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Fixed version of Logitech Control Center 2.12

Posted by Jon Evans 02/01/2007 at 11h13

I have just installed LCC 2.12 and it doesn't work. Version 2.11 worked fairly well but was a bit buggy when switching scroll wheel settings when focus moved between apps.

I have tracked down the problem to the fact that some files are missing in the install, read on for more info and a fix.

Updated 2007-01-07: 'a' pointed out that you need to make sure the ownership of the kext is correct, so I've added another step.

Updated 2007-01-11: I've just noticed that Logitech have pulled version 2.12 from their site. You can only download version 2.11 at the moment.

Updated 2007-01-12: Version 2.12 is back on Logitech's site. Unfortunately, it is still broken.

Updated 2007-01-23: Logitech have fixed the bug. I've removed the download as it's not needed any more.

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Fix Ruby on Mac OS X 10.4

Posted by Jon Evans 01/12/2005 at 05h39

Mac OS X 10.4 comes with ruby 1.8.2, it seems to have a problem with OpenSSL which causes switchtower to hang when trying to connect to your server.

You can download the source code to Ruby 1.8.3, compile it and install it, but you’ll start getting weird errors in gem when you try to install some libraries.

The solution turned out to be to compile Ruby slightly differently. You need to pass some flags to configure:

./configure --enable-shared --enable-pthread

After configuring it, makeing it, and running sudo make install, I had what seemed to be a working Ruby installation. It installs to /usr/local/bin which is already in my path. Executing hash -r causes bash to re-scan the path, after which executing ruby -v correctly reports

ruby 1.8.3 (2005-09-21) [powerpc-darwin8.3.0]

After that I installed RubyGems-0.8.11 and the rails and switchtower gems, including all dependencies. The installation worked fine, and so did switchtower when I tested it.

I didn’t even need to remove Apple’s Ruby install.

If you do want to remove Apple’s installation of Ruby, you’ll want to back up and delete the following files and directories:




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