A Forlì una scomoda verità

Il Film-documentario sui dati e le previsioni sui cambiamenti climatici del pianeta sarà proiettato gratuitamente al cinema Apollo di Forlì sabato 29 marzo alle ore 17.00

Una scomoda verità (An Inconvenient Truth) è un film-documentario riguardante il problema mondiale del riscaldamento globale, e ha come protagonista l’ex vicepresidente degli Stati Uniti d’America, Al Gore. Ha vinto il premio Oscar 2007 come miglior documentario e per la migliore canzone originale.
Il film sarà proiettato sabato 29 marzo alle ore 17.00 al cinema Apollo a Forlì a conclusione della rassegna “Diritti, Lavoro, Ambiente” proposta da “la Sinistra l’Arcobaleno”. L’ingresso è gratuito.
Al Gore, conscio di andare incontro allo scetticismo delle persone, ma forte delle sue ricerche nel campo e di vent’anni di esperienza, in questo film espone una serie di dati scientifici inattaccabili, tabulati, previsioni sul nostro prossimo futuro e risposte alla domanda su come affrontare il riscaldamento globale del pianeta.
Il ritratto è sconfortante e per questo “scomodo”; scomodo per i governi, che al momento fanno finta di non sentire/vedere/sapere e scomodo per le persone che pensano non ci siano limiti allo sviluppo. In questo clima di scetticismo calcolato, Al Gore appare come un moderno Noè senza arca.
Una scomoda verità non è un film da vedere sgranocchiando pop corn, sconfina addirittura dal documentario; è un cine-notiziario realistico quanto agghiacciante. Girato da Davis Guggenheim, è una di quelle opere che vanno viste perché riguarda tutti, nessuno escluso.

Dacci una mano per la campagna elettorale

Volete dare una mano per le prossime iniziative della campagna elettorale dei Verdi/Sinistra Arcobaleno? Ecco un elenco delle prossime occasioni, scrivetemi anche in privato per dare la vostra disponibilità.

– Riunione di venerdi 28/3 alle 20,30 in sede via Volturno,11 per organizzare la parte finale della campagna elettorale.
– Dobbiamo pubblicizzare la proiezione (gratuita) del film di Al Gore “Una scomoda verità”, Cinema Apollo – Forlì (Via Mentana 8) alle 17. In contemporanea, dalle 16 in Via delle Torri, si può stare presso il gazebo di Sinistra Arcobaleno per diffusione di materiale;
– Abbiamo organizzato tavoli informativi per tutti i lunedì e venerdi (giorni di mercato in P.zza Saffi) dalle 10,30 alle 12,30
– Per le prossime due domeniche abbiamo organizzato dei gazebo tematici dove spiegheremo come funziona il porta a porta ed il contenuto dei referendum
– Stiamo distribuendo volantini, in orari a scelta degli attivisti. Anche qui serve una mano.

Segnalo inoltre il seguente calendario:

– Giovedi 27/3 ore 20,30 – Sala S. Caterina (Fo) – “Costruiamo le basi per la pace, cancelliamo le basi per la guerra” – Lalla Trupia, ecc..

– LUNEDI’ 31/3 ore 20,30 – “CIP6 o CIP fai – Gli incentivi alle energie rinnovabili o a chi brucia rifiuti..” con la Sen. Loredana DePetris

Grazia Francescato a Forlì il 2 aprile alle 12 per una conferenza stampa presso il Ristorante il Cantuccio – C.so Diaz, 14 – dove ci si potrà fermare per mangiare qualcosa assieme a Grazia e parlare assieme. Questa iniziativa ci serve anche come autofinanziamento e vi si aderisce dando conferma di partecipazione entro martedì 1 aprile (c’è anche la possibilità di scegliere un menu vegetariano) . Chiamate in sede o scriveteci per conoscere i dettagli e confermare.

GIORNI E NUVOLE: IL PRECARIATO VISTO DA SILVIO SOLDINI (

Sabato 15 marzo alle ore17.00 al Cinema Apollo a Forlì – Secondo appuntamento con la rassegna “Diritti, Lavoro, Ambiente” proposta da “la Sinistra l’Arcobaleno” – Ingresso Libero

Elsa e Michele sono felicemente sposati, hanno una figlia e una splendida casa dove coltivano il loro amore e ricevono amici affettuosi. Elsa si è appena laureata in Storia dell’Arte e lavora al recupero di un affresco attribuito al Boniforti, Michele è stato invece estromesso dall’azienda dai suoi stessi soci, che ritenevano la sua gestione poco competitiva. Dopo la confessione del licenziamento, Elsa e Michele sono costretti a riconsiderare e ridimensionare il loro (alto) tenore di vita. A quarant’anni si confronteranno drammaticamente col mutato mercato del lavoro.
In questo recentissimo film (uscito nelle sale in prima visione nell’ottobre 2007) Soldini dimostra ancora una volta l’originalità dello sguardo e una straordinaria capacità di sapere tradurre questioni esistenziali in metafore estetiche.
Silvio Soldini con Giorni e nuvole ha fatto un film bello che per la prima volta analizza nel profondo, negli effetti sulla personalità smarrita, nel dolore individuale, quella mancanza di lavoro divenuta per tanti una forma nominalistica, un problema che riguarda gli altri: e offre ad Antonio Albanese e a Margherita Buy la migliore occasione della loro vita di bravi attori, còlta benissimo.
Il film sarà proiettato alle ore 17.00 al cinema Apollo a Forlì nell’ambito della rassegna “Diritti, Lavoro, Ambiente” proposta da “la Sinistra l’Arcobaleno”. L’ingresso è gratuito.
L’ultimo appuntamento della rassegna è previsto per sabato 29 marzo con la proiezione di “Una scomoda verità” il film documentario di Al Gore sui cambiamenti climatici del Pianeta

Mi piace lavorare

Mi Piace LavorareOggi alle ore 17.00 al Cinema Apollo la Sinistra Arcobaleno di Forlì ha organizzato la proiezione gratuita del film “Mi Piace Lavorare” di Francesca Comencini con Nicoletta Braschi, sul mobbing.
Vi aspetto!

Trama:
L’azienda in cui lavora Anna, segretaria di terzo livello, è stata comprata da una multinazionale. Il giorno della festa aziendale per festeggiare la fusione, Anna è l’unica fra tutti gli impiegati a non essere spontaneamente salutata dal nuovo direttore del personale. Un incidente banale, o forse solo una dimenticanza…

Linux on a Compaq 1600 XL HOWTO

This Notebook is fully linux compatible

Here is the specifics of that notebook:

CPU Genuine Intel Celeron Mendocino 466 Mhz (Bogomips 927.33
Memory 64 Mb (I use 8 of this for the videoram)
Floppy Unknown 1.44MB 3.5″
Hard Disk Fujitsu 6Gb ATAPI / IDE
DVD Rom Toshiba DVD-ROM SD-C2302 ATAPI/IDE
Modem Conexant HSP MicroModem 56K pci (Software Modem)
Monitor: XTFT 14″
Video Card Trident Microsystems Cyberblade (generic) Cyberblade i1 pci
Sound Card Via Technologies Inc. VT82C686 pci [Apollo Super Ac97/audio]
Touchpad Synaptic

Thanks to Harddrake for those informations :) ( you can download it at http://www.linux-mandrake.com/harddrake∞ )
Update (27-5-2002): I’ve corrected the Mouse cursor problem with Linux in a Compaq Presario
Sometimes, when the memory is full and linux swaps on hard drive, the mouse cursor leave his correct position and the mouse clicks 1 cm left from the pointer. To correct that problem, insert the line Option “sw_cursor” in the Section “Device” of /etc/X11/XF68Config-4 configuration file. That corrects the problem. I’ve updated the configuration files.

Update: Now also the Conexant winmodem works correctly!
Thanks to Mark Hopkins for this wimodem help
You can find a driver at the location:
http://www.mbsi.ca/hsflinux/
I’ve tested it with Red Hat 7.2, and it works correctly. Because I don’t live on US, after the installation with the rpm of the driver I’ve launched that command:
# hsfconfig –country
And then Selected “Italy”. You can select here your different country.
See those urls to get more information:
http://www.linmodems.org
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/3217/Documents/WinModems.html
http://www.o2.net/~gromitkc/winmodem.html
http://walbran.org/sean/linux/linmodem-howto.html

I’ve installed a Mandrake 7.2 , a Red Hat 7.1 and a Red Hat 7.2 distribution. They don’t recognize our graphic card, but the only thing you have to do is to replace the /etc/X11/XF86Config or /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 with the one provided in this page. (Read the files table). I use the touchpad or an external ps2 mouse, there’s no problem with the configuration.
If you want to use an external ps2 wheel mouse you must disable the gpm daemon on console, because it makes the mouse on console crazy and flipping. If you want to use the wheel, you must edit the section “imputdevice” as follow

Section “InputDevice”
Identifier “Mouse0”
# Modified by mouseconfig
Driver “mouse”
Option “Device” “/dev/mouse”
Option “Protocol” “IMPS/2”
Option “Emulate3Buttons” “no”
Option “ZAxisMapping” “4 5”
EndSection

This notebook has a confortable little display that shows the battery status, so I have not installed any dock to show the apm status in my desktop. Just run “apm” on a console if you want the % of charge.

And here is my configuration files:
Kernel Configuration (version 2.2.4-test11).
The soundcard works with the Via kernel driver, just do a modprobe to load the modules (Red Hat 7.2 does it automatically): .config

Xfree Configuration (for version 3.3.6)

It’s with italian keyboard, so if you want an other country map just modify the keyboard section and substitute the “it” with your keymap.

I used there 8 Mb for the videoram, setted from the bios. To use the mtrr acceleration, execute this command (after recompiling the kernel, with my .config file or with mtrr enabled):

echo “base=0xF5000000 size=8192k type=write-combining” >/proc/mtrr

XF86Config

Xfree Configuration (for version 4.*) (NEW)
The only way to make the new Xfree working with our laptop is to change first the /etc/lilo.conf file, adding a line with the VGA mode. If not, launching the Xfree server you will get working section of video, but not centered and moved on the right (if you can correct this error, send the solution to me). So change the lilo.conf file like this:

boot=/dev/hda
map=/boot/map
install=/boot/boot.b
vga=791 <-------- That line is fundamental lba32 prompt timeout=30 message=/boot/message default=Windows image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.2-2 label=linux read-only root=/dev/hda7 append="ide=ata66 idebus=66" vga=788 <--------# That line is fundamental image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.2-2 <----- this section is the same # that above, but without the vga line. Add it to be #sure when you will #reboot to have at least one lilo image working. label=linuxtext read-only root=/dev/hda7 append="idebus=66 ide0=ata66 ide0=dma hda=autotune ide0=autotune" other=/dev/hda1 <--- this is not fundamental :) optional label=Windows Then you must be sure to use the Xfree 4 version. In modern distribution (like Mandrake 7.2, 8, Red Hat 7.1 and so on) you have the choice at the installation time. After that, you can change the Xfree version running on your machine by changing the /etc/X11/X simbolic link. If it brings to /usr/bin/X11/XFree86 then you're using the 4.* version. If it link to a /usr/bin/X11/XF86_* then you're using the 3.3.6 one. Just change that link to the one you want!! So now you can put my configuration file XF86Config-4 in your /etc/X11 dir. It's with italian keyboard, so if you want an other country map just modify the keyboard section and substitute the "it" with your keymap. I used there 4 Mb for the videoram, setted from the bios. To use the mtrr acceleration, se the relative documentation in the kernel source tree. Files XF86Config (version 3) # XF86Config auto-generated by XF86Setup # # Copyright (c) 1996 by The XFree86 Project, Inc. # # Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a # copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), # to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation # the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, # and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the # Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: # # The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in # all copies or substantial portions of the Software. # # THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR # IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, # FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL # THE XFREE86 PROJECT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, # WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF # OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE # SOFTWARE. # # Except as contained in this notice, the name of the XFree86 Project shall # not be used in advertising or otherwise to promote the sale, use or other # dealings in this Software without prior written authorization from the # XFree86 Project. # # See 'man XF86Config' for info on the format of this file Section "Files" RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb" FontPath "unix/:-1" # FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/URW,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi" EndSection Section "ServerFlags" EndSection Section "Keyboard" Protocol "Standard" AutoRepeat 250 30 LeftAlt Meta RightAlt Meta ScrollLock Compose RightCtl Control XkbKeycodes "xfree86" XkbTypes "default" XkbCompat "default" XkbSymbols "us(pc105)" XkbGeometry "pc" XkbRules "xfree86" XkbModel "pc105" XkbLayout "it" # XkbSymbols "us(pc101)" # XkbModel "pc101" #"pc104" # XkbLayout "us" #"de" # XkbVariant "nodeadkeys" EndSection Section "Pointer" Protocol "PS/2" Device "/dev/psaux" BaudRate 1200 Emulate3Timeout 50 EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Generic Multisync" VendorName "Unknown" ModelName "Unknown" HorizSync 30-64 VertRefresh 60-60 Modeline "1024x768" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Generic VGA" VendorName "Unknown" BoardName "Unknown" Chipset "generic" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "My Video Card" VendorName "Unknown" BoardName "Unknown" Chipset "cyberblade" EndSection Section "Screen" Driver "Accel" Device "My Video Card" Monitor "Generic Multisync" DefaultColorDepth 32 BlankTime 0 SuspendTime 0 OffTime 0 SubSection "Display" Depth 8 Modes "1024x768" ViewPort 0 0 EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 15 Modes "1024x768" EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 16 Modes "1024x768" EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 24 Modes "1024x768" EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 32 Modes "1024x768" EndSubSection EndSection Section "Screen" Driver "SVGA" Device "My Video Card" Monitor "Generic Multisync" DefaultColorDepth 32 BlankTime 0 SuspendTime 0 OffTime 0 SubSection "Display" Depth 8 Modes "1024x768" EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 15 Modes "1024x768" EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 16 Modes "1024x768" EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 24 Modes "1024x768" ViewPort 0 0 EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 32 Modes "1024x768" EndSubSection EndSection Section "Screen" Driver "VGA16" Device "Generic VGA" Monitor "Generic Multisync" BlankTime 0 SuspendTime 0 OffTime 0 SubSection "Display" Depth 4 Modes "1024x768" ViewPort 0 0 EndSubSection EndSection Section "Screen" Driver "VGA2" Device "Generic VGA" Monitor "Generic Multisync" BlankTime 0 SuspendTime 0 OffTime 0 SubSection "Display" Depth 1 Modes "1024x768" ViewPort 0 0 EndSubSection EndSection XF86Config-4 # XFree86 4.0 configuration generated by Xconfigurator Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "XFree86 Configured" Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0 InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer" InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard" EndSection # By default, Red Hat Linux 6.0 and later use xfs Section "Files" FontPath "unix/:7100" EndSection # Module loading section Section "Module" Load "dbe" # Double-buffering Load "GLcore" # OpenGL support Load "dri" # Direct rendering infrastructure Load "glx" # OpenGL X protocol interface Load "extmod" # Misc. required extensions Load "v4l" # Video4Linux # Load "pex5" # PHIGS for X 3D environment (obsolete) # Load "record" # X event recorder # Load "xie" # X Image Extension (obsolete) # You only need the following two modules if you do not use xfs. # Load "freetype" # TrueType font handler # Load "type1" # Adobe Type 1 font handler EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Keyboard0" Driver "keyboard" Option "XkbLayout" "it" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Mouse0" # Modified by mouseconfig Driver "mouse" Option "Device" "/dev/mouse" Option "Protocol" "PS/2" Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "CustomConfiguration" VendorName "Unknown" ModelName "Unknown" HorizSync 31.5-57 VertRefresh 50-90 Option "dpms" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "My Video Card" Driver "trident" BoardName "Unknown" # Use Option "nolinear" if the server doesn't start up correctly # (this avoids the linear framebuffer probe). If that fails try # option "nomemaccess". # # Refer to /usr/X11R6/lib/doc/README.S3, and the XF86_S3 man page. EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Linux Frame Buffer" Driver "fbdev" BoardName "Unknown" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Screen0" Device "My Video Card" Monitor "CustomConfiguration" DefaultDepth 16 Subsection "Display" Depth 16 Modes "1024x768" EndSubSection EndSection Section "DRI" Mode 0666 EndSection XF86Config-4 Debian ### BEGIN DEBCONF SECTION # XF86Config-4 (XFree86 server configuration file) generated by dexconf, the # Debian X Configuration tool, using values from the debconf database. # # Edit this file with caution, and see the XF86Config-4 manual page. # (Type "man XF86Config-4" at the shell prompt.) # # If you want your changes to this file preserved by dexconf, only make changes # before the "### BEGIN DEBCONF SECTION" line above, and/or after the # "### END DEBCONF SECTION" line below. # # To change things within the debconf section, run the command: # dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 # as root. Also see "How do I add custom sections to a dexconf-generated # XF86Config or XF86Config-4 file?" in /usr/share/doc/xfree86-common/FAQ.gz. Section "Files" FontPath "unix/:7100" # local font server # if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc" FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic" FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1" FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo" FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi" FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi" EndSection Section "Module" Load "GLcore" Load "bitmap" Load "dbe" Load "ddc" Load "dri" Load "extmod" Load "freetype" Load "glx" Load "int10" Load "pex5" Load "record" Load "speedo" Load "type1" Load "vbe" Load "xie" # Load "xtt" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Generic Keyboard" Driver "keyboard" Option "CoreKeyboard" Option "XkbRules" "xfree86" Option "XkbModel" "pc105" Option "XkbLayout" "it" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Configured Mouse" Driver "mouse" Option "CorePointer" Option "Device" "/dev/psaux" Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Generic Mouse" Driver "mouse" Option "SendCoreEvents" "true" Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice" Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Trident Cyberblade i1" Driver "trident" VideoRam 8024 Option "sw_cursor" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Generic Monitor" HorizSync 30-60 VertRefresh 50-75 Option "DPMS" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Default Screen" Device "Trident Cyberblade i1" Monitor "Generic Monitor" DefaultDepth 24 SubSection "Display" Depth 1 Modes "1024x768" EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 4 Modes "1024x768" EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 8 Modes "1024x768" EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 15 Modes "1024x768" EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 16 Modes "1024x768" EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 24 Modes "1024x768" EndSubSection EndSection Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Default Layout" Screen "Default Screen" InputDevice "Generic Keyboard" InputDevice "Configured Mouse" InputDevice "Generic Mouse" EndSection Section "DRI" Mode 0666 EndSection ### END DEBCONF SECTION I'm working to use the special internet keys over the keyboard, so stay tuned! Please email me anything you want to add or modify into this page.