Posts Tagged ‘Ubuntu 10.04’

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Import Missing Launchpad PPA GPG Keys Automatically in Ubuntu

Import Missing Launchpad PPA GPG Keys Automatically in Ubuntu

Quite often when you add a PPA when the Ubuntu keyserver is down, the key is doesn’t get added. It can be quite annoying to search for and manually import the GPG keys for various PPAs. When you don’t have the appropriate GPG imported, in most cases you can’t update and when you run...

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How To Easily Share Your Wired or Wireless Connection in Ubuntu 11.04

How To Easily Share Your Wired or Wireless Connection in Ubuntu 11.04

This is applicable to most recent versions of Ubuntu like Ubuntu 11.04, 10.10, 10.04 etc.  A time may come in every computer’s  life when he / she has to share his / her internet connection  with another computer. I am not saying that one does this for fun, but you never know what life...

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Easily Backup Network Share for Windows 7 in Linux (Ubuntu)

Easily Backup Network Share for Windows 7 in Linux (Ubuntu)

While there are plenty of programs and options out there that let you backup data across different platforms like Bacula, BackupPc etc. Their setup is usually far too cumbersome for a regular user. I use my *nix box for my backup tasks. But I have a Windows 7 PC which has all the raw...

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Solution to “There seems to be a programming error in aptdaemon”

Solution to “There seems to be a programming error in aptdaemon”

If you are trying to apply the updates in Ubuntu (11.04 Natty Narwhal in this case) and you get error message telling you that “An unhandlable error occured” There seems to be a programming error in aptdaemon, the software that allows you to install/remove software and to perform other package management related tasks. If...

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Update / install Virtualbox 4.0.8 on Ubuntu 11.04 or 10.10

Update / install Virtualbox 4.0.8 on Ubuntu 11.04 or 10.10

VirtualBox 4.0.8 was released on May 16, 2011. If you are still stuck with old version of VirtualBox or if you want to install it for the first time, I would suggest you upgrade or install the latest version by adding the Virtual box repository. VirtualBox 4.0.8 comes with some critical fixes, especially for...

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How to Change Default Grub Theme or Splash Image in Ubuntu 11.04 and 10.10

How to Change Default Grub Theme or Splash Image in Ubuntu 11.04 and 10.10

Ubuntu 11.04, Natty Narwhal and its predecessors Ubuntu 10.10, Lucid Lynx (10.04 LTS)  etc use Grub2 and it is possible to change the grub theme from its drab black and white to something more refreshing. The instructions for doing so are included below. In addition you can also change the resolution of the Grub...

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Change Default Boot Order for Grub 2 in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty or 10.10, 10.04 etc

Change Default Boot Order for Grub 2 in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty or 10.10, 10.04 etc

Ubuntus 9.10, 10.04, 10.10, 11.04 etc. use Grub2 so if your are using any of these versions of Linux then this trick should work for you. This post discusses the standard command line approach as well as GUI approach, discussed at the end of this post. With Grub 2 you can no longer edit...

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Remote Desktop Connection to Windows 7 PC from Ubuntu 11.04 Natty or 10.10 or 10.04

Remote Desktop Connection to Windows 7 PC from Ubuntu 11.04 Natty or 10.10 or 10.04

You can connect to a Windows 7 or any windows machine  from your Linux Box (Ubuntu, Fedora etc.) with a built in RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) server capability. One has to be running at least a Professional version (Ultimate and Media Center versions are fine too) of windows. Enable Remote desktop connection capability on...

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How to Install / Update Linux Driver for HP Printers / Scanners

How to Install / Update Linux Driver for HP Printers / Scanners

Most *nix distros support HP printers via HPLIP (HP Linux Imaging and Printing). However, if you buy a recent printer or scanner model, it is quite likely that the default version of HPLIP won’t support your device. This happened to me when I connected my new HP LaserJet 1536dnf MFP, a multifunction printer, Ubuntu...

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Install Firefox 4 in Ubuntu 10.10

Install Firefox 4 in Ubuntu 10.10

Ubuntu won’t update the default Firefox installation on its own, so we need to tell it to update to the latest Firefox 4. Firefox 4 absolutely rocks, you can upgrade to it by following these commands in a terminal. First we add the Firefox stable repository and then update, followed by upgrade, remember the...

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Install or Update Virtualbox 4.0 on Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10

Install or Update Virtualbox 4.0 on Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10

VirtualBox 4.0 was released on December 22, 2010. If you are still stuck with old version of VirtualBox or if yor are going to install it for the first time, I would suggest you upgrade or install the latest version as per your case. VirtualBox 4.0 comes with a bunch of new features which...

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Make Ubuntu 10.10 Look Like Snow Leopard in One Step!

Make Ubuntu 10.10 Look Like Snow Leopard in One Step!

We had tried earlier to mimic the look and feel of Mac OS (Snow Leopard) for Ubuntu 10.10 and 10.04, but with only limited success. The process was not only cumbersome, the final product wasn’t as perfect as you would like it to be. Things have changed and changed for good, with the advent...

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Replacement for Basic Gnome Menu in Ubuntu – Mint Menu

Replacement for Basic Gnome Menu in Ubuntu – Mint Menu

Lets be frank, default menu that ships with Gnome, to put it mildly, isn’t that good. Mint Menu that ships with Mint Linux is a very workable and far more useful Menu. The good part is that you don’t need to switch to Mint Linux to use it. You can install and use it...

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Remote Desktop Connection to Ubuntu from Windows 7 / MacOS / iPhone

Remote Desktop Connection to Ubuntu from Windows 7 / MacOS / iPhone

Remote desktop viewing and controlling capability is built in most Linux systems. In Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick or any older version (10.04, 9.10 etc.) via vino-server. You can enable remote desktop viewing and control capability by going to System > Preferences > Remote Desktop In the preferences box tick the appropriate options. It is strongly...

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Monitor or Change CPU Frequency / Speed in Ubuntu

Monitor or Change CPU Frequency / Speed in Ubuntu

Want to run in power saving mode or if you want to have Ubuntu scale your CPU frequency as per the demand or if you want it to run at full capacity at all times! You can achieve all this by using the CPU Frequency Scaling Monitor. You can add it to the Top...

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Transfer Installed Applications to Fresh Ubuntu Installation

Transfer Installed Applications to Fresh Ubuntu Installation

If you bought a new hard drive and want to do a fresh install or need to install same set of packages on several machines, then installing all the packages one by one can be a big hassle if you try installing them manually. Transferring already installed packages from the current computer to a...

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Uninstall Grub (Replace Grub with Windows 7 Boot Loader)

Uninstall Grub (Replace Grub with Windows 7 Boot Loader)

There are times when you would need to get rid of Grub boot loader and replace it with the standard Windows boot loader, this might be necessary if you want to remove Ubuntu or any other Linux partition from your machine. Deleting Linux partitions is not enough, and you must remove Grub too. Here...

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Change GDM Background / Theme in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick

Change GDM Background / Theme in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick

Earlier I talked about changing the Grub theme. Ubuntu Tweak lets you change the GDM theme as well for Ubuntu 10.10 or 10.04 without any terminal hacking. Install Ubuntu Tweak by doing this sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak Launch Ubuntu Tweak, browse to Login Settings and click the Unlock...

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“no new release found” While Upgrading from Lucid Lynx

“no new release found” While Upgrading from Lucid Lynx

If you are not able to see the new release available option in your update-manager while trying to upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx to Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat or if the command sudo do-release-upgrade returns the “no new release found” result. The you can force the upgrade by using the following command sudo...

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Enable Encrypted DVD Playback in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Enable Encrypted DVD Playback in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Ubuntu doesn’t support the playback of encrypted DVDs and you need to apply the following steps to achieve this. It should work on both Maverick Meerkat as well as Lucid Lynx To play DVDs, you also need to install libdvdcss by opening a terminal and entering the following in addition to installing the restricted...

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