Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Installing the Brother DCP-7030 in Arch Linux

Running Arch Linux I had to create the following udev rule in
in order for the printer to be recognized.

ATTR{idVendor}=="04f9", ATTR{idProduct}=="01ea", MODE:="0664", GROUP:="lp", ENV{libsane_matched}:="yes"

Then I was able to use the driver in the AUR to install it in CUPS.

This entry in the Arch Forum helped me figure it out.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Install Ruby 1.8.7-p352 on Arch Linux

I'm returning to Arch Linux for my trusty laptop. After installing RVM and all of the requirements listed in the notes page, I would get compilation errors when trying to install ruby 1.8.7-p352.

callback.func:78:33: error: expected ')' before '(' token
callback.func:79:3: warning: data definition has no type or storage class [enabled by default]
callback.func:79:24: error: 'proc' undeclared here (not in a function)
callback.func:79:39: error: 'argc' undeclared here (not in a function)
callback.func:79:45: error: 'argv' undeclared here (not in a function)
callback.func:82:1: error: expected identifier or '(' before '}' token

I was able to find a patch in the AUR version of ruby that fixed the problem.

diff -urB ruby-1.8.7-p352/ext/dl/depend ruby-1.8.7-p352.patched//ext/dl/depend
--- ruby-1.8.7-p352/ext/dl/depend 2007-02-12 23:01:19.000000000 +0000
+++ ruby-1.8.7-p352.patched//ext/dl/depend 2011-07-26 18:25:12.512525291 +0100
@@ -32,15 +32,15 @@

call.func: $(srcdir)/mkcall.rb ./dlconfig.rb
@echo "Generating call.func"
- @$(RUBY) $(srcdir)/mkcall.rb > $@
+ @$(RUBY) $(srcdir)/mkcall.rb | cat > $@

callback.func: $(srcdir)/mkcallback.rb ./dlconfig.rb
@echo "Generating callback.func"
- @$(RUBY) $(srcdir)/mkcallback.rb > $@
+ @$(RUBY) $(srcdir)/mkcallback.rb | cat > $@

cbtable.func: $(srcdir)/mkcbtable.rb ./dlconfig.rb
@echo "Generating cbtable.func"
- @$(RUBY) $(srcdir)/mkcbtable.rb > $@
+ @$(RUBY) $(srcdir)/mkcbtable.rb | cat > $@


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A little VIM tweak to make the world go round

...or at least make me stop screaming at my computer. Adding

set vb t_vb=

to my .vimrc and .gvimrc files made all the visual (and audio) bells stop going off. When I would hold down the J or K keys and scroll away I would hit the end sooner than I realized and by the time I lifted my finger from the key I was forced to watch my editor flicker for untold eons of time before I could keep working.


I can see where I am.

I'm sorry I don't have computer-like reflexes.

Please just let me type!!