A few weeks ago I stumbled over Exaile!, an excellent media player for Linux which aims to be the GTK pendant to KDE’s Amarok and it fit’s great into Ubuntu’s default Gnome desktop. If you have Edgy 32bit installed just grab the deb package. Compiling for Edgy 64bit is very easy and quick, so don’t hesitate to download the sources. Either way you need to make sure to have some packages pre-installed:
Ubuntu Edgy is installed - but that’s only half the way! Here are some tips and tricks on how to customize your installation of Edgy. As I’m using a rather common system I hope this HOWTO may be helpful for some of you (though I’ll be listing nothing here you wouldn’t find in the official Ubuntu Howto/Wiki as well).
Ubuntu is a fine and easy to install Linux distro but of course it doesn’t lack some small bugs or other little issues, but they are easy to overcome - if you know how… I thought I’d sum it all up in one little install HOWTO. (Please keep in mind: this is the way I got it working for my amd64 system…) Here we go!
So, I went for Ubuntu Edgy. Fedora Core 6 gave me some hard times updating because yum couldn’t resolve some dependencies - I never had this kind of trouble with Debian’s apt.
My former experience with Kubuntu Edgy taught me to download the “alternate” install-CD right away. The installation is pretty much the same as with the “desktop” install-CD, but you have the choice to install “grub” not only to the MBR. As I mentioned, my motherboard (and I found some clues that there are a lot of boards with nForce5/AM2 chip set with similar problems) has some issues with Linux. To be precise, without additional kernel options almost no distro would boot. There are two options which made the kernel boot correctly:
I’m back - finally! I got a new computer (no, not for Christmas, bought the parts myself a few weeks ago and assembled it myself) and until now it works great. Hopefully it stays that way…