Envy 0.4.2-1ubuntu9 has been released!

August 28, 2006 at 3:28 pm (GNU/Linux, Ubuntu)

* Fixed: IOError if /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common was not found


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Mark Shuttleworth: One on the chin

August 27, 2006 at 1:50 pm (GNU/Linux, Ubuntu)

Luis Villa is absolutely right in his castigation of our X update on Wednesday this week. As a team we made a series of errors, and the result was a desktop that was broken for thousands of users, for several hours. It has been a severe lesson in QA, something Luis knows plenty about.

An incident report is being compiled by the team and we will publish that for our broader community and users as soon as it is complete. My apologies to those who have been affected, I know that a blue screen of death is the very last thing anybody ever wants to see on Linux desktops and that any downtime caused by mistakes on our part, even measured in minutes, is unacceptable.

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Geek to Live: Mastering Wget

August 27, 2006 at 1:44 pm (GNU/Linux)

Your browser does a good job of fetching web documents and displaying them, but there are times when you need an extra strength download manager to get those tougher HTTP jobs done.

A versatile, old school Unix program called Wget is a highly hackable, handy little tool that can take care of all your downloading needs. Whether you want to mirror an entire web site, automatically download music or movies from a set of favorite weblogs, or transfer huge files painlessly on a slow or intermittent network connection, Wget’s for you.


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Envy 0.4.2-1ubuntu8 has been released

August 27, 2006 at 9:06 am (GNU/Linux, Ubuntu)


* Added: the support for Geforce 6800 Ultra (ID = 0040) 

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Envy 0.4.2-1ubuntu7 has been released

August 26, 2006 at 10:27 pm (GNU/Linux, Ubuntu)

This one solves a few issues caused by the upgrade to the latest version of the Xserver in Edgy.

See the changelog:

   * Changed: disabled the Composite extension in Edgy
* Changed: blacklisted “nv” in /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common (to prevent API mismatch) in Edgy
* BUG: Envy causes warning when redirecting the errot to /dev/null in Edgy
* Changed: /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common is now required in Edgy
* Changed: the support for Geforce FX 6200 (ID = 0221) is in the list again
* Removed: the support for Debian Etch (temporarily)

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Envy 0.4.2-1ubuntu6 has been released!

August 26, 2006 at 8:48 am (Debian, GNU/Linux, Ubuntu)

This update is warmly recommended to Ubuntu Edgy users.

See the changelog:

* Fixed: gcc (the symlink) needed to be set to gcc-4.1 (instead of 4.0) in Edgy
* Redirecting the output to /dev/null (when stopping gdm) prevented envy from stopping gdm in Edgy

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Envy 0.4.2-1ubuntu5 has been released!

August 25, 2006 at 9:56 am (Debian, GNU/Linux, Ubuntu)

* Fixed: gcc (the symlink) was previously set to gcc-4.1 (instead of 4.0) after the installation of the driver

to upgrade envy:

sudo apt-get –purge remove envy

and then install the new package

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Get list of installed software for reinstallation / restore software

August 25, 2006 at 9:08 am (Debian, GNU/Linux, Ubuntu)

In order to reinstall or restore your installed software you need to have a list of all installed software.

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Envy 0.4.2-1ubuntu4 has been released!

August 24, 2006 at 9:57 pm (Debian, GNU/Linux, Ubuntu)

Here is the changelog:

* Added the support for driver 8774 and 7184
* Removed the support for 8762 and 7182
* Added the support for Ubuntu Edgy Eft and Debian Etch

To upgrade envy:

sudo apt-get –purge remove envy

then install the package

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Good news!

August 23, 2006 at 6:16 am (GNU/Linux, Python, Ubuntu)

Yesterday I became an Ubuntu Member and had the chance to talk with Mako and other important figures of Ubuntu. We have yet to discuss about a collaboration with the developers to provide the latest driver to Ubuntu’s users. We’ll se how it goes… 🙂

Yesterday night I found an ATI card (9100) in my old computer, plugged it in my current computer, reconfigured the Xserver and installed the ATI driver. Everything went as smooth as glass. I’m impressed. I even managed to make .deb package and there was no need to remove the restricted modules.

Oh, and now my computer is much more silent (the fan of the Nvidia card was quite noisy). I almost miss that noise…
And of course yesterday night started working on Envy… which will support ATI cards too 😉  !

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