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Flip - Convert text file line endings between Unix and DOS formats

Posted 03-02-2009 at 01:14 AM by sridhar11

This program converts line endings of text files between MS-DOS and **IX formats. It detects binary files in a nearly foolproof way and leaves them alone unless you override this. It will also leave files alone that are already in the right format and preserves file timestamps.User interrupts are handled gracefully and no garbage or corrupted files left behind. ‘flip’ does not convert files to a different character set, and it can not handle Apple Macintosh line endings (CR only). For that (and...
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Logitech MarbleMouse in Debian

Posted 03-01-2009 at 11:37 PM by kmoffat

I have made this mouse scroll by using the ball and holding the small left button, in both Debian sid and Ubuntu 8.10. These procedures are entirely different! Ubuntu has an unconventional (or perhaps just more up-to-date) xorg configuration method.

ask me if interested.
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Ati Video problem

Posted 03-01-2009 at 11:24 PM by kmoffat
Updated 03-01-2009 at 11:31 PM by kmoffat (more thoughts)

I have an install of Debian unstable that recently had a pile of upgrades, and afterward had extremely slow scrolling in Iceweasel/Firefox/Epiphany and even Opera. I have the fglrx drivers installed. I tried safe mode for Iceweasel, but no improvement. I finally resorted to "vesa" drivers in xorg, which seems to have fixed the problem. More if I discover the cause.

Perhaps I'll try an aptitude reinstall fglrx to see what happens.

In the mean time I have installed...
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My Linux Notes

Posted 03-01-2009 at 02:15 PM by pioniere

In particular, Slackware:

http://junktrap.naihl.net
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Compiling with new static libs

Posted 03-01-2009 at 11:27 AM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)
Tags gtkpod, static

OK, had you read my other post on gnuCash, you know that I hate gnome dependencies. Some of the programs I use have up to 5 gnome dependencies and I don't feel it's worth it to install them. But I managed to compile them into the gtkpod binary using static libs. This goes against everything slackware has taught, but I feel that it was worth it in the end.

Basically, I have a build script that builds gtkpod. Before it does that, it will build its gnome dependencies as static libs...
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