Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Just dodged a bullet

I just dodged a bullet by not upgrading to Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick). I could have found the hard way that my video card drivers are not supported.

From the release notes:

"The new Xorg 1.9 available in Maverick is not compatible with nVidia based chipsets that use the (nvidia-96) and (nvidia-173) drivers."

Hmm that sounded suspicious, didn't I have an nVidia card?

$ sudo lshw -C video

description: VGA compatible controller
product: NV18 [GeForce4 MX 4000]

$ nvidia-settings

NVIDIA Driver Version: 96.43.17


Will I be able to test the new release without buying new hardware? It all depends on AaronP now =/

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

GNOME Outreach Program 2010

Last days, I've been trying to do as much as possible to be selected for this internship:
Cool, huh? Even if I don't get selected in the end, I'm having fun and learning a lot already, I come from a windows environment so I'm learning as I go. I found a universe of new knowledge that seems infinite to try and grasp. And it's really exciting.

My next step? Maybe try to do this:
I would like also to post here about what have I done already, and little its and bits of things I'm learning. If it weren't for this program I would have never found the courage and motivation to start. And I thought that addressing/grouping programmers by gender was a bad idea. If this hadn't been targeted to women, I would've never had applied.

I want to thank everyone involved, especially Daniel G. Siegel who helped me with my first steps in Cheese project.