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Sunday, June 27, 2004

WordPerfect Printing Fixed

Well, I figured out what my problem with WordPerfect printing was. Apparently this newer version is too stupid to find CUPS printers (or maybe any printers) on its own. I had to run xwpdest as root and change the Spooler command on WPSpool to point directly at /usr/bin/lpr. Ummmm, yeah. Well, at least it's working now.

Saturday, June 26, 2004

Pondering the Imponderable

My upgrade to Slackware 10.0 is basically complete. There are still a few bugs to iron out. This much is for sure: I would like to find the person or persons who came up with the idea of udev (or devfs for that matter) and beat them repeatedly. Ugh. What a waste of code.

Update! Sometimes the simplest solutions are the hardest to see. udev was installed as a package, so removing that package made it go buh-bye. Thank heavens. Call me when it's not alpha.

J.t.Qbe comments: I just got my Slack 10 install up and running too. Unfortunately KDE never gets along with my old Soundblaster AWE64...but Linux in general has never liked that card.

While waiting for Slackware to install this afternoon, I tracked down the local ham radio Field Day event and paid a visit. The local club had 4 stations set up all running on battery power. I was able to make 3 contacts using 5 watts, which is pretty good. If you get a chance, track down your local radio club's setup and pay a visit before 2pm Sunday. You'll get a chance to see what's going on behind the scenes when emergencies strike in your community.

Past Two Days' News

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January 17, 2007: Flash Player 9 for Linux
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December 19, 2006: Pocket Tunes 4.0 Released
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