Found the culprit for a long standing problem with Linux install disk booting on my Dell Studio XPS 1645 today at http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=126993#p692786 – it was my wireless card. Was facing this problem at least since last October when I tried to install latest editions of Fedora and ArchLinux but couldn’t. On Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon now.
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EiskaltDC++ is a cross-platform program that uses the Direct Connect and ADC protocol. The direct connect client LinuxDC++ available in rpmfusion repos doesn’t yet support ADC protocol and hence doesn’t work with the DC++ Hub that has been setup in our hostel. I had to compile Eiskalt from the sources. Posting here the steps I had to follow for a rather painful build.
First install the dependency packages, I had to install all these devel packages for my system, YMMY, see below:
sudo yum install cmake bzip2-devel xlib-devel zlib-devel openssl-devel qt-devel qmake boost-devel libupnp-devel aspell-devel libidn-devel lua-devel
cd to a desired directory where you keep your sources. Then,
git clone git://github.com/negativ/eiskaltdcpp.git #Clone the latest source from the official git repo cd eiskaltdcpp/ gedit INSTALL & #Keep the INSTALL file handy, it lists all the dependencies required for the build mkdir builddir cd builddir/ cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr -DUSE_QT=ON -DUSE_ASPELL=ON -DFREE_SPACE_BAR_C=ON -DCREATE_MO=ON -DLUA_SCRIPT=ON -DWITH_SOUNDS=ON -DWITH_LUASCRIPTS=ON -DUSE_MINIUPNP=ON -DLOCAL_MINIUPNP=ON ../
If you get an error in the above step, check which dependency is missing and install it using yum
make -j9 #replace 9 with the number of cores in your CPU plus one. For my Core i7 CPU with 8 cores, it's 9 sudo make install
You can try running it by typing eiskaltdcpp-qt on the terminal. If it gives an error about libeiskaltdcpp.so.2.2 missing, just execute the following command:
sudo cp /usr/lib/libeiskaltdcpp.so.2.2 /usr/lib64/ -v
Now you can run Eiskalt without any problems. 🙂
Such a person who always wants to remain at the cutting edge as I am, I tried installing the latest Flash Player “Square” Preview Release 64-bit available from Adobe Labs. Here are the steps:
I have been using Fedora 64-bit KDE for many months now, but was too lazy to install flash player (I don’t usually need it as I am no YouTube junkie) until now. But today I had to visit some sites whose content seemed next to none without flash plugin on my browser. This forced me to install flash player finally.
- Download 64-bit Release Flash Player for GNU/Linux from http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html OR you can use the command:
wget -c http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/flashplayer_square_p2_64bit_linux_092710.tar.gzto download using the command line.
- Extract the archive using the command:
tar xvf flashplayer_square_p2_64bit_linux_092710.tar.gzYou will obtain the extracted file
- Now switch to root user by issuing the command:
suand supplying your root password.
- Remove any old instance of flash plugin if installed by the command:
yum remove flash-plugin
- Now you can move the .so file to the plugins directly of Firefox by the following command:
mv libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/
- Restart the browser and check whether the plugin installed successfully by typing
about:pluginsin the Address bar and hitting enter.
- You are done!
Be warned though, Adobe Labs says this on the preview release download page:
Important: Please note that if you install the Flash Player “Square” preview, you will need to keep this version up to date by manually installing updates from the Flash Player “Square” download page on Adobe Labs. You will not receive automatic update notifications for future final releases of Flash Player, and you will need to manually uninstall Flash Player “Square” before installing a final shipping version of Flash Player.
If you faced any problem, feel free to ask by posting a comment.