dimanche 18 août 2013

OpenSourcing my final year project

I have decided to release my Final Year Project for university .
It is an intelligent download manager with md5 validation and verification.

It's called Devildron Secure Download manager.

Imagine you were to download a huge .iso from a website.
Well instead of using a third party md5 verification tool, its already integrated into the DM.

So it will download your iso and make the MD5 check automatically :)


Source Code:
You guys are free to download.

In case people wonder about my grade, I got an A for it :-)

Currently works on windows only :p.

Connecting to my Samsung galaxy note on Slackware linux

Hey guys, for some reason, linux can't read from my SGalaxy Note.
Its not showing up as USB mass storage device.

I discovered this neat tool: gmtp
easy to use and quite handy :)

Quick linux trick to kill processes

One of the annoying sides of linux is killing processes.
Skype ocasionally hangs up on linux.

So to kill the process easily, I do:

 kill -9 `ps cax | grep -i skype | awk '{print $1}' | head -n1`

Its much better than looking for PID of the process each time :)

Removing Stock firmware on my modem/router and putting Open Source 3rd party linux firmware

I got my own ADSL line separated from our family ADSL line. I got a cheap modem/router from a vendor in bagatelle. After doing some probing on the router I discovered that the stock firmware runs linux! However, it is an old version of the kernel.

I downloaded OpenWrt which is a third party open source firmware with the latest linux kernel.

I was able able to get it running in less than 5 minutes. Its very stable right now.

root@OpenWrt:~# cat /proc/version Linux version 3.3.8 (blogic@Debian-60-squeeze-64-minimal) (gcc version 4.6.3 20120201 (prerelease) (Linaro GCC 4.6-2012.02) ) #1 Sat Mar 23 16:49:30 UTC 2013 root@OpenWrt:~#

It runs kernel 3.3 awesome! :D

It also has ssh access.

My android phone is working over wifi pretty well.

Compiling my own linux kernel from source

System : Slackware 14 x86_64 Just compiled my kernel from source :) Linux version 3.2.29 (root@devildron) (gcc version 4.7.1 (GCC) ) #2 SMP Sat Aug 17 18:19:53 GET 2013 It was a great learning experience ! Just noticed that I get 700 fps more in fgl_glxgears test.