Sunday, February 19, 2012

Make your own local repo for Arch Linux

Every one Arch user has built a package from AUR at least once. It is very useful to have some (unofficial!) packages locally, instead of building them and throw the binary away after installing it. This is the way I'm doing with my Broadcom B4312 wireless drivers. I keep the binary package safe, so I am able to install it right away after reinstall my Arch system. Yes, I reinstall my system very often, because I tried some other ditro too - Ubuntu, Fedora, Opensuse etc.
Having all such packages, like drivers and/or some extra packages from AUR in one place is very useful.  Here is how.

VLC hits version 2.0

VLC  has more than 485 million downloads of VLC 1.1.x since now. Yesterday the development team presented the next major release - VLC 2.0.0 "Twoflower".
Twoflower has a new rendering pipeline for video, with higher quality subtitles, and new video filters to enhance your videos. There is also experimental supports for many new devices and BluRay Discs.

Monday, February 13, 2012

AmeOS pkgbuilds repo founded, GoboHide patch inside

AmeOS is the name of my own linux distro, based on ArchLinux, using Ubuntu development strategy - take a snapshot, make some patches, polish and publish. Simple, isn't it.

So, pkgbuilds repo for AmeOS is finally founded. It is located at, with core and utilities sections for now. Utilities is not really a pkgbuilds repo, but a source code for some handy utilities, which will be included into AmeOS.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Important Archlinux update may break your system

Recent release of libpng and libtiff arrived into main Arch repo and require a massive update for all packaged that depend on it. This update is dangerous and may or may not break your system. If you have installed packaged from AUR you should check it and rebuild if they depend on libpng or libtiff - mostly cairo-* packages, else they might not work.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Linux kernel 3.2.5 fixed problems with energy consumption

The new release of Linux kernel finally fixed power regression and overheating. This bug comes from early 2.6.38 kernel and concerns great power consumption and overheating. There are many attempts for fixing it, including famous

acpi_osi="Linux" pcie_aspm=force boot line parameters.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

KUBUNTU will be community only ubuntu flavor

Such a shame. Canonical announced they will no longer funding Kubuntu after 12.04. After April release, Kubuntu will be treated like other community flavors such as Edubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu....
The reason ?
"...Not been a business success" .
After 7 years Kubuntu will die - no official releases, no paid Canonical support, no download links on site.

The question is whether the world really needs Kubuntu? Obviously yes, I think YES.But the truth is not like this. If is, then we will hope Kubuntu survive this crisis and people take initiative in doing the tasks.