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A lot of updates and Haiku OS plays YouTube videos!

Now back in business?

I had not booted into Haiku OS for at least a couple of days until Today. Today (European Central time, morning of September 22nd, 2020) I booted into Haiku OS and tried to update it.

Oh! My! There were a lot to update (13 packages) and there were 4 new packages to install. Noticeable one were those related to "GStream" something. There were some QT related updates, too.

I had a good feeling about these updates and new packages. It had been a long while since the Haiku Otter-Browser ceased to play back YouTube videos. It worked fine until some point of time and then stopped to play back anymore.

When I saw the updates and new files to install that were related to "streaming", naturally I thought that I might have the proper functions again.

After downloading, installing and rebooting, I hurriedly started the Otter-Browswer and visited YouTube site. For some reasons Webpositive won't recognize any of HTML5 videos, a.k.a. YouTube videos.

Viola! Look and behold! Now I could watch the videos "AGAIN".

My patience payed off. Thank you those who diligently worked on the codes and updated the packages!

Now I am happy with Haiku OS. I would use it more.

Now I am waiting to see Haiku OS run on the HP Compaq Presario CQ56 soon.

This (being able to watch YouTube videos on Haiku OS) makes me use less time on Xubuntu.

I am writing this part (ending part) on Haiku OS using the Otter-Browser.

In Japanese: 続きをどうぞ [A lot of updates and Haiku OS plays YouTube videos!]の続きを読む

テーマ:コンピュータ - ジャンル:コンピュータ

  1. 2020/09/22(火) 14:24:56|
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LibreOffice 7 updates for Windows, Haiku and Mac

LibreOffice 7 updates

I learned that LibreOffice got updated. Now it is carrying the version number starting 7.

A few days after learning it, I looked for ones for Windows 7 (an old PC at work) PC and immediately I got them for it.

Today (August 9, 2020) I got ones for Haiku version of LibreOffice 7. I was surprised to see the updates.

I have not got ones for my MacBook Pro 2010 (so the OS is not Big Sur nor Mojave) yet. The updates have been available but I have not the time nor immediate need for it.

I have seen updates for my Ubuntu (Kubuntu 20.04) yet. The update for Linux 64-bit version is available but Ubuntu people have not made the specific updates yet.


The Windows 7 at work is a French version of Family 32-bit version (or something like that). I don't care. The installed version is a kind of universal package for 32-bit Windows (I assume). After installation, the user interface language turned out to be French.

I can guess and partly understand what the words (on the menus and of alert messages that occasionally pop) so I don't have that much problem using LibreOffice in French. I wish I could switch it to English.

I have been using LibreOffice on my Mac for sometime now.

I was surprised or impressed when I saw the version 7 updates (upgrade) on Haiku OS so quick. How?

In Japanese: 続きをどうぞ

[LibreOffice 7 updates for Windows, Haiku and Mac]の続きを読む

テーマ:コンピュータ - ジャンル:コンピュータ

  1. 2020/08/10(月) 15:28:55|
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Haiku OS update problem went away

The problem is gone
As of July 30 (morning, European Central time), the Noto font problem went away and it seems that everything looks OK.

It seems that Noto font developers decided to adopt a new style of revision number. This caused a bit of confusion.


What is wrong with Otter-Browser? Needs a re-installation?

Otter-Browswer worked well with YouTube videos before the re-installation needed after the incident above and its consequent mess.

Now Otter-Browser won't play any YouTube videos. What happened?


My auto insurance agent quit

He just quit and left. No shit. I had one piece of e-mail sent to me from another agent belonging to the same company telling me that he was going to handle my cases.

My now ex-agent had been acting very strangely. He almost did nothing at all for the last few months for me. He had already decided to quit and do something else by then and neglecting the matters.

I hope my cases would resolve quickly from now on. I want to fix my Mazda MX-5.


In Japanese: 続きをどうぞ [Haiku OS update problem went away]の続きを読む

テーマ:コンピュータ - ジャンル:コンピュータ

  1. 2020/07/31(金) 15:02:59|
  2. HAIKU OS
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Haiku OS update problem

Experiencing a problem for the moment

Noto, a font name used in the system is not the cause of the problem but there has been an issue concerning the this font. The update process has not been properly working for the last few days.

I did not read the warning message carefully and carelessly updated the files (and by doing so I let the updater delete a tons of packages) and the system stopped to boot at all.

I had to down load the latest Nightly Image (July 27 or 28 because of the time zone difference I am not sure) and re-install the entire system. It was easy and painless and as I kept almost no data on the Haiku partition, I did not have to worry about losing anything important.

The problem, according to some replies on the Forum, seems to stem from some dependency issues. The Noto font is in the center of the issues but it is not its fault.


I have another problem that affects me a lot.

For some unknown reason, Otter-Browser stopped to play back YouTube videos. It used to play them very well.

I am not sure if this is related to the problem I wrote about above.

Currently my main OS is this Ubuntu Studio 20.04 and it is working very well.


Garmin Ransomware incident

I am no security expert. I read an article after the dust had settled (not exactly yet but ... at least the service is back now) about the tax deductible issue concerning the ransom money that Garmin had paid.

Is the ransom money considered tax deductible? According to the article I read, the answer is yes.

Does this ransom money tax deductibility apply to real ransom money paid in a human kidnapping case? I had to wonder.

New French law

There seems to be a new law passed in France a while ago concerning Luxembourg (or Andorra among other countries).

It is now not allowed to purchase more than just a carton of tobacco products (250 g) outside France and bring it (them) back to France. You have to declare it (them) and pay the taxes on it (them).

It used to be 4 times more. Luxembourg (and I heard from some guy from Andorra whom I met last year in Belgium before the start of the Tour de France that he wanted to declare before starting the conversation that he had no extra cigarettes to sell on him as so often he got asked the same question as soon as people saw the license plates on his car) is a shopping spot for French, German and Belgium commuters and residents nearby to buy cigarettes, alcohol and fuel.

It is also a must-stop-and-fill-up (ditto: cigarettes, alcohol and fuel) spot for long range driving truckers who go across the continent.

The article tells that the shop keepers (who sell cigarettes in nearby territories in France) are not excited about the new law. Some shop owner tells that the cigarettes shops are long gone in the area and he does not see any profitable future for himself.

For daily commuters, the new law is a minor annoyance as they had to buy cigarettes in Luxembourg more often. They would keep buying them here in Luxembourg anyway.

In Japanese: 続きをどうぞ [Haiku OS update problem]の続きを読む

テーマ:コンピュータ - ジャンル:コンピュータ

  1. 2020/07/29(水) 14:20:21|
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Haiku OS sound woe

Only when it feels well?

I know for sure that sound chip in my HP Pro3120 is, one way or another, supported by Haiku as it did make sound on a couple of occasions. Still it does not work well most of the time. That is why I call it a woe.

For some reasons unknown (if I have to guess it is the driver issues), it does not work most of the time. It is OK as I use it for fun.

Obviously the USB port is supported as it does accept the input from the USB keyboard and mouse but other than those devices I don't see any sign of USB support for other devices.

I have a Wifi dongle on the USB port but the OS seems not to recognize it. I tried some external USB HDDs but they are not recognized at all.

It is OK as it is still under development.


Addendum:
Only one day later with no updates (I am using Nightly Images version), sound works suddenly.

In Japanese: 続きをどうぞ [Haiku OS sound woe]の続きを読む

テーマ:コンピュータ - ジャンル:コンピュータ

  1. 2020/07/24(金) 16:10:50|
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