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  • K 8:09 PM on April 19, 2013 Permalink
    Tags: , , fedora, , ,   

    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.

  • K 12:49 PM on October 6, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: fedora, Git, , Linux distribution, Source code   

    Build EiskaltDC++ on Fedora 15 Lovelock 64-bit 

    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.

    I am using Fedora 15 64-bit with GNOME 3 desktop.

    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/

    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. 🙂

    • anonimous 10:14 PM on October 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply


      you made a mistake – you need miniupnpc-devel, but not libupnp-devel, it’s two different UPnP libraries.

      • Kartik 11:16 PM on October 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I didn’t need to install miniupnpc-devel at all and Eiskalt worked. Perhaps libupnp-devel was also not required, read it is required in one of the forums.

    • anonimous 1:50 AM on October 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      you didn’t need to install miniupnpc-devel only because you use this cmake flag:

      if you use the -DLOCAL_MINIUPNP=OFF then miniupnpc-devel is needed.

      • Kartik 10:59 AM on October 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Then it’s not required, and what I wrote not incorrect either. Isn’t it? 🙂

        • anonimous 12:42 AM on October 8, 2011 Permalink

          DUSE_MINIUPNP – this is cmake flag for enable support UPnP.
          DLOCAL_MINIUPNP – this is cmake flag for use LOCAL COPY miniupnpc from eiskaltdcpp.tar.bz2 archiv sources.

        • Kartik 12:52 AM on October 8, 2011 Permalink

          Oh, didn’t know that. Thanks for clarifying. 🙂

    • Vishnu Mohandas 3:44 PM on March 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      For some reason, I’m still unable to search/download file lists (or files for that matter) using Eiskalt on Fedora 16. Changing the modes (Active/Passive) did not really make any difference. Any idea what could be going wrong? I hate having to use Apex via Wine 😦
      Thanks 🙂

      • Kartik 4:26 PM on March 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah I used to face the same issue on Eiskalt, IIRC.

        Sorry to say, but since then I have switched among many versions of linux and prefer to use DC++ on windows environment only. Using linux explicitly for work.

  • K 5:18 PM on October 16, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , fedora, ,   

    Installing 64-bit version of Flash Player on Fedora 13 

    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.

    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:

    1. 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.gz to download using the command line.
    2. Extract the archive using the command: tar xvf flashplayer_square_p2_64bit_linux_092710.tar.gz You will obtain the extracted file libflashplayer.so
    3. Now switch to root user by issuing the command: su and supplying your root password.
    4. Remove any old instance of flash plugin if installed by the command: yum remove flash-plugin
    5. Now you can move the .so file to the plugins directly of Firefox by the following command: mv libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/
    6. Restart the browser and check whether the plugin installed successfully by typing about:plugins in the Address bar and hitting enter.
    7. 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.

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