Posts Tagged ‘Kubuntu’

Upgrading to Kubuntu 10.10 Alpha 3

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

yesterday I’ve upgraded my notebook to the development version of Kubuntu, there was only 2 problems. The first is that my “sudo update-manager -d” does not work properly, I got a dependency break that I resolved reading the relative Launchpad bug. Another problem was a post upgrade problem, the nvidia driver (ver. 256.44) was not loaded and for resolve it I just added the following lines to my generated (with nvidia-xconfig) xorg.conf

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "IgnoreABI" "True"

Now everything seems to work well! :)


Apple, I love you!

Monday, December 11th, 2006

If you follow this blog, probably you can remember my recent Apple issues.
It *seems* that after the assistance, all the problem was resolved, and probably this is true, but a new was emerged.
When my mac was “terrible hot” it shutdown unexpectly. I have this problem under MacOSX and Kubuntu, on both OS. If I try to execute any application that is ‘CPU eating’ for a lot of time I can get only a black screen in front of me :( .

Now I’m using MBP raised by desktop and with a USB fan :D

My hot MBPMy hot MBPFan



Monday, November 27th, 2006

in the last post I wrote about my MacBook Pro hardware problems, I have it back from the assistance.
My hard disk was substituted and they replaced the “logic” too (I suppose they means the entire motherboard with CPU). But the error reported by the Apple Hardware Test is already here, so they wrote me that it can be a fake… strange! (Someone can execute the test on own MBP 15″?)
BTW, I’ve reinstalled the OS, resized the partition and installed a fresh Kubuntu Edgy 6.10, the installation was gone without problem, specially if you follow this guide. All the essential work fine but I should spend some of my spare time to:
- configure the embedded ISight 1.3Mp webcam, I’ve tried to compile the module but for now I cannot have it working;
- configure AIGLX (for now I’m using the ATI official driver, and not the open driver);
- resolve a little issue with the audio, I can switch from mixer between speaker and headphones, but not automatically when I plug the headphones;
- test the suspend;

After the installation I’ve made a little comparison of the two OS when building my actual project with ant. Before the assistance, on MacOSX the time of the whole build was above 5 minutes. Now on Mac it take an average of 3’15″ and under Linux about 2’45″ with some excellent times of 2’30″ :D . It seems that the eclipse use is faster too. Obviously this times are completely arbitrary and they depends principally by the JVM, so It should be that only the Apple JVM is slower, and not the OS. I’m not an Apple fan, but I cannot believe that this is the real gap, so in the next days I will do more test, with and without the JVM.