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Old 02-10-2006, 06:56 AM   #1
KMcD
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thursday's (09/02/06) current update


I'm writing first to preempt some questions. I missed this on first reading of the changelog, when upgrading you must install cairo-1.0.2-i486-1.tgz, it's needed for gtk2 and all apps that use gtk2 (mozilla, firefox, gkrellm, etc.)

After upgrading to kde-3.5.1 there seems to be some probs with artsdsp. When running firefox is use the command
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artsdsp firefox
to enable sound on webpages (for flash, etc.). However when trying to use this I get the following error:
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karol@slackpc:~$ artsdsp firefox
artsdsp works only for binaries
Has anyone else encountered this?

Here is a fix I found here, you must make .asoundrc executable, which I didn't do on first try.

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Old 02-10-2006, 07:28 AM   #2
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Thanks for the heads up!

Here's another thing that puzzles me. I still prefer tcsh over bash, and when running konsole, it's treated not as a login shell, but as a normal shell. Thus /etc/csh.login isn't run, and in turn, that's the one responsible for setting LS_OPTIONS and all the other nice environment variables from /etc/profile.d - so - my question is:

Why not move the section in /etc/csh.login that loads the /etc/profile.d/ scripts over to a new /etc/csh.cshrc to ensure they get included on every instance of the shell?

Is this an omission in Slackware, or am I missing something obvious?

-Y1
 
Old 02-11-2006, 05:52 PM   #3
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haven't used KDE for a loooong time---but I recall there's an option and/or commandline switch that opens Konsole as a login shell. Then it will run just like any other login shell.
 
Old 02-11-2006, 06:01 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KMcD
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karol@slackpc:~$ artsdsp firefox
artsdsp works only for binaries
"firefox" is a script that calls the "run-mozilla.sh" script which, in turn (finally) runs the "firefox-bin" binary.
 
  


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