=y CONFIG_GENERIC_IOMAP=y

# # Code maturity level options # CONFIG_EXPERIMENTAL=y CONFIG_CLEAN_COMPILE=y CONFIG_BROKEN_ON_SMP=y

# # General setup # CONFIG_LOCALVERSION=”” CONFIG_SWAP=y CONFIG_SYSVIPC=y # CONFIG_POSIX_MQUEUE is not set # CONFIG_BSD_PROCESS_ACCT is not set CONFIG_SYSCTL=y # CONFIG_AUDIT is not set CONFIG_LOG_BUF_SHIFT=14 CONFIG_HOTPLUG=y CONFIG_KOBJECT_UEVENT=y CONFIG_IKCONFIG=y CONFIG_IKCONFIG_PROC=y # CONFIG_EMBEDDED is not set CONFIG_KALLSYMS=y # CONFIG_KALLSYMS_EXTRA_PASS is not set CONFIG_FUTEX=y CONFIG_EPOLL=y # CONFIG_CC_OPTIMIZE_FOR_SIZE is not set CONFIG_SHMEM=y CONFIG_CC_ALIGN_FUNCTIONS=0 CONFIG_CC_ALIGN_LABELS=0 CONFIG_CC_ALIGN_LOOPS=0 CONFIG_CC_ALIGN_JUMPS=0 # CONFIG_TINY_SHMEM is not set

# # Loadable module support # CONFIG_MODULES=y CONFIG_MODULE_UNLOAD=y CONFIG_MODULE_FORCE_UNLOAD=y CONFIG_OBSOLETE_MODPARM=y # CONFIG_MODVERSIONS is not set # CONFIG_MODULE_SRCVERSION_ALL is not set CONFIG_KMOD=y

# # Processor type and features # CONFIG_X86_PC=y # CONFIG_X86_ELAN is not set # CONFIG_X86_VOYAGER is not set # CONFIG_X86_NUMAQ is not set # CONFIG_X86_SUMMIT is not set # CONFIG_X86_BIGSMP is not set # CONFIG_X86_VISWS is not set # CONFIG_X86_GENERICARCH is not set # CONFIG_X86_ES7000 is not set # CONFIG_M386 is not set # CONFIG_M486 is not set # CONFIG_M586 is not set # CONFIG_M586TSC is not set # CONFIG_M586MMX is not set # CONFIG_M686 is not set # CONFIG_MPENTIUMII is not set CONFIG_MPENTIUMIII=y # CONFIG_MPENTIUMM is not set # CONFIG_MPENTIUM4 is not set # CONFIG_MK6 is not set # CONFIG_MK7 is not set # CONFIG_MK8 is not set # CONFIG_MCRUSOE is not set # CONFIG_MEFFICEON is not set # CONFIG_MWINCHIPC6 is not set # CONFIG_MWINCHIP2 is not set # CONFIG_MWINCHIP3D is not set # CONFIG_MCYRIXIII is not set # CONFIG_MVIAC3_2 is not set CONFIG_X86_GENERIC=y CONFIG_X86_CMPXCHG=y CONFIG_X86_XADD=y CONFIG_X86_L1_CACHE_SHIFT=7 CONFIG_RWSEM_XCHGADD_ALGORITHM=y CONFIG_X86_WP_WORKS_OK=y CONFIG_X86_INVLPG=y CONFIG_X86_BSWAP=y CONFIG_X86_POPAD_OK=y CONFIG_X86_GOOD_APIC=y CONFIG_X86_INTEL_USERCOPY=y CONFIG_X86_USE_PPRO_CHECKSUM=y CONFIG_HPET_TIMER=y CONFIG_HPET_EMULATE_RTC=y # CONFIG_SMP is not set # CONFIG_PREEMPT is not set CONFIG_X86_UP_APIC=y # CONFIG_X86_UP_IOAPIC is not set CONFIG_X86_LOCAL_APIC=y CONFIG_X86_TSC=y CONFIG_X86_MCE=y CONFIG_X86_MCE_NONFATAL=y CONFIG_X86_MCE_P4THERMAL=y # CONFIG_TOSHIBA is not set # CONFIG_I8K is not set # CONFIG_MICROCODE is not set # CONFIG_X86_MSR is not set # CONFIG_X86_CPUID is not set

# # Firmware Drivers # # CONFIG_EDD is not set CONFIG_NOHIGHMEM=y # CONFIG_HIGHMEM4G is not set # CONFIG_HIGHMEM64G is not set # CONFIG_MATH_EMULATION is not set CONFIG_MTRR=y # CONFIG_EFI is not set # CONFIG_REGPARM is not set

# # Power management options (ACPI, APM) # CONFIG_PM=y # CONFIG_PM_DEBUG is not set # CONFIG_SOFTWARE_SUSPEND is not set

# # ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) Support # CONFIG_ACPI=y CONFIG_ACPI_BOOT=y CONFIG_ACPI_INTERPRETER=y CONFIG_ACPI_SLEEP=y CONFIG_ACPI_SLEEP_PROC_FS=y CONFIG_ACPI_AC=y CONFIG_ACPI_BATTERY=y CONFIG_ACPI_BUTTON=y CONFIG_ACPI_VIDEO=m CONFIG_ACPI_FAN=y CONFIG_ACPI_PROCESSOR=y CONFIG_ACPI_THERMAL=y # CONFIG_ACPI_ASUS is not set CONFIG_ACPI_IBM=m # CONFIG_ACPI_TOSHIBA is not set CONFIG_ACPI_BLACKLIST_YEAR=0 # CONFIG_ACPI_DEBUG is not set CONFIG_ACPI_BUS=y CONFIG_ACPI_EC=y CONFIG_ACPI_POWER=y CONFIG_ACPI_PCI=y CONFIG_ACPI_SYSTEM=y # CONFIG_X86_PM_TIMER is not set

# # APM (Advanced Power Management) BIOS Support # CONFIG_APM=y # CONFIG_APM_IGNORE_USER_SUSPEND is not set # CONFIG_APM_DO_ENABLE is not set # CONFIG_APM_CPU_IDLE is not set # CONFIG_APM_DISPLAY_BLANK is not set # CONFIG_APM_RTC_IS_GMT is not set # CONFIG_APM_ALLOW_INTS is not set # CONFIG_APM_REAL_MODE_POWER_OFF is not set

# # CPU Frequency scaling # CONFIG_CPU_FREQ=y # CONFIG_CPU_FREQ_DEBUG is not set # CONFIG_CPU_FREQ_PROC_INTF is not set CONFIG_CPU_FREQ_DEFAULT_GOV_PERFORMANCE=y # CONFIG_CPU_FREQ_DEFAULT_GOV_USERSPACE is not set CONFIG_CPU_FREQ_GOV_PERFORMANCE=y CONFIG_CPU_FREQ_GOV_POWERSAVE=y CONFIG_CPU_FREQ_GOV_USERSPACE=y # CONFIG_CPU_FREQ_24_API is not set # CONFIG_CPU_FREQ_GOV_ONDEMAND is not set CONFIG_CPU_FREQ_TABLE=y

# # CPUFreq processor drivers # CONFIG_X86_ACPI_CPUFREQ=y CONFIG_X86_POWERNOW_K6=y CONFIG_X86_POWERNOW_K7=y CONFIG_X86_POWERNOW_K7_ACPI=y CONFIG_X86_POWERNOW_K8=y CONFIG_X86_POWERNOW_K8_ACPI=y CONFIG_X86_GX_SUSPMOD=y CONFIG_X86_SPEEDSTEP_CENTRINO=y CONFIG_X86_SPEEDSTEP_CENTRINO_ACPI=y CONFIG_X86_SPEEDSTEP_CENTRINO_TABLE=y CONFIG_X86_SPEEDSTEP_ICH=y CONFIG_X86_SPEEDSTEP_SMI=y CONFIG_X86_P4_CLOCKMOD=y # CONFIG_X86_CPUFREQ_NFORCE2 is not set CONFIG_X86_LONGRUN=y CONFIG_X86_LONGHAUL=y

# # shared options # # CONFIG_X86_ACPI_CPUFREQ_PROC_INTF is not set CONFIG_X86_SPEEDSTEP_LIB=y # CONFIG_X86_SPEEDSTEP_RELAXED_CAP_CHECK is not set

# # Bus options (PCI, PCMCIA, EISA, MCA, ISA) # CONFIG_PCI=y # CONFIG_PCI_GOBIOS is not set # CONFIG_PCI_GOMMCONFIG is not set # CONFIG_PCI_GODIRECT is not set CONFIG_PCI_GOANY=y CONFIG_PCI_BIOS=y CONFIG_PCI_DIRECT=y CONFIG_PCI_MMCONFIG=y CONFIG_PCI_LEGACY_PROC=y CONFIG_PCI_NAMES=y CONFIG_ISA=y # CONFIG_EISA is not set # CONFIG_MCA is not set # CONFIG_SCx200 is not set

# # PCCARD (PCMCIA/CardBus) support # # CONFIG_PCCARD is not set

# # PC-card bridges # CONFIG_PCMCIA_PROBE=y

# # PCI Hotplug Support # # CONFIG_HOTPLUG_PCI is not set

# # Executable file formats # CONFIG_BINFMT_ELF=y CONFIG_BINFMT_AOUT=y CONFIG_BINFMT_MISC=y

# # Device Drivers #

# # Generic Driver Options # CONFIG_STANDALONE=y CONFIG_PREVENT_FIRMWARE_BUILD=y CONFIG_FW_LOADER=m

# # Memory Technology Devices (MTD) # CONFIG_MTD=y # CONFIG_MTD_DEBUG is not set # CONFIG_MTD_PARTITIONS is not set # CONFIG_MTD_CONCAT is not set

# # User Modules And Translation Layers # # CONFIG_MTD_CHAR is not set # CONFIG_MTD_BLOCK is not set # CONFIG_MTD_BLOCK_RO is not set # CONFIG_FTL is not set # CONFIG_NFTL is not set # CONFIG_INFTL is not set

# # RAM/ROM/Flash chip drivers # # CONFIG_MTD_CFI is not set # CONFIG_MTD_JEDECPROBE is not set CONFIG_MTD_MAP_BANK_WIDTH_1=y CONFIG_MTD_MAP_BANK_WIDTH_2=y CONFIG_MTD_MAP_BANK_WIDTH_4=y # CONFIG_MTD_MAP_BANK_WIDTH_8 is not set # CONFIG_MTD_MAP_BANK_WIDTH_16 is not set # CONFIG_MTD_MAP_BANK_WIDTH_32 is not set CONFIG_MTD_CFI_I1=y CONFIG_MTD_CFI_I2=y # CONFIG_MTD_CFI_I4 is not set # CONFIG_MTD_CFI_I8 is not set # CONFIG_MTD_RAM is not set # CONFIG_MTD_ROM is not set # CONFIG_MTD_ABSENT is not set

# # Mapping drivers for chip access # # CONFIG_MTD_COMPLEX_MAPPINGS is not set

# # Self-contained MTD device drivers # # CONFIG_MTD_PMC551 is not set # CONFIG_MTD_SLRAM is not set # CONFIG_MTD_PHRAM is not set # CONFIG_MTD_MTDRAM is not set # CONFIG_MTD_BLKMTD is not set

# # Disk-On-Chip Device Drivers # # CONFIG_MTD_DOC2000 is not set # CONFIG_MTD_DOC2001 is not set # CONFIG_MTD_DOC2001PLUS is not set

# # NAND Flash Device Drivers # # CONFIG_MTD_NAND is not set

# # Parallel port support # CONFIG_PARPORT=m CONFIG_PARPORT_PC=m CONFIG_PARPORT_PC_CML1=m CONFIG_PARPORT_SERIAL=m # CONFIG_PARPORT_PC_FIFO is not set CONFIG_PARPORT_PC_SUPERIO=y # CONFIG_PARPORT_OTHER is not set CONFIG_PARPORT_1284=y

# # Plug and Play support # CONFIG_PNP=y # CONFIG_PNP_DEBUG is not set

# # Protocols # # CONFIG_ISAPNP is not set # CONFIG_PNPBIOS is not set CONFIG_PNPACPI=y

# # Block devices # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_FD=y # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_XD is not set # CONFIG_PARIDE is not set # CONFIG_BLK_CPQ_DA is not set # CONFIG_BLK_CPQ_CISS_DA is not set # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_DAC960 is not set # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_UMEM is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_LOOP=y CONFIG_BLK_DEV_CRYPTOLOOP=y # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_NBD is not set # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SX8 is not set # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_UB is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_RAM=y CONFIG_BLK_DEV_RAM_COUNT=16 CONFIG_BLK_DEV_RAM_SIZE=8192 CONFIG_BLK_DEV_INITRD=y CONFIG_INITRAMFS_SOURCE=”” CONFIG_LBD=y # CONFIG_CDROM_PKTCDVD is not set

# # IO Schedulers # CONFIG_IOSCHED_NOOP=y CONFIG_IOSCHED_AS=y CONFIG_IOSCHED_DEADLINE=y CONFIG_IOSCHED_CFQ=y

# # ATA/ATAPI/MFM/RLL support # CONFIG_IDE=y CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDE=y

# # Please see Documentation/ide.txt for help/info on IDE drives # # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDE_SATA is not set # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_HD_IDE is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDISK=y CONFIG_IDEDISK_MULTI_MODE=y CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDECD=y # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDETAPE is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEFLOPPY=y CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDESCSI=y CONFIG_IDE_TASK_IOCTL=y

# # IDE chipset support/bugfixes # CONFIG_IDE_GENERIC=y CONFIG_BLK_DEV_CMD640=y # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_CMD640_ENHANCED is not set # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEPNP is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEPCI=y CONFIG_IDEPCI_SHARE_IRQ=y # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_OFFBOARD is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_GENERIC=y # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_OPTI621 is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_RZ1000=y CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDMA_PCI=y # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDMA_FORCED is not set CONFIG_IDEDMA_PCI_AUTO=y # CONFIG_IDEDMA_ONLYDISK is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_AEC62XX=y CONFIG_BLK_DEV_ALI15X3=y # CONFIG_WDC_ALI15X3 is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_AMD74XX=y # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_ATIIXP is not set # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_CMD64X is not set # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_TRIFLEX is not set # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_CY82C693 is not set # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_CS5520 is not set # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_CS5530 is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_HPT34X=y # CONFIG_HPT34X_AUTODMA is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_HPT366=y # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SC1200 is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_PIIX=y # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_NS87415 is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_PDC202XX_OLD=y # CONFIG_PDC202XX_BURST is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_PDC202XX_NEW=y # CONFIG_PDC202XX_FORCE is not set # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SVWKS is not set # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SIIMAGE is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SIS5513=y CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SLC90E66=y CONFIG_BLK_DEV_TRM290=y CONFIG_BLK_DEV_VIA82CXXX=y # CONFIG_IDE_ARM is not set # CONFIG_IDE_CHIPSETS is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDMA=y # CONFIG_IDEDMA_IVB is not set CONFIG_IDEDMA_AUTO=y # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_HD is not set

# # SCSI device support # CONFIG_SCSI=y CONFIG_SCSI_PROC_FS=y

# # SCSI support type (disk, tape, CD-ROM) # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SD=y CONFIG_CHR_DEV_ST=y # CONFIG_CHR_DEV_OSST is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SR=y # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SR_VENDOR is not set CONFIG_CHR_DEV_SG=y

# # Some SCSI devices (e.g. CD jukebox) support multiple LUNs # # CONFIG_SCSI_MULTI_LUN is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_CONSTANTS is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_LOGGING is not set

# # SCSI Transport Attributes # CONFIG_SCSI_SPI_ATTRS=m # CONFIG_SCSI_FC_ATTRS is not set

# # SCSI low-level drivers # # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_3W_XXXX_RAID is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_3W_9XXX is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_7000FASST is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_ACARD is not set CONFIG_SCSI_AHA152X=m CONFIG_SCSI_AHA1542=m CONFIG_SCSI_AACRAID=m CONFIG_SCSI_AIC7XXX=m CONFIG_AIC7XXX_CMDS_PER_DEVICE=32 CONFIG_AIC7XXX_RESET_DELAY_MS=15000 CONFIG_AIC7XXX_DEBUG_ENABLE=y CONFIG_AIC7XXX_DEBUG_MASK=0 CONFIG_AIC7XXX_REG_PRETTY_PRINT=y CONFIG_SCSI_AIC7XXX_OLD=m CONFIG_SCSI_AIC79XX=m CONFIG_AIC79XX_CMDS_PER_DEVICE=32 CONFIG_AIC79XX_RESET_DELAY_MS=15000 # CONFIG_AIC79XX_ENABLE_RD_STRM is not set CONFIG_AIC79XX_DEBUG_ENABLE=y CONFIG_AIC79XX_DEBUG_MASK=0 CONFIG_AIC79XX_REG_PRETTY_PRINT=y # CONFIG_SCSI_DPT_I2O is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_IN2000 is not set # CONFIG_MEGARAID_NEWGEN is not set # CONFIG_MEGARAID_LEGACY is not set CONFIG_SCSI_SATA=y # CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_AHCI is not set CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_SVW=m CONFIG_SCSI_ATA_PIIX=m # CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_NV is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_PATA_PDC2027X is not set CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_PROMISE=m # CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_SX4 is not set CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_SIL=m # CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_SIS is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_ULI is not set CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_VIA=m # CONFIG_SCSI_SATA_VITESSE is not set CONFIG_SCSI_BUSLOGIC=m # CONFIG_SCSI_OMIT_FLASHPOINT is not set CONFIG_SCSI_DMX3191D=y CONFIG_SCSI_DTC3280=m CONFIG_SCSI_EATA=m # CONFIG_SCSI_EATA_TAGGED_QUEUE is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_EATA_LINKED_COMMANDS is not set CONFIG_SCSI_EATA_MAX_TAGS=16 CONFIG_SCSI_EATA_PIO=m CONFIG_SCSI_FUTURE_DOMAIN=m CONFIG_SCSI_GDTH=m CONFIG_SCSI_GENERIC_NCR5380=m CONFIG_SCSI_GENERIC_NCR5380_MMIO=m # CONFIG_SCSI_GENERIC_NCR53C400 is not set CONFIG_SCSI_IPS=m # CONFIG_SCSI_INITIO is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_INIA100 is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_PPA is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_IMM is not set CONFIG_SCSI_NCR53C406A=m CONFIG_SCSI_SYM53C8XX_2=m CONFIG_SCSI_SYM53C8XX_DMA_ADDRESSING_MODE=1 CONFIG_SCSI_SYM53C8XX_DEFAULT_TAGS=16 CONFIG_SCSI_SYM53C8XX_MAX_TAGS=64 # CONFIG_SCSI_SYM53C8XX_IOMAPPED is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_IPR is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_PAS16 is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_PSI240I is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_QLOGIC_FAS is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_QLOGIC_ISP is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_QLOGIC_FC is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_QLOGIC_1280 is not set CONFIG_SCSI_QLA2XXX=y # CONFIG_SCSI_QLA21XX is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_QLA22XX is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_QLA2300 is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_QLA2322 is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_QLA6312 is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_QLA6322 is not set CONFIG_SCSI_SYM53C416=m CONFIG_SCSI_DC395x=m CONFIG_SCSI_DC390T=m # CONFIG_SCSI_T128 is not set CONFIG_SCSI_U14_34F=m # CONFIG_SCSI_U14_34F_TAGGED_QUEUE is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_U14_34F_LINKED_COMMANDS is not set CONFIG_SCSI_U14_34F_MAX_TAGS=8 CONFIG_SCSI_ULTRASTOR=m # CONFIG_SCSI_NSP32 is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_DEBUG is not set

# # Old CD-ROM drivers (not SCSI, not IDE) # # CONFIG_CD_NO_IDESCSI is not set

# # Multi-device support (RAID and LVM) # CONFIG_MD=y CONFIG_BLK_DEV_MD=m CONFIG_MD_LINEAR=m CONFIG_MD_RAID0=m CONFIG_MD_RAID1=m # CONFIG_MD_RAID10 is not set CONFIG_MD_RAID5=m # CONFIG_MD_RAID6 is not set CONFIG_MD_MULTIPATH=m # CONFIG_MD_FAULTY is not set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_DM=m # CONFIG_DM_CRYPT is not set # CONFIG_DM_SNAPSHOT is not set # CONFIG_DM_MIRROR is not set # CONFIG_DM_ZERO is not set # CONFIG_DM_MULTIPATH is not set # CONFIG_BLK_DEV_DM_BBR is not set

# # Fusion MPT device support # CONFIG_FUSION=m CONFIG_FUSION_MAX_SGE=40 CONFIG_FUSION_CTL=m

# # IEEE 1394 (FireWire) support # CONFIG_IEEE1394=m

# # Subsystem Options # # CONFIG_IEEE1394_VERBOSEDEBUG is not set # CONFIG_IEEE1394_OUI_DB is not set # CONFIG_IEEE1394_EXTRA_CONFIG_ROMS is not set

# # Device Drivers #

# # Texas Instruments PCILynx requires I2C # CONFIG_IEEE1394_OHCI1394=m

# # Protocol Drivers # # CONFIG_IEEE1394_VIDEO1394 is not set CONFIG_IEEE1394_SBP2=m # CONFIG_IEEE1394_SBP2_PHYS_DMA is not set # CONFIG_IEEE1394_ETH1394 is not set CONFIG_IEEE1394_DV1394=m CONFIG_IEEE1394_RAWIO=m CONFIG_IEEE1394_CMP=m CONFIG_IEEE1394_AMDTP=m

# # I2O device support # # CONFIG_I2O is not set

# # Networking support # CONFIG_NET=y

# # Networking options # CONFIG_PACKET=y # CONFIG_PACKET_MMAP is not set # CONFIG_NETLINK_DEV is not set CONFIG_UNIX=y # CONFIG_NET_KEY is not set CONFIG_INET=y CONFIG_IP_MULTICAST=y CONFIG_IP_ADVANCED_ROUTER=y CONFIG_IP_MULTIPLE_TABLES=y # CONFIG_IP_ROUTE_FWMARK is not set CONFIG_IP_ROUTE_MULTIPATH=y CONFIG_IP_ROUTE_VERBOSE=y CONFIG_IP_PNP=y CONFIG_IP_PNP_DHCP=y CONFIG_IP_PNP_BOOTP=y CONFIG_IP_PNP_RARP=y CONFIG_NET_IPIP=m CONFIG_NET_IPGRE=m CONFIG_NET_IPGRE_BROADCAST=y CONFIG_IP_MROUTE=y CONFIG_IP_PIMSM_V1=y CONFIG_IP_PIMSM_V2=y CONFIG_ARPD=y CONFIG_SYN_COOKIES=y CONFIG_INET_AH=m CONFIG_INET_ESP=m CONFIG_INET_IPCOMP=m CONFIG_INET_TUNNEL=y CONFIG_IP_TCPDIAG=y # CONFIG_IP_TCPDIAG_IPV6 is not set

# # IP: Virtual Server Configuration # # CONFIG_IP_VS is not set # CONFIG_IPV6 is not set CONFIG_NETFILTER=y # CONFIG_NETFILTER_DEBUG is not set

# # IP: Netfilter Configuration # # CONFIG_IP_NF_CONNTRACK is not set # CONFIG_IP_NF_CONNTRACK_MARK is not set # CONFIG_IP_NF_QUEUE is not set # CONFIG_IP_NF_IPTABLES is not set # CONFIG_IP_NF_ARPTABLES is not set # CONFIG_IP_NF_COMPAT_IPCHAINS is not set # CONFIG_IP_NF_COMPAT_IPFWADM is not set CONFIG_XFRM=y CONFIG_XFRM_USER=m

# # SCTP Configuration (EXPERIMENTAL) # # CONFIG_IP_SCTP is not set # CONFIG_ATM is not set # CONFIG_BRIDGE is not set # CONFIG_VLAN_8021Q is not set # CONFIG_DECNET is not set # CONFIG_LLC2 is not set # CONFIG_IPX is not set # CONFIG_ATALK is not set # CONFIG_X25 is not set # CONFIG_LAPB is not set # CONFIG_NET_DIVERT is not set # CONFIG_ECONET is not set CONFIG_WAN_ROUTER=m

# # QoS and/or fair queueing # # CONFIG_NET_SCHED is not set # CONFIG_NET_CLS_ROUTE is not set

# # Network testing # # CONFIG_NET_PKTGEN is not set # CONFIG_NETPOLL is not set # CONFIG_NET_POLL_CONTROLLER is not set # CONFIG_HAMRADIO is not set # CONFIG_IRDA is not set # CONFIG_BT is not set CONFIG_NETDEVICES=y CONFIG_DUMMY=m # CONFIG_BONDING is not set # CONFIG_EQUALIZER is not set # CONFIG_TUN is not set # CONFIG_NET_SB1000 is not set

# # ARCnet devices # # CONFIG_ARCNET is not set

# # Ethernet (10 or 100Mbit) # CONFIG_NET_ETHERNET=y CONFIG_MII=m # CONFIG_HAPPYMEAL is not set # CONFIG_SUNGEM is not set CONFIG_NET_VENDOR_3COM=y CONFIG_EL1=m CONFIG_EL2=m CONFIG_ELPLUS=m CONFIG_EL16=m CONFIG_EL3=m CONFIG_3C515=m CONFIG_VORTEX=m CONFIG_TYPHOON=m CONFIG_LANCE=m CONFIG_NET_VENDOR_SMC=y # CONFIG_WD80x3 is not set # CONFIG_ULTRA is not set # CONFIG_SMC9194 is not set # CONFIG_NET_VENDOR_RACAL is not set

# # Tulip family network device support # CONFIG_NET_TULIP=y CONFIG_DE2104X=m CONFIG_TULIP=m # CONFIG_TULIP_MWI is not set # CONFIG_TULIP_MMIO is not set # CONFIG_TULIP_NAPI is not set CONFIG_DE4X5=m CONFIG_WINBOND_840=m CONFIG_DM9102=m # CONFIG_AT1700 is not set # CONFIG_DEPCA is not set CONFIG_HP100=m # CONFIG_NET_ISA is not set CONFIG_NET_PCI=y CONFIG_PCNET32=m CONFIG_AMD8111_ETH=m # CONFIG_AMD8111E_NAPI is not set # CONFIG_ADAPTEC_STARFIRE is not set # CONFIG_AC3200 is not set CONFIG_APRICOT=m CONFIG_B44=m CONFIG_FORCEDETH=m # CONFIG_CS89x0 is not set CONFIG_DGRS=m # CONFIG_EEPRO100 is not set CONFIG_E100=m # CONFIG_E100_NAPI is not set # CONFIG_FEALNX is not set CONFIG_NATSEMI=m CONFIG_NE2K_PCI=m CONFIG_8139CP=m CONFIG_8139TOO=m # CONFIG_8139TOO_PIO is not set # CONFIG_8139TOO_TUNE_TWISTER is not set # CONFIG_8139TOO_8129 is not set # CONFIG_8139_OLD_RX_RESET is not set CONFIG_SIS900=m CONFIG_EPIC100=m CONFIG_SUNDANCE=m # CONFIG_SUNDANCE_MMIO is not set CONFIG_TLAN=m CONFIG_VIA_RHINE=m # CONFIG_VIA_RHINE_MMIO is not set # CONFIG_NET_POCKET is not set

# # Ethernet (1000 Mbit) # CONFIG_ACENIC=m # CONFIG_ACENIC_OMIT_TIGON_I is not set # CONFIG_DL2K is not set CONFIG_E1000=m # CONFIG_E1000_NAPI is not set # CONFIG_NS83820 is not set # CONFIG_HAMACHI is not set # CONFIG_YELLOWFIN is not set CONFIG_R8169=m # CONFIG_R8169_NAPI is not set # CONFIG_SK98LIN is not set # CONFIG_VIA_VELOCITY is not set CONFIG_TIGON3=m

# # Ethernet (10000 Mbit) # CONFIG_IXGB=m # CONFIG_IXGB_NAPI is not set # CONFIG_S2IO is not set

# # Token Ring devices # # CONFIG_TR is not set

# # Wireless LAN (non-hamradio) # CONFIG_NET_RADIO=y

# # Obsolete Wireless cards support (pre-802.11) # # CONFIG_STRIP is not set CONFIG_ARLAN=m # CONFIG_WAVELAN is not set

# # Wireless 802.11b ISA/PCI cards support # # CONFIG_AIRO is not set CONFIG_HERMES=m CONFIG_PLX_HERMES=m CONFIG_TMD_HERMES=m CONFIG_PCI_HERMES=m # CONFIG_ATMEL is not set

# # Prism GT/Duette 802.11(a/b/g) PCI/Cardbus support # CONFIG_PRISM54=m CONFIG_NET_WIRELESS=y

# # Wan interfaces # CONFIG_WAN=y # CONFIG_HOSTESS_SV11 is not set # CONFIG_COSA is not set # CONFIG_DSCC4 is not set # CONFIG_LANMEDIA is not set # CONFIG_SEALEVEL_4021 is not set # CONFIG_SYNCLINK_SYNCPPP is not set # CONFIG_HDLC is not set # CONFIG_DLCI is not set # CONFIG_WAN_ROUTER_DRIVERS is not set # CONFIG_SBNI is not set # CONFIG_FDDI is not set # CONFIG_HIPPI is not set # CONFIG_PLIP is not set CONFIG_PPP=m # CONFIG_PPP_MULTILINK is not set CONFIG_PPP_FILTER=y CONFIG_PPP_ASYNC=m CONFIG_PPP_SYNC_TTY=m CONFIG_PPP_DEFLATE=m CONFIG_PPP_BSDCOMP=m CONFIG_PPPOE=m # CONFIG_SLIP is not set # CONFIG_NET_FC is not set # CONFIG_SHAPER is not set # CONFIG_NETCONSOLE is not set

# # ISDN subsystem # # CONFIG_ISDN is not set

# # Telephony Support # # CONFIG_PHONE is not set

# # Input device support # CONFIG_INPUT=y

# # Userland interfaces # CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV=y CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV_PSAUX=y CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV_SCREEN_X=1024 CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV_SCREEN_Y=768 CONFIG_INPUT_JOYDEV=m # CONFIG_INPUT_TSDEV is not set # CONFIG_INPUT_EVDEV is not set # CONFIG_INPUT_EVBUG is not set

# # Input I/O drivers # CONFIG_GAMEPORT=m CONFIG_SOUND_GAMEPORT=m # CONFIG_GAMEPORT_NS558 is not set # CONFIG_GAMEPORT_L4 is not set # CONFIG_GAMEPORT_EMU10K1 is not set # CONFIG_GAMEPORT_VORTEX is not set # CONFIG_GAMEPORT_FM801 is not set # CONFIG_GAMEPORT_CS461x is not set CONFIG_SERIO=y CONFIG_SERIO_I8042=y # CONFIG_SERIO_SERPORT is not set # CONFIG_SERIO_CT82C710 is not set # CONFIG_SERIO_PARKBD is not set # CONFIG_SERIO_PCIPS2 is not set # CONFIG_SERIO_RAW is not set

# # Input Device Drivers # CONFIG_INPUT_KEYBOARD=y CONFIG_KEYBOARD_ATKBD=y # CONFIG_KEYBOARD_SUNKBD is not set # CONFIG_KEYBOARD_LKKBD is not set # CONFIG_KEYBOARD_XTKBD is not set # CONFIG_KEYBOARD_NEWTON is not set CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSE=y CONFIG_MOUSE_PS2=y # CONFIG_MOUSE_SERIAL is not set # CONFIG_MOUSE_INPORT is not set # CONFIG_MOUSE_LOGIBM is not set # CONFIG_MOUSE_PC110PAD is not set # CONFIG_MOUSE_VSXXXAA is not set CONFIG_INPUT_JOYSTICK=y CONFIG_JOYSTICK_ANALOG=m CONFIG_JOYSTICK_A3D=m CONFIG_JOYSTICK_ADI=m CONFIG_JOYSTICK_COBRA=m CONFIG_JOYSTICK_GF2K=m CONFIG_JOYSTICK_GRIP=m CONFIG_JOYSTICK_GRIP_MP=m CONFIG_JOYSTICK_GUILLEMOT=m CONFIG_JOYSTICK_INTERACT=m CONFIG_JOYSTICK_SIDEWINDER=m CONFIG_JOYSTICK_TMDC=m CONFIG_JOYSTICK_IFORCE=m # CONFIG_JOYSTICK_IFORCE_USB is not set # CONFIG_JOYSTICK_IFORCE_232 is not set CONFIG_JOYSTICK_WARRIOR=m # CONFIG_JOYSTICK_MAGELLAN is not set # CONFIG_JOYSTICK_SPACEORB is not set # CONFIG_JOYSTICK_SPACEBALL is not set # CONFIG_JOYSTICK_STINGER is not set # CONFIG_JOYSTICK_TWIDDLER is not set # CONFIG_JOYSTICK_DB9 is not set # CONFIG_JOYSTICK_GAMECON is not set # CONFIG_JOYSTICK_TURBOGRAFX is not set # CONFIG_JOYSTICK_JOYDUMP is not set # CONFIG_INPUT_TOUCHSCREEN is not set # CONFIG_INPUT_MISC is not set

# # Character devices # CONFIG_VT=y CONFIG_VT_CONSOLE=y CONFIG_HW_CONSOLE=y CONFIG_INOTIFY=y CONFIG_SERIAL_NONSTANDARD=y # CONFIG_COMPUTONE is not set # CONFIG_ROCKETPORT is not set # CONFIG_CYCLADES is not set # CONFIG_DIGIEPCA is not set # CONFIG_DIGI is not set # CONFIG_ESPSERIAL is not set # CONFIG_MOXA_INTELLIO is not set # CONFIG_MOXA_SMARTIO is not set # CONFIG_ISI is not set # CONFIG_SYNCLINK is not set # CONFIG_SYNCLINKMP is not set CONFIG_N_HDLC=m # CONFIG_RISCOM8 is not set # CONFIG_SPECIALIX is not set # CONFIG_SX is not set # CONFIG_RIO is not set # CONFIG_STALDRV is not set

# # Serial drivers # CONFIG_SERIAL_8250=y # CONFIG_SERIAL_8250_CONSOLE is not set CONFIG_SERIAL_8250_ACPI=y CONFIG_SERIAL_8250_NR_UARTS=4 # CONFIG_SERIAL_8250_EXTENDED is not set

# # Non-8250 serial port support # CONFIG_SERIAL_CORE=y CONFIG_UNIX98_PTYS=y CONFIG_LEGACY_PTYS=y CONFIG_LEGACY_PTY_COUNT=256 CONFIG_PRINTER=m # CONFIG_LP_CONSOLE is not set # CONFIG_PPDEV is not set # CONFIG_TIPAR is not set

# # IPMI # # CONFIG_IPMI_HANDLER is not set

# # Watchdog Cards # # CONFIG_WATCHDOG is not set CONFIG_HW_RANDOM=y CONFIG_NVRAM=y CONFIG_RTC=y # CONFIG_DTLK is not set # CONFIG_R3964 is not set # CONFIG_APPLICOM is not set CONFIG_SONYPI=m

# # Ftape, the floppy tape device driver # # CONFIG_FTAPE is not set CONFIG_AGP=m CONFIG_AGP_ALI=m CONFIG_AGP_ATI=m CONFIG_AGP_AMD=m CONFIG_AGP_AMD64=m CONFIG_AGP_INTEL=m CONFIG_AGP_INTEL_MCH=m CONFIG_AGP_NVIDIA=m CONFIG_AGP_SIS=m CONFIG_AGP_SWORKS=m CONFIG_AGP_VIA=m # CONFIG_AGP_EFFICEON is not set CONFIG_DRM=y CONFIG_DRM_TDFX=m CONFIG_DRM_R128=m CONFIG_DRM_RADEON=m CONFIG_DRM_I810=m # CONFIG_DRM_I830 is not set # CONFIG_DRM_I915 is not set CONFIG_DRM_MGA=m CONFIG_DRM_SIS=m # CONFIG_MWAVE is not set # CONFIG_RAW_DRIVER is not set # CONFIG_HPET is not set # CONFIG_HANGCHECK_TIMER is not set

# # I2C support # # CONFIG_I2C is not set

# # Dallas’s 1-wire bus # # CONFIG_W1 is not set

# # Misc devices # # CONFIG_IBM_ASM is not set

# # Multimedia devices # # CONFIG_VIDEO_DEV is not set

# # Digital Video Broadcasting Devices # # CONFIG_DVB is not set

# # Graphics support # CONFIG_FB=y CONFIG_FB_MODE_HELPERS=y # CONFIG_FB_TILEBLITTING is not set # CONFIG_FB_CIRRUS is not set # CONFIG_FB_PM2 is not set # CONFIG_FB_CYBER2000 is not set # CONFIG_FB_ASILIANT is not set # CONFIG_FB_IMSTT is not set # CONFIG_FB_VGA16 is not set CONFIG_FB_VESA=y # CONFIG_FB_VESA_STD is not set CONFIG_FB_VESA_TNG=y CONFIG_FB_VESA_DEFAULT_MODE=”640×480@60″ CONFIG_VIDEO_SELECT=y # CONFIG_FB_HGA is not set CONFIG_FB_RIVA=m # CONFIG_FB_RIVA_I2C is not set # CONFIG_FB_RIVA_DEBUG is not set # CONFIG_FB_I810 is not set # CONFIG_FB_INTEL is not set # CONFIG_FB_MATROX is not set # CONFIG_FB_RADEON_OLD is not set # CONFIG_FB_RADEON is not set # CONFIG_FB_ATY128 is not set # CONFIG_FB_ATY is not set # CONFIG_FB_SAVAGE is not set # CONFIG_FB_SIS is not set # CONFIG_FB_NEOMAGIC is not set # CONFIG_FB_KYRO is not set # CONFIG_FB_3DFX is not set # CONFIG_FB_VOODOO1 is not set # CONFIG_FB_TRIDENT is not set # CONFIG_FB_VIRTUAL is not set

# # Console display driver support # CONFIG_VGA_CONSOLE=y # CONFIG_MDA_CONSOLE is not set CONFIG_DUMMY_CONSOLE=y CONFIG_FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE=y # CONFIG_FONTS is not set CONFIG_FONT_8x8=y CONFIG_FONT_8x16=y

# # Logo configuration # CONFIG_LOGO=y CONFIG_LOGO_LINUX_MONO=y CONFIG_LOGO_LINUX_VGA16=y CONFIG_LOGO_LINUX_CLUT224=y # CONFIG_FB_SPLASH is not set

# # Speakup console speech # CONFIG_SPEAKUP=y CONFIG_SPEAKUP_ACNTSA=m CONFIG_SPEAKUP_ACNTPC=m CONFIG_SPEAKUP_APOLLO=m CONFIG_SPEAKUP_AUDPTR=m CONFIG_SPEAKUP_BNS=m CONFIG_SPEAKUP_DECTLK=m CONFIG_SPEAKUP_DECEXT=m CONFIG_SPEAKUP_DECPC=m CONFIG_SPEAKUP_DTLK=m CONFIG_SPEAKUP_KEYPC=m CONFIG_SPEAKUP_LTLK=m CONFIG_SPEAKUP_SFTSYN=m CONFIG_SPEAKUP_SPKOUT=m CONFIG_SPEAKUP_TXPRT=m

# # Enter the 3 to 6 character keyword from the list above, or none for no default synthesizer on boot up. # CONFIG_SPEAKUP_DEFAULT=”n”

# # Sound # CONFIG_SOUND=y

# # Advanced Linux Sound Architecture # CONFIG_SND=m CONFIG_SND_TIMER=m CONFIG_SND_PCM=m CONFIG_SND_HWDEP=m CONFIG_SND_RAWMIDI=m CONFIG_SND_SEQUENCER=m # CONFIG_SND_SEQ_DUMMY is not set CONFIG_SND_OSSEMUL=y CONFIG_SND_MIXER_OSS=m CONFIG_SND_PCM_OSS=m CONFIG_SND_SEQUENCER_OSS=y # CONFIG_SND_RTCTIMER is not set # CONFIG_SND_VERBOSE_PRINTK is not set # CONFIG_SND_DEBUG is not set

# # Generic devices # CONFIG_SND_MPU401_UART=m CONFIG_SND_OPL3_LIB=m # CONFIG_SND_DUMMY is not set # CONFIG_SND_VIRMIDI is not set # CONFIG_SND_MTPAV is not set # CONFIG_SND_SERIAL_U16550 is not set # CONFIG_SND_MPU401 is not set

# # ISA devices # # CONFIG_SND_AD1848 is not set # CONFIG_SND_CS4231 is not set # CONFIG_SND_CS4232 is not set # CONFIG_SND_CS4236 is not set # CONFIG_SND_ES1688 is not set # CONFIG_SND_ES18XX is not set # CONFIG_SND_GUSCLASSIC is not set # CONFIG_SND_GUSEXTREME is not set # CONFIG_SND_GUSMAX is not set # CONFIG_SND_INTERWAVE is not set # CONFIG_SND_INTERWAVE_STB is not set # CONFIG_SND_OPTI92X_AD1848 is not set # CONFIG_SND_OPTI92X_CS4231 is not set # CONFIG_SND_OPTI93X is not set # CONFIG_SND_SB8 is not set # CONFIG_SND_SB16 is not set # CONFIG_SND_SBAWE is not set # CONFIG_SND_WAVEFRONT is not set # CONFIG_SND_CMI8330 is not set # CONFIG_SND_OPL3SA2 is not set # CONFIG_SND_SGALAXY is not set # CONFIG_SND_SSCAPE is not set

# # PCI devices # CONFIG_SND_AC97_CODEC=m CONFIG_SND_ALI5451=m # CONFIG_SND_ATIIXP is not set # CONFIG_SND_ATIIXP_MODEM is not set # CONFIG_SND_AU8810 is not set # CONFIG_SND_AU8820 is not set # CONFIG_SND_AU8830 is not set CONFIG_SND_AZT3328=m # CONFIG_SND_BT87X is not set CONFIG_SND_CS46XX=m # CONFIG_SND_CS46XX_NEW_DSP is not set CONFIG_SND_CS4281=m CONFIG_SND_EMU10K1=m # CONFIG_SND_KORG1212 is not set # CONFIG_SND_MIXART is not set CONFIG_SND_NM256=m # CONFIG_SND_RME32 is not set CONFIG_SND_RME96=m # CONFIG_SND_RME9652 is not set # CONFIG_SND_HDSP is not set CONFIG_SND_TRIDENT=m CONFIG_SND_YMFPCI=m CONFIG_SND_ALS4000=m CONFIG_SND_CMIPCI=m CONFIG_SND_ENS1370=m CONFIG_SND_ENS1371=m # CONFIG_SND_ES1938 is not set # CONFIG_SND_ES1968 is not set # CONFIG_SND_MAESTRO3 is not set # CONFIG_SND_FM801 is not set CONFIG_SND_ICE1712=m CONFIG_SND_ICE1724=m CONFIG_SND_INTEL8X0=m # CONFIG_SND_INTEL8X0M is not set # CONFIG_SND_SONICVIBES is not set CONFIG_SND_VIA82XX=m # CONFIG_SND_VX222 is not set

# # USB devices # # CONFIG_SND_USB_AUDIO is not set # CONFIG_SND_USB_USX2Y is not set

# # Open Sound System # # CONFIG_SOUND_PRIME is not set

# # USB support # CONFIG_USB=m CONFIG_USB_DEBUG=y

# # Miscellaneous USB options # CONFIG_USB_DEVICEFS=y # CONFIG_USB_BANDWIDTH is not set # CONFIG_USB_DYNAMIC_MINORS is not set # CONFIG_USB_SUSPEND is not set # CONFIG_USB_OTG is not set CONFIG_USB_ARCH_HAS_HCD=y CONFIG_USB_ARCH_HAS_OHCI=y

# # USB Host Controller Drivers # CONFIG_USB_EHCI_HCD=m # CONFIG_USB_EHCI_SPLIT_ISO is not set # CONFIG_USB_EHCI_ROOT_HUB_TT is not set CONFIG_USB_OHCI_HCD=m CONFIG_USB_UHCI_HCD=m # CONFIG_USB_SL811_HCD is not set

# # USB Device Class drivers # # CONFIG_USB_AUDIO is not set # CONFIG_USB_BLUETOOTH_TTY is not set # CONFIG_USB_MIDI is not set # CONFIG_USB_ACM is not set CONFIG_USB_PRINTER=m

# # NOTE: USB_STORAGE enables SCSI, and ’SCSI disk support’ may also be needed; see USB_STORAGE Help for more information # CONFIG_USB_STORAGE=m # CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_DEBUG is not set # CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_RW_DETECT is not set # CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_DATAFAB is not set # CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_FREECOM is not set # CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_ISD200 is not set # CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_DPCM is not set # CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_HP8200e is not set # CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_SDDR09 is not set # CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_SDDR55 is not set # CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_JUMPSHOT is not set

# # USB Input Devices # CONFIG_USB_HID=m CONFIG_USB_HIDINPUT=y # CONFIG_HID_FF is not set CONFIG_USB_HIDDEV=y

# # USB HID Boot Protocol drivers # # CONFIG_USB_KBD is not set # CONFIG_USB_MOUSE is not set # CONFIG_USB_AIPTEK is not set # CONFIG_USB_WACOM is not set # CONFIG_USB_KBTAB is not set # CONFIG_USB_POWERMATE is not set # CONFIG_USB_MTOUCH is not set # CONFIG_USB_EGALAX is not set # CONFIG_USB_XPAD is not set # CONFIG_USB_ATI_REMOTE is not set

# # USB Imaging devices # # CONFIG_USB_MDC800 is not set # CONFIG_USB_MICROTEK is not set # CONFIG_USB_HPUSBSCSI is not set

# # USB Multimedia devices # # CONFIG_USB_DABUSB is not set

# # Video4Linux support is needed for USB Multimedia device support #

# # USB Network Adapters # # CONFIG_USB_CATC is not set # CONFIG_USB_KAWETH is not set # CONFIG_USB_PEGASUS is not set # CONFIG_USB_RTL8150 is not set # CONFIG_USB_USBNET is not set

# # USB port drivers # # CONFIG_USB_USS720 is not set

# # USB Serial Converter support # # CONFIG_USB_SERIAL is not set

# # USB Miscellaneous drivers # # CONFIG_USB_EMI62 is not set # CONFIG_USB_EMI26 is not set # CONFIG_USB_TIGL is not set # CONFIG_USB_AUERSWALD is not set # CONFIG_USB_RIO500 is not set # CONFIG_USB_LEGOTOWER is not set # CONFIG_USB_LCD is not set # CONFIG_USB_LED is not set # CONFIG_USB_CYTHERM is not set # CONFIG_USB_PHIDGETKIT is not set # CONFIG_USB_PHIDGETSERVO is not set # CONFIG_USB_TEST is not set

# # USB ATM/DSL drivers #

# # USB Gadget Support # # CONFIG_USB_GADGET is not set

# # MMC/SD Card support # # CONFIG_MMC is not set

# # File systems # CONFIG_EXT2_FS=y CONFIG_EXT2_FS_XATTR=y CONFIG_EXT2_FS_POSIX_ACL=y CONFIG_EXT2_FS_SECURITY=y CONFIG_EXT3_FS=y CONFIG_EXT3_FS_XATTR=y CONFIG_EXT3_FS_POSIX_ACL=y CONFIG_EXT3_FS_SECURITY=y CONFIG_JBD=y # CONFIG_JBD_DEBUG is not set CONFIG_FS_MBCACHE=y CONFIG_REISERFS_FS=y # CONFIG_REISERFS_CHECK is not set CONFIG_REISERFS_PROC_INFO=y # CONFIG_REISERFS_FS_XATTR is not set CONFIG_JFS_FS=y # CONFIG_JFS_POSIX_ACL is not set # CONFIG_JFS_DEBUG is not set # CONFIG_JFS_STATISTICS is not set CONFIG_FS_POSIX_ACL=y CONFIG_XFS_FS=y # CONFIG_XFS_RT is not set # CONFIG_XFS_QUOTA is not set # CONFIG_XFS_SECURITY is not set # CONFIG_XFS_POSIX_ACL is not set # CONFIG_MINIX_FS is not set CONFIG_ROMFS_FS=y # CONFIG_QUOTA is not set CONFIG_DNOTIFY=y # CONFIG_AUTOFS_FS is not set # CONFIG_AUTOFS4_FS is not set

# # CD-ROM/DVD Filesystems # CONFIG_ISO9660_FS=y CONFIG_JOLIET=y CONFIG_ZISOFS=y CONFIG_ZISOFS_FS=y CONFIG_UDF_FS=y CONFIG_UDF_NLS=y

# # DOS/FAT/NT Filesystems # CONFIG_FAT_FS=m CONFIG_MSDOS_FS=m CONFIG_VFAT_FS=m CONFIG_FAT_DEFAULT_CODEPAGE=437 CONFIG_FAT_DEFAULT_IOCHARSET=”iso8859-1″ CONFIG_NTFS_FS=m # CONFIG_NTFS_DEBUG is not set CONFIG_NTFS_RW=y

# # Pseudo filesystems # CONFIG_PROC_FS=y CONFIG_PROC_KCORE=y CONFIG_SYSFS=y CONFIG_DEVFS_FS=y # CONFIG_DEVFS_MOUNT is not set # CONFIG_DEVFS_DEBUG is not set # CONFIG_DEVPTS_FS_XATTR is not set CONFIG_TMPFS=y # CONFIG_TMPFS_XATTR is not set # CONFIG_HUGETLBFS is not set # CONFIG_HUGETLB_PAGE is not set CONFIG_RAMFS=y

# # Miscellaneous filesystems # # CONFIG_ADFS_FS is not set # CONFIG_AFFS_FS is not set # CONFIG_HFS_FS is not set # CONFIG_HFSPLUS_FS is not set # CONFIG_BEFS_FS is not set # CONFIG_BFS_FS is not set # CONFIG_EFS_FS is not set # CONFIG_JFFS_FS is not set # CONFIG_JFFS2_FS is not set CONFIG_CRAMFS=y # CONFIG_SQUASHFS is not set # CONFIG_VXFS_FS is not set # CONFIG_HPFS_FS is not set # CONFIG_QNX4FS_FS is not set # CONFIG_SYSV_FS is not set CONFIG_UFS_FS=m # CONFIG_UFS_FS_WRITE is not set

# # Network File Systems # CONFIG_NFS_FS=y CONFIG_NFS_V3=y # CONFIG_NFS_V4 is not set # CONFIG_NFS_DIRECTIO is not set CONFIG_NFSD=y CONFIG_NFSD_V3=y # CONFIG_NFSD_V4 is not set # CONFIG_NFSD_TCP is not set # CONFIG_ROOT_NFS is not set CONFIG_LOCKD=y CONFIG_LOCKD_V4=y CONFIG_EXPORTFS=y CONFIG_SUNRPC=y # CONFIG_RPCSEC_GSS_KRB5 is not set # CONFIG_RPCSEC_GSS_SPKM3 is not set CONFIG_SMB_FS=m # CONFIG_SMB_NLS_DEFAULT is not set CONFIG_CIFS=m # CONFIG_CIFS_STATS is not set # CONFIG_CIFS_XATTR is not set # CONFIG_CIFS_EXPERIMENTAL is not set # CONFIG_NCP_FS is not set # CONFIG_CODA_FS is not set # CONFIG_AFS_FS is not set

# # Partition Types # CONFIG_PARTITION_ADVANCED=y # CONFIG_ACORN_PARTITION is not set # CONFIG_OSF_PARTITION is not set # CONFIG_AMIGA_PARTITION is not set # CONFIG_ATARI_PARTITION is not set # CONFIG_MAC_PARTITION is not set CONFIG_MSDOS_PARTITION=y # CONFIG_BSD_DISKLABEL is not set # CONFIG_MINIX_SUBPARTITION is not set CONFIG_SOLARIS_X86_PARTITION=y # CONFIG_UNIXWARE_DISKLABEL is not set # CONFIG_LDM_PARTITION is not set # CONFIG_SGI_PARTITION is not set # CONFIG_ULTRIX_PARTITION is not set # CONFIG_SUN_PARTITION is not set # CONFIG_EFI_PARTITION is not set

# # Native Language Support # CONFIG_NLS=y CONFIG_NLS_DEFAULT=”iso8859-1″ CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_437=y # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_737 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_775 is not set CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_850=m # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_852 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_855 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_857 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_860 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_861 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_862 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_863 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_864 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_865 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_866 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_869 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_936 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_950 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_932 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_949 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_874 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_ISO8859_8 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_1250 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_1251 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_ASCII is not set CONFIG_NLS_ISO8859_1=y # CONFIG_NLS_ISO8859_2 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_ISO8859_3 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_ISO8859_4 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_ISO8859_5 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_ISO8859_6 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_ISO8859_7 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_ISO8859_9 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_ISO8859_13 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_ISO8859_14 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_ISO8859_15 is not set # CONFIG_NLS_KOI8_R is not set # CONFIG_NLS_KOI8_U is not set # CONFIG_NLS_UTF8 is not set

# # Profiling support # # CONFIG_PROFILING is not set

# # Kernel hacking # # CONFIG_DEBUG_KERNEL is not set # CONFIG_FRAME_POINTER is not set CONFIG_EARLY_PRINTK=y # CONFIG_4KSTACKS is not set CONFIG_X86_FIND_SMP_CONFIG=y CONFIG_X86_MPPARSE=y

# # Security options # # CONFIG_KEYS is not set # CONFIG_SECURITY is not set

# # Cryptographic options # CONFIG_CRYPTO=y CONFIG_CRYPTO_HMAC=y # CONFIG_CRYPTO_NULL is not set # CONFIG_CRYPTO_MD4 is not set CONFIG_CRYPTO_MD5=m CONFIG_CRYPTO_SHA1=m # CONFIG_CRYPTO_SHA256 is not set # CONFIG_CRYPTO_SHA512 is not set # CONFIG_CRYPTO_WP512 is not set CONFIG_CRYPTO_DES=m CONFIG_CRYPTO_BLOWFISH=m CONFIG_CRYPTO_TWOFISH=m # CONFIG_CRYPTO_SERPENT is not set # CONFIG_CRYPTO_AES_586 is not set # CONFIG_CRYPTO_CAST5 is not set # CONFIG_CRYPTO_CAST6 is not set # CONFIG_CRYPTO_TEA is not set CONFIG_CRYPTO_ARC4=m # CONFIG_CRYPTO_KHAZAD is not set # CONFIG_CRYPTO_ANUBIS is not set CONFIG_CRYPTO_DEFLATE=y # CONFIG_CRYPTO_MICHAEL_MIC is not set # CONFIG_CRYPTO_CRC32C is not set # CONFIG_CRYPTO_TEST is not set

# # Library routines # CONFIG_CRC_CCITT=m CONFIG_CRC32=y # CONFIG_LIBCRC32C is not set CONFIG_ZLIB_INFLATE=y CONFIG_ZLIB_DEFLATE=y CONFIG_GENERIC_HARDIRQS=y CONFIG_GENERIC_IRQ_PROBE=y CONFIG_X86_BIOS_REBOOT=y CONFIG_PC=y ==== End of config ======================

4-2 eciadsl:

4-2a) eciadsl-doctor:

“You are using linux kernel version 2.6.10-gentoo-r6 Support for USB is OK Preliminary USB device filesystem is OK dabusb module is not loaded: OK UHCI support is OK OHCI support is OK /dev/ppp is OK HDLC support is OK HDLC support is OK (no bug) You are using pppd version 2.4.2 (untested) PPP connection is OK Default route over ppp0 is OK Everything is OK ” 4-2b)philippe50 # route Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface local212.lnfny1 * 255.255.255.255 UH 0 0 0 ppp0 192.168.1.0 * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0 loopback localhost 255.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 lo default * 0.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 ppp0

4-2c) philippe50 etc # ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:50:BF:5A:BB:3D inet addr:192.168.1.2 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:7528 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:302 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:554553 (541.5 Kb) TX bytes:18120 (17.6 Kb) Interrupt:11 Base address:0x4000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1 RX packets:70 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:70 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:5500 (5.3 Kb) TX bytes:5500 (5.3 Kb)

ppp0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol inet addr:83.113.174.238 P-t-P:193.253.160.3 Mask:255.255.255.255 UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:25833 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:16253 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:3 RX bytes:33713330 (32.1 Mb) TX bytes:1304680 (1.2 Mb)

philippe50 etc #

4-2d) lspci

0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82845G/GL [Brookdale-G] Chipset Host Bridge (rev 02) 0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82845G/GL [Brookdale-G] Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 02) 0000:00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB (Hub #1) (rev 02) 0000:00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB (Hub #2) (rev 02) 0000:00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB (Hub #3) (rev 02) 0000:00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB EHCI Controller (rev 02) 0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA/DB PCI Bridge (rev 82) 0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801DB ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02) 0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801DB ICH4 IDE (rev 02) 0000:00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801DB SMBus (rev 02) 0000:00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB AC’97 Audio (rev 02) 0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0322 (rev a1) 0000:02:03.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev 80) 0000:02:04.0 RAID bus controller: Promise Technology, Inc. PDC20376 (rev 02) 0000:02:09.0 Multimedia audio controller: C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 (rev 10) 0000:02:0a.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6105 [Rhine-III] (rev 86) 0000:02:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)

4-2e) Firewall: shorewall:

Put back shorewall (firewall) I have to configure the kernel to activate ip_tables. Verify /etc/shorewall/shorewall.conf,zones,interfaces,rules …. Activate it: shorewall start.

5) PC configuration:

– Asus p4pE Celeron 2,4GHZ (Coppermine) 512 MB 80GB, 160GB IDE – ATA disks USB Eciadsl-usermode-0.10 (Globespan usb modem). Nvidia chip set graphics card.

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howto find the rpm package containing a executable file.

As I am a little bit lazy on certain matters and not willing to remember all those rpm commands , I use the site http://www.rpmfind.net. In fact, the manpages are too succinct and minimalist.

I have installed fedora core 3. I was looking for the command lsmod to debug my modules, Not finding it on my installation, I use the rpmfind.net to look which rpm package is containing lsmod.

1) go to http://www.rpmfind.net 2) in the first text field , enter lsmod 3) in the second text field, enter fedora (aka system) 4) click the search button,

5) the result screen gives all the packages which contain lsmod. 6) choose my distribution.

I can check the dependencies (if necessary), by clicking on the html link at the leftmost side of the chosen package. The html link has all informations I need to know, such as changelogs, related files directory tree.

7) download the package,

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Howto build kernel 2.6.3-25mdk.(Mandrake 10.0 community) – errors with scsi/ppscsi

Hello, Well, I tried to build the updated kernel (2.6.3-25mdk), with some modifications for the usb adsl eci driver (B-Focus).

PC: Celeron 1GHZ, 512MB, 60GB, 3dfx, Liteon dvd. Mandrake 10.0 community.

I ran the command “make bzImage modules modules_install”, and end up with errors at ” …. INSTALL drivers/media/video/zr36067.ko if [ -r System.map ]; then /sbin/depmod -ae -F System.map 2.6.3-25mdkcustom; fi WARNING: /lib/modules/2.6.3-25mdkcustom/kernel/drivers/scsi/ppscsi.ko needs unknown symbol __udivdi3 make: *** [_modinst_post] Error 1 ” As I do not use any scsi equipment, I decided to get rid of the ppscsi as follows:

Also, I don’t want to recompile everything (quite a long time).

1) From /usr/src/linux grep -R ppscsi *

2) rm -fr (.c,.h, .o, .ko, .cmd)

3) rm -f /usr/src/linux/kernel/configs.o 4) Comment out the lines in the file file:/usr/src/linux-2.6.3-25mdk/drivers/scsi/Makefile: # obj-$(CONFIG_PPSCSI) += ppscsi.o # obj-$(CONFIG_PPSCSI_T348) += t348.o # obj-$(CONFIG_PPSCSI_T358) += t358.o # obj-$(CONFIG_PPSCSI_ONSCSI) += onscsi.o # obj-$(CONFIG_PPSCSI_EPSA2) += epsa2.o # obj-$(CONFIG_PPSCSI_EPST) += epst.o # obj-$(CONFIG_PPSCSI_VPI0) += vpi0.o # obj-$(CONFIG_PPSCSI_VPI2) += vpi2.o # obj-$(CONFIG_PPSCSI_SPARCSI) += sparcsi.o

5) Ran again the command “grep -R ppscsi *”, to make sure there won’t anything left. 6) Ran the command: make bzImage modules modules_install It’s ok.

7) copy the bzImage to /boot and al as: a) cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.3-25mdkcustom b) mkinitrd -f -v /boot/initrd-2.6.3-25mdkcustom.img 2.6.3-25mdkcustom c) edit lilo.conf, to add the new kernel params d) lilo -v

8) reboot.

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How to resize a partition in Mandrake Linux

Hello,

When I tried to compile my new kernel, I ran into trouble with my /usr partition. Not enough space. (the kernel source was rpmed and resides in /usr/src).

Hopefully, I have have put aside some disk free space, when installing my distro.

Here what I have done:

Distro: Mandrake 10.0 community edition (I386). Filesystem ext3. Disk: ATA 60GB. Used space: 50GB – /, /usr (5 GB), /usr/local, /var, /home. Unused space: 10 GB

1) After booting up the Mandrake linux:
– Launch /usr/sbin/diskdrake: create a new ext3 partition and mount point as /usrnew (size 7GB). Here note the device partition names for /usr and /usrnew i.e /usr as /dev/hda9, /usrnew as /dev/hda12 and / (root) as /dev/hda7.

When exiting diskdrake, the file /etc/fstab is updated for the /usrnew mount point.

Of course, one has to adapt with his/her own installation layout.

2) I boot up the PC with Knoppix CD (in fact the CD is coming from the Aurox ver. 10 distro, disk nr 5). Aurox is a Polish distro, based on Fedora core 2. Don’t forget to change the Bios for the boot equence.

I use this procedure, which is the safest, since it is a LiveCD (mem resident).

3) In Knoppix prompt:

3-a Create the various mount points for the disk hda partitions, i.e mkdir /mnt/myhdb7 mkdir /mnt/myhdb9 mkdir /mnt/myhda12

3-b Mount the /, /usr,/usrnew (of Mandrake 10.0 distro) : mount /dev/hda7 /mnt/myhdb7 mount /dev/hda9 /mnt/myhdb9 mount /dev/hda12 /mnt/myhda12

3-c Copy all /usr files to /usrnew directory, for my Mandrake distro: cp -pr /mnt/myhdb9 /mnt/myhda12

3-d Edit /mnt/myhdb7/etc/fstab change the line containing /dev/hda9 /usr ext3 defaults 1 2 as /dev/hda12 /usr ext3 defaults 1 2

change the line containing /dev/hda9 /usrnew ext3 defaults 1 2 as /dev/hda12 /usrnew ext3 defaults 1 2

That’s it. I can re-use the /usrnew partition if needed for example for augmenting the /var partition, or some other purposes (i.e backup).

4) in knoppix, execute: reboot

5) take out the Knoppix cdrom.

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Remember Holocaust : Autschwitz , 60 years later

January 27th, 1945. The soviet army liberated the survivors of the horror camp of Autschwitz. That is what I read from newspapers frontpage, radio and TV broadcastings.

During the week, I follow the reports on the history, witnesses not only from the camp survivors but also from the soviet veterans.

I am feeling sad and pessismistic.

I am wondering how I would behave if I was one of those survivors. They seem so tranquils, speaking softly without anger, as if an apaising breeze hovers around them. A kind of sacred aura.

They expound Dignity all around.

I believe that it is good to celebrate the event, make it part of Human History. A horror milestone.

History is a whole, not just battles, victories, conquests, famous personalties, not just “positive” side point of view.

For me, 60 years ago is a long time, since I was not born yet. But it happened in my century, the most advanced one, sciencetifically speaking.

In the name of Science, people decided and still do, who were allow to live. Not only humans, but also every living and “unliving” species, at least on the Earth.

The holocaust is an epiphenomena of “civilization”. The aftermath of struggles for survival of the species.

The fact that the Jewish people struggle for their survival since the dawn of know civilization, made them the fitter gender from the rest of the humanity. Not only did they have to battle against their natural environment, but also their fellow human foes, inside and outside. They had to devise doublewise, at a minimun, ingenuity in order to survive. In one phrase, instead of wiping the jewish people off the Earth, their foes have strenghthened their ability to live. A sacred gift.

They have given a lesson to humans. Faith in God and identity.

Despite of my readings from books and reports, for several years, I am desparated by not understanding really why such atrocities may happen to a particular set of people.

Some reasons:
– The crucifixion of the Christ, the death of our Lord.
– The plundering of the riches of the World.
– Money lenders with astronomous interests.
– The World domination conspiracy.
– Capitalism, exploiters.
– The Chosen People, therefore the superiors to the rest of humanity. etc …

At each era of the western history (beginning with middle East :Babylon, Egypt …) where those atrocities occured, one of more of the reasons cited above was/were invoked.

Well, as far as I am concerned, which “nation” has not done that for the similar reasons ?

I am saying that, the similar reasons have been invoked and used by all “nations” around the World, in order to exist.

For example, Chinese empire existed by conquests, sinisation, assimilation, and build the great wall to protect herself from barbarians (inferiors). The Chinese created an identity for herself. Just an idea.

The Vietnamese empire, started from the North of Vietnam. Again identity.

The kingdoms of Kampuchea, Chams, Thai, India, Japan …

In the middle East, the berth of civilisation: Mesopotamia, Egypt … Arabia …

In the western Hemisphere: Greece (mother of the Western civilization), Rome, European kingdoms and Empires …

In the Americas: Aztecs, Incas …

In Africa, Tumbuktu …

In fact, wherever existed people, they tend to forge, one way or another an identity, a reason to simply exist. To be or not to be, that is the question …

To form a group of people, a village, a tribe, they must have a same symbolic in language, faith. An ordered set of rules.

To maintain the same set of rules, they became intolerant with whoever might or willing to break them. Identity.

But, what is scary in the history of Jewish holocaust (also tziganes, even blacks people, communists, anti nazi, homosexuals, genetically “ill” …), it was done methodically, systematcally, stubbornely, singleminded, so-called scientifically.

It has nothing to do with faith. In the name of our Lord.

Even, the symbol of the Swastika, is not coming from Aryan lore, but Tibetain. So, the tibetain monks are nazis ? But tibetains are not aryans, therefore they could not be nazis.

I am puzzled.

Some modern theorists, were saying that the executors were members of a secret society, which was there for an unknown time, headed by a mysterious Master.

Well, I can not make me prevent from thinking about the mysterious templars in the middle age.

It is a courage taken by the protagonists of the Holocaust to look in the face of the atrocities brought by their forebears and their victims. IT IS A SYMBOL, for the future.

Genocides did exist all around the world, even today.

But to the extent of Auschwitz and the likes, is beyond my comprehension.

Not that there could exist acceptable genocides. A life is a life, because it is the best thing that exists. Be it sentient being or not (?).

But genocides elevated to a level of scientific theory is simply madness. Because there would not be any point of return or regeneration.

Let me explain a bit:

Suppose that the third Reich won. What would be the results ?

– In the western sphere, they would create a super race, the Aryans, and so what ? All those aryans, would have the same characteristics, physically and mentally. They would breed among themselves. Narcistic (like some Egyptians pharohs in the past time). Suppose that, with time, the aryans would have the same mental and abilities, which kind of society would they have ? Would most of them accept any hierarchical order and constraints ? I think that, everybody, aryans, would try to step one upon the other to have an advantage, hence struggles. Competition. It would be a collective suicide. A dead end. Suppose they want to prosper (Reich), they would need “inferiors”, to do harassing burdens for them. Where would they do to find those workers ? Solution: Enslave other people from the East and South. I don’t believe that the latter would let them achieve, easily.

Conlusion for me: They and the alikes around the world have only a real motive GREED … . For me, they are just another species to battle.

Something puzzles me from time to time: Superior beings do not exist without its contraries, and vice versa. But what is the definition of each term ? what qualifies being superior or inferior ? Could we quantify that the air (oxygene) we breath is inferior to a human, because it is not sentient, just a chemical compound ? Could we quantify that cereals, we used to grow in order to sustain our physiology, inferior to us ? that we don’t need them to survive (the same question arise for everything that are comestible) ?

If some seem to think that they are superiors to others, how comes that they need others like themselves to achieve whatever aims they have in mind ? Why do they do need help ? A superior is and always is a lonesome being.

Amen.

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Anniversary 2005

Another candle, which should make us a little wiser … Philippe, Mireille

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Noah Spaceship.

With the disaster in South East Asia running from 26th December 2004, where several countries around the Indian Ocean are touched, more and more people around the world are realizing the enormity of the event.

This awakening is possible by technology.

Science and its by-product, aka Technology, is our hope to survive and prosper.

Not so long time ago, some “amateur” scientists or self represented as such, or nuts, were and still looking for lost civilizations, lost continents.

Many of them are looking into ancient writings and lore in order to get hints where to find proofs.

Some of them succeeded.

After the long preliminary, get us to the point.

I do not know if the dream I had, has been suggested before. If so, I am sorry, and the reader should skip this message.

Noah Spaceship:

My dreaming is that developed countries would build a spaceship. The spaceship would contain most human knowledge stocked in a proper guise (ie,computer disk memories). Such a thing has already been done, some years ago.

But instead of statical artefacts, cdrom, graphics, pictures, I would like to add life forms seeds, as well. Every known life forms we are aware of. Because, human DNA alone, doesn’t make sense. Because we, humans cannot live separated from our environment.

I won’t want to be put as an representative item in a museum, in a far future by would be aliens or human successors.

The spaceship should contain all the ingredients, necessary to recreate our biosphere (i.e. Earth and its creatures).

Today technology and knowledge should be used now, to gather those ingredients, reduced to minimal size as seem fit. Set it up in a spaceship, filled up of all possible automation equipments, make it circling the Earth.

With years, and hence progress, let us update the content of the spaceship. Let it link with all the laborastories around the world.

And who knows, a time would come, the spaceship has gathered enough data to recreate our life biosphere somewhere in the outer space.

Nonody one earth are eternal. Except maybe, some powerful persons to clone themselves and pets. But to what aims ? They will be be alone.

And history will recommence again …

Once upon a time, God was alone, so God created Adam and Eve and put them in the Eden Garden …

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Hope for All

HOPE FOR ALL

Tragedy, fearfull tragedy; Tidal waves thunder Ocean, taking their death toll in the run Tragedy, mournful tragedy.

South East Asia paradise washed away all the hope a better life to grope humans are not merchandise.

Humans are not accountable. Humans are in Life chain. Humans are feeling the Pain. Humans are not expendable.

Mother Earth expounds her ire, destroys manmade artefacts. Omen to take by human acts. Furor, angry, backfire.

Puny battles amongst nations nothing like the Nature thundering with awe for sure to us to take the lessons.

Forget we not who the Master is, we pretentious beings as such washed away as fleas we crush. We are nothing compared to Her.

Hope is still there for us to grasp, to take care of, a better future, not off, not so late for all of us.

Use our comprehension utmost to clean inside out our Shelter, respect our Host, dispell dire; First, do it among us at most.

Two faces of the same coin. On one, greed fosters Riches, profit many but far reaches; on other , bleeding the groin.

The powerful protects the feable, as the shield protects the body. Nature needs Harmony, One is powerful and feable.

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Visit to Paris (back to home)

Mireille and the Eiffel Tower.

Picture taken in 2004 .

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Aunt Paulette, her family and Philippe.

Philippe, Aunt Paulette, her son in law, her grand-daughter (one amonst others), her grandson (one amongst others), her daughter. Picture taken at her home (Challes-les-eaux – 73 France), on March 2004.

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Elvire’s birthday (90 yrs)

Mireille, Elvire, Agnes.

Picture taken on May 2004.

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Aunt Paulette and Philippe – Challes-les-eaux (73 – France)

Aunt Paulette and Philippe at her home (March 2004).

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Alexandre’s birthday June 2004

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Happy birthday Alexandre. (well, the timing with the blog is out of sync). But, it is done for family and friends to view.

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Christmas eve 2004

Mireille, Agnès, Elvire, Khaled

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Testing

Where are they ?

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Fwd: Christmas eve – 2004

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Elvire, Mireille, Agnès, Khaled (where ami ? where is doggy Feizah ?)

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Fwd: Tsunami in South East Asia

It is a sad matter for all the tens of thousands people.

I am stunned.

Despite all the the technology of the developed countries, “nothing” could be done to prevent the human disaster.

I heard from the TV, that the scientists which have the necessary detection equipments, have tried unsuccessfully to warn the concerned governments, some hours before the fate occured. Nobody was reachable.

How comes ?

There was not a sole tsunami flooding the costals., but several.

It is incredible that no one which was in charge of the weather forecastings in those countries could be reached. (I suppose that there is a minimun service such as telex, radio, satellite, internet weatherforcasting streaming round the clock in each country, at least for the radio and TV broadcasting). I don’t believe that such such a service does not existed (at least for the countries such as Malaysia, Thailand and India).

Something puzzles me.

Thankfully, the international relief is coming quickly.

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