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virtualbox & dual boot

Posted 12-24-2008 at 05:41 AM by lauriej

I've been using Virtualbox successfully for about 6 months, but recently encountered a problem after upgrading to version 2.1 (not the OSE version) and so I'll pass on this info so other newer Linux users like myself don't get caught.
I have a Suse Linux/Windows XP dual boot 64 bit system with Suse as the primary boot & had booted into windows before upgrading Virtualbox in Suse, just to be sure everything was OK before the upgrade.
After ver 2.1 was installed My wife wanted to...
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It's in the Air.

Posted 12-23-2008 at 07:42 PM by Hitboxx

Bonjour,

I just tried Adobe's put-the-web-on-your-desktop thing called Air and it's pretty neat. It is similar to those widgets, gadgets,..etc but on a grandeur scale. Though still in the infancy as far as application availability is concerned, nonetheless it is a neat platform and it works.

I downloaded it from the site, installed it on my Fedora, browsed (from Firefox) through the application listings at their site, and saved the ones I wanted to my /home. Then used...
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Virtual machines

Posted 12-23-2008 at 03:17 PM by jozik

Well, that was easy: installed Virtualbox (using synaptic) and made a couple of virtual machines: Debian and WindowsXP. It's really simple, just don't forget to make a virtual disk and to mount de CD/DVD-drive or ISO-image with the installation disk(-image). Funny thing is that I get the impression that the virtual machines are faster then the 'normal' ones, at least in powering up. I'm curious to hear if you have the same impression.
I'll use the virtual Debian machine for my LPI training,...
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Mythtv Part II

Posted 12-22-2008 at 11:04 AM by jkzfixme
Updated 12-22-2008 at 08:57 PM by jkzfixme

So after a fresh install of ubuntu studio I was rocking and rolling. I decided that since I had no luck with packages I would compile myself and it worked great.

First thing you need to do is install all the pre-requisite goodies

Quote:
sudo apt-get install build-essential liblircclient-dev libasound2-dev libdts-dev libdvdnav-dev libxv-dev libxxf86vm-dev transcode libmp3lame-dev subversion qt4-dev-tools libqt4-dev libsamplerate0 libxvidcore4 liba52-0.7.4-dev libfame-dev
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Is KDE 4 supposed to be such a dis-organised pile of shite ???

Posted 12-22-2008 at 10:03 AM by bigjohn

Ok, so over the last weekend, I was doing my regular updates - a habit I picked up when I was using sidux, but it made sense to try and update regularly.

Anyway, I reload the Kubuntu 8.04 sources and it tells me that there's a dist-upgrade available i.e. to 8.10 (whatever they've called it).

Ok thinks me, I might as well, so I fire it up........

It gets all the way through and then says I have to reboot the system - well it had installed a newer kernel...
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