So, it appears that Spotify haven’t gotten around to releasing their latest client for Linux unless you’re running Ubuntu (or Debian?).
So, I had a quick look at the contents of the .deb files and determined that it should be easy enough to get it to work in Fedora.
I had a quick go, and got it working, and wrote a script.
So here is that script for everyone, all it basically does is extracts the .deb files, then unpacks the tar files into the correct places.
You have to run this as root, or run it via sudo as it unpacks files into places only root can venture, such as /usr/bin and /usr/share.
Take a look at the comments in the script before running it.
Let me know if you have any problems and I’ll take a look, but no promises.
The Fedora project has recently revamped its default startpage for Firefox ( http://start.fedoraproject.org/ )
This is how it used to look:
and this is how it looks now:
This is a massive improvement over the old style. Good work Fedora Project.
Not long until Fedora and Ubuntu release their distress with Wayland instead of X.
I’m looking forward to it but my worry is with drivers. I like to use the proprietary drivers for the performance gains as I sometimes play 3D games and use 3D effects on the desktop.
Anyone else interested in Wayland and what it will bring?
I’ve just downloaded and done a quick try out of Fedora 10. Its a Beta, so I wasn’t expecting much from it, however, for a Beta, it hangs together pretty well. I’m really looking forward to when it is released.
At the moment I’m running Fedora 8 and my upgrade path is going to be to Fedora 10.
You can download Fedora 10 for yourselves from these locations:
Now the Live iso above is what I’ve used in the following videos to install from, but the netinstall iso is only 130MB so if you want to do an install and you have a fairly fast internet connection, I’d grab that and install from it.
See videos for preview of basic features in Fedora 10, sorry about the poor quality:
Well, the names were submitted, the votes were counted and the winner has now been announced.
The possible contenders were:
* Whiskey Run
Picked a favourite?
You can now refer to Fedora 10 as…….
The other possbile candidates and their actual votes are below.
1. Cambridge 1547
2. Nile 1503
3. Farnsworth 1435
4. Water 1408
5. Nitrate 1295
6. Whiskey Run 1281
7. Mississippi 1145
8. Saltpetre 1076
9. Terror 953
I recently built my PC, apologies to anyone who was waiting for a guide, I couldn’t wait to get stuck in and I only had a couple of hours due to going out the evening. I still need to tidy up the cables etc inside, never the less, its up and working with no problems at installation.
Anyway, thats not why I’m posting this, I’m posting this to announce I’m playing this game, and not in Windows, in Linux.
I bought this game assuming that I’d have to play it in my Windows XP installation, after a curious google search I found that there was a Linux client available, what the heck I thought, considering the previous Doom 3 client I’d tried worked pretty well.
So, I downloaded the Linux client from their website and ran the installer, a few minutes later I was up and running. Graphics onto full, didn’t notice any real slow down of the game. I did find that it wouldn’t work online for some strange reason, but as it was a new game I was playing against the computer to practise anyway.
The latest update has resolved the playing online issue, anyway. Game play is great, I’m not great at the moment, still learning the ropes but so far so good.
Nice move Splash Damage, thanks for supporting other then Windows Users :)