Monday, 30 June 2008

Picassa issues

Following on from the Picassa bother in previous posts, last night I added the missing line to the config file as directed in the linked forum posts.

Naturally being Linux I didn't need feel the need to reboot so wont find out if it's worked for a bit. Probably at the weekend in fact after my next photoshoot!
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Sunday, 29 June 2008

SVN botheration...

I'm trying to persuade SVN to run on my FC8 PC so that I can keep my laptop codebase upto date easily so I can do some coding on that in front of the Mrs getting upset I spend all my time coding in the other room!

I'd hate to try this on Windows, this sort f thing is where Linux excels, but....

I've tried to follow instructions from here:

With some changes, but using the commands he gives.

When I browse to where I expected to see my repository (http://localhost:3690/svn/trunk) I get some text that suggests SVN is there and alive:
( success ( 1 2 ( ANONYMOUS ) ( edit-pipeline svndiff1 absent-entries ) ) )

Now when I try to access SVN from Eclipse to do an import into SVN of existing project code I was expecting some authentication error message (I can't remember where SVN users are specified in Eclipse for connections), but instead get:
Error while creating module: org.tigris.subversion.javahl.ClientException: RA layer request failed
svn: PROPFIND request failed on '/trunk'
svn: PROPFIND of '/trunk': could not read status line: connection was closed by server (http://localhost:3690)

Is that error about user credentials failing authentication or have I not set something up correctly?

Can anyone point me at any other decent tutorials on getting SVN working (with notes on Eclipse would be good ).

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Picasa seems to be fixed...

...kind of :/

Following instructions here:

Reffered to from the discussion here:

It seems Wine had the problem which can be fixed with the instructions given above, unfortunately where the instructions say change the value of something in some config file, that variable doesn't seem to exist so for now I'll stick to issuing the command as I need to.
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A very promising first few months with Linux is starting to fall apart.

I've been tring to sort out realplayer plugin for my browser so I can listen to BBC 'listen again' stuff with no luck. So, thinking it was time to get away from things that are stressing me out I thought I'd have a go at sorting out my latest batch of photos.... some chance!

Seems now that when I try and start Picasa it fails abismaly to start without and error, or even any notification it failed to start.

I think Picasa runs under WINE rather than as a Linux program so it may be that WINE is having issues rather than Picasa itself. Where to start sorting this one out then?

Maybe I should try the Windows approach.. uninstall/reinstall, but I suspect that wont fix it :(
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Sunday, 1 June 2008


So I finally got round to looking into getting my printer setup and working.
It's a HP 3310 WiFi all-in-one jobby, nice machine. Only hope I can get it working under Fedora Core now!

I have switched off auto yum updates as on those occasions when my internet connection went down my computer would take ages to get going. Seems yum trying to connect (but failing) was the cause of the delay.

So run an update to make sure I'm up to date before looking to install printer gubbins.

Seems hplip is what I want:

But before installing that, I think I'll check with yum that it doesn't know where to get it first:
[root@yeti ~]# yum whatprovides *hplip*

Seems yum doe know about hplip, results from aboove:
fedora                    100% |=========================| 2.1 kB    00:00    
adobe-linux-i386          100% |=========================|  951 B    00:00    
updates                   100% |=========================| 2.3 kB    00:00    
filelists.sqlite.bz2      100% |=========================| 5.8 MB    00:23    
hpijs.i386 : HP Printer Drivers
hplip.i386 : HP Linux Imaging and Printing Project
hplip-gui.i386 : HPLIP graphical tools
hplip-gui.i386 : HPLIP graphical tools
hplip.i386 : HP Linux Imaging and Printing Project
hpijs.i386 : HP Printer Drivers
hpijs.i386 : HP Printer Drivers
hplip.i386 : HP Linux Imaging and Printing Project

Of those, only hplip-gui.i386 was not already on my system, so added it (# yum install hplip-gui.i386).

Now to get the computer talking to printer using those packages.
Tried launching the GUI setup from the HP item in the fedora menu, but that failed with an error about su/sudo so figure it must be a permission thing. So rather than try and sort it properly, I return to the command line....

[dafoot@yeti ~]$ su -
[root@yeti ~]# hp-setup

That started a GUI that took me through the process and successfully printed a test page. It failed to detect my printer automatically though, but once I told the GUI setup the IP for the printer, the rest was straight forward.

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