Nov
10
2009
0

ATI 4870 + Fedora 10 + 9.10 Catalyst drivers = World of Warcraft on Linux!!!!

Just an update to my previous article, ripping ATI for their lame Linux support – I finally got World of Warcraft working on Fedora 10, ATI 4870 graphics card, Catalyst 9.10 drivers!  All it took was down grading from Fedora 11 to Fedora 10, turning off my open GL desktop and waiting 6 months for four driver releases from ATI.  That’s all it took to run a game that works great on Linux… if you bought an NVIDIA card!

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Jun
18
2009
0

Remote Upgrades on Fedora based Systems

I’m doing a remote upgrade on a test server at work(VoiceIP Solutions). So today’s article will cover upgrading from Fedora 6 to Fedora 10. Before you start, backup any important data! Every once in a while some dependency issue will crop up that blows up your server.  Also upgrading from Fedora 6 to Fedora 11 is not as easy as say, upgrading from Fedora 10 to Fedora 11.  So be careful and upgrade on a regular basis!

The Goals of this Post:

– remote upgrade from Fedora 6 to Fedora 10

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Apr
02
2009
5

How to configure a Polycom SoundPoint IP phone for Asterisk on Fedora 10

In my opinion the best IP business phones on the market are made by Polycom. Anyone that knows anything about the VoIP Industry knows that!  High quality Polycom desk phones combined with Asterisk are a great combination of quality/price. So to that end we’re doing this lab.

Polycom employs several methods of provisioning the SIP phones.  For general configuration Sound Point IP have an excellent built web GUI,  but for multiple phones Polycom has an XML based system as well.  Every Sound Point IP can be provisioned based on MAC address.  Polycom’s provisioning method makes use of TFTP, FTP, or HTTP to deliver firmware updates and individual phone settings.

The goals of this post:

– Configure FTP server for Polycom firmware and configuration

– Configure Asterisk SIP extension

– deploy firmware and XML configuration files to Polycom SoundPoint IP 501 SIP phone

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Mar
24
2009
2

World of Warcraft won’t start under WINE after Fedora 10 update SOLVED

I did a ‘yum update’ on my Fedora 10 Linux box.  Right afterword I started WoW, but it crased and generated a error log that I saved to the desktop as, ‘imsettings-applet-bugreport.txt’  The error log complains that I’m not a member of the pulse-rt group.  I corrected that and WoW started normally.

Goals of this post:

-Describe how to add a user to the pulse-rt group for purpose of getting World of Warcraft under WINE running after a ‘yum update’

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Mar
24
2009
1

World of Warcraft keyboard bug using Fedora 10 and WINE 1.1.15

I have found an odd intermittent problem with World of Warcraft.  Once in a while, (and sometimes more) the keyboard will react with odd behaviour.  For instance I might be pressing the ‘w’ key to move forward and when I lift my finger off the key my toon continues to run.I don’t see any obvious errors.  The key bindings look fine to me.

I found some material online:

http://www.nabble.com/WoW-3.0.2.9056-Issues-td20171737.html

Hi All,
First off I want to say a big thank you for your great effort in producing Wine, my hats off to the developers.
I have Ubuntu 8.0.4.1 64bit edition and I have Wine 1.1.7 installed. I have noticed that when I play WoW, it appears that the keyboard buffer becomes full and my character goes off on his own. Sometime I can control it using the left, right and back keys, other times off it goes. Quite worrying when you are in a dungeon with a group and you are trying to fend off the monsters and your char starts to wander. This was also happening under Wine 1.1.6 as well.
I am not sure if this is a recent WoW issue as with the upgrade to V3 or is it a Wine issue. This weekend is the first time I have run WoW since March this year. I have been using Guild Wars and come to think of it, the character control there is a bit dodgy as well.
Any ideas?
Cheers and keep up the excellent work
EmyrB

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Mar
23
2009
12

Asterisk Appliance AA50 firmware upgrade

I got an Asterisk Appliance from VoiceIP Solutions for the purpose of writing up some labs.  I just got my hands on the unit and the first thing we are a going to do is upgrade the firmware.  I’m going to start by plugging my laptop’s ethernet into the LAN port on the Asterisk Appliance.

The unit I’m working with is AA50.  You can only get the firmware by registering with Digium.  Which is inconvenient.  Not a very open policy for an open source product.  In any case you must obtain the current AA50 uImage-1.3.0.1 image for browser upload.  Which I won’t lie… it is not easy.  There is a clearly marked drop down for documentation on the Digium support page.  I easily found the PDF, but there was no link to the firmware.  I ended up using their built-in search bar to find a page with a link to the AA50 firmware. I then accidentally downloaded the CD ISO image first.  I did eventually find and download the firmware.  I logged into the appliance and chose the update tab.

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