My Acer Travelmate 291LMi always has troubles with the graphics under Linux (at least when first installing). As I bootet Ubuntu 5.10, the graphical welcome screen within GRUB was not visible. When I continued the installation with ENTER, the screen went black forever.
Then I tried the boot parameter "linux vga=771". With that it works just fine, as with most Linux distributions. Maybe you have the same problem under some notebooks and it helps you.
There are installation CDs, live CDs, and combination DVDs for three architectures.
The major new features are:
* Thin Client Integration: Ubuntu is the first distribution in the world to include deeply-integrated thin client technology. This allows you to deploy Ubuntu in large scale networked environments or, for example, in classrooms, with a lightweight Ubuntu image booting over the network. All Ubuntu management tools work for the thin client image as well as for the server.
some Ubuntux artwork on a french site: http://www.tatane.com/index.php/ubuntux-ubuntu-artwork
Thanks for that! Although I'm not sure the author knows this site :)
please have a look at Launchpad.
Bug #1 in upstream ubuntu: "Microsoft has a majority market share" and there's a neat description to fix it :)
Ubuntu 5.10 will be released on October, 13th. In exactly one week :)
Today also the release candidate (RC) came out and can be downloaded on the Ubuntu website or via BitTorrent. The supported plattforms are x86, AMD64 and PowerPC. This is definitely the last version before the final version.
Take care: the CD images are bigger than 650 MB, so you should use at least 700 MB CD-Rs.
There can still be ordered CDs for the final version for free, see http://www.ubuntux.org/node/92.
There are some nice easter eggs in apt-get and aptitude.
1. sudo apt-get moo
2. sudo aptitude moo
no easter eggs in this one? don't trust the message. try the parameter -v.
if the program still claims to have no easter egg inside, try the parameter twice. or even more than twice? you'll find out :)
I tried very hard to install Java and Azureus on my machine. Then I found a Post on the internet with good packackes for ubuntu
there you can get Java...
then i get azureus 64Bit fÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¼r Linux from sourceforge.org.
Uncompress, untar, move to /opt/azureus chmod 777 and starting with ./azureus
and the last thing, i made a link on my startmenu
I have the new (great!) iPod nano. The iPod and iPod mini are being supported by amaroK, but the nano doesn't seem to be supported yet (because it is brandnew). At least, I don't know how to handle it in amaroK 1.3. Does anyone know how to use the iPod nano with Ubuntu?
The final version of Ubuntu 5.10 is expected to be released in October. At that time, Canonical will mail pressed CDs free of charge. To receive a complimentary copy of the Official Breezy Badger CD -- or a handful of them to give to your friends, your school or LUG -- place your request at http://shipit.ubuntu.com/. Remember that these CDs won't ship until after the final release in October.
"Edubuntu is a version of the Ubuntu operating system suitable for classroom use. As an educator you'll be able to set up a computer lab, or establish an online learning environment, in an hour or less -- then administer that environment without having to become a fully-fledged Linux geek." That's what the official website says about Edubuntu.
If you're interested, please have a look at an interesting review about it on Tuxmachines.
Yesterday I installed the Ubuntu 5.10 preview. Runs perfectly, just like 5.04 did :)
Gerenally said it looks a little bit better now, and there are lots of new program versions. And of course Gnome 2.12. Please leave a comment, what experiences you made with the preview.
will Ubuntu 5.10 be released on 13th October? Or what is the exact release date for the final version?
We offer some screenshots of Ubuntu 5.10 preview in our image gallery.
The preview looks similar to Ubuntu 5.04, the changes are mainly not optical. But there are lots of new programs and program versions, so the new version will surely be very attractive.
The developers of Ubuntu have released an official preview of Ubuntu 5.10, codename "Breezy Badger", and the KDE-based Kubuntu 5.10. They are avalaible as install and live CDs for the x86, AMD64 and PowerPC plattforms.
The Ubuntu 5.10 preview already contains the shortly released Gnome version 2.12, OpenOffice.org Beta 2 and X.org in version 6.8.2. The kernel is Linux 126.96.36.199, which has been enhanced with drivers for notebook users.
Now there is PHP5 on board and the cluster filesystems OCFS2 (Oracle) and GFS (Red Hat) and the support for up to 4GB RAM on 32bit systems. The distribution is based on GCC 4.0.1.
And I'm sure it will be delivered with the upcoming Ubuntu 5.10 :)
Yesterday the probably last Ubuntu beta version for Breezy Badger has been released. It can be downloaded on cdimage.ubuntu.com.
After that the official preview version will follow. The final version is expected to be released in October.
The Colony-CD 4 is aimed at developers and offers just small improvements on points like the Live-CD, the bootloader GRUB and the apt-configuration.