Computer
Computer Diary
    RepRap


    "You are not a human being having a spiritual experience, but a spiritual being having a human experience."

    Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
    1881-1955

    Here my little rant and praise place, where the daily experiences of my programming work are expressed. I publish them with the idea that others might find it useful and benefit from it.

    2009/02/24
    Kubuntu 8.1 as guest on VirtualBox MacOSX host
    last edited 2009/02/24 13:38 (*)


    Kubuntu 8.1 as guest on MacOSX with VirtualBox.org
    I do intensive graphic work with scripting, e.g. I manipulate .svg files and call inskape on the command-line without GUI, and let it render/export a PNG from a manipulated .svg file, using perl.

    It took quite a while to

    % sudo port install inkscape
    

    it really took 2 hours on my MacBookPro 15" Duo Core. I thought, to install Kubuntu 8.1, with the famous unfinished KDE-4.1, on a VirtualBox.org , and mount nfs there, and share the directories where those rendering of SVG to PNG is required.

    This turned out to be a very fast solution . . . as I was able to install a "server" installation quite fast:

    % sudo apt-get install tcsh openssh-server screen wget inkscape
    

    is about what I need on a server without X11 . . . and installed within a 1-2 minutes.

    So, even I installed MacPorts.org on MacOSX 10.5.6, the virtual machine with Kubuntu (or Ubuntu) seems another suitable alternative to have special apps which aren't ported (yet) to MacOSX. The X11 support under MacOSX is sufficient for me.



    All posts or individual posts:

  • MetaFS - Dealing With Metadata the Proper Way (2013/12/14 01:00)
  • My Cellphones & Smartphone (2010-2013) (2013/09/02 23:15)
  • KDE / Kubuntu 12.04: 10+ years terrible GUI, A Systemic Problem of OSS (2013/04/27 12:18)
  • UNIX Man on Windows 7: VirtualBox + Ubuntu + LXC (2012/11/27 19:24)
  • Metadata - The Unresolved Mess (2012/07/10 20:59)
  • Cellphone Networks: Thieves, Insanity & Crap (2010/01/26 13:57)
  • MacOS-X for a UNIX Man with a PC (2009/09/26 20:43)
  • Windows XP for a UNIX Man (2009/09/22 18:28)
  • Server Counting (2009/05/18 11:50)
  • Automatically Geotag Photos without GPS (2009/04/22 08:28)
  • Rebirth of FastCGI (2009/04/15 17:17)
  • Online Advertisement & Income for Web-Site Owners (2009/03/18 22:10)
  • iPhone JavaScript Frameworks (aka Avoiding Objective-C) (2009/03/14 22:08)
  • Google - The Almighty Tracker & Advertising Blocking (2009/03/12 22:09)
  • How To Save 300MB RAM (2009/03/07 22:07)
  • Verbosity of Programming Languages (2009/03/06 22:06)
  • Problems with MacOSX (2009/03/03 22:03)
  • MacOSX: My First Steps (2009/02/24 09:57)
  • Catch 22 with HDD/DVD Recorder Medion Life (2009/02/24 09:27)
  • Kubuntu 8.1 as guest on VirtualBox MacOSX host (2009/02/24 01:33)
  • VirtualBox vs VMWare Fusion on MacOSX (2009/02/24 01:19)
  • SQL vs GREP with 230K lines (12MB) GeoLite (2009/02/23 20:10)
  • Kubuntu 8.1: Eye-Candy & Memory Waste (2009/01/24 09:57)
  • Firefox 2.0.x / 3.0.x - Memory Waste (2009/01/22 19:34)


    [ post new entry ] (only for administators)

    Title:

    Text:

    Tags: (separated by commas)

    Date (optional):

    Password:
  •  


    .:.




    Copyright 2007-2014 © by René K. Müller <spiritdude@gmail.com> / Google+
    Illustrations and graphics made with Inkscape, GIMP and Tgif