Howto Install Compiz Fusion in Ubuntu 7.10 using ATI video Card

Supported ATI videocard

Taken from fglrx driver description for Gutsy. This version of the ATI driver officially supports:

  • FireGL: V7350, V7300, V7200, V7100, V5200, V5100, V5000, V3400,
    V3300, V3200, V3100, X3-256, X3, X2-256, Z1-128, T2-128,
    X1-128, X1-256p
  • FireMV: 2200 (Single card PCI-e configuration)
  • Mobility FireGL: V5000, T2
  • Mobility Radeon: X1800, X1600, X1400, X1300, X800, X700, X600, X300,
    9800, 9600, 9550, 9500
  • Radeon Xpress: 200M series, 1250 IGP, 200 series
  • Radeon: X1900, X1800, X1600, X1300, X850, X800, X700, X600, X550,
    X300, 9800, 9700, 9600, 9550, 9500

ATI All-in-Wonder variants of the above cards/chips are also supported,
but video capture is not.

If you are doing fresh install of Gutsy

1. Enable fgrlx driver - Install linux-restricted-modules and restricted-manager provied in the restricted repositories:

Howto Install Gnome/KDE Desktop in CentOS 5

A typical GNU/Linux installation for server doesn't really need a GUI, however if you need a GUI in the future for some reasons, its easy to install. This tutorial assumes a basic knowledge of the Linux Command Line. This tutorial applies to CentOS and other Red Hat-based distro.

Howto Restore broken Ubuntu 7.04 Desktop

I screwed up my Ubuntu desktop. I accidentally deleted the panels and the icons on my Ubuntu desktop. The whole desktop is messed up, I can't figure out how to restore it?

After googling around, I found a solution how to fix this mess. To restore the Desktop settings, just run these command in the console:

cd /home/username
rm -rf .gnome2 .gconf .gconfd .metacity

Then reboot your computer

sudo reboot

After rebooting, your Desktop will return to its default settings.

Why use Ubuntu Linux?


What is Ubuntu?

Ubuntu is a popular and widely used Linux distribution today. Ubuntu is simple, easy to use, and user-friendly. Its my personal favorite GNU/Linux distribution. Ubuntu is the best alternative to Windows operating system. If you consider switching from Windows to GNU/Linux, I would personally recommend Ubuntu.

Why Ubuntu?

Aside from being free, secure, stable and easy to use, here are the other deciding factors why I switched to Ubuntu.

Revolution OS - A Documentary about the History of Linux, GNU and the Free Software Movement

Revolution OS

Revolution OS is a very interesting documentary about GNU, GNU/Linux, Open Source, and the (FSF) Free Software Movement. It tells the story of the prominent hackers who rebelled against the proprietary software model and Microsoft to create GNU/Linux and the Open Source movement. This films contains interviews with Linus Torvalds, Richard Stallman, Bruce Perens, Eric Raymond and others who discuss the importance of free software, and how their ideas led to the GNU project and eventually GNU/Linux. Entertaining in a geeky sort of way.

Checkout the trailer:

Why Linux?

Why GNU/Linux is better than Windows? There are many reasons:

Freedom - Linux is completely free while Microsoft Windows is not. Windows is expensive and has many restrictions. Windows is licensed, not sold, even when you legally buy it, you don't own it. It is leased to you under a license that restricts how you can use the software. Linux is Open Source and has no restrictions , you are free to download, use, share and modify the source code.

What is Linux?

What is GNU/Linux?

GNU/Linux is a free Unix-like computer operating system originally created by Linus Torvalds with the help of many developers around the world. Developed under the GNU General Public License, GNU/Linux can be freely modified, used and redistributed by anyone.

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