Most Linux distributions don’t always provide latest versions for all packages within the official repository (e.g. the current VLC version in Fedora 13 is 1.0.6, the one from the Rawhide repo — which includes packages for the next Fedora release — is 1.1.0, but the latest release as of today is 1.1.2). So, what do [...]
Entries for July, 2010
Yet another recovery OS has been updated this month. SystemRescueCD 1.5.8 is a minor update (the 2nd release in 3 weeks) to provide new standard kernels (188.8.131.52), alternative kernels (184.108.40.206) and a new version of the gparted package. Although I’m not a big fun of it (I prefer RipLinux) I wanted to give it a [...]
If you get the “Battery may be broken” message you’re most likely running Linux and Gnome. This a gnome-power-manager feature that displays the low capacity warning for broken batteries. This can be annoying so here’s how you can get rid of it: install gconf-editor (yum install gconf-editor on Fedora / sudo apt-get install gconf-editor on [...]
Recent Firefox versions (3.6.X) have introduced a new way to install themes. Called ‘personas’, themes can be accessed, previewed and installed at www.getpersonas.com. I’ve recorded a screencast to show you how easy it is to do that. You can find more info at mozillalabs.com/personas.