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 Karmic Koala

  • October 29th, 2009
  • 9:50 pm

Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) is out, so I decided to upgrade. The upgrade process itself went fine, but it seems there were some other changes to the system, which affected me.

I'm running on a MacBook Pro Santa Rosa with 4 GB mem, which means that if I use the standard 32 bit kernel, I cannot use all of the memory. That's not really a problem, I just recompile the kernel to support PAE.
However, I also use XMonad (because it's the best window manager available), and previously I launched it from ~/.xsession. However, the new version of GDM doesn't support that anymore, so now you have to drop a file in /usr/share/xsessions/xmonad.desktop - mine contains this:

  1. [Desktop Entry]
  2. Encoding=UTF-8
  3. Name=xmonad
  4. Comment=xmonad
  5. Exec=/pack/haskell/bin/
  6. Type=Application

Other than that, simply follow this little guide to make the keyboard and touchpad work properly.

10 People had this to say...


in /usr/share/xsessions/xmonad.desktop – mine contains this:


what u said is totally right in fact.


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Written simply and tastefully. It’s pleasant to read. Thank u.

  • Design
  • January 14th, 2013
  • 12:20 pm

It is always refreshing to read posts of other forums and learn something from them.


i enjoy you pointing this out due to the fact I have never ever viewed like like this.


Very nice overview. Thank you for your contributions >:) to Ubuntu. A few Applications I didn’t know about in there. like Gloobus and Gnome-do.


I would have enjoyed it more, if it was in english some other language. one of my friend knew which language this blog was written in then he explained me and i liked it.


I like Ubuntu. It’s the best product what I’ve ever used

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