Temüjin wrote: I finally did get libcanberra reconfigured to use gstreamer only and packaged into my ppa: https://launchpad.net/~dtl131/+archive/ppa
I tested it on my Karmic install, and it appears to work. I would like more confirmation (from you or someone else) that it works properly before linking to it in the Ubuntu guide and/or OSS wiki.
EDIT: I need to update my PPA, I left a dependency on libcanberra-pulse. :\
Temüjin wrote:igor, you might want to show this patch to petrovse if he's working on gnome-settings-daemon: http://src.opensolaris.org/source/xref/ ... pport.diff
EDIT: Patch for Debian (that's not being used in Ubuntu) https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=571145
I am really missing my Mini-commander applet!!!
Temüjin wrote:Ok, I FINALLY got gnome media-keys working in my local copy of gnome-settings-daemon. The problem was that I needed to run autoreconf -f to update the configure script (now I need to figure out how to do this in the rules file of the PPA package) .
Screenshot of mute in action: http://yfrog.com/5zscreenshotyzjI am really missing my Mini-commander applet!!!
I'll enable it after I get the g-s-d package finished (I don't see harm in having it enabled by default, Ubuntu just turned it off because they use deskbar-applet).
Temüjin wrote:Ok, media-keys now work with the gnome-settings-daemon in my PPA. Also, I just updated gnome-applets to include mini-commander.
I believe that is all for now. At some point, I will recreate these packages for Ubuntu 10.0x/Lucid, but the packages there are probably changing rapidly at the moment.
Solved: Suspicious file types found
Here is some of the log file output with rkhunter, should i be concerned? I am kind of new to Linux.
[12:23:15] Warning: Suspicious file types found in /dev:
[12:23:15] /dev/shm/pulse-shm-1525712785: data
[12:23:15] /dev/shm/pulse-shm-50679959: data
[12:23:15] /dev/shm/pulse-shm-2803988956: data
[12:23:15] /dev/shm/pulse-shm-1183878939: data
[12:23:15] /dev/shm/ecryptfs-darthrevan-Private: ASCII text
[12:23:15] Checking for hidden files and directories [ Warning ]
[12:23:15] Warning: Hidden directory found: /etc/.java
[12:23:15] Warning: Hidden directory found: /dev/.udev
[12:23:15] Warning: Hidden directory found: /dev/.initramfs
Bus error for programs that require libpulse
With GDB I tracked the problem down to libpulse. When I -Rd it all the games mentioned above will work again. Unfortunately mumble won't run but I can live with that. By the way mumble exits with an bus error too when libpulse is installed.
Yeah, /dev/shm was full or rather way too small. It just had "4" as available on df. I gave an explicit size in /etc/fstab and it's fine now. The problem occured in "pa_shm_cleanup () from /usr/lib/libpulsecore-0.9.22".
Even Ubuntu does not force Pulseaudio. You can always deinstall it completely and use pure ALSA or OSS.
Ever heard of Ubuntu Studio? It uses "jackd" as audio daemon.
The only PA-related packages you can't deinstall are "libpulse" and "libpulse-mainloop-glib0". When not using GNOME, you can even deinstall them.
Because Pulseaudio is installed in a basic installation, it does not mean you can't get rid of it.
http://phoronix.com/forums/showthread.p ... post129443
Version 3.0 of the desktop environment is scheduled for release in April 2011. It was announced at the July 2008 GUADEC conference in Istanbul...
Though many of the planned changes are incremental, the desktop will receive a major overhaul with the GNOME Shell.
The release date had been set for September 2010, but in July the development team postponed the release to March 2011 and decided to release version 2.32 instead. In September the date was again postponed to April 2011. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNOME#Upcoming_release
Microsoft and Novell Collaborate - FAQ
Microsoft and Novell will undertake work to make it easier for customers to manage mixed Windows and SUSE Linux Enterprise environments and to make it easier for customers to federate Microsoft Active Directory with Novell eDirectory.
Novell bought the SuSE brands and trademarks in 2003. Novell, one of the founding members of the Open Invention Network, decided to make the community an important part of their development process by opening widely the distribution development to outside contributors in 2005, creating the openSUSE distribution and the openSUSE Project. Novell employed over 500 developers working on SUSE in 2004.
The deal involves upfront payment of $348 million from Microsoft to Novell for patent cooperation and SLES subscription. Additionally, Microsoft will spend around $46 million yearly, over the next 5 years, for marketing and selling a combined SLES/Windows Server offering and related virtualization solutions, while Novell will pay at least $40 million yearly to Microsoft, in the same period.
In 1999, de Icaza, along with Nat Friedman, co-founded Helix Code, a GNOME-oriented free software company that employed a large number of other GNOME hackers. In 2001, Helix Code, later renamed Ximian, announced the Mono Project, to be led by de Icaza, with the goal to implement Microsoft's new .NET development platform on Linux and Unix-like platforms. In August 2003, Ximian was acquired by Novell, Inc. There, de Icaza is currently the Vice President of Developer Platform.
09.10.09 Miguel de Icaza Joins Microsoft
Posted in Free/Libre Software, Microsoft, Mono, Novell at 12:17 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz
Summary: Novell’s Miguel de Icaza becomes board member in a new Microsoft group
http://techrights.org/2009/09/10/miguel ... -codeplex/
RMS: De Icaza Traitor to Free Software Community
posted by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Sep 2009 13:35 UTC, submitted by Hiev
The conversation shifted towards Microsoft's new Open Source labs, and in response to a question by Owens, Stallman noted that Miguel de Icaza "is basically a traitor to the Free Software community". He also added that De Icaza is a Microsoft apologist, hence his involvement in the new Open Source labs does not inspire confidence.
http://www.osnews.com/story/22225/RMS_D ... Community/
Miguel de Icaza “is Basically a Traitor to the Free Software Community,” Says Richard Stallman
http://techrights.org/2009/09/21/rms-on ... -de-icaza/
Summary: Strong words from the revered founder of the Free Software Foundation and more Microsoft/Mono news
Assimilation is a rather scary strategy because not only is it Microsoft’s favourite technique for embracing and extending (or dividing and devouring) but it also makes peers seem like foes, and vice versa.
http://techrights.org/2009/09/28/micros ... r-hug-oss/
Knowledge and only knowledge liberates, and absolute knowledge liberates absolutely.
Sir Isaiah Berlin
A new leader in the north of the island, Neloaig (Nelawihang), proclaimed himself John Frum, King of America and of Tanna. He organized an armed force which conscripted labour for the construction of an aerodrome which the Americans had told him to build for American Liberator planes bringing goods from John Frum's father. Those who refused to work would be bombed by planes. This pressed labour was resisted by a few natives who were wounded... The police reinforcements, with two U.S. officers, were quickly despatched to the John Frum airstrip. There they found 200 men at work, surrounded by others with guns.
Peter Worsley, The Trumpet Shall Sound: A Study of Cargo Cults in Melanesia, 1968.
“John promised you much cargo more than 60 years ago, and none has come,” I point out. “So why do you keep faith with him? Why do you still believe in him?”
Chief Isaac shoots me an amused look. “You Christians have been waiting 2,000 years for Jesus to return to earth,” he says, “and you haven’t given up hope.” http://www.smithsonianmag.com/people-places/john.html
JDarwein wrote:I've been using Ubuntu 9.10 for a couple of weeks now and I noticed I had two Gnome-Volume-Control-Applets, so I right-clicked on one and closed it and it ended up closing both of them! Now I can't get the applet to start back up!
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