Archive for November, 2008

Upgrade to Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid

2008/11/18

Today I upgraded my Dell laptop to Intrepid. After downloading 1.3 GB of data it started the installation and asked about several configuration files it thought I had manually changed. Besides that everything went uneventful, and a reboot also worked.

However, not all things are working:

  • Compiz is disabled
  • Fingerprint reader no longer working
  • Cursor keys not working; up-arrow key opens screen shot app (more…)

Distorted Video when Using RecordMyDesktop

2008/11/10

Today I was looking for a screen recording application on Linux. I came across recordmydesktop (and it’s GUI gtk-recordmydesktop) which looked very promising. It is included in the Ubuntu repositories and it is easy to use: just select the window you want to capture and click on the record button. However, when I looked at the generated video the characters in the recorded window looked unacceptably distorted. (more…)