When I installed this laptop last year, I was pleasantly surprised by the performance of vanilla Wine (and Gentoo's default Wine configuration). At that time, my only memory of Wine was that getting anything useful to work took work and that your best bet to get anything working was to install CrossOver Office. Things change and in the meantime Wine has even come to version 1.0.
By Rowan Rodrik, 7 years ago, on June 28, 2009, at 17:06 |
The Xerox 7232 color laser printer we're leasing at work has a very vague problem causing communication failures all the time. When you boot it, it works fine. After a while it starts getting slow. And if you wait even longer, it doesn't work at all anymore. This happens within a few minutes.
By halfgaar, 7 years ago, on June 22, 2009, at 13:06 |
When you have your kernel image and grub boot stages on a Linux software RAID1 partition, installing grub needs a bit of trickery.
By halfgaar, 7 years ago, on June 21, 2009, at 13:06 |
With certain DVD's, Xine fails when seeking in the movie saying "Expected NAV packet but none found". It seems that I have finally found out how to fix this and it is not even difficult. If the theory is correct, it only happens with DVD's obtained as an ISO image.
By halfgaar, 7 years ago, on June 19, 2009, at 18:06 |
I'm trying to upgrade my qt 4.3 to 4.5. Version 4.5 seems to be split up in several ebuils, one of which is qt-dbus. When trying to install qt-dbus, it says that the files conflict with qt-4.3. This is only normal, because in version 4.3, the files did belong to qt.
By halfgaar, 7 years ago, on June 19, 2009, at 17:06 |
I always thought I had portage's compile cache enabled, but upon recent inspection, it appears that I didn't. What was missing, was the package dev-util/ccache. I also increased the cache size to 2 GB, as per the Gentoo documentation.
By halfgaar, 7 years ago, on June 19, 2009, at 12:06 |
My spamassassin updates daily by running sa-update. Recently, I've been getting failure notices that mirror spamassassin.kluge.net was no longer available. This was because of a known bug, apparantly. So, I deleted the MIRROR.BY file and ran sa-update again.
By halfgaar, 7 years ago, on June 19, 2009, at 10:06 |
I wanted the dates on my Kubuntu system to be shown as Dutch dates. Therefore, I needed to add a locale. The place to do it is in /var/lib/locales/supported.d/local. It now contains this:
By halfgaar, 7 years ago, on June 16, 2009, at 11:06 |
When I got the Wireless working on this laptop (a Lenovo T61), I was using Linux kernel 2.6.25. I remember that it was quite a pain, because the iwlwifi stuff had only just stabilized enough to replace the (now deprecated) ipw stuff. One of the things I didn't get working at the time was Monitor mode.
By Rowan Rodrik, 7 years ago, on June 11, 2009, at 11:06 |
When AdSense runs out of inspiration (i.e.: no targeted ads are available), it displays public service ads by default. You can choose to replace this with a custom ad of your own choosing. To do this, you have to put a HTML page somewhere and change the alternate ads settings for the appropriate ad unit:
By Rowan Rodrik, 7 years ago, on June 10, 2009, at 16:06 |