Category Archives: Ubuntu

(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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Elisa – The Open Media Center

I’m not sure if too many people know about Elisa, quite frankly it is quite amazing that something as wonderful as Elisa is not in the limelight(as yet!). For a quick and brief introduction, Elisa is a sleek next generation … Continue reading

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Install picasa on hardy (Ubuntu 8.04)

Picasa for Linux is a boon and much more simpler than GIMP for simple image editing… However on hardy, the usual “apt-get install picasa” does not find the deb in the repositories. So to install Picasa, just get the deb … Continue reading

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Install Skype on Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) + configure sound

Here are a  quick set of steps to install skype on Ubuntu 8.04. Download skype static from here Execute the following commands at the terminal: $tar -xvf skype_static-2.0.0.68.tar.bz2 $mv /yourpath/skype_static-2.0.0.68 /usr/share/ $ mv skype_static-2.0.0.68/ skype $ cd skype/ $ cp … 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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