Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex
Last week a new version was released of Ubuntu, 8.10 aka Intrepid Ibex. It’s already installed on my laptop and it’s looking nice!
The installer still doesn’t support LVM. To be able to install Ubuntu on my LVM partitions I had to follow the steps described in one of my previous posts.
Previously I installed the i386 bit version of distributions on my laptop although it is a x86_64 system. But this time I went for the amd64 version.
You can check if you really have a 64bit processor by checking if there is a “lm” flag for your processor:
$ cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep lm
Using the 64bit version gave some problems, but they are all fixed now:
The lightning plugin you can download from the add-ons site of thunderbird is the i386 version which doesn’t work with a x86_64 thunderbird. Ubuntu provides a lightning package but this contains some old version. Luckily you can find the x86_64 xpi here: http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/calendar/lightning/releases/0.9/contrib/linux-x86_64/
The sun javaws isn’t available for x86_64. The openJDK version is available but not all java applications work with that Java WebStart. You can manually install the i386 version of sun-java6-bin:
sudo apt-get install ia32-sun-java6-bin
You can now find the working javaws in following directory: /usr/lib/jvm/ia32-java-6-sun-22.214.171.124/bin/javaws
BTW … Fedora 10 will be released in 18 days