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Audacious лучший аудио плеер для Linux [06 Mar 2010|06:48pm]

Audacious - открытый, небольшой, но мощный похожий на winamp аудиоплеер для операционных систем семейства Linux,  с поддержкой огромного числа разнообразных аудиоформатов.
Audacious полностью поддерживает скины от Winamp 2 "classic". Для интерфейса аудиоплеера используется GTK+ 2.
Есть поддержка разнообразных плагинов , в частности плагин для last.fm, плагин поддержки LIRC,плагины для различных эффектов таких как например "удаление голоса",реверберация,эхо, и т.д.Кроме того есть поддержка плагинов для визуализации. Audacious можно назвать единственным проектом - "наследником" XMMS.
Так что если вы до сих пор используете XMMS или BMP — попробуйте Audacious.
На сайте audacious.org.ua.ua вы найдете массу подезной информации по этому плееру,сможете скачать скины для Audacious, плагины ,а так же сам плеер Audacious для ващего дистрибутива.
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Best Desktop Environment for a laptop? [01 Aug 2008|07:42am]

I'd like your opinions on which would be the best DE for a laptop? Preferably something that really utilizes battery power (i.e. doesn't drain it).

I've used Ubuntu with GNOME and it withstood quite all right.

I've also used Xfce also fared well.

Also, if anyone could say anything about DSL and Puppy Linux, it would be great.


Oh and Hi, I've just joined the community.
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remastering woes [08 Mar 2008|07:14am]

I'm making an industry specific livecd remastering from a system, based on PCFluxboxOS.

I've burned about a dozen frisbees now.
I'm simply using the mkremaster script that comes with PCLinuxOS,
and have had success before, but this is what's happening now.

I have re-remastered numerous times, and the iso seems to come out consistently,
everytime, at 439.1mb, so I don't think it is the remastering process itself that
it at fault.

But, when I burn the resultant iso to disc I get mixed results.
(Burning to disc using k3b)

Sometimes I get:
can't find tty; job control turned off
no matter where I try to boot it.

Other discs seems to function fine on my 3.2gb Celeron with 1.5gb ram,
and my wife's 4g Pentium with 1gb ram,
but, the machine on which I am making the iso (a 1ghz P3, 512mb ram),
fails to recognize the livedisc on boot, and goes straight for the hdd.
the BIOS is set too boot from the cd first, and the older discs of this
same remaster (before current changes) boot fine.

I'm bringing this older machine to present this software to a professional
organization, so need the disc to boot on it.

One user wrote to me saying that the grub folder, on the cd she made
from an iso she downloaded, was empty.
That doesn't seem right to me.

The first release of this remaster had no issue on either/any machine,
but, I am trying to update this livecd to include different software,
some change, etc., and this is what keeps happening.
It's driving me nuts!
I need the resultant iso/livecds to be able to run anywhere (on x86, anyway).
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Hello to community [05 Mar 2007|02:50am]

HI there,
Just joined some linux communities as I'm on the long road to switching to Linux from Windows. I've been switching over to general FOSS for sometime though.

Just thought I'd offer a blog entry since this is meant to be a place to blog about all things Linux :)

LinuxLog - Thoughts on Linux

I'm keeping a log of my progress with Linux here:
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[10 Mar 2006|12:32pm]

(Cross-posted on fbsd as well)
Hi, I'm a novice FreeBSD user, been using it for some time on old hardware, know my way around enough to get common tasks done. Never recompilled the kernel, just used it for surfing the web, etc, with a little administration accomplished with Windows experience and common sense, and parsing the fbsd handbook. At work, I have 3 boxes that I am setting up as tunnels using VTUN to tunnel windows networking (TCP over Ethernet) traffic to multiple sites which are behind routers that block most traffic. These machines have nforce 3 motherboards and I am experiencing the nve0: device timeout issue on fbsd 6.0 stable (AMD64). I have found several sites that have patches, (like this for example, and while I understand the basic concept (patching a driver, and recompiling) and I have basic C/C++ skills, I do not know how to procede here. Any assistance is appreciated. Even if it is RTFM, as long as someone shows me what part of which manual to read. Experienced Linux people are free to comment without BSD knowledge, since I am mainly looking to learn how to figure out which patch is likely to work for me, and how to apply it.
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new and need information [18 Feb 2006|10:26pm]

[ mood | curious ]

Hello all,
I know this is not to introduce yourselves, I am beginner in linux, I would appreciate if any one could provide good links ( I know I know google is out there..) that provide me good insight also I would like to learn shell scripting, any suggestions of how to go about!

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howdy [25 Dec 2005|04:29am]

[ mood | stoned ]

i'm new to livejournal and have just joined the community. i've been using slackware linux (but i've used pretty much all of the other major distributions at some point in time) on and off for a year or two and have been using it exclusively for a few months now.
anyway, thought i'd say hello.

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[01 Dec 2005|12:45pm]

Hello all. I am currently running Knoppix 4.0 on a DVD-RW. To my knowledge there is a way to save settings and documents by a rewriting process. Has anyone here ever executed that?

It would be helpful save me from moving from Windows than back into Knoppix.
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Waves Hello... [20 Sep 2005|02:06am]

Thought I'd make my introductory post...

I saw my first computer (an HP2116-C) back in 1970, and was forever hooked. Currently, I'm maintaining a Linux pseudo-distribution (I call it Fnord) of my own design, and am venturing into the world of FreeBSD (currently 4.10).

Which leads into a question:

Wanting to learn how FreeBSD works, I thought I'd play with traceroute-1.4a12, getting it to use the BSD declarations in glibc-2.3.2 made available by adding -D_BSD_SOURCE to the CPPFLAGS, writing up a few new autoconf tests, and getting the whole mess to build and run under linux-2.4.29/glibc-2.3.2 and FreeBSD-4.10. Under Linux, everything's fine, but under FreeBSD, I get

traceroute: sendto: Invalid Argument

errors. Unfortunately, I don't know enough about FreeBSD to know what might be missing or hosed in my code, or to even ask the right questions.

I can tell you that all the same code gets built under both systems, that the outgoing packet looks exactly the same under both, that I'm setting SO_SNDBUF to 40 on the outgoing socket, setting IP_HDRINCL, not calculating IP checksums... Oh, yes: it's the traditional traceroute for now (send a UDP probe out on a raw socket, wait for the ICMP TIME_EXCEEDED to come back, bump the TTL, do it again).

Any ideas? Any suggestions of things I should look for? Any help would be appreciated...
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Opensolaris on x86 [17 Sep 2005|08:02pm]

I am thinking of installing Solaris on my pc.

I looked for Solaris oriented communities here on LJ but I was dissapointed and could not find any. I checked the HCL and was shocked to see my pc was fully supported including all my peripherals.

I have a few questions before I install and would like someone with a background with Solaris on X86.

1.) Are USB devices supported? I have an ipod-mini, a Sans 512meg stick, and usb keyboards and optical mice
2.) Is NTFS read supported? I love the NTFS support and I use Windows heavily (I like my games, paint shop pro, and .net software)
3.) Any gotcha's or things I should know that make Unix different from BSD's and Linux distro's during an install?
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New XMMS Community [29 Jun 2005|05:27pm]

NOTE: This announcement has been cross-posted to many LiveJournal communities and others' LiveJournal accounts. This has been done in hopes that the subject of the announcement may benefit the targeted audience. If this announcement is deemed inappropriate or distasteful, please accept my apologies, comment on/reply to this announcement stating so, and the message shall be deleted promptly. Thank you.

I have created a new community dedicated to the X Multimedia System, or XMMS: xmms_users. xmms_users was created so XMMS users may share their own experiences setting up, using, and customizing XMMS to their own personal tastes.

Find (or develop) a new skin or a new plugin that you're just dying to share with others? Learn a new trick, and you want to teach people? Or, maybe you're new to XMMS, and you're looking for some tips, pointers, advice, or help?

xmms_users is appropriate for any of the above scenarios. Other appropriate usages of xmms_users include, but aren't limited to: posting HOWTOs on various subjects, sharing opinions regarding features you'd like to see implemented (either natively or through a plugin), posting updates about new XMMS or plugin versions.

Feel free to stop by and introduce yourself. Tell the community about your XMMS-using habits. Tell your friends. The more, the merrier!

Thank you for your time.

cross-posted to please see original message for cross-post info
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creating password protected zip's [08 Jan 2005|11:30am]

Does anyone know how I can create password protected zip files on linux? I have a php app that needs to create a password protected zip file and email it.
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KDE Community [10 Nov 2004|10:10pm]

There was no KDE community on livejournal, so I created one here.

Feel free to join and show off.
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Open Source Research [28 Sep 2004|11:59am]

My company is looking into intelligent uses of open source software for itself and clients. I have the fun task of becoming very educated about the subject and helping management put together the list of questions for the IP lawyer. I have already done some investigation and know that the GNU GPL is the most popular open source license, and open source software like apache have significant positions on the internet.

Here is some interesting stats. 71.5% of the internet's web servers are Apache based (various versions) and IIS is about 22%. All other web servers combined make up the rest. And of the 71.5% of Apache servers, half are running PHP modules. These facts and others can be found here.

However I need a lot of data. Can people out there give me links to sites with reports, white papers and statistical information about open source issues? I need to know percentages of Linux adoption in various markets. I need to know percentages of companies that use open source in various markets. I need reports about open source license compliance and repercussions of non-compliance. I need to know, other than SourceForge.net, popular open source repositories. I need any and all facts, reports, white papers and even article commentaries about open source, the more the better.

Lastly, please let others know that I am looking for this information. They can email it to jcrow [at] techdiscovery [dot] com or reply here.

Thank you for your assistance!
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Firefox 1.0 PR out, Tuesday! [17 Sep 2004|06:48pm]
Y'all know about Firefox, right?  The preview release is gorgeous.
Get Firefox!
For Seamonkey users, new Suite out, too.
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The long haul to Onebase Linux (pulled from Linuxcult) [21 Jun 2004|12:55pm]

Shortly after installing CRUX 2.0 and FreeBSD’s (4.10) death due to a power failure, I decided to install Windows XP (SP1 Integrated). I figured what the hell, I really wanna play some games and since my FBSD install is dead, I might as well redo the drive and get something else running on it. So thats what I did, I cut my 12.5GB drive into 5 / 7 / 0.5 and went about installing windows on it. After I got Windows installed, I decided it was time to clean house and then got rid of CRUX 1.3 and Slackware Current, since I never use either of those installs anymore... Yes! CRUX 2.0 is that good!

Well after cleaning up and sorting all my extra and now empty partitions, I went about giving more space to CRUX 2.0. (Where CRUX 1.3 was once installed, is now CRUX 2.0’s home directory) So w/ CRUX now taken care of space wise (18GB), I decided to try my hand at a new Distro. I first looked into a RPM based one, hoping that maybe something out there would catch my eye.

After some searching, I remembered there was a Distro called Yoper, that was i686 optimized and RPM based. I thought to my self? Yes! This sounds neat, I’ll give this one try... So I downloaded it, burned it, and installed it. The install of Yoper compared to other RPM based Distro’s was really basic. No special GUI’s or anything like that... It was kinda like installing Vector Linux, but flipped? Anyway, after the install finished I edited GRUB and booted into it. This is about as far as I got w/ Yoper! Yoper had to be one of the worst Distro’s I have ever installed. It was just awful... I could go on & on about the reasons why, but to be honest, that would be a major waste of mine and yr (the reader) time. Please do yr self a favor! Never install Yoper...

With that out of my system (the urge to install an RPM based distro) I decided to look for a more stable and worth wild distro. The two I decided on we’re Lunar & Onebase. From what I read about both of them, they both seemed very interesting and well worth the time to install.

I first installed Lunar which really didn’t go so well, the install of the base system seemed to go fine, as did installing the kernel, but when the time came to actually boot into the system nothing worked. The kernel (2.4.25) would just boot into a freeze... As in, after a certain point it would just hang. Maybe I forgot to build something into the kernel? who knows?

Needless to say, I wasn’t about to go through the install again and have the same thing happen, so I decided to just try my hand at Onebase...

Finally a Distro that works!!! I gotta say, Onebase is a very interesting Distro... The base install it’s self takes about 3 hours and that is because it compiles the whole thing from source along w/ the kernel... All you do is answer a few questions and wham oh’ it starts compiling the system. After which, it then asks for the root password and restarts.

By it’s self Onebase is very bare, as it only comes w/ the tools needed to get the system up and running. It also comes w/ it’s own package management system, which I gotta say is kinda neat. All I had to do to get X installed was type: “olm -s xorg” Once inputed, Onebase then does a search of it’s database and finds all the packages & dependencies needed to install the requested package. After which it goes about compiling and installing them... Thats it! It also has pre-made binary packages available, if thats what you prefer. For example: If you wanted to install the pre-made package, you would input: “olm -b xorg” and it would then go about installing the pre-made package and all it’s deps...

It kinda reminds me of the FreeBSD ports system?

As for my Onebase install, it’s still pretty bare and I still need to get a working Desktop Environment on it. XFCe4 CVS here I come!!!

So as of now my System consists of CRUX 2.0, Onebase 2004 R3, FreeDOS, & Windows XP (for Gaming and Boredom)...

~over & out!
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damn... [15 Jun 2004|08:30am]

Last night I was in FreeBSD 4.10 and the power cut out for second, so i restarted fsck’d the drives that we’re mounted during that time and then tried to run Gnome... It sat there and hung for a couple of minutes before i decided that it was screwed? The odd part was, was that XFce was fine and worked just fine, but everything related to gnome would just hang or take for ever to start. You see this is why I hate the UFS file system. In my opinion it is the easiest one to kill and corrupt. I really wish FreeBSD would try out some others, maybe XFS or even EXT3 as an alternative to it’s native UFS... I mean really? Would it be that hard to have that option made available in future releases?

Well since that install seemed screwed, I decided I would just redo it and also re-partition that harddrive so I could install the devil (WindowsXP) to run side by side w/ it. I have been completely Windows free for over a year or so now, but have lately felt the urge to play some games that I own, that I haven’t been able to get working on Linux...

So thats exactly what I did, I took my 12G (and some change) harddrive and cut it into 5G/7G w/ a small swap partition for Linux at the end. I then went about installing Windows XP on the 5G partition. To be on the safe side, I decided to disconnect my other two harddrives which reside as hda & hdb. That way Windows XP would’nt be able to kill them, if it decided to freak out? As always the WinXP install was pretty uneventful and soon was done, i then connected the other two harddrives back and attempted to get Windows to boot using Grub. After about 30 minutes of trying to get Windows to boot using Grub and then Lilo, I came to the conclusion that Windows sucked ass when it came to booting from anything other then the first drives MBR.

After a pause I decided I would make sure that Windows was still boot able, I went into the BIOS, disabled the first two drives, and then restarted. A second later the Windows XP boot screen popped up and loaded into Windows w/ out any trouble...

So as of now, if I wanna play games in Windows, I have to disable my first two drives. That seems to be the only way I can get it to boot at this point.

I am hoping that after I reinstall FreeBSD 4.10, I can figure out away to get iWindows to boot from grub. Because disabling those drives every time I wanna play in Windows, is going to be a real pain in the ass? But given the fact that I don’t plan on being in WinXP that often, it really isn’t that big of a deal?

Maybe there is away i can use my FreeDOS install to kick start the WinXP boot loader..? I think i saw something like that when I was google’ing last night?

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FreeBSD 4.10 [29 May 2004|01:35pm]

Well i decided to ditch FreeBSD 5.2.1 and to try out the lastest stable version, 4.10. So far I am very happy w/ it, not only is the ports tree really up to date, but everything is running really smooth and trouble free.

The only thing i am having trouble w/ is getting AMD working. I am pretty sure i have everything setup right, it just won't automount..? So if anyone has any idea's please let me know :)

I did have this exact same problem last time and eventually figured out how to fix it, but now i can't remember what i did... Sux Ass! because i love the automount feature...

well, thats it for now...

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bsd... [24 May 2004|04:25pm]

Got my bsd system backup and running... Whoo Hoo! The shit of it is, I had to redo the whole thing. But thats OK, because I have learned some new tricks along the way, about building the custom kernel w/ AMD options. Things I really did'nt know about before & for that matter didn't need to know, because i didn't have a AMD system.

It also gave me a chance to clean up my harddrives and to give each OS, it's own seperate drive. So as of now I have - Slackware/Storage on my 80G, CRUX on the 20G, & FreeBSD on the 12G... Much cleaner setup then before... Before, I had BSD & Linux partitions floating around on both the 12 & 20G drives. Which made for a more confusing setup, when dealing w/ installs & cleanup...

What i would really like to do now, is get my hands on an external USB or Firewire drive, so i can install Windows. That way I can start gaming again and not have to have Windows infecting my system. Either that, or get a nice gaming emulator for linux or bsd? Which is probably what I am going to have to do for now, considering I really don't have the cash to get an external drive at the moment. I would also like to have one, so I can start running QNX & BeOS again... I miss using QNX!

Well... thats it for now, more later...
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the new system [22 May 2004|10:53pm]

Well my new system is now up & running, at the moment I have both CRUX & Slackware running pretty stable, but for some reason the drag over from the old to the new system didn't fair as well for FreeBSD.

After getting the system together, I pulled the Hard Drives out of the old box and put them in the new one. W/ a quick tweak of the fstab file, both CRUX & Slackware booted fine, but BSD doesn't seem to be able to cope as well as the 2.6.x kernel has...

W/ 4.9 it would go through the normal boot process and get as far as mounting the ROOT File System and would then stop. It would then ask where the new ROOT File System was located, but once given the correct location, it would error out... Some kinda weird mount error?

5.2.1 didn't even get that far, it would get as far as the BSD selection menu and would then restart once the selection was given... I am thinking that the reason that is, is because of the way I setup the custom kernel. If i could get it to boot off of the GENERIC kernel, I might be able to get it up and running... But as of now, I am not sure how to do that...

I guess thats something I should be looking into..?

Well until next time... over & out!

Here are my System Specs:
Soyo - KT600 Dragon Plus Socket A Motherboard
Athlon XP 2000+ Processor
Viking 256MB PC2100 DDR 266MHz Memory
Mid-Tower Case / 350W Power Supply
GeForce2 MX400 Video Card / 32MB DDR / AGP
Two Silverstone Case Fans - w/ Red, Green and Blue Lights

Not the best system in the world, but allot better then what i was using...
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