The founder and CEO of Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth posted an announcement in his blog stating that Ubuntu will be using systemd instead of upstart. This decision was made by Debian’s technical committee and Ubuntu respected it as a member of Debian family. More specifically, Mark said: “Nevertheless, the decision is for systemd, and given that […]
A couple of days ago, I’ve been trying to figure out how great it’s the howdoi script and what if I could modify it in a certain way to work along with AskUbuntu.com - yes it works only in Ubuntu. After several hours of studying its source code, I finally found what modifications I had to do and […]
Hello Unixmen readers, today we have a special guest here at our desk! Ladies and gentlemen, we present you our friend Sancho Lerena from Pandora FMS. In case it doesn’t ring you any bell, Pandora FMS is a monitoring software which helps you to detect problems before they happen, managing your IT infrastructure: servers, networking and applications. […]
Intel and their open source engineers have just released their new automated installer for Intel graphics currently available only for Ubuntu 13.10 and Fedora 19. Once you’ve installed Intel’s HD Graphics support, the SNA gets enabled by default and power savings improvements for 4th Generation Intel® Core™ processors with Intel HD Graphics are also pre-configured. Some key points […]
This guide is based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, but the same principles apply in newer versions of Ubuntu. Let’s begin. 1. Make sure you have a CUDA supported GPU You must have a nVIDIA GPU that supports CUDA, otherwise you can’t program in CUDA code. Here’s a list with the CUDA supported GPU models. 2. […]
Just a few days ago, Unity 8 became available for Ubuntu 13.10. However, it is just an Alpha release and it’s not coming to the ‘stable city’ until Ubuntu 14.xx release. Now, I am putting those ‘xx’ because it’s not clear if Canonical aim to launch their 14.04 LTS along with a hell-of-a-buggy desktop-environment like […]
First off you need to install VLC. Go to videolan.org and follow the instructions there. Why VLC? Because it’s one of the best media players out there. Seriously, it finds the proper video/audio codec automatically and it plays even broken or incomplete video files.