Hi everyone. I am knew to the list and have Fedora Core 5 newly
Most things are ok but I can't get the plugin for Macromedia Flash
Player installed. I have tried all the methods available to me and
while Fedora tells me that the Flash Player is installed, I don't see it
when I click on Help>About Plugins.
I have tried making sure the Flash Player files are in
~/.mozilla/plugins, and /usr/lib/mozilla, and any other place I think it
might be looking for it. No luck.
I have also tried to install it manually rather than using the automated
process. And still no luck. But in every case, Fedora tells me that
the Flash Player is installed.
Now, how do I tell Mozilla that it is installed.??
Coldbrook, Nova Scotia
I am trying to play an avi file with xine, but it crashes with the
This is xine (X11 gui) - a free video player v0.99.4.
(c) 2000-2004 The xine Team.
*** glibc detected *** xine: free(): invalid pointer: 0x0a9ae3c0 ***
======= Backtrace: =========
Thanks in advance,
Most of my printing is done over the lan to an FC4 box. Recently, though, a
multi-function device has been added as an ethernet device. In theory I
should be able to access it, but I haven't figured out how. Any hints?
(Got this working, but slightly confused as to what happened)
I upgraded to FC6 over the weekend and found that my normal
port forwarding trick to get Samba access to my home machine
through a proxy stopped working, before I had something like
this (running cygwin ssh):
ssh -L 10.0.0.1:139:atlas:139 ian(a)10.0.0.1 -f -N -i somekey
(The strange forwarding from 10.0.0.1 is to overcome the
fact that Windows will only try this port for Samba. The
login at 10.0.0.1 is because I have to forward ssh over a proxy).
But this started giving me connection refused messages.
Trying Putty gave the same result, I also had a go at
localhost instead to see if I'd done something funny to my
hostname. No success. However, using 127.0.0.1 explicitly
ssh -L 10.0.0.1:139:127.0.0.1:139 ian(a)10.0.0.1 -f -N -i somekey
Is fine, what I want to know is does this have something to
do with IPV6? Either somewhere in samba or in sshd?
$ cat /etc/hosts
# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.
::1 atlas.millroad atlas localhost.localdomain localhost
I'm also having a problem with vnc, running a vnc server
on localhost I can connect to it from a windows machine,
but not from localhost. Could this be related? (Tried
with and without compiz, but I haven't done enough work
on it yet to describe the problem properly.)
I've got large stores of emails on my personal computer from mailing
lists like this one.
I'm finding that Evolution is slow to process incoming mail when
filtering spam and it runs with a high nice priority that seems to hog
the CPU sometimes when I am multi tasking.
I installed Thunderbird on a friends Windows PC the other day and it
looked pretty spiffy. How does it compare to Evolution ? Is it robust
enough to handle really large email archives ?
Kim Lux, Diesel Research Inc.
I was going to give Ubuntu a try and started an install. Since I
wanted to leave my FC5 intact and dual-boot, I was using the Ubuntu
LVM tools to set up LVM and walked on the FC5 LVM headers or whatever
they are called.
My partition setup:
hda1: boot FC5 base partition
hda2: LVM volume, leftovers of FC4 that I've been too lazy to take a
backup of, still intact
hda3: the lost LVM volumes of FC5, /usr et. al., except for one
volume on hde5
hda4: unused (freeBSD install currently sitting idle)
hde1: base partition, failed installing Ubuntu boot here, installed
FC6 instead for LVM tools
hde2: FC6 /usr et. al., in LVM (which I am now sure was a mistake)
hde3 or hde4, I don't remember which: DOS extended
hde5: LVM PV which was used as shared volume on FC5
hde7: FAT32 share
I think that where things went south was when I added another volume
group on hde using the Ubuntu LVM tools. I saw on
a few warning words to the effect that one shouldn't add physical
partitions (hde5) from a second drive to a volume group on one drive
(in hda3), and then set up a separate volume group (the Ubuntu
volumes) on the second drive. After partitioning, at the step where
Ubuntu would start actually installing, it complained that LVM could
no longer find the PV that had been in hde5 in the FC5 volume group.
I found this in a blog by one jalal, apparently of gnomedia.com (now
apparently only in google cache):
> Here is what I did: First find out the old UID’s of the
> partitions, this is in the /etc/lvm/backup/system file. They are
> quite long… make sure you get the UID for the physical volumes.
> $pvcreate -u sdSD-2343-SD939-adIda2 /dev/hda6
> $pvcreate -u dk33kd-929293nd-adfja298a /dev/hdd1
> $vgcreate -v system /dev/hda7 /dev/hdd1
> $vgcfgrestore -f /etc/lvm/backup/system system
> and lo!, all data present and correct!
> In fact, I just rebooted the system and was back where I had
> started with the additional benefit of an extra 60Gb of disk space,
> because now I had the extra partition properly included.
> [Note: in the lines using pvcreate... above I could have used:
> $ pvcreate –restorefile /etc/lvm/backup/system
> to automatically find the ID’s but I hadn’t realized that at the
> time. Without the UID’s then the vgcfgrestore will not find the
> physical volumes that it needs to recreate the volume group.]
I tried following that but forget the vgcfgrestore step, and
apparently have lost what headers remained. vgscan no longer sees the
FC5 volume group at all. I do still have FC5's /etc/lvm in the boot
partition (which will try to boot and fail, of course). (Kind of wish
the lvm commands had been under /sbin instead of /usr/sbin .)
Any pointers where I can go to find information that might help me
recover the data?
I'm thinking maybe I should install another FC5 in hda4, just enough
to use the command-line pvcreate tools, and all in one partition, so
I can scrub the FC6 install and get that other LVM volume off of hde .
I recently received 10 computers from an organization that wants them
put to use. They're PI and PII boxes, which surely can be useful in
many ways. First thing, though, I need to see how many actually work.
Then I need to have a barebones OS to put on them. If the drives work,
they'll be really small. Any suggestions? Anyone doing something similar?
Happy New Year,
Feeling fed-up with xine being broken since the updates, and not really having
time to bother fixing it at the moment I decided to try mplayer. I use xine
mainly for checking my home-made recordings, so the tools I most need are the
ability to step through the chapters and take a snapshot of the title screen
for use on the case. I can't manage to do either of these on mplayer, and
wonder whether it is the app or my ineptitude.
Stepping through seems to take me just 10 seconds along the time-line - rather
slow for a long production. I have 5-minute-ish chapters made, and want to
jump along them. I can't find any snapshot tool, and using ksnapshot seems
to result in either a blank blue screen or a jig-saw series of part-screens,
overwriting previously saved unrelated pngs. I've never seen behaviour like
this before. Outside of mplayer ksnapshot behaves perfectly.
I guess I'll have to fix xine tomorrow - but is mplayer really so lame?
Is anyone aware of a program that will extract all unique senders'
addresses from a Mozilla/SeaMonkey Inbox and write them to a text file?
I tried 'grep From: $PATH/Inbox | grep "@" | sort | uniq >' which gets a
lot of what I want but a lot of what I don't want, along with it.
The SPAM situation has gotten to the point that I'm gonna start doing
permissive filtering -- mail from anyone not specifically allowed gets
auto-dumped. The idea is to get a list of everyone who has mailed me in
2006 and decide who of those on that list I'd like to hear from in 2007
It's now 12:20:29 PM on December 26 ....
Only 363 Days, 5 Hours, 39 Minutes and 31 Seconds to gather up
stuff that'll get returned next year.
I am going to acquire a new notebook.
It should have adquate battery power. No high-end video card is needed,
I think Intel 9xx should be enough. Other than that, some features such
as card reader would be nice.
I have a choice among the following brands:
Is there any model that is particularly suited for FC6?