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WineXS Simple graphical environment to configure Wine

Posted 08-18-2009 at 05:07 AM by sridhar11

Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix.Think of Wine as a compatibility layer for running Windows programs. Wine does not require Microsoft Windows, as it is a completely free alternative implementation of the Windows API consisting of 100% non-Microsoft code,however Wine can optionally use native Windows DLLs if they are available. Wine provides both a
development toolkit for porting Windows source code to Unix as well as a program loader, allowing...
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hplip hpaio sane setup

Posted 08-17-2009 at 09:39 PM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)

I have a PSC 1610 All-in-one printer that always gets auto recognized when I scan for it as root but I always forget how to configure it for regular users.

1. add "usb 0x03f0 0x4811" to /etc/sane.d/hpaio.conf
2. ensure 'hpaio' is uncommented in /etc/sane.d/dll.conf
3. ensure the user is added to the 'lp' group! or whatever group owns the device.


My device is /dev/lp0.
you can type "ls -l /dev/* | grep lp" to see if...
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Printing Saga Continues...

Posted 08-17-2009 at 08:39 PM by SrDorothy

I took my printing problems to our local GNU/Linux SIG (part of Olympia Microcomputer User Group) a while back. Basically, I had an HP LJ 1300 connected to a WinXP machine and shared on our network. But the WinXP kept losing its connection with the printer...no idea how or why.

So someone at the Linux group had a small print server he said I could try. I set it up, installed the software to the WinXP machine, and voila! All the other computers (mostly Mepis 6.5, one Win98) found...
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Installing Slackware 12.2 On An Old Dell Laptop

Posted 08-17-2009 at 01:31 PM by stuartd

I have an old laptop computer that I have had an old distribution of Fedora running on for ages. I wanted to use the laptop with QCad to create drawings of a brake van that I am helping to renovate at my local steam railway.

I could have installed QCad on the Fedora setup but it was very slow and clunky and I thought that with a more stripped down installation it might be quicker. So I decided to install Slackware 12 that I got on the DVD that came with a copy of Linux Format Magazine...
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nfs (tcp & udp)

Posted 08-17-2009 at 02:30 AM by your_shadow03

My Last Interview went finally well and that too one of the questions asked was "Does NFS support TCP or UDP?" I was lucky I had read this blog before I attempted the interview. THis is what Sysadmin should read about:

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Originally Posted by Eileen View Post
Hello,

Currently my PC has nfs running in udp protocol.
# rpcinfo -p
100000 2 tcp 111 portmapper
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100003 2 udp 2049 nfs
100003 3 udp 2049 nfs
...
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