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rss-glx: 3D fireworks screensaver and more

Posted 11-07-2010 at 06:03 PM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])

About two years ago, when I wasn't yet a linux user I saw a video on youtube, a comparision of two laptops, one running Ubuntu, another windblows vista.
at some moment of video the guy starts some ugly screensaver from windblows, something looks like old "pipes" from older versions of the system and then, starts this outstanding 3d screensaver with fireworks exploding under the clouds in ubuntu laptop. Which is free and opensource, yeah.
I never actually used screensavers...
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mplayer vs vlc

Posted 10-10-2010 at 01:52 AM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])
Tags dvd, mplayer, vlc

I've been a VLC media player user for a long time. But some funny thing happened when I upgraded my gentoo and VLC started lagging extremely hard. I tried everything: from downgrading codec libraries to removing ~/.vlc : nothing helped. The problem was when I was trying to watch DVDs and some avi files, it shown "buffering" on every frame, and, of course, I had a hang of few seconds every time. I've decided to try mplayer, as many people told me it's teh best.
So I emerged mplayer...
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debian lenny - STABLE bug.

Posted 07-21-2010 at 11:21 AM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])

I have just lost my backup data thanks to STABLE versions of stupid GUI "xfburn".
Of course it was mainly my fault I didn't check if it was written okay or not and just put that away then removed source files from hard disk. Im now wondering what's on that DVD disc, some space looks to be non-empty but mounted disc is empty. Quest for future. Luckily, the data wasn't that way important so that's why I didn't check it, in oppose to other discs I've written that day.

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opera 9.64 on gentoo x86_64, libqt-mt.so.3 and other issues

Posted 07-20-2010 at 09:48 AM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])
Updated 07-20-2010 at 09:50 AM by Web31337

Finally I've managed to set this up.
Putting my experience here, hoping it will help someone and would be on top of google results.

There are reasons for me to keep 9.64 instead of using 10.x versions. The one reason is that opera 9.64 is somehow more secure, since, most users usually upgrade to newer version (since opera is not windows/linux-bundled) and newer versions look nicely. I don't need new functionality that is bundled with 10.x tree, the other reason for why I'm...
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Debian Lenny + GUI = ?

Posted 02-24-2010 at 10:01 PM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])
Tags debian, gui, lfs

Yet another - to debian.
Few days ago I was trying to make a backup and write it on DVD. But failed to do so with:
1. nautilus (recently i used that, it was a simpliest way)
2. xfburn (i use xfce)
3. brasero.
All of them either hang or fall when I add too many files. Well, what the heck if I don't have any other choice? I need all of those files.
I was beginning to think about frontend to "genisoimage"... say, a GTK app, allowing to create an...
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