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Brian's new toy

Posted 04-17-2011 at 05:51 PM by brianL
Updated 04-17-2011 at 05:53 PM by brianL

After months of dithering, I acted. Bought a Nokia N900, to use more as a mini-computer rather than a smartphone. Keeping my fingers crossed that I don't **** this up like I've (maybe) done with the SheevaPlug. I'm finding "swiping" takes a bit of getting used to. Might have to upgrade my fingers. Installed Easy Debian successfully.
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Emerge + yaourt + apt-build/checkinstall + debtorrent/apt-p2p

Posted 04-16-2011 at 05:44 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 04-16-2011 at 06:15 PM by the dsc

Just an idea I had sometime ago, perhaps some bored developer sees it and might want to make it a reality.

It would be quite interesting if such a compiling/packaging system could be made. You compile with whatever flags you want and whatnot just like Gentoo's emerge, then it is converted into a package like apt-build or checkinstall (if emerge doesn't do that already), and then this package is seeded in a community-built meta-repository with many alternatives (somewhat like Arch's...
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Fortran compiler cannot create executables

Posted 04-16-2011 at 12:07 AM by physicslad78

Hello everyone,

I am trying to re-install quantum espresso-4.3 on the University's LINUX interface (because of a recent crash and I lost most of my files).
when I "./configure ", It is giving an error stating that :

checking building system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking architecture... x86_64
checking for ifort.. no
checking for pgf90... no
checking for pathf95.. no
checking for sunf95.. no
checking...
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green transparent band over video being played with latest mplayer binary

Posted 04-15-2011 at 11:40 AM by sumeet inani

I came across an avi file.
It played fine in ubuntu but green transparent band in middle of frame appeared in windows xp.
So I discovereed two solutions
Code:
(1) In VLC media player select video>deinterlace>'discard or mean' whichever works.

I can't believe there is no alternative of y,g key in vlc . 
It can shift all subtitles by specified seconds or change frame rate . 
What if srt is badly coded causing subtitles to appear early &
...
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Stress Testing MythTV Backend

Posted 04-15-2011 at 03:14 AM by disturbed1

My cable provider, WOW!, is starting their digital migration. Lucky for us, they've decided to listen to the customers, and are broadcasting their digital stations on Clear QAM!!!!

This digital migration means that I have to add/replace/upgrade some tuners in the backend. I'm currently running with 3 analog tuners (Asus Falcon2 x2, plus a HVR1600), and a single ATSC/QAM tuner from the digital side of the HVR1600. WOW! is doing their migration in stages, which means the analog tuners...
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