Friday, March 27, 2009

Multi-Touch touchpad for Ubuntu

Multi-touch for Linux will allow you to use your fingers to do two finger scroll and two finger tap.

Create a new file:
gksudo gedit /etc/hal/fdi/policy/11-x11-synaptics.fdi
Copy and paste the following lines into your new file:

Restart hal with the following command:
sudo /etc/init.d/hal restart

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New 3D Racing Game For Linux

Linux Skill Level: Intermediate

If you enjoy playing racing games, check out these screen shots of Ultimate Stunts. This games is available on Linux. The instructions on how to install it is here.

Linux games appear to be growing. Watch out Microsoft as Linux becomes the next hot game machine OS.

Proud to be Linux,


How to install Google Earth 5.0 on Ubuntu 8.10

Linux skill level: Intermediate

If you enjoy Google Earth and want to install the latest version this link is for you. As for users who are command line challenged you will need to wait for a repository. For all others, enjoy this new version of Google Earth.

click here to view the article.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Cool Screen Shot Application

Shutter, is a cool screen shot application. If you are in the market for a flexible screen shot program you may be happy to have learned about shutter. You can read about it here. If you want to install it now add the following repository and search in synaptics for shutter:
deb jaunty main
-src jaunty main

Thursday, March 5, 2009

AMD Dropping support for R300-500 Catalyst Driver

AMD is no longer supporting the old R300-500 Catalyst drivers. It dropped them because it wants to support more advance features in their next driver release.

Click here for story.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Do you like bash scripting?

If you enjoy bash scripting or automating Linux jobs this article is for you. It has 57 tips on making a Linux Administrator's life a breeze. Not an article for newbies but doesn't hurt to peek.

Linux Tips

Gnome-Do Docker

The Gnome-Do project is a breath of fresh air. The docker feature gives Linux a Mac like style that brings it into the user friendly desktop world. This project should be added to the Gnome Desktop project and be included into the Gnome desktop default settings.

If you are interested in giving this docker a spin just add this repository to your system>administration>software sources and add the OpenPGP key as well.

Ubuntu 8.10 repository: deb intrepid main
You can find the OpenPGP key here.