Monday, 28 February 2011

Full Circle Magazine 46 is Out Now

Full Circle Magazine #46 is out now.

As for my 'Linux Lab' File Systems article on p.20, how many complaints on Linux Swap being mandatory at install will I get? RC

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Blank Wallpaper

Working a lot, travelling a lot, re-furbishing a house a lot. Playing with Linux a little or not at all.

There are some constants in life. Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha continues to update. Unity continues to produce a blank desktop on two machines. At least I'm not alone. Mr Alan Pope can't get it working either... RC

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Freecom DVB-T Resurrected

Having been away for a few days refurbishing a house, my packing included the Freecom DVB-T USB receiver.

I gave up on this device after Ubuntu Hardy when various kernel updates made the installation of firmware such a nightmare it was no longer worth the effort. 

But it's back! Ubuntu 10.10 now includes a stack of DVB firmware and once I got to grips with the DVB scan utilities, I got it working again on the Compaq. It's a low-powered device, of course, so issue of a decent TV aerial remains.

Now my issue I getting it to work on the Dell where the modules refuse to compile... RC