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Ubuntu Gnu/Linux 10.10 Maverick Meerkat released

October 11th, 2010 Guillaume No comments

The new Ubuntu 10.10 is released and available for download ! As usual, itt provides a lot of new features, a look and feel enhanced. Try it ! It takes just a few minutes to download from BitTorrent.

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Adobe – Flashplayer again…

September 30th, 2010 Guillaume No comments

Adobe has just uploaded a new alpha version of Flashplayer 64 bits, again !
This time it’s the number 10.2.161.23 who wins :-)

If Adobe continues like this, we can expect a release shortly !

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Flash player 64bits 10.2 available

September 17th, 2010 Guillaume No comments

Adobe has just published a new version of its Flash player 64bits !
This is a “preview 1″ version : 10.2.161.22. You can download it on the Adobe Labs website or if you are using Gnu/Linux Ubuntu directly with the package flashplugin64-installer.

Even if it’s not a “release” version, you should use it under Linux if your system is installed in AMD64. It will be much more stable and with a better performance than the 32 bits version which uses 32 bits libraries with ndwrapper.

Notice : This version is available for Windows and MacOS X too. This was not the case of the previous 64 bits version available only for Linux…

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Ubuntu Gnu/Linux 10.04 Lucid Lynx released !

April 29th, 2010 Guillaume No comments

The new Ubuntu 10.04 is released and available for download ! It provides a lot of new features, a look and feel light and clean and a boot in less than 10s (on a Netbook with SSD drive)

Enjoy !

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Ubuntu 9.10 Alternate AMD

November 16th, 2009 Guillaume No comments

Install of this version is not always as easy as it should… This time I’ve tried ton install Ubuntu 9.10 on my main computer. I used the “Ubuntu 9.10 Alternate AMD64″ CD because this PC is running 2 SATA hard drives configured in Raid 1… and only the alternate version is able to install it in Raid “out of the box”. But, during the installation process, system complains about mounting the standard CD release… like if the Alternate CD was not a full version… but the CD is mounted so the CD player stays closed… A quick search on the internet and I see that I’m not the only one with this problem. Fortunately, install from 9.10 DVD version seems to solve this bug… I’ll try it as soon as possible but maybe it’s time to ask if Ubuntu should not break the rule and postpone the launch of a new version if problems still exist… like Debian way… but not excessively ;-)

PS 11/18/2009 : I confirm, with the DVD install works like a charm !

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Ubuntu 9.10 on Sony Vaio SZ3XP

November 9th, 2009 Guillaume No comments

Last weekend I had problem with the installation on netbook… This time I’ve tried to install it on a classical Sony laptop : a good and still working Vaio SZ3XP…

It was working without problem for 6 months under Jaunty in 32 bits… and the install from scratch to 9.10 has been really easy ! Like for the previous one, it needs tweak configuration to achieve the proper use of the Ricoh r5u870 webcam and integrated fingerprint reader from Upek is not working at all. (It should indeed… If Sony would, Upek provides Linux drivers but this particular model integrates a modified firmware for Sony. It adds some crypto and only windows drivers from Sony know how to decrypt the stream. Maybe someone could break this to make it fonctionnal on Linux. Interoperability is a rule that Sony seems to ignore)

In short : Ubuntu 9.10 works wonderfully… I’m pretty excited to be able to say the same thing for the Wind netbook !

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Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix and MSI Wind U100

November 2nd, 2009 Guillaume 3 comments

Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix

You’d better have to wait ! I’ve upgraded the netbook of my son this weekend and the result is not as good as it should…

Screen is flashing… USB peripherals are not working and the webcam is dead too…

Back to Jaunty 9.04 : it works fine…

More info

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How to create a debian package from sources ?

October 31st, 2009 Guillaume No comments

Sometimes it happens we want to create his own .deb package from the sources repository (e.g. when you like to use the last up-to-date version and the binary package doesn’t exist…)

It’s very easy if you follow the rules in the good order :-)

  1. Download sources files of your software (for this example it could be drupal6 even if the binary package exists now…)
    1. drupal6_6.14-1.orig.tar.gz
    2. drupal6_6.14-1.diff.gz
    3. drupal6_6.14-1.dsc
  2. Un-compress drupal6_6.14.orig.tar.gz
  3. Un-compress drupal6_6.14.diff.gz
  4. You’ll probably need some tools if it’s your first building package process :
    1. sudo apt-get install dpatch
    2. sudo apt-get install fakeroot
  5. Run : patch -p1 < xxx.diff
  6. Move the debian directory created in previous step into the folder created in step 2 (the one which contents the sources from *.orig.tar.gz, for this example it’s drupal-6.14) : mv debian drupal-6.14
  7. Go into the sources directory : cd drupal-6.14
  8. You’ll probably make debian/rules script executable… Run : chmod +x debian/rules
  9. Then run : dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -uc -b
  10. That’s all ! You just have to install your new freshly compiled package. So, for our example it will be :
    1. cd ..
    2. sudo dpkg -i drupal6-6.14_all.deb

You know the way now…

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Ubuntu GNU/Linux 9.10 is launched !

October 29th, 2009 Guillaume No comments

The Ubuntu GNU/Linux 9.10 is released !

Instead of losing your money with Windows Seven… switch to Linux ;-)

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