H.264 on openSUSE (round 2)

My previous post about this may be useful, but this one also works with gstreamer. First from the official wiki for giving Firefox H.264 capabilities: sudo zypper addrepo -f -n packman http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/ packman  adding the packman repositories sudo zypper install libavcodec56 libavcodec57 libavformat56 libavformat57 libavdevice56 libavdevice57 installing the codecs. Now this only makes it available Continue Reading

SSH connection problem

bmiklos@workstation:~> ssh my.server.com channel 0: open failed: connect failed: Connection timed out ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host In cases like the one above this page gives good hints for solving the problem. They’re missing my case though: The ~/.ssh/config file can contain host rules which accidentally apply to the host. E.g.: in my case. Make sure Continue Reading

H.264 on openSUSE

I’ve installed openSUSE Tumbleweed. For some licensing reasons it doesn’t contain the necessary codecs for playing H.264 files. Following neither the official, nor the unofficial documentation solved this problem for me, so for future reference, here are the exact steps that helped for me: Adding the Packman repositories: sudo zypper ar -f -n packman http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/ Continue Reading

Tests with gradle from IntelliJ

I’m trying to run tests as gradle tasks from IntelliJ with specifying which tests do I actually want to run. From the console the tests run fine:./gradlew myTestTask –tests ‘com.mycompany.MyTestClass’ But if I create a new run/debug configuration in IntelliJ with myTestTask as the task and –tests ‘com.mycompany.MyTestClass’ as the script parameters then the runs Continue Reading

Using Selenium with a virtual framebuffer

I needed to run my Selenium tests on a virtual machine, on RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.6 in a multi-screen environment and this messed up the screenshots that the tests took. Virtual frame buffer to the rescue: First I had to install it, wget http://vault.centos.org/6.2/os/x86_64/Packages/xorg-x11-server-Xvfb-1.10.4-6.el6.x86_64.rpm sudo yum localinstall xorg-x11-server-Xvfb-1.10.4-6.el6.x86_64.rpm  then I could start it, Xvfb :1 Continue Reading

Too many beans

Situation: I have a Weblogic container, an application, which I would like to deploy with an ant script and an error message saying: The problem in my case is that the container gets corrupt somehow, so I need to delete the directory containing it and re-create the whole thing. After that deploying my application works Continue Reading

Tablet problems

I got a mini heart attack today.I got a new tablet somewhat recently. It’s an Ainol Novo 7 Venus. Today as I left work, I checked my e-mails on the tablet, it was working fine. As I got home the screen didn’t turn on, it remained dark. A little googling showed that others have seen Continue Reading