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    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2012

    Hey all. I am working on a project for my web server class and I need to build a server in CentOS 6.2. I have the source code but I cannot install make. Below is some output.

    [root@jasonlinux httpd-2.2.22]# yum -y install httpd php nano unzip make
    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security
    Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
    * base:
    * c6-media:
    * extras:
    * updates:
    file:///media/CentOS/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] Could not open/read file:///media/CentOS/repodata/repomd.xml
    Trying other mirror.
    file:///media/cdrecorder/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] Could not open/read file:///media/cdrecorder/repodata/repomd.xml
    Trying other mirror.
    file:///media/cdrom/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] Could not open/read file:///media/cdrom/repodata/repomd.xml
    Trying other mirror.
    Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: c6-media. Please verify its path and try again

    Can anyone tell me what I am missing?
  1.  (10597.62)
    It's been ages since I compiled anything from source, and the tools here are greek to me, but the fact that there's no hostname displayed after "*c6-media:" looks like a clue. I'm guessing it's trying a few standard local devices because it can't find the files on the net. Either figure out how to provide the software with the address it needs to load this module, or disable it and see if it can proceed without it.
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2012
    One site told me to comment that line out. I think something went wonky during the install because it after getting MAKE to work it still wouldn't compile.
    • CommentAuthorDC
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2012 edited
    A month of so ago, whenever I saw videos online, they would show like this:

    I thought it was a problem related to the laptop regularly overheating (fan blowing a lot whenever the temperature went 37ºC+) but since I opened and cleaned it, the overheating stopped (it's now 25ºC, 30ºC whenever I'm playing a game of watching a movie) and the online video colors went back to normal. The problem is back again but, since the laptop is not overheating anymore, I presume it's not related to heat.
    Videos I have on the laptop work fine, this only happens to videos I have to watch online (youtube, vimeo, etc.).
    Any thoughts on why this is happening?
  2.  (10597.65)

    Time for a Checklist!

    1: Are your video drivers up to date?
    2: Do you have the latest version of Flash/Flash-equivalent?
    3: Are you running the latest version of your browser?

    If the answer to any of these are no, then get the appropriate updates and see if it fixes the problem. If it doesn't... well that's when I run to my more techie friends and beg for help ;)
    • CommentAuthorDC
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2012
    @Purple Wyrm - D'oh, I forgot about the drivers. Everything was up-to-date except the video card. It seems to have fixed the problem but I'll wait a few days to know for sure. Thank you for reminding me.
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2012 edited
    #patently absurd

    Google's got you covered: I used this when searching up the patent of something similar to an idea I had that is in patent pending status.

    edit: derp, didn't realize google patent was already covered. mreh.
  3.  (10597.68)

    Beamish, looks like other people have had exactly the same problem.

    The solution in one of those threads is:

    Edit the file /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Media.repo and make sure that the line enabled = says 0

    Because there is no hostname associated with "c6-media" it's looking for that repo on your local CD/DVD drive (and I think c6-media is exactly that - "a Centos 6 repo hosted on some removable media). By editing the line in /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Media.repo so that it reads "enabled = 0" then it should disable the attempt to try to find the repo on your CD/DVD drive.

    Hope that helps!
      CommentAuthorPurple Wyrm
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2012 edited

    I was informed the other day that in Finnish there is only one curse word - ravintolassa - which literally means "in the restaurant". I know this can't be true as...

    a) There's at least one other Finnish curse word - the fantastic perkele
    b) The idea is balls-out insane

    ...however I can't help wondering if ravintolassa is a curse word, does it actually mean "in the restaurant", if it does how did it become a curse word, and if it's not, how did anyone reach the conclusion that it is?

    (I could just Google it, but I figure any Whitechapel discussion about profanity will be far more interesting)
  4.  (10597.70)

    Yeah, that was a prank someone pulled on Bryson for his book - it's incredible that he actually believed it. I actually answered this some years ago, my stuff is the blue text in here:

    Here's a primer ;)
  5.  (10597.71)

    Ah, that makes much more sense!

    I have to say that "He has a penis on his head" is about the best way to say someone's angry that I've ever come across.
  6.  (10597.72)
    #ecig -

    Robin, why not just get an American to buy you a Blu starter kit and just mail it to you?
  7.  (10597.73)

    So, I'm trying to attack the pile of medical bills I've been avoiding. I've got a bill from an eye doctor for over $600. I want to strangle the man. I went there twice, and all that he did was dilate my eyes, and try to talk me into getting eye surgery like a used car salesman, telling me how it'd solve all my problems and none of my current issues would EVER RETURN, and scoffed when I asked if I'd need to get a revision surgery after a number of years.

    The problem with this claim is that I had the EXACT SAME surgery by the EXACT SAME doctor 8 years ago. He just fucking forgot, and went into salesman mode, feeding me a series of lies.

    So. I want to contest this bill. (I also want to start an online campaign to crush this man.) What steps should I follow to fight the bill? Should I call and threaten? Call a lawyer? Write a letter that implies I have lawyers already on the case?

    Aside from just this asshole, does anyone know of any means to get financial assistance to pay medical bills?
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2012

    I have no great in depth knowledge of how your system works, but can't you just write a generally polite letter pointing this out and saying that you didn't feel that he provided you with a service that you needed and therefore didn't fulfil his end of any implied contract?
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2012

    So I just dropped my tablet from about a metre up, screen first onto a concrete footpath.

    The screen is, of course, smashed.

    My question: is it even worth getting a quote for a replacement?

    I can see the screen underneath and the internals all seem to work still - it powers up, powers down, displays the desktop.

    It no longer accepts any screen-based input.

    The machine is a Viewsonic Viewpad 7 which I bought off eBay for a couple of hundred bucks which I had been considering replacing anyway so if the repair job is likely to cost more than about $50 I might as well skip it.
  8.  (10597.76)

    Sadly, that probably cannot be fixed for less than the cost of paying someone in China to build a new one.
  9.  (10597.77)

    Overnight the hits on a fairly dodgy photo of mine went from about 10, to over 10,000.

    The stats page suggest it's being linked to from every single page on Flickr - yet as far as I can tell it appears on none of them.

    Is this some kind of malfunction, some kind of hack, or am I missing something obvious?

    (I wouldn't mind so much if it wasn't such a crap picture :)
  10.  (10597.78)

    OK, turns out Flickr is having some major problems with its stats code. Shame, my hits are up to 17,000 now :)
    • CommentTimeApr 27th 2012
    #Bipolar (long one)

    Hey there peeps, very infrequent poster here, but a fairly frequent lurker. Maybe it is unwise to post sensitive information to a group of strangers, but considering the reasoned and considerate responses people give here, I feel I have something to gain by asking some questions without getting into too much detail.

    I'd like to begin with a *DISCLAIMER* that I'm not looking for medical advice (I have a doctor for that), but simply experience from people who have some knowledge in this area. Also, I'm getting close to 30 years old, & I live in the west coast of Canada.

    I recently had a long-awaited appointed at a clinic and spoke with a psychiatric doctor. I answered rapid-fire questions covering events and experiences spanning well over a decade. After describing some of the very tumultuous shifts in mood I've experienced and other related information, he concluded with a diagnosis of "Bipolar type II disorder." After researching further I found the symptoms of said disorder match the experiences I've had, leaning heavily toward the depressive side. His recommendation was Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & mood stabilizers (such as lithium). I also learned about the distinction between manic and hypomanic episodes, the latter of which I've experienced (infrequently).

    Now. I've not made any decisions yet in regards to meds, the CBT I plan to follow up on, I've yet to follow up with my doctor (happening very shortly), and I feel making well-rounded decisions requires gathering information from a variety of sources. I'm aware the effect physical exercise has on depression and I've found it very helpful, I plan to engage in mindfulness meditation and am looking for a center where I live. So... questions:

    1. Has anyone had any experience with mood stabilizers? If so, were they positive/negative? Am I being preemptive here asking questions about a variety of medications without having been prescribed a specific kind?

    2. More importantly, has anyone found certain techniques, practices, etc. that have worked for them in terms of coming to grips with a "mood disorder;" (particularly Bipolar or depression related)? Without the need for meds, to replace the use of medication or perhaps in conjunction with specific meds?

    Thanks so much in advance to anyone who has something to offer.

  11.  (10597.80)

    Personally, (and this is an uneducated OPINION) I think doctor's throw around that Bipolar disorder thing far too often. I think just about anyone could look at the symptoms of the "disorder" and diagnose themselves with it. Obviously, you've had a doctor diagnose you, and that carries more weight than a self-diagnosis, but I still feel that Bipolar is something that takes the normal human condition, declares there's something wrong with you, and you must spend money on drugs to "fix" you, and then you have the side-effects to deal with, that in some cases are worse than the original "disorder."

    I've gone from severe lows to severe highs on a regular basis, from manic "center of attention" man, fucking hyper, down to Eeyore levels of just sad fucking depression, sometimes during the same day. Anger (and mood) management sessions have helped me reign in some of my more extreme mood swings. Quitting (or nearly quitting, drinking) has helped, and once I started attending weekly Al-Anon meetings for other reasons, the things I've learned in those meetings have helped me recognize behavior that is out of line.

    Managing this kind of stuff may not work for you; Hell I don't know if it's working for me. But I'm very against going to doctors and getting medication for what I consider just having emotions (although they do swing far and wide occaisonally), when I think with proper restraint and self-control, they are self-manageable. I'm afraid of taking meds and becoming a zombie. That, to me, would be far worse than "my normal."