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XML editor crashing in eclipse

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Sorry for the ksnapshot coming in the view. But the image cannot be reproduced as this happens only when eclipse’s XML editor is started the first time. After that I get this:

P.S. – Ok, the issue is solved. by doing  –

$ USE=”cairo” emerge -av =dev-java/swt-3.5.2

that is, by using older version of swt. This thread at Gentoo forum shows more information.

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Written by LaFolle

January 18, 2011 at 01:38

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2/3 of Main memory

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Written by LaFolle

January 12, 2011 at 03:54

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Under the hood

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Yesterday I thought of opening the machine, and looking what resides inside. All componentsAfter reassembling the components back, the computer did not start. That was indeed a panic attack! But I did remember that I changed the order in which RAMs were put in their corresponding sockets. Reversing the order, solved the problem.

This was strange. RAM with 2GB had to be below the RAM with 1GB.

Written by LaFolle

January 12, 2011 at 03:50

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Filesystem pointers

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It is better to be logged in as a normal user rather than root, simply because it is safe. Sometimes I do get irratated of doing su or su -c again and again, but, what I have realised is that it is my inefficieny in working that makes it irritating. Leaving a window to do previledged jobs is a better option.

So, most of the time I am working as a normal user. But when I start using root’s shell, I am devoid of all the settings, like that of vim, or some env variables, or shell settings, which I have set in /home/kc ‘run command’ files. To get rid of this problem I create symlinks ,to rc files lying in /home/kc, in /root. This indeed solves the problem.

But there exists a better solution ie to put all common settings in /etc configuration files rather than creating hard links.

They indeed play a good role in maintaining single source of information. So, if I have all my media files in /dev/sda3, then I can refer to them by creating [sym/hard]links to /dev/sda3 in any place I want.

Written by LaFolle

January 11, 2011 at 02:39

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Jaguareins is social again

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Last night, first Ubuntu crashed. Then Gentoo’s display blew off. I did not find any reason for the former, but for the latter the problem was that after each time you update your xorg-server(which is done on emerge –sync or in my case, emerge-webrsync), you have to explicitly update x11-drivers. If you miss this, you will be thrown to a CLI with irritatingly large font size. Problem was also with installing nvidia-drivers as it was conflicting with nvidiafb which I built in the kernel(and which indeed is a wrong step). Had to reinstall Ubuntu, thanks to the CD from LFY, which took some 15 minutes. Once Ubuntu was installed, I fixed Gentoo by chrooting into it. With time, I am finding increasing use of chrooting. Awsome!

My network card is Broadcom 4313. It should have been supported by b43 driver in kernel. But it failed. After blacklisting it(b43), I went for broadcom-sta. Installing it made me unset CONFIG_SSB, CONFIG_80211(was something like this) and Broadcom support in kernel. Re-compiling and reinstalling and rebooting (kenel) detected the NIC and gave it the name eth1, as opposed to wlan0 in Ubuntu.

Right now, installing vlc which is around 230MB(dependencies included) with speed being 100KB/s.

Written by LaFolle

December 22, 2010 at 11:58

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Building Firefox

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Compiling firefox. Temperature reached 68C which is far less than what it used to be in Jaguar, which was around 75-80C.

Written by LaFolle

December 20, 2010 at 03:07

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hi

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Compiling firefox. Temperature reached is 68C which is far less than what it used to be in Jaguar, which was around 75-80C.

Karan

Written by LaFolle

December 19, 2010 at 21:28

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