• General Linux Chat and Small Questions v.2
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Is CentOS a good distro for a home server or should I go with Arch or something else
I'm going to attempt to install gentoo while still in arch (no vm, or liveCD). This should be interesting.
[QUOTE=Takkun10;30168959][code]0b:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)[/code] i think i'm good to go. I just gotta get my modules and all that stuff right. Here we go again. [editline]31st May 2011[/editline] actually i think wicd should set me up for that.[/QUOTE] You'll need to install the broadcom-wl module. You can follow these instructions: [url]https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Broadcom_wireless#broadcom-wl[/url] Note that I recommend you install the module from AUR ([url]http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=19514[/url]) This download is listed in the article. It gives you 3 choices or something and this one is the least troublesome. If you don't know how to install from AUR just look up AUR on the wiki or ask here. I'll be glad to guide you through. If shit goes wrong somehow, you can look at these: [url]https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Broadcom_wireless#Troubleshooting[/url]
I'm glad I didn't make another one of these. :v: I fixed a weird issue today. Some guy on IRC was trying to `cd` to a folder in his home directory, and he couldn't. No errors, nothing. Tried changing permissions along with a million other things. For whatever reason, though, `cd ~/folder` didn't work, `cd /home/username/folder`, but `cd $HOME/folder` worked just fine.
[QUOTE=Niteshifter;30172624]I'm going to attempt to install gentoo while still in arch (no vm, or liveCD). This should be interesting.[/QUOTE] As long as you aren't overwriting your Arch install it'll work exactly the same way as if you used a live CD.
[QUOTE=PvtCupcakes;30181861]As long as you aren't overwriting your Arch install it'll work exactly the same way as if you used a live CD.[/QUOTE] I pretty much figured that after the half ass install I did last time (I quit just before compiling the kernel). Currently, I'm still in Arch with a shell chroot (I did go out for the day; so I'm actually about 5 hours into the install). I'm liking the method that Gentoo uses, but wow is emerge ever slow. Currently updating packages 2 of 82 so far.
I've stopped the package update and removed the gentoo install. It's taking way too long to finish on this comp. Once I get something more powerful I'll pick it up again, but for now, I just don't have the time.
Anyone know if the broadcom-wl drivers already work on Fedora 15?
I'm pretty sure you could compile the driver yourself. It's all Linux after all. It should work.
Wee, just compiled the liquorix kernel for my Arch system I'm gonna try compiling 3.0 soon for shits and giggles
Which is better, libre office or open office?
libreoffice.
I'm trying to compile giver 0.1.8 on Sabayon linux, since it's not in the repo, but when I run ./configure it says that the avahi-sharp package is missing; I did install the avahi 0.6.3 package from the repo but it still says it's not there, any suggestions?
avahi-sharp isn't a part of avahi, as far as I know.
So i'm having a problem running steam under WINE. It used to work on Ubuntu 10.10 but after upgrading it just closes after it says 'Connecting steam account:' Here is the log: [code] fixme:winhttp:WinHttpGetIEProxyConfigForCurrentUser returning no proxy used fixme:win:RegisterDeviceNotificationA (hwnd=0x200c4, filter=0x32d588,flags=0x00000004) returns a fake device notification handle! fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x100ea, 2, 0x32d94c, 4) stub fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x100ea, 3, 0x32d950, 4) stub fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x100ea, 4, 0x32d954, 4) stub fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10126, 2, 0x32da8c, 4) stub fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10126, 3, 0x32da90, 4) stub fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10126, 4, 0x32da94, 4) stub fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10130, 2, 0x32d514, 4) stub fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10130, 3, 0x32d518, 4) stub fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10130, 4, 0x32d51c, 4) stub err:winediag:X11DRV_WineGL_InitOpenglInfo Direct rendering is disabled, most likely your OpenGL drivers haven't been installed correctly fixme:threadpool:RtlQueueWorkItem Flags 0x4 not supported [/code] I've tried with both latest and PlayOnLinux wine versions, but no dice. The computer is a vaio CW series laptop, and it does have graphics problems with Ubuntu's nouveau drivers. I'm using nVidia's drivers and can play both native and some wine games properly.
[QUOTE=FlamingSpaz;30217833]So i'm having a problem running steam under WINE. It used to work on Ubuntu 10.10 but after upgrading it just closes after it says 'Connecting steam account:' Here is the log: [code] fixme:winhttp:WinHttpGetIEProxyConfigForCurrentUser returning no proxy used fixme:win:RegisterDeviceNotificationA (hwnd=0x200c4, filter=0x32d588,flags=0x00000004) returns a fake device notification handle! fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x100ea, 2, 0x32d94c, 4) stub fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x100ea, 3, 0x32d950, 4) stub fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x100ea, 4, 0x32d954, 4) stub fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10126, 2, 0x32da8c, 4) stub fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10126, 3, 0x32da90, 4) stub fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10126, 4, 0x32da94, 4) stub fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10130, 2, 0x32d514, 4) stub fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10130, 3, 0x32d518, 4) stub fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10130, 4, 0x32d51c, 4) stub err:winediag:X11DRV_WineGL_InitOpenglInfo Direct rendering is disabled, most likely your OpenGL drivers haven't been installed correctly fixme:threadpool:RtlQueueWorkItem Flags 0x4 not supported [/code] I've tried with both latest and PlayOnLinux wine versions, but no dice. The computer is a vaio CW series laptop, and it does have graphics problems with Ubuntu's nouveau drivers. I'm using nVidia's drivers and can play both native and some wine games properly.[/QUOTE] What version of WINE exactly? Ubuntu won't be running the latest version of it, even if updated from the repos.
[QUOTE=rieda1589;30218566]What version of WINE exactly? Ubuntu won't be running the latest version of it, even if updated from the repos.[/QUOTE] 1.2.2, and yeah, from the repo's. I'll try getting it from WineHQ
I've always had a few problems with Steam on Wine, in Arch, I assume it's quite an up to date version, though. My chat windows sometimes won't open so I have to manually minimize/maximize for it to work again, sometimes they disappear completely and I have to restart steam.
The same thing happens although this time I get this at the end: [code]fixme:dbghelp:elf_search_auxv can't find symbol in module[/code]
[QUOTE=Sir Whoopsalot;30210302]Anyone know if the broadcom-wl drivers already work on Fedora 15?[/QUOTE] I use it on my Fedora 15 laptop. I use akmod-wl though. It builds the module based on the kernel you're running rather than being specific to one kernel like kmod-wl is. You do have to have the RPM Fusion Repository of course.
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/VWwPo.png[/IMG] :smith:
[QUOTE=Gaza Pen Pal;30224173][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/VWwPo.png[/IMG] :smith:[/QUOTE] You uh gotta install the virtualbox guest additions first...
[QUOTE=PvtCupcakes;30223271]I use it on my Fedora 15 laptop. I use akmod-wl though. It builds the module based on the kernel you're running rather than being specific to one kernel like kmod-wl is. You do have to have the RPM Fusion Repository of course.[/QUOTE] I already made that mistake once and by god, I'm not gonna make it again! That is, not having the RPMfusion repos.
I've just found out that the -j flag for make does not have to be proportional to the amount of cores you have. Compiling is a lot faster, so I guess I'll try to start Gentoo up again.
Wrote my first real shell script [php]#!/bin/bash quiet=0 trans=0 while [ "$#" -gt 1 ]; do case $1 in -q ) quiet=1;; -t ) trans=1;; * ) echo "Unrecognized parameter: $1" exit 1;; esac shift done if [ $# = 0 ] then echo "png: missing file operand" echo "syntax: png (-q) file.png" exit 1 else rm -f ~/opt/* cp $1 ~/opt/orig.png cd ~/opt if [ $trans -eq 0 ] then cp orig.png orig2.png else convert orig.png -background white -flatten +matte orig2.png fi cp orig2.png pngout.png cp orig2.png 2.png cp orig2.png all.png echo -n "(First) pngout... " pngout -q -y pngout.png cp pngout.png firstcycle.png echo -n "optipng... " optipng -q firstcycle.png echo -n "advpng... " advpng -q -z -4 firstcycle.png echo -n "pngcrush..." pngcrush -q -brute firstcycle.png 2.png > /dev/null 2>&1 echo "Done!" echo -n "(Second) pngout... " pngout -q -y 2.png echo -n "optipng... " optipng -q -o7 2.png echo -n "advpng... " advpng -q -z -4 2.png echo -n "pngcrush... " pngcrush -q -brute 2.png all.png > /dev/null 2>&1 echo "Done!" if [ $quiet -eq 0 ] then cp orig2.png optipng.png cp orig2.png pngcrush.png cp orig2.png advpng.png echo -n "(Test) pngout... optipng... " optipng -q -o7 optipng.png echo -n "advpng... " advpng -q -z -4 advpng.png echo -n "pngcrush... " pngcrush -q -brute orig.png pngcrush.png > /dev/null 2>&1 echo "Done!" else echo "(Test) omit..." fi rm -f 2.png cd - > /dev/null 2>&1 cp ~/opt/all.png $1 echo " " echo "Done!" if [ $trans -eq 0 ] then echo "Transparency preserved." else echo "!!! Transparency removed. !!!" fi echo " " stat --format=" The original file....%s bytes" ~/opt/orig.png if [ $quiet -eq 0 ] then stat --format=" PNGOUT's file........%s bytes" ~/opt/pngout.png stat --format=" advpng's file........%s bytes" ~/opt/advpng.png stat --format=" OptiPNG's file.......%s bytes" ~/opt/optipng.png stat --format=" pngcrush's file......%s bytes" ~/opt/pngcrush.png else echo "lol" > /dev/null 2>&1 fi stat --format=" First cycle's file...%s bytes" ~/opt/firstcycle.png stat --format=" Final cycle's file...%s bytes" ~/opt/all.png echo " " exit 0 fi[/php] Function: Optimize a PNG file (Reduce size losslessly). Four output files are created, one measuring the efficiency of each program on its own, for testing purposes, and one in which all four are run in turn. For speed, the test iterations can be omitted with parameter -q. Four programs must be installed:[list] [*]pngcrush [*]optipng [*]advpng (available in advancecomp package on Ubuntu) [*][url=http://www.jonof.id.au/kenutils]pngout[/url] (nonfree, download for linux at link) [/list]
How do I switch to the GNOME 2 shell in GNOME 3? Is that even possible?
[QUOTE=Sir Whoopsalot;30236788]How do I switch to the GNOME 2 shell in GNOME 3? Is that even possible?[/QUOTE] Somewhere in the settings there is a "Force fallback mode" option.
[QUOTE=IpHa;30242079]Somewhere in the settings there is a "Force fallback mode" option.[/QUOTE] It's a dumbed down version, though; You can only change the same settings you can in gnome-shell.
[QUOTE=Sir Whoopsalot;30236788]How do I switch to the GNOME 2 shell in GNOME 3? Is that even possible?[/QUOTE] Can't you do it from GDM? Theres a button somewhere that lets you choose your WM like if you have Openbox, Gnome, KDE installed at once you can pick the one you want. I know both GDM and KDM have that.
That's for choosing a [i]session[/i], not a window manager. A session is a program that launches other programs which make up your desktop — a window manager plus potentially other things (such as nautilus and the panels in GNOME 2.x). Sessions are defined by files in /usr/share/xsessions, and the one for GNOME just runs the "gnome-session" program. I'm not at a GNOME 3 system right now so I can't check, but I suspect there's still just one session for GNOME, regardless of whether it's using the standard or fallback UI. Once gnome-session starts, it'll check your GNOME configuration and decide whether to launch gnome-shell (normal UI) or metacity (fallback UI).
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