Sorry about how long Friday’s post was. I hadn’t quite realized how many links I was posting until they all got on the page, and I considered removing some of the older links or pulling some for another post but I decided against it since I’d been waiting so long to post them. As it is, once Nanci saw it she called me and said, “Damn, Peng! Did you forget anything?” We had a good laugh with it but I knew I didn’t want to get the list that long ever again. So here’s today’s shorter list.
- Bernd Zeimetz: gimp-plugin-registry update planned
- Antonio Arcudi: [How-to]Tired of sudo asking for your password?
- Tom Dryer: Midori: Extremely Fast and Standards-Compliant
- Aaron Toponce: Use The Tools
- Stefano Forenza: Chromium on Ubuntu ! [HOW TO]
- Chris Gregan: Desktop Automation
- Dirk-Heine Hofstede: Urban Terror (one for the gamers out there)
- Pavel Rojtberg: Finally free voice/ video chat is there
- Noumaan Yaqoob: Totem Youtube Search and Play Plugin
- Matthew Garrett: ext4,application expectations and power management
- Christer Edwards: New Features In The Upcoming Ubuntu 9.04 “Jaunty”
- Debian Package of the Day: fwbuilder: Manage Firewalls Professionally
- Jose Carlos Garcia Sogo: Upgrading my laptop to ext4
- Martin Owens: Ubuntu: Understanding The Media Codec Problems
- Martin Owens: Linux: The Brand
- Stefano Forenza: Sunday+1 Round-up
- Alexander Larsson: ext4 vs fsync, my take
For those of you who saw the link about Wicd on Friday but wondered if it was worth trying, a week or so ago we changed some settings on the home network so the roomies would use their Nintendo DS on the ‘net and I had a hell of a time trying to find the place to change the settings on my Ubuntu system. (I had it set to a specific WiFi net, not roaming, or else I probably would have had a lit easier time with it.) I put in Wicd yesterday and other than having to play with some of the authentication settings on my end everything went beautifully. Now I wish Ubuntu would ditch network-manager and just use Wicd by default. It’s that easy to use. If someone knows of an idea on Brainstorm for the change please post the link. I tried to check but I’m away from my Ubuntu box and the comp I’m using is refusing to play with Brainstorm. Grrr.
Updated 17 Mar 9:30a: After a bit of hunting I saw Idea #2591: Replace NetworkManager by WICD. Of course that would also entail getting Wicd into the repos since the Wicd Download page had me add a repo to my sources list, but it’s much easier to use than network-manager. The good news is that once I got it installed the panel applet showed the status of the wireless net that I’m nlogged into.