Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Disable OpenFeint in Android for Rooted Phones

I really despise OpenFeint integration in any of my games, I noticed on Play store there was an app called CloseFeint which would disable it but the comments aren't great for it.

I therefore looked into it, it is adding a few entries to my hosts file. api.openfeint.com *.openfeint.com *.scoreloop.com

If you know anything about hosts file, you'll know wildcards aren't supported.

So my solution?

Get this amazing ad blocking hosts app.


Then if you click Settings/Your Lists you can add your own, so in there add.


The gree.net stuff is there because gree.net have recently bought OpenFeint and scoreloop seems to be another one.

Once you have added these, you'll have to re-apply the lists, its also good for blocking ad's in games and easy to disable if there are apps that **need** access to OpenFeint in order to work.

Monday, November 12, 2012

failed to load sesison ubuntu

I just came across this issue with upgrading packages in 12.04 before I made the upgrade to 12.10 (since I've been having issues with ATi graphics drivers). On load I couldn't get into my session. What I did was CTRL+ALT+F1 to get to console, logged in and then ran sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade This seemed to installed XWindow stuff that was missing that I think was causing my issue.