I've noticed that the Glider theme that ships with Fedora Core 3 doesn't
seem to have a resize-gripper on the bottom right corner of windows that
is there in other themes (bluecurve, industrial, etc.).
Is this intentional, or an oversight? Also, sorry if this isn't the
appropriate list - I wasn't sure where this one should go.
I spent a bit of time today on an ALSA-level sound mixing solution, i.e.
Basically my solution was to allocate the IPC keys at the start of the X
session, and generate an ALSA config file on login which uses those
keys. This avoids issues with possible IPC key collisions and is more
secure. There's a little program alsa-launch which does this. It
monitors your X connection and destroys the IPC keys and such when you
I had to patch alsa-lib to let it read a config from a file specified an
environment variable. alsa-launch is part of alsa-utils now. I'm sure
some people will complain this makes alsa-utils dependent on X; I guess
we'll need an alsa-utils-x11 package.
Also, I needed to add alsa-launch to the X startup; however there was no
programmatic way to do this in the current xinitrc setup. So I
refactored the X init scripts so that packages can drop a file
in /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.d/ which adds to the DESKTOP_SERVICES
environment variable. I then modified the dbus package to use this new
All the new packages are here:
These are based off the new ALSA 1.0.7 packages I uploaded to rawhide
I'd like to get feedback on this and see how well it works for people;
I've just done some light tests with ogg123, rhythmbox, and xmms.
Particularly interesting is recording and complex ALSA applications.
Oh, and multiple sound cards.
If there are no objections I'd like to feed this all into rawhide in a
few days after it's gotten a bit of testing here and see how things go.
Hopefully for FC4 the idea of configuring applications for different
sound output backends will totally disappear.
Longer term of course I'd like to not have to generate an ALSA config
file in /tmp; this kind of thing just makes sense inside the alsa-lib
code itself. But this was just a quick one-day hack to see how well
asym could work as the default.
I have installed the packages from your repository in my Fedora Core 3
installation (I had to rebuild dbus from the src.rpm though). From my
initial testing, it works very well. I can get sound simultaneously from
multiple applications (including from artsd, which is not one of the
best behaved apps when using Alsa). I also tested recording multiple
streams (using arecord) while Rhythmbox was playing and that also worked
without any problems.
Even though this worked before by putting an .asoundrc in my home
directory, it is great to see it work automatically without any text
file manipulation from the user. I'm sure this will be very helpful to
people who are new to Linux when FC4 comes out (note that I said when as
opposed to if ;)).
Hello. I was just wondering if it would be possible to use the
same (default) "open file" dialog box for XMMS program as Firefox and other applications in FC3 in Gnome use. The current open file dialog box used with XMMS is pretty "ugly" and it would help XMMS be more polished and consistent with Fedora. XMMS menus could use the same theme also but I guess, I should address that to the XMMS developers, right?
Just and idea, though. Thanks.
I have noticed that my cursor get redrawed generating cursor image flicker
even if I don't move the mouse or the underlying image doesn't change. It
didn't depend on the application having the focus, or over which the cursor
was drawn, but was depending on the cursor location on the screen. After a bit
of checking it appears to be related to virtual screen, if the cursor is
positionned at the x/y coordinate of a gnome-terminal whose content is
scrolling but not displayed due to being on another virtual screen, then
the cursor is redrawn as the terminal image is updated. Moving the cursor
coordinate outside of the terminal area stops the flicker.
Using xorg-x11 6.8.1-12, gnome-terminal-2.7.3-1, and metacity-2.8.6-2.1,
hardware is Matrox 450 dual head running in xinerama mode.
Excerps from /var/log/Xorg.0.log:
(--) PCI:*(1:0:0) Matrox Graphics, Inc. MGA G400 AGP rev 130,...
(--) Chipset mgag400 found
(**) MGA(0): Depth 16, (--) framebuffer bpp 16
(==) MGA(0): RGB weight 565
(II) MGA(0): Using XFree86 Acceleration Architecture (XAA)
Does this qualify as a bug ? If yes what module is most likely to be guilty ?
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I am using Redhat 9. Can anybody tellme how I can make my HP Laserjet 1010 work on linux. Instead of printing the matter it is printing something like "Unsupported Personality". I have got some PPD files, I kept in /etc/cups/. but when I go to system setting --> printing, I am not able to choose PPDs as drivers.
I have also HP Scanjet2400U scanner. Can any body tell me how to install the same.
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