Never though there is finally some simple and handy way to link all Game Content Delivery systems


And there is. Like there is LinkedIn for Professionals, IGN has created nice way to link stuff for Gamers. What is more appealing is the fact there is a blogging module ( for example, mine ):

http://www.ign.com/blogs/hx_unbanned

Pretty nifty, right? :)

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AMD Catalyst 15.7 finally installable on Fedora 22


After long and invasive / massive battle to get AMD code running on Fedora 20+, FOSS/Libre community finaaly made it happen!

A look in past.

The first was my post (https://linardsliepins.wordpress.com/2015/06/03/amd-catalyst-15-5-beta-for-linux-but-is-it-for-kernel-4-x/) and bluehat’s post (https://bluehatrecord.wordpress.com/2015/05/30/installing-the-proprietary-amd-catalyst-14-12-fglrx-driver-on-fedora-21-with-linux-kernel-4-04/) about 15.1 / 15/3 installation on Fedora 21. Then, it evolved to post of AMD Catalyst 15.3 installation on Fedora 22 with need to downgrade X.Org 1.17 to 1.16.

After that, there was [invalid by format] request (https://bugzilla.rpmfusion.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3687) to RPMFusion to put bits together and make this build as rpm .. it was very angry and rudely denied stating that such approach is ‘hacking’ .. oh well, at some point it is right. Can not deny it.

Then, after long talk and some weeks, community is finally able to install latest drivers on Fedora 22 without X.org downgrade. Of course, there needs to be do some manual patching to enable kernel 4.0 support for this driver.

And now, suddenly, the dropbox repo is offered to test catalyst driver.

WOOHOO and HOORAYY!!!!

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AMD Catalyst 15.3 Finally installable on Fedora 22


Again the Open-Source Community saves the day!

Some touch of history:

In the beginning there was the post from Phoronix that there is AMD Catalyst 15.x driver available, but it is jet only supported by X.org 1.16 Server. After that, there was some pretty initiative action by the blog members. Her is my original post: https://wordpress.com/post/16143218/295/

As you can see, the situation was pretty awkward…

Well, if you follow their link and then follow the links withing the blog, you noticed that there was made Guide to use Downgrade technique to install Catalyst driver in Fedora 22. The RPMFusion did not accept it as it is “hack”. Oh well….

And after some time I decided to tackle Google again and the findings are simply great: Now there is straight forward procedure to install AMD Catalyst 15.3 on Fedora 22. And no HACKING!!!

See this comment: http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/211165/how-to-install-amd-catalyst-15-3-fglrx-15-20-1013-on-fedora-22

wooohooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Puppet is ****ing outdated in Fedora 22


Just after interesting findings in my previous blog posts about WineHQ (https://linardsliepins.wordpress.com/2015/05/20/a-little-yet-ichy-mess-about-fedora-nad-winehq-cooperation-to-deliver-latest-updates-to-nix-users/) and AMD Catalyst (https://linardsliepins.wordpress.com/2015/06/03/amd-catalyst-15-5-beta-for-linux-but-is-it-for-kernel-4-x/), the new happy happy stuff reviles…

As title says, it is about DevOps – Automation Tools ( for Enterpisrses ) – Puppet in the focus here.

First, the fact, that it got 3.7.x version, is pretty strange for so DevOps oriented companies product.

Secondly, Puppets online documentation do not clearly mention where to use sudo and where not to use sudo for privileges.

Thirdly, Node Definitions in SITE.PP ( AS PUPPET DOCS SUGGESTS ), simply do not work for puppet apply command. With sample from docs I got syntax error of ‘}’. WHAT THE FUCK???!!!

Fourthly, This release still use chkconfig utility. Source and Fix: https://projects.puppetlabs.com/issues/17593

Fifthly, puppet installation do not handle and docs do not mention some interesting this like ports and firewalls. So, had again google to find out that I had to do this ( Quote from blog below ):

Needless to say that step one would always be to ensure that the names are resolving and the puppet client and master can communicate. Also make sure that port 8140 is white listed.

.. using this ( not firewall-cmd or anything else ) …

https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/question/8231/how-to-enable-a-port-in-firewall/

Sixty, interesting spamming in console, very similar to this bug: http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.linux.suse.opensuse.ruby/691

That’s it for now… :)

P.S. Thanks for info from this blog: http://blog.adityapatawari.com/2012/02/puppet-and-common-errors.html – it helped to solve some issues.

UPDATE:

Minute after updating this blog, I decided to reboot my virtual fedora 22 server installation after update deployment. Well, once I put dnf upgrade, I had surprise – fedora had been pushing puppet-4.1 as updates and it just rolled out. Well. Rebooted. And again tried to install this rtyler-jenkins module… and it succeeded. We’ll see if I can start jenkins service…

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AMD Catalyst 15.5 Beta for Linux. But is it for Kernel 4.x ?


Long awaited, I guess, but is it worth bothering? https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMD-Catalyst-15.5-Linux As we all know, there is some work done to get 14.12 working for Fedora 21 / 22 systems already. More info in this blog: https://bluehatrecord.wordpress.com/2015/03/22/installing-the-proprietary-amd-catalyst-14-12-fglrx-driver-on-fedora-21-for-installation-with-kernel-3-19/ Quoting:

Yeah, I’m working on Fedora 22; I just installed the Fedora 22 KDE Plasma Desktop Spin from scratch on my AMD system and so far, unfortunately, the driver installs properly but throws a segmentation fault at startup, preventing the display of any GUI whatsoever. I’m looking into it and will post more soon, but in the meanwhile, I don’t advise moving to Fedora 22 if you depend on the Proprietary Catalyst driver. Hopefully that advisement will be short-lived.

UPDATE:

Please vote / support AMD Catalyst 15.101 package for Fedora 22 on X.Org X11 Server 1.16 from RPMFusion.

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Fedora 22 (Workstation) and FGLRX ( AMD Catalyst )


Sooo … recently I found some guide for FC21 users …

http://ilevex.eu/post/106904892091/how-to-use-fglrx-amd-catalyst-on-fedora-21

But what about FC22 ( Fedora 22 )? Does these instructions apply to them also?

UPDATE:

https://linardsliepins.wordpress.com/2015/06/03/amd-catalyst-15-5-beta-for-linux-but-is-it-for-kernel-4-x/

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A Little yet ichy mess about Fedora and WineHQ cooperation to deliver latest updates to *nix users.


Recently I have discovered that after some unknown release WineHQ binaries ( from now on the ‘wine’ ) has been using non-genuine WineHQ binaries.

They are now using builds called ‘wine-stagging’. After some research I found that it is described as ”

Basically wine-staging is winehq codebase plus hundreds of patches. And yes, it was Fedora maintainer decision to use it instead of vanilla wine.

“.

So, basing on this WineHQ user explanation, I, as end user, expect to have some clear distinction between ‘vanilla’ wine and this ‘wine-stagging’ wine, right?

Unfortinetly, it is not jet made. Unfortinetly, the situation was pretty messy:

– Fedora wiki is ( was as of time of writing this post ) outdated, see
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Wine?rd=AndreasBierfert/Wine
– WineHQ is delegating / forwarding the issue to Fedora ( see
http://bugs.winehq.org link – https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=30608#c14)
– Wine-Stagging maintainer also did not respond ( as of the date of
writing this post )
– Winetricks had not made any response either …

– Fortinelty, OpenSource usually uses Bugzilla as its bug tracking asset so it was enough easy to gather required emails to contact with in this case.

So, after long and unhappy chatting in the WineHQ bug tracker and unsuccessful emails to WineHQ maintainers, I contacted helpful and kind member of Linux community – Michael Cronenworth (http://michael.cronenworth.com), on behalf of Fedora, this Sir responded in single working-day frame and made at least changes in Fedoras wiki ( see link above ).

So, hope this saved some CLOSED INVALID bug-reports to WineHQ bug trackers and made them appear in http://bugs.wine-staging.com as NEW. :)

Still, note, that in About page of wine-stagging package ‘winecfg’ are no information about this situation.

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Some useful script for GNOME 3 and ACPUSD users :)


At some point this is followup for the previous post. :)

Updated file text pasted in pastebin, found in the following link: http://pastebin.com/EjKAhNef.

Happy spamming in notification area…

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Free sparta and CodeTyphoon violates GPL


This post deserves my share… Free sparta and CodeTyphoon violates GPL.

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Linux . Mint, Apache and APC UPS Daemon adventures :)


Hey there peeps… :)

Another day, another wtf story on my beloved penguin..

So, I had APC Smart-UPS SC 620 for very long time and just now I had bravery to try to make some use of it and use it in Smart way. But then the crap started to make its shape all over the horizon.

First of all – all installation is flawless. But is misses some normal MAN here, so I will try to summarize everything in one single blog/spam/post.

The Linux Mint description of package: http://community.linuxmint.com/software/review/apcupsd

The Ubuntu Community info: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/apcupsd

The tutorial for using CGI: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/diy-it-guy/diy-enable-cgi-on-your-apache-server/#postComments or http://www.fiz-ix.com/2012/12/configure-apache-mysql-and-cgi-bin-on-an-ubuntu-lamp-server/

To get this damn CGI, I had to:

  • Read Apache2 config and adjust correct syntax for ScriptAlias and Directory ; Also find out that I had to use Require all granted instead of old ( v2.2 premission granting syntax ).
  • And use this command: sudo a2enmod cgi

My issue: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/21352218/apcupsd-not-respecting-timeout-in-linux-mint-16-petra-x64

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