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Welcome, I'm Shantanu Tushar, currently pursuing B.E. in Computer Science And Engineering at B.M.S. College Of Engineering, Bangalore. You'll find here mostly, apart from my personal details, technical stuff that I am able to put on here. Please share your views and comments in the Feedback section.
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  • May 2, 2010, 6:11 pm

    I recently installed Kubuntu 10.04 LTS and loved the fast boot time, but there was this NVIDIA proprietary driver not working properly. I was not able to use all possible resolutions and the picture was buggy. After some time Googling, I just tried to launch the NVIDIA settings which suggested to run nvidia-xconfig to update the X configuration. I did it and it worked perfectly!

    Hope this helps smiley

  • May 1, 2010, 2:03 am

    Right from the time I found about the Gluon project (which I found on the GSoC ideas page), I've been very excited and having loads of fun with the Gluon team (as usual :)

    I'm happy to announce that the Plasmoid has taken its first step, displaying a Gluon example game on an OpenGL rendered Plasma applet. The applet is a Plasma::GLApplet which uses the Gluon Framework to create game graphics and output game audio alongwith support for input.

    Here's a screenshot (yes, the transparency is a bug)-

  • April 26, 2010, 8:12 pm

    With the type and select feature implemented in the Folder View Plasma applet, I hope that we finally resolve bug 187241 completely. This makes the applet even more usable than before.

    This fix was different in a way that I had my first ever usability discussion with the KDE Usability team over the type and select behavior differing from Dolphin (and in general with anything derived from QAbstractItemView). Finally we concluded that the behavior be modified to match Dolphin's, and thats what the current state is.

    The fix will ship with KDE SC 4.5

  • March 14, 2010, 12:19 pm

    I still remember the day when I entered into the hall where hackfest was going to happen in at Genesis 2007. Just like everybody else I though they'll teach how to intrude into others' systems and do other crazy stuff. Little did I realize that it was a day when I was going to change; my way of computing was going to change.

  • February 12, 2010, 8:28 pm

    (Update: See Yuen Hoe's nice screencast here and Diego's post here).

    There are some moments in life which are just too exciting and thrilling. The best of them came just recently - when Plasmate's first release happened.

  • January 14, 2010, 6:28 pm

    Another fine example of how non-free software can create nuisance is the Sify Broadband GNU/Linux client. It was my mistake that I was happy the moment I found out that they have a GNU/Linux client.

    If you're using the client, you know how stripped down the software is as compared to the Windows client. And that comes with its own problems-

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