Friday, April 24. 2009
Just tried to upgrade to Kubuntu Jaunty from Intrepid and recognized that my 3 years old notebook is too old to be worth for ATI to be supported.
Jaunty comes with a new XServer and needs the FGLRX 9.4 drivers from ATI. However ATI stopped support for several older cards as discussed in the Ubuntu Forums. There are even some never cards affected, so in case you wish to upgrade, first make sure that FGLRX 9.4 supports your chipset.
Unfortunately the Open Source radeon driver is - in my case - way too instable to work with. I had complete X server crashes after just a couple of minutes each time I've booted.
Continue reading "ATI Users - Beware of Ubuntu Jaunty"
Wednesday, April 1. 2009
Since today Amazon has opened its DRM free music store for German users.
Amazon seems to have a heart for Linux users. Have I missed something or is Amazon really the first MP3 music store that offers popular music from the biggest music labels that is DRM free and also accessible to Linux users at the same time?
There are binaries of the Amazon downloader available for Ubuntu 8.10, Debian 4, Fedora 9 and OpenSUSE 11.0. You can try it with the first free song download: This Much is True from Amy MacDonald.
Oh BTW: This is not an Aprils Fool joke. In case you are disappointed, watch this.