Saturday, October 31, 2009

Ubuntu 3D Desktop Howto

Small tutorial to enabled 3D effects and add a application dock bar in Ubuntu Karmic 9.10.

This video was created in Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha, using a ATI RS480 built-in gfx chipset on old Shuttle ST20G5. It's kind of slow because the recording software brings the framerate to it's knees on this box. Otherwise works fast enough when I'm not recording the desktop at same time.

ATI opensource drivers are much better in this release, but I still have severe crashes once, or twice a day while using the machine.

Basic 3D works ok, but there is still plenty to fix:
- Google Earth still has problems with ATI opensource drivers.
- Xrandr 1.3 can't enable my DVI monitor, if I boot the machine with a VGA monitor pluged in. But if I power of the machine disconnect the VGA cable, start with the DVI monitor and then plug the VGA cable and enable second monitor, it works.
- Dual monitor: If I enable both monitor with 1920x1080 resolutions 3D stops working or refresh becomes very slow, If I reduce the resolution all becomes usable around 1280x1024 on both monitor.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Ubuntu 9.10 is available

The new Ubuntu 9.10 is available to download here.

What is Ubuntu?

Ubuntu is an operating system built by a worldwide team of expert developers. It contains all the applications you need: a web browser, office suite, media apps, instant messaging and much more.

Ubuntu is an open-source alternative to Windows and Office.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New moblin 2.1 preview Image posted

A new preview of the Moblin v2.1 image is now available for download and testing. Many new features and bug fixes are available in this image.

Source: New moblin 2.1 preview Image posted |

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Ubuntu 9.10 Coming Soon!

Ubuntu 9.10 is coming soon, it will be be released on October 29th, 2009. Or, you can download the Beta now.

Ubuntu web site.