This is mainly for Bob if he hasn’t already seen it, but others might enjoy it too.

Celestia – It is the most awesome planeterium software ever. Particularly because of the addons you can get.


#1   Bob on 01.25.07 at 9:40 pm

Celestia is so cool, I keep trying it every few years (I think it used to have another name). Unfortunately my 3D drivers have been screwed in Ubuntu Edgy so can’t run it properly… I can’t believe that image is an actual screenshot! Wouldn’t the most awesome tool (o.k. mostly toy) be if Celestia and Google Earth were combined!

#2   Joel on 01.25.07 at 9:50 pm

Awww, that’s a shame. One day 3d drivers will just work in Linux, one day…

If there was a combined tool I think it’d be at least 70 tonnes of awesome (I wouldn’t put it past Google to eventually do such a thing, they’ve already done the moon)

#3   Bob on 01.26.07 at 3:51 pm

The thing is the drivers worked perfectly out of the box in Ubuntu Dapper! I’m just holding out for them working properly in the next release…

#4   Joel on 01.26.07 at 4:02 pm

Yeah me too!

Edgy is still screwy for me. The colour depth of the X server is all wrong on first startup… but if I kill X it’ll restart and everything is fine! Some other people upgrading from Dapper to Edgy got the same thing, but it hasn’t been fixed as far as I’m aware 🙁

Also, I was playing with Xgl and there is a STUPID bug where SHIFT-BACKSPACE kills X. This annoyed me no end so have gone back to regular ol’ xorg.

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