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rpmbuild source rpm's can be difficult at first.

Posted 04-24-2006 at 03:18 AM by qizzer

Building rpms from src is really fairly easy. The difficult part is getting set up to make them.
A good howto tutorial for Mandriva is at; (note: the ugly box on the left has a stick pin on it. Be sure to stick it to the top of the page before reading.)
The first rpm may be quite difficult. You are bound to run into dependency problems. MesaGL, TK, tcl etc. etc. etc. These dependencies will become fewer and fewer with each src.rpm...
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sound with Enemy-Territory

Posted 04-09-2006 at 07:20 PM by qizzer

I use alsa sound which doesn't seem to play well with ET game. The fix for this seems to be: as root: echo "et.x86 0 0 direct" > /proc/asound/card0/pcm0p/oss
This fix goes away everytime I upgrade my kernel so I make sure to have it in my notes.
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Amarok in KDE

Posted 04-06-2006 at 06:39 PM by qizzer

Amarok hasn't been working so well in KDE lately. I get freeze ups and even get my email opening up to send bug reports.
I got rid of ~/.kde/share/apps/amarok
I also got rid of ~/tmp/kde-qizzer/amarok*.tmp (there were a lot of those.)
and I added amaroks urpmi site to my urpmi media.
urpmi.addmedia amarok-beta with
I haven't played around with it much yet, but it seems to be feeling much better.
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Getting Mozilla-Firefox to use kmail

Posted 04-06-2006 at 02:53 AM by qizzer

Mozilla-Firefox didn't seem to care what kde components said to use as the default mail client. I wanted to use kmail. The fix is quite easy.

cd ~/.mozilla/firefox/*.default
ls *.js
#there probably isn't already a file called user.js
#If there is skip the next line.
touch user.js
#edit user.js with your favorite editor.
emacs user.js
#add the following two lines.
// File > Send Link uses Kmail
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First Entry (Hello)

Posted 04-06-2006 at 12:58 AM by qizzer

I'm qizzer here but many people may know me as benja22. I've been messing with Linux for several years now.
I try to answer a few questions on I also spend a lot of time (as benja22) in the #mandriva channels on both Freenode and Undernet IRC networks. I can also be found on #lfd (linuxfordummies) on Freenode. I also belong to a couple of community help mailing lists for Mandriva. I get about 30 emails a day from these and try to answer at least one...
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