A Few Intrepid Fixes!

10 10 2008

Well, as I’ve said before I’m running Intrepid Ibex and there are a few bugs going on. I found a few bugs more, but luckily they can be fixed, at least until the big and shiny Final Release comes out!

Ok, first, remember cGmail?…well sadly it doesn’t play nice with Intrepid and doesn’t want to autostart with every session. But I found a rather easy workaround for this. Simply go to System>Preferences>Sessions and click “+Add” then on the pop-up windows that’ll show you just type:

Name: cGmail
Command: cgmailservice
Comment: Yay!!! cGmail works again!!!

And you’re good to go! It’s worth noting that if you just type “cgmail” on the command box, you’ll only get an instance of cGmail’s preferences at startup. It’s important to put “cgmailservice” (without quotes) on that box!

Another thing about Intrepid is that Compiz comes bundled with it…and I really don’t remember if it also did on hardy, but anyways, you’ll get all the Compiz goodness but no way to activate and modify plugins and effects…Have no fear! Just open up a Terminal (Applications>Accessories>Terminal) and type this in:

sudo apt-get install fusion-icon

And then add it to Sessions like you did with cGmail, but in the command box type:

fusion-icon

This way you’ll get a neat icon on your notification area that lets you modify effects and it’ll startup automatically on each session…cool huh?!

And last but not least! If you’re having Multimedia trouble like not being able to play DVDs or Mp3 files, just go to Synaptic and search & download:

“ubuntu-restricted-extras”, “libdvdread3”, and “libdvdcss2”.

Or optionally open up a Terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras libdvdread3 libdvdcss2

This is exactly the same thing you should do on Hardy too! Gladly it works like a charm here on Intrepid as well!

Well that’s it for today! I hope this helped someone out!

Have a nice weekend!

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