Jul 31, 2011

Changed OS on Archos 101 to UrukDroid ( upgrade to 1.5B2 )

Now I've changed to OS on my Archos 101 from the Archos firmware to UrukDroid.

First contact was an installation tutorial for 1.0.
Where also the files are listed for download.
The homepage of UrukDroid is at google.

 To use UrukDroid, the Archos must be patched to use the SDE Firmware from Archos itself.

Following the installation instruction was no problem to install.

The next Versions of UrukDroid are not released yet, but I'd like to upgrade to the Beta-Version
of 1.5. The download files root is here.

My first fault was, to extract the archive and just copy oer the update-File, but you have to
copy the whole archive downloaded to the archos device.

The archive has to be put to /data/UrukUpdate on you're device. So you have to use a Fileexplorer or
terminal to move the file from /sdcard to /data/UrukUpdate.
After some time the device starts to update itself.

I recognized a slowdown of the device during the updated phase. When the update is finished, the
devie reboots itself.

The file /etc/urukdroid-version contains the actual version of the instaled system.

Also vpnc ( VPN Network establish tool ) works now with UrukDroid 1.5.
Version 1.0 was not able to establish a VPN Connection.

Jul 26, 2011

Updated my OpenIndiana Build 151 Installation

Just saw that, the there was an update in PKG-Repository for Dev-Illumos at

So I started a pkg upate

root@solewer:~# pkg update
                Packages to update:   350
           Create boot environment:   Yes
DOWNLOAD                                  PKGS       FILES    XFER (MB)
Completed                              350/350   1522/1522    24.0/24.0

PHASE                                        ACTIONS
Removal Phase                                  99/99
Install Phase                                  80/80
Update Phase                               5414/5414

PHASE                                          ITEMS
Package State Update Phase                   700/700
Package Cache Update Phase                   350/350
Image State Update Phase                         2/2

A clone of OI151-2 exists and has been updated and activated.
On the next boot the Boot Environment OI151-3 will be mounted on '/'.
Reboot when ready to switch to this updated BE.

NOTE: Please review release notes posted at:


After the reboot everything seems to be fine so far.

Jul 25, 2011

C/C++ Feature in NetBeans to show the Callgraph of a function

Found a nice feature in the C/C++ Plugin of Netbeans.

Select a function in the code, right click and select "Show Call Graph".
This opens a window and shows the callgraph depending on the selection you do.
All Functions called by this one or all other functions calling this one.

Jul 20, 2011

VirtualBox 4.1.0 is release

The Version 4.1.0 of VirtualBox is released.

Download for Solaris x86/amd64 is here.

Installation and start of an XP instance in OpenIndiana 151 was not problem.
The installation still needed the saved boot of XP.

Jul 18, 2011

VirtualBox 4.0.12 ist released

A little bit late, because of vacation, but Version 4.0.12 of VirtualBox is release.
Downloaded and installed on OpenIndiana without problems. The Virtual XP
instance is up and running with the updated Guest Additions.

Thunderbird 5.0 -> QuickText extensions does not work

I installed Thunderbird 5.0 on my OpenIndiana Box from the reference page in opensolaris.org.

In former releases of Thunderbird, I used a lot the quicktext-extension.
This extension allows to define macros/templates of text, which can be
expanded after pressing a special key like TAB in my case.
But the extension does not work anymore with Thunderbird 5.0.
Also editing the install.rdf and increasing the version number does not solve
the problem.

But at the home of the developer I found a beta version for download.
This extension also works in thunderbird 5.0 and all my templates are
here again.