Category Archives: “software enginerring”

Compiling zbar on OSX

If you’re trying to compile zbar the open source bar code reader on OS X with jpeg support and want to use the MacPorts jpeg lib, and getting this error you can use the following command line to get it … Continue reading

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Mount box.com Storage As a Webdav On OSX 5.8

Update April 21st: I Have managed to get box.com to mount and to write files, however I can only copy one file at a time. after each file the wdfs process crashes. at this point I’m not investigating further Don’t … Continue reading

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Terminate nepomukstrigiservice but keep running Nepomuk on OSX

I have a sneaking suspicion that I’m the only guy on earth that is interested in this setup, but who knows? I’m running KDE 4.65 Max OSX 10.5.8 via MacPorts. It could seem like an odd choice running KDE on … Continue reading

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CoRD And Swapped Mouse Buttons: The Freedom To Be Particular

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Git, The Kernel And Extenral Drivers: Look Ma I Can Version Magic

I was just compiling a module I’ve been given outside the kernel source tree got an error trying to load it: version magic ‘2.6.x.y-7aac9b1d2 mod_unload’ should be ‘2.6.x.y mod_unload’ Weird — as I’m compiling it against the same source tree … Continue reading

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