Saturday, September 23, 2006

Another step closer to "Bye bye Windows!"

Alright. Wine is seriously cool! The only problem is that it takes a LOT of time to compile and it took out nearly 400MB from my /usr!!

Anyway, its way too cool to cry about all that.

The thing is, Guitar Pro 5 works great in wine. All I needed to do was to install timidity++. I had to go ~amd64 on it, because the current stable 2.13.2 didn't compile. I was not in a mood to debug it, so I just changed the keywords and the testing version 2.13.2-r2 worked perfectly. I went with the default timidity-eawpatches.

Next came wine. It failed during ./configure because /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.a existed, which, from what the error message said, prevented linking against the OpenGL libs. I thought of going -opengl for wine, but then felt like experimenting and moved the libGL.a file somewhere else. exists in the same location anyway. Wine got installed fine then.

Once, done with winecfg, I launched the Guitar Pro installer with winelauncher. It installed fine, even with that RSE thing selected.

With RSE however, it doesn't play the sound properly. I had to remove RSE and it worked perfectly. Also, do not touch the Change Skin button in GP5. Trashed mine. Plus of course, the Windows Volume Control button doesn't work, which is kinda obvious.

I have slight performance problems when a KDE notification pops up while playing a file in GP5. But that's a minor. Maybe I wouldn't have the problem if I disabled XGL. Who knows?

Anyway, so there I am. Another step closer to "Bye bye Windows!". The only thing that remains now, is running Pro Evolution Soccer on Linux and this will be a single boot box of Gentoo! :D

Friday, September 22, 2006

The Chosen One?

Well, here's Vader and Sideous. This is a scene in Revenge of the Sith. Done with poster colours on a normal A4 size drawing paper. Took me nearly 5 hours. Vader's face alone took nearly 4 hours. By the time I reached Sideous, I was totally spent, because I had been running a high fever during the whole time I was painting this. Hence, Sideous hasn't been done properly. Otherwise, I'm happy with the way Vader's face turned out.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

"Kelkar Naka"

My first painting after nearly 6 years. Done with poster colours on a standard A4 sized drawing paper. It's 12cm by 16cm in size.

Its the Mithagar Road in front of V. G. Vaze College in Mulund East. That's our "Kelkar Naka" hehehe. :-)

Done on Sunday 10th September 2006. Took nearly 3 hours.