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32bit OpenGL with wine

Do you have problems running OpenGL apps under Wine with an Nvidia card and a 64bit Linux? Wine says X11DRV_WineGL_InitOpenglInfo couldn’t initialize OpenGL? Here’s the fix. – apt-get install ia32-libs, if it’s already installed and you still have problems, move on to the next step – move everything from /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu to /usr/lib32 EXCEPT /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/glib2.0. – […]

You’ll need the package alsa-firmware. Download the latest source from, then run these commands: 12345678tar -xvjf alsa-firmware- cd alsa-firmware- ./configure make sudo make install sudo modprobe -r snd_emu10k1_synth sudo modprobe -r snd_emu10k1 sudo modprobe snd_emu10k1 After that, you should be able to see the card as “SB Audigy” in the Ubuntu sound settings. Use […]

I’ll collect the Ubuntu utilities I find useful in this (continuously updated) post. fslint: finds duplicate files in folders Lookit: captures screenshot and uploads it to FTP/SSH/various image sharing sites. I only configured Capture are to Print. If you want to find out the key binding names for various keys, you can run xev | […]

I got a black screen under Ubuntu when the screensaver got activated, or I switched to console mode with ctrl+alt+1 and back to X with ctrl+alt+7. The cause of the problem is gnome-screensaver, so I uninstalled it, and installed xscreensaver instead. I created a symlink at /usr/bin/gnome-screensaver-command which points at /usr/bin/xscreensaver-command. This is needed because […]

Starting Skype minimized

Here’s how to start Skype minimized under Linux. Install gdevilspie (it needs python-glade2 also, be sure to install it first), then run it. Add a new rule: 123456789( if ( begin ( matches ( window_name ) "^Skype" ) ) ( begin ( close ) ( println "match" ) ) ) Start devilspie and click on […]

I’ve installed Ubuntu on my shiny new RevoDrive 3 with my custom kernel powered installer CD. I couldn’t make it boot, so I installed a 200mb /boot partition to my other HDD and made that the first boot drive in the BIOS. Maybe I could do this solution but I didn’t want to spend more […]

The current Ubuntu installer disc comes with the Linux kernel 3.0.0, but I’m planning to buy an OCZ RevoDrive 3 which has drivers in the 3.2 kernel. So I upgraded the kernel on the installer disc. Here’s how it’s done.

Here’s how you can use a Leadtek DTV dongle mini USB DVB-T (or any RTL2832 based) adapter under Linux. 1. download and unpack latest v4l-dvb snapshot from to /usr/src/v4l-dvb 2. download the RTL2832U driver and unpack it to /usr/src/v4l-dvb/linux/drivers/media/dvb/dvb-usb

I’ve updated my webcam site, Now I’m using two Microsoft LifeCam Cinema webcams with 720p resolution, one in my window facing east and one on the roof facing west (this one is connected to my server using a 20m active USB extension cable). The whole system which captures and processes images to a daily […]

Manual webcam controls

I’m using infinite focus, no white balance correction and auto exposure correction on my webcams. To set these settings, I’m using v4l2ctrl. It can export the current settings using v4l2ctrl -d /dev/video -s file, and after editing it can load it to the specified device: v4l2ctrl -d /dev/video -l file I’m using this file for […]

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