Friday, January 30, 2009

New fglrx *finally* fixes flickering video playback

After what seems like ages, we, the users of ATI / AMD videochips, are finally able to watch video and use Compiz at the same time :-) Very happy about that.

Now, if only amdcccle wouldn't segfault...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

KDE4.2 is out (but still broken)!

Even though KDE4.2 looks nice and works pretty much ok, there are a lot of things that'll keep me from using it.

For exampe, the brightness keys on my laptop do not work, because Fn + KEY combination is apparently 'not supported by Qt'. Nice. I know Qt is the bomb and all, but functionality like controlling brightness of my screen should be implemented by using the correct key combinations. Too bad, because I like KDE4, but this is a show-stopper for me.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Migrating RHEL5 from SELinux Targeted to Strict

If you alter /etc/sysconfig/selinux and set SELinux strict mode instead of targeted, make sure you don't just reboot!

First, set strict and permissive (just to be sure we can reboot and login again).

Now, before you reboot, touch /.autorelabel. Your system will not successfully reboot if you do not do this! Reboot and watch your apply new system labels on files on the root filesystem.

Reboot again. You should see no more errors except for some .udev related crap. If all goes ok, change 'Permissive' to 'Enforcing' and you should be good to go! Your system is now running on SELinux in Strict mode (and now stuff gets *really* complicated ;-))