Archive for July, 2010

Flash and pulseaudio resolved

Earlier I posted a dirty hack how to get the sound going again with flash on 64bits.

Now we have www-plugins/adobe-flash-10.1.53.64-r11 in the repositories with a cure for that.
If you did follow my previous post on how to get it working with mozilla-firefox, you should undo that (remove the libflashplayer.so from ~/.mozilla/plugins )

equo update && equo install www-plugins/adobe-flash-10.1.53.64-r11

Now you should check if you have /etc/asound.conf with the following contents:
pcm.!default {
type pulse
}

ctl.!default {
type pulse
}

Reboot and all should be fine again.

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Zip compression on the linux shell

Just as a note to myself and maybe helpful to others.

To compress all files in zip file in a directory:
zip test.zip *.*
creates:
-rw-r--r-- 1 joost joost 111M Jul 21 14:23 test.zip

If you want to split up the zip file because it is a bit too big (111MB) we can use the zipsplit command.
Lets pass the -t parameter to first let it explain what it would do:

joost@xbox-360 ~/Desktop/moos $ zipsplit -tn 10000000 test.zip
12 zip files would be made (100% efficiency)

ooh yes I wants that!
joost@xbox-360 ~/Desktop/moos $ zipsplit -n 10000000 test.zip
12 zip files will be made (100% efficiency)
creating: test01.zip
creating: test02.zip
creating: test03.zip
creating: test04.zip
creating: test05.zip
creating: test06.zip
creating: test07.zip
creating: test08.zip
creating: test09.zip
creating: test10.zip
creating: test11.zip
creating: test12.zip

And there you have it.

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Flash and sound after recent flash update.

Well due recent changes I noticed that using flash on firefox was hijacking the sound on my system.
If you aren’t a careless internet surfer and still want to use the latest amd64 flash version that didn’t have the sound problems you can try this.

mkdir ~/.mozilla/plugins

then download this flash release.
Extract libflashplayer.so into the directory we just created and restart firefox.

Some other people say they have benefit by setting an environmental variable but that didn’t work for me.
I’m not sure if the issue is only related to x86_64 yet.

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Some updates

A few posts back I posted about setting up your own spin. Things got moving quickly and we decided to overhaul the way we maintain our iso’s server-side.

Sabayon 5.4 will have everything based on the SpinBase iso and all applications on top off this will be placed in sets. A KDE set is going to be written soon.

A first result of the reorganization are the LXDE and XFCE spins released today!

Some important recent changes:

- On amd64 we moved to 32bits flash.
If you have a problem with it consider reinstalling nspluginwrapper. I know it is not the most elegant solution, but keeping users with a potential security risk was worse. And upstream Adobe did NOT provide a 64bits version.

- ATI-drivers 10.6 problems
Due a bug in the new ati-drivers that only affects people with a default xorg.conf (most off you) the light went out and X would die with a segfault. Check out this bug report on debian. As a result we decided to mask 10.6.

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