32bit/64bit and backwards compatibility Page 2
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 11, 2005
I am aware that section was of DVD info, not specifically for audio and windows media 9 stuff. I was merely pointing out ther are many sections in guides like that which point to different install instructions, and in cases, sources, for 64 bit. In this case, that won't cut it.
If you would like to post some articles of the problem, I think you should be able to post some of the solutions as well, since you know how to use the search feature, it seems odd that so many people get it all to work perfectly, and only a few cases, where it doesn't. I have searched for a few varions on 64bit media, 64bit wmv, 64bit avi, 64bit SUSE media... etc etc. I find many saying everything works for them, in fact quite a bit more get it to work, than those that don't on the searches, none with detailed directions or how tos, leading me to believe it isn't that hard, or someone would have gotten a guide by now.
I have noted the same issues with many little picky things like getting fglrx working, w
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 16, 2013
This is a bit off topic so I hope that admin does not go all militaristic on me and force me back in line but I don't know where else, or who else to ask this.
So in regards to Linux, it was developed by Linus around 1991 if I'm correct, and it has changed a great deal over the years, eventually leading to Ubuntu which is my OS of choice.
But I'm trying to wrap my head around backwards compatibility with Linux.
Windows 98se was backwards compatible with Dos and earlier versions of windows, eventually transitioned to XP and eventually Dos box was introduced to give a certain amount of compatibility to newer systems still attempting to run the old software.
Apple has sheepshaver for people attempting to run classic mac.
How about Linux, is there an app to help me run 1992 apps on a modern Linux desktop? Maybe a distro that deals with outdated Linux apps? Anything like this?
I ask out of curiosity, I do not need to run these old apps, I just want to because I can and for the expe
Cross Compatibility Page 2
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 15, 2005
means that only firefox will be found in this directory?
i will surely try that.....
and thanks for ur time to make me understand that.
Hope this works...and i need not post such stuff again!
ignore g++ compile error for extra qualification for backwards compatibility
location: linuxexchange.com - date: March 7, 2012
I am trying to port a project in a new Linux system with newer g++ version. While compiling I am getting the following:
error: extra qualification 'Customer::' on member 'getCustomer'
Inside a class definition, I am prefixing getCustomer() with Customer::.
If I remove the Customer:: my code works, however the code has a lot of entries prefixed with class names and scope operator. Is there a way, eg a compiler directive, that helps eliminating this error?
From my shell gcc version 4.4.2 20091027 (Red Hat 4.4.2-7) (GCC)
GCC backwards compatibility
location: linuxexchange.com - date: January 1, 1970
I am porting an application to a red hat enterprise 5 server, and the server has GCC v4.1.2 installed. I need GCC 4.2, and 4.1.2 is the newest version in the yum network. If I download a newer .repo file and run yum install to update it, is there any chance that the install would cause dependency failures with older applications running on the server? I don't feel like it would, but I'm not positive, and this is my first time working on a live server and I don't want to mess anything up. Is it safe to just go for it?
Thanks for the advice!
AndroidUbuntu compatibility Tablet v. Notebook v. Netbook
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 17, 2013
I am an avid Ubuntu user. I have a laptop and a desktop that are powered by this particular distro. But now I am looking for a light-weight device to help me with my work. Carrying a full-fledged laptop with me all the time is no longer an option and I want to avoid it at all costs. So I have been thinking of getting either an ultra light notebook, a netbook, or a tablet.
It seems that the rise of tablet computers has put the production of netbooks to an end. So I am wondering from a Linux perspective which of these devices are more powerful and more capable of doing the type of work I would need them to do. And which of these devices is more Linux friendly? My work involves dealing constantly with the open source word processor, open source power point presentation and spread sheet, various photo images, pdf files, and internet browsing.
So I guess I would like to know (1) whether a tablet, a netbook, or alternatively an ultra light notebook would be a good choice for
Ubuntu, the Windows of Linux. Page 3
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 30, 2011
Windows 7 users didn't get any audio drivers rammed down our throats. The UAA and the WDDM driver was the default audio stack. If you had drivers that used the GX extensions written into DirectX 10/11 (example: C-Media Oxygen HD based cards) you had full DirectSound acceleration in hardware, if not it was done via the CPU (software accelerated).
Windows XP got rammed with the UAA drivers though.
As for Ubuntu's wanting to be the next Microsoft of Linux, maybe they should consult Red Hat and SuSE in how it's done, or better yet... become the next SCO. Boy did SCO become the Microsoft of Linux, BSD, and UNIX. They were even hated more than Bill Gates, which is a feet rarely accomplished.
Ubuntu Unity a bad move? Page 3
location: linuxquestions.com - date: June 2, 2011
I'll also have some heavy work ahead, thanks to the fancy new Unity. Personally I don't care much, as long as there are other options in the Linux world, but some folks I know currently use the previous Ubuntu version with Gnome 2, happily unaware of the change that is taking place. That's going to be a problem--I can imagine that only few of them will accept and get to like Unity, the rest probably won't. They're all working people, so "trying out for fun" and "playing around" won't work for long. It's either a complete change of DE--XFCE or KDE probably--or a change of distribution, which could be a big mess, or even worse, change of the whole operating system family, an even bigger mess. Gnome 3 will quite surely be a problem as well, due to its young age and the big changes (to a person not wanting *any* changes to the routines), KDE is already rejected by some of the folks, and Gnome 2 is not really an option in the future. OS X would be, but it's too expensive
How to Optimize Fonts in Slackware Page 18
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 29, 2011
According to FreeType.org The TrueType bytecode patents have expired!
Does this mean we can modify freetype.SlackBuild to take advantage of it?
Original scripts it still commented out that patented part of code.
Optimus Laptops and Compatibility
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 12, 2011
Decided to start a thread to list some of the laptops that have nvidia optimus in them and get it to run with Ubuntu (or other variants) with Bumblebee or Ironhide or other solutions that exist out there.
Basically I'm curious about the Ubuntu laptop users' answers to the following questions:
1) What kind of laptops do you use and with what NVIDIA video card? How were you able to get Optimus to work (switching the discrete card off, using bumblebee/ironhide etc.)?
2) How can you determine if your laptop and graphics card is optimus enabled?
3) Would you recommend this laptop to other Ubuntu/Linux users? <-- probably useful for people running wine (like me hehe) or developers who are working on CUDA (like me again. hehe).
Let me start:
I recently acquired two laptops for testing:
- Labeled Gt540m (2gb of RAM) for its video card. But when running "lspci | grep VGA" it displays both the Intel GPU and the NVIDIA but is labeled as GT555.
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