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PSP With Linux Wallpaper

Ever want to build you own PSP game but didn’t know where to start? Well installing a pspsdk would be the best place to do this. A SDK allows provides you with everything needed to develop a psp game. With out it you wouldn’t be able to compile your source for PSP production. Note: You need Custom Firmware for your program to work. Also you need to know how to program in C++ or C to use this SDK Efficiently.

Tested on: Ubuntu, Fluxbox, Mint 9 and slax

First we need to install a few things:

sudo apt-get install build-essential autoconf automake bison flex \
  libncurses5-dev libreadline-dev libusb-dev texinfo libgmp3-dev   \
  libmpfr-dev subversion gcc

Download the install:
svn checkout svn://svn.ps2dev.org/psp/trunk/psptoolchain
This will create a folder named psptoolchain in your home. Keep it

Setting up the Environment:
With out this you can not start installing.
So edit your .profile file (located in the home directory).

  gedit .profile

Now add these line at the bottom of the file:
export PSPDEV="/usr/local/pspdev"
export PSPSDK="$PSPDEV/psp/sdk"
export PATH="$PATH:$PSPDEV/bin:$PSPSDK/bin"

Save the file.
Now in the terminal type:
source profile

Now for the install:
cd /psptoolchain
sudo ./toolchain-sudo.sh

This will take about 1-3 hours. (maybe less) but it take some time, so go out get some air, study your c++/C book, google psp homebew tutorials, then come back hopefully the install will be finished.
After the install is done, you will need to keep the psptoolchain folder on your home, so don’t mess with that.
You wont notice anything different about your system, no applicaiton installed or any physical psp tools. This pretty much allows you to compile your source for the psp to read. Have fun and enjoy making PSP homebrews.

A real interesting addition to ubuntu is the idea of a wallpaper clock. Wallpaper clocks are every so unique. Plus it uses just as much memory usage as a regular wallpaper so why not use it.

Just a few that i found attractive. If you would like to check out more wallpaper clocks, both free or paid check out Vladstudio.
If your still interested in these wallclocks let get into installing them!
First off we need “Screenlets” So do:
sudo apt-get install screenlets
Now that its installed Go to:
Search for a wallpaper clock through screenlet and hit the launch/add button.
A Small clock icon should show up on your desktop. Right click it and select install. Now browse to the downloaded wallpaaper clock file (its a .wcz file)
Now to activate the installed wallpaper clock you just selected right click the clock icon again and select Change Wallpper clock>My wallpapers>new installed files will be here.
Any Questions please ask or if you have comments please tell!
John Riselvato

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The config file for shortcuts is in /home/username/.fluxbox/keys
Username being the account your on.
So go:
vim /home/username/.fluxbox/keys
or replace vim with whatever editor you use.

A few shortcuts will be seen, lets learn how to make or modify our own!

you’ll need to know this:
Mod1 == Alt
Mod4 == Windows key
Control == Ctrl
Shift == Shift

So a short cut for “alt+f2″ would be “Mod1 F2″.
The reset are practically the same as you would expect.

Thats pretty much it!
Heres a link to an example of mine


How to: Force Kill an Application

Sometimes you run into an issue with a linux application locking up on you. When this does happen, its frustrating… The question is now, whats the easiest way to do this? Well heres your tutorial

1. Click killing
Press keys alt+f2, then in the box type:
now click the application that is frozen and your done!

2. Terminal Killall
Open up the Terminal, type:
sudo killall application-name

3. Terminal PID killing
Open up the terminal again, type:
ps aux | grep
look for the PID of the application you want to kill,
then type;
kill PID#

i hope you learned something new and wont ever have to worry about how to force kill an application!

How to: Install SSH

Secure Shell or SSH is a network protocol that allows data to be exchanged using a secure channel between two networked devices

Great for connecting on networks or from one computer to another
You may follow the video below or check out the text

sudo apt-get install ssh
Thats it!

Using SSH:
To connect to local host:
ssh localhost
Type yes when it ask for the authentication.
Now your remotely connected to your localhost

Connecting to localhost from another account:
ssh accountname@localhost

Connecting to an ip:
ssh username@ipaddr
Example: ssh john@

Any questions ask below or on the video!

Download appropriate version from here

libreOffice install

It seems openoffice has seen the end of its name. After sun decided to drop openoffice, the team members who did enjoy working on it decided it was time to take the project up themselves. Calling it LibreOffice.

Lets get started on the installing:

Tested on: Ubuntu 10.10 , Mint 9, Fluxbox 9

Please note that LibreOffice is still a beta version and not meant for production purposes.

Since openoffice is getting replaced by this if you wish to uninstalling open office follow this:

sudo apt-get remove openoffice*.*


  • Download appropriate version from here
  • Extract the file to ~/Desktop
  • Rename the file as libreoffice
  • Paste this in the terminal

sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/libreoffice/DEBS/*.deb

  • Run the following command to finish the installation:

sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/libreoffice/DEBS/desktop-integration/libreoffice3.3-debian-menus_3.3-9526_all.deb

If the install was successful, access shall be seen in Applications > Office

How To: Open a port on Linux!

How To: Open a port on Linux!

Not sure if this works with everyone firewall, but it worked with fire starter

Open up your termal and copy this:
//1234 is were the port you open should be changed. (unless you want to open 1234).
iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -d 0/0 -s 0/0 --dport 1234 -j ACCEPT

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