Schlagworte: lucid

29.04.10

Ubuntu Lucid has been released

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Link: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

Ubuntu Lucid is the next Long Term Support release after Ubuntu Hardy (which had been released in April 2008).

For my share, I've put more effort into the development and bug triaging process again.

By Daniel in Ubuntu04/29/10 English (US) Email

21.04.10

Miro has been fixed for Ubuntu Lucid

A very annoying bug has been fixed in Miro in time for Ubuntu Lucid.

After having contacted the upstream developers they have provided a patch for an annoying bug in xulrunner, which makes web gtk widgets ("inline websites" / IIRC) misbehave in Miro.

In the end it is just a shameless plug to make you get Miro - or update yours.

Available for a lot of operating systems, thanks to being built upon xulrunner.

By Daniel in Ubuntu2010-04-21 English (EU) Email

14.10.09

HAL configuration for Kingsis Peripherals Evoluent VerticalMouse 3

To configure my Kingsis Peripherals Evoluent VerticalMouse 3, I've added the following fdi (HAL configuration info) to /etc/hal/fdi/policy/evoluent-verticalmouse3.fdi:

XML:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<deviceinfo version="0.2">
  <device>
    <match key="info.capabilities" contains="input.mouse">
      <match key="input.product" string="Kingsis Peripherals  Evoluent VerticalMouse 3">
        <merge key="input.x11_driver" type="string">evdev</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.Emulate3Buttons" type="string">no</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.EmulateWheelButton" type="string">0</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.ZAxisMapping" type="string">4 5</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.ButtonMapping" type="string">1 2 2 4 5 6 7 3 8</merge>
      </match>
    </match>
  </device>
</deviceinfo>

The most important part (for me) here is ButtonMapping: by default only the wheelbutton triggers middle click, but since it's rather hard to press (and I use it often for pasting), I've mapped it to the middle button on the right side, too.
Also, the thumb button becomes "Back" (in browsers) and the lowest button on the right triggers the context menu.

Update: This was meant to included in Ubuntu Karmic (see bug 451729), but then got removed again (not everybody liked it).

Update^2: for udev (which is used solely since Ubuntu Lucid), I've transformed it into the following file (which you can store as /etc/udev/rules.d/90-local-xorg.rules):

Code:

ACTION!="add|change", GOTO="xorg_local_end"
KERNEL!="event*", GOTO="xorg_local_end"
 
ENV{ID_INPUT_MOUSE}!="1", GOTO="xorg_local_end"
ENV{ID_MODEL}!="Evoluent_VerticalMouse_3", GOTO="xorg_local_end"
 
ENV{x11_options.Emulate3Buttons}="no"
ENV{x11_options.EmulateWheelButton}="0"
ENV{x11_options.ZAxisMapping}="4 5"
ENV{x11_options.ButtonMapping}="1 2 2 4 5 6 7 3 8"
 
LABEL="xorg_local_end"

(see also https://wiki.kubuntu.org/X/InputConfiguration for more information)

Update^3: This is bugged in Ubuntu Lucid.

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