Category Archives: linux

(Solved) vnc4server on Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

Im posting this because I spent a lot of time trying multiple things to get vnc4server up and going on the Ubuntu 11.1 system. Most people suggest using x11vnc, which does work out of the box but does not support … Continue reading

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Eye-Candy for your Ubuntu installation

With a little bit of time and effort, you can make your Ubuntu installation look jazzier than any operating system installation. The new look is a refreshing change over the boring brown wallapapers that Ubuntu ships by default. So lets … Continue reading

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Windows installers for Linux distributions

Much talk has been happening about Wubi that is going to be a part of Ubuntu 8.04 – Hardy Heron. Wubi is a utility that allows installation of Ubuntu through Windows! What’s more? You can uninstall it using Add/Remove Programs … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 7.10 (Popular) Repository Guide

Here are some of the most popular applications used on Ubuntu, their repositories and installation… Google Picasa deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ testing non-free $wget https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub $apt-key add linux_signing_key.pub $apt-get update $apt-get install picasa Medibuntu deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ gutsy free non-free $wget -q http://packages.medibuntu.org/medibuntu-key.gpgContinue reading

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Install Skype 2.0 beta on Ubuntu Gutsy(7.10) AMD64

The best way get skype 2.0 on Ubuntu 7.10 with AMD64 is to download the source instead of the the debian file. Also note that you may need the libraries that I have mentioned here Download the static file from … Continue reading

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Install Skype on Ubuntu AMD 64

Installing Skype on Ubuntu 7.10 is not as easy if are running it on AMD 64… Here are the steps you need to follow: Install 32 libraries: sudo aptitude install lib32asound2 ia32-libs-gtk ia32-libs-kde Get the debian package for from the … Continue reading

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Ubuntu codename baptism!

Ever since Ubuntu released its first version, its been known for its strange and interesting choice of names! Ubuntu, in African means “humanity towards others” and what could be a better name for an opensource community project! The first version … Continue reading

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