Category Archives: Ubuntu
- Grab the Alpha build from here
- Extract the archive, install the dependency libglut3
- Run 32bit or 64bit executable from the game folder
With Ubuntu 11.10 requiring a slick, ‘consumer orientated’ login experience that better matches the rest of Ubuntu, the decision to switch to ‘LightDM’ proved the ideal solution.
LightDM is promoted as fast, small, well documented, is easily themable and has ‘great accessibility’. A 3D-based interface will greet those with capable hardware, with a 2D version being used fallback where not supported.
The advantages of using LightDM instead GDM are according to launchpad blueprint:
- – Faster – the greeter doesn’t require an entire GNOME session to run
- – More flexible – multiple greeters are supported through a well defined interface. This allows Ubuntu derivatives to use the same display manager (e.g. Kubuntu, Lubuntu etc).
- – Simpler codebase – similar feature set in ~5,000 lines of code compared to 50,000 in GDM
- – Supports more usecases – first class support for XDMCP and multihead.
Note: this blueprint is marked with a “low priority” tag on launchpad so it may not end up landing in 11.04.
If you are using Ubuntu (Lucid or Maverick) you can install it from a PPA:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:robert-ancell/lightdm
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install lightdm lightdm-theme-webkit lightdm-theme-gnome
You can test lightdm by running it in a window:
$ sudo apt-get install xserver-xephyr
Create the file lightdm.conf:
$ lightdm --test-mode -c lightdm.conf
It had not worked for me though, I wonder why. It might not work for those who have graphic card issues with GNOME 3.
Lately I upgraded Ubuntu from 10.10 to 11.04. It was great with a nice login background. After logging in, I found the graphics was an issue. Either the driver or the laptop was not supportive. The Laptop config is a 64 BIT, 4 GB RAM, ATI 9488 card.
Finally logged in with Ubuntu Classic, which barely gave me any designer views. Playing around with it quite a bit, I removed the entire desktop gui, landed with the terminal login.
Once you login enter gnome-terminal, then you will be taken to the terminal screen with the file menu. The advantage of this is that you could open up different terminals, the disadvantage is that, you cannot see the previous terminal when a new one is open.
Enter the following lines
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
Once this is done sudo reboot, should bring you back to the login window. Selecting the required username does not bring you the list ubuntu/unit2d etc. Those are all gone, when you remove the desktop-gui. This will keep you on the 11.04 update without graphics issue, and the theme of 10.10.
Some of the issues I had after going through the above was, the task bar was missing.
Add it to the startups by
Click the Add button and enter gnome-panel in the command line
Enter a name and description, just to keep you updated and reboot/logout and login.
Everything should go fine.