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slackware64 multilib QT issues

Posted 09-17-2009 at 07:13 PM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)

UGH! ok I was trying to compile q4wine for god knows what reason and half the variables in the build/CMakeCache.txt were pointing to /usr/lib64/qt and the other half were pointint to /usr/lib/qt.

I solved my issue by adding
on the line right before
cmake \

Hope this helps somebody else with cmake and qt problems.
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Slackware Undocumented 'Well Duh' Quark #2917 - console vim and X11 clipboard

Posted 03-21-2009 at 12:41 AM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)
Updated 05-31-2009 at 03:41 PM by lumak

The special registers * and + do not function in console vim in Slackware. Vim has been compiled both with -clipboard and -xterm_clipboard. If you enable GPM, you can shift highlight in console vim to middle click past in any x application. You can also Shift+middle click in console vim to past text from any x application. If you don't want to use the Shift modifier, you can sacrifice mouse functionality and type ":set mouse=r" in normal mode. This issue does not affect gvim.
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Posted 01-20-2009 at 12:12 AM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)
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OK well maybe not "Bob" personally but 'god' didn't seem the right thing to thank at the moment. OK Off topic.

The other day I realized that the only way to fix webpage style conflicts with dark themed conflicts was to use a firefox add on. A little bit of searching later revealed "Stylish" Tnx-to-da-god-be this solves so many problems. It basically applies your own personal css styles to any page individually or all at once! After some tweaking, here is my...
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Rating: 3 votes, 4.00 average.

The pointlessness of gnuCash

Posted 12-19-2008 at 12:12 AM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)
Updated 12-20-2008 at 03:06 AM by lumak

Generally this points to gnuCash on slackware BUT I feel it goes towards everything.

gnuCash doesn't work.

I don't mean that if you actually get it compiled and running it doesn't work. I mean it doesn't work to begin with. A program should either be easy to compile and install with minimal fuss or it should be prepackaged binaries to install. gnuCash is neither!

From slackware's end here is a list of required dependencies.
- libgsf-gnome
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Mmmm Fluxbox

Posted 12-14-2008 at 02:25 AM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)

Why didn't anybody tell me fluxbox is everything that blackbox could be with active development. Every feature I tried to add to blackbox my self (basically through scripts) is already in fluxbox and then some!

I tried openbox briefly because the reviews and descriptions made it sound more of what I wanted... BUT I'm sold on fluxbox now. what was the last feature that I found in it that spurred this message? A customizable tool bar + system tray to-boot! It also doesn't freak out...
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