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First Time KDE 4.2.

After I installed OpenSuSE 11.1 a while ago, the writing have been on the wall – KDE 3 is dying, and KDE 4 is the new kid in town, with shiny toys and powerful tools. At least that’s what I’ve been told. And yes, many people report problems with KDE 4.2. It’s nice. It’s shiny. […]

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My laptop is broken.

Let’s say one happends to step on ones laptop. And that the result is a minor crack. What does one do? Call IBM, get a quote at over 370$ for a LCD panel, or check out e-bay and find one for 30-50$? The support guy from IBM was nice and gave me the part number […]

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Intel x3100/GMA 965 and OpenSuSE 11.1

This is not needed anymore. Following these instructions might leave you with a non-working install OpenSuSE 11.1 works quite alright on Intel hardware, with one major quirk: 3D rendering is utterly broken. Or rather – it was when it shipped. If you suspect you’ve got this problem, run glxgears from a terminal, and watch the […]

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Using OpenSolaris 2008.11 as desktop for one day

I’ve written about OpenSolaris earlier, and I’m impressed. It’s a promising OS, with a few quirks. I decided to use it as desktop OS for a day. First of, it’s Gnome. I prefer KDE, but hey, I take what’s available. It’s not that important really. The first thing I missed was OpenOffice, which should be […]

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Problem with the links on comments.

Sadly, I had a minor problem with the links from the comments to the targets of those links… WordPress somehow URL-encoded the ‘ rel=’external nofollow’-part into the URL, resulting in something like <a href=’http://example.com/’rel=’external nofollow’>link text</a> which – needless to say – did not really work that well. Turns out the culprit was in comment-template.php […]

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My first impression of OpenSolaris 2008.11

After reading about OpenSolaris in ;Login:, I decided to give it a try, in VMware. Without reading much about it, I simply grabbed an ISO and downloaded. With most Linux distros that work. OpenSolaris is distributed as a Live CD, which has a installer application on the desktop. The NIC came up beautifully under OpenSolaris, […]

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VMWare Workstation on openSuSE 11.1

Vmware workstation, fresh out of the box, did not want to run on openSuSE, claiming it could not find any modules: $ vmware Logging to /tmp/vmware-vidarlo/setup-17389.log modinfo: could not find module vmmon modinfo: could not find module vmnet modinfo: could not find module vmblock modinfo: could not find module vmci modinfo: could not find module […]

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Plan9/Linux – a new combo…

Plan9 is an OS and a set of userspace tools. They had some rather nice design ideas, like making everything a file, and let users interact with that. The main problem is that Plan9 don’t really run on any usefull hardware – it’s kinda limited in it HW support. To overcome that, Glendix is making […]

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Fake backup MX

I have two hosts as MX for the domain bitsex.net – m.juicedhost.net and juicedhost.net. Good practice would be to configure both to act as MX for that domain, but I never got around to configuring the MX with the lowest priority, juicedhost.net, to relay mail for bitsex.net. Maybe as well. Even when the highest priority […]

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PHP compile error: Warning: inter-library dependencies are not known to be supported.

I got a strange error when compiling PHP today: *** Warning: inter-library dependencies are not known to be supported. *** All declared inter-library dependencies are being dropped. *** Warning: libtool could not satisfy all declared inter-library *** dependencies of module libphp5. Therefore, libtool will create *** a static module, that should work as long as […]

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