Hi i810-modesetting, goodbye 915resolution

One of new features of Ubuntu Feisty is that it’s included on universe the xserver-xorg-video-i810-modesetting driver, a replacement for xserver-xorg-video-i810.

With this driver we can reach native device resolutions, without need of 915resolution software.

I have a Dell Latitude with a 915GM video controller. And now i get 1280×800 resolution in my laptop.

Although this package is under development (it’s considered experimental), i have found no problems so far.

sudo insults

An interesting sudo feature is the ability to insult you when you type a wrong password. It has really funny phrases, see some of them:

  • I’ve seen penguins that can type better than that.
  • Maybe if you used more than just two fingers…

On Ubuntu, this feature comes disabled by default. To enable it, edit /etc/sudoers file and put “insults” word in the end of line “Defaults…”. That line will look like this:

Defaults !lecture,tty_tickets,!fqdn,insults

That’s it! Just run the sudo command and type a wrong password.

Improvements on Vino (GNOME Remote Access Desktop)

Recently i have made some patches to Vino – GNOME Desktop Remote Access. I think it is a very important piece of software in GNOME project, mainly in a enterprise environment.

Let’s consider them as my Christmas gift 🙂

Bug #326827

With this patch, Vino Preferences applet allows only one instance running. I’m using very fresh library gtkUnique to do the dirty job 🙂 – waiting approval to commit.

Bug #319798

Vino-preferences now shows the right display number. I’ve added d-bus capability on vino-server to do this job. – commited.

Bug #154467

This patch adds a notification area icon when there is somebody connected on your desktop. It allows you to disconnect any remote machines – or all of them. – commited.
Vino new notification area icon

Bug #387095

This patch shows a notification bubble in the new notification area icon – using libnotify – when a user connects. – waiting approval to commit.
Notification when a client connects

Merry Christmas!

Let’s remember the true reason of Christmas – the birth of Jesus Christ.