Sunday, November 16, 2008

Install audio and video codecs - Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex

Open up a terminal (applications -> accessories -> terminal) and copy/paste this code:

sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list && wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y ubuntu-restricted-extras non-free-codecs w32codecs totem-mozilla libdvdcss2 libdvdnav4 totem-xine xine-ui libdmx1 libxine1 libxine1-ffmpeg libxinerama1 libdvdread3


HOW TO: UPGRADE to Open Office to 3.0 on INTREPID IBEX

$ sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Copy to the end of your sources.list

deb intrepid main
deb-src intrepid main

Then open a terminal and run:

$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

I had to run my update manager afterward to get ALL updates.

Thats it.

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Intrepid 8.10 on my Laptop

Yesterday I installed Intrepid Ibex on my laptop. I'm not thrilled because of the ATI video driver being kind of slow, but it's okay otherwise so far. I guess I'll get used to it for 6 months or so until the Jackrabbit comes out. It's hard to give it a fair test with a cruddy video driver. It's not really Ubuntu's fault that ATI didn't provide full support fot 7.4 but the end result is a less than thrilling experience. At the end of the day, it's working well, it just FEELS less responisive. 3D games play fine however.  I wish OpenOffice 3.0 had been installed by default, I guess I'll have to make that happen myself. I read that it was listed in backports but that just isn't the case. I'll probably add the PPA for openoffice and install from there. I pop back in and let you know what I've decided to do.

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