Correct me if I'm wrong, but there's no way to run windows exe flash
movies under linux without wine? I have a foreign language video
tutorial packaged for windows users. On the course dvd there's all data
(video lessons, images and texts in xml format). Testing it under
VirtualBox windoze xp reveals that main executable (start.exe) opening
flash player with different menus and buttons. Without that it's
difficult to organize all that stuff in right order. However performance
of video under VirtualBox is very poor. And I don't want to install wine
on my machine. It would be a big hole in security. So, any suggestions?
Linux is obsolete
-- Andrew Tanenbaum
So, I'm having a problem with my Fedora 14 setup. I've recently
installed the distro on the machine, and set up full disk encryption
using the standard method in Anaconda. However, on the passphrase
screen (the one which appears as the OS starts), any input on my
wireless USB keyboard (this one:
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=223792) doesn't work -
there appears to be no response to input from the keyboard. If I
connect a wired keyboard (this isn't a long-term solution, however -
the box is to become a media server, hidden behind my TV), then I can
enter the passphrase and continue just fine - once I get to the normal
user login screen, then I can enter my password and log in then. I
don't believe it's a BIOS problem as I can use the keyboard to
navigate around the BIOS setup screens no problem.
I did set up my machine using the wired keyboard, and only changed to
the wireless one at a later date, so I'm wondering if some relevant
kmod is missing when it's required, or something like that.
Any help to get my wireless keyboard up and running so I can enter my
passphrase with it would be much appreciated!
I'd like to install openshot. As it is not available in any repo I
picked the rpm package from here.
Unfortunately it needs python2.6, giving me the following error:
mlt-python-0.5.4-1.fc14.x86_64 requires python(abi) = 2.6
openshot-1.2.2-1.fc13.noarch requires python(abi) = 2.6
I'm using f14 so there's only python2.7 in the repos. Where could I
I have two browsers, the Firefox and Opera on F14. Both can watch
without any problem
youtube videos and access almost any site except for Globus (
http://www.globus.org/ ). Using the Firefox of F7 on another box, I
found no problem of accessing that site.
Does anyone have an explanation?
Thanks in advance.
I installed FC14 in a VM, on a 7.7GB disk image. After that was installed and
tested to some extent, I copied the image to an 8GB SD memory and booted off it.
Worked with the micro-SD in an adaptor to full size SD, and in a micro-SD to USB
nubbin. When I installed I made the filesystems ext2 to avoid beating the
storage, other than that stock install.
Now I can select enhanced effects for video, and they work fine (for values of
fine considering I wanted to see if they work, not that I want them on).
However, the display is still dog slow, glxgears runs at 60fps, video is jerky,
etc. So the "better" video now doesn't crash, does provide effects I don't need,
and is still too slow to be useful, even on a non-game machine. So much for not
using vendor drivers.
System is i7-950, 12GB RAM, Radeon HD 4350 video, used as a VM host most of the
time. Not a killer machine, not a dog.
I will be doing some testing to see if the newer KVM is any better in a
measurable way, but when VNC to a machine with fast video is better than
console, there is room for improvement.
Bill Davidsen <davidsen(a)tmr.com>
"We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked." - from Slashdot
I want my laptop to connect to my Wifi as a "System Connection" by
default (assuming now wired LAN is plugged in).
I'm using KDE (F14), in Edit Network Connections - KDE Control Module
there are two options:
1. Connect Automatically
2. System Connection
The second option is always greyed out - and I don't know why?
I would assume that if I login as root and setup this as a system
connection it should create the neccessary ifcfg-wlan0 file with boot=Yes.
Any suggestions or pointers to docs?
F14 fully updated. I tried installing the latest Google Earth 64-bit
tarball (version 184.108.40.2065) and got this:
$ sudo sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 220.127.116.115..............................................................
./setup.sh: setup.data/bin/Linux/amd64/setup.gtk2: /lib/ld-linux.so.2: bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory
I've seen this "bad Elf interpreter" message in other contexts, but can
simply never remember what it means (something about 32-bit binary on a
64-bit system I think). Any pointers welcome.