[sclug] using Xgl and Beryl

James Wyper jrwyper at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Oct 26 12:33:02 UTC 2006

>----- Original Message ----
>From: John Stumbles 
>To: sclug <sclug at sclug.org.uk>
>Sent: Thursday, 26 October, 2006 12:19:33 PM
>Subject: Re: [sclug] using Xgl and Beryl
>Sapan Ganguly wrote:
>> You should try out Automatix2.
>> http://getautomatix.com/wiki/index.php?title=Installation
>What does it do? It looks (as best I can see from their vile 
>red-on-black colour scheme :-) to be Yet Another graphical package 
>installer like [s|k]ynaptic etc. Am I missing something subtle?

It doesn't install the full range of ubuntu-packeged software in the same way that synaptic or whatever does.  Instead it sets up a new file of repositories and uses that to ** easily ** install things that can't be apt-got in plain ubuntu, such as Java, Flash, Windows codecs, Google Earth etc due to licensing and / or patent issues.  After it has run it should then restore your original /etc/apt/sources.lst.

It doesn't do anything you couldn't do yourself with a bit of legwork and a lot of googling; but it does make it (dramatically) faster.

If you've ever used Mandr[ake|iva] and discovered plf (plf.zarb.org); this is very similar.


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