Starting with Ubuntu Linux 8.04 (Hardy Heron) it’s even easier to get the decent printers from Brother running.
The drivers for a lot of their printers (lpr drivers and cups-wrappers) are now available in the multiverse repositories. Continue reading
Recentley I recieved my brand-new DELL Vostro 1510 with the following hardware built-in:
- Intel Core 2 Duo T5870 (2.0 GHz, 800 MHz, 2 MB)
- 15.4″ Widescreen Display WXGA+
- 3 GB 667 MHz DDR2 Dual Channel RAM
- 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
- Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-PCI-Card
- 1.3 MP built-in Webcam
Installing Ubuntu Linux 8.04 LTS (codenamed Hardy Heron) wasn’t really that though, but some issues arised. Continue reading
I’ve just updated my DELL Inspiron 6000 to Ubuntu Linux 7.04 (Feisty Fawn), before that I used 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake). Having missed nearly one year of development, I noticed that Nautilus shows all partitions (no matter if mounted or not) in the places area. I’ll never need to mount DELL’s rescue and restore partitions and therefor don’t want them to be listed there. Here you go: Continue reading
Getting the Brother HL-2070N monochrome laser printer running with Ubuntu Linux is quite simple. You just have to download two files and configure the driver properly. Continue reading
Today I switched to the next release of Ubuntu Linux 6.06 code-named Dapper Drake. As setting up WLAN with WPA for my Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG chipset changed, I’ll write down, what you have do to in order to get everyting running: Continue reading
Up from now you can order free CDs of the next release of Ubuntu Linux named Dapper Drake (6.06 LTS) at ShipIt.
Shipping will start in early June and – according to experience – last four to six weeks (at least to Germany).
As posted at Launchpad, Ubuntu Linux 5.10 has a security hole that might local users allow to gain root privileges using sudo. The password for the first user created during installation (who has sudo-priviliges by default) is stored in a plain-text file.
To protect your machine of getting hijacked by a local user you have two possibilites:
- change your password
- type sudo rm /var/log/installer/cdebconf/questions.dat on a command shell to delete the logfile
This problem is said to be fixed in Dapper (the next release of Ubuntu Linux) but there must a solution to fix this hole on all Breezy installation as this file will propably not be deleted on an upgrade to Dapper.
Listen is back! After some problems concerning the license, Listen, my favourite music browser and jukebox is back with a new version and even Audioscrobbler support.
Listen is free software written in Python for GNOME (GTKlib) and comes with a cutting-edge user interface and an amazing OSD.
Repositiories for easy installation on Ubuntu Linux (5.10 & 6.04) are provided, so check it out!
As postet at ubuntuusers.de Ubuntu Linux will be presented at this year’s CeBIT in hall 5 at booth F67/8.
The Ubuntu Deutschland e.V. will show Edubuntu and a prewiew of Dapper Drake (the new Ubuntu version to come in April). There will also be free Breezy Badger CDs, flyers and a suprise for all visitors.
DVD versions of Edubuntu and Ubuntu and the Ubuntu Userguide by Marcus Fischer are available against a small donation.
Today I found a nice litte program that allows you to minimize every program shown in Gnome’s Window List to the system tray. There’s support for other windowmanager like KDE, XFCE, Fluxbox and WindowMaker, too.
This powerful tool is named AllTray. A package for Ubuntu is provided, but I suggest compiling the latest version from source to avoid some annoying bugs.