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How to enable Google’s PDF Plugin in Chromium

November 2, 2010 27 comments

Google’s PDF Plugin is most excellent for most needs – and for anything else you can actually download the PDF and do whatever you want to do with it (sidenote though: printing would be really nice. Pretty please, Google?). Unfortunately, it only ships with the official Chrome version and is therefore not available in the Chromium editions most distributions ship or make available.

Therefore, to get and enable the plugin on your favorite local Chromium version:

Categories: fedora, gentoo, linux, ubuntu Tags: , , ,

Fullscreen Flash Videos not playing in Ubuntu/Fedora/Debian/Chrome/Firefox/insert-whatever-here when Compiz Fusion Effects are enabled

November 1, 2010 6 comments

If the headline seems familiar to you… try this:

sudo mkdir -p /etc/adobe
sudo echo "OverrideGPUValidation=1" > /etc/adobe/mms.cfg

(source)
and restart any open browsers for it to take effect.

Adobe blacklists anything with SGI as GLX vendor string for GPU acceleration. Intel cards/drivers report this though. In combination with Compiz desktop effects = bad. So using above snippet fixed any fullscreen issues on my Lenovo Thinkpad T500 with Mobile 4 Series Chipset.

Categories: fedora, gentoo, linux, rants, ubuntu, unix Tags: , ,

… has a modification time in the future

September 22, 2009 Leave a comment

… absolutely everytime I install Gentoo on a machine I run into this inconvenience – on first reboot it nags loudly about modification times in the future. Rightly so, but quite annoying.

touch /etc/{conf.d,init.d}/* && touch /etc/rc.conf

and it’s gone on next boot.

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German locale setting in Gentoo for UTF-8

Unicode and NLS USE flags.

/etc/env.d/02locale:

LC_CTYPE="de_DE.UTF-8"
LC_NUMERIC="de_DE.UTF-8"
LC_TIME="de_DE.UTF-8"
LC_COLLATE="de_DE.UTF-8"
LC_MONETARY="de_DE.UTF-8"
LC_MESSAGES="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_PAPER="de_DE.UTF-8"
LC_NAME="de_DE.UTF-8"
LC_ADDRESS="de_DE.UTF-8"
LC_TELEPHONE="de_DE.UTF-8"
LC_MEASUREMENT="de_DE.UTF-8"
LC_IDENTIFICATION="de_DE.UTF-8"

/etc/conf.d/consolefont

consolefont="lat0-16"
consoletranslation="8859-15_to_uni"

/etc/conf.d/keymaps

KEYMAP="de-latin1-nodeadkeys"

/etc/rc.conf

unicode="YES"

env-update. Shit works.

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