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Xine Crashing in Fedora 10

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

If you are using Xine from RPMFusion and experiencing crashing immediately after loading in Fedora 10, it is probably due to this bug.
Quick work-around is to use Alsa instead of PulseAudio. Open a shell and launch Xine as follows:
[mirandam@phoebe ~]$ xine -A alsa
To make this setting stick, do the following:
Right-Click in the Xine window […]

Update to RPMFusion

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

The availability of RPMFusion for Fedora was previously announced a few days ago. However I never got a chance to actually perform the update.
For those who are not familiar with Fedora’s third-party software repositories (repo’s), the two most popular repo’s: Freshrpm and Livna were typically the place to find software not permitted in Fedora. […]

Firefox SSL Certificates

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Using Firefox 3. Very simply, I know that Redhat’s main website (https://www.redhat.com) works perfectly fine. However when I exclude the “www”, and go to the same website: https://redhat.com, apparently something is wrong?
I see Secure Connection Failed. (Should I be concerned???)
So I click the “add exception link…”
… which turns into button …
So I click the “Add […]

Firefox 3 Release

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

According to Spread Firefox the official release time for Firefox 3.0 will be at 10AM PST, so 1PM EST (for me). Are you excited? Really excited? Well if you are, I feel sorry for you
I took a note from Chris Blizzard and cheated by downloading already by typing out the full URL into […]

Fedora 9 Review

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

After spending a good deal of time configuring Fedora 9 I thought I would take this opportunity to provide my thoughts and feedback. The following is my Review of Fedora 9 (F9).
“Sulphur” smells only just a little.
Installation Media
The first thing I was happy to see was that the team finally decided to offer Fedora 9 […]

MPlayer RC2 Released

Monday, October 8th, 2007

The MPlayer team released RC2 of the multimedia package. The last release RC1 was almost 12 months ago. The changes are typical: newer support of less significant codecs, major optimizations and improvements on more popular codecs. This release has a great deal of work done on streaming (Live555).
I don’t know if we […]

Announcing RPM Fusion

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

Hans de Goede announced on the Fedora-devel the creation of RPM Fusion.

RPM Fusion aims to bring together many packagers from various 3rd party repos and build a single add-on repository for Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
We don’t have a repository ready for end users yet, but we are actively working on merging the following […]

Fedora 7 Review

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

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