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Just trying to jot down whatever I think I should remember about doing stuff in/with Linux (OpenSUSE, Fedora and Linux Mint mainly)

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Linux Lesson for Today: fixing bootsplash

Posted 04-06-2009 at 03:06 AM by phoenixrising (Learning Something Everyday about Linux)
Tags bootsplash

After installing yet another distro in my machine, the bootsplash (the screen that shows up while booting with a progress bar -- for Ubuntu, Mint etc) started acting weird: After showing up, and the blip going to and fro a couple of time -- the splash disappeared and all the textual progress started showing up.

This link solved my problem.

Quoting:
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1. Make sure you have the initramfs-tools update

sudo apt-get install initramfs-tools
...
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Installing ATI drivers in OpenSUSE 11.1

Posted 03-02-2009 at 11:37 PM by phoenixrising (Learning Something Everyday about Linux)
Updated 03-02-2009 at 11:43 PM by phoenixrising

I was trying to install/enable drivers for my ATI video card in OpenSUSE:

1. In my case the typical 1-click-installs didn't work

2. The best way (I guess) is to do it the hard way -- download the driver from the ATI site and manually configure/build/install it; This guide worked for me. Note: for openSUSE 11.1, instead of 103 use 111)

3. All the desktop effects are working now and as a welcome side-effect, openoffice.org is not crashing anymore like it...
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Video Flicker in mplayer

Posted 03-02-2009 at 11:33 PM by phoenixrising (Learning Something Everyday about Linux)
Updated 03-02-2009 at 11:44 PM by phoenixrising

Remember to use the X11 video driver in mplayer (and not the xv driver) to avoid flickery playback...
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How to Empty Trash in Gnome When the Trash Can Refuses to Clear

Posted 03-02-2009 at 11:32 PM by phoenixrising (Learning Something Everyday about Linux)
Updated 03-02-2009 at 11:52 PM by phoenixrising

Sometimes you'll find some files in your trash that just won't go away. And unlike what many forums say, the Trash in Gnome is not in the .Trash directory in /home (At least not in my Fedora 10 and Linux Mint). So this is what you'll have to do:

Code:
sudo rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash/files/*
Yes, that's correct: the Trash folder is in /home/<yourusername>/.local/share/Trash
Quote:

WARNING: Be very careful about "sudo rm -rf" --it's a very powerful
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Compiling sound card drivers

Posted 03-02-2009 at 11:25 PM by phoenixrising (Learning Something Everyday about Linux)
Updated 03-02-2009 at 11:44 PM by phoenixrising

before you go for 'make' and 'make install' you must ensure:

a. that you have kernel-source and kernel headers package installed

b. that you have build-essentials installed

c. also check if you've got gcc installed...
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