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32bit Wine 64bit Gentoo

December 24th, 2010 No comments

Gentoo now lets you compile wine with the win32 or win64 useflags.

If you’re on 64bit linux then all your wine “prefix’s” become 64bit as default. My googling of the internet seems to suggest you need an entire 32bit chroot or other sillyness to have some good old 32bit action (I want to play Portal).

WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX="/home/user/.wine-portal" wineboot

is what I’m grepping through my bash history looking for :)

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The Raq3 -an introduction

April 23rd, 2009 No comments

So I got gifted a Sun Cobalt Raq 3, and before I had the chance to see it, I thought I was onto a winner.

Cobalt sounds cool, and hey, its a 1u Sun box, surely its gotta be ace!

Turns out to be a 498mhz K6-2 (apparently it was a 300 as default), a very strange boot sequence and a bodged version of redhat 2 (iirc) which I don’t care for.

Anyway, after trying to update the firmware and managing to brick it, I’m in the process of trying to get gentoo on it.

Annoyingly, there are no k6-2 stage 3 builds, so I’m currently creating a recent one and am hoping to post it shortly.

I was looking at nagios (ah, gcc has just re-built itself. That took long enough) which is what set me off on wanting a proper server, and I only want nagios as I got gifted a cisco 2900 to play with.

So, its been busy recently. And I’ve been trying to teach myself protools and re-wire a studio. Too much smoke, not enough sleep :)

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Updating udev

April 23rd, 2009 No comments

After fudging with partitions, sometimes the computer will make me reboot before I get dev nodes.

There has to be a way of forcing udev to rescan the partition layout. I need to find out how.

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Gentoo/Layman/eix -update problems.

February 16th, 2009 2 comments

`eix` is possibly the most handy tool in the (gentoo) world. Rather than having to use `emerge -s` to search through portage (or any of your overlays), `eix` keeps a database of the contents and returns search results up to 100 times faster than using emerge.

Sadly, it seems that if you add an overlay to gentoo (for example `layman -a jokey`) and then run `eix-update`, it does not include the newly added overylay, even though it re-scans the default portage tree and any other overlays you might have installed. This, is very annoying!

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