Pardon me, but I don’t find it “all kinds of sexy”. More details.
Installing Linux software through repositories is the safe bet. In respect with Ubuntu, there are many software in Intrepid Ibex which I feel is crap. For eg: the “Hardware Drivers” does not have drivers for older kernels. On the other hand, there are many software (like Brasero, Transmission,Totem,VLC etc.) in Hardy that needs update, which the Hardy repositories have not provided till now. To bridge these gaps, I would like to provide you all with the repositories of Hardy and Intrepid.
NOTE: Please think twice before installing software from other Ubuntu version repositories. It may screw up your installation
HARDY HERON REPOSITORIES:
I have provided the older ones and two updates, just in case for those people who will want to install the older versions of software.
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This could be a very useful post for people who search about and want the new Intrepid Ibex and its NewHuman theme. There are many clones of the theme available all over the internet in websites like gnome-look.org. However there is also a way to get the original theme through the repositories.
Let’s see how we can go about doing the same.
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Most of the how-to’s and fixes posted here, are generally my experiences and I post them on how I went about fixing it. This particular how-to was mentioned to me by my very good friend, Bharath, who had this annoying problem of the title bars of every window crashing and disappearing when Emerald is chosen as the decorator.
Generally, I’d recommend running
gtk-window-decorator --replace or
metacity --replace in terminal – that generally does reinitialize the window decorators. However for Bharath, this particular solution didn’t help and he kept facing the same problem
Ever since being introduced to Twitter by Preshit, I’ve been addicted to twitter. While I prefer tweeting via IM or Twitter’s homepage, Few of you would love to use a twitter client. Here’s a list of some twitter clients for Linux
Ubuntu Mobile is an Ubuntu edition that targets an exciting new class of computers called Mobile Internet Devices.
Ubuntu Mobile, based on the world’s most popular Linux distribution, and MID hardware from OEMs and ODMs, are redefining what can be done in mobile computing.
Ubuntu Mobile, a fully open source project, gives full Internet, with no compromise. Custom options may include licensed codecs and popular third-party applications.
The product of Canonical collaboration with Intel® and the open source community, Ubuntu Mobile is the software that makes it all possible.
Part 2 deals with installation of ATi drivers and visually enhancing that ubuntu
First of the Ati drivers
Ati have released catalyst 7.11 for Linux. Download this from their website. Next login as root in ubuntu. Then double click the downloaded file. You will get different options here choose to run the file. The next screen asks you if you want install the drivers or if you want to generate a package. Choose to install the drivers. Then after the installation one will have to manually change the drivers to fglrx. To do this open up a terminal and type
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
Go through this wizard and at the part where you have to select the drivers(vesa will be the default one) press the up arrow button and go up to select the fglrx drivers.
Continue the wizard and restart X-server by pressing ctrl+alt+backspace.
Now in gnome-look.org
Gutsy users can browse through metacity themes and download. Then under System->Preferences
select appearance and then select install theme.
Fiesty users need to download GTK 2.x themes.
Go to synaptic and search for gcursor. Install it. Restart X. Go to gnome-look.org. Download your favourite cursor theme. Open gcursor and select install theme and voila instant pimpin.
That’s about it for now. More tutorials soon!
Found this blog while surfing. Very useful!
These are some various linux/unix problems I’ve encountered over the years, but which I was not able to find a solution for online. Hopefully this will save you the trouble I had.
by Vidar Holen
Network interface (or anything else on the pci bus) says “SIOCSIFFLAGS: Resource temporarily unavailable”
No IRQ assigned to the device, check /proc/pci (irq says 0)
Enter the bios setup (F1 or Del on boot), disable the option ‘Plug n Play OS’.
This will make your bios set up IRQs for you.
USB mouse using /dev/psaux, the ps/2 mouse device.
Bios usb legacy support in action, probably because Linux didn’t probe for USB devices (which causes the bios to release control of them).
Compile the kernel with USB support, Input Core and USB HID.
USB mouse still doesn’t work on /dev/input/mice, but /dev/psaux, even when USB support is compiled in.
Legacy USB support again. You might not have compiled in support for your USB chipset (the UHCI parts in USB support).
Compile UHCI. If not working, try the alternate drivers.
Corey Burger continues in Part 2 of the 10 part series in The Fridge: Yesterday we kicked this whole thing off and took a look at Deskbar and Tracker. Today we turn our attention to X, the graphical subsystem of any Ubuntu (or Linux or Unix machine). As any existing Ubuntu user knows, not only do you need to configure X, but breakages can happen. Thankfully with Ubuntu 7.10, there comes a few new features to help out with these problems, including better auto detection and configuration, Bulletproof X and graphical X config, for those times when you really to play with something. But first, some explanations
So what is X?
X, or X windowing system, is “a networking and display protocol which provides windowing on bitmap displays”, according to Wikipedia. It is also the basis of 99% of the GUIs on Linux and Unix systems such as Ubuntu.
So what is this “autoconfiguration” stuff?
Thanks to the awesome work of all the X.org developers, Ubuntu 7.10 now is able to detect your video hardware and monitor better, meaning in most instances, everything should just work. But what about those times that it doesn’t?
So I can config this graphically, right?
With 7.10, yes! The new displayconfig-gtk, written primarily by Sebastien Heinlein and based off the KDE systemconfig work, allows you to easily change the resolution, add another monitor, change your driver and more. Take a peak:
Saving your broken X.conf with BulletProofX
Of course, not everything can always be roses and champagne. Sometimes things break, including X. Like most software, X reads off a configuration file to determine how to start up, including what monitor(s) and video card(s) you have. If this file gets corrupted, things can break, very very badly:
But hey, all is not doom and gloom any more. With 7.10, you are no longer given a useless and arcane error dialog, you are now shown displayconfig-gtk to allow you to fix that broken config and get back on your feet:
If you want to read a bit more, check out the X.org maintainer for Ubuntu, Bryce Harrington’s, article on BulletproofX
Tomorrow, it’s off to explore all the new shiny with Desktop Effects, as brought to you by Compiz Fusion. Until then!
If there’s a better system repair kit than the Gentoo-based SystemRescueCD Linux distribution, we haven’t seen it yet.
The new 0.4 version of SystemRescueCd was released on Oct. 4. This new edition focuses on disk partitioning, Vista support, and data rescue tasks. In the past, we’ve found SystemRescueCD to be the best of the best when it comes to repairing troubled systems. We see every reason to believe that this version will be even better.
This edition is built on top of a customized 32-bit Linux 2.6.22.09 kernel. This kernel is named rescuecd. It also includes built-in support for the Reiser4 file system.
There is also just enough of a 64-bit kernel, rescue64, to use chroot on a 64-bit Linux system. The chroot system call changes the root directory of the current process and all child processes to a given path. For repair purposes, it is used to boot into an unwise unbootable system.
If you’re a Windows user, don’t let the fact that this is a Linux-based repair tool keep you away. SystemRescueCD has long excelled at repairing Windows systems. With new support for the Vista “Offline NT Password & Registry Editor” and improved support for NTFS drives, SystemRescueCD is better than ever for what ails your Windows PCs.
Another major improvement is that you can now use PXE network booting. With PXE, you can boot a troubled PC remote over your LAN into SystemRescueCD. This is great, for example, for a help desk repairing systems scattered over an office or campus. To get this to work, the PCs will need to be set to use wake-on-LAN and network boot. That’s been a standard PC feature since 2001, but it usually must be made active in the BIOS before you can use it.
The distribution is also just easier to boot up, period. In the past, you often needed to manually set boot parameters for a successful boot-up. It wasn’t difficult, but it could be time-consuming. Now SystemRescueCD is much better at analyzing its hardware environment and automatically booting with the appropriate configuration and drivers.
Starting with the version before this one, 0.3.8, the distribution also added serial communication tools: minicom-2.2, an ANSI terminal program with ZModem support; gtkterm-0.99.5, another popular terminal program; and ckermit-8.0.211, a set of communication programs usually used for file transfers. These are invaluable for those times when you have no other way to get into a broken computer except through a serial port connection.
Sometimes there are upgrades that you can ignore. The improvements aren’t big enough or upgrading the program is too much trouble. But, then there are updates that are so important or add so much to a program, you must make the upgrade. SystemRescueCD is a must-upgrade for anyone who does computer repair work.
Source & Author: Steven J. Vaughan Nichols, DesktopLinux