Posts Tagged ‘Linux’

I just bought Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and if you did too, or are contemplating it, don’t let the bad rating on WineHQ scare you off – it runs near perfectly. Now, the in-game tutorials are a bit wonky, but if you can live without those (I know I didn’t have much of a problem […]

Yeah, so here we go, my third issue with the Linux port of Shadowgrounds… anyway, it turned out to not be that difficult to fix. Shadowgrounds only really plays well with OSS, so you should run it through aoss, but that won’t work in 64 bit. So here’s the solution: First, install alsa-oss (sudo apt-get […]

NOTE: This is a bit verbose in the description, but maybe you can learn something from the process. If you just want to know how to fix the Banshee database after changing user name or moving your library to a different location, scroll down. I recently reinstalled Ubuntu and in the process changed my user […]

After the hinting I did in my last post and the lack of any new features being released for Vineyard, I though I’d let you people know what’s actually going on with the development. As some may have noticed, the last release had the Programs-page split into a separate file loaded as a plugin/module. This […]

I’ve been working on some new functionality for Vineyard and I needed to test if the user is connected to the internet or not. After some Google scouting I didn’t come up with anything that did what I needed so I ended up writing this little function and thought it might be useful for others. […]

This is just a quick post to tell you all that I’ve updated wine-preferences in my PPA. There are lots of new goodies and a nice graphical overhaul. More details later, now for the eating! Remember, you can install all the Vineyard packages (wine-preferences, nautilus-wine and python-wine) by running the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cybolic/ppa […]

Okay, this is actually fairly exciting… I’ve packaged and uploaded nautilus-wine and wine-preferences to my PPA, so now you can install both the Nautilus Wine properties page I showed two posts ago, and my fancy “new” (it’s been in ubuntu-wine’s bzr forever) graphical configuration tool for Wine directly from your package manager (if you’re running […]

So, after having build a debian package of python-wine, I thought it would be an easy thing to set up a PPA and start actually distributing my work on the Wine/Gnome integration… Well, turns out it was a bit trickier than I thought and I consequently had to rebuild the python-wine package from scratch, but […]

As very few people apart from Scott Ritchie probably know, I’ve been working on integrating Wine more closely with Gnome for a few months now, and though I’ve had a break from the development for some time, I managed to finally create a little more for the project today. More specifically, I made the first […]

I have 3gbs of memory in my system and a fast processor, yet my system would start choking when I used to much memory so I sat out to fix it. What I learned is that there’s a setting in /etc/sysctl.conf called vm.swappiness that controls to what level the Linux kernel should use disk based […]