Archive for the ‘intrepid ibex’ Tag


Just wondering if Amarok used to play .rm files on its own without any codecs manually downloaded and installed .With Hardy , I had trouble playing rm files with Amarok and it used to – in layman terms – STUCK. I will have to kill the app and re-launch for any mp3’s. But with Ibex , when I clicked an rm fileĀ  ( i had kept the file association .rm to be opened by some other player .. i guess totem) Amarok started playing it flawlessly. They added something ?


Fix for Linux kernel 2.6.27 regression in Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex)

After Yesterday (30th October 2008) Ubuntu 8.10 release a regression was discovered in Linux kernel version 2.6.27 packages.

Details about Linux kernel regression

Version 2.6.27 of the Linux kernel changed the order of options in TCP headers. While this change was RFC-compliant, it was found that some old routers and consumer DSL modems would not route traffic for these systems when TCP timestamps were enabled. As a workaround, TCP timestamps were disabled via sysctl.


The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 8.10:

linux-image-2.6.27-7-generic 2.6.27-7.15
linux-image-2.6.27-7-server 2.6.27-7.15
linux-image-2.6.27-7-virtual 2.6.27-7.15
procps 1:3.2.7-9ubuntu2.1

sudo aptitude update

sudo aptitude dist-upgrade

After a standard system upgrade you need to reboot your computer to effect the necessary changes.

Source : Ubuntu Geek