The situation is this I require to be able to run wine on my systems here
(Debian AMD64)and I am finding this something of a pain with the current
Debian. The version of wine required is 1.6. To install the develpment
enviroment for wine ineffect requires an almost complete parrellel install
of a 32 bit system. It seems to me it would be easier simply to install
i386 and avoid the pain. There it appears only to be a minor issue in that
the maximum memory for a single process would 4 gig and I have yet to see
any program even gimp editing full size images from my Nikon D700 come even
close to that figure.
I have checked on the net for benchmarks between i386 and AMD64 and there
is no obvious overall install that is faster.
It would seem that the simplest path would be to install Debian 7 i386,
this would allow the latest wine to be installed without any problems and I
cannot myself see any down side. The system would still have access to the
all the memory the only limitation being the 4gig process limit.
There may be an issue with the speed of memory access on some of the latter
video cards with large amounts of memory availible as this memory will need
to be bank switched. This does not appear to be a problem at this stage.
Hmmmmmmmmmmm, I have two main systems both efectively identical I will
install i386 on one of these this will allow wine to be installled easily
and the other one can be used to allow a comparison to be done between the
two versions (i386 and AMD64) using 3D intensive software (a terrain
simulation) to see what if any differences exist.
I do have Debian i386 readily availible.
Any comments would be apreciated!
Brian May said,
I don't suppose they have any plans to make a Linux port?
Firstly Linux does not have a native C# compiler (I believe one exists
under mono for use on Wine). Second point is all the developers are long
time MSTS and train enthusiasts and no essentially nothing of Linux.
A couple of point at random, it appears a good portion of the Windows
development world is looking and working on a reliable development and
exicuting platform for Windows programs ___particularly__ games on Linux so
we will probably need to get used to running such on Linux. To put ones
head in the sand will not stop the world going by and will do little to
help the siuation. Helping this interface along the way will in the end
only enhance Linux's reputation in the world no matter what dyed in the
wool, rusted on Linux enthusiats may think (and I am one of those).
Second, While MSTS does have its faults, its had a number __VERY__ major
advantages over all other train sims. Firstly Microsoft abandond it fairly
early in the piece, This had lead to what was in effect a stable API which
allowed much development of material over a very long period of time. Some
of the items avaible are simply awesome, Routes like the freeware Bernina
Bahn and the SOB also the US's Surfliner2 route. In Australia there is a
quite a number of excellent routes avaiblible and the soon to be released
Epping line is mind blowing in its detail.
Next having a long time stable interface has allowed the MSTS train sim
community to gain a __great__ deal of knowledge on the sims and tools bugs
and how one can work around these issues. The editor and tools are
particularly unstable and full of bugs yet all these have had techniques
developed to enable ways around them.
Openrails whilst its being developed on Windows has a strong development
community and the progress of it is excellent. The team and a good quantity
of others (including myself) are working towards a very (over?!) accurate
(and I do mean very) simulation. OR running on a 2560x1600 monitor is
___really___ first class.
PS, I wonder how long it will be before the.............
Thanks for the reply, it looks as I if not give enough info on why run wine.
I would not under most circumstances even consider cross platform running
of any program. Linux unfortunately does not have a native train simulator.
Openbve (runnning under wine using mono) is avaible as a package on Debian,
but I find it (openbve) to be to restricted at the current stage of
Now around 3 or so years ago a group started work, using the XNA toolkit
under Windows, on an a sort of open source train sim called OpenRails (OR)
that could use Microsoft Train Simulator material. Some months ago the
licence of OR was changed to GPL.
Very recently this was shown to run perfectly OK under Wine 1.6. What this
effectively means is that finally Linux has a train sim. Its not my first
choice way of getting one but a train sim is a __very __ difficult thing to
program from scratch, the programming requiring a great deal of knowledge
from also sorts of strange disciplins (Note 1).
Now I have found a Doc showing how one can set up a 32 bit development
enviroment on an AMD64 machine, but I have the strong impression that the
whole thing (running 32 bit windows on a AMD64 machine) is a "kludge".
At this stage of the game for my use I have found i386 Debian does all I
wish with no problems what so ever. Now I am not saying this situation will
last for ever, just that is the situation as I see it at the moment.
Now as Trent says its actual quite easy to install a wine run enviroment on
Linux, it appears though a development enviroment is another story. A
search on the net bringing up little recent information on setting one up.
Even then as I said using it seems like a real "kludge".
I will consider the issue, no real hurray.
Note 1: Porting OR to a native Linux app I believe would not be easy, its
writen in C# using the XNA tool kit on top of DirectX 9. Linux does not
have a native C# compiler, although I believe someone is working on an XNA
toolkit replacement for Linux. It would still mean havine to virtual
reprogram the whole thing to convert it to even C++.
Just got what looks to be a pretty good deal on what appears to have
GPL version of the code made available.
Got this D-Link Modem - hopes weren't high but it appears pretty
reasonable 802.11bgn + 8 LAN ports switch + WAN router.
I noticed that it contained a "D-LINK GPL Code Statement" with link
which turns out to be their GPL web interface which lists masses of
products and a download links to source code
which includes my DIR-632 (took a little time to find it amongst the
massive number of items).
I am downloading it now - 185Mb. See what you actually get in that.
The modem itself is rather nice - it has most features you could think
of (no CLI though, Web interface) and has a
built in manual that explains each feature in detail!
I suspect they are letting them go at that price because the new
802.11ac modems have arrived.
for the original promotion.
Anyway thought others might be interested in this and perhaps an
example of GPL compliance that seems pretty good...
I am trying to route any tcp openvpn connection from localhost via a
particular network which is on eth1, and have all other traffic go via
the default gateway on eth0.
Just wondering if anyone knows if this is possible or why the below is
not working for me? I've tried using the technique specified in .
The diagram in  also seems to support that this should work. The
technique is basically:
1) Add a mark to the packet
# iptables -t mangle -A PREROUTING -p tcp --dport 1194 -j MARK --set-mark 0x4aa
2) Verify the PREROUTING table has the mark
# iptables t mangle -L PREROUTING -v
Chain PREROUTING (policy ACCEPT 126K packets, 87M bytes)
pkts bytes target prot opt in out source destination
0 0 MARK tcp - any any anywhere anywhere tcp dpt:openvpn MARK set 0x4aa
3) Add a routing rule that tells a packet with that mark to use a
specific routing table.
# ip rule add from all fwmark 0x4aa lookup vlan156
4) Verify the rule has higher priority than the other rules
# ip rule show
0: from all lookup local
32764: from all fwmark 0x4aa lookup vlan156
32765: from 172.26.10.0/24 lookup vlan156
32766: from all lookup main
32767: from all lookup default
5) Add the above routing table (already added to /etc/iproute2/rt_tables)
# ip route add default via 172.26.10.1 dev eth1 table vlan156
6) Verify the routing table exists
# ip route show table vlan156
default via 172.26.10.1 dev eth1
So to my mind, any packet with destination port of tcp 1194, should
get the 0x4aa mark and then be routed using the routing table vlan156
which tells it to use the default gateway of 172.26.10.1. However this
is not happening, all traffic is still being routed using the default
gateway in the main routing table (ip route show).
Any suggestions as to why it's not working?
From: "Daniel Jitnah" <djitnah(a)greenwareit.com.au>
> YEP -confirmed!! - even if you use a different linux login user and
> a different mysql user.
Sure it was a different Linux user?
I realized that the Unix user is having a $HOME/.mysql_history which
gets updated when you close the mysql CLI.
That makes sense and explains why I could see the commands of a
different MySQL user.
> But then I logged out of MariaDB only and logged in again.... and it
> did NOT do it anymore, using same user. Does not seem to be
> consistent behaviour??
If you really have a different Linux user - maybe it is shared memory
somewhere that gets cleared?
But I cannot reproduce it with a different Unix user - so it's just
noise from my side.
Sorry about that
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I am just tried to create a new user on the mysql command line:
create user 'fire'@'test' identified by 'gyg4u78';
Well, the answer was a "permission denied" because I did not connect
as an admin account with appropriate permissions to do that.
Well, I reconnected using the right account and was surprised to see
the same command when I browsed through the latest commands using the
So another user sees the commands recently executed by another user -
in this case modifying access and a password.
Can you please try to reproduce it?
The version I used was 5.5.33 from the FreeBSD ports.
I consider it a serious security flaw.