Mplayer on Gentoo with VDPAU

As you might already know, MPlayer now supports VDPAU for Nvidia cards. If like me, you are impatient to see this coming to your fav’ distribution, you can use this ebuild and the source file : mplayer-1.0_rc2_p29024.tar.bz2(put this under /usr/portage/distfiles/). Then copy the ebuild under /usr/portage/media-video/ then cd into that directory and do : ebuild […]

Acer Aspire One Linux & Debian

I recently upgraded my laptop to include an iPod hard drive (as I was really disappointed by the SSD performance). I then went on installing and testing a few Linux eventually settling for Debian. To my suprise, the laptop hung on first reboot. The nice error message was: BUG: soft lockup – CPU#1 stuck for […] 1.5 and the lost inputs

If you have recently upgraded your to 1.5 (or 1.6 released even more recently), you might have noticed the sudden and drastic loss of your keyboard and mouse. The fix is in fact quite simple, this is by no mean the recommended way but it does work for now 🙂 Stick that one under […]

Gentoo needs you

Well, only if you are already running Gentoo and using a stable tree. If not, you can stop right here 🙂 Anyway for the others (like me a couple of hours ago), you might know that on stable currently runs 1.3 which is getting slightly old. There are efforts currently made to jump to […]