Category: "Linux"

Introduction to Linux day

If you've ever wondered what all the fuss is about Linux and Open Source, come to the GLLUG's 'Introduction to Linux' day on November 11th in Central London. Click on the link for further details. more »

Swiftfox - optimized Firefox builds for Linux

Emboldened by my success with optimized Windows builds the other day, I had a go with a Linux version this weekend. I chose Swiftfox 1.8, which is just a regular rebuild of the standard release for various different architectures. It was simple enough… more »

Smart Package Manager - Error Updating Cache

Had a bit of trouble with Smart on my laptop this week. After I had to cancel out of an update the whole thing kept hanging when updating the cache at the start, the GUI would sit there doing nothing. I tried running it direct from the shell and got th… more »

Audigy 2 working in FC5!

Decided to have a proper go at getting my Audigy working in Fedora Core 5 this evening. A bit of googling led me to the linked blog post which in turn led me to the solution. Basically ignore the sound card detection applet in Gnome - it seems to disab… more »

Mounting partitions in Gentoo

I've spent a considerable amount of time in the last few days trying to upgrade the kernel on my Gentoo laptop. I had most trouble getting the NVidia drivers working again, but I think that was mostly because I was trying to use the nv framebuffer drive… more »