cups :: network printing

to use cups just start the cups deamon. then point your browser to localhost:631 . there you can add your printers to cups. most printers need special drivers, that need to be installed:

*  net-print/hpijs
      Description: The HP Inkjet server for Ghostscript. Provides best output for 
                   HP Inkjet Printers and some LaserJets
      License:     BSD

*  net-print/hpoj
      Description: HP OfficeJet Linux driver
      License:     GPL-2

*  net-print/pup
      Description: Printer Utility Program, setup & maintenance for certain 
                   Lexmark & HP printers
      License:     GPL-2

but the most important parts are:

*  net-print/foomatic
      Description: The Foomatic printing meta package
      License:     GPL-2

*  net-print/foomatic-db
      Description: Foomatic printer database
      License:     GPL-2

*  net-print/foomatic-db-engine
      Description: Foomatic printer database engine
      License:     GPL-2

*  net-print/foomatic-filters
      Description: Foomatic wrapper scripts
      License:     GPL-2

With these installed all printers should be usable.

M$ :: woundering about IE day for day

every time I am building a page with css i am woundering how this side will look in IE. Its always surprising what the IE can show you.
Let’s habe a short example:

<div stye="color:blue; background:white;">blabla</div>

this doesn’t show you a nice blabla but white blabla on white ground.
real cool behaviour.

dvb :: driver for hauppauge dvbs nexus


0000:01:07.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7146 (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Technotrend Systemtechnik GmbH Technotrend/Hauppauge DVB card rev2.1
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 16
        Memory at df002000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

Needed modules:

Multimedia devices  --->
  Digital Video Broadcasting Devices  --->
    <*>   DVB Core Support
    <*> STV0299 based DVB-S frontend (QPSK)
    [*] DVB For Linux
    <*> AV7110 cards
    [*]   Compile AV7110 firmware into the driver
    (/usr/lib/hotplug/firmware/dvb-ttpci-01.fw-261c) Full pathname of av7110 firmware file
    [*]   AV7110 OSD support

I build them into the kernel but of course you may use [M] as well.

xorg :: mouse wheel

to get the mouse wheel working with xorg u have to add to your xorg.conf in Section:

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier  "Mouse1"

the following code:

file: xorg.conf
   Option "Protocol"    "IMPS/2"
   Option "ZAxisMapping"   "4 5"
   Option   "Buttons"  "7"

Now restart xorg and your mouse wheel will be available.

gentoo :: problems with nvidia >5336

after gentoo updated the nvidia driver xorg doesnt start. because i couldnt find the error i am back to 5335. because this driver version is not fully compatible to kernel 2.6.9 i had to add the following:

file: nv.c
unsigned int __VMALLOC_RESERVE;

after this change the nvidia.ko module can be loaded to the kernel.