Archive for June, 2011

Binary Drivers and Kernel Updates

June 26, 2011

Binary drivers tend to be build against a specific kernel. When the kernel is updated the driver will break if not rebuild. Ubuntu has a mechanism for dealing with this, but it depends on the linux-headers-generic package being installed:

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic

Specific drivers may need a few hints to realize that they should rebuild (normally done at boot-time). This page covers the specifics for the proprietary nvidia driver.

Gnome 3 Reference

June 24, 2011

To be updated …

Gnome 3 themes on Natty

June 20, 2011

Installed Natty Narwhal (Ubuntu 11.04) and quickly became annoyed with the new ‘unity’ interface. The old ‘classical gnome’ option worked fine, but I decided to try installing Gnome 3 from PPA.

I ended up with some fallback theme. With some inspiration I managed to fix it using

sudo apt-get remove gnome-accessibility-themes gnome-accessibility-themes-extras
sudo apt-get install gnome-themes-standard

and then choosing the ‘Adwaita’ theme.

List of Graphical Interfaces to GIT

June 1, 2011