cups woes

I just tried to get cups working and had the following problem: I have a Lexmark Optra E+ parallel port printer and usually cups shows the parallel port as Device: on the second configuration screen. Only this time cups did not recognize the parallel port. lptest > /dev/lpt0 worked fine, just cups could not see …

Always compile audacious with dbus

When I compiled audacious without dbus support yesterday I did not know it would break all application options (i.e. entering audacious -f on a shell skips to the next track) . Today I read a bit in the audacious sources and found that it has to be compiled with dbus support in order to work.

k3b on FreeBSD

Today I configured k3b on FreeBSD. The building from ports works fine (although it took almost all morning. But then again k3b depends on most of KDE ;-)). Turns out all I had to do was to enable the ATAPI/CAM Driver: link

Running ion3 on FreeBSD

I just started to try out FreeBSD 7.0 (I am very impressed so far) and ran into huge problems installing my favorite window manager ion3 . Apparently the main developer had some trouble with various distribution maintainers and forbade then to ship ion (link). After some try and error (and a pointer in the right …

Parallel Computing Research

while reading slashdot I stumbled over this interesting website: The Landscape of Parallel Computing Research: A View From Berkeley Lots of interresting information about parallel computing, videos and even slides.

Configuration files

As a long time Slackware user I customized some of my config files and I guess my blog is a great place to back them up :) ~/.vimrc ~/.gvimrc /etc/X11/xorg.conf ~/.ion3/cfg_ion.lua A note about /etc/rc.d/rc.mysqld: It contains the line: SKIP=”–skip-networking” If you ever try to connect to the local mysql server with Java you have …

Frist p0st!

So finally I was convinced to try out wordpress and start my own blog. And I avoided it for so many years. Damn Web 2.0 ;-) I am not sure if I will blog regularly (or at all) nor do I know what I will blog about; but thank you for reading this anyway :)