Amarok Last.fm integration

I am running Fedora 16 with KDE 4.8.3 and Amarok 2.5.0.  I have a last.fm account but I couldn’t get Amarok to scrobble my tracks.  It turns out it is an issue with KWallet, the KDE password manager.

The solution was found here in the KDE forums and, while this references version 2.3.x and the problem persists in 2.5.0, the solution is the same.

  • Open ~/.kde/share/config/amarokrc
  • Find the Last.fm plugin section
  • Add the following:
  • username=<yourlastfmusername>
  • password=<yourlastfmpassword>
  • ignoreWallet=true

Restart Amarok and start playing.  Check your last.fm account and see your currently playing tracks.  It works!

In My CUPS*

CUPS book
CUPS book

Ubuntu 10.04 server – Fedora 16 desktop – Snow Leopard 10.6.8 macbook – Brother DCP-195C printer scanner

Printer plugged into Server in the loft via USB. Desktop and Server connected by wired ethernet through Netgear router. Macbook connects through wireless.

Server runs CUPS 1.4.3, Macbook runs CUPS 1.4.7 and Desktop has CUPS 1.5.0.

Server is set up to share the Printer over IPP on port 631. Some machines can connect to http://server:631/ (i.e. the remote print server) and print a test page. The Macbook just connects but cannot print. All machines can connect to http://localhost:631/ (i.e. their own CUPS print server) and can see the remote Printer on the Server. Continue reading In My CUPS*

Farewell Kubuntu Mint, Hello Fedora 16

Fedora Logo
Fedora logo

I have been running Linux Mint 10 for ages and have hacked and patched and updated it with various repositories to make sure it was reasonably up-to-date. The application I use most often on the desktop is DigiKam. The development of DigiKam has accelerated recently to the point of a new release almost monthly. The repositories are all trying to play catch-up. Some dedicated individuals are rolling their own .debs/.rpms for different flavours of linux. All you have to do is connect to their repository and install. But it is never that simple as the newer versions of DigiKam required newer versions of all the dependencies and a simple install ends up pulling in loads of different packages. In the end I gave up and stuck with version 1.9 as newer versions required an updated version of KDE and it was getting to be a hassle patching everything together. Continue reading Farewell Kubuntu Mint, Hello Fedora 16