Back when Ubuntu 11.04 was released, we wrote a post about stuff you may need to tweak or fix. Some of those tweaks still work but since this is a new version, there are new things that need tweaking so I've decided to make a new post with some popular old tweaks as well as some new ones.
New users tend to flock to distributions with easy to use installation programs, that is, to distributions with graphical installers. Some people will probably disagree with that statement, but most users feel more at home with a point-and-click interface, than with a terminal (console) program.
Anaconda for Fedora, Di the Debian Installer, Drakx for Mandriva, SysInstaller, or PC-SysInstaller, is the installation program of PC-BSD and Ubiquity the Ubuntu’s
Linux users got a rare opportunity to hear directly from the hackers at the core of the Linux kernel on Wednesday at LinuxCon Europe. Read on for more on the state of ARM in the Linux kernel, the need for new kernel contributors, and the death of the Big Kernel Lock (BKL).
Xrandr (X Rezise and Rotare) is a command line utility available in your Linux system for reseting and resizing your screen resolution. So, if there is any issues with your display, no problem you can fix it from a Terminal.
First You have to find the possible resolutions with xrandr -q
$ xrandr -q Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1280 x 800, maximum 8192 x 8192
LVDS1 connected 1280x800+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 331mm x 207mm 1280x800 60.0*+ 1024x768 60.0 800x600 60.3 56.2 640x480 59.9 VGA1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) HDMI1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) DP1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) DP2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
Now you can set your resolution with command
$ xrandr -s 1024×768
$ man xrandr
Linux 3.1 Released with NFC Support
The Linux 3.1 kernel has been released several weeks late, providing enhancements to performance, virtualization, and power management. Linux 3.1 also includes support for near field communication (NFC), the OpenRISC open source CPU, Nintendo's Wii controller, and 3D acceleration with Nvidia GEForce graphics processor units (GPUs).
The new kernel arrives more than three months after Linux 3.0, after having been delayed several weeks by a late-August malware attack on kernel.org. The release offers a grab-bag of goodies from new performance and virtualization enhancements to support for new devices including NFC-enabled smartphones.
Linux distributions have been improving by leaps and bounds, and those improvements are becoming visible in the latest beta releases. Fedora, one of the flagship distributions carrying GNOME 3, is no different and should have plenty of new features to make your mouth water.
"The first new feature you may (or may not) notice is that Fedora finally uses GRUB 2 as the bootloader. While one might think that GRUB 2 was already in widespread use before this change, you perhaps don’t realize that GRUB 2, for the most part, was only implemented in any Debian-based distributions. Go outside of the Debian world and it’s a whole different story.
A Newer Kernel
From 2.6.38 to 3.0/"2.6.40" Fedora 16. 2 Snapshots
BlueStacks runs Android OS and apps on Windows PCs with instant switch between Android and Windows - no reboot is required. End consumers can now enjoy their favorite Android apps on Windows PCs. Android apps can appear either as icons on the Windows desktop, or within a full-blown Android environment.
OpenStack, Juju, Canonical and HP. That's quite an Ensemble Isn't It.
Summary: As Ubuntu 11.10’s release date approaches, it becomes ever clearer that Canonical plans on taking this popular Linux distribution to the cloud.
Last week, Ubuntu Linux’s parent company Canonical CEO Jane Silber announced at the OpenStack cloud software conference that HP has chosen Ubuntu as the lead host and guest operating system for its Public Cloud. That’s impressive. It’s Canonical’s biggest enterprise win to date, but that’s only a hint of what Canonical is up to with the cloud.