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Ubuntu Maverick not a perfect 10, but nearly.

I say that because I’ve found at least a couple of issues that I didn’t find in Lucid. First one is the Intel IPS thermal kernel messages that don’t stop shouting at /var/log/messages. Traces like “MCP power or thermal limit … Continue reading

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Audio Preview in Ubuntu

The other day while browsing some audio files with Nautilus I saw that if you mantain the mouse pointer over an audio file icon, Ubuntu will play it back. Cool.

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rdiff-backup, Python and Ubuntu.

I’ve been using rdiff-backup for quite a long time now for my backup purposses. rdiff-backup allows me to have my /home folder always in sync with an external usb hard drive. If for some reason I have to re-install operating … Continue reading

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Python2.4, Python2.5 and Ubuntu 10.04 lucid lynx

Ubuntu lucid lynx does not have Python 2.4 and 2.5 runtimes available in the repositories, so if you are a developer and you are in need of those, then you have two options: One is try to find binaries somewhere … Continue reading

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libmtp and Ubuntu Jaunty (mtp devices), Rhythmbox

LIBMTP and UBUNTU JAUNTY I installed a clean ubuntu Jaunty 64 bit, and when plugging in an mp3 player I found that Rhythmbox could not found my player because of an libmtp panic error, sth like this: PTP: Opening session … Continue reading

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Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04 and Ext4 really fast

I’m running a clean install of Ubuntu Jaunty with EXT4 filesystem, and I’m highly surprised on how fast it is. I already knew booting was going to be fast as for several reports, but I/O filesystem operations are very fast … Continue reading

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Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04 and Intel graphics

I have a laptop with intel graphics built in, and I experienced a bad performance when I upgraded to Jaunty. This problem has been discussed multiple times in ubuntuforums and other blogs. Well, following the article http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NzIwOA and installing afterwards … Continue reading

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