Monday, April 23, 2007

Restricted Formats on Feisty

The best thing that I've found about Feisty so far is the grouping of the restricted formats into one file. To get the them, simply download and install the "ubuntu-restricted-extras" packages using synaptic. This will cover the gstreamer plugins, flash, jre, and msttcorefonts. You will still need to get libdvdread3, libdvdcss2, and libxine1-ffmpeg separately for dvd's and mp3's. libdvdcss2 comes from the medibuntu repository. See the instructions here regarding medibuntu. There is a link on the right to the key and the new apt line for feisty is:
deb feisty free non-free

Getting Rid of Default Keyring/nm-applet Message

I kept getting a message requesting me to type in my default keyring password for nm-applet whenever I logged into Feisty. To get rid of it, do the following which will log in the keyring password automatically:
1. Make sure the default keyring manager password is the same as the root password. If not, delete default.keyring from you home/.gnome2/keyrings/ directory. When you log into Feisty again, it will prompt you to make a new one. When it does, make it the same as your root login.
2. Download and install libpam-keyring using synaptic.
3. Bring up an editor for /etc/pam.d/gdm. For example, type the following into a terminal: sudo gedit /etc/pam.d/gdm
4. Add the following to the end of the file: @include common-pamkeyring
5. Save the gdm file and exit the editor.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Feisty Guide

Feisty has been released. Therefore, I have updated the Ubuntu Guide link on the side. The Ubuntu Guide site links to previous versions if you need them.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Ubuntu Magazine

Check out the new Ubuntu Magazine (articles listed at the bottom of the wiki page). It's sure to be a useful site for instructions.