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Howto add Qt support for geordi revised

« 19 April 2009 | 23:06 | Howtos, Linux, Programming, Qt | 1 Comment »

It’s time to write revised instructions for how to add Qt support for Geordi. The following versions were used: GHC 6.10.2 Geordi 2009-04-18 (from darcs repo, num patches: 425) Qt 4.5.0 Start with installing Qt inside Geordi rt: ./configure -prefix /path/to/geordi/rt/usr/local/Trolltech/Qt-4.5.0 make make install Add to prelude/prelude.hpp: #include Recompile prelude: scripts/compile-prelude Remove from compile-config/COMPILE_FLAGS: -pedantic-errors […]

How to switch Qt version in Ubuntu

« 16 March 2008 | 2:10 | Howtos, Linux, Programming, Qt | 13 Comments »

It’s surprising how often people seem to ponder how to switch between different Qt/Qtopia versions when they have multiple versions of Qt/Qtopia installed. All what really matters is to have the right qmake in PATH at time. Even if it might not be that hard to write a shell script to do the switch, I […]

Howto add Qt support for geordi

« 24 January 2008 | 15:34 | Howtos, Linux, Programming, Qt | No Comments »

Install Qt to geordi rt: ./configure -prefix /path/to/geordi/rt/usr/local/Trolltech/Qt-4.3.3 make make install Remove from compile-config: -pedantic-errors Add to compile-config: -D_REENTRANT -DQT_SHARED -DQT_CORE_LIB -I/usr/local/Trolltech/Qt-4.3.3/include -I/usr/local/Trolltech/Qt-4.3.3/include/QtCore -L/usr/local/Trolltech/Qt-4.3.3/lib -lQtCore -lpthread -ldl Add to prelude/prelude.h: #include <QtCore/QtCore> #include </usr/local/Trolltech/Qt-4.3.3/mkspecs/linux-g++/qplatformdefs.h>

Howto install geordi on Ubuntu

« 24 January 2008 | 15:16 | Howtos, Linux, Programming | No Comments »

Many people seem to have problems with installing geordi on Ubuntu. This article extends geordi installation instructions with necessary steps to make a successful installation on Ubuntu Gutsy. First of all, it is very important to grab ghc6 from Ubuntu repositories, not from! The one from will give you the following error when […]

Installing Kubuntu from an USB-stick

« 1 November 2007 | 20:36 | Howtos, Linux | No Comments »

My CD/DVD-drive broke recently so I decided to try installing Kubuntu Gutsy from an USB-stick. I have been using alternate installers ever since my bad experiences (crashes, lost partitions.. probably my fault but still) with the desktop installer in its early days. So I started with downloading kubuntu-7.10-alternate-i386.iso and by following these instructions: I […]

Experiences with Mandriva 2008

« 1 November 2007 | 19:53 | Linux | No Comments »

A short list of experiences I promised: Did I miss something or is LocaleDrake really missing Finland in the list of countries? I somehow got the feeling that quite a lot of progress dialogs and such were popping up, sometimes even one popup on top of another RpmDrake rocks I found it weird that no […]

A difficult choice

« 8 October 2007 | 21:45 | Linux | 2 Comments »

This is such a pity. The bug that originally drove me away from Kubuntu seems still not have been fully resolved. As far as I remember, I experienced such shutdown problems for the first time with Dapper or Edgy. I can’t remember for sure. As you can see from my comment to that bug, with […]

Sightseeing PCLinuxOS

« 14 September 2007 | 0:20 | Linux | No Comments »

I read somewhere that PCLOS is much faster than Kubuntu. So I decided to give it a try. I must admit that PCLOS indeed feels pretty fast. For example, there is definitely less lag and flicker while resizing and moving windows. However, I’m pretty unimpressed with the way KMenu has been raped. For me it […]