14 June, 2011

Y2038 !

Why should one move to x86_64 over 32bit ?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2038_problem aint a nice thing to hit. Do your part, ensure your app works on x86_64 and move to x86_64 .

ಠ_ಠ flash and skype

flash i686 on fedora linux x86_64 with chrome x86_64

Download the yum package from http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ , and install adobe-release package.

Once done, install flash plugin from the repository

$ yum install flash-plugin
$ yum install alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i686 nspluginwrapper.i686 nspluginwrapper.x86_64

$ cd /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins
$ ln -s ../plugins-wrapped/nswrapper_32_64.libflashplayer.so .

and you are done !

Dell ST2220T on linux

and it works on Fedora linux with evdev on Xorg.

From Gnome

Thanks to Gopal for tracing this one out. Information posted at https://bugzilla.redhat.com/703118 .