|_&&']['20/22.#4[x3/2.|*#!1050|*#`/. gnu/linux; *nix. c 1 9 being redirected to /dev/null. issues to null@altair.uni.cx. *alt*.serving./at/.`{altair,algol,antares,arcturus,aldebaran,spica,ceti,vega,fomalhaut,rigel,sirius}./dot/.uni./dot/.cx'. ---- this blog still exists only for historical evidence (to my embarrassment). some of the non-laughable "articles" can be read at altair.uni.cx/growl/. :wq.

Monday, November 17, 2008

._i__n__x_'s _n_ot _x_.

console(-only) distro, ubuntu-based, runs just nice. more at http://inx.maincontent.net/info/info.html/.
wget this, to get it: `http://inx.maincontent.net/inx-1.0.iso.torrent'.
the.files: `http://inx.maincontent.net/files/'.
the.packages: `http://inx.maincontent.net/files/selections/'.
# foo/bar.
[token == '\n'].

inx's webpage.


Monday, November 3, 2008

.nvidia-96-kernel-source: 96.43.09.

as expected/promised, 71.86.07/96.43.09 drivers are available.
add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
# `"deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-proposed restricted main multiverse universe"'.

some apt-pinning:

% sudo touch /etc/apt/preferences. then, edit it:

Package: *
Pin: release a=intrepid-updates
Pin-Priority: 900

Package: *
Pin: release a=intrepid-proposed
Pin-Priority: 400

finally, switching:
% sudo apt-get purge nvidia-96-* -V ; apt-cache show nvidia-96-kernel-source -f \.
% sudo apt-get install nvidia-96-kernel-source -t intrepid-proposed -V ; sudo apt-cache show nvidia-96-kernel-source -f \.

_d__k__m__s_ shall do the work, after that. have fun.
optionally, give nvidia-xconfig a try (appending, of course, "Option \"NoLogo\" \"True\", within the `Device' section of your /etc/X11/xorg.conf).

p.s. % glxinfo ; glxgears \. -- : ).
p.s.s. feedback /at/ here.
P.P.S. happy hackin.

# 96.43.09 -> stable repos (currently 400). hope to see that soon.
# 96.43.09 :: 900 ; iow, stable.


Saturday, November 1, 2008

.routine intrepid diggings.

## 00.
nvidia-glx-legacy and nvidia-glx in Hardy, the 71/96 (currently 71.86.04 'n' 96.43.05) series (nVidia TNT, TNT2, TNT Ultra, GeForce, GeForce2, GeForce3, and GeForce4 chipsets) of proprietary nVidia drivers, are _not_ compatible with the X.Org included in Intrepid. ; resolution: mesa / no 3d rendering.
nVidia released some (two) betas, working with X.Org 7.4, so... waiting for these packages (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=1821020/ - nVidia devs' confirmation).
no more support[1] for Radeon 9500 - X600 Series (r300 based chips).
p.s. [1] == Support from the ATI Driver, for Ubuntu 8.10, of course...

## 01.
Audacious 1.5.1 [UNSUPPORTED VERSION] :: segmentation fault ; resolution.01: remove -purge, remove/purge audacious-crossfade or alter ~/.config/audacious/config.

## 02.
xchat 2.8.6 :: chanopt.conf feature. +1.

## 03.
mplayer segmentation fault ; using nv driver (under x).

## 04.
The possibility of $# sudo service < service.foo > [start|stop|restart] \, and $# sudo service < service.foo > status \ will report the state of service.foo (running or not).

## 05.
Nice runlevel layout, making rcconf more easy to use on managing services/daemons.

## 06.
Executable(s) randomize the in-memory location, net.services being compiled as PIE (position-independent executables) (e.g. postfix, openssh, apache2, bind9, dhcp3). +1 for security (vulnerabilities are _harder_ to exploit, on the 2.6-27-7-* kernel).

## 07.
Sun's Java OpenJDK 1.6 included into the main repo.

## 08.
the "CD eject" thing.

so, finally, happy release to you all.

## # _more_ to come. : ). #
n.b. stay tuned! intrepid shall be here.


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