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stevo32
PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anonymous wrote:
whoa, somebody should fix this, I shouldn't be able to post here with no user account. I just surfed on off a google search and a post page came up.


That's the way it's supposed to be.

Thanks,
Stephen Clement


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jebba
PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anonymous wrote:
whoa, somebody should fix this, I shouldn't be able to post here with no user account.

Why?

slick50
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fedora Frog...
http://easylinux.info/wiki/Fedora_frog
Any thoughts on it? Haven't used it but sounds interesting enough. Looks like something for people that want to use and include non-free software. That some of us don't want to admit using but could get their hands on it quickly...

jenka
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 7:55 pm    Post subject: webcam drivers Reply with quote

can i humbly ask for the inclusion of the spca5xx webcam driver (includes several hundred cams), which i guess requires kernel headers.....
it would be good to include it on the blag distro, or at least the repository, as blag is geared toward the multimedia user.....and this webcam driver is a bitch to install on its own

built-in modem support would be good too.

-j.

jebba
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 8:49 pm    Post subject: Re: webcam drivers Reply with quote

jenka wrote:
can i humbly ask for the inclusion of the spca5xx webcam driver (includes several hundred cams), which i guess requires kernel headers.....
it would be good to include it on the blag distro, or at least the repository, as blag is geared toward the multimedia user.....and this webcam driver is a bitch to install on its own


See: http://bugzilla.blagblagblag.org/show_bug.cgi?id=619
Well, we don't include any extra kernel modules on the CD... We've been kind of bitten by that in the past.

the spca5xx module is available at atrpms:
http://atrpms.net/name/spca5xx/

He hasn't built one for FC5 (blag50k) yet though.

Sometimes it's difficult to include atrpms packages because they require alll sorts of other stuff (e.g. including his repository and automatic updates!).

Perhaps I can put it in the repository when atrpms makes a new version AND if it doesn't require all sorts of other oddness. For this reason, atrpms packages really aren't in blag anymore.

jenka wrote:
built-in modem support would be good too.


Well, modems are supported. I also added gnome-ppp to the latest CD, which should make modem setup a bit easier. Anyone care to test it and let me know?

I think you may be talking about winmodems though. I believe a few are supported out-of-the-box by the mainline kernel (and therefore in blag too). Others don't have drivers or you have to buy them.

-Jeff

Centrino
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hah, weird. I just compiled a spca5xx driver a few nights ago. Personally, I'd rather compile the drivers for a webcam than spend a while looking for the right RPM-- they're usually small and compile in a matter of seconds. No biggie. :)
jenka
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 10:41 pm    Post subject: spca5xx Reply with quote

i guess at this point this thread should probably be in the support forum, not here eh...

atrpms doesn't have an rpm for this kernel version....and compiling from source gives me

spca5xx-20060501]$ make
Building SPCA5XX driver for 2.5/2.6 kernel.
Remember: you must have read/write access to your kernel source tree.
make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build SUBDIRS=/home/saed/spca5xx-20060501 CC=cc modules
make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.16-1.2111_FC5/build: No such file or directory. Stop.
make: *** [default] Error 2

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i looked all over for a kernel headers package for this kernel, none worked....is that what's missing?

-j.

jebba
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jenka,

if you have the latest 49k kernel (which has been on the last few CD images) run this:

Code:
apt-get update
apt-get install kernel-devel#2.6.16-1.2111_FC5


Then try to compile the module. :)

-Jeff

jenka
PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 12:02 am    Post subject: been there...done that Reply with quote

it was one of the first things i tried
and it tells me it's already installed
that is why this is so frustrating!
shouldn't the 'build' subdir be there??
ergh
j.

jebba
PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 5:27 pm    Post subject: Re: been there...done that Reply with quote

jenka wrote:
it was one of the first things i tried
and it tells me it's already installed
that is why this is so frustrating!
shouldn't the 'build' subdir be there??
ergh
j.


Jenka, are you sure the kernel and kernel-devel versions match? The arch has to match too--apt-get will automatically take care of that (e.g. i686 or i586)

Post the output of:

rpm -q kernel
rpm -q kernel-devel

-Jeff

jebba
PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have requested ATrpms to build spca5xxx for fc5 since he has an fc4 version:
http://bugzilla.atrpms.net/show_bug.cgi?id=826

jebba
PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok. Axel has resolved the bug:

Quote:
------- Comment #1 From Axel Thimm 2006-05-31 10:43 [reply] -------

They are in the repo now, soon to appear also on the wbepage, thanks for
reporting!

Caraibes
PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 12:18 pm    Post subject: Auto mount partitions Reply with quote

This is something that could be nice for the next Blag :

Automounting all the partitions of the hard drive, either automatically, or during the install, so we could rename them (like in Zenwalk...)

This would be nice for those of us who have to dual-boot... That way it would be easy to read (and write) FAT32 partition, and read-only NTFS...

Mijo
PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The features Caraibes is describing would really make this incredible distribution even better...

So, I vote for that one too!

Thanks alot...

Cheers,

Mijo

Caraibes
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:56 pm    Post subject: Shoutcast and Gparted... Reply with quote

Since I've installed Blag 300003 on 3 of my 4 pc's, I wish to comment that I do enjoy a lot Shoutcast (I listen to all these jamaican regga station !!!)... So keep Shoutcast !

Then, I installed Gparted, via synaptic... I had to enable other repos... But it installed fine... I enjoy to have a gui partition tool... Gparted seems to be doing a good job so far... I actually used QTparted more, on live-cd's...

I have already posted about automounting fat32 and ntfs partitions...

So that's it for now... I'll write more if it comes to my mind...

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