Progress on Debian Bugs
Peter Saisanas left an update on Debian's PowerPC mailing list reporting that a patch has been created to fix a bug that broke nouveau modesetting for Nvidia GPU users (bug applies to kernels > 3.18.16). The patch hasn't been made official yet, but you can view the original bug report here.
Clementine and xfburn had nasty PowerPC bugs, or perhaps just 32-bit bugs, that have now been fixed. The fixed xfburn is in Testing and the fixed Clementine as of now is in Sid. So if you haven't gotten Clementine to play files and wanted to enjoy its Spotify, Last.fm, or Soundcloud plugins, now's your chance.
In Iceweasel news, the bookmark folder bug and customization bug are fixed in version 41.0.1 in Experimental. So now Iceweasel appears back to its normal, healthy self.
Also, there's an r128 patch in this report that I haven't gotten around to testing. It fixes some breakage in the Stretch version of the driver, so Rage 128 users may want to check it out.
I suppose it wouldn't be a Debian bug reporting party if there weren't some unacknowledged bugs, and on the front I left two kernel bug reports (an appletouch trackpad bug and an Apple Motion Sensor bug). They haven't even been tagged, though the appletouch bug might have been fixed—I'm having trouble reproducing it. Possibly related: the appletouch trackpad driver performs much smoother with the latest kernel update in Sid.
Finally, if anyone wants to test the new pbbuttonsd in Experimental, see if you can duplicate this bug report. The suggested fix didn't work for me.
And if you want to literally shoot bugs, there's always MacBugs!
Published on Saturday, October 10, 2015