I’ve recently given Kubuntu 8.04 a whirl, after 2 years with Fedora and Sabayon Linux exclusively. And Kubuntu’s quite nice!
But, whenever switching to a new distro, there’s always an irritating issue or two. For Kubuntu, the most vexing was trying to play any kind of a file with the Totem media player. I . . . → Read More: Kubuntu: Unable to activate Media Player Keys
That “dash of Linux talk” in the sub-heading? After a long hiatus, here it is.
I recently attempted upgrading to the latest GIMP and xsane on my Sabayon desktop machine. In the process, I temporarily lost my HP 6210 scanner/printer functionality and could not install either GIMP 2.4.0 or 2.4.1. After much swearing and . . . → Read More: Sabayon Linux: upgrading to GIMP 2.4.1, xsane .994, and hplip-1.7.4a-r2
Collection of Windows to Linux software equivalents . . . → Read More: Lists of Linux equivalents to Windows software
A new release of Fedora is out, which means an entirely new fight with hardware for a lot of folks. My struggle from Fedora Core 4 through Fedora Core 5 has been dealing with the synaptics driver for the touchpad on my Toshiba M45-S269 laptop. And with Fedora Core 6 out, the synaptics driver . . . → Read More: Turning off synaptic driver in FC6
Diverting from our normal comic book geekery, it’s time to tackle some tech related stuff.
As promised a while back, here’s the lowdown on getting the DRI radeon driver working on my desktop computer. I tried the proprietary ATI fglrx driver, but couldn’t get a vertical refresh rate above 60Hz. After some work, I . . . → Read More: Getting the free radeon driver working in Gentoo