With a little side of applesauce...

Monday, October 29, 2007

SSH - slow password prompt when connecting to remote box

I had the same issue in Debian Unstable, so know that this was picked up by Ubuntu, but the Gutsy ssh client will pause waiting for the password prompt. This can be very frustrating if you are hitting a lot of boxes. I found this blog entry, have made the change, and will test when I get to work in the morning:


I will post a comment with the results...

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Kubuntu Gutsy - Keyboard volume controls

I couldn't get the volume controls to work for the volume on my Acer Aspire 5102, but found the answer here:

Apparently, it is just a default setting that doesn't work for my computer. (Mine uses PCM).

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Kubuntu Gutsy - Amarok / MP3 support

I couldn't have gotten my Reign Radio to play, if it wasn't for this great post:

BTW, I modified it so that I only did the following:

sudo apt-get install libxine1-plugins

A little troubling that it pulls in gnome stuff, but I didn't look any closer at it.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Kubuntu Gutsy - Restricted Formats

Installs Java, Codecs, and other multimedia fun:

Very easy! Nice :)

Here's the description from adept:

Commonly used restricted packages
This package depends on some commonly used packages in the Kubuntu multiverse repository.
Installing this package will pull in support for MP3 playback and decoding, Java runtime environment, Flash plugin, DVD playback, and LAME (to create compressed audio files).
Please note that packages from multiverse are restricted by copyright or legal issues in some countries. See http://www.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/licensing for more information.

VMPlayer / Ubuntu Gutsy

I couldn't get the vmnet modules to build with the following error:

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.22-14-generic'
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only/driver.o
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only/hub.o
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only/userif.o
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only/userif.c: In function ‘VNetCopyDatagramToUser’:
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only/userif.c:630: error: ‘const struct sk_buff’ has no member named ‘h’
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only/userif.c:630: error: ‘const struct sk_buff’ has no member named ‘nh’
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only/userif.c:636: error: ‘const struct sk_buff’ has no member named ‘h’
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only/userif.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.22-14-generic'
make: *** [vmnet.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only'
Unable to build the vmnet module.

For more information on how to troubleshoot module-related problems, please
visit our Web site at "http://www.vmware.com/download/modules/modules.html" and

Execution aborted.

I found this link:

And, created the config.h file with the following command:

sudo touch /usr/src/linux/include/linux/config.h

Then downloaded the newest vmware-any-any patch:

and ran:

sudo ~/downloads/vmware-any-any-update113/runme.pl

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Ubuntu - tramp/emacs22 - void-variable tramp-default-user-alist

I have tried to set the tramp-default-user-alist in .emacs with both emacs21/emacs22 on Ubuntu, but kept getting the following error:

void-variable tramp-default-user-alist

Finally, I started grep'ing out tramp-default-user-alist in the tramp*.el files, but couldn't find it defined (tramp-version == 2.0.55). Next, I downloaded the newest tramp from Savannah, and found that tramp-default-user-alist was indeed defined, (tramp-version == 2.1.10). My fix was to compile version 2.1.10 which now loads into emacs22, and now my void-variable error is a thing of the past... :)