Thursday, October 29, 2009

(SOLVED)Clive Error

When installing clive I got this error on my KahelOS Desktop.

Can't locate clive/ in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.10.1 /usr/share/perl5/site_perl/5.10.1 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl /usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl /usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl /usr/lib/perl5/core_perl /usr/share/perl5/core_perl /usr/lib/perl5/current /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/current .) at /usr/bin/clive line 31.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/bin/clive line 31.

use this PKGBUILD
# $Id: PKGBUILD 4029 2009-10-13 21:39:43Z ibiru $
# Maintainer: Daniel J Griffiths
# Contributor: Geoffroy Carrier
# Contributor: Benjamin Andresen
# Contributor: Kristaps Esterlins
# Contributor: Byron Clark

pkgdesc="Video extraction/download tool for youtube and other websites."
arch=('i686' 'x86_64')
depends=('perl-www-curl' 'perl-uri' 'perl-html-parser' 'perl-config-tiny' 'perl-berkeleydb' 'perl-class-singleton' 'perl-getopt-argvfile')

build() {
cd ${srcdir}/${pkgname}-${pkgver}
perl Makefile.PL INSTALL_BASE=${pkgdir}/usr INSTALLDIRS=vendor INSTALLVENDORLIB="$pkgdir/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl"||return 1
make || return 1
make install||return 1
mkdir ${pkgdir}/usr/share
mv ${pkgdir}/usr/man ${pkgdir}/usr/share/man

Here are the steps that I did to install it.
1.mkdir /tmp/clive
2.put PKGBUILD above inside your /tmp/clive directory
3.use or type "makepkg"
this will create: clive-2.2.7-1-i686.pkg.tar.gz
4.install package
pacman -U clive-2.2.7-1-i686.pkg.tar.gz

Let me know if this helps you.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

KahelOS will be @Asia Source 3

On November 7 to 12, 2009, more than 150 participants (40 of which are Filipinos) coming from 17 countries across the Asian Region will gather to share and collaborate on Open Source Topics and Activities.

This is the third leg of the Asia Source Summit and Conference, now dubbed as Asia Source 3. Please see more information on their website.

Bringing ASIA SOURCE 3 to the Philippines, are The International Open Source Network (IOSN) ASEAN+3 with support from InWEnt Capacity Building International, Germany, ASEAN Foundation, and Open Society Institute Information Program and co-organized by Tactical Technology Collective and Aspiration

And what has Kahel got to do with Asia Source 3?

Apparently, the organizers commissioned KahelOS Team to provide Asia Source 3 assistance with the KahelOS MIni USB Toolkit.

The 1 gig USB Toolkit is a live usb with some pre-installed Open Source Tools and Applications that were evaluated at the SME Guide. With this Kahel Mini USB Toolkit, users are able to either have a glimpse, preview and assess for themselves such Open Source tools and applications. The developers may also enable LAMP on this USB Toolkit for their own use.

Further, some of the laptops in the one week Asia Source 3 Conference will be installed with KahelOS and will be used by the attendees for the duration of the Event.

Mabuhay Asia Source 3 and our warm welcome goes to all the Participants!

KahelOS Desktop Guide Ready for Download

A Documentation Guide to craft a nearly-perfect desktop. It includes basic tips and commands. Download here:

Monday, October 26, 2009

(SOLVED)Lenovo y510 Video problem (NVIDIA DRIVER) on my KahelOS

After installing KahelOS on my lenovo I noticed that my graphics quality needs some tweaking.
It necessitates an nvidia driver to do the trick.

Installing using pacman -Sy nvidia nvidia-utils will not solve my problem instantly and explicitly. Not in my lenovo model i guess...

Step 1: remove dri driver that is conflicting with my nvidia installation.
pacman -Rnd ati-dri intel-dri mach64-dri mga-dri nauveau-dri r128-dri savage-dri tdfx-dri trident-dri

Step 2. Install nvidia and nvidia-utils that is still in the testing repo.
pacman -Sydf testing/nvidia testing/nvidia-utils

note: make sure to uncomment testing repo on your /etc/pacman.conf
# Testing is disabled by default. To enable, uncomment the following
# two lines. You can add preferred servers immediately after the header,
# and they will be used before the default mirrors.
Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

Step 3: create /etc/X11/xorg.conf and add the entry below.
Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
Option "RenderAccel" "true"
Option "NoLogo" "true"
Option "AGPFastWrite" "true"
Option "EnablePageFlip" "true"

Step 4: modify /boot/grub/menu.lst and add/insert this on kernel..
vmalloc=512m vga=773
ie. kernel /vmlinuz26 root=/dev/disk/by-uuid/ef609507-daab-48c6-bd10-9b12c82953f2 vmalloc=512m vga=773 rootdelay=2 rootfstype=ext4 fastboot ro quiet

Step 5: Edit modprobe.conf
vim /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf

then add this entry
options nvidia NVreg_Mobile=1

Step 6: Edit rc.conf and add nvidia on your MODULE list.
vim /etc/rc.conf

Step 7: edit mkinitcpio.conf and make sure to include modprobe.con under FILES:

vim /etc/mkinitcpio.conf

Step 8: Execute mkinitcpio (Create an initial ramdisk environment)
mkinitcpio -p kernel26

Step 9:Re-install dri dirvers (you will be needing this for the other applications ie. skype-oss etc.)
pacman -Sy ati-dri intel-dri mach64-dri mga-dri nouveau-dri r128-dri savage-dri tdfx-dri trident-dri (

Step 10: Reboot Laptop

That's it!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Get your own Kahel Download badge!

>Jaja Del Rosario sent a message to the members of Kahel Linux.

Subject: Get your own Kahel Download badge!

Spread the word about Kahel by simply putting a "Kahel" download icon on your website or blog. Choose from an assortment of shapes and sizes at; Then, post your weblink in the Kahel FB Discussion board (

You'll never know, but you're in for a "surprise" visit! :)

KahelOS Linux Review

KahelOS just got its first linux review. Check this URL

Not bad for a month-old release distro.
The comment is quite fair and is aligned to our Philosophy (Open for Change).

Personally, what this meant to me is the challenge to persevere into cascading this to more work and unwavering focus.

Also, I would also like to give our special thanks for the people on this forum for their questions,answers and contributions for sure will be one of our motivation to continuously improve this community project.

Happy Kaheling...

P.S. Watch our for our own repository care of the generosity of 8layer's Partner, PLDT Innolab, to support this noble cause.