Michael Limiero | 2 Jun 00:11 2006
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Re: Re: Ekiga/Gnomemeeting question

On 5/30/06, Gil Andre <andre.g <at> wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> Another idea is to use the program
> named "memtest86", which is available at http://www.memtest86.com
> this program allows you to test all the RAM in your computer and
> reports on any problems it found.
memtest86 is also on the Knoppix CD. If you don't have it, get it. I
think you just type memtest at the command line.
markus reichelt | 3 Jun 19:00 2006
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Re: Re: Ekiga/Gnomemeeting question

* Emon <contact_emon <at> gawab.com> wrote:

> > I've got ekiga running on my laptop based on slack 10.2. I guess
> > I could find out the necessary libs, but since it's all
> > dynamically linked it'd be a mess to install those libs manually;
> > they have dependencies too.
> > 
> 
> Owww... I lost you there....  :)  what does *dynamically linked*
> mean?? I am newbie & not familiar with these terms, anyone kind
> enough to explain?

It's about shared libraries.

If one compiles a source, it usually is linked dynamically against
the libraries it needs in order to function. So both those libs and
the binary are needed. The ldd command you used prints these shared
library dependencies. gpg f.e. can be compiled statically, then the
binary itself includes all necessary code in order to function
properly, no libs needed there. So a statically linked binary usually
is also much bigger than a dynmically linked one.

> jadukor <at> magic-box:~$ ekiga
> *** glibc detected *** malloc(): memory corruption: 0x08168620

How is it coming, did memtest report bad memory?

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Emon | 5 Jun 09:56 2006

Kernel profiling... what is it??

Hi

I was just fiddling around with the kernel config file, and found that 
there is a option of profiling.... the help section say that it helps if 
you are using a program like OProfile.

Well I don't use Oprofile, but would like to know the pros & cons of 
this option, & also what exactly does it do??

Can anyone help me out?

Thanks
Emon
Emon | 5 Jun 11:58 2006

Re: Re: Ekiga/Gnomemeeting question

markus reichelt wrote:
> * Emon <contact_emon <at> gawab.com> wrote:
> 
>>> I've got ekiga running on my laptop based on slack 10.2. I guess
>>> I could find out the necessary libs, but since it's all
>>> dynamically linked it'd be a mess to install those libs manually;
>>> they have dependencies too.
>>>
>> Owww... I lost you there....  :)  what does *dynamically linked*
>> mean?? I am newbie & not familiar with these terms, anyone kind
>> enough to explain?
> 
> It's about shared libraries.
> 
> If one compiles a source, it usually is linked dynamically against
> the libraries it needs in order to function. So both those libs and
> the binary are needed.  The ldd command you used prints these shared
> library dependencies. gpg f.e. can be compiled statically, then the
> binary itself includes all necessary code in order to function
> properly, no libs needed there. So a statically linked binary usually
> is also much bigger than a dynmically linked one.
> 

I see.... thanks for the info

So let me get this right!! are you telling me that "statistically 
compiled" (if that is the right term) pkg have no dependencies!! If that 
is true, then *IT'S A MIRACLE* hoo-lee-luu-yaa :-)

Why do people make all these dynamically compiled (if that is the right 
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Morten Juhl Johansen | 5 Jun 12:22 2006
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Slackware. MOPSLinux?

I was in Moscow last week. Charming as always, even though I one day
suddenly found myself a little too close to a group of OMON troopers
beating up demonstrators related to a gay and lesbian parade. Somewhat
unexpected.
Anyway, I was in the Moskovskiy Dom Knigi - a large bookstore; I checked
out the "operating system" section (don't we always?) and found a book
about Slackware and MOPSlinux. From what I gathered, MOPS is a Russian
Slackware version/fork.
Does anyone here know MOPS? Any experience with it?

Yours,
M

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Russell Shaw | 5 Jun 12:55 2006
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XFree86

Hi,
Most distros have switched to Xorg, but i want to use XFree86 (i'm adding
features to it). I'll migrate from Debian-sid to Slackware if things are
suitable.

I find Xorg has gone backwards by creating all kinds of build dependencies
on the host environment by using Autoconf and dpkg.

If i use XFree86, will any of the Slackware package dependencies complain
about not having Xorg?
Russell Shaw | 5 Jun 13:02 2006
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XFree86

Hi,
Most distros have switched to Xorg, but i want to use XFree86 (i'm adding
features to it). I'll migrate from Debian-sid to Slackware if things are
suitable.

I find Xorg has gone backwards by creating all kinds of build dependencies
on the host environment by using Autoconf and pkg-config

If i use XFree86, will any of the Slackware package dependencies complain
about not having Xorg?
markus reichelt | 5 Jun 15:32 2006
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Re: XFree86

* Russell Shaw <rjshaw <at> netspace.net.au> wrote:

> If i use XFree86, will any of the Slackware package dependencies
> complain about not having Xorg?

I'm using XFree86 4.4.0 instead of Xorg that comes with slackware (10
.1 .2). Although I compile mostly from sources I haven't noticed any
dependency problems, YMMV though. Better run a test system.

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markus reichelt | 5 Jun 16:24 2006
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Re: Re: Ekiga/Gnomemeeting question

* Emon <contact_emon <at> gawab.com> wrote:

> So let me get this right!! are you telling me that "statistically
> compiled" (if that is the right term) pkg have no dependencies!! If
> that is true, then *IT'S A MIRACLE* hoo-lee-luu-yaa :-)

let's take gpg as example. the dynamically compiled version shows up
like this:

ls -sh /usr/local/bin/gpg
758K /usr/local/bin/gpg

ldd /usr/local/bin/gpg
   linux-gate.so.1 =>  (0xffffe000)
   libresolv.so.2 => /lib/libresolv.so.2 (0x40033000)
   libz.so.1 => /usr/lib/libz.so.1 (0x40045000)
   libbz2.so.1 => /lib/libbz2.so.1 (0x40056000)
   libreadline.so.4 => /usr/lib/libreadline.so.4 (0x40065000)
   libtermcap.so.2 => /lib/libtermcap.so.2 (0x40091000)
   libdl.so.2 => /lib/libdl.so.2 (0x40095000)
   libusb-0.1.so.4 => /usr/local/lib/libusb-0.1.so.4 (0x40099000)
   libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0x400a0000)
   /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x40000000)

In order to get the statically linked version compiled I did this:

CFLAGS="-O2" LDFLAGS="-static -s" ./configure --prefix=/usr
--enable-static-rnd=linux && make

ls -sh gpg
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Adrian Shemmell | 5 Jun 18:27 2006
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Hotplug and USB


I've just done a reinstall on my system using the 10.2 that came on the front on Linux Format a few months ago.
I've also had a new mouse and printer, both USB, and decided to use the test26.s kernel from the
installation disk.

Hotplug was hanging on startup, so I did a chmod -x on the rc.hotplug script, which of course then meant that
my mouse wouldn't work.

Had a bit more of a look around and learnt a few things about hotplug. Altered the blacklist file in
/etc/hotplug/ so that the USB driver was the other one. I think this means I've now got uhci in the file
instead of usb-uhci, but at work so can't remember with 100% certainty, I've changed whatever it was in the
default installation.

First time I rebooted everything loaded fine, mouse was working beautifully in X, and then unfortunately
when I tried to boot next time it hung at hotplug. I've got an optical mouse (Logitech Mini Mouse) and I can
see that after hotplug starts a few seconds later the light goes out inside. The time it did work I could see
the light inside flash birghter (like it does when in use) a couple of times and then hotplug went on and the
rest of the system booted. I unplugged my mouse and hotplug hung again, unplug both mouse and printer and it
goes through fine. I then plug my mouse back in once we're up and running and the whole system hangs.

I've got an ASRock K7S8X motherboard, with an Athlon XP2400 CPU.

Any ideas?

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