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Thursday, November 17, 2011

HowTo: Open Source

Open Source - SolengTech

A work in progress.

HowTo: Skype on Fedora 16 64 bit

Help for Skype: What are the system requirements for running Skype?

By running Skype followed by yum provides several's what it takes.

#yum provides
yum -y install libXv-1.0.6-2.fc15.i686
#yum provides
yum -y install libXScrnSaver-1.2.1-2.fc15.i686
# yum provides
yum -y install qt-4.8.0-0.23.rc1.fc16.i686
# yum provides
yum -y install qt-x11-4.8.0-0.23.rc1.fc16.i686
skype &

I tried the yum repo, not there. No 64 bit version either...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

HowTo: Git delete remote branches

git ready » push and delete remote branches

git branch -a
git push origin :branchtodelete
git branch -d branchtodelete

Everyone thinks the command should be: git branch -d remote/origin/branchtodelete

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

HowTo: Fix 'undefined reference to rpl_malloc'

Cross compile iperf - CSL Wiki

When using Autotools, (automake, autoconf, etc.), one common problem when cross compiling is to end up with undefined references to rpl_malloc.

There are a references to the
environment variable, but the easiest is to comment out the Autotools check, which causes the problem. Malloc has a long history on what it does when you malloc a size of zero, but nowadays, these issues less common than running into rpl_malloc problems, so my vote is to delete the test if it causes problems.


# rpl_malloc problem AC_FUNC_MALLOC

# if you must check for malloc...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

HowTo: Windows 7 Re-Enable Previews

No Preview Available - Windows 7 Forums

This should be incredibly simple, but it took a while...two different HowTo answers, and many other dead ends.

Explorer > Tools > Folder Options > View

Go to Control Panel, System, Advanced System Settings. (Automatically opens to Advanced screen)
On the Advanced screen, Performance, select: Settings, + then Visual Effects.
Check ALL boxes, including “Show previews and filters in folder” and “Show thumbnails instead of icons”