Winetricks fails to install Spotify on 64 bit linux

posted 26 May 2013, 02:26 by Phil Burchill

I wanted to run Spotify on my 64 bit Linux machine but the installer was failing due to internet explorer woes.  I had a look on the internets and saw a long and complicated solution to this here https://gist.github.com/sandys/2958453.  Which involved a big manual installation.

So I did this on the terminal:
export WINEARCH=win32
winetricks --gui

Proceed with normal Spotify winetricks install...

I expect this will work for everyone who just wants to install ie on Linux 64 as well..

Word 2010 Paste Broken Only Paste as Text

posted 27 Mar 2012, 05:09 by Phil Burchill

I was trying to copy text from one document to another copy and paste.  The formatting was lost and just the text was pasted.  Normally you can see several paste options if you right click to paste.  I only had the one highlighted here. 

It turns out the Skype Click to Call plugin was causing problems.  I uninstalled it and it is back to normal now!

Found the solution here.

tput - How Big is it?

posted 9 Mar 2012, 08:09 by Phil Burchill

It's not every day you learn a new Unix command especially and old command that is useful in today's wobbly window world.

tput queries the terminal database to find out how big your terminal is.  But this depends on your window these days.  Gone are the days of an 80x24 terminal.  Sometimes though you need to know, "How big is it?"

To find out how many columns you have:
tput cols

To find out how many rows/lines you have:
tput lines

That's it!

Here I was changing the terminal size and it dynamically updates:

All Migrated

posted 30 Apr 2011, 00:22 by Phil Burchill

Whole site migrated just need to turn off my old hosting provider.  Relatively straight forward with one glitch.

I could not get the www mapping to www.burchill.net to work correctly it kept saying that the site was already in use even though it was not.  There is a "silly workaround" in this post here which explains how to fix it. 

Hello World

posted 28 Apr 2011, 14:26 by Phil Burchill

This is my first post on the new site I'll be moving everything here which when it's "launched" will be at http://phil.burchill.net.

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