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Build monodevelop on ubuntu 11.10

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Again? yes but this time I don’t have to built mono runtine Ubuntu 11.10 packed with mono 2.10.5 which good enough since what I am after is dynamic.
However monodevelop I got from Ubuntu Software Center (USC) is 2.6 and the official release is 2.8.x so I take my on my gut to try and built me an IDE ;)

This time it much easier what I have to do is get latest copy of the source code from

> git clone git://

Then install build dependent by issuing this command

> sudo apt-get build-dep monodevelop

I don’t know why mono-gmcs was not install as part of the previous command (if you know why please comment) for now I have to install another package

> sudo apt-get install mono-gmcs

and then I’m ready to

> ./configure
> sudo make && make run

> monodevelop


MonoDevelop 2.8.2
Installation UUID: b220bfc2-57c6-4b94-840e-ff6c6477632d
	Mono 2.10.5 (Debian 2.10.5-1) (64-bit)
	GTK 2.24.6
	GTK# (
Build information:
	Git revision: e047f99f6df7b5c801102c03f903d4dd722b2989-dirty
	Build date: 2011-11-11 15:03:47+0000

Thanks to mono packaging team, you guy rock!

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November 11, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Life without Firefug

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I shouldn’t complain about this since I accept the fact to run on Windows 7 beta build. I wouldn’t get support from third party software just as fast as I want.

But I believe eventually thing will get back on track. However I am suck at the movement I wonder if it was just me who rant into this problem ( or it just “the bug to be”?

Anyone know any other Firefox extension with similar functionality of Firebug? where I can use temporary to debug ajax request?

UPDATE:  2009.03.03

I had manually install Firebug by copy extracted file from my colleage computer located in
C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>\extensions\ usually Firebug file stored in a folder, so just copy the folder and paste it into your Firefox profile.

Hmm, next is to modify extensions.ini located in C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>\ to something like this


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February 11, 2009 at 9:37 am

Visual Studio 2008 stink without ReSharper

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Oh ! man I though VS2008 will give developer more productivity I was wrong.
Without ReSharper I feel like I take my time writing stupid code that do nothing.

VS2008 Refactoring tool is suck !

However the ReSharper 4.0 for Visual Studio 2008 is not yet release, but I can install the 3.1 with the following command

msiexec /i ReSharperSetup.3.1.Full.VS80.msi VSVERSION=9.0

And here we go all the goodness command are come back to me.
If you don’t believe me watch demo video feature highlight.

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January 7, 2008 at 8:29 am

Posted in Installation, Tools

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AT last I got Visual Effect on my Toshiba M100

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Well, I waste too much time then I needed. What I want to do is to enable Visual Effect for my new Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon. The story went like this.

I was crazy try to update my ati driver manually because I believe that the instruction is clear and the version from the AMD website is more recent. However I took me a sleepless night to trail with that, in the end I decided to just use the version that Restricted Manager give me after my first boot up.

So this is how I survive:
1. Enable ATI Restricted Driver
2. > sudo apt-get intall xserver-xgl
3. Reboot my machine

I got visual effect hahaha easier than I thought and hear this “The visual effect is cool, it is even better than effect in Windows(R) Vista” and you know what? you do not need to buy new computer to try Unbuntu ;)

Alright, now I am ready to roll ;)

Written by Chorn Sokun

October 21, 2007 at 12:57 pm

Posted in Installation, OSS, Ubuntu

Ubuntu 7.04 Round #3

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Alright, it 4:27 PM let do some blog post. Actually this post suppose to go live since Sunday however the Internet went down so I save it for today.

What is it am going to complain about? Well on Saturday I went a litle shopping. I bought a 100 GB 2.5′ SATA disk plug it into my Toshiba M100 and get ready to take on Unbuntu Round #3.

Here what I did:

  • Replace my internal SATA HD with the new purchased one
  • Boot up my computer with Ubuntu 7.04 Alternative Disk
  • Install Ubuntu in text mode
  • Well as always when I get to 85% – ubuntu will try to connect to the Internet for update package sources.list “I guess” and because I got no internet connection I just have to wait until all the fail try completed.
  • Reboot computer

As always Ubuntu will not recognize my ATI X1400 so I just need to build the driver myself follow the instruction here.

Voilá! I got Ubuntu login screen :) I am happy now see my face there?
Alright that is enough for my personal weekend assignment. I did repeat myself twice to make sure that I can do it again.

At the end of the assignment I discovered that Ubuntu 7.04 sound problem was not yet solved by the developer. I can hear the sound if I plug the ear phone strange ?! it should be able to play sound using my laptop internal speaker right? but anyway I just have to be patient. I don’t care much about sound yet since I want to explore the environment and see how I can do programming within the OS that all for now ;)

TIP: There is a command call dpkg which used to install .deb package
>sudo dpkg -i .deb

Written by Chorn Sokun

July 24, 2007 at 4:25 pm

Posted in Installation, OSS, Ubuntu

Ubuntu 7.04 Round #2

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Okay, one I submit a request for CD from Ubuntu I received it.
One I start install on my computer I found that I doesn’t support my VGA the solution is to download an alternate version. Fine!

I did download Ubuntu-7.04-alternate.iso

  1. burn it to a DVD
  2. run media check – all passed

Now it time for me to perform a real installation, I know that my intel wireless card might not function during installation so I attach network cable in and then ready to kick start:

  1. Boot from Ubuntu DVD
  2. Start Text Mode Installation
  3. Answe all the easy quetions
  4. Do manual partition (I already allocated space for linux already) -> select unallocated space -> let partition tool do it works -> done
  5. Now installation seem to go well
  6. until 85% Installed brltty-x11 it just stuck there ….

I have no choice but to reboot my computer, after set active partition back to drive C:\ I start to search for the issue:

Some Suggestion:

  1. A guy report in ubuntu forum that he had a similiar problem he wait for ~2 hr 30 mn then installation start to wake up and resume.
  2. The other guy said well need to burn ubuntu-7.04 using slower speed.

Anyway I need to do some work let save these trick for another day … until then I’ll let you know.

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June 12, 2007 at 4:18 pm

Posted in Installation, OSS, Ubuntu

Sacrified – Only through hell where I can find my heaven…

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I have been using Windows for years ever since I first touch PC. But from time to time I start thinking “Windows is where I belong?”.

The more Windows evolve the more I lost control.
I need to get the power back.
I want everything to go my way.

I have been very upset with Windows Vista it extream suck, I can stay with it more than 2 days.
I tried, oh yeah I did. But hell no I better find a new home…

Why???? I hate to repeat myself. If I have to learn Windows again I better learn Linux.

I decided to scarified my disk space by allow linux to sit on the physical rather than sit inside my virtual machine. I know it’s going to be a hard time for news bie like me but I willing to take the risk.

May be one day I live my life without looking through the WinX…
I am about to get Ubuntu up and running – my transition is about to get start.

** Update **

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June 4, 2007 at 1:39 pm

Posted in Installation, Ubuntu

XAMPP, ApacheFriends

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XAMPP, ApacheFriends – is an open source project that make it possible for newbie to get start with Apache, MySql, Perl or PHP as fast as possible.

I have been use it for a few month now and I have to say that this project rock. Since the XAMPP tool have MySQL bundle with in it installation package it quick tricky for me to setup XAMPP without using MySQL server that bundled (I prefer to use MySQL from a standalone installation, I might change my mind later but that just for now.).

The following step I have been use to setup XAMPP and MySQL 5 to work together.

  1. Install MySQL 5.0.27 download from
  2. Test Make sure MySQL service work properly(running MySQL Command Line tool)
  3. Download XAMPP from
  4. Install XAMPP until the point that it askto install service
    (Apache, MySQL etc..)make sure you click No
    (you will want toconfigure this service later).

PHP version 5 is activated by default, in my situation I want to work with PHP 4 so what I do:

  1. Double click on the XAMPP Control Panel on my desktop and stop Apache service
  2. Start -> Program Files -> apachefriends -> PHP Switch
    (follow instruction on the screento switch PHP version)

Ok, now I got Apache with PHP v4. My next problem is phpMyAdmin can’t establish connection to MySQL server. This error because PHP 4 using need to use MySQL old password algorithm.
So again I need to make some change on MySQL server:

  1. Launch MySQL Command Line
  2. Login with password
  3. Type: SET PASSWORD FOR’root’@’localhost’ = OLD_PASSWORD(‘my_password’)

Viola, mission accomplished.

Written by Chorn Sokun

November 14, 2006 at 4:28 pm