I’ve found that in order to get x11vnc to work with the Mac OS X built-in VNC client (“Screen Sharing Application”), there options are required when starting the VNC server: $ x11vnc -display :0 -rfbauth /home/pi/.vnc/passwd -shared -rfbversion 3.3 -forever -bg The -shared option is key here. Judging by the log on the VNC server, […]
I have an old Apple PowerBook G4 with a broken CD/DVD drive. For most practical purposes, the broken drive is no issue. However, if you’re going to re-install the laptop, it becomes one. Luckily, the PowerBook is able to boot from USB… At first, I tried following the instructions on "LiveUSB on PPC" found in […]
Here’s how I got ImageMagick with JPEG support to compile and run on Mac OS X 10.6 (Intel). First, I got the ImageMagick Source Code via Subversion, per the instructions from http://www.imagemagick.org/script/subversion.php. Short version: $ svn co https://www.imagemagick.org/subversion/ImageMagick/branches/ImageMagick-6.6.5 ImageMagick-6.6.5 Then, I pulled libjpeg from the Independent JPEG Group. I had to extract the source code […]
My shell scripting skills suck. So it comes naturally that I learn a lot every time I need to write a script. The trick I’m about to describe is so neat that I want to share it. Assume for a second that you need to execute a series of commands on a remote machine, but […]
The Tex Live distribution Mac OS X is getting more outdated by the day. Maybe there’s a way to update it, but I didn’t bother to check. For a reasonably good layout of letters without a footer I found that a recent version of KOMAscript is required. I’m using Version 2.98 obtained from http://dante.ctan.org/. Installing […]
I just tried to build Qemu on an Intel Mac. Qemu needs GCC 3.x and won’t compile with GCC 4.x. The configure script for Qemu automatically detects that the GCC 3.x is installed as /usr/bin/gcc-3.3 and tries to use that. The problem is that the compiler is actually a cross-compiler for PowerPC and that it […]
I came accross this page today, where Amit Singh talks about some profiling tools for Mac OS X. Particularily interesting seem to be the Computer Hardware Understanding Development (CHUD) Tools. I haven’t used them yet, but will check them out soon.
I don’t know when this started, but recently whenever I try to start Parallels (which admittedly doesn’t happen very often), my whole System comes down to a halt. Well, not completely, the system is still running, but it won’t even let me switch between applications in a responsive manner. Even the mouse movement isn’t smooth […]