Which is better, libre office or open office?
Which is better, libre office or open office?
I'm trying to compile giver 0.1.8 on Sabayon linux, since it's not in the repo, but when I run ./configure it says that the avahi-sharp package is missing; I did install the avahi 0.6.3 package from the repo but it still says it's not there, any suggestions?
avahi-sharp isn't a part of avahi, as far as I know.
So i'm having a problem running steam under WINE. It used to work on Ubuntu 10.10 but after upgrading it just closes after it says 'Connecting steam account:' Here is the log:
I've tried with both latest and PlayOnLinux wine versions, but no dice.Code:fixme:winhttp:WinHttpGetIEProxyConfigForCurrentUser returning no proxy used fixme:win:RegisterDeviceNotificationA (hwnd=0x200c4, filter=0x32d588,flags=0x00000004) returns a fake device notification handle! fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x100ea, 2, 0x32d94c, 4) stub fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x100ea, 3, 0x32d950, 4) stub fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x100ea, 4, 0x32d954, 4) stub fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10126, 2, 0x32da8c, 4) stub fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10126, 3, 0x32da90, 4) stub fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10126, 4, 0x32da94, 4) stub fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10130, 2, 0x32d514, 4) stub fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10130, 3, 0x32d518, 4) stub fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10130, 4, 0x32d51c, 4) stub err:winediag:X11DRV_WineGL_InitOpenglInfo Direct rendering is disabled, most likely your OpenGL drivers haven't been installed correctly fixme:threadpool:RtlQueueWorkItem Flags 0x4 not supported
The computer is a vaio CW series laptop, and it does have graphics problems with Ubuntu's nouveau drivers. I'm using nVidia's drivers and can play both native and some wine games properly.
I've always had a few problems with Steam on Wine, in Arch, I assume it's quite an up to date version, though. My chat windows sometimes won't open so I have to manually minimize/maximize for it to work again, sometimes they disappear completely and I have to restart steam.
The same thing happens although this time I get this at the end:
Code:fixme:dbghelp:elf_search_auxv can't find symbol in module
You do have to have the RPM Fusion Repository of course.
I've just found out that the -j flag for make does not have to be proportional to the amount of cores you have. Compiling is a lot faster, so I guess I'll try to start Gentoo up again.
Wrote my first real shell script
#!/bin/bash quiet=0 trans=0 while [ "$#" -gt 1 ]; do case $1 in -q ) quiet=1;; -t ) trans=1;; * ) echo "Unrecognized parameter: $1" exit 1;; esac shift done if [ $# = 0 ] then echo "png: missing file operand" echo "syntax: png (-q) file.png" exit 1 else rm -f ~/opt/* cp $1 ~/opt/orig.png cd ~/opt if [ $trans -eq 0 ] then cp orig.png orig2.png else convert orig.png -background white -flatten +matte orig2.png fi cp orig2.png pngout.png cp orig2.png 2.png cp orig2.png all.png echo -n "(First) pngout... " pngout -q -y pngout.png cp pngout.png firstcycle.png echo -n "optipng... " optipng -q firstcycle.png echo -n "advpng... " advpng -q -z -4 firstcycle.png echo -n "pngcrush..." pngcrush -q -brute firstcycle.png 2.png > /dev/null 2>&1 echo "Done!" echo -n "(Second) pngout... " pngout -q -y 2.png echo -n "optipng... " optipng -q -o7 2.png echo -n "advpng... " advpng -q -z -4 2.png echo -n "pngcrush... " pngcrush -q -brute 2.png all.png > /dev/null 2>&1 echo "Done!" if [ $quiet -eq 0 ] then cp orig2.png optipng.png cp orig2.png pngcrush.png cp orig2.png advpng.png echo -n "(Test) pngout... optipng... " optipng -q -o7 optipng.png echo -n "advpng... " advpng -q -z -4 advpng.png echo -n "pngcrush... " pngcrush -q -brute orig.png pngcrush.png > /dev/null 2>&1 echo "Done!" else echo "(Test) omit..." fi rm -f 2.png cd - > /dev/null 2>&1 cp ~/opt/all.png $1 echo " " echo "Done!" if [ $trans -eq 0 ] then echo "Transparency preserved." else echo "!!! Transparency removed. !!!" fi echo " " stat --format=" The original file....%s bytes" ~/opt/orig.png if [ $quiet -eq 0 ] then stat --format=" PNGOUT's file........%s bytes" ~/opt/pngout.png stat --format=" advpng's file........%s bytes" ~/opt/advpng.png stat --format=" OptiPNG's file.......%s bytes" ~/opt/optipng.png stat --format=" pngcrush's file......%s bytes" ~/opt/pngcrush.png else echo "lol" > /dev/null 2>&1 fi stat --format=" First cycle's file...%s bytes" ~/opt/firstcycle.png stat --format=" Final cycle's file...%s bytes" ~/opt/all.png echo " " exit 0 fi
Function: Optimize a PNG file (Reduce size losslessly).
Four output files are created, one measuring the efficiency of each program on its own, for testing purposes, and one in which all four are run in turn. For speed, the test iterations can be omitted with parameter -q.
Four programs must be installed:[list][*]pngcrush[*]optipng[*]advpng (available in advancecomp package on Ubuntu)[*]pngout (nonfree, download for linux at link)[/list]
How do I switch to the GNOME 2 shell in GNOME 3? Is that even possible?
I know both GDM and KDM have that.
That's for choosing a session, not a window manager. A session is a program that launches other programs which make up your desktop — a window manager plus potentially other things (such as nautilus and the panels in GNOME 2.x). Sessions are defined by files in /usr/share/xsessions, and the one for GNOME just runs the "gnome-session" program.
I'm not at a GNOME 3 system right now so I can't check, but I suspect there's still just one session for GNOME, regardless of whether it's using the standard or fallback UI. Once gnome-session starts, it'll check your GNOME configuration and decide whether to launch gnome-shell (normal UI) or metacity (fallback UI).
plus nautilus, plus gnome-settings-daemon, plus gconfd, plus dbus-session, plus a bunch of other things that make up a GNOME desktop. That's why the option at the login screen is for choosing a session rather than a window manager.
(Many people seem to think that GNOME is a window manager. It isn't.)
I was just referring to the fact that the GUI consists of gnome-panel AND a window manager, not just one or the other.
Oh, you meant that metacity+gnome-panel are the counterparts to gnome-shell in the fallback UI, even though they're not the whole GNOME session. That's true.
I keep trying to install OpenSUSE on an old PC but it takes ages to load anything, it got stuck on loading the kernel for an hour. Is this just down to a slow CD drive?
opensuse isn't the lightest distro.
Anyone know anywhere I can easily get a recent sysutils tarball? Trying to get zsh working on my iPod touch and I need chsh to set it as default (I think).
Here's my adventures so far that only resulted in doing nothing. I finally finished the Gentoo install, so I rm -rf my system and bring up Gentoo's tree. I then found out that you can't do this while you're still using the machine that's rm -rf'ing (I already knew this and it should have been obvious to me). So, I boot up an arch livecd, mount everything and finish the job.
After my reboot, everything worked, but unfortunately, there's lingering bugs that the fine people making this distro have forgotten to fix, so after some searching online, I symlink the files that need to be symlinked, restart and I'm good to go. Once I get in, I try the internet and found out I couldn't connect, no problem. I just use dhcpcd eth0 and nothing. I get a timeout error. After multiple attempts, I boot back into the livecd and find it works perfectly for it, so I decide to reinstall arch (the Gentoo tree is still here, my /home partition is saved and I already knew my installed stuff).
After reinstalling arch and trying to connect to the internet, once again nothing. After many livecd reboots and chrooting, I find out that in the livecd, eth0 is activated and when I'm in a distro eth1 is activated.
So, here I am, back where I started with about 7 hours wasted.
Just find your username and change the shell.
This is what mine looks like:
The kernel config is tricky to get right sometimes.
I once felt like compiling my own kernel.
Then I tried the prompt configuration program.
(You know, the one that prompts for every possible option one at a time.
I should really get that conf done some day.
Oh, and bet you can't guess which browser I'm using.
I've got an odd problem that occured when I used xrandr to get my resolution back to normal. I used this command and I end up getting this weird overlapping double thing whenever I maximise a terminal window or go fullscreen on a youtube video. I couldn't find an answer online since I have no idea what this problem is. (The text is just a ls -R of an extracted tarball)
Code:xrandr -s 0Edit: It appears to have been a kernel problem. Got a new kernel up and everything's running fine.
Has anyone here had any success with Kernel Video Modes?
I need them to work so I can switch off my discrete graphics card in my laptop so my battery lasts longer than 2 hours. I'm on ubuntu 11.04 now, but I'll change distros if someone else has had better luck with a different (not Gentoo) one. I don't want to use windows on this laptop at school this fall.
I saw some stuff about that going into the kernel. It looks like it's been around since 2.6.35
In the kernel it was called VGA Switcheroo.
Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04 will work without changing the kernel by the way.
Can anybody recommend a netbook distro? I'm using Ubuntu right now.