Well after a long wait openSuSe 11.0 is among us , well it looks quite spunky with better looks, plasma , compiz effects .I Just hope ZYpp stands goes as per the expectations.Thankfully it has both KDE 4.04 and 3.5 (phew fedora 9 disappointed there)
Well for my Laptop 6515b , Fedora 9 proved to be more troublesome than Fedora 8 including kaffeine
The problem itself is not in kaffeine but in xine engine parameters
Go to Settings>Xine Engine Parameters>Video>Beginners Options xine in Auto mode was using xv causing entire system Hang whenever i played anything.So change it to xshm.Thats all!!!!!
In Real Player go to Tools>Preferences>Hardware
Disable XVideo, For me Alsa couldn’t be initialized. Hence RealPlayer 11 can be used on OSS.
I had been noticing for many months now that certain udf discs were not being mounted by fedora 8.
mount: block device /dev/sr0 is write-protected, mounting read-only
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sr0,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so
Earlier i had thought it just to be defect of my drive but after my drive got replaced and after installing fedora 9 i decided to check up and voila !!This bug has been reported in nearly all distros.(well duh since kernel has bug)
Well after some days after using with fedora i have come to the decide on certain aspects..
1) Sure Package-Kit uses less memory and is faster than pirut BUT the interface design is IRRITATING!!!
It doesn’t download all package descriptions together, while this is reasonable but you can only download only 1 package at a time and you can only select those packages to install in your current view.( They should learn something from yumex and smart package manager)
2)GNOME-VFS The latest version of gnome 2.22 packs a speed punch with sharper graphics and faster interface but when copying from a pen drive (flash drive) results in it pausing in between copying. (THIS IS NOT A FEDORA SPECIFIC PROBLEM. ITS THERE IN UBUNTU 8.04 ) Continue reading Fedora 9 :The second Look Review
A basic guide to satisfy all your needs:
NOTE:all commands r to be typed in terminal with sudo or su login
PS:” All yum commands can be replaced by package kit alternatives type “info pkcon” in terminal.
1)Adding livna repositories : (VERY ESSENTIAL ALL OTHER STEPS REQUIRE THIS)
Since Fedoras own repositories dont have much softwares use livna or packman repositories
rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-9.rpm
2)YUMEX :install yumex for gui interface for yum , though package kit suffices.
Continue reading Fedora 9 essentials guide
1) You got to have GCC 4+ and MAKE installed in your system to compile Ndiswrapper(get them from dvd)
2)in terminal go to the directory containig ndiswrapper tarball package (type following commands as super user -> su or sudo -i
5)See COMMON STEPS
1) If you got the live cd be prepared to download and install gcc from internet ( connect to friends comp)
or download and install the packages:
binutils gcc kernel-headers dkms glibc-devel libgomp dkms-ndiswrapper glibc-headers kernel-devel make
1)/usr/sbin/ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf (this is the win xp driver obtain it from windows installation or setup given by hp)
2)use “/usr/sbin/ndiswrapper -m”
3)use “/usr/sbin/ndiswrapper -mi”
4)use “/usr/sbin/ndiswrapper -ma”
add following lines ->
3)Reboot and see if the wifi networks are shown if not use “/sbin/modprobe ndiswrapper”
and add the same line to /etc/rc.local
IF THE ABOVE STEPS DON’T WORK PLEASE TELL ME THE EXACT PROBLEM.
PEOPLE WITH OTHER WIRELESS CARDS TRY SAM PROCCEDURE WITH DIFFERENT DRIVER (MAKE SURE YOU ARE INSTALLING THE WIRELESS CARD DRIVER AND NOT THE CONTROLLER DRIVER)
- Download Accelerators For Linux
1)Axel : Download from http://axel.alioth.debian.org/ current version = 1.1
Simple command line downloader.
Simple GUI using Zenity:
#!/bin/sh url=`zenity --title="Axel " --text="Enter url" --entry` user=`zenity --title="Axel " --text="Enter username" --entry` pass=`zenity --title="Axel " --text="Enter password" --entry` axel http://"$user":"$pass"@"$url"
Remember url shud not have “http://”
ps: if you don’t want user name password
#!/bin/sh url=`zenity --title="Axel " --text="Enter url" --entry` axel "$url"
Here url needs “http://”
2)Aria2: command line download client which supports resuming and segmented downloading
Well am writing this post from fedora 9 and least to say it rocks !!!
The major fixes inculude pirut being replaced by Package Kit which consumes less memory (phew i can still remember yum directly consuming about 200 MB of precious ram) and has a faster download rate (yipee i don’t have to use smart anymore). A lot of security upgrades such as mounting lock giving access to root / sudoers only.
-A seperate bootloader option ( to view only + change boot time.)
– Ahhhh direct graphical boot for my ati 1250 express radeon chipset (though no default working 3d effects)
-Default games pretty much same (ok its not that i can beat the comp in chess !!)
– Firefox 3 beta 5 default browser much faster than 2 consumes less memory .
-Lot more but go read it yourself in the documentation !! (see install pics though)
Mandriva 2008 Spring
Well I downloaded mandriva 2008 spring “1” edition a few days ago and finally was able to inst
all it yesterday after i borowed my roomie’s laptop for writing dvd. Well while installing i was installing in gui interface and hoped that fglrx and compiz would work fine as it did for one my friends who was using KDE live cd.
After installing (it took 2 hrs for complete disk copy + install) and booting in to it I was disappointed by the lack of compiz and as it happened the fglrx package wasnt even present in the DVD packages ( WHY IS IT PRESENT IN A LIVE CD!!!).
Real Player 11 gave it floating point error while trying to play mp3 files ( not in fedora 8)
Though for a 4.35 gb dvd it had many useful packages and good bootloader i cant say i really enjoyed it ..
Still on the positive side its package downloading is faster than yum.
Recommended for linux beginners .