Posts tagged ‘linux’

Just upgraded to trusty tahr

Last time I tested trusty tahr XFCE was not behaving correct. They released it a day ago, and I upgraded few of my machines at home. Everything worked great. As far as desktop, for me there weren’t that much changes. XFCE still works.

The set back I noticed was not due to ubuntu but due to the incompatibility of the bitcoin client. The bitcoin-qt program depends on libdb4.8 and boost 3.1, which are not part of ubuntu anymore (and most likely debian). So it seems that the ubuntu maintainers removed it from the distribution for that purpose. People on the forum were reasoning that the PPA maintainer doesn’t have time and he’s only one guy. I don’t think the guy can do anything if the dependencies are not there, I also don’t think that ubuntu distribution will accept a statically linked version of bitcoin-qt.

May be bitcoin should move the standard wallet to another format, which is not dependent on a certain libdb version. May be an XML format with the wallet encoded as hex strings.

Your work around: Download the statically linked version from the bitcoin.org website.

Trusty Tahr, won’t be a big update for me at least

Just tried installing the beta of ubuntu trusty tahr, and being an xfce user I really didn’t notice much updates over there other than just being an LTS. I had to pin apt packages back to saucy to downgrade since the xfce indicator applet was crashing non stop.

Will definitely upgrade towards the end of the month once it stabilizes a bit more.

Finally a driver that does not crash for 82845G/GL

Finally found a solution for a dinosaur machine Dell GX260 graphics driver issues. My lspci shows this:

VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])

As a plus, I found that compiz works. Hopefully wayland will work as well once released.

Where to get it from? install the drivers from this PPA: https://launchpad.net/~glasen/+archive/intel-driver . I’m running ubuntu 12.10 so that’s what my tests are based on.

RIP compiz !!

When I installed ubuntu 12.10 as usual I installed compiz and started configuring my effects. I like the burning windows effect on close, however it was not there and others were asking about it as well. I went to compiz blog and read that essentially the compiz team is now down to a single maintainer. I also did not find emerald. I downloaded the code and compiled emerald and installed it. However, I couldn’t get burning windows to work. Continue reading ‘RIP compiz !!’ »

Netbeans running from an SSD – still starting up slow

I bought this ssd on black friday from Microcenter. Of course the first thing I did was switch my linux boot to it and test how fast will linux boot. Linux boots in 10 second, which is awesome. The hard drive is very fast, which is very good. Continue reading ‘Netbeans running from an SSD – still starting up slow’ »