Clamav .90 build problems on Mandrake 10.0

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

As I’ve mentioned, there are a few older Mandrake (now Mandriva) systems that I maintain and one of the packages that I’m frequently rebuilding for those systems is clamantivirus. Well, 0.90 came out recently and on an attempted rebuild from the src. rpm that I acquired from ftp.neocat.org, I got this error message libtool: unrecognized [...]

Nxclient into xubuntu box

Sunday, November 5th, 2006

I like nx server and client, it can really make good use of low bandwidth connections to get a gui link. But, by default it’s quick and easy to setup gnome and kde login sessions within nxclient, but if you’re using xubuntu then you will need to setup a “custom” session and the command is [...]

KDE 3.5.4 on SuSE 10.1 VMware image

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

It was just announced that there is a VMWare image available for download that includes SuSE 10.1 with KDE 3.5.4 installed and it’s also been updated to the most current releases of the other desktop software available for kde from opensuse. VMplayer (at least) is required, which is a free download from VMWare. VMPLayer can [...]

Mandriva 2007 beta 1 is out

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Here is a link to the info page. It sounds as though there are several images available. Mandriva 2007 Beta 1 has Gnome and KDE centric 586 and x86_64 versions of cd images for download as well as an all in one (well – both architectures in one) DVD and cd set (6 disc cd [...]

Konqueror and Google Maps

Friday, May 26th, 2006

After I did my “Kiosk” upgrade to KDE 3.5.2 I was really interested to see if Konqueror would finally work with Google Maps, of course, the problem isn’t with Konqueror it’s with the browser detection. Konqueror uses something called khtml to render web pages. It’s really a fairly good/standards compliant ACID test passing engine. So [...]

Mandriva Kiosk

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Some time back I had seen a quick reference to Mandriva Kiosk as some new Mandriva version of the “Click and Run” repository of Linspire. I finally got a chance to give it a try with the upgrade of KDE to 3.5.2 (Mandriva 2006 had shipped with the 3.4.x series of KDE.) Anyway, I found [...]

Sandbox your browser on a linux system

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

While I was reading about browser sandboxing coming up in Vista and musing about how easy or difficult it would be to sandbox OTHER 3rd party applications, I found a comment on a ZDNet post that I think I’ll just copy directly (of course, giving credit to the poster…) Of course, with the user seperation [...]

Rumors and more on Vista

Friday, March 24th, 2006

It’s interesting to see the rumor mill around Vista – I saw articles this morning claiming that 60% of the Vista code would have to be rewritten and the Xbox team was pulled to work on Vista – from what I can see both of those are not true. I suspect people are looking to [...]

Enabling keyboard hotkeys under KDE

Friday, January 20th, 2006

I’ve just been sitting down with the laptop for a while (Dell Inspiron 8000) it’s an older laptop by current standards I guess, but it does well for me. The inspiron 8000 has some “hotkeys” for volume up and down, mute and controlling the cd player (play, stop, next and previous tracks.) It’s pretty standard [...]

Kubuntu Review and Ubuntu Review

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006

There’s a good review up of both Kubuntu and Ubuntu over at Desktoplinux.com. The writer doesn’t seem to find either a perfect fit. Ubuntu is Gnome based, Kubuntu is KDE based. The versions reviewed are 5.10 Ultimately the writer suggests Suse Linux 10.0 or Xandros as a desktop workstation, Mepislite or SimplyMepis for a new [...]

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