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Old 02-10-2006, 06:56 AM   #1
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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
artsdsp firefox
to enable sound on webpages (for flash, etc.). However when trying to use this I get the following error:
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.

Last edited by KMcD; 02-10-2006 at 07:04 AM.
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?

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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Originally Posted by KMcD
karol@slackpc:~$ artsdsp firefox
artsdsp works only for binaries
"firefox" is a script that calls the "" script which, in turn (finally) runs the "firefox-bin" binary.


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