10-10-10 10:10:10

Uma excelente capicua, e esta têm levado ao extremo os comentários por todas as redes sociais, blogs e whatever (insert social media here)…

Claro que os mais geeks já andam a desejar um feliz 42, dado 101010 em binário é o equivalente a 42 no sistema decimal. Mas pronto, esta é uma piadinha tão engraçada como aquela daquele ministro das minas que estava contente por anunciar que ao 33º dia de esforços para retirar os mineiros retidos a 600 metros numa mina, tinham finalmente conseguido lá chegar para salvar os 33 mineiros.

Ah… os números, o poder deles, e as brincadeiras que se podem fazer em torno deles!

Quanto a mim, não estava  a fazer nada de especial… alías estava mesmo a dormir, dado que tinhamos acordado pelas 7 para dar o antibiótico á gatita, e voltámos a dormir.

Assim, e para comemorar esta data especial, vou fazer o upgrade aos meus Ubuntu cá por casa!

Precisamente para comemorar a data, a Canonical decidiu fazer deste dia o lançamento do novo Ubuntu 10.10, o “Maverick Meerkat”.

Assim já sabem fica a dica. Se ainda não usam podem sempre experimentar, basta gravar para um CD e arrancar esse CD para experimentar sem mudar nada no vosso PC.

Se já se usa…. nada como um upgrade: sudo update-manager -d e escolher “Upgrade”. Foi o que fiz, e depois de instalar os milhares de pacotes deverá sair uma coisa nova e shiny.

Claro que quem nada quer perder nada como fazer um fresh install, mas já não tenho grande paciência para isso 🙂

Bom dia 10!

Ubuntu Lucid Lynx with LG E300

LG E300 is my personal laptop used since tha last two years. All this time i’ve been trying to keep it wih two different operating systems, to use, and practice. I’m not a complete Linux addicted as i was a couple years ago, but it’s a good practice to see and investigate Linux world changes. I’ve elected two years ago the Ubuntu distro, as the Fedora distro was unable to work correctly on the laptop. I’ve always preferred Redhat Linux and continued to use Fedora after the conversion of the “free” branch of the Redhat distro.

Well, recently at my laptop i’ve updated my system to Lucid Lynx because the system was in the Karmic Koala version. The system worked flawless with Karmic Koala, as the opposite with 8.0.4.

But since the upgrade to Lucid….. a blank screen was all i see. No mather if i use the Live CD or, as in my case, tryed to boot the system after and upgrade using apt-get.

Today, and after been stayed quite disappointed with Fedora 13 on my Desktop where it has been unable to install the network interface, and as for that being complete unusable (remember the times where Internet connection was not permanent?) and being installed with Lucid Lynx instead, i’ve retried to revive Lucid on the Laptop.

After bumping in some forums in Ubuntu Forums i had realized that the problem in in fact with the GPU drivers/modules- a Ati Radeon Xpress 1250 i think.

Well for this to work, i’ve tested the launch with Live CD. Managed to work passing some parameters in boot.

OK, now the quicksteps:

– At the boot screen where a computer appear just hit space or enter to access Lucid’s menus.

– Choose your language and keymap, and after that press F6.

– Following your press at F6 press escape. Select the correct entry, and before the “quiet nosplash” just put ” radeon.modeset=0 “.

This will boot the system ok.

Since in my case my system was been recently upgraded and never managed to et it started, i’ve also added the parameter ” xforcevesa ” wich in combination with the “radeon.modeset=0 “. At the grub list just press e to edit the corresponding grub entry, add the ” radeon.modeset=0 xforcevesa ” before the “quiet nosplash”, or even replacing it (if you would like to see lots of text as in older systems at your screen). This leaded me to a console login. In here i’ve just upgraded my system.

OK, at this point all worked, just only had to make changes permanently. One option is to edit grub.conf and put the “radeon.modeset=0 ” in it, but when a kernel update was applied it stops to work again. So i’ve followed this simply example :

echo options radeon modeset=0 > /etc/modprobe.d/radeon-kms.conf

or just create a “/etc/modprobe.d/radeon-kms.conf” with “echo options radeon modeset=0” on it using your favorite text editor.

This will disable KMS. KMS (Kernel mode-setting) shifts responsibility for selecting and setting up the graphics mode from X.org to the kernel. When X.org is started, it then detects and uses the mode without any further mode changes. This promises to make booting faster, more graphical, and less flickery.

Reboot and confirm that works.

Karmic Koala Upgrade

Tinha o Ubuntu Karmic Koala instalado no portátil. Este LG sempre me deu algumas dores de cabeça com a gráfica e vi-me no passado a acabar por usar Ubuntu no meu LG E300, dado ser a única distro em que consegui pôr isto a funcionar.

Ora acontece que já tinha me tinha esquecido quer da minha password quer da de root – tal era o uso 🙁 – mas never fear!

Hoje em conversa na ML do PlanetGeek acabei por descobrir que uma coisa que pensava que já tinha sido corrigida há mais de dez anos ainda funciona: editar o boot, colocando mais algumas coisas no Grub e acabando por cair numa consola root mudar a password do root ou de outro user.

E não é que ainda funciona ? 🙂

Pronto…. dado que recentemente até tinha queimado uma iso do novo 10.04 o qual não se queria instalar… nem sei bem porquê. acabou por hoje ser feito com um simples “Upgrade”.

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Ora…. 6 min, 593 MB de donwload? Hum…. não me parece que leve tanto 🙂 especialmente se for da NFSI. Agora é esperar terminar. Falta 1 hora e dez minutos !

Deixa lá ir ver o FlashForward

Ubuntu 9.0.4 in a LG E300

Well, last year in August i’ve tryed to install Ubuntu in my LG E300 and after some tests and searching my system has been installed with Ubuntu 8.0.4, after some bumping in X config. But wifi was a pain in the ass situation to solve. The absence of the FN keys to activate/deactivate wifi + bluetooth have made me abandon the use of Ubuntu in the laptop.

However in that time, i’ve manage to get more satisfying results with Ubuntu than with Fedora.

This time, with the new Ubuntu 9.0.4 no problems at all. Released 23 April 2009, this new version comes in solving all the problems felt in the past.

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The OS installed flawlessy, and Wifi, Bluetooth, and the “infamous” FN + KEY combination all worked out, directly out of the box.

This means no tricks or difficult hardware setups, no X troubles, not even using the madwifi drivers was necessary.

I even used to activate the madwifi drivers because of an auth error in Wifi with my Thomson TG787, but after all i’ve reverted to the original drivers to Atheros, because after some testing the madwifi drivers didn’t detected any wireless networks.

Even a simple terminal server client to connect to a Windows Box usting Microsoft’s RDP was bundled and works great.

And the system is installed, a dual boot Ubuntu / Vista, which is now super quick booting and shutting down (i recentely upgraded my laptop RAM to 3GB and it has revealed to be an astonishing performance factor) specially in Ubuntu.

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