Ramblings of Daniel Graziotin


mbpfan v2.0.0 with universal sensor detection, man page, support for clang, and more


This should perhaps be codenamed “nobody-will-believe-I-released-it”. After almost two years of no stable releases, I am proud (and also a bit ashamed) of announcing mbpfan v2.0.0. Download it here Compare all changes here. Major improvements Support for CentOS using new kernel but old sensors path #92 Universal support for sensors path regardless of kernel version #92 Added man page...

How to add the /home/user folder in OS X, Linux style


As owner of a Macbook Pro, I sometimes make the sad decision to switch back to OS X from GNU/Linux because of many issues that will not be listed here. The first thing I miss when using the Terminal and various scripts is the fact that the default path for the home directory in Mac OS X is /Users/username. Many scripts that I use search for files and directories using a full path (e.g...

Intel Graphic cards, Linux, Xorg and UXA performance boost


For people having Intel graphic chipset under Gnu/Linux, performance using 3D applications or Compiz-* window manager effects has always been a problem. Intel drivers for Xorg never gave problems but have also never been brilliant. I always looked around searching for xorg.conf tuning configuration entries. Today I was simply browsing Ubuntu Wiki and discovered the UxaTesting page. I wanted to...

How to install MintMenu on Debian (lenny, sid)


I really like (and miss) Linux Mint Menu (mintmenu), so I installed it on my Debian Sid box and here is how I managed it: Install mintsystem and mintmenu deb packages (see the links above) Help it to recognize your applications by symlinking some files in /etc/xdg/menus (as root): ln -s gnome-applications.menu applications.menu ln -s gnome-preferences.menu preferences.menu ln -s gnome-settings...

Configure Slackware 13.1 for Macbook Pro 6,2


In this post I would like to share with you some configurations and tweaks for using our beloved Slackware Linux 13.1 (also current) with the last generation of Macbook Pro, having Intel Core i5 and Corei7 CPUs. It should also work for past Intel based generations of Macbook Pro. Maybe also on some non Pro models. Listed on TuxMobil It won’t be a classical “How to install Slackware 13.1 on a...

How to have both Mac Os X and Linux installed and share the same home directory files


So much time since my last post! I’m sure that the best way to come back to blog posting is a nice tutorial. I’m going to write how to have the same home directory shared between Mac Os X and Gnu/Linux. Let me call Gnu/Linux just Linux from now on. A unique place for your working directory on both Mac Os X and Linux! The configuration I’m proposing should be very confortable, as it works with...

Hp nx6325 (and friends) thermal problems solved


Hp nx6325 (and friends) thermal problems solved Update 06-03-2007: You won’t need this script with a kernel >= 2.6.21. Update 04-21-2007: I heard that you won’t need this script with a 2.6.21 kernel, I´m using a 2.6.20 kernel and the problem still exists. Update 12-25-2006: Renamed the script as fancontrol-bd, because there already exists a program called fancontrol, written in perl Update 12-14...

Ramblings of Daniel Graziotin

About Author


Dr. Daniel Graziotin received his PhD in computer science, software engineering at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. His research interests include human aspects in empirical software engineering with psychological measurements, Web engineering, and open science. He researches, publishes, and reviews for venues in software engineering, human-computer interaction, and psychology. Daniel is the founder of the psychoempirical software engineering discipline and guidelines. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software, academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal, and academic editor at the Open Communications in Computer Science journal. He is the local coordinator of the Italian Open science local group for the Open Knowledge Foundation. He is a member of ACM, SIGSOFT, and IEEE.