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May 5, 2007

Another update for e10update today

Filed under: Computers, E10update, Music, Portable Media Players — Ketil @ 22:26

Maintaining one page instead of multiple posts. That just gets less confusing for me. Here’s the page

Only maintaining an English version now. When there are real significant changes I’ll put a new one up in Norwegian.

Anyway, the changes:

  • Mountpoint is now a variable. If your setup mounts the player somewhere other than /media/E10, you can now change the dir only once (Thanks to Eugenia for the suggestion)
  • On the first dialog, version number is displayed. This is done to avoid confusion (mainly to myself). If anyone has a simple and good idea to keep things like this structured, I’d love to hear it!

Here’s the script

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E10update in English!

Filed under: Computers, E10update, Music, Portable Media Players — Ketil @ 13:05

Maintaining one page instead of multiple posts. That just gets less confusing for me. Here’s the page

On request I translated my script to English. This version is exactly the same as the last Norwegian one.

Here’s the guide too, for those who can’t be bothered to scroll down the page 🙂

1. Download pmplib and pmplibtools. This script has been tested with version 0.14.

2. Install it. I downloaded the rpm-packages and did: $ sudo alien pmplib*$ sudo dpkg -i pmplib* (That’s for a Debian-based system, like Ubuntu. You’ll figure it out!)
That gave me deb-packages I could install by:

3. Make sure you have zenity installed (you probably do, if you use Gnome)

4. Download my English version of the script

5. Put it in /usr/bin: $ sudo mv /whereever/you/put/it/e10update /usr/bin
It’s also possible to just make a link to it, like this: sudo ln -s /path/to/downloaded/script/e10update /usr/bi/e10update

6. Make sure the script is executable: $ sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/e10update

7. Run the script by simply: $ e10update

8. You might want to make a menu item for it. I used the mp3-player icon from the human icon set. Use System > Preferences > Main Menu to set a menu entry for it.

Gotchas:

  • Make sure your player is mounted as /media/E10. The script needs to be changed if it’s mounted elsewhere.
  • There might be packages besides zenity and pmplib* that you need.
  • Line breaks in the wrong place in this script will cause the script to die horribly. You should be able to figure this out by yourself.
  • There is currently a bug in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn, so you will get an error when the script tries to unmount your player. See this post

April 28, 2007

Picked up some of my new hardware

Filed under: Computers, Life...but how to live it?, Music — Ketil @ 12:01

Picked up some hardware for the new desktop PC I’m going to build this week. I’m really looking forward to this!

This is the contents:

  • Power supply: Hiper ATX 530W Black, 20mm fan, 2xSATA, 2XPCI-E, 20/24pin
  • Motherboard: Asus P5B DLX/WIFI-AP, P965, Socket-775, ATX, 2xGbLAN, SATAII, Firewire, PCI-Ex16
  • Memory: Corsair Dominator TWIN2X6400C4D 2048MB, DDR2,2x1GB(KIT),DHX,E.P.P, CL4-4-4-12T
  • Hard drive: Samsung SpinPoint T166 500GB SATA2, 16MB 7200RPM
  • Graphics: MSI GeForce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3, PCI-Express, 2xDVI-I/Tv-Out, Heatpipe

From before I have an Intel Core2Duo E6600, 240GHz, 1066 MHz, FSB, 4 MB L2 Cache, boxed, w/ fan.

Still waiting for my black, aluminium, Antec Performance One P180 Miditower, which will be arriving the post office Monday. All parts except CPU is bought from Komplett data. They were fast in delivery, except for the gift certificate I waited a week and a half to get!

Can’t wait to get it up with Ubuntu 7.04, Feisty Fawn and hook it up to my TV! I may not leave the house after that 🙂

April 25, 2007

Bug in e10update

Filed under: Computers, E10update, Music, Portable Media Players — Ketil @ 13:34

Maintaining one page instead of multiple posts. That just gets less confusing for me. Here’s the page

There is currently a bug in my e10update script, that unables you to eject your player. I’ll look into it soon.

UPDATE: This is due to a bug in package “eject” in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn. I filed a bug for it in Launchpad. sudo eject works fine, and you can still manually eject it by right-clicking on the E10 icon on your desktop, choosing “unmount volume”, or whatever it’s called in your language.

UPDATE 2: Eject seems to work again. Don’t really know what changed.

April 9, 2007

Update to e10update: v0.2.20070409

Filed under: Computers, E10update, Music, Portable Media Players — Ketil @ 13:52

Maintaining one page instead of multiple posts. That just gets less confusing for me. Here’s the page

e10update, originally posted with instructions here, was updated during Easter. I included a list of commands to run, so it can do more than just update the database. Download it here: http://home.no.net/kwaanens/linux/e10update/v0.2.20070409/e10update The script is in utf8, but my browser reads it in iso8859-1. You probably want to just download the script by right-clicking it, and saving it to your computer,

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