Gimp 2.3 (preview of 2.4)

In my last post, I noted that the major upgrade to Feisty as of Tribe 1 was The Gimp. Now it's time to see what has changed in the latest installment, which will be released under the name Gimp 2.4.

The major change for this release seems to be a big usability overhaul. New defaults are now in place that make the Gimp look a little bit like ...

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Linux - Getting much better with Plug & Play

For some reason today, I was looking through the changelogs of updates before Feisty was released. I noticed wacom-tools was removed from the desktop package as a dependency; probably to save space on the CD.

That made me want to try out my Wacom Graphire 4 tablet again. I was dreading the need to modify my xorg.conf file, but I opened it to find all of the changes already ...

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Automatix2 Installation Process

Regarding my previous post criticizing Automatix2, I agreed to install Automatix2 on my system and see the effects. I'm going to be updating this post continuously as it installs.

Install process log:


  1. Downloaded .deb from getautomatix.com
  2. Installed with GDebi
  3. Automatix2 started from Apps > System Tools > Automatix2
  4. About dialog opens, clicked OK
  5. Checked some software to install, including some that were config modifications
  6. Clicked Start
  7. A terminal window with ...


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