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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Installing e-Sword under wine on Slackware64

Finally, I can install e-Sword, a Bible study software for windows, under wine on Slackware64 after trying it for a whole day. I decided to use e-Sword because it has abundant, almost complete modules; everything that I need mostly can be downloaded or purchased on the internet.

Before installing e-Sword, you have to prepare the wine environment. For Slackware users, you can download the slackbuild scripts from and the source files, then build the slackware packages, in order, webcore-fonts, fontforge, wine, winetricks, and cabextracts. Strictly for Slackware64 users, you have to install Eric's multilib packages in order to compiling and running the wine. After these wine's packages are installed, do these following steps (you have to connect to internet):
   $ export WINEARCH=win32   <-- just for Slackware64
   $ winetricks mfc42   <-- installing mfc42.dll
   $ winetricks msls31   <-- installing msls31.dll

Now, you're ready to install e-Sword. Download the latest version then install it:
   $ wine [path-to]/setupXXX.exe   <-- the "XXX" is the version number of e-Sword

After that, you need to set up wine environment again:
   $ cp ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/e-Sword/riched20.dll ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32
   $ winecfg

In winecfg, set riched20.dll to native and oleaut32.dll to native,builtin (see picture below).
Finally, run e-Sword by clicking the icon on your desktop/menu (if any) or typing this command on terminal:
   $ wine "C:/Program Files/e-Sword/e-Sword.exe"

Installing eSword9Converter
If you have the old modules (before version 9) for e-Sword, you need to convert it before using it. You will need eSword9Converter to do that. Please download it from this site. Before installing it, you have to install .NET Framework 3.5 by typing this command on terminal (you have to connect to internet):
   $ winetricks dotnet35
Then you can install eSword9Converter:
   $ wine [path-to]/setup-X.X.X.exe   <--- the "X.X.X" is the version number of eSword9Converter
After finishing installation, you can run eSword9Converter by clicking the icon on your desktop/menu (if any) or typing this command on terminal:
   $ wine "C:/Program Files/eSword9Converter/eSword9Converter.exe"

That's all.


Friday, August 26, 2011

ATI Catalyst on Linux Kernel 3.0.3

Yesterday, I found that the kernel and ATI Catalyst driver have been updated since August 17, so that, I decided to spend my time for testing them, then use them if there is no problem. Since a few hours ago, the new kernel 3.0.3 and ATI Catalyst has been running smoothly on my laptop. I have tested 2 versions of ATI Catalyst, those are, 10.12 and 11.8.

ATI Catalyst 11.8 (without patch)
This version has been installed without problem and without any single line's patch. My suggestion, use xorg.conf from aticonfig --initial for avoiding any problem (see my previous post), especially if you want to use Desktop Effects.

ATI Catalyst 10.12 (with patch)
I have tried this version on kernel 3.0.3 and it has been running smoothly without problem, however, it need to be patched. For patching ATI Catalyst 10.12, please read my previous post. You can find the link for downloading the patch on that post.

That's all.

Note: for my other posts about ATI Catalyst, go to this link. You may need to read it.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Linux Kernel 3.0.1 & ATI Catalyst

Since yesterday, I have tried to run the Linux kernel 3.0.1 on my laptop; everything is good, no problem so far. Next step, I tested the ATI Catalyst 11.7, without patching. After installation, everything is running well including fglrx kernel module and the driver for x server. However, I still have the "old" problem that always occurs when I install ATI Catalyst 11.x, that is, I cannot activate OpenGLOverlay so that the Desktop Effects (compiz) cannot be launched. Therefore, any version of 11.x can be installed as long as the OpenGLOverlay is disabled (see the option below).
Section "Device"
        Option      "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
Now, I am using ATI Catalyst 10.12  with OpenGLOverlay enabled (see the option below) so that I can activate the Desktop Effects since this version does not have problem with OpenGLOverlay. Of course, I have to patch it first. I use the patch that I have written about two months ago (here). So far so good, I can activate the Desktop Effects again.
Section "Device"
        Option      "OpenGLOverlay" "on"

Linux Kernel 3.0.1 and ATI Catalyst 10.12:

My note: Although I have problem with Desktop Effects when I use ATI Catalyst 11.7, My colleague, Widya Walesa, can activate the Desktop Effects when using 11.7; you can read it on his blog. I still don't know what the cause of my problem is.

Note: for my other posts about ATI Catalyst, go to this link. You may need to read it.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Disabling Nepomuk and Akonadi

After upgrading to KDE-4.7.0, I feel that Nepomuk and Akonadi are very annoying. I always get notification about Nepomuk and some messages about Akonadi when I quit from KDE. Since I don't use Desktop Search and KMail anymore, I have decided to turn Nepomuk and Akonadi off.

Disabling Nepomuk
I follow these steps to disable Nepomuk:
  • Go to System Settings --> Workspace Appearance and Behavior --> Desktop Search
  • Untick "Enable Strigi Desktop File Indexer" and "Enable Nepomuk Semantic Desktop" under Basic Setting Tab
  • Choose "Ignore all removable media" on Removable media handling and also make sure all folders are left unticked in "Customize index folders ..." under Desktop Query Tab
  • Select "Disable Automatic Backups" on Backup frequency under Backup Tab
  • Go to System Settings --> Common Appearance and Behavior --> Application and System Notifications --> Manage Notifications
  • Under Applications Tab, select "Desktop Search" on Event source and make sure all states are empty
  • Do the same for "Nepomuk file watch service" and "Semantic Desktop" on Event source
  • Quit System Settings

Disabling Akonadi
For disabling Akonadi, open the terminal then enter the directory ~/.config/akonadi/akonadiserverrc and set the value of "StartServer" on [QMYSQL] to false.

After finishing all steps described above, restart the KDE. Nepomuk and Akonadi have been disabled.

Note: I configure my System Settings to Classic Tree View (see picture below).