Le wifi sans NetworkManager

Je continue dans ma lancée (depuis mon passage à lenny) pour supprimer les programmes lourds et inutiles (nan, pas GNOME, mais c’est bien, vous avez l’esprit vif :P) ; cette fois-ci, j’ai décidé de me passer de NetworkManager.

J’ai un chipset Atheros AR2424, que NetworkManager peine à ...

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Envoyer des mails simplement…

… ou un billet Post-It™, pour changer, qui comme son nom l’indique, n’a pas pour vocation d’être exhaustif.

Sous Debian et Ubuntu, un grand nombre de paquets dépendent d’un MTA (mail transport agent). Sous Debian lenny/testing, j’ai eu exim4 installé par défaut, que j’ai ...

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Vive XubuntuXfce !

Rien n’a vraiment avancé depuis mon dernier billet. Ah si, deux choses, quand même… Je me suis désabonné de la liste de diffusion xubuntu-devel, ça m’évitera de perdre du temps et mon calme en lisant les mails (je parcours parfois l’archive en utilisant nabble, merci à Gauvain ...

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mv Xubuntu universe/.

[22:10] <MootBot> Please vote on: 1) packages seeded for Xubuntu are not required to be in main, 2) Xubuntu will continue to be built as usual but including packages from universe, and 3) in the Ubuntu 8.10 planning cycle (including UDS), we will discuss in depth how the ...

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Collaboration == bashing?

In my previous post I wrote about the Ubuntu - Automatix collaboration:

Eventually, I am looking forward to seeing some progress on the Collaboration between Automatix and Ubuntu. Thanks to this spec, many good ideas can pop up and be implemented in hardy, and I’d be happy to receive any ...

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Adobe Reader 8

screenshot of Adobe Reader

I updated acroread packages in Medibuntu yesterday. Gutsy now ships the 8.1.1 release. I spent a lot of time sanitizing debian-marillat’s package, so it should work out of the box! Please report any bug experienced to our bugtracker. ;)

Proprietary softwares are really a PITA to maintain: they ...

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Cleartype in gutsy…

Today, Matti Lindell enabled Cleartype- like features of freetype, cairo and xft in gutsy, by applying David Turner’s patches. I wonder why they finally decided to use them, since I read some months ago on David’s webpage that it was rather risky because this feature was heavily patented ...

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dpkg triggers

Some weeks ago, Ian Jackson sent a mail to {debian,ubuntu}-devel to speak about a very interesting feature of dpkg he was working on: triggers.

Quoting from the specification :

A dpkg trigger is a facility that allows events caused by one package but of interest to another package to ...

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pommed

On Xubuntu, there is no easy way to manage one’s Macbook: the battery panel plugin only allows you to follow your battery {dis,}charge, and to execute a command when it reaches a critical level. On feisty, you can install pommed 1.2 to be able to use your ...

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