Notes on conventional desktop tools

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at
Thu Nov 18 17:57:40 EST 2010

On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 5:04 PM, Jon Nettleton <jon.nettleton at> wrote:
> I have a static linked skype rpm if you are interested.  This will
> keep all of QT from being pulled in.

I think we're ok with it as it stands. Unless your skype is for some
reason working extra well on xo-1.5...

> I also have a volti rpm that I use on my machines at home if you want to add it.

I'm tempted, but truly, gmixer autodetects our gear 100% and works a
charm. No work needed.

> you shouldn't need nspluginwrapper as we aren't using pulseaudio and
> the platform isn't 64-bit

Good hint, thanks -- I wasn't paying attention. Got rid of that, and
now FF reports the 'square' plugin version. Playback seems a tad
smoother than under Chrome, but the difference isn't radical in the
videos I've tested.


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