Here’s a quick tip that some,even myself, forget from time to time. If you use WINE and wish to remove or uninstall a program, but have no idea how, here’s what yo do
- Open the run box for your desktop (typically Alt+F2) or open a Terminal window
'wine uninstaller' and hit enter
- You will know have a box to select and uninstall any applications installed by you via WINE
- To remove an entire WINE “bottle” , type ‘
rm -rf ~/.wine‘ (use this with caution!)
That’s all there is to it. This is especially useful for those who use Crossover vs. WINE.
Short announcement: started to pool some of my favorite podcasts into a page under the Resources sub-section. If you have a favorite show that is not listed, or wish to have some free (albeit, small!) promotion, be sure to hit up the Contact Me page, or drop a comment on the Popular Podcasts page.
Good evening folks. Have a quick update from the JBLive (non-official) repository. I added a flag before the rstp stream input opens to force TCP as a transport protocol over UDP/TCP. Every time a script was ran, ffmpeg’s rtsp steam capture would also try UDP before trying TCP. Sometimes would interfere with the stream capture kicking off reliably (as it seems). Thanks to blackout24 on reddit,I finally got around to putting the the appropriate flags for experimental AAC support, which should match up nicer with the input stream from Jupiter Broadcasting’s CDN.
- Forced TCP transport protocol over rtsp
- Added flags for experimental AAC support.
- Also, you can always find the git repos at the top menu of Linux Cauldron
Keep an eye on BSD Now for a possible mention of my blithering and quite embarrassing 30 Day BSD Challenge, in which I explore the feasibility of FreeBSD and BSD in general as a daily driver. This might just be a 5 second mention, the kind with strobe lights and subliminal RMS messages, but keep an eye out for it regardless. In any case, my nerves are definitely heightened, and I will have to put on my best behavior and turn out some decent daily reports.
In today’s FreeBSD Challenge, I stumble on through the installation process. How hard was it? Read on to find out.
Thank you to koobs of #freebsd on irc.freenode.net. Below is a handy guide to get you going on your FreeBSD ventures, complete with a few handy tips that should serve you well. Enjoy. Stop back later today for Day 2 of the FreeBSD 30 Day Challenge.
FreeBSD 101 – Bootstrap
1) First “You must unlearn what you have learned” -Yoda
2) The FreeBSD Handbook – http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/
3) Base and Local are separate (/* and /usr/local/*)
4) Leverage the strength of ports, don’t sell out to packages.
4.1) Keep your ports tree updated. portsnap – use it (It comes with base)
4.2) Freshports http://www.freshports.org
4.3) portmaster – love it, use it (http://www.freshports.org/ports-mgmt/portmaster/)
5) /etc/rc.conf is your configuration home.
6) Get help
6.1) Twitter: @FreeBSDHelp and hashtag #FreeBSD
6.1) IRC: chat.freenode.net #FreeBSD (You’ll need to register your nickname first)
6.2) Forums: http://forums.freebsd.org
Taking the dive into FreeBSD for a few weeks. Should be a fun time. After using Linux for 9 years, I wanted to explore the other side of the fence for a bit. I’ll be setting up common computing options with potential exploration of administrative tasks. Can I use FreeBSD in the same way I can on Arch Linux and equivalents? Should be a fun project.
Day 1 Activities
- Configuration of Virtual Box to support FreeBSD
- Installing the system
- Adding users
- Installing a default desktop
Who knew? For all the complaining us Unix and Linux users give closed proprietary software at times, especially heavy handed DRM solutions, it is admirable that some of theme still thank us in other ways. Netflix is one of those companies, who obviously had to come up with a solid DRM solution to appease the movie industry, but still knows its roots.
At the core of the netflix software stack, is the FreeBSD 9.0 Operating System. Anyone who knows the world of servers and their Unix/Linux roots, will tell you the stability of BSD when it comes to what powers the net. Sure, a lot of Linux users are so sucked into Red Hat Enterprise Linux and similar offerings, but the BSD clan still deserves a lot of praise.
Within this core, lies the nginx web server, proven to be a highly scalable and well performing beast, as see by how well Netflix content is served up. The audio portion of the stream is delivered over the HTTP Protocol. With Netflix and Youtube literally consuming half of all Web traffic in North America, one has to wonder what routing methods they are implementing to handle all the gobs of data. Thanks to the power of the BIRD routing daemon, powerful dynamic IP routing makes that possible. Information is gathered through the BGP routing protocol.
So there you have it. Way to go Netflix. For all the grief you cause us as users, I am very glad to see there is some good in the perceived evil of proprietary software and DRM.
Yes! I did it! I finally found a use for my Raspberry Pi! All joking aside, I found it cumbersome to always have the laptop on so I can print to my shared printer over an existing CUPS configuration. Enter: Mr. Raspberry Pi. Read on for the helpful steps on setting this all up, step by step. Be sure to check out the resources listed at the bottom of the article. Read the rest of this entry