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Saturday, August 14th, 2004

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During configure procedure of any application i get this error message
configure: error: C preprocessor "/lib/cpp" fails sanity check
What does it mean and how should I fix it ? Help, please !
I am all out of ideas.

I have a Toshiba Tecra 8100.  The sound has stopped working.  Specifically I would like to be able to watch DVDs on it, and Ogle has worked well in the past.  Indeed now it still plays the video, but not the sound.

I have googled.
I have recompiled ALSA
I have checked all the basics (Volumes, & mutes)
It doesn't play as root, or as a user, the file permissions look fine.
I have recomplied Ogle and installed it.
I verified both ALSA and OSS are activated in the Kernel

It does however emit a high-pitch whine when trying to play somthing.  I mean the kind of ear piercing sound that gives you an instant headache.
It doesn't play noise even in the soundcard detection application.

It worked 2 days ago.  I did nothing since then.

That is one of my biggest problems with Linux.  "Automatic detection failed, sound won't work on this system."  OK.  No troubleshooting buttons, nothing.  just "Well that didn't work?  Hmm, i'm stumped sorry."

I'm Running Fedora Core 2, with Kernal 2.6.7-1.494.2.2.  I get the same problem wiht Kernaql 2.6.5-1.358.

Any ideas anyone?

Current Mood: confused
Backspace problems
I have a stupid problem here. I did something to my machine and I can't figure out what the hell is causing this problem. Whenever I'm in aterm and in vi or have a '>' prompt, such as in FTP, backspace send ^? to the screen. Ctrl+backspace actually sends the backspace. In normal CLI, backspace works just fine. Now... here're a couple of interesting complications. The same behavior doesn't carry over to xterm. Also, if I telnet or SSH to the box using aterm, the problem appears. The problem also effects all users on the box. I looked everywhere I could think of looking. Seems that wasn't enough. I dug through a whole slew of X config stuff. Any software that I installed on one box, but not it's near clone that doesn't have this problem. Nothing. Any ideas?


This block of code in /etc/bashrc was responsible. I think it followed me from my RH9 upgrade, and foobared things in FC2. I commented it out and the problem went away.

# are we an interactive shell?
if [ "$PS1" ]; then
  if [ -x /usr/bin/tput ]; then
    if [ "x`tput kbs`" != "x" ]; then # We can't do this with "dumb" terminal
      stty erase `tput kbs`
    elif [ -x /usr/bin/wc ]; then
     if [ "`tput kbs|wc -c `" -gt 0 ]; then # We can't do this with "dumb" terminal
      stty erase `tput kbs`0

Oddly enough, all of that was setting the stty erase to be ^H. After I took that out, stty -all returns no entry for erase, and everything works perfectly.

Current Mood: annoyed

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